Alma Park Zoo is set on 40 acres with 12 acres set under a rainforest canopy in Dakabin, Queensland.
We currently exhibit 100 species, with more than 200 individual animals.
Alma Park Zoo is home to over 200 individual mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and crocodilians representing approximately 100 species. Many of the animals are exotic species from South America, Asia, Africa and of course Australian Native Animals.
Alma is Queensland’s oldest Zoo and also one of the only Zoos where you will see and interact with a broad range of primates.
We pride ourselves on providing a safe and affordable family day out while providing education and awareness through our displays, staff and unique animal interaction opportunities.
Our mission statement is to to create a unique and exciting experience in a natural environment that will empower the community to be involved in the conservation of wildlife and their environment
Experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet, at the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. As the National Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef, Reef HQ Aquarium offers education, entertainment and enlightenment – an amazing Great Barrier Reef experience!
Immerse yourself in the beauty of our 2.5 million-litre Coral Reef Exhibit, home to thousands of reef creatures great and small. Experience the incredible underwater viewing tunnel where predators prowl the watery depths of a replica bow section of the SS Yongala wreck. Visit North Queensland's only turtle hospital departing 12 noon and 3.30pm daily.
Reef HQ Aquarium has a full daily program of tours, talks and regular animal feedings; the Aquarium is also home to the Waterview Café and Reef-In Store gift shop. Reef HQ Aquarium is conveniently located in the heart of Townsville, North Queensland and open 9:30am to 5:00pm, 7 days, except Christmas Day.
Spirit of Gold Coast is a family owned and operated business with over 20 years whale watching experience. We invite you to join us today for a memorable adventure. There are those moments in life that truly take your breath away, and we happen to think spotting a 40 ton humpback whale in the wild is probably high up there on the list.
As one of the Pioneers of Whale Watching on the east coast of Australia our guarantee is that if Whales are not sighted on the day of the cruise we will provide vouchers for the passengers aboard to return free of charge on another day.*
Within minutes our vessel Spirit of Gold Coast will have you up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they embark on their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. This amazing journey is a truly captivating experience, as right before your very eyes these 40 ton humpback whales breach, wave their pectoral fins and slap their tails.
Each trip aboard our 24 meter Power Catamaran is unique with sightings varying from day to day. We are privileged to see these magnificent mammals in their natural environment and we must do our best to protect these beautiful creatures.
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Deepwater National Park offers peaceful, vehicle-free beaches, important turtle breeding grounds and varied vegetation. Nature lovers will enjoy the range of animals and plants that call this park home. After dark, between January and April, witness turtle hatchings. Explore rock pools at Wreck Rock and picnic or camp at the shady campsite behind the dunes. Bush camping is allowed at Middle Rock.
This park protects sandy beaches, diverse coastal lowland vegetation and the catchment of near-pristine Deepwater Creek, one of Queensland’s few remaining undisturbed coastal freshwater streams
The practice of watching whales in their natural environment is known as Whale watching. Whales are usually watched for recreation but sometimes they are observed for scientific or educational purposes.
Whale watching has become a very popular recreational activity with a study showing that nearly 13 million people went on whale watching, the world over, in 2008. Whale watching is one among the tourist attractions in Australia, South Africa, Colombia, Norway, Spain and Canary Islands.
There are many exciting things that you can do or see in various parts of the world, with Whale watching being one of the most common activities that tourists love to engage in. It is fun to do it and there are many nations across the globe whom are earning some good revenue from these activities. Australia has come out to be a strong player in this sector as there are many areas around the country where you can enjoy whale watching.
Lush rainforests, ancient trees, spectacular views, extensive walking tracks, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty make this World Heritage-listed park an outstanding place to visit.
When boarding the overnight scuba diving boat, expect to notice the friendly environment that the expert crew sets as you depart Cairns sailing to your first diving location. once there, you will have plenty of time to take in all of the beautiful corals and marine life in the secluded Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel location. Upon arrival to the boats other diving locations, you will notice that the reef and corals keep getting better and better and the marine life more abundant. While this sailing vessel is not exclusively a dive boat, you will notice that divers are very well catered to with all new dive equipment, and the reef locations are very well suited for those really keen scuba divers.
Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive and swim in the warm island waters, view the spectacular reef from the coral viewing tours, explorer Green Island National Park or just relax on the sandy beach.
Green Island coral cay is readily identified from the air by its emerald rainforest surrounded by white sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs.
From its home base in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, award winning and environmentally conscious Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises operates full day and half day cruises.
Passengers can take part in the many activities available or simply relax on the beach. Select from a range of activities including, Snorkelling, Semi-Submarine coral viewing tours, Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tours, Seawalker Helmet Diving, Introductory and Certified Scuba Diving, Parasailing. Our friendly crew will help you organise your activities to make the most of your visit to Green Island.
