North Queensland Experiences

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To see the coral in full colour take a day cruise or join a diving trip. To appreciate its sheer magnitude, book a helicopter flight – there’s no other view like it on Earth.

Whilst in North Queensland, make sure to also visit the rainforest. Choose from our day tours including guided walks, a river cruise or a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

For pure relaxation sail to the Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach – as close to paradise as it gets.

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Visit The Great Barrier Reef

Pre-book your activities before you go to make the most of your time in Cairns and North Queensland.

Marine World Pontoon, Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

From Cairns

Day Cruise from £149
Great Barrier Reef

Dive On The Reef

From Cairns

Dive Course from £249
Helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef

Reef Helicopter Flight

From Cairns

Helicopter Flight from £309
Green Island, Queensland

Green Island

From Cairns

Day tour from £95
Frankland Islands, Queensland

Frankland Islands

From Cairns

Day tour from £129

Rainforest Adventures & Other Experiences

Float above the North Queensland coastline, sail the palm-topped Whitsundays or trek through lush National Park.

Spirit of Cairns

Cairns Dinner Cruise

From Cairns

Evening Cruise from £56
Hot Air Balloon Above The Clouds

Hot Air Balloon Flight

From Cairns

Balloon flight from £186
Daintree Rainforest, North Queensland

Daintree Rainforest Explorer

From Cairns

Explorer 2 days from £225
Alexandra Lookout Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation Rainforest

From Cairns

Day tour from £128
Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland, Australia

Atherton Tablelands

From Cairns

Day tour from £99
Barron Falls

Kuranda & Tjapukai

From Cairns

Day tour from £125
Hill Inlet, Whitsundays

Whitsundays & Whitehaven

From Airlie Beach

Cruise & Island Visit from £75
Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Sailing Adventure

From Airlie Beach

Day tour from £129
Hook Island, Whitsundays

Whitsunday Sailing

From Airlie Beach

Explorer 3 days from £459

Rail Journeys

The Spirit of Queensland train allows you to sit back and admire, as well as explore the beauty of the East Coast. ​​​​​​​​

Spirit Of Queensland, Train

Brisbane to Cairns

Spirit of Queensland

Rail journey 2 days from £118

Cairns to Whitsundays

Spirit of Queensland

Rail journey from £64
Hamilton Island

Island Adventure Rail Explorer

Brisbane | Hamilton Island | Airlie Beach | Cairns

Rail Explorer 6 days from £749
Premium Economy. Spirit of Queensland

Queensland Rail Pass

Brisbane | Hervey Bay | Airlie Beach | Cairns

Rail Pass from £122

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