Often travelled to and noted for its laid-back and relaxed atmosphere amid a tropical landscape, Cairns, Australia offers plenty of fun for the most adventurous members of your family or travel expedition team. With the diversity in its surrounding landscape - from rainforests, to The Great Barrier Reef, to plenty of islands - finding an exhilarating and eye-opening experience while visiting Cairns is an easy feat. Consider some of these interesting and exhilarating Cairns tours.
The Great Barrier Reef: Up Close and Personal
High up on the lists of most travellers around the world, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's greatest wonders. As the world's largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef is home to over 3,000 individual reef systems. Those travelling to Cairns can enjoy the multitude of marine life the reef contains. The Great Barrier Reef is the only living organism on earth that is visible from outer space - but tourists can take advantage of seeing this world wonder up close and personal. Visitors can first view the coral and marine life through a glass-bottom boat before getting geared up with flippers and a wetsuit to snorkel or dive at the edge of the continental shelf at Agincourt Reef.
Tandem Skydiving: Taking the Plunge from Overhead
Tandem skydiving with the Great Barrier Reef as your backdrop is another option for exploring the world's greatest wonder on a whole different level. If you're looking for a blood-pumping and exhilarating activity that pairs adventure with nature, this could be the best option for you. Skydive Australia offers this tandem skydiving opportunity, named Skydive the Reef Cairns, along with complimentary return transfers from all Cairns hotels. Don't worry, you'll receive full training for their team of professionals before you jump.
Take Flight: Scenic Helicopter to Green Island
Jump on the opportunity to fly over the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef in an exclusive helicopter tour, and enjoy the lovely scenes from above on your way to Green Island. You can explore Green Island National Park, relax on the sandy beach, or enjoy more snorkelling and swimming in the surrounding waters.
Go Wild and Raft the Tully
An hour south of Cairns is a wild adventure waiting to happen. If you are interested in experiencing river rafting, you can visit the Tully River, which offers more than 45 rapids running through the rainforest that range in their level of severity. You can tailor your rafting experience here by choosing a suitable rapid, and whether you are a beginner or a professional river rafter, you can get your day's full of wild river rafting at the Tully.
Cairns, Australia is a diverse destination that is an ideal spot for both thrill-seekers and travellers who are after a relaxing vacation. Whether you are looking for a tour while you are in Cairns that will get your blood pumping or something else that will provide you with a relaxing and inspiring experience, you can find both and more during your stay in Cairns.