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Cairns is the adventure capital of Tropical North Queensland. Sure, you can visit the reef and rainforest, but why not do it with a hit of adrenalin! Raft the gorges of ancient tropical rainforests, parasail over the glistening waters of the Coral Sea, bungy jump through the canopy to a tropical pool or try canopy surfing for something completely different. We can package together a variety of adventure activities for the ultimate adrenalin pumping holiday. Inquire with us today.

*1 & 1/2 Day Cape York Tour


Rates from: $1600

Wanting to see the best of Cape York and stay for one night but back around lunch time the following day? Well this is the only tour that will meet your needs.

A scenic flight both ways, with a 4WD tour to the famous tip of Australia, accommodation, dinner and breakfast are all included.

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*1 Day Cape York (DAS)


Rates from: $1599

There is only one Cape York 'Day' Tour which is fantastic for those with limited time. This is a very unique tour which involves flying to the Cape in a small charter plane that flies at low altitude providing you with excellent scenic photography opportunities. The day allows up to 5 hours on land in the cape region, this time is maximised with a 4WD tour taking you to the famous location for you to be photographed at 'the tip' of Cape York. The price includes return scenic flights, a guide for the day, full commentary and lunch is provided.

A minimum of 6 passengers are required to ensure a departure.

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*NEW TOUR 2020 (SOF) 6 Night Luxury Dive Trip - Yongala & Coral Sea Expedition


Rates from: $4045

NEW TOUR 2020 - YONGALA EXPEDITION (6 nights)

Departs 3rd November 2020 (returns 9th November 2020)

Join our luxury vessel for a rare opportunity to scuba dive and explore the offshore Coral Sea Reef and Australia's largest shipwreck, the SS Yongala. The SS Yongala is one of the most exhilarating wreck dive sites in the world and Australia.  This site is renowned for its incredible diversity and abundance of marine life.

A first for Spirit of Freedom, this expedition itinerary is only suitable for experienced divers, as we will visit some of the lesser dived sites amongst the most Easterly parts of the Coral Sea, far beyond the outer reefs of the Great Barrier Reef.  With only one departure in 2020, book now to secure your spot to explore the pristine coral reef systems of Flinders and Holmes on this exploratory voyage with the opportunity to do up to 25 dives!

*Please note this trip starts in Townsville and ends in Cairns.  Contact us for pre and post accommodation.

 

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*NEW TOUR 2020 (SOF) 7 Night Luxury Scuba Dive Trip - Far Eastern Reefs Exploratory Trip


Rates from: $4375

NEW TOUR 2020 - FAR EASTERN REEFS EXPLORATORY TRIP (7 nights)

Departs 23rd November 2020 (returns 30th November 2020)

Join our luxury vessel for a rare opportunity to explore beyond the continental shelf that harbours the Great Barrier Reef, and scuba dive the isolated reef systems of Australia's Coral Sea. 

Covering over 1 million square kilometres and three times the size of the Great Barrier Reef, the region is scattered with spectacular corals and in an undersea world of ancient mountains, rising thousands of metres from the ocean floor.  

This exploratory itinerary is a first for Spirit of Freedom, as we travel 400km off-shore to the spectacular and pristine coral reef systems of Flinder and Lihou.  With only one departure in 2020, book now to secure your spot on this amazing trip of a lifetime departing , with an opportunity to do up to 27 dives!

 

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Adventure North - 2 Day Cooktown Explorer


Rates from: $549

THIS TOUR IS FINISHED FOR THE 2019 SEASON - WILL START AGAIN IN MAY 2020

Travel from Cairns to Cooktown on this 2 Day / 1 Night Cooktown Explorer 4WD Tour. Travel along one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. Your journey will then continue on the 4WD only Bloomfield track and witness some of the most incredible scenery and rugged terrain. Guided Cooktown tour, Grassy Hill lookout and overnight accommodation is included.  The second day you will visit Cooktown Cemetery, James Cook Museum and Cooktown Botanic Gardens.  Travelling back to Cairns via the Mulligan Highway with outback scenery, Black Mountain, Byerstown Range and the Palmer River Roadhouse.

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AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping and Giant Jungle Swing


Rates from: $99

AJ Hackett Cairns is the only bungy tower in the whole of Australia! The tower stands at 50 metres tall and there are 16 different jump styles to choose from. It features a pond below for water touches, waterfalls and Australian wildlife such as snakes, goannas and native birds and the tower provides amazing views over the rainforest and Northern Beaches.

