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Half Day Tour Options

Please note the times on the following options as some are early morning, mid-day or late afternoon.

Adventure Climbing Tours

Rates from: $179

Exciting rock climbing, caving and abseiling morning half day tour. Experience a dense lush tropical rainforest in Cairns like no one else. Maximum of 4 people on any day to ensure you are getting truely personalised attention. The owner/operator is absolutely passionate about what he does and where he goes. He wants you to fall in love with the sport and region as well.

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AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping and Minjin Jungle Swing

Rates from: $99


*Valid until 31st October 2018

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 Minjin 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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AQ Twilight Sailing - Port Douglas

Rates from: $60

Enjoy a beautiful sunset sail onboard this luxury sailing vessel with only 23 guests maximum, departing Port Douglas at 4.45pm and returning at 6.15pm.  This lovely 1.5 hour cruise over the Coral Sea promises the most spectacular views as the sun dips behind the mountains and the Daintree Rainforest.  Canapes are included, soft drinks are available for purchase onboard, and you can BYO alcoholic beverages.

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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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BIG CAT - Green Island

Rates from: $97

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on the inner part of the Great Barrier Reef with unique island rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches & coral reefs with a variety of marine life. Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises is locally owned and operated and offers you the choice of full day or half day cruises.


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Blazing Saddles - Horse Riding Adventure

Rates from: $130

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: $140

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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Cairns Canyoning

Rates from: $155

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 Catch A Crab - Cairns Trinity Inlet

Rates from: $95

Enjoy a morning or afternoon fishing and crabbing or totally indulge and complete a full day. Tony is your experienced host and guide for the day. The vessel goes up the Trinity Inlet which is protected from most strong winds thus offering calm water cruising. All legal sized catches can be cooked, taken home or released.

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Cairns Discovery Tours & Packages

Rates from: $87

Discover Cairns as you explore the city’s rich history, glimpses of its cultural heritage and iconic landmarks. Visit St Monica’s Cathedral and the breath-taking stained glass windows and also visit the Cairns History Museum. Discover the unique flora of the tropics – exotic herbs, spices and valuable timber trees. Enjoy a guided walk through the Botanical Gardens and delight in our stunning city and mountain views and visit Stunning Palm Cove.

You can package this tour with the choice of Green Island, Spirit of Cairns Dinner Cruise or Tjapukai Cultural Park for the ultimate day out in Cairns.

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Cairns Harbour Cruise

Rates from: $48

Cairns Harbour Cruise is leisurely 2 hour cruise on calm water exploring the estuary system of Trinity Inlet. The waterways wind through 300 square kilometers maze of mangroves, rich in diverse wildlife, and there is even a chance to spot a crocodile in their natural environment. Enjoy this relaxing cruise with informative commentary from our crew and complimentary morning or afternoon tea is included

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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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Cruising Cairns Bike Tour

Rates from: $79

This is an awesome and unique way to experience Cairns city and its surrounds.  With the choice of either a lovely morning ride or sunset tour.

Tours operates Mondays to Saturdays and visits places such as Botanical Gardens, Tanks Art Centre, Centenary Lakes, Cairns Esplanade and more.

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CT - Kuranda, Train and Skyrail Self Drive Package

Rates from: $115

For customers who have their own car yet still want to enjoy the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway as well as the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and want a flexible day, this is the combination for you. In the morning you will drive to Skyrail and park your car.  A shuttle bus will then transfer you to Freshwater Station for the Kuranda Scenic Train.  You will travel to Kuranda via the train and enjoy your pre selected free time to explore the village.  You then depart Kuranda via the Skyrail to come down.  The end point of the Skyrail journey finishes at the same place your car is parked.

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Discovery Tours - Half Day 4WD Rainforest Tour

Rates from: $140

Discovery Tours is the only company who offer a true 4WD Half Day Tour from Cairns.  They have access to restricted rainforest areas where you will visit National Parks, Waterfalls, have guided walks and 4WD river and creek crossings.  Travelling with a maximum of 6 passengers provides a very personalised and unique half day tour through World Heritage listed rainforest.

