Stinger-free Swimming

Cairns Esplanade, Boardwalk & Lagoon Clean, safe swimming in the centre of town.

Crystal Cascades Freshwater swimming holes beloved by locals.

Aussie Drifterz Tubing through tree tunnels at Behana Gorge.

Sugarworld Splash down water slides or cool off in the pools.

Nature Walks

Mt Whitfield Conservation Park Walking Tracks Forest paths lead to bird's-eye views of the city and sea.

Mangrove Boardwalk Mud-free moseys into the scintillating swamps of Cairns.

Cairns Botanic Gardens Amble along the trails or join a guided walk through tropical greenery.

Cairns Adventure Park Bushwalks and birdwatching with local experts.

The Great Barrier Reef

Reef Teach Learn all there is to know about the reef (and how to respect it).

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions The Far North's best dive liveaboards run by an award-winning local.

Falla Reef Trips Sail in style on an outer-reef-bound pearl lugger.

Reef Magic Family friendly day trips that suit everyone from snorkellers to the water-shy.

High-Adrenalin Adventures

Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome Test your nerve on the ziplines, swings and climbs above Cairns' casino.

AJ Hackett Bungy & Minjin Plummet or swing through the rainforest at collywobbles-inducing speeds.

Flyboard Cairns Strap on a jetpack and soar above the seas.

Rapid Boarders Rafting atop rapids is a buzz, but boarding through them is next-level thrill-seeking.

Behana Canyoning Ziplining, cliff jumping and canyoning in beautiful Behana Gorge.