Hackett also have the Giant Jungle Swing which is a multi-person swing for 1-3 people to experience extreme speed and acceleration from 45 metres high into the rainforest canopy and reaching speeds up to 120km/h! The AJ Hackett Site is in a beautiful rainforest setting about 20 minutes north of Cairns city. Free bus transfers are available and there are many different packages to choose from.

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Bad Fishy - Jet Boat Adventure


Rates from: $70.95

Enjoy the thrill of this 35 minute jet boat ride with Bad Fishy. Feel your adrenalin pumping with the funky onboard music as your speedy Tropical Twist Ride spins and slides and as you take in the beautiful sights of the mountains and waterways of the Trinity Inlet. Make sure you wear swimmers or bring a change of clothes as part of the fun is getting wet!

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Behana Canyoning


Rates from: $184

Known as the adventure tour of the Behana Gorge waterfalls, not for the faint hearted and requires a reasonable level of physical fitness. Behana Gorge is a 45 minute drive from Cairns, and is one of Cairns best kept secrets!  This tour includes nature walks, abseiling, waterfall swimming and leaping from high rocks into safe deep waters below.  Travelling with a maximum of 8 passengers - ensures a wonderful small group adventure!

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Blazing Saddles - Combo Package - Horse Ride and Quad Bike Tour


Rates from: $220

Blazing Saddles Adventures is on a working cane farm and the property boasts an 18 acre billabong. Blazing Saddles is located only 10-15 minutes north of Cairns and is the closest Horse Riding and Quad Bike tour from the city. A Quad Bike is a four wheeled motor bike, also called an ATV which stands for All Terrain Vehicle. All tuition is provided so no experieince necesssary and no license is required.  


Our horse ride tour trails are perfect for absolute beginner riders through to the more experienced rider. We hand pick your horse for your particular skill level, provide you with a safety and introductory riding lesson and then split groups into skill levels so as to ensure you have a safe and fun horse riding experience.

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Blazing Saddles - Horse Riding Adventure


Rates from: $135

Blazing Saddles Adventures is on a working cane farm and the property boasts an 18 acre billabong. Blazing Saddles is located only 10-15 minutes north of Cairns and is the closest Horse Riding tour from the city.  What better way to experience the Aussie bush, rainforest and spectacular views than on horseback with Blazing Saddles.  Our Horse-riding tour offers a safe, relaxing way to meander through rainforest pockets, mangrove wetland, sugarcane fields and native bush! With a stable of horses to suit all ages and levels, this is a perfect family adventure.

 

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Blazing Saddles - Quad Bike Tours (ATV - All Terrain Vehicles)


Rates from: $145

Blazing Saddles Adventures is on a working cane farm and the property boasts an 18 acre billabong. Blazing Saddles is located only 10-15 minutes north of Cairns and is the closest Quad Bike tour from the city. A Quad Bike is a four wheeled motor bike, also called an ATV which stands for All Terrain Vehicle.  All tuition is provided so no experience necesssary and no license is required.  There is a variety of departure times available and return bus transfers are included, or you are welcome to self drive to the property.  

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Bungy Jump & Skydive Package


Rates from: $428

The ultimate adrenalin rush!  This package combines the activities of skydiving and bungy jumping.  Skydive from a height 15,000ft and reaching speeds of up to 220km/hr, you will rocket straight down for up to 60 seconds for a heart-stopping, life-changing freefall! Get ready to open yourself to a whole new meaning of adrenaline.  The AJ Hackett Bungy Site is a 50 metre tall tower in a beautiful rainforest setting about 20 minutes north of Cairns city. Free bus transfers are available for both activities from Cairns hotels.

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Cairns Canyoning


Rates from: $184

The only canyoning crew in Cairns and all done in a half day with morning or afternoon tours on offer.  Cairns is reknown for its beautiful rainforests, waterfalls and amazing rock escarpments. Combining all these lovely natural features and adding in some adventure you can enjoy abseiling and zip lining at a great location close to the city.

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Cairns Hiking Experience (FNQ Nature Tours)


Rates from: $275

Experience the only true guided hiking tour in Cairns!  With less time travelling in the vehicle and more time trekking - you will get to hike through the beautiful Lamb Range track with scenery consisting of open woodland, giant gum trees and savanna habitat.  Travelling with a very small group of like-minded people, you will enjoy this 10 kilometre hike which ends with a visit to Davies Creek for a well earned refreshing swim!  Snacks, fruit, lunch, sunscreen and insect repellent are provided - you just need to bring a day pack to carry a large bottle of water, camera, swimmers and towel and your sense of adventure!

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Cairns Segway Tours


Rates from: $89

The next generation of the ultra fun segway is in Cairns......here for your pleasure and fun. See the local sights of Cairns in a most unique and interesting way for 1.5 hours in the morning or late in the afternoon.