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Fitzroy Island Ferry

Rates from: $79

This vessel is owned by Fitzroy Island and acts as the transfer service for those wanting to visit the island. They do give the option to hire snorkel gear and/or do a 30 minute glass bottom boat tour whilst on the island.

Departs the mainland at: 0800 - 1100 - 1330 (it takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the island).

Leaves the island at: 0930 - 1215 - 1700 (it takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the island).

Note: During February and March each year the 11am service over and 1215pm service return may not operate.

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Foaming Fury - Half Day Barron River Rafting

Rates from: $129

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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GA - Green Island

Rates from: $96

This company provides three daily departure times to Green Island.  A Green Island visit is perfect for holiday makers with limited time offering a half day experience, or if you prefer spend all day - up to 7 hours on a tropical island paradise!  With a range of exciting optional activities, Green Island has something for everyone. 

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GBR Heli - Green Island Scenic Flight Packages

Rates from: $199

Green Island is a very popular destination.  You can view the Island and Reef during a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight from Green Island, or you can also be transferred via helicopter from Cairns to or from Green Island.  Experience spectacular views of Cairns, the coastline and the Great Barrier Reef during your 20 minute helicopter transfer to or from Cairns.  Fly/Cruise Packages will also allow you time to explore the Island's rainforest gardens, crystal blue waters and white coral beaches. Snorkelling and glass bottom boat tours are also available.

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GBR Heli - Reef Platform including helicopter flight

Rates from: $379

GBR Helicopters works in partnership with Reef platform Operators to offer great reef and flight packages.  You can cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef Platform and enjoy a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight from the platform and get a birds eye view of the Great Barrier Reef.  You can also choose to do a Fly/Cruise or a Cruise/Fly Package which includes a 25 minute scenic helicopter flight to or from the Platform.  You can also choose to do a Fly/Fly package. Reef Platforms also include activities such as glass bottom boat tours/semi-submersibale boat tours, snorkelling, underwater observatories and buffet lunch.

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GBR Heli - Scenic Helicopter Flight & Luxury Tours

Rates from: $189


GBR Helicopters offer many scenic flights over the Cairns City, Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef with flight times ranging from 30 minutes up to 60 minutes.  There are also exclusive private helicopter tours and charters available with a number of itineraries including private sandy cays.  Enquire today for more information.

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Gone Fishing - Cairns Trinity Inlet

Rates from: $95

An excellent half day option to go out and catch some fish either in the morning or the afternoon in the calm waters of the Trinity Inlet. Try your luck at catching one of 50 species active in this waterway some of which are Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Trevally, Salmon, Grunter, Jew Fish, Fingermark and Gold Spot Cod.

All bait and tackle is supplied and there is even the luxury of an on board toilet. There is an overhead shade canopy for protection from the mid day sun.

If you want to fish in calm water all day simply book both a morning and an afternoon session.

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Great Day Fishing and Crabbing - Cairns Trinity Inlet

Rates from: $95

Get the best of both worlds, go fishing AND crabbing on the calm waters of the Cairns Trinity Inlet. Option for half day either morning or afternoon. Allow Henry the owner/operator assist you to bait up and catch a big one. All tackle is supplied and catches of legal size can either be released, taken home or cooked on board to eat fresh. Henry has an esky if you would like to take a couple of drinks on board to relax into your day.

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GSL Aviation - Scenic Flights - High Wing Aircraft

Rates from: $199

GSL Aviation offer 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), their fleet of high wing aircraft will ensure you get excellent views as every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.  Choose from the 40 minute Reef Hopper Flight or the 60 minute Reef and Port Douglas Flight, or a Green Island flight and cruise combo. All options include courtesy bus transfers from Cairns and in-flight pilot commentary.  Private aircraft charters are also available.

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GTS Day/Night Tour Including Paronella Park

Rates from: $137

Departing Cairns at 12.30pm-1.00pm and returning at 9.30pm this tour is unique and not offered by any other company. You will visit Josephine Falls, the Mamu Tropical Skywalk, Paronella Park, the Mena Creek Hotel and enjoying wallaby sighting as well as star gazing. There are two tour options described in our 'long description' and both are priced accordingly.

Please note this tour operates Tuesdays to Saturdays only, it is not available Sunday and Monday.

