Far North Queensland
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  • From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Cruise by Premium Catamaran

    1. From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Cruise by Premium Catamaran

    Meet your crew at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and hop aboard the luxury catamaran. The crew will select reef locations depending on the day's conditions from Flynn and Milne reef or further north at Norman and Hastings reefs. All offer diverse reef structures teeming with exotic marine life.

    Feel the wind in your hair as you set sail for the outer Great Barrier Reef. Relax with morning tea on the way, get to know the crew and learn all about the marine eco-system from a marine expert. Review snorkeling techniques with the crew during the journey.

    Arrive at the first outer reef location, where you can snorkel, dive or swim in the water. You may also choose to sunbathe, or chill on the boat on the upper sun deck or the netted deck trampoline at the bow of the boat. You can avail complimentary guided tours from the staff.

    Great reef locations. Super friendly and professional crew. Safety was always their priority. Excellent equipment. Super chill vibe, great tunes and space to relax whilst travelling to and from the reef. Thoroughly enjoyed our day. Highly recommend this activity!

  • Kuranda: 1-Hour Rainforest ATV Tour

    2. Kuranda: 1-Hour Rainforest ATV Tour

    Explore a secluded estate atop the majestic Barron Falls on a personalized ATV tour with a friendly local tour guide. The estate, owned by a local family since 1969, is surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Rainforest and is home to the elusive cassowary and other Australian wildlife. You’ll feel secure and prepared after receiving a training session at the beginning of the tour. Confidently ride through the rainforest and take in the atmosphere of this vibrant flora.

    Follow the ancient timber logger tracks and discover unique trees. As you venture through the forest, your tour guide will share amazing facts and stories from the history of the pioneers. Get your blood pumping as you ride through the water of a permanent creek crossing. Bite into a piece of fresh fruit straight from the tree. The property houses a gorgeous orchard of 600+ trees. If you're lucky, you m...

    Excellent experience. We had so much fun and the staff were amazing! Thank you !

  • Daintree, Mossman Gorge & Cape Trib Tour with Cruise & Lunch

    3. Daintree, Mossman Gorge & Cape Trib Tour with Cruise & Lunch

    Start your adventure with a scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas, the far north’s very own great ocean road with panoramic views of the sparkling Coral Sea. The first stop is Mossman Gorge, which is in the southern sector of the world-famous Daintree National Park.

    The gorge has been carved out by the cold mountain waters of the Mossman River, which winds through large granite boulders, bordered by lush green rainforest. It’s a magical place and you’ll be welcomed by the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people, who will also cleanse you of evil spirits during a smoke ceremony. Also, enjoy a refreshing swim in the cascading waters. Cross the mighty Daintree River and head to the beach for lunch. Experience waterfront dining and enjoy the sand between your toes. After lunch, it’s time to explore the ancient rainforest environment on an interesting guided ...

    Amazing tour with a extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guide in Johnny! Cant recommend highly enough !

  • Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

    4. Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

    Departing from Airlie Beach, cruise through the Whitsundays on a high-speed, luxury vessel. Enjoy morning tea as you pass by deserted islands, secluded bays and beaches en route to the outer Great Barrier Reef. The vessel features spacious lounges, full air-conditioning, huge outside view decks and a duo of bars that will gladly serve you your favourite refreshment, including both alcohol and soft drinks. Arrive at the permanently-moored, spacious and innovative pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The water quality and diverse marine life is unrivalled. Meet hundreds of fish species and admire a variety of hard and soft coral. This makes for unbelievable snorkelling and diving if you wish (at an extra cost on the day). Spend the time as you please: make use of the undercover seating and tables, sun decks to top up your tan, freshwater showers and changing rooms. Visit the underwat...

    Amazing would definitely do it again definitely one of the coolest things we have ever done

  • Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Behind-the-Scenes Tour & Live Harvest

    5. Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Behind-the-Scenes Tour & Live Harvest

    Join a guided tour for an insight into the fascinating history of pearling in Cygnet Bay. Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is Australia’s oldest operating pearl farm. It is one of the very few operating pearl farms open to the public. The farm is located 2.5-hours out of Broome at the tip of the Dampier Peninsula and is surrounded by natural beauty. Your knowledgeable guide will demonstrate a live pearl harvest and give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the fully operational pearl farm. Your tour concludes with an in-depth pearl grading and appreciation session that will leave you feeling like a pearl expert. It’s with these exquisite gems that Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is honored to share a unique and coveted treasure with seekers of true natural beauty. With turquoise blue water and white sand beaches largely untouched by human interference, the region around Cygnet Bay is considered one of the mo...

    Ben took us on an informative tour of the Cygnet Pearl farm site. I'm so much more informed about the Pearl cycle and how they are grown. We used the restaurant for lunch didn't swim in the lovely infinity pool which overlooked the bay. Finally, the 2.5 hour drive back, with roadworks reading for the big wet. Great experience.

  • Self-Drive Kuranda Experience: Skyrail and Scenic Rail

    6. Self-Drive Kuranda Experience: Skyrail and Scenic Rail

    Getting around by car? The Kuranda Self Drive trip is a great option for you. Drive yourself to the Skyrail Smithfield Terminal, where a representative will check you in and issue you with the Kuranda Boarding Pass. This includes a detailed itinerary with a time schedule, as well as your Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail tickets, allowing you to proceed straight to the boarding area.  Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway at 10:45 AM and enjoy an unforgettable journey through the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest, stopping along the way to explore. Once you arrive in Kuranda, you'll have free time to see this unique village. Use the discount vouchers on your Kuranda Boarding Pass, or visit the heritage markets. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can purchase refreshments.  Return from Kuranda to Cairns on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, one of the m...

