Things To Do

Our Cairns Coast Holidays team can arrange tours, airport transfers, limousine hire, car hire and much more – prior to and during your stay. Give us a call to discuss anytime on 07 4034 5060

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Tour Bookings

With an abundance of activities on offer in our wonderful part of Queensland, you can be sure that Cairns has whatever you are looking for. Whether it be an Outer Reef adventure, island adventure, bungy jumping, skydiving, white water rafting, or a more relaxing approach with a walk through the rainforest or a day spa visit, our team can assist with bookings and recommendations.

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Daintree Rainforest

Spanning a massive approx. 12,000 square kilometres from Townsville to Cooktown – the Daintree has been a World Heritage-listed site since 1988. Largely wet tropical rainforest (an area equivalent to about the size of Sydney), the Daintree’s World Heritage status is in place to protect the rare and threatened plant and animal species which inhabit it – the highest number of anywhere in the world.

Great Barrier Reef

Whether it’s an Island adventure or an Outer Barrier Reef adventure on your wish list, there are many options available to choose from. Boat transfers depart from either Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal or Port Douglas Marina.

Spend the day snorkelling, diving and enjoying the abundance of marine life including an array of fish and corals in the magical wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Kuranda Village

Kuranda Village is surrounded by World Heritage-listed rainforest. Self-drive, take the Skyrail Cableway or Kuranda Tourist Train for a memorable day trip. Kuranda’s cool, tropical climate makes it ideal for rainforest walks along the Barron River, or around the village itself. Visit a gallery with local Aboriginal art, be immersed in a cloud of colourful butterflies, listen to a joyous bird chorus, or cuddle a koala.

Atherton Tablelands

A beautiful, scenic and unspoilt undulating tableland between 500 and 1000 metres above the Great Barrier Reef, the Atherton Tablelands is perfect for self-driving tours and will not disappoint.

Explore ancient World Heritage-listed wet tropical rainforest, volcanic lakes, waterfall circuits, Mareeba Wetlands, national parks, and an abundance and diversity of flora and fauna including tree kangaroos, platypus, brolga, rock wallabies, kangaroo, bandicoot, quolls, birdlife and more.

The region also hosts a number of antique and arts and craft shops, as well as art studios and galleries. You can spend hours driving around exploring this fascinating region.

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Markets

Cairns Esplanade Markets - Saturdays | Stalls include: local contemporary jewellery, leatherwork, pottery, clothes & skincare.

Tanks Markets - Last Sunday of the month (April to November) | Stalls include: local art, craft, produce, vintage clothing, collectables, natural health products & treatments.

Palm Cove Markets - 1st Sunday of each month | Stalls include: handmade products, wellness & food.

Rusty’s Markets - Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays | Stalls include: exotic fruit, vegetables, flowers, fresh bread, dairy, seafood, international food & beverages stalls, bric-a-brac, clothing, jewellery, coffee, chocolate.

Golf Courses

Port Douglas and Cairns golf courses are some of the most beautiful in Australia, so if a golfing holiday is your idea of a perfect getaway, you won’t be disappointed with a trip to the Far North.

Half Moon Bay Golf Course, Yorkeys Knob

Cairns Golf Club, Cairns

Mirage Country Club,  Port Douglas

Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course, Port Douglas

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Fishing

Cairns offers plenty of fishing options from catching Barramundi in the creek, to open water fishing on the Great Barrier Reef for Coral Trout. Fishing charters available for everyone from beginners to experienced anglers.

If you find yourself out around this area from July through to September, you can hunt for one of Cairns’ most iconic and world-famous fish species; the Black Marlin. The area around Fitzroy Island is well known as a juvenile Black Marlin hot spot. Commonly found between 10 and 20kg, these are an awesome sport fish.

The Cairns region and the fishing grounds from Trinity Inlet to Fitzroy Island offer plenty to both the local and travelling fish, making it an ideal fishing ground. Come and experience one of Queensland’s best fishing destinations.

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