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Half Day River Tubing

Rates from: $84

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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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - Half Day Package (TH)

Rates from: $80

Come and enjoy a fun filled afternoon visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, the best place in Far North QLD to see crocodiles. There is also a large variety of other native Australian wildlife to encounter such as koalas, kangaroos and cassowarys.  Return accommodation transfers from Cairns, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach and Palm Cove are included as well as the entry fee to the crocodile park.

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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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Nautilus - Scenic Flights

Rates from: $399

Nautilus Aviation offer a variety of scenic flights over the Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef with flight times ranging from 30 minutes up to 60 minutes. Fly over the world's largest coral reef system with views of beautiful Islands, sandy cays and spectacular coral gardens.  Experience the beauty of world heritage listed rainforest, creeks and waterfalls.  The choice is yours!

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Night Tour - The Hummer Adventure

Rates from: $166

This tour commences with pick up from your Cairns hotel before travelling to the Hummer site which is rugged untouched bushland on the outskirts of Kuranda. The adventure begins with the almighty Military Hummer tour through the rainforest, bushland and creek crossing.  You will experience the strength and excitement of this high performance, off road, all terrain vehicle. We will then travel to Granite Gorge National Park where you can hand feed the cute wild Kangaroo-Rock Wallabies. Also included in your night tour is an Australian BBQ where you can taste Kangaroo sausages, roast marshmallows over the campfire, share stories, star gaze and enjoy the Aussie outback life style with some Billy Tea.

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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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Paradise Sportsfishing - Cairns Trinity Inlet

Rates from: $95

Enjoy a fun fishing trip on the calm waters of the Trinity Inlet on either a half day or full day tour. Take the opportunity to catch any of the fifty species which live in these waters. All types of fishing is available with John your friendly owner/operator and they are live bait fishing, lure casting and fly fishing.

Operating 7 days per week the vessel has a toilet on board and drinks are available for purchase should you forget to take your own.

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Quad Bike & Rainforest Tour (KRFJ)

Rates from: $60

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 - Hot Air Ballooning Flights

Rates from: $229

As the sun rises, so do our hot air balloons!  Come and enjoy a spectacular journey over the vast plains of the Atherton Tablelands.  Our balloon baskets can comfortably fly up to 20 people per balloon.  The Atherton Tablelands, Mareeba is regarded as Australia's best ballooning location with over 300 days of sunshine every year, making it an ideal place for hot air ballooning flights.

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Raging Thunder: Half Day Barron River Rafting

Rates from: $129

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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RS 3 Outer Barrier Reef

Rates from: $200

The fastest way to get to the outer reef from Port Douglas. This is a super fast jet boat ride that offers half day reef trips departing Port Douglas. It only takes 40 minutes to reach the outer reef. They only take 14 passengers at a time therefore a small group size is guaranteed.

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SA - Sunset Cruise Port Douglas

Rates from: $68.25

Experience a romantic twilight sail onboard this luxury "Lagoon" yacht. Soak up the peace and tranquility of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea with spectacular rainforest mountain views on this adults only cruise.  Departing Port Douglas daily at 5:00pm and returning at 6:30pm.  Enjoy this 1.5 hour sail which includes a welcome drink, selection of delicious hot/cold canapes, great music and first class service.  Takes a maximum of 40 passengers.

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SA Half Day Low Isles Tour

Rates from: $271.5

Enjoy an afternoon cruise from Port Douglas with 1.00pm departure and returning at 6.30pm on this half day Low Isles trip.  Includes snorkelling, sailing, island exploring, glass bottom boat tour and afternoon tea with a Sunset Sail back to Port Douglas.

This company ensures your enjoyment with small numbers of guests (maximum of 33 guests), excellent service and personal attention from our helpful friendly crew.

The primary market for this tour is targeted for adults (minimum age is 12 years).



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Sea Eagle Adventures - Scenic Flights - Fixed Wing Aircraft

Rates from: $180

Sea Eagle Adventures operates fixed wing aircraft scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef.  You can choose a 30 or 45 minute flight.  Sea Eagle Pilots seek out the most BEAUTIFUL REEFS close to Cairns to maximise REEF VIEWING time!  Flights depart from General Aviation Airport and free bus transfers are available from Cairns city.