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Daintree and Cape Tribulation Start At Mid Day


Rates from: $375

Travel in the smallest group size with FNQ Nature Tours to the "Oldest Rainforest on Earth", with the only company offering the longest walk on this style of tour which is 4.5 kilometres.  Travelling with a maximum of only 7 passenghers (min 2 required for tour to operate).  This nature walk will increase your chance of seeing wildlife in their native environment. The owner/operator is passionate about what they offer and have been recognised by Tourism Queensland and Australian Wildlife Journeys for their efforts to improve the quality of wildlife interactions for guests on their tour.

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ER Cairns Motorcycle Hire and Tours


Rates from: $140

A local motorcycle company offering a large range options from chauffeured rides, self drive tours, trail bike hire & tours and straight Harley bike hire.

Riders and passengers must wear eye protection, enclosed shoes, long trousers and sunscreen.

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Exclusive Air Tours - Scenic Flights - High Wing Aircraft


Rates from: $219

Offering scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef inclusive of Green Island, Port Douglas and the coastline between Cairns and Port Douglas.  Operating daily departures (weather permitting), this company specialises in  absolute 'exclusivity', if only 2 people book then you are the only 2 in the aircraft. This can not be guaranteed with any other fixed wing or helicopter company. Thus ensuring you get excellent views with a guaranteed window seat and personalised attention.  Choose from the 45 minute Reef  & Heart Flight or the 60 minute Reef and Rainforest Flight, or the 80 minute Reef, Rainforest and Cape Tribulation flight. All options include courtesy bus transfers from Cairns and in-flight pilot commentary.  Private aircraft charters are also available.

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Foaming Fury - Half Day Barron River Rafting


Rates from: $135

Join Foaming Fury's professional team for an afternoon of thrills and spills on the Barron River. Travel just 20 minutes North West of Cairns to the Barron River and let Foaming Fury's guide entertain you in eight person rafts. Spend two hours paddling rapids up to Grade 3. Barron River is a Dam controlled river, allowing consistent supplies of water all year round. A professional photographer accompanies each tour, providing top quality rafting photographs for purchase.

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Foaming Fury - Half Day Family Rafting


Rates from: $128

The Family Rafting Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. This fun and exciting tour is designed for children aged 6 – 11 years and operates on the lower section of the Barron River rapids and Lake Placid, in the Barron Gorge National Park.  The whole family will experience the thrills of paddling in rapids graded 1 – 2, under the watchful eye and tuition of fully trained and certified River Guides.

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GBR Fishing Charters Australia


Rates from: $280

Offering the lowest passenger numbers for a shared outer reef fishing experience, this locally owned company provide the opportunity for guests to catch Nannygai, Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Trevally, Fingermark, Jobfish, Cod, Sweetlip, Spangled Emporer and many other species. Reef fish species depend on weather conditions and time of year. The vessel is a 31 foot Powercat launched in 2015, has an onboard toilet, tackle (rods and reels) and a 25 knot cruising speed.

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GBR Heli - Rainforest Waterfall Escape


Rates from: $899

Fly from Port Douglas with your own pilot guide to experience an exclusive getaway very few people in the world will experience. Whist in the air you will get views of the rainforest mountains, and the cascading waterways of the magnificent Daintree National Park - Mossman Gorge. Landing where no tourists go and having a piece of this paradise to yourself.

Swim, explore, eat and drink to your hearts desire whilst the pilot remains discreetly away.

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Half Day River Tubing


Rates from: $90

This river tubing tour is operated by Foaming Fury.  Have a great 2 hours of river tubing fun on either the Behana Gorge or Mulgrave River.  Enjoy the beautiful scenery, free morning or afternoon snack and is suitable for the whole family (minimum age is 5 yrs).

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Hot Air Balloon Packages (RT)


Rates from: $354

There are quite a few all in a day packages available for anyone interested in combining Hot Air Ballooning with another activity.  As the ballooning is a very early morning tour, it allows time to add on another activity to make the most out of your day.  Options can include Kuranda Train and Skyrail, ATV Quad Bike Tours, Horse Riding or White Water Rafting.

 

 

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Jungle Surfing & Night Jungle Walks


Rates from: $49

JUNGLE SURFING CLOSED - REOPEN DATE TO BE ADVISED

These tours operate out of Cape Tribulation which is approximately a 3 hour drive north of Cairns.

Jungle Surfing operates a 2 hour guided ziplining adventure thorugh the ancient Daintree Rainforest.  No experieince necessary and is suitable for ages 3-103! 