    It was a lovely way to spend the day. We caught the cable car up to Kuranda and then enjoyed a riverboat ride down the Barron River where we spotted a crocodile and turtles. There is lots to see and do at Kuranda. Then we returned by train and the views were fabulous. After the train ride, we caught a bus back to our car. Everything was comfortable and easy. We totally recommend this activity

  • Daintree & Cape Tribulation Small Group 4WD Tour

    7. Daintree & Cape Tribulation Small Group 4WD Tour

    Explore Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation on a small group tour. Ride a 4WD vehicle as you spot wildlife, catch incredible views, and try regional food along the way.

    After being picked up in a 4WD around 7:00 AM, make your way north along the Captain Cook Highway. Stop first at the Daintree Cruise Centre for a cup of coffee and biscuits before setting out to explore the Daintree River on a 1-hour guided cruise.

    During your cruise, you may spot estuarine crocodiles, from youngsters to massive 4-meter adults. Learn about the birds and wildlife that make this area their home. Then, make your way to the Alexandra Range Lookout, located in the heart of the rainforest, to enjoy spectacular views of the rainforest, the ocean, its surrounding reefs, and the majestic Daintree River. At the Jindalba boardwalk, you'll go on an informative 45-minute guided ...

    It was informative. Guide Matthew was awesome. Huge knowledge. Kept the group on the move. Loved the cruise. Lunch was good. Swim was GREAT once I convinced myself to go under the water.lol. I loved learning about the whole area. Thank you.

  • Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    8. Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    Tour the Outer Great Barrier Reef with time to snorkel and explore this world-famous National Park. Complement your experience with a gourmet buffet lunch, glass of wine, and a light snack.

    Board your high-speed vessel, and visit some of the most beautiful spots in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a seamless experience with knowledgeable staff to ensure a safe and fun-filled tour.

    Stop at 2 spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations and snorkel with equipment and lessons provided. Feel free to jump in the water and explore this natural wonder up close.

    Later, sit down for a delicious barbecue lunch with salad before taking off for the second half of the tour.

    Loved our whole tour experience with the Evolution. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. From check-in, Eddie was there to guide the passengers where to go. We're also very thankful to Brayden and Jake for guiding us during our snorkel when we didn't know what to do. It was an amazing day for us. Would love to go back again.

  • From Cairns: Luxury Great Barrier Reef Snorkel & Dive

    9. From Cairns: Luxury Great Barrier Reef Snorkel & Dive

    Depart in the morning for your once in a lifetime adventure to the spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef aboard this modern, luxury vessel. The friendly crew will ensure you get the most out of your day on the reef, whether you’re a snorkeler, trying SCUBA diving for the first time, or you are an experienced diver.  Purpose built, the vessel boasts 3 large sun decks, 2 air-conditioned indoor saloons, a spacious dive deck, and a sunken platform for easy access in and out of the water. This new vessel has everything you need to experience the Great Barrier Reef in unrivaled comfort, and numbers are capped at 80 to ensure everybody has a great day.  You will have the opportunity to snorkel or dive at 2 exclusive reef locations across your day, allowing you to see an abundance of marine life that calls the Great Barrier Reef home. The reef sites are chosen on the day by the experienced skip...

    Great experience with a great crew!!! Wonderful value for money! Will definitely be passing on the name.... Divers Den

  • From Broome: Cape Leveque 4WD Tour & Optional Return Flight

    10. From Broome: Cape Leveque 4WD Tour & Optional Return Flight

    Just a few kilometers out of Broome, head north on Cape Leveque Road. Journey over rugged terrain on unsealed sections of road to your first stop, Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community. Enjoy morning tea and see the famous pearl-shell alter of the Sacred Heart Church. Head further north to Lombodina, where traditional owners will take you on a guided walk of their community. Visit their craft shop where you will find many local handmade products. Next stop is Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm for a chef prepared lunch followed by an insightful tour of the pearl farm. Enjoy an afternoon swim in the beautiful turquoise waters of Kooljaman. Sit back and relax or stroll along the sandy white beach. Opt for the return scenic flight (must be pre-booked) down the beautiful coast to arrive in Broome at approximately 5:00 PM or head back to Broome by coach, arriving at approximately 7:30 PM.

    It was most interesting, lot of information, I learnt a lot on this tour. Nathan was very friendly and helpful. I fly home and the flight with Ben 2. Flying the plane pointing out all the points was so interesting . Ben 2 was very friendly and mad the flight a very pleasant journey. The big surprise was when we landed was a nice cool towel and glass of cold tea, served up by a big smile from Ash. Thank you one and all you help me with this tour. I do very much enjoy myself

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What people are saying about Far North Queensland

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 35 reviews

It was incredibly fun and the staff were so nice and helpful and so informative. They made sure everyone was comfortable and safe all the time. The food was delicious. So much room to sit.

Amazing tour with a extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guide in Johnny! Cant recommend highly enough !

Excellent experience. We had so much fun and the staff were amazing! Thank you !

Fantastic experience, great food and loved the local produce

Excellent experience. Staff and facilities were amazing.