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Apr 23
2018

Cairns & Tropical North Queensland Best Wildlife Experiences

Heading for Cairns on business, a flying visit or a family getaway?  No matter what brings you to Far North Queensland, there is nothing like taking the time out to hang out with some of our unique and spectacular wildlife.  From friendly wallabies to ancient reptiles, there is no shortage of fascinating local creatures. Cairns […]

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Apr 16
2018

Pack More Into Your Family Kuranda Day Trip – Fun For All Ages

Every year, more and more families choose the Cairns region as their holiday destination. Second only to the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforest is the most popular experience for families holidaying in Tropical North Queensland. However, just like any other destination, it is sometimes hard to find activities that will keep the kids, teenagers, parents […]

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Apr 12
2018

Fishing North Queensland

It’s not all pool bars and rainforest tours in Far North Queensland. The rivers, estuaries and of course, the Great Barrier Reef provide a fertile ground for a huge variety of fish and is a must see destination for any keen fisherman. Of course the famous Barramundi is pretty high on the most wanted list […]

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Apr 05
2018

Tropical North Queensland – Self Drive

A drive along one of Queensland’s most scenic routes should be on everyone’s bucket list… Join us on our Great Barrier Reef Drive! For a typical, tropical journey, start in Cairns, drive north along the Captain Cook Highway and over the Barron River towards the northern beaches this is where you will find the seaside […]

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Mar 26
2018

A Fun And Affordable Cairns Waterfalls And Tablelands Tour

Do you want an affordable tour full of laughs, adventure and fun! Then look no further! This tour has it all – Cairns Backpackers Rainforest & Waterfalls Tour | BF. The tour guides keep the tour fun, light hearted, but are also extremely knowledgeable about the Atherton Tablelands area… it is easy to see why […]

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Mar 20
2018

A Scenic Flight Like No Other In… Cairns Hot Air Ballooning

Perhaps you have been to Cairns and the Far North before, visited the Reef and explored the Rainforest? Here is the ideal experience to allow you to take in the stunning views over the fertile Tablelands and surrounding Great Dividing Range. Located just over 60 km to the West of Cairns is the town of […]

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Mar 12
2018

Scenic Flights – There is something up there for everyone….

So maybe you are short on time but still want to experience the Great Barrier Reef or rainforest, or perhaps snorkelling is just not your thing…either way a scenic flight is the perfect option to see the incredible North Queensland sights from above, with great photo opportunities and a time frame to suit nearly everyone. […]

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Mar 06
2018

5 Great Barrier Reef Islands in Tropical North Queensland You MUST Consider!

Green Island The most well-known island located 45 to 60 minutes from Cairns by fast catamaran. It is a coral cay home to a rainforest. Departures are from Cairns Marlin Marina. Various activities including off-shore snorkelling, Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Sea Helmet Walker, Scuba Diving, Parasailing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Marineland Melanesia Crocodile & Sea Turtle Habitat. […]

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Feb 26
2018

Delightful Day on Moore Reef

If you are looking for a lazy, easy-going day on the reef which offers other ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef besides snorkelling, Sunlover’s brand new Moore reef pontoon might be just perfect. Here’s how my day unravelled. I traveled with my two friends, one of them who had never been to the Great […]

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Feb 19
2018

Green Island Vs Fitzroy Island

  Looking at spending some time on a tropical island during your stay in the Cairns area?  Well, I am sure by now you have discovered the existence of Green Island and Fitzroy Island; both with lovely tropical vibes, and within close proximity of Cairns, making them hot spots to visit. Either island has full […]

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Feb 12
2018

What To Do in Cairns When You Only Have Half Day? Cairns Half Day Tours Suggestions

Now we all know that the most convenient flight times are not always the most available or affordable. Time and time again we find ourselves speaking to people who have just arrived or are leaving late and are looking for that last minute option to kill a few hours. So rather than spending your first […]

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Feb 06
2018

Cairns Mountain Hiking Day Adventure

If boardwalks are bit too dull for your taste then Tropical Peaks offers a fully guided mountain hiking adventure from Cairns. You might be asking yourself… “Why take a guided tour if I can go on a hike myself?” The main reason is that to access one of the best hiking trails in Tropical North […]

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Jan 29
2018

Great Barrier Reef Scuba Diving For First Timers

There are many ways to observe the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef for swimmers and non-swimmers, and the most popular way of exploring it is by snorkelling and scuba diving. You may have considered a scuba dive course to become a certified diver before your arrival to Tropical North Queensland, but either got nervous […]

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Jan 22
2018

Cairns & Port Douglas Private Charter Vessels

Coming to enjoy a stay in Far North Queensland?  Well a visit to the Great Barrier Reef is a must do of course.  Whilst The Tour Specialists have dozens of shared vessel departures daily which are fantastic options to see the reef, for those who would prefer a more boutique arrangement, we have our wonderful […]

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Jan 15
2018

Daintree Vs Kuranda

Considering a tour or excursion to the rainforest while on vacation in Tropical North Queensland?   Then no doubt you have read or heard about these two destinations ‘Daintree’ and ‘Kuranda’. These two destinations are indeed ‘in the Rainforest” however’ are located in two very different locations; one is out of Cairns the other one much […]

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Jan 08
2018

Family Day On Moore Reef On The Sunlover Pontoon… The Only One With A Watersilde!!!

My family and I were lucky enough to recently be guests aboard Sunlover Cruises Moore Reef Pontoon – yes the only one with a waterslide! This was my two young nephews’ first trip to the reef so I was crossing my fingers for a great day and I wasn’t disappointed. We checked in at the […]

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Jan 01
2018

Ocean Safaris- Funkiest Reef Trip from Cape Tribulation!

Want to walk on the wild side? Slow and cruisy is not your style but still want to see the best of the Great Barrier Reef? Ocean Safaris reef tour from Cape Tribulation in Tropical North Queensland is just perfect for the adventurous and for the young at heart! Scenic Drive North Recently I had […]

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Dec 26
2017

Wild Ride for Teenagers on White Water Rafting Tour In Cairns

Wow, what an adrenaline pumping afternoon we have had. My friend Georgia and I decided to give white water rafting a go, we are both not usually adrenaline seekers, but white-water rafting peeked our interest and we thought we would be brave and give it a bash! As Georgia and I are only 16 and […]

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Dec 18
2017

Arlington Reef | The Only Half Day Morning Tour To The Outer Reef From Cairns

  It’s official!  There is now a Half Day Outer Reef Tour that departs from the Cairns Marlin Marina, the destination being Arlington Reef located approx 40km/25miles northeast of Cairns.  The reef tour which is operated by Sunlover Cruises is the only Half Day reef tour visiting the Outer Great Barrier Reef; it departs in […]

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Dec 12
2017

Cairns Horse Riding Tours

My friend Saachi and I had the opportunity to go on a half day morning horse riding trail ride at Blazing Saddles whilst we were on holidays in Cairns at Palm Cove and we loved every minute of it! Being two horse lovers and having horses of our own we sure were keen to get […]

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Pack More Into Your Family Kuranda Day Trip – Fun For All Ages
Monday, 16 April 2018
Every year, more and more families choose the Cairns region as their holiday destination. Second only to the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforest is the most popular experience for families holidaying in Tropical North Queensland. However, just like any other destination, it is sometimes hard to find activities that will keep the kids, teenagers, parents […]Read More
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