Paronella Park is a big property with plenty to do and a lot to see. We recommend a minimum of 2 hours to visit the Park.
Day Experiences - During the day, tours depart every half hour. A botanical guide book is supplied along with fish food for the fish, turtles and eels. Following the 45 minutes guided tour, you are free to relax and wander at your own leisure
Night Experiences - Why not discover Paronella Park at night? The "Darkness Falls Tour" departs each evening and allows for some fantastic photo opportunities. There is also an option to stay the night in our caravan and camping grounds.
Brief History - Paronella Park tells the amazing story of one man with an incredible dream. The book, The Spanish Dreamer, is a detailed account, but there is a brief version of the story available to read online.
Flora and Fauna - You will discover a vast range of plant and animal life at Paronella Park. We are always adding to this list as new species are discovered in and around the park.
Architecture and Restoration -Paronella Park is home to a number of heritage structures. Thankfully due to the popularity of Paronella Park, we are able to preserve and restore the Park privately.
Discover remote gorges, sheltered pockets of subtropical rainforest, expanses of eucalypt woodland and spectacular views to Moreton Bay, all within an hour and a half's drive of Brisbane.
D'Aguilar National Park (formerly Brisbane Forest Park) totals approximately 36,000 ha, protecting the core of the D'Aguilar Range’s vast bushland area.
Engage. Connect. Be Amazed. Then head off to the real thing..
The fraser coast is a stunning tapestry of nature’s wonders. As part of the Great Sandy Biosphere, our diverse natural attractions are officially recognised in the same class as the Galapagos Islands and Central Amazon!
The discovery sphere provides the ideal starting point to immerse yourself in the beauty of our region.
Children can meet our loveable Harvey the Whale and get hands-on with interactive challenges and activities. Have your photo taken alongside the magnificent twelve metre high sculpture of Hervey Bay’s iconic whale, Nala, and soak up some culture at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.
Jungle Tours operates out of Cairns and specialises in day and extended tours to the World Heritage areas of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Wilderness.
Small groups travel with their informative guides on air-conditioned Jungle Buses. The tours include a combination of the Wildlife Habitat, cruises on the Daintree River searching for crocodiles and wildlife and exploring Cape Tribulation Beach where the oldest rainforest in the world meets the Great Barrier Reef.
On the extended tours, various levels of accommodation are offered from backpacker dorms to deluxe retreats with plenty of options to party.
Activities available include reef trips, sea kayaking or if you prefer to keep your feet dry enjoy bush walking through the World Heritage rainforest, horse-riding, jungle surfing or mountain bike riding.
Experience Queensland's real wild side on this Great Barrier Reef half day Eco Tour. The tour begins at Cape Tribulation beach where guests board the newly built vessel bound for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. After an exhilarating fast ride of approximately 25 minutes guests enjoy snorkelling two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs.
The Skipper and Eco Host ensure the day is filled with fun and appreciation of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal rainforest of the Daintree, two world heritage areas side by side.
The vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers, allowing guests to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group. The vessel is based on the original design of a rescue craft and is a rigid inflatable boat driven by 700hp engines. Ocean Safari's check in office is the Boardwalk Cafe, Cape Tribulation Road and a courtesy bus pick up from Cape Tribulation accommodation is included. Ocean Safari has advanced Eco Accreditation.
Experience the ultimate in luxury sailing and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef with an Aquarius reef cruise from Port Douglas to the Low Isles.
Aquarius is a 62-foot vessel carrying a maximum of 23 guests on a unique and personalised reef experience daily from Port Douglas.
Guests enjoy swimming and snorkelling amongst spectacular marine life including green turtles, parrotfish and fusiliers in the tranquil waters of the Low Isles lagoon.
Your day on Low Isles includes an Interpretive Island Walk to learn and appreciate the history and environment that makes Low Isles a special place. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruit, plunger coffee and seafood gourmet lunch that are provided on your day at the Low Isles.
For a unique holiday experience in tropical North Queensland, watch the sun setting over the mountains of the Daintree Rainforest while indulging in pure relaxation on an Aquarius Sunset Cruise from Port Douglas.
Snorkel and Scuba the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs with Aristocat for a one day Reef Adventure second-to-none. Aristocat visits three pristine, unspoilt outer reef sites teaming with fish and coral life.
Activities include guided snorkelling tours, introductory and certified scuba diving, whale watching and swimming with Dwarf Minke Whales (whale activity seasonal).
Aristocat holds the highest ecotourism certification, Advanced Ecotourism, is an Accredited Tourism Business, and has conducted reef tours, with a guest service and safety record second-to-none, for 21 years.
