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Top must-do's Far North Queensland

Behana Gorge

Behana Gorge is a 40 minute drive from Cairns, where you can soak in the beautiful sights and embark on an adventure with instructors taking you through a thrilling experience of abseiling, cliff jumping, sliding and swimming down the gorge.

Bungy Jump at AJ Hackett Adventure Cairns

Channel your inner thrill-seeker at AJ Hackett's Cairns where you'll find Australia's only bungy jump experience.

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Camping at The Billabong in Kuranda

An ideal spot for campers and caravans. Have breakfast with the resident kangaroos, feed the turtles and enjoy the native wildlife whilst walking around the grounds.

Cape York Peninsula, the mouth

Located on western Cape York Peninsula, the mouth of the Pennefather River is an attractive area for camping with many white sand beaches on the coast south of the river.

Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Zone

The world's first high ropes course in a wildlife park, Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Zone is the perfect activity for the whole family. Cuddle a koala, enjoy interactive Australian wildlife presentations and experience adventure on the Mid-ZOOM and Hi-ZOOM courses with three ziplines – one of which takes participants directly over Goliath, our 4 metre saltwater crocodile!

Climb Walsh's Pyramid, Gordonvale

Challenge yourself and take on the highest free-standing natural pyramid in the world.

Cooktown Wharf

At the local wharf in Cooktown you can fish for Barra, eat at the French Patisserie or watch Tom from the Cooktown kiosk hand feed the gropers.

Cotton Fields in Arriga

Visit the cotton fields in Arriga, Far North Queensland for an Insta-worthy photo.

Drive along the Savannah Way

The Savannah Way is Australia’s Adventure Drive, linking Cairns in Tropical North Queensland with Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley. The Queensland section of the Savannah Way has plenty of hop on, hop off spots such as fossicking for topaz and other gems at O’Brien’s Creek near Mt Surprise.

Gilberton Outback Retreat cultural tours

Gilberton Outback Retreat offers tailored package experiences including four-wheel driving safari adventures, an Aboriginal art tour that showcases some of Australia’s best-preserved native art, and a fossicking experience where guests can explore the gold fields of the past.

Golden Gumboot, Tully

A long-standing rivalry between the Tropical North Queensland towns of Tully and Innisfail led to Tully erecting the Golden Gumboot. The inspiration came from the gumboot trophy awarded annually since 1970 to the town with the highest rainfall.

Hike the Grassy Hill in Cooktown

One of Cooktown’s premier tourist attractions and sunrise and sunset from the summit are two of Cooktown's most breathtaking sights for locals and visitors alike.

Historic Village Herberton

A visit to the Historic Village Herberton is like stepping back in time. Showcasing Australia’s rich and diverse history this outdoor pioneer museum is testament to an era that is long gone.

Hot Air Balloon above the Atherton Tablelands

Flying gently high above the Atherton Tablelands at dawn, this hot air ballooning experience is one where you will enjoy unforgettable picturesque landscapes to start your day.

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Josephine Falls

Take a day trip to Josephine Falls at the Wooroonooran National Park for a picnic and swim at one of the most scenic waterfalls in Tropical North Queensland.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Experience the thrilling views from extraordinary heights at Kuranda. Take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway up the mountain and the man-made Kuranda Scenic Railway on the way down. From toddlers to teenagers, it is a holiday favourite the whole family will enjoy.

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Lambs Head Hike

Lambs Head isn’t for the faint-hearted, but not impossible with a good set of hiking boots or trail runners to tackle the steepest of climbs. Although, the view overlooking Cairns is worth the challenge.

Old Telegraph Track

The northern section of the Old Telegraph Track, which runs from Bamaga Road to the Jardine River Ferry, is perhaps the quintessential Cape York 4WD experience.

Palm Cove Esplanade

Situated between Cairns and Port Douglas, Palm Cove is a tiny enclave of luxury hotels and fine-dining restaurants beside a beautiful palm-fringed beach, making it the perfect base to explore the many day trips Far North Queensland has to offer.

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Rainforestation National Park

Visit the Rainforestation National Park in Kuranda and get up close and personal with the koalas. Plus, don't miss out on seeing dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, crocodiles and the endangered cassowary.

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Glide metres above the pristine Far North Queensland jungle canopy before descending to explore the rainforest and Kuranda close up, on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

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SKYTRANS Compass Club Marathon

Welcome to the Finish Line of Australia's most northern marathon event! If you are an adventure seeker, then why not plan your next visit to Cape York around the running of Australia's most northern marathon, the SKYTRANS Compass Club North half and full marathon, finishing on Australia's most northern beach - just don't go for a celebratory swim!

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

Colourful coral cays teeming with life, the chance to encounter marine animals found nowhere else on the planet, and the guarantee that no two days (or hours) are the same.

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Swim with the sharks at Cairns Aquarium

Get up close and personal with sharks at Cairns Aquarium. An experience for everyone, whether you are a certified diver or have never even snorkelled before, you can take the plunge into the Cairns Aquarium Reef Tank!

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The Daintree

Experience the beauty of the Daintree with a guided night walk through the jungle looking for Australian wildlife, cruising the Daintree River looking for crocodiles or even zip-line through the emerald green rainforest canopy.

The Tip at Cape York Peninsula

Unofficially known as 'The Tip', the Cape York Peninsula is famous for being the northernmost part of Australia - the ultimate destination for all adventurous families. Don't forget to take your photo while you're there.

Tolga Pub, Atherton Tablelands

Take a road trip around the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland and stop at the Tolga Pub for a famous crumbed steak.

Walkabout Cultural Adventures

Experience a full or half day cultural adventure and explore Kuku Yalanji country, the only place where two world heritage sites meet, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

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Windin Falls

Strap on your hiking boots, slap on some sunscreen, pack your cozzie and keep an eye out for cassowaries! The pool at the top of Windin Falls is oh-so-refreshing after the hike - keep your towel handy to slap away the sandflies!