They also operate a Guided Night Jungle Walk at their property every night from 7.30pm.  This is a two hour interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.  Moderate fitness is required and minimum age is 8 years. 

 

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Mount-N-Ride - Horse Riding Tours


Rates from: $140

Situated 30 minutes south of Cairns on a lovely farm property in the Little Mulgrave Valley you can horse ride through the rainforest and Mulgrave River for a half day tour in the morning or afternoon, or a lovely sunset horse ride. Private Tours are also available.  Mount-N-Ride Horse Riding Tours have been operating in this area for over 15 years and cater for all levels of experience.  Assorted scenic trails through the rainforest, river and mountain ranges. 

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North Qld Watersports - Parasailing, Jet Ski and Bumper Tube Rides


Rates from: $35

North QLD Watersports offer Parasailing, Jetski and Bumper Tube Rides. Operating daily from the Cairns Marina you can choose one activity or an adventure package.  For all your watersport thrills and spills join the crew of NQ Watersports for the adventure of your life.

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Overnight Fitzroy Island (RT)


Rates from: $266.25

This is a great value overnight package that incorporates 2 days/1 night spent on the lovely Fitzroy Island.

Day 1 - Ferry transfers, packed picnic lunch, snorkel gear, glass bottom boat tour, ocean trampoline, paddle skis, stand up paddle boards are all included for you - as well as 1 night accommodation at Fitzroy Island Resort. 

Day 2 -  Snorkel gear, ocean trampolin, paddle skis, stand up paddle boards, return cairns 5.00pm.

 

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Quad Bike & Rainforest Tour (KRFJ)


Rates from: $80

Rainforest Journeys at Barron Falles Estate offer quad bike rides on their privately owned rainforest property. Located at the top of a mountain in World Heritage Listed rainforest. The owners have resident Cassowary's walking through the property, it is the only tour located close to Cairns which will increase your chance of seeing a native Casswary (not in captivity).They suggest an approximate 80% chance encounter with one of these rare native flightless birds.

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Raging Thunder - Full Day Tully River Rafting


Rates from: $169

Raging Thunger offers a full day of white water rafting on the mighty Tully River.  This tour includes return transfers, unch and 5 hours of rafting on grade 3-4 rapids.  There is also the option to go Extreme for the adrenalin junkies.  The Tully River is located 2 hours south of Cairns and is renowned for being one of the best rivers within Australia and New Zealand.

 

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Raging Thunder: Half Day Barron River Rafting


Rates from: $136

The Barron River is perfect for anyone who has never tried White Water Rafting or those looking for an afternoon of fun and excitement.  Your guide will take you on a rafting tour through the Barron Gorge national park aboard your 8 person inflatable where you can experience up to grade 3 rapids. With guaranteed water levels all year round, you will enjoy two (2) hours of white water rafting on this half day adventure tour. 

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Rapid Boarders - Australia's ONLY River Boarding Tour - Tully River


Rates from: $250

This is Australia's ONLY White Water River Boarding Tour.  Lying face first on a world-class river board, you will experieince up to grade 3 rapids along the famous Tully River.  Our full day tour is very personalised as we limit numbers to a maximum of 12 participants, so we can keep it interesting, safe, fun and exciting.

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Rum Runner - Holmes Reef - 3 Night Shark Diving Liveaboard


Rates from: $1199

PROMO SPECIAL - $795PP 

This trip is aboard S.V Rum Runner, a 66ft mono hull sail boat.  Carrying a maximum of 16 divers plus crew.  The trip goes for 3 nights and allows 8-9 dives at Holmes Reef (including 1 night dive), plus 1 sunrise dive on the Great Barrier Reef.  Departing Cairns on Fridays* at 4.00pm and returning on Mondays at 11.00am-11.30am. 

Next confirmed departures are: 8th and 29th November 2019, 6th December 2019, 31st January 2020.

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SKED - Half Day Outer Reef Tour


Rates from: $120

Cairns only half day outer reef trip on a super fast, jet powered boat. Get 2 hours of snorkel time at the outer reef in half a day. This is a snorkel only boat, no dives or meals are offered on board.  Maximum of 36 passengers.

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Skydive Cairns or Mission Beach


Rates from: $309

SPRING FLING SPECIAL (valid 17th September to 31st October 2019)

SKYDIVE CAIRNS $254PP + $35 APF LEVY = $289PP

SKYDIVE MISSION BEACH $274PP + $35PP APF LEVY = $309PP

Skydive Cairns was established in 1989 and has completed over 1 million skydives! They are the only skydive company who jumps directly over Cairns and you will experience breathtaking views of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns City and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.  There is also the option to Skydive Mission Beach for those that prefer a beach landing.

