Cairns Activities

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.

Also see our Free things to do in Cairns page for free activities within walking distance from Cairns city and Places to visit for beautiful locations to visit in the region.



Bungy Jumping

Deserted island paradise, Cairns

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

Father and child kneeboarding at Cable Ski Cairns

Knee Board or Wake board

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

View of Trinity Inlet and surrounds Cairns

Trinity Inlet

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


Hire a mountain bike or do a tour

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

Cairns 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

Cairns adventure tours

You can even get a photo cuddling a koala

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



Cairns Zoom


One of the ropes courses at Zoom

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


The Great Barrier Reef – great for catching Marlin and Barramundi

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


Half day option fishing Trinity Inlet

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



Flyboard Cairns


Feel like your flying on water!

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


Hang glide from Rex Lookout

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


Stunning views of rainforest and farmlands

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


35 mins of high-speed action!

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



Kite surfer at Yorkey’s Knob beach

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


Stunning scenery on horseback

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 


If motorbikes are your thing, you’ll love this!

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



River Tubing

Girl river tubing down a river on a day tour from Cairns

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



Skydive Cairns

Tandem skydive over Cairns and the Coral Sea

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



Sugarworld Waterpark

Sugarworld Water Park Cairns

Sugarworld Water Park Cairns

20 min drive south of Cairns. Ideal for younger kids.

Adults $16, kids $14, families $52

Link here: Sugarworld Waterpark.



Tjapukai Cultural Park

Cairns adventure tours

Great for the whole family

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!

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