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The 5 Best Things to Do in Cairns 2019

Are you wondering what to do in Cairns when visiting us in 2019? We have the Great Barrier Reef, ancient rainforests, and so much more. It's all here on our doorstep, just waiting to be explored by you!

You can choose from a land, sea or an air adventure in the magical destination of Cairns, Queensland. No matter where you are from, how old you are, or how long you've been dreaming of visiting us.

Experiencing Cairns for the first time will be the most fun you've had in ages.

What To Do in Cairns in 2019

As Cairns locals, we've come up with our top 5 must-dos for new visitors. Even the locals who want to get out and see the most fun and adventure that Cairns has to offer. 

Enjoy the Views of the Sugarword Parklands

This beautiful botanic reserve features 17 acres of fruit orchards and tropical parklands to explore. There are free-roaming peacocks, BBQ and picnic facilities for the whole family to enjoy.

As well as an all-abilities children's playground and sensory space, all of this for the affordable price of $0, the Sugarworld Parklands offer free entry!

Endless FlowRider® Surfing Fun at the Tobruk Memorial Pool

Test your skills on the Tobruk FlowRider® and experience endless surfing fun! Flow boarding is a hybrid board sport, combining the skill of snowboarding, skating and surfing.

If you fancy yourself a pro board rider, we suggest you choose the 'stand-up' riding option. For first-timers, we encourage you to try your hand at bodyboarding. A day at the Tobruk Memorial Pool involves fun in the sun for the whole family!

Explore the Kuranda Scenic Railway! A World Heritage Listed Rainforest

Experience one of the unique rail journeys in Australia. Discover the beauty of an ancient, world heritage-listed rainforest up close with a range of packages and experiences to choose from. 

Millions of years old, experience the living colours and natural beauty of this world-renowned rainforest. It will be an experience that you'll never forget. 

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Adventure

Explore the wonders of this vast rainforest from above. Glide over the canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the rainforest in the purpose-built gondolas.

Offering a sustainable birds-eye view of North Queensland's living natural wonder, whose prehistoric ancestry is some 60 million years older than the Amazon.

This experience will immerse you in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquillity of one of the most botanically fascinating areas on earth. 

The Sugarworld Adventure Park 

Cool off with family and friends at the Sugarworld Adventure Park, located in Edmonton, Queensland. It is a must-try adventure when visiting Cairns! 

Grab a mat and race your mates on our super fast 75-metre dash on the Mat Racer Slide.

Alternatively, spiral your way down a triple-looped tube of terror on the Tandem Tube Raft Slide! Enjoy the many leisurely activities Sugarworld has to offer, including water slides, swimming pools and an interactive aquatic play area suitable for all ages.

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