Far North Queensland
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Our most recommended Far North Queensland Things to do for adults

  • Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

    1. Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

    Discover the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach with this seaplane tour from Airlie Beach. Enjoy a stop to explore this World Heritage-listed location and savor a freshly-prepared lunch. Your experience starts with pickup from selected locations. Board the seaplane and soar over the Whitsunday Islands, admiring aerial views of Heart Reef, Hill Inlet, and more. Listen to the in-flight commentary as you cruise towards Whitehaven Beach. Land at a private location in Hardy Lagoon. Relax on the beach, go snorkeling, or paddle across the calm waters on a stand-up paddleboard. Enjoy coral viewing in a semi-submersible vessel, with an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas, and easy access to the water. Swim in the refreshing waters and explore the coral gardens teeming with marine life. During the stop, you’ll enjoy lunch served on the beach. At the e...

  • Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge Day Tour

    2. Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge Day Tour

    The itinerary for this tour is as follows: • 6:45 AM: Hotel pickups commence from Cairns. • 7:30 AM: Pickups commence from the Cairns Beaches. • 8:10 AM: Pickups commence from Port Douglas. • 9:20 AM: Mossman Gorge Centre. Visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre and board your shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your driver/guide will take you for a guided walk sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Return to the Centre for morning tea. • 11:15 AM: Daintree River Cruise. Reach an understanding of this wildlife environment for one hour. See bird habitats, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the saltwater crocodile. • 12:45 PM: Tropical Lunch. With special access at a priv...

    The tour was well organised and our tour guide Joe was fantastic. He knew a lot about the rainforest, the species found within and the history of the area. Morning tea at the gorge was beautiful and the lunch was amazing. I would highly recommend taking this tour with this company.

  • Cairns: Hot Air Balloon Ride

    3. Cairns: Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Start with an early morning pickup and transfer from your accommodation in Cairns. Travel to the Atherton Tablelands and arrive at the launch site to see the amazing display of the balloons being inflated.  Take off from Mareeba and soar into the air. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn as you float in a hot air balloon. Admire the scenic views of vast open spaces on all sides. Keep watch for local wildlife, including native birds or even kangaroos roaming free. Cruise through the air with a professionally-trained crew, who will maximize enjoyment and ensure your safety. After you land, help out with fun pack-up games and receive a commemorative certificate. Then, then head back to your accommodation in Cairns.

  • From Airlie Beach: Jet Ski Tour to Long Island

    4. From Airlie Beach: Jet Ski Tour to Long Island

    Go on the ultimate 70 km jet ski ride through the UNESCO World Heritage listed Whitsunday Island Marine Park. Follow your experienced guide, listening to informative commentary as you go and exploring this island paradise in the most adventurous way possible.  Get picked up by free shuttle bus from the Airlie Beach area and meet your guide for a day of jet skiing. Head first to the exclusive Palm Bay Resort on Long Island where you will enjoy a poolside lunch of wood-fired pizzas, salads, and chips. Relax with a drink, take a dip in the pool, or chill on the beach before setting off on the thrilling return journey. Ride the latest model Sea-Doo jet ski and keep your eyes peeled for the diverse wildlife native to the area, including sea turtles, dugongs, seabirds, and seasonal humpback whales (July–September).

  • Airlie Beach: Great Barrier Reef & Islands Helicopter Flight

    5. Airlie Beach: Great Barrier Reef & Islands Helicopter Flight

    Get unforgettable views of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands with a modern helicopter ride. Take a 1-hour scenic flight with guaranteed window seating and in-flight pilot commentary. Enjoy aerial views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands off the north coast of Queensland. Fly above the islands for stunning views of landmarks such as Shute Harbour, Molle Islands, Long Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island, Hill Inlet, and Hardy Reef. Gain not 1m but 2 passes over Whitehaven Beach, and a bird's-eye view of the famous Heart Reef, nestled amongst the coral reef's bright colors. Then, return to the mainland and land at Whitsunday Airport, where a complimentary shuttle bus transfer can take you back to your hotel or other location in Airlie Beach.

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What people are saying about Far North Queensland

Skydiving was always a wish for my life and I am super-glad to have done it above the Whitsundays Islands! Included scenic flight, got to go up to 4,500metres freefalling at over 200km/hr and enjoyed every second of it! Less scary than I expected, really cool feeling and adrenaline jumping out of a plane, I loved it! The views were great and got to see myself on video (paid extra) doing all of it too! One of the most memorable things I have done so far in my life.

The tour was well organised and our tour guide Joe was fantastic. He knew a lot about the rainforest, the species found within and the history of the area. Morning tea at the gorge was beautiful and the lunch was amazing. I would highly recommend taking this tour with this company.

It was overcast and rainy for most of the trip but we expected that and being in the rainforest, it actually added to the experience. We had a great tour guide and never wanted for food or snacks or water along the way. It was a fun and educational day.

Bridget is an excellent tour guide with a wealth of knowledge. Xx

Magnificent tour with an amazing tour guide Daniel. Thank yoi