Cairns Outdoor Activities: Expert Guides, Tips & More

Cairns is known for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor scenery. One of the most iconic attractions in Cairns is the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system in the world.

Go snorkelling, scuba diving, and glass-bottom boating on this incredible natural wonder. Explore the nearby Daintree and hike through the lush greenery, and spot unique wildlife species like cassowaries and tree kangaroos.

Cairns is the centre of adventure. Get out there!


Choose from one or more of the experiences below and journey around the map to see where they're found.


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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that this land on which we tread, whilst beautiful and revered by us, has even deeper layers of significance for its Traditional Owners; we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

We Are Explorers is aware that the land is never truly being explored anew, given the ancient cultures that came before us who still call this land their home.