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Choose Your Own Adventure

Creating unique adventures in a playground paradise

From mild to wild

Adventure means something different for everyone. It’s not always about getting the adrenaline racing, it’s about seeing the world from a new perspective.

Drift lazily under the rainforest canopy on an inflatable raft or turn the thrill up and tackle rapid waters flowing through ancient rainforest; undertake an epic journey through Australia’s most iconic 4WD locations; find inquisitive Dwarf Minke Whales on the Great Barrier Reef, or enjoy the sense of achievement of climbing Queensland’s highest mountain.

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Test your limits

Get your knees shaking and heart racing on your Tropical North Queensland adventure. Leap 50m from Australia’s only bungy tower, tumble out of a plane over the Great Barrier Reef, zipline over a crocodile or paddle world-class rapids.

Get your adrenaline pumping

Hit the trails

With 700kms of mountain biking trails easily accessible from Cairns, both downhill adrenaline junkies and easy-going family riders are able to find a track that suits.

Mountain biking

For those that prefer two legs than two wheels, your bushwalking options are almost infinite. Conquer Queensland’s highest mountain, pack your bags for a multi-day adventure or take an easy stroll along scenic boardwalks.

Hiking & Walking Trails

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Endless rainforest journeys

Rainforest-clad mountains hugging the coastline create endless options for adventure. Find secluded swimming holes, thundering waterfalls and wildlife not seen anywhere else in the world.

Get an aerial perspective from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, spot crocs on a river cruise, or kayak down crystal-clear creeks.

Start your rainforest adventure

snorkel great barrier reef

Into the blue

A trip to the Great Barrier Reef is full of wonder no matter how you choose to do it. Hop on a liveaboard adventure to do your PADI, snorkel fringing island reefs, take a chopper to a sand cay paradise, see the reef come alive at the annual coral spawning, or swim with inquisitive Dwarf Minke Whale on the Ribbon Reefs – the only place in the world these gentle giants congregate.

Great Barrier Reef adventures

Wind down

At the end of an adventure-packed day, it’s time to wind down, relax (maybe let the muscles rest) and reflect on the day with mates. There’s no better way to do that than over a bite of food or cold bevvie.

Food can be just as adventurous, sample crocodile at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, try unusual bush tucker (green ants are a surprisingly citrusy treat), discover weird and wonderful tropical fruits at markets or go hunting with an Indigenous guide.

Eat & Drink

Discover

Welcome to the jungle (and the reef and more). Unleash your adventurous side in a tropical playground.

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