The 5 Best Things to Do in Cairns

Are you wondering what to do in Cairns when visiting us? We have the Great Barrier Reef, ancient rainforests, and so much more. It's all here on our doorstep, just waiting to be explored by you!

You can choose from a land, sea or air adventure in the magical destination of Cairns. No matter where you are from, how old you are, or how long you've been dreaming of visiting us.

Experiencing Cairns for the first time will be more than you could ever imagine.

What To Do in Cairns

As Cairns locals, we've come up with our top 5 must-dos for new visitors. Even the locals want to get out and experience what Cairns has to offer. 

Enjoy the Views of the Sugarword Parklands

This beautiful botanic reserve features 17 acres of fruit orchards and tropical parklands to explore. Here you will find free-roaming peacocks along with other native wildlife. There are also BBQ and picnic facilities for the whole family to enjoy.

As well as an all-abilities children's playground and sensory space, all of this for the affordable price of $0, the Sugarworld Parklands offer free entry!

Endless FlowRider® Surfing Fun at the Tobruk Memorial Pool

Test your skills on the Tobruk FlowRider® and experience endless surfing fun! Flow boarding is a hybrid board sport, combining the skill of snowboarding, skating and surfing.

If you fancy yourself a pro board rider, we suggest you choose the 'stand-up' riding option. For first-timers, we encourage you to try your hand at bodyboarding. A day at the Tobruk Memorial Pool involves fun in the sun for the whole family!

Explore the Kuranda Scenic Railway! A World Heritage Listed Rainforest

Experience one of the unique rail journeys in Australia. Discover the beauty of an ancient, world heritage-listed rainforest up close. There are a range of packages and experiences to for you choose from to best suit you and your family. 

This world-renowned rainforest is millions of years old. You will experience the vibrant colours and natural beauty of an amazing part of the world. It will be an experience that you will never forget. 

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Adventure

Explore the wonders of this vast rainforest from above. Glide over the treeline before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the rainforest in the purpose-built gondolas.

The cableway adventure offers a sustainable option to experience a birds-eye view of North Queensland's living natural wonder. The rain forest's prehistoric ancestry is some 60 million years older than the Amazon.

This experience will immerse you in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquillity of one of the most botanically fascinating areas on earth. 

Sugarworld Adventure Park 

Cool off with family and friends at Sugarworld Adventure Park, located in Edmonton, Queensland. It is a must-try adventure when visiting Cairns! 

Grab a mat and race your friends and family on our super fast Mat Racer Slide.

Alternatively, spiral your way down a triple-looped tube of terror on the Tandem Tube Raft Slide!

Enjoy the many leisurely activities Sugarworld has to offer, including water slides, swimming pools and an interactive aquatic play area suitable for all ages.

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