Tully River Rafting - Raging Thunder

Choose your own adventure

Unique adventures in a playground paradise

Choose Your Own Adventure

Turn up the thrill on an adventure through Tropical North Queensland. Whether your idea of adventure is tackling rapids in the rainforest, finding Dwarf Minke Whales on the Great Barrier Reef, leaping from a plane, or everything in between, there’s an adventure waiting for you in the tropics. 

girl bungy jumping

Test your limits

Get your knees shaking and heart racing on your Tropical North Queensland adventure. Leap 50m from Australia’s only bungy tower, tumble out of a plane over the Great Barrier Reef, zipline over a crocodile or paddle world-class rapids.

Get your adrenaline pumping

Thorseborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island

Hit the trails

With 700kms of mountain biking trails easily accessible from Cairns, both downhill adrenaline junkies and easy-going family riders are able to find a track that suits.

Mountain biking

For those that prefer two legs than two wheels, your bushwalking options are almost infinite. Explore hiking trails through the incredible wilderness, conquer Queensland’s highest mountain or pack your bags for a multi-day adventure.

Hiking & Walking Trails

Behana Canyoning

Endless rainforest journeys

Rainforest-clad mountains hugging the coastline create endless options for adventure. Find secluded swimming holes, canyon down incredible gorges and discover thundering waterfalls. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for unique endemic species that call this region home!

Start your rainforest adventure

Poseidon Cruises

Into the blue

A trip to the Great Barrier Reef is full of wonder no matter how you choose to do it. Hop on a liveaboard adventure to do your PADI, snorkel fringing island reefs, discover sharks in the dark, see the reef come alive at the annual coral spawning, or swim with inquisitive Dwarf Minke Whale on the Ribbon Reefs – the only place in the world these gentle giants congregate.

Great Barrier Reef adventures

cairns breweries

Wind down

At the end of an adventure-packed day, it’s time to wind down, relax (maybe let the muscles rest) and reflect on the day with mates. There’s no better way to do that than over a bite of food or cold drink.

Eat & Drink

Discover

Welcome to the jungle (and the reef and more). Unleash your adventurous side in a tropical playground.

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