Guests enjoy the exceptional stability and amenities of the world class Aristocat V ...air-conditioned saloons, ergonomic individual seating (not benches), sofa seating areas for groups and eco-briefings, enclosed hot showers and security lockers. Fresh, healthy tropical buffet lunch, cheese and fruit platters, licensed bar and espresso coffee!
Qualified PADI Dive instructors show non-certified or introductory divers how-to-enjoy a 'Scuba'-dive safely. Small group tuition and supervision is provided above water and all dives are escorted
Snorkelling is the most popular activity on Aristocat - a sheer joy wildlife experience. The small snorkelling tour groups are escorted by experienced, informed reef guides.
Immerse yourself in one of the most unique wildlife attractions of Tropical North Queensland.
Join the birds in their beautiful rainforest habitat. Flying around you are species from the vanishing rainforests of the world, including some of Australia's most precious and beautiful birds.
There are brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos and many more. Don't be surprised to find a feathered friend taking a ride on your shoulder!
Naturally landscaped with waterfalls, ponds, exotic and native plants, Birdworld replicates the natural habitats of almost 80 species that roam this unique rainforest immersion exhibit. It is truly a photographer's delight.
Birdworld Kuranda is located in the Kuranda Heritage Markets on Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda and is the latest attraction to come under the Wildlife Tropical North Queensland banner. As a locally owned and operated family company since 1980, Wildlife Tropical North Queensland is proud of its achievements in the field of professional wildlife tourism.
Blazing Saddles is the longest established horse riding and quad bike tour company in Far North Queensland. Locally owned and operated, it is now located only 10 minutes from both Cairns and Northern Beaches to suit even the most time conscious visitor or perfect for a soft adventure activity for the whole family!
Blazing Saddles is now a working sugar cane farm and the property also boasts an 18 acre billabong which is abundant with native birds and amphibious creatures of all shapes and sizes! You will also meet our resident geese, peacocks and ducks, perhaps even spot a crocodile!
They cater for large groups as well as the corporate and incentive market making these activities great for team building ideas.
Based in Port Douglas, BTS Tours have been operating specialised rainforest tours to the Daintree Rainforest since 1985.
The Daintree Rainforest tour explores the different habitats that combine to create and sustain the tropical rainforest environment. Expert naturalist guides distinguish flora and wildlife of the Daintree's wet tropic lowlands and the mysteries of its evolution and survival over millions of years. The Daintree is a remnant from the break up of Gondwanaland. Gondwanaland was the southernmost of two super continents that included what is now the southern Hemisphere of our planet.
The World Heritage Daintree Rainforest is a pocket of ancient tropical rain forest locked in a biological time capsule on the driest continent on earth where ancient species have somehow survived the ravages of time since the Gondwana break up.
Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen and only accessible by boat. M.V. Crocodile Explorer is a comfortable air-conditioned vessel taking visitors along Trinity Inlet on this scenic nature cruise. With waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from their crew. This is the saltwater crocodile's natural habitat - with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks, particularly in the cooler months.
The most unique way to experience the majestic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is with Cairns Seaplanes.
Taking off from Trinity Inlet in the heart of Cairns, behold the awe-inspiring views of Tropical North Queensland’s coastline before flying over one of the world’s seven natural wonders comprising of turquoise waters, coral gardens and an abundance of marine life.
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of naturally formed Sandy Cays and the surrounding reefs followed by a relaxing beach picnic or opt for a rock star arrival into Green Island as you land on the water and spend the day exploring the resort at your leisure.
The new Cairns ZOOm is the world's first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife immersion exhibit, It consists of 65 elements of crossings and ziplines. Each element is designed and named after Australian wildlife, allowing visitors to interact and be educated about the native fauna.
Mid-ZOOm - At an easier level of difficulty, suitable for beginners and young people. Must be over 120 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.
Hi-ZOOm - At a greater level of difficulty, consisting of more complex crossings and ziplines for the more adventurous, featuring three ziplines - one of which where you dangle over Goliath the croc!
Must be over 140 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.
PowerJump - This enthralling component is a freefall adventure, where you jump off a 13 metre high tower to make a rapid descent, with a fan device ensuring a gentle and smooth landing. Must be over 140 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.
The Daintree River Cruise Centre is located on privately owned land, on the banks of the Daintree River, where the mangroves merge with the rainforest.
Since 1987 the Cruise Centre has provided one hour to full day specialised cruises. Their river guides are well informed naturalists and biologists. The vessels are designed to allow visitors excellent viewing and comfort. Equipped with the most technologically advanced OEDA 3 Rating Yahama 4 stroke motors, the vessels are extremely fuel efficient and quiet. It is the aim of their company to have as little harmful impact on the environment as possible and consequently they have
achieved advanced ecotourism certification Level IV, ROC Accreditation, Green Travel Leader, Climate Action Business, with 2010 marking 10 years of eco tourism.
