adventure

  • 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:

  • 9 Ways to Bring in the New Year around Cairns

    Still deciding what you want to do for New Year’s Eve? From epic island parties to family-friendly activities along the Esplanade, send off the year with these celebrations near Cairns.

  • Bramston Beach

    Bramston Beach is approximately 45 minute south of Cairns by car. To reach this quiet and relaxed beach, turn left at Mirriwinni, [more…]

  • The Babinda Boulders

    The Babinda Boulders is a popular tourist attraction and swimming hole surrounded by lush vibrant rainforest. The area is made [more…]

  • Windin Falls

    Windin Falls is a beautiful remote location tucked away in the Wooroonooran National Park in the Atherton Tablelands. This waterfall is [more…]

  • 5 Mountain biking trails from Cairns to Cardwell

    Discover the lush tropical rainforest by bike with a list of five great trails that you too should head out and ride – stat! From the Mission Beach Mountain Bike Park to Musgravea Trail, these iconic routes are the perfect way to explore the Cassowary Coast.

  • 5 Detours while cycling the Cassowary Coast

    Take a break from pedalling to stop and smell the roses… or in this case, the heliconias, at these incredible detours from Cairns to the Cassowary Coast.

  • Riding the Misty Mountains Trails near Mission Beach

    The Misty Mountain trails consist of a number of scenic rides from the coast to the rainforest. Ride the wilderness tracks and explore the Cassowary Coast with these hot hints.

  • Mission Beach – The best kept secret in mountain biking

    From the moment you turn off the highway, away from the never-ending cane fields and through the twists and turns of the Djiru National Park, you’ll be captured. Get set for your perfect mountain biking getaway in Mission Beach.

  • Cape York

    Got a heightened sense of adventure and want to take it all the way to the top (of Australia)? Jump into a 4WD and head off on an unforgettable journey from Cairns to Cape York.