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Don't Miss These Must-Do Activities in Cairns and the Tropical North

Don't Miss These Must-Do Activities in Cairns and the Tropical North

Dominated by two UNESCO World Heritage sites—the Wet Tropics rain forest and the Great Barrier Reef—and fringed with white-sand beaches, Queensland’s northern peninsula is home to some of Australia’s most incredible natural scenery. Explore the Great Barrier Reef by helicopter or cruise, and take advantage of endless opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving off the many reefs and islands. Inland, ride a railway to the heart of the jungle, and check out popular activities such as hiking and swimming in the Atherton Tablelands or white-water rafting in Barron Gorge National Park. Booking tours and tickets in advance will ensure that you maximize your time. To help you choose, here’s our pick of the must-do activities in Cairns and the Tropical North.