Flames of the Forest transports you into a world beyond your imagination so relaxing and uplifting for your soul you will never want to leave. A completely intimate natural feast for your senses.
If you are on holiday choose from two different evenings to suit your tastes and your budget - please go to the dining experience. We offer a very different experience to a restaurant being in a pristine natural setting in the rainforest near Port Douglas. It is like no other dining experience in Australia.
Flames is also a magical, private and very exclusive venue for weddings, private parties and corporate groups with tailor made event theming, entertainment and menu design from our award winning catering.
Join a day of discovery to the Atherton Tablelands with amazing food and wine experiences. Sample tasty treat, visit family farms and follow the food journey from paddock to plate ! All combined with sightseeing to the wet and dry tropics of Far North Queensland.
Travel off the beaten track, tour coffee and macadamia plantations, taste tropical fruit wines, and visit a cheese and chocolate factory. Experience exotic tastes and uncover secrets the locals don't know.
Cross dry plains, red soils, rolling hills, and explore World Heritage, Wet Tropics Rainforest. Visit Atherton, Mareeba, the Curtain Fig and Lake Barrine.
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is simply the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in the North. Enjoy our entertaining and educational wildlife presentations including, snakes, cassowaries, koalas, crocodiles and more. Take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon and see crocodiles and other wildlife on our melaleuca wetland and learn about sustainable use and conservation on our crocodile farm tour.
Visit the newly opened ‘Gondwana Gateway’ and learn about the evolution of Australian wildlife in a beautiful forest setting surrounded by the living descendants of Australia’s ancient past. Enjoy a delicious snack in Lilies Restaurant overlooking Hartley’s Lagoon and find that perfect gift in the Paperbark Gift Shop.
Did you know that Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is one of the best places in the world to go ballooning? This is the ultimate scenic experience in the tropics! Balloon rides take off every day and are a must do and truly, one of Australia's best kept secrets. So come flying, daily from Cairns and Palm Cove and Cairns beaches, this is Australia's biggest fleet of balloons where it's just like a balloon festival everyday!
Start your day by watching the sun rise over the rolling hills of the majestic Atherton Tablelands then experience your first balloon ride. Enjoy the 360 degree panorama, before coming gently back to earth. Afterwards, there's pack up games, see the photos for sale taken on the morning, in-flight and personal portraits, then drive back through spectacular rainforest, door to door transfers included or choose to connect after ballooning to Kuranda or the Great Barrier Reef. Whichever way, start your day in Cairns on a high, with a Cairns balloon ride.
When you experience Indigenous culture in Tropical North Queensland you immediately open a gateway to the unique and authentic cultures of the Rainforest Aboriginal People. Ingan Tours is an Australian company that is 100 per cent Aboriginal owned by the Grant family in Tully, North Queensland. They are situated 2.5 hours south of Cairns and 45 minutes south of Mission Beach.
For thousands of years their Ancestors have walked through the rainforest across mountainous regions, creeks and rivers via Aboriginal trading routes to hunt and gather together for ceremonial rituals and marriages with neighbouring tribal communities. Their tours and educational programs provide insight into this unique lifestyle and demonstrate how life was for these people before contact from the outside world.
A range of quality products are on offer, from hiking, weaving, bush tucker, string making, and mountainous trekking to student educational tours which journey you through some of the best World Heritage Rainforest in the world.
Only 30 minutes drive from Proserpine Airport or 30 minute ferry transfer from Hamiliton Island Airport. Ideally located at the very gateway to the spectacular Whitsunday islands offering 500+ berths protected by a solid rock breakwater. The Marina caters for vessels up to 60m and offers a comprehensive range of features and speciality services.
ISail is a small Whitsunday Sail Charter Business owned by brothers Luke and Tristram Mairs. The two simply wanted to do what they enjoyed: going for a sail in one of the best sailing locations in the world and visit the best beaches and bays on a flash comfortable yacht. ISail aims for the highest standards in regards to condition and maintenance of its boats.
Each tour is dedicated to uncrowded locations, high quality and personal service. This is only possible with a small group of guests. Our boats carry a maximum of 12 (or 10) passengers per tour. ISail’s tours are for everyone: backpackers, singles, young (or old) couples, parents travelling with backpacking daughter/son or families. Our boats are also great and affordable for private crewed charters.
Whitehaven Xpress is a cruise with a difference, it is family operated with Terry, Jill, Dan, and Shane providing a unique personal service for visitors to the Whitsundays Islands, with three relaxing destinations.
