Things to do in Cairns

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  • 1
    Great Barrier Reef

    Great Barrier Reef

    Ranked #1 overall in Cairns things to do
    9.946 reviews
    Outdoors, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyGreen

    We dived with TUSA dive and had an incredible experience. Their dive instructors are well prepared.

  • 2
    Kuranda scenic railway

    Kuranda scenic railway

    Ranked #2 overall in Cairns things to do
    8.920 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withAdventureFamiliesOutdoorsy

    An interesting trip, better if you use sky-rail trough rainforest one day and train the other way. Great view along the trip

  • 3
    Wet Tropics of Queensland

    Wet Tropics of Queensland

    Ranked #3 overall in Cairns things to do
    8.99 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site
    Popular withBackpackers

    Its what I like ,peace

  • 4
    Rum Runner

    Rum Runner

    Ranked #4 overall in Cairns things to do
    8.37 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling
    Popular withBackpackersAdventureOutdoorsy

    I have been now 4 times between 1994 and now with such an overnight sailing and snorkeling trip to the reef but this time after the last time 13 years ...

  • 5
    Cairns Night Markets

    Cairns Night Markets

    Ranked #5 overall in Cairns things to do
    9.54 reviews
    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Shopping, Flea Market
    Popular withFoodiesNightlifeBackpackers

    The Cairns Night Market is held every day at its permanent location along the Esplanade. It's a cultural feast, and although it's very touristy, there are lots of local souvenirs ...

  • 6
    Lagoon

    Lagoon

    Ranked #6 overall in Cairns things to do
    8.05 reviews
    Outdoors, Pool
    Popular withBackpackersOutdoorsyFamilies

    Lovely place to bring a mat or towel, and lay out under a shady tree. Also, here's where you can swim since no one swims in the beaches, at least ...

  • 7
    Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

    Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

    Ranked #7 overall in Cairns things to do
    7.65 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Cruise
    Popular withGreenFamilies

    really enjoued the day out and swimming with the fish

  • 8
    Queensland

    Queensland

    Ranked #8 overall in Cairns things to do
    9.64 reviews
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withNightlifeWellnessFamilies
  • 9
    Silverswift

    Silverswift

    Ranked #9 overall in Cairns things to do
    8.54 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling
    Popular withBackpackersOutdoorsyAdventure

    Silverswift is one of the newest, fastest and best boats that travels out onto the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns harbour. The boat is modern and, as the name suggests, ...

  • 10
    Cairns QLD

    Cairns QLD

    Ranked #10 overall in Cairns things to do
    10.03 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyBackpackers

    Has the greatest round Casino, the pier markets, Harley Davidson breakfast rides complete with champagne, prawns and strawberries, or ultra lite flying in a 2 stroke motor mower engine plane, ...

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