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Things to do in  the Cairns Region

Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. 

With two great natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef and the oldest rainforest on earth just a stone’s throw from the city, Cairns puts the “jungle” in “urban jungle”. Here you can bar-hop, rock-hop or island-hop on the same day; scale great heights from mountains to rooftop bars; or dive into the deep blue then finish your day with a golden brew.

Welcome to Cairns. Welcome to the real urban jungle.


Reef Tour

 Surrounded by white sandy beaches and the beautiful coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is an idyllic coral cay located only 15 nautical miles offshore from Cairns. Travelling with Big Cat Green Island Cruises, your day can be as active or relaxing as you want. Choose between resting on the beach or indulging in some of the many activities available. Snorkel or stay dry and view the spectacular underwater reefs in our semi-submersible or glass bottom boat.

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Hartley's Crocodile Tour

See some of our largest crocodiles being pole fed, meet our gorgeous koalas, see, and feed our wallabies and kangaroos. You will also be introduced to a diverse collection of Lizards & snakes and much more on display in our Gallery of Living Art.  Your experienced wildlife guide will explain the significance of these animals during your journey throughout the park. Take an exclusive boat cruise on Hartley's Lagoon.

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Welcome to Cairns

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Extend your stay and explore Queensland

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