Bushwalk at Hill Inlet - Outstanding views of the inlet and Whitehaven Beach.
Whitehaven Beach BBQ - Under the shade of the trees on beautiful Whitehaven Beach. Share your dining experience with the wildlife including goannas and birdlife!
Snorkel or Glass Bottom Boat Viewing at Mantaray Bay - Hand feed the Maori Wrasse coral and tropical fish. Enter the mystical world of abundant marine life.
3 fantastic Whitsunday locations, Whitehaven beach, Snorkelling and Hill Inlet, (Local area) pick up and drop off, morning tea, coffee and biscuits, Awesome Aussie BBQ lunch, snorkeling gear and tuition, glass bottom boat, fantastic Aussie crew, afternoon tea with cheese and crackers, on board bar.
During Summer months we recommend wearing stinger suits - available on board for hire $8.00 per person.
Each Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! Our semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Ocean Rafting has operated since 1997 and is proud to have special permits allowing us to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. We are the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience. Ocean Rafting visits the "Wild Side" of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life.
Ocean Rafting's fleet of four vessels are 11 metre semi-rigid inflatables, originally designed and built as rescue crafts and are driven by 500hp engines. Each vessel takes a maximum of 28 passengers, with small groups allowing you to experience tropical paradise away from the crowds and 70% of the vessel is shaded, providing comfort from the tropical sun. Your Skipper and Eco Host will ensure you have a fun filled adventure and personalised service, from the courtesy bus pick up in the morning to snorkel lessons and a guided National Park walk in the Whitsunday Islands.
Our fabulous crew are well trained professionals and will ensure that your day with us is fun and memorable.
Reef and island naturalist talks are offered by the skipper and eco host with on board vessel commentary, guided walk information and snorkelling instruction. First time snorkellers….no problem! They have great local knowledge of the island’s flora, fauna and marine wildlife and informative talks include historical, geographical and ecological information of the Whitsunday area.
Dream Yacht Charter is everywhere you want to sail. With 33 locations worldwide and more than 450 boats to choose from the hardest part is deciding where to next? That's what we are here for...to assist you in deciding where to take your next Dream Charter Holiday.
Start with sailing the Whitsundays and expand your DREAM to include exotic destinations such as French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Thailand, Seychelles, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas and more. We are specialists in bareboat (skipper yourself) charter holidays where you can do Whatever you Want, When you Want.
Dreaming of the Whitsundays? Queensland Yacht Charters are the company of choice.
For the adventurous holiday maker, you can sail, swim, snorkel, bushwalk, catch that big fish, climb a mountain & kayak down an inlet and for the less adventurous sail to a secluded anchorage, picnic on the beach, gaze at the scenery, read a book & eat,drink, laugh and enjoy the warm tropical breezes of the Whitsundays.
Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours commenced operation in August 2010 and is the only jet ski tour company permitted to run from Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands. The company is a multi award winner, winning the Adventure Tourism Award, the Smile Whitsundays Award and the People's Choice Award at the 2012 Whitsunday Tourism Awards, finalists in the Adventure Tourism and Tour and/or Transport categories at the 2012 Queensland Tourism Awards, as well as the New Tourism Development award at the 2011 Whitsunday Tourism Awards and finalist in the same category at the 2011 Queensland Tourism Awards.
Owners Steve and Toni Ward have been operating commercial watersports in the Whitsundays since 1992. In this time jet skis, or PWC (Personal Water Craft) as they are officially known, have evolved from smaller freestyle type machines to larger, safer, quieter machines ideal for touring the beautiful Whitsunday waterways.
People from all over Australia and the world visit the Whitsundays, not just to appreciate it's natural beauty, but to seek adventure and an experience to remember. Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours combines both of these in a unique, exhilarating and unforgettable way and is for many visitors the highlight of their Whitsundays and Australian holiday.
We are strong believers in providing a high quality product, and also in the future of the Whitsundays as one of the world's premier tourist destinations.
We have continually developed and improved the tour over time, and this has been successfully achieved through our experiences, combined with the all important feedback from our guests.
This in turn led to the establishment of the Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, now a full day excursion, which started on 1 April 2003. Customer response to this format has been overwhelming and we continue, as always, to fine-tune and enhance our product.
International Coaches & Tours is a locally owned and operated chauffeur-drive company based in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia. We have delivered first-class, personalized transport services for over fourteen years. Our Managing Director, Ray McIlwain, has over 50 years’ local experience and knowledge of our region. Ray’s well-known, personable style is widely sought after by clients throughout the world. Passengers are instantly relaxed and assured of receiving the best professional and personal attention.
