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  • 10 Adventure-packed things to do in Cairns

    Bill Bryson, one of America’s best-loved travel authors, once described the people of northern Queensland “as mad as cut snakes”. Perhaps it’s because of the tropical heat. Or maybe it’s the interminable distance to the nearest capital (Brisbane is almost 1600 km south). Or it could be the dangerous wildlife that cohabits the region.Whatever it is, Cairns has given birth to adrenaline-filled, seat-of-your-pants activities bound to test anyone’s levels of adventure. So, where to start in Australia’s adventure capital? Here are our top 10 things to do in Cairns: