Activities & Adventure

Do you yearn to jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane? . . . or dive to the depths of the ocean? Have you always wished to ride a horse through the rainforest? . . . or search the waterways for huge crocodiles?  Does the romance of sailing the Coral Sea on a balmy tropical evening while watching the sunset or the chance to leave footprints on a deserted sand cay grab at your heart?  Have all your adventures been viewed on Discovery Channel from the comfort of your armchair?  Well, here in Tropical North Queensland - Australia's playground - it's time to come out and play!

If your idea of the perfect holiday is less relaxation and more excitement, then you've come to the right place. Here in Tropical North Queensland, you can float over the Atherton Tablelands at sunrise in a hot air balloon or dive in the depths of the Outer Barrier Reef at midnight in November to watch the coral spawning. Rappel down a ravine, raft a foaming river, bungy jump in the rainforest, or race across the outback into the setting sun on a wilderness trailbike safari.

There are many 4WD excursions for a day or a week to explore the rainforest, or see it from the rainforest cableway above its green canopy on your way to or from Kuranda. Naturalists will love the outback or rainforest evening spotlighting tours to see the nocturnal native fauna.

There is a tremendous choice of excellent day tours featuring the most advanced wave-piercing catamarans, luxurious yachts, jetboats, helicopters or seaplanes, well appointed coaches, safari style 4WD or minibus offering itineraries which include the region's diverse attractions.

With most adventures in the Far North, transfers from Port Douglas, Cairns and Cairns' Northern Beaches can be arranged.  So, whether your perfect adventure involves just yourself, a loved one, son, daughter, grandma, or the whole family; whatever you can imagine, chances are you can do it in the Tropical North.  Our tour operators are some of the most innovative and professional in the world!

Book direct with each of the tour operators for great deals, or check with your tour desk or receptionist. Most operators pick you up directly from your hotel and drop you back there at the end of the day.  As you may want to do more than you have time for, some activities can be combined into one fun-filled day of adventure.  Day touring in this region is so easy – there are over 600 trips to choose from, and our tourism industry and infrastructure is designed to ensure you, the visitor, will have a truly memorable holiday.

Remember: When in the Australian sun, apply a good quality sunscreen, wear a hat and avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of water!

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