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Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Cairns Attractions

Some of the best Cairns attractions include almost every type of outdoor activity imaginable such as snorkeling and skydiving, to name a few. Then, if you’re not too exhausted after a day full of outdoor, high-energy activities, you’ll discover a vibrant nightlife offering all sorts of entertainment for people of all ages.

Local Attractions

You can get to know some of the best Cairns attractions just by asking the locals to point you in the right direction. They happen to be an extremely friendly crowd and love to help out. If you’re into local wildlife there are plenty of natural Cairns attractions to check out as well as gorgeous waterfalls, huge crater-type lakes, a tropical rainforest, and amazing ruins of the Spanish Castle in Paronella Park.

Diving and Snorkeling

There are many opportunities for beginners and advanced adventurers alike to explore the majestic underworld, so come and take a tour that involves diving and snorkeling – it’s a Cairns attraction you can’t afford to miss! Go on two dive day trips on the Outer Reef with Tusa Dive Australia, or go on day and night tours with Taka Dive Adventures. Travel different waters with Dive Directory, and get a little spoiled with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions. Check out New Horizon Sail and Dive to visit the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Tip: If you’re looking for a small, intimate trip with 10 divers or less, New Horizon Sail and Dive is for you. If you’re looking to take courses, try Dive Directory or Mike Ball Dive Expeditions.

Sky Activities
Some of the more popular Cairns attractions include activities hundreds and hundreds of feet in the sky. Try hang gliding with Airplay Hang Gliding to enjoy the scenic city from above, or go hot air ballooning with two different companies! Ballooning with Hot Air includes breakfast, but Champagne Balloon Flights offer cheaper trips without food. If you’ve always wanted to go skydiving, now is your chance with some of the more famous Cairns attractions! Enjoy one of the most scenic plane rides on the way up overlooking the reef with Skydive Cairns, or enjoy a tandem jump with Tandem Cairns.

Natural Attractions
Cairns attractions include a wide array of natural sights and beauty to behold, and you can enjoy a wide variety of nature hikes on your trip. Take a stroll along one of the many different beaches, including Clifton Beach, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob, and Machans Beach. You’ll also find an array of natural theme parks, like the unforgettable Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (which is a part of the World Heritage Rainforest), Rainforestation Nature Park and the incredible Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

Other Recreations
You can also enjoy other recreational activities such as swimming in the lagoon, having a barbeque along the esplanade, or going fishing for some black marlin. Whatever you choose to do with your time when enjoying Cairns attractions, you’ll be sure to come home with exciting stories to share.
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