Things to Do in Cairns with Kids
With tropical beaches, a UNESCO World Heritage Site rain forest, and the islands of the Great Barrier Reef all on the city’s doorstep, Cairns offers plenty of options for a family adventure. From wildlife encounters and outdoor activities to fun family attractions, here are some ideas for things to do in Cairns with kids.
- Swim and snorkel along theGreat Barrier Reefon a full-day boat cruise, or enjoy aerial views on a thrilling helicopter flight.
- Skip the long lines with a great-value family ticket for attractions such as theCairns MuseumorCairns Aquarium.
- Spot Aussie animals such as kangaroos, cassowaries, and crocodiles or enjoy breakfast with the koalas atHartley's Crocodile Park.
- Discover Australia’s Aboriginal history and heritage at theTjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where kids can also try playing a didgeridoo or throwing a boomerang.
- Enjoy an action-packed family day out in the rain forest atKuranda, where you can ride the Skyrail and Scenic Railway and visit attractions such as Birdworld and the Butterfly Sanctuary.
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