Additional Activities in Cairns

Additional Activities in Cairns

Tusa Reef Tours has got you covered not just for your under-water adventures, but also for recommendations of other excursions in Cairns. Here are some of our top picks for the ultimate Tropical North Queensland experience: 

Discover the Hidden Gems of the Frankland Islands

Leave the crowds in Cairns behind and immerse yourself in more Great Barrier Reef adventures with a visit to Normanby Island. Frankland Islands Reef Cruises holds an exclusive permit to bring only 100 visitors per day, allowing you to explore this unspoiled paradise without the hustle and bustle. Your day begins with a scenic rainforest river cruise, followed by snorkelling and guided island exploration, complete with visiting the tidal pools and rainforest trails teeming with wildlife. 

The surrounding fringing reefs are a haven for sea turtles, manta rays, and diverse marine life, including rare blue anemones and clownfish. Snorkel off the beach or join a guided snorkel safari along the island’s western side with expert local guides. Tuck into a tropical buffet lunch on the beach and spend the rest of the day kayaking, sunbathing, and swimming. 

Sail into the Sunset with Spirit of Cairns Dinner Cruise

Wind down after a day of tropical adventures with a delectable dinner on the water. Spirit of Cairns Dinner Cruise offers a luxurious sailing experience aboard their spacious catamaran. Sip at your welcome drink as you take in the views of the Trinity Inlet and Cairns waterfront.

As the sun sets, move inside the air-conditioned dining room and enjoy a delicious buffet meal with the best views in town, and a fully licensed bar with a range of beer, wines, and spirits, including custom cocktails. 

Travel Up North to Port Douglas and the Daintree Rainforest

The sophisticated oceanside town of Port Douglas is just an hour’s drive up the coast from Cairns. This opulent town offers a wealth of upscale resorts and accommodations, and caters to both the epicurean and nature enthusiast, offering an abundance of captivating activities and attractions. 

Embark on a journey to the Daintree Forest, only a mere 90-minute drive from Port Douglas, for an encounter with the unique wildlife of North Queensland. Marvel at the sight of large cassowary birds, and other unique fauna as you explore the forest’s paths. Choose from a range of experiences, from soaring high on ziplines to leisurely floating in the natural swimming holes, and rugged four-wheel drive tours.