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Tablelands & Waterfalls Tour (CTC)


Rates from: $94

SPECIAL - $60PP (currently only running on Tuesday and Thursday)

Cape Trib Connections operates this casual but fun filled tour to the Atherton Tablelands.  Suited to the backpacker and budget traveller who likes the focus of the day to be on natural sightseeing and visiting waterfalls and swimming holes for a very economic price.  Morning tea is included, but you will need to pack a lunch or bring some money to purchase food along the way.

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Tandem Cairns - Skydiving


Rates from: $244

NOVEMBER SPECIAL 

$255pp + $25pp LEVY = $280pp - 14,000FT PARK JUMP upgraded for FREE to 15,000ft

$285pp + $25pp LEVY - $310pp - 14,000FT BEACH JUMP upgraded for FREE to 15,000ft

 

Join Tandem Cairns for the skydive experience of a lifetime! With over 40 years experience and over 1.5 million skydives - you are in great hands. The Tropical North is a spectacular skydive location - you can choose to do a park jump and land on our lush green manicured grass area, or upgrade to our exclusive beach landing which is the closest beach landing site to Cairns. Both of our landing sites are located in Innisfail just south of Cairns.  With two departures a day for our half day skydive tour, you can choose from 10000ft, 14000 or 15000ft. Free Cairns bus transfers are included and we have photo and video packages available.

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Train & Skyrail With Army Duck (TW)


Rates from: $187

This day offers a pick up from your hotel to catch the Kuranda Scenic Railway going up to village in the rainforest. You get free time to explore the village and will then be transfered from the village to go out to the Army Duck departure point to explore the rainforest on the 'duck'. After this adventure you will be transfered back to the village to catch the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway down the hill. When you arrive at the base of Skyrail your courtesy coach will take you back to your hotel.

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UB - Cape Trib Overnight


Rates from: $289

The only tour to offer a Cape Tribulation overnight stay where you stay with your group and tour guide the whole time. They are also the only company to travel north on the inland road and south on the coastal road. Each route showcases very different scenery. You get outback and rainforest whilst making great new friends over two full days.

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Undara Lava Tubes One Day Tour (AA)


Rates from: $740

Undara is an amazing must see location, the underground lava tube system spans over 160kms of the entire 615km property and were created 190,000 years ago. Yet due to the 4.5 hour drive each way many people do not have time to spare to self drive and stay a night or two. This private charter flight is the perfect solution.

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Unique Dinosaur Fossil Tour 3 Days (EAT)


Rates from: $1875

Leaving at mid day on day one and returning mid aftertoon on day three this unique tour offers a once in a lifetime experience. Starting with a transfer from Cairns to the regional Mareeba airport, boarding a personalised charter flight to remote town of Winton. Which is now famous for a legendary dinosaur trail, stay the night to absorb outback country hospitality at a local motel. Wake up to an incredible dessert sunrise to be collected for the tour to the dinosaur trail. After your once in a lifetime experience you will head back to the motel to stay and second night and by now you will have made friends with the locals. Day three you depart Winton in the morning, have another scenic flight back to Mareeba and will be transferred back to Cairns. 

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Waterfall Wanderers


Rates from: $119

SPECIAL - $90PP

Active Tropics Explorer operates this Waterfall Wanderers Tour.  Conducted in a laid back style this tour will suit the backpacker or budget traveller.  You will visit an array of swimming holes, waterfalls, pockets of rainforest and a volcanic crater lake.  We will also be providing morning/afternoon tea, lunch, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and fruit throughout the day, as well as heaps of music, games and puzzles to keep you entertained on the bus.

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White Water Rafting, Skydive & Bungy Jump Packages (RT)


Rates from: $313

Combine your white water rafting experience with a Cairns Skydive and/or Bungy Jump for the ultimate adventure package!  Select from either the Half Day Barron River Rafting which allows 2 hours of rafting and up to grade 3 rapids, or the Full Day Tully River Rafting which allows 5 hours of rafting and up to grade 4 rapids.  Your Skydive will provide amazing scenic views from 14,000ft above Cairns, or you can choose to jump from the 50 metre Bungy Tower - or why not choose all three activities and make it a Triple Challenge!

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XPASS - Experience Co Adventure Packages (RT)


Rates from: $316

The EXPASS gives you the ultimate savings on a variety of different packages. Packages can include Skydiving, White Water Rafting, Canyoning, Reef tours, Island trips and Hot Air Balooning. The XPASS is great value for those wanting an adventure packed Cairns holiday.

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