There are plenty of fun activities in the Cairns area.
We’ve compiled a list for you of activities around Cairns you might like to do while you are here, there is something for everyone.
Australia’s most picturesque bungy jump, owned by the pioneer of bungy, AJ Hackett.
Choose from 16 different jumping styles for this 164 jump off the tower, offering views of the ocean and rainforest.
Afterwards, relax with a cool drink on the decking and watch other jumpers.
From $169 (weight restrictions apply)
Link here: AJ Hackett Bungy
Cable Ski Cairns
It’s waterskiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding without a boat. A great way to learn or practice. Located only 15 minute drive North of Cairns in Smithfield.
An adrenaline-filled activity the whole family can participate in.
Adults from $39 and kids from $34 for 1 hour
Link here: Cairns Wake Park
Cairns Harbour Cruises
2 hour river cruise on Trinity Inlet which runs along the city.
Departing 1.30pm and 5.30pm daily from Cairns Marlin Marina.
Adults from $44
Link here: Cairns Harbour Cruises.
Cairns Mountain Bike Tours
Offering tours or mountain bike hire. Located in Smithfield near the world champion track.
Bike hire from $55 full day and tours from $145
Link here: Cairns Mountain Bike Tours.
Cairns Ninebot Segway Tours
This has got to be the best way of seeing the Esplanade, Cairns Botanic Gardens and Centenary Lakes!
Such beautiful scenery and you get to experience it on a Segway!
90 minute tours $79, ages 12+
Link here: Cairns Ninebot Segway Tours
Cairns Tropical Zoo
Meet a wide variety of native and tropical animals. Great for the whole family and only 20 mins north of Cairns.
A perfect activity for the whole family.
Adults $34, kids $17, family $85
Link here: Cairns Tropical Zoo
Ropes courses and obstacles that go over a small wildlife park. Challenging for adults and a good option for kids, especially if it’s raining.
Prices start from $21 adults, $15.50 kids
Link here: Cairns Zoom.
Cruising Cairns Bike Tours
This tour will give you the most personal experience of Cairns city that there is on offer!
Jump on a comfortable bike provided to explore hidden pathways, experience popular hot spots & see secret gems with fun and informative guides.
4 hour Sunset Tour $69 pp, ages 15+
Link here: Cruising Cairns Bike Tours
Fishing – Reef Fishing Tours Cairns
We have a wide range of reef fishing tours and charters.
Please note due to the distance of the reef from the mainland, there are no half day tours for Reef fishing, only full day.
From $250 full day shared charter.
Link: Cairns Reef Fishing
Fishing – Trinity Inlet Fishing Tours Cairns
Various full day and half day fishing tours and charters are available for fishing on the Trinity Inlet estuary where you can catch a wide range of fish, including Barramundi, Trevally and Mangrove Jack.
Prices are from $95 for a half day and $180 for a full day shared charter tour.
Link: Gone Fishing
This is crazy to watch and anyone can do it. Fly on water, master dolphin dives and back flips!
Prices from $169
Link here: Flyboard Cairns
Hang Gliding and Microlights
Fly over the Coral Sea, located half way between Cairns and Port Douglas, absolutely stunning scenery!
Hang gliding from $150 and microlights from $175. Transfers from Cairns also available.
Link here: Hang Gliding and Microlights.
Hot Air Ballooning Cairns
Offering return transfers from your accommodation to the Atherton Tablelands where you will do an early morning flight with a view of the rainforest and ocean.
From $235 per person, including transfers
Link here: Hot Air Ballooning Cairns.
Jet Boating Cairns
Experience the thrill of a high-speed, adrenaline-pumping, spin around Cairns harbour.
Adults $69, kids $39, family $180
Link here: Bad Fishy Jet Boating
Kite Surfing Cairns
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to kite board, here’s your chance! Kite boarding is a popular activities at the Northern Beaches, in particular Yorkeys Knob and Port Douglas.
2.5 hour private lesson $220
Book your lesson with Kite Boarding Cairns.
Mount N Ride Tours
Half and full day horse rides through rainforest & river with return transfers from your accommodation, located in beautiful rainforest just south of Cairns.
2 hour group tour $130 adults, $100 kids (4-12 years)
Link here: Mount N Ride Tours
North Queensland Trail Bike Tours
The ultimate holiday for motor bike lovers! Choose from 1 day to 6 day tours around Cairns and up the Bloomfield Track to Cape York
1 day tour $495
Link here: North Queensland Trail Bike Tours
Float down the picturesque Mulgrave River on this half day tubing tour.
Enjoy small rapids and drift past some beautiful scenery.
Suitable for ages 5+, $59 kids, $79 adults
Link here: Foaming Fury river tubing half day tour
Picturesque skydiving with views of the Great Barrier Reef & Atherton Tablelands.
Tandem, so anyone can do it!
$334 (per person, weight restrictions apply)
Link here: Sky Dive Cairns
20 min drive south of Cairns. Ideal for younger kids.
Adults $16, kids $14, families $52
Link here: Sugarworld Waterpark.
Tjapukai Cultural Park
Pronounced (jab-a-kie), is an Indigenous cultural park located in Smithfield, a 15 min drive north of Cairns. Immerse yourself in Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander culture and participate in boomerang throwing and spear throwing and be entertained by the dance show.
Adults $60, kids $40, families $160
Link here: Tjapukai
Why not relax and let us show you the best of Cairns? Check out our Cairns Tours, where we have listed of the best tours in Cairns!