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SL - Half Day Barrier Reef Pontoon (Arlington Reef)

Rates from: $150

Arlington Reef Half Day Tour provides visitors with access to one of the largest reef systems in the Marine Park. Visitors will be among the first to re-discover this little known location from a newly renovated, activity pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef.

Take advantage of the free inclusions during the 3 hours at the pontoon, such as all snorkelling equipment, fish feeding, fully enclosed children's pool, an underwater observatory touch tank presentation to get up close with marine life, plus enjoy a light lunch.

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Spirit of Cairns - Dinner Cruise

Rates from: $95


Book 1 and receive 50% off the 2nd Person (on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday evenings throughout the month of October)

Spirit of Cairns is a luxury 26m sailing catamaran providing regular Cairns dinner cruises on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet overlooking the beautiful Cairns Esplanade.  The Spirit of Cairns dinner cruise departs the Marlin Marina at 7pm and returns at 9.30pm.  A complimentary drink is served on arrival and the bar is open for you to relax on board prior to departure. Enjoy a hot and cold buffet dinner on board, made from the freshest ingredients and featuring the region's best produce (including seafood).  The dinner cruise operates every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.   From the 1st October 2018, the dinner cruise will run 7 nights a week.


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Spirit of Cairns - Lunch Cruises

Rates from: $69

Tuesday 6th November 2018 - Special Melbourne Cup Day Lunch Cruise $119pp - 3 course set menu and drinks package with prizes for the best dressed.

Spirit of Cairns is a luxury 26m sailing catamaran providing Sunday lunch cruises on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet overlooking the beautiful Cairns Esplanade.  The Spirit of Cairns 2.5 hours lunch cruise departs the Marlin Marina at 12.30pm.  Enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch on board, made from the freshest ingredients and featuring the region's best produce (including seafood).

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Splash n Dash One Hour Tour

Rates from: $39

Enjoy a one hour fun filled tour, including Cairns city sights and time on the Cairns Trinity Inlet (approx 40 mins on the water) in the only amphibious vehicle in Cairns. Painted as a giant crocodile this vehicle will take you to view historical sights and then into the harbour to view our inlet and see the city from a water perspective.

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Tandem Cairns - Skydiving

Rates from: $244


$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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Tjapukai - Tjapukai By Day

Rates from: $62

Tjapukai is dedicated to preserving and presenting authentic Aboriginal culture with the aid of modern technology. Four theatres, a museum, an art gallery and a traditional Aboriginal camp combine to give visitors a complete and meaningful glimpse of a rich and ancient culture. The culture presented is specific to the indigenous people of the local rainforest region.

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Tjapukai by Night

Rates from: $123

Come and join us, the traditional people of this land, in a specially crafted evening that lets you learn not only about Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture, but also experience it in the most powerful and personal way. Fire explosions, spectacular special effects, music and dance as giant spirits come to life and take you on a Dreamtime journey. The evening finishes with a sumptuous buffet dinner whilst watching performances by the  famous Tjapukai Dancers.

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Tropical Horizons - Kuranda, Train & Skyrail - ex Cairns hotels

Rates from: $135

Visit Kuranda "The Village in the Rainforest" via the Kuranda Scenic Train and Sykrail.  These packages have been put together including your train and skyrail journeys along with return bus transfers to and from your Cairns Hotel accommodation.  You have many options to choose from depending on how much free time you would like to spend exploring the Kuranda Village.

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Undara Lava Tubes One Day Tour

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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Wait-A-While Rainforest & Wildlife Night Tour

Rates from: $170

Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours offers small group rainforest and wildlife experiences within the Wet Tropics World Heritage area of Tropical North Queensland. Our wildlife tours visit restricted access mountain rainforest at night in the Atherton Tablelands, giving the best chance of seeing nocturnal animals in their natural environment.  This is the best tour for seeing native wildlife in its natural environment during the day and into the night.

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WUC Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Rates from: $99

This unique stand up paddle boarding company offers a variety of locations to visually enjoy your surroundings whilst doing a serene activity you will love. Visit a beautiful blue volcanic crater lake, or make your way down along a river, or visit an idyllic island to enhance this amazing activity.


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