North Queensland has plenty of attractions to suit the adventurist, the environmentalist and animal lover! From relaxing tours to adventure tours Sunlover Holidays can find the perfect day tour for you.
10. Get your adrenaline pumping with an Adventure Tour
If you are keen for an adventurous holiday look no further than skydive over
. From 11,000 feet in the air you can enjoy the spectacular views of the World Heritage rainforests or ‘Jump the Beach’ and enjoy a Birdseye view of the Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands and Cairns . Mission Beach
For a smaller ‘jump’ take on AJ Hackett’s 50 metre bungy tower just 15 minutes from
. If the weather is hot, then cool down by river rafting down the Barron or Tully River or, for a thrilling way to see the Daintree Forest ‘Jungle Surf’ through the canopies and over the treetops. Those who remember the rush of swinging in the school yard may enjoy the Minjim Jungle Swing, a cocoon that 1 to 3 people can share for a soaring ride across the rainforest and through the trees, reaching down just 2 metres from the rainforest floor before swinging up to views of the ocean. Cairns
9. Learn about Australian Aboriginal Culture
6. Take a different route with Sky Rail and Scenic Rail
5. Head Outback
Journey back in history and discover spectacular savannah landscapes, limestone caves and the Mareeba Wetlands home to an array of birdlife and wildlife. Once you pass the
Great Dividing Range watch the landscape change into agricultural fields and flat plains. Stop in Chillagoe to view the Chillagoe Smelters and the former mining site. Take a guided tour of the limestome caves and a stop at Mt Uncle Distillery for a cool drink before transfering back to . Cairns
4. Trek into a rainforest
Cape Tribulation rainforest with a full day tour from or Port Douglas. See where the ‘rainforest meets the reef’ and experience an aerial walkway amongst the trees. 4WD through the Bloomfield Track and relax upon Cairns . The tour also includes barbeque lunch with a chance to hand feed kangaroos. Cable Tribulation Beach
If you want to go even further north take a flight / 4WD tour of Cooktown. Experience the
cable ferry crossing and have lunch at the famous Lions Den Hotel. It’s a chance to enjoy the traverse rivers and mountain ranges of far Daintree River North Queensland.
3. Visit an island
|Green Island, off Cairns|
If you prefer to feel the ocean breeze on a relaxing day out then take a Low Isles sailing cruise to a coral cay island. These islands offer white sandy beaches surrounded by fringing coral and an array of marine life including turtles and stingrays. Take a walk about the island, enjoy a guided snorkel tour, listen to a marine biologist reef and island interpretation and tuck into a buffet lunch. The day tours depart from
to Port Douglas and include return transfers from your hotel. Cairns
2. Walk amongst the Wildlife
Australia is teeming with unique (and unusal) wildlife and there is no better place to catch a glance of these amazing creatures than one of Tropical North Queensland’s zoos and wildlife parks. Cairns Tropical Zoo offers a chance to cuddle a koala, hand feed kangaroos and get up close to a cassowary. The daily shows also include a chance to see snakes, crocodiles and free flying birds. Cairns Night Zoo lets you see what the animals get up to when the lights go out. See possums, owls, and join kangaroos around the campfire for billy tea and damper.
|Hartley's Crocodile Farm|
Hartley’s Crocodile Farm allows you to spot crocodiles in their natural environment, from the safety of your raised boardwalk or inside a boat cruising about the man-made waterway. Hear the incredible sound created when a crocodile snaps its jaw shut, as powerful and awesome as a dinosaur. For an extra cost you have the chance to feed one of these big guys yourself or have your photo taken with a young croc. The park also includes snakes, turtles, birds, wallabies, sleepy koalas and cassowaries.
|Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef|
To book your Tropical North Queensland Holiday visit www.sunloverholidays.com.au or call our specialist Australian travel consultants on 13 88 33 (from
Australia) or 0800 445 316 (from ). New Zealand