Cairns Coach & Bus Charters
We offer Mini Buses, Coaches, Tour Guides, Airport Transfers, Weddings, Tailor Made Tours, Professional, Personalized Charter Bus Service.
We can offer transfers, private charters and tours in either:
We recognise how important it is that clients’ and passengers’ needs are meet promptly and efficiently. We are based 3min from the airport and 5min from the city.
Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail Tour #1
Transfer to Railway Station to board the Kuranda Train, travelling up the Kuranda Range stopping at the Barron Falls and continue on to Kuranda Station.
A short walk from the station to the village where you can enjoy a day’s shopping at the markets or maybe explore Kuranda Bird-world, Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala Gardens.
Stroll down to Skyrail and board Skyrail back to Caravonica where we will meet you at 12:15, 2:00,
3:00, 4:00pm for your transfer back to your accommodation or airport. (Luggage stored at our office).
Pick-ups from 7.45am to 9.10 am daily. Return by 2.00pm (earliest) - 5.00pm (times are flexible)
Prices include: Transfers from/to accommodation or airport. - Kuranda Scenic Train Journey. -
Self-Drive Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail
Drive your car to Skyrail Caravonica, park your car until we pick you up. We will transfer you to the train for your scenic trip to Kuranda. Board Skyrail for your trip down to Caravonica where your car is parked, then drive away.
The Big 2
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Skyrail
Tjapukai is the most awarded aboriginal cultural park in Queensland. Here you will enjoy a morning of entertainment including a live theatre performance watching traditional dance. After exploring the park it is only a short stroll to Skyrail where you will board your gondola. You will gently glide just metres above the breathtakingly beautiful world heritage rainforest. In Kuranda you will have free time to roam the market village before being returned to your accommodation or the airport with your luggage.
8am depart Palm Cove 8.30 depart Cairns, 11.30 Skyrail 12.30 free time in Kuranda. Meet the International Coach in front of the Butterfly Sanctuary at 1pm; 2pm or 3pm
* Lunch at Tjapukai is an optional extra.
Hummer Night Adventure
Bushland Aussie BBQ & Billy Tea
Pick up and transfer to the Hummer site (cattle farm) in Kuranda. There you will arrive in the rugged untouched bushland on the outskirts of Kuranda and settle in for a BBQ by the Camp Fire. Try some BBQ Kangaroo Sausages, roast some marshmallows, share stories and enjoy the Aussie outback life style with some Billy Tea.
The Hummer Tour in Rainforest and Farmland
Then the adventure begins: boarding the almighty American Military H1 Hummer. You are rushed into the rainforest, crossing the creek while experiencing the strength of this high performance, off road, all-terrain vehicle driven by your experienced driver / guide.
After the Hummer tour, we then travel through the Tablelands to Granite Gorge. Here we are met by the ever friendly little Wallaby, the smallest species of kangaroo-Rock Wallaby in Australia. The wallabies are so friendly they will eat out of your hands! (Food is provided.) If you are lucky you may even see the Wallaby mother with a small Joey in her pouch. Star gaze and explore the skies, including the famous Southern Cross.
NIGHT TOUR ITINERARY
18:00 Hotel pick-ups
19:15 Enjoy camp fire BBQ
19:40 Join a rough and exciting thrill Hummer ride at night.
21:15 Wild Rock Wallaby feeding and star gaze
22:30 Arrive back at your hotel.
*Pick up / return transfer from/to hotels in Cairns City, Northern Beaches and Cairns Airport
BOOKING CONDITIONS & INFORMATION:
*Price includes GST & Kuranda Tourism Levy. Valid to 31/03/17.
*Where indicated, the children’s discount applies to ages 4-14 years inclusive. Infants 3 and under travel for free if nursed but cannot take the Hummer riding.
*All tours operate Monday - Friday except 25th December, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
*Tours subject to weather, access and availability.
*Minimum of 4 people for the tour to operate.
*CANCELLATIONS - Please notify us of any cancellations 24hours before tour departure time for full refund.
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours take you into the beating heart of the Daintree Rainforest on a guided zipline experience through six tree platform and the world's first Human Hamster Wheel cable lift. This is nature's own spectacular high definition live stream, available every day from Cape Tribulation.
The guides are with you every step of the way, sharing their wit and wisdom with interpretation on every platform and they also control your flight throughout the tour, so there’s absolutely no experience necessary, making the tour suitable for all ages from three to 103.
The platforms range from 3.5 to 19.5 metres above the ground and each one reveals a different level of the rainforest with unique and spectacular views into the canopy, over the treetops, down to cascading streams and out to the Great Barrier Reef (don’t forget your camera!!)
