Considered as the heart of the Tropical North, Cairns provides an ideal base for discovering and revelling in the rich, varied pleasures of this region. From amazing rainforests to the world’s most amazing diving and snorkelling sites, this city brings you close to your ideal holiday adventure that you can hardly experience anywhere else in this world. Moreover, you’ll be stunned by spectacular beaches, scenic hinterland, local and organic produce, excellent cafés and bars, and vibrant markets, plus the laid-back friendly people even make Cairns a holiday haven for many people from all over the globe.
And for those who seek extreme adventures, Cairns also brings you close to some of the most exciting places where you can take on those wild adventures. Water sports and other aquatic activities are also among the things to be enjoyed in the region so there’s always something to make your holiday worthwhile and exciting. Listed below are the water sports and activities to make your trip an epic one.
For those with a bold appetite for some water adventure such as white water rafting, The Barron River, which is located 20-minutes north of Cairns, is where you can experience a spectacular scenery including the Barron Falls while you take on a two-hour white water rafting tour from Cairns.
This nerve-wracking ride spears through The Barron Gorge National Park and the Wet Tropics, which is a World Heritage-listed site. You can get to delight in the otherworldly splendour of the world’s oldest rainforest and waterfalls from an exceptional waterline perspective through the milder sections. You can also discover why the Barron's rapids were also called 'Rooster Tail', 'Cheese Churn' and 'Hells Gate' during the day.
If you really want it wet and wild, then embark on a croc-spotting tour on a jet ski via the One Hour Crocodile Spotting Eco Tour provided by NQ Watersports. You can journey along a 45 kilometer tour around Admiralty Island, up through amazing mangroves, and continue past an original Sydney Harbour ferry and in to Mackey Creek. You can see crocodiles in their natural habitat, and witness as150 pairs of nesting Ospreys float in the skies above. Among the beautiful animals to see are Ibis, Egrets, and Sea eagles, to name a few.
Visit Cairns soon and enjoy all these exciting water adventures in the region. Those in search of a cosy and affordable resort can choose Marlin Cove. Our Cairns Beach Resort is located near the most popular attractions in Cairns.