Explore the region

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). 

The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps. It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981. CNN labelled it one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Queensland National Trust named it a state icon of Queensland. A must see when visiting Far North Queensland!


Skyrail is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey over the World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest. Guests glide just metres above the canopy in Skyrail’s comfortable six-person gondola cabins, which provide spectacular and uninterrupted views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and the lush Cairns Tablelands. 

Kuranda Scenic Railway

The Kuranda Scenic Railway is a holiday experience that encapsulates the wonders of the natural works with marvels of human achievement. The 100 year old railway climbs more than 300 metres through tropical rainforest, delves through 15 tunnels, bends around 98 curves and tip toes precariously over 40 bridges. 

The most impressive sight is the bridge stretching over the Barron Rover Falls. 

Kuranda Village

Kuranda is well known as the Village in the Rainforest and has been attracting visitors for well over a century. Initially people came to admire the mighty Barron Falls, while artisans were attracted to the region's natural beauty and decided to call it home, creating a vibrant arts and craft culture. 

Today people flock to this tiny village to enjoy both of these things, the stunning natural beauty and the relaxed atmosphere of the local markets, selling unique souvenirs and gift items. The Village in the Rainforest is open 7 days a week and Tourism Kuranda invites you to spend some time enjoying the many things to see and do in this little piece of paradise.

Cairns Hinterland

Hinterland Tours & Transfers - Informative Adventure in Style
Bespoke Day Tours.
Get the best value out of your holiday by seeing the places you wish on the day you prefer.  Hinterland Tours & Transfers is the private day tour for Small Groups.  We personalise tours for Families, Couples or Best Friends, looking to experience the Cairns Hinterland and not just visit. We turn Explorers into Locals.  With a fourth generation local at the wheel of your own all access vehicle, we can share with you a true local experience. We give you the flexibility to make changes to the itinerary on the day, access roads less traveled, swim in extinct volcanic craters and enjoy local hand made cheese, chocolate and spirits. If you feel like saving some for later, we carry a fridge to ensure nothing is spoiled but you.


Port Douglas

Port Douglas Australia is just an hour’s drive north from Cairns via a spectacular coastal road that is surrounded by forest and the Coral Sea. It is the only place on Earth where two World Heritage listed jewels exist; the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation. We all need time out now and again, enter a laid back tropical oasis with sophisticated worldly comforts offering a small friendly village atmosphere. Go from business suit to barefoot and frantic to free. Refresh, restore and revitalise, in the aquamarine reef waters of the Coral Sea, the crystal creeks of Mossman Gorge, and the palm fringed golden sands of Port Douglas Four Mile Beach.

Port Douglas Markets are a must see tourist attraction held every Sunday on the waterfront at Anzac Park from 8am until 1:30pm. The park buzzes for five and a half hours, drawing thousands of customers to browse over 100 stalls. 

Palm Cove

Palm Cove is well known as one of Australia's most popular holiday, spa and wedding destinations that offers visitors the most beautiful village atmosphere, a superb selection of restaurants and dining options along with a large array of budget and family style holiday accommodation, luxury five star beachfront hotels and resorts, all offering views out to the islands of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Palm Cove is only 25 minutes north of Cairns Tropical North Queensland Australia and 45 minutes south of Port Douglas Queensland Australia so you are perfectly positioned in the middle of all the Cairns Attractions giving you easy access to everything on offer north and south of Palm Cove.

Paronella Park

Paronella Park is a unique experience where history and romance are fused together. It has a remarkable history that is explained to visitors on regular guided tours through the property, which is situated on 13 acres of tropical rainforest along Mena Creek. At the park you’ll find walking paths through the rainforest, in- dependent castle buildings, bamboo gardens, a secret garden and a tunnel of love. 

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Situated on land owned by the Tjapukai people of Caravonica, the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is a stunning theatrical interpretation of Aboriginal culture. Seven separate arenas allow visitors to experience every facet of the rainforest people’s culture - including an interactive Camp Village, where visitors can learn didgeridoo and boomerang throwing. 

Scenic Helicopter Rides

These scenic flights give you the options of departing from helicopter pads and viewing the Great Barrier Reef or the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Flight times vary from ten to sixty minute duration and can also be taken from the pontoons at the reef. If you are short on time this a great way to see the region from a high vantage point. 

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures provides an innovative approach to viewing and interacting with wildlife, enabling visitors to become immersed in a natural environment with safety. A series of timer boardwalks provide elevated viewing of wildlife as visitors journey through a range of natural habitats. Wildlife handlers conduct lessons each day on various aspects of the parks’ residents. 

Mossman Gorge Centre

A visit to Mossman Gorge is a “must do” for every visitor to experience the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest with pristine waterfalls, mountains and vivid flora and fauna, all the while getting lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage. 

Connect with the lives, culture and beliefs of the local Kuku Yalanji community and experience, first hand, their connection to the natural environment. Journey on one of the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walks, conducted by the local Indigenous people. Ngadiku means stories and legends from a long time ago in local Kuku Yalanji language. The walks take visitors on a journey along secluded nature walks, visiting culturally significant sites, traditional bark shelters and past meandering cool rainforest streams.