There are eight two-hour tours daily, with at least one hour up in the rainforest canopy. It’s essential to book, especially during school holidays.
As the sun sets over the trees, the animals stir and the forest comes to life. Jungle Adventures also offer a nightwalk to experience the dark side of the Daintree. Armed with a flashlight, venture into a fascinating nocturnal world, where little has changed in 120 million years! So what are you waiting for? Come and experience rainforest for yourself.
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions are proud of their reputation for exceptional diving and extraordinary service. It is their attention to detail that sets them apart. Spoilsport’s specially designed itineraries provide more diving and more relaxed diving. Quickly you will notice there is no rush or limit placed on your dive time. You benefit from the industry’s best trained and qualified staff. Seven of the 11 person crew are dive masters or instructors.
The three night ‘Fly Dive Cod Hole’ expedition departs Cairns every Monday and offers prime Ribbon Reef dive sites which suit every type of diver. The four night ‘Fly Dive Coral Sea’ expedition departs Cairns every Thursday and is geared towards the more adventurous diver and offers great diving in the remote Coral Sea. Both departures include a spectacular low-level reef flight just 180 metres above the Great Barrier Reef. The seven night ‘Coral Sea Safari’ expedition provides a combination of both three and four night expeditions and offers you the best Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea diving with no repeat dive sites except the world famous Cod Hole.
Visit Mossman Gorge and experience the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest with pristine waterfalls, mountains and vivid flora and fauna, all the while getting lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage.
Begin your trip by paying a visit to the Mossman Gorge Centre. Peruse the Indigenous art work, enjoy a light refreshment at Mai café and book yourself onto one of the award-winning Ngadiku Dreamtime Walks, The walks are conducted by the traditional owners of the Gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people. Be taken on a journey steeped in heritage as you uncover their ancient culture and traditions.
After a visit to the Centre, an eco-friendly shuttle bus will transport you into the heart of the Gorge where the adventure begins through this unique wilderness. Whether at your own pace on one of the self guided walks through the National Park or with an expert local indigenous guide on the Dreamtime Walks the Gorge is guaranteed to leave you enthused and inspired.
Be taken on a journey steeped in heritage, ancient culture and traditions.
A "must do" for every visitor to Mossman Gorge are the Indigenous guided Dreamtime Walks, conducted by the local Indigenous people. Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul) meaning stories and legends from a long time ago in local Kuku Yalanji language, takes visitors on a journey along private, easy graded tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over meandering cool rainforest streams.
Enjoy the spectacular elevated setting overlooking both the Coral Sea and the steep rainforest-clad mountains that hug the coastline to Port Douglas. Let nature take centre stage while you enjoy the likes of coconut-crusted prawns served with a kaffir lime coconut relish and a green papaw Vietnamese mint salad sprinkled with cashew nut brittle.
Linger with a coffee in the elegantly casual surrounds to catch up on your emails with the free wifi, ask the friendly staff to identify the birds that share your tree-top position or indulge with sundowners at the end of a leisurely day in the tropics.
Pandanus Gallery is nationally and internationally recognised as showcasing a unique range of high quality Aboriginal and Torres Straits Art from across most of the Australian continent.
They specialise in: superb works on canvas both extremely large in size to small collectable gems, many by Australia's 50 top artists; a small but superb collection of vintage bark painting by significant known artists; a large range of limited edition lithographs, screenprints, etchings and other works on paper; unique vintage and antique Aboriginal artifacts, sculptures and jewellery.
Their curatorial policy is to present works by Aboriginal artists committed to the genuine communication of their ancient culture through art. The work mostly comes from Aboriginal owned Art Co-Operatives.
Pandanus Gallery stock over 800 catalogued artworks from over 300 artists for investors, collectors or those interested in this iconic style.
It's all about giving you time to relax and enjoy your reef experience without the crowds, and without being rushed....
Poseidon is a fast comfortable catamaran which will take you to the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef in just over one hour so you have five hours 'out there' to swim, snorkel, dive or simply relax, at three magnificent sites. The snorkelling advisor will teach you proper use of the snorkel equipment and safe
A well researched and informative talk on the biology and history of the reef is followed by a guided snorkel tour where the wonders of the coral reefs are explained and identified. For the more adventurous, scuba diving is available for both introductory and certified divers, with an opportunity to do up to three adventure dives.
Comfort is of prime importance and the vessel boasts a number of great features including an air-conditioned bar/saloon area, large shaded deck areas as well as a spacious sun deck, two toilets/change rooms, and fresh water showers.
