Things to Do

Cape Tribulation

Accessible via car ferry across the Daintree River, Cape Tribulation is a blissfully quiet sanctuary of World Heritage-listed rainforest and coral reefs as far as the eye can see. Welcome to serenity! Make a stop at Cow Bay for organic exotic fruit ice-cream made with dairy from the Atherton Tablelands, explore an exotic fruit farm and taste chocolate pudding fruits.

Beach Fun Watersports

Being situated midway along the beach at Palm Cove, Beach Fun Co is central to all the action. Besides jetski touring around the islands, items for hire include regular jetski hire, catamarans, paddle boats, stand up paddle boards (SUP), kayaks, boogie boards, sun lounges and umbrellas, as well as fishing boat hire. Activities to come include parasailing, tubing and windsurfer hire.

Kuranda Scenic Rail

Kuranda Village is a quaint little township in the rainforest, situated where both Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Train journeys terminate. Kuranda Village is famous for arts and crafts and indigenous artifacts and the excellent attractions of the Butterfly Sanctuary, Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Aviary. Passengers travelling with Tropical Horizons Day Tours may obtain discount entry to these attractions.

White Water Rafting

Raft the Mighty Tully River, regarded as the best rafting river across Australia and New Zealand. Go Wild with the first company to raft the Tully back in 1985 .. Raging Thunder! Each raft is controlled by a highly trained river guide, who teaches you the correct techniques during the day, and who will share with you the history and wonders of this magnificent landscape which few get to see.

Fishing

Long before 5-star resorts and fine dining Restaurants became a feature of Palm Cove, the beach village was renowned for fishing. The narrow channel between Double Island and Palm Cove has been a haven for fish migrating from cool southern waters to the warm northern waters, and Cairns fishers have always been keen to throw a line in the tropical waters and catch a seafood dinner.

Walks

Our favourite walks below should get you started. If you are really committed to exploring on foot, you may want to look for a guide to walks in the area. You’ll find one in most bookshops in town.
The Esplanade at Sunset – Lots of people, lots of strange and noisy birds, and a good view of the mountains, mudflats and shore. The walk gets less and less crowded as you move away from town.

Beaches

A little further out, with fewer snack shops. There is a dock to walk on, and a long, long beach. Remember to follow the rules in stinger season. Bus service is available from downtown Cairns. A little further out, with fewer snack shops. There is a dock to walk on, and a long, long beach. Remember to follow the rules in stinger season. Bus service is available from downtown Cairns