4 Unique Ways to Sightsee in Cairns

Considered the gateway to tropical North Queensland, Cairns is a city renowned for its stunning oceans, island lifestyle and adventure opportunities. There is infact so much to explore that it may even seem overwhelming! 

But fear not - you don't have to miss out on the magic that is on offer. Rest those weary feet and try sightseeing in Cairns from a different perspective.

 

1.   Panorama Magic on the Skyrail Tour

The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is the must-do panoramic view of Cairns. A one-way 1 ½ hour ride gives you an amazing experience, spanning 7.5kms of Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy. 

Stopping at two rainforest stations on the way gives you the opportunity to take guided boardwalk tours and overlook the rainforest's vast landscape from the lookouts.

 

2.   Up Close and Personal in a Glass Bottom Boat

A glass bottom boat tour is the perfect way to see what lies below in Australia’s renowned Great Barrier Reef. If there was ever a time to experience a glass bottom boat, this is the perfect location for it.

Suitable for all people of all ages, tours can also be a great learning experience with educational talks on the Reef and the creatures that occupy it. 

 

 3.   Bird’s Eye View in a Hot Air Balloon

Take an overhead tour and view Cairns in its entirety. Cairns has one of the best climates for ballooning and hot air balloon ride can show you an expansive view floating over the rainforest fringed mountains and tranquil landscapes while listening to an expert providing an interpretive commentary. If it’s something you’ve always wanted to do, Cairns has one of the best suited climates for ballooning.  

Many consider it to be the best way to view a beautiful North Queensland sunrise, and an undoubtedly spectacular experience to share with a loved one.

 

4.   Deep Sea baby, Dive and Snorkel

A perfect day activity for the whole family is an adventure on the Great Barrier Reef with diving and snorkelling tours. No matter your capability, there are guides with over 30 years of experience who can show you around the extensive reef destinations.

Picture yourself snorkelling or diving the depths of the Great Barrier Reef’s pristine waters, exploring the vivid colours of coral and marine life.