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Family Tours | The best picks in the Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches Family Attractions

Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Great Adventures

From $299.00 AUD

*Moore Reef Experience

Sunlover Reef Cruises

From $249.00 AUD

ZOOM (with Wildlife Entry)

Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

From $46.00 AUD

*Green Island Eco Adventure - 0830 Cairns Departure

Great Adventures

From $106.00 AUD

Kuranda Rail, Skyrail & Hartleys Crocodile Adventure

Value Day Tours

From $212.00 AUD

*Admission (self drive)

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

From $43.00 AUD

Admission - AM1 (including Transfers)

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

From $73.00 AUD

Admission - PM (including Transfers)

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

From $73.00 AUD

Friends in the Rainforest (Koala Gardens & Birdworld)

Kuranda Koala Gardens

From $35.00 AUD

River Tubing - Morning

Foaming Fury

From $99.00 AUD

River Tubing - Afternoon

Foaming Fury

From $99.00 AUD

Rainforest Wildlife Tour

Wait a While Rainforest Tours

From $199.00 AUD

Half Day Estuary Share Charter

Fish Tales Charters

From $120.00 AUD

More About Northern Beaches Attractions & Wildlife Parks

Cairns attraction