Pro Dive Cairns is Australia's Premier PADI Dive School as well as a leading outer reef liveaboard dive trip operator. Since 1983 they have developed an international reputation for quality, professionalism, safety and value. They specialise in dive courses, three day dive trips, retail sales of dive, snorkel and water sports equipment. Dive courses are conducted at their modern training centre with Cairns' deepest diver training pool and their three multi-million dollar dive boats are the only purpose built outer reef liveaboards in the area that can travel around from reef to reef. Dive courses and liveaboard trips commence six times a week to add flexibility to your itinerary.
Training Centre & Office
Address: 116 Spence St, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4031 5255
Fax: (07) 4044 9955
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 0700 - 1800
Address: Cnr Grafton & Shields St, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4031 6681
Fax: (07) 4051 6194
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 1000 - 1900
Experience the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver - Australia's most awarded reef cruise company. Cruise to the outer edge, sail to the Low Isles or seek the thrill of dive and snorkel adventures. With Quicksilver you choose your own personal reef discovery.
Outer Reef Cruises: For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's friendly crew will take you to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the very outer edge. You'll cruise aboard a high-speed wavepiercing catamaran in air-conditioned comfort. Activities for swimmers and non-swimmers, a spacious activity platform with semi-submersibles, underwater observatory, marine biologists on hand, heli-tours and exciting in-water activities let you fully enjoy this stunning reef world.
Low Isles: For a day of tropical island relaxation, Quicksilver's luxury sailing catamaran, Wavedancer will take you to the idyllic Low Isles, an unspoilt coral island on the Great Barrier Reef.
Silver Series Dive and Snorkel Adventures: Perfect for small groups of adventure-minded people to revel in a day of diving and snorkelling. Choose from luxury catamarans Silverswift (Cairns) or Silversonic (Port Douglas) to enjoy five hours of aquatic fun at three different and spectacular outer reef sites.
The award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park is a 100 acre (40 hectare) tourist attraction set in the midst of World Heritage Rainforest. 30 minutes by coach from Cairns and five minutes away from Kuranda Village. It’s locally owned and operated by the Woodward Family.
Board an amphibious World War II Army Duck for a unique rainforest tour on both land and water, where your guide will identify and explain fascinating plants and wildlife as you pass by. Then meander through the Tropical Fruits Orchard, with over 40 different species of exotic tropical fruit trees.
Learn about indigenous culture with the interactive Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Join the Dreamtime Walk which includes boomerang throwing, spear-throwing and the didgeridoo.
The park contains many Australian species such as crocodiles, wombats, dingoes, snakes, lizards, and the cassowary. Handfeed kangaroos and wallabies, or have your photo taken cuddling a cute koala or holding a small crocodile (optional extra cost).
Enjoy a fantastic barbecue lunch or snack in the licensed Colonial or Outback restaurant with much variety of meals to choose from. There is the Tropical Treats Juice Bar for fruits, ice creams and fresh juices.
Reef and Rainforest Connections is a 100 per cent locally owned and operated, well-established and respected day tour operation, which has been operating day tours out of Port Douglas since 1989.
The company and staff have a philosophy that encompasses consistency and integrity of product, price and service and are committed to environmentally sustainable practices. Their drivers are fully accredited by Queensland Transport and are Aussie Host trained.
In their 21 years of operation, they have continually reviewed and improved their range of day touring products, and are proud to provide the largest selection of day touring options available departing Port Douglas.
Their wide range of products include highlights such as Cape Tribulation, Kuranda Scenic Rail, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Rainforestation, and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.
They are dedicated to giving you personalised and professional service - the best of touring and cruising in the tropics! You can be assured of courteous and personal attention, together with renowned Aussie humour and friendliness.
If you only visit the Great Barrier Reef once you will want to see it at it’s best!
Reef Magic Cruises has exclusive access to a stunning coral reef location selected for it’s superior water clarity, coral quality and overall diversity of marine life.
Depart direct from Cairns on a fast, stable catamaran providing a smoother ride and reduced travel time, leaving more of your day to experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. Unique to Reef Magic Cruises, our modern fast catamarans are never filled to capacity ensuring unmatched space, comfort & attentive service.
The all-weather Marine World platform caters for all activity levels. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, go scuba diving (no experience necessary) or join our Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel safari.
Not a confident swimmer? then stay dry and view the reef from the semi-submersible reef viewer, glass bottom boat or underwater observatory, try a Helmet Dive for a scuba-style experience without getting your hair wet, or soar above it all on a spectacular Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight. With 5 hours at the reef there is time to do it all.
If simply relaxing & soaking up the tropical warmth is more your style then take time out on our spacious sundeck where you will also find the regions only reef-based massage therapist. Best of all when traveling with Reef Magic Cruises you benefit from the expert local knowledge of a Cairns family owned company and the friendly Australian atmosphere for which we are renowned.We look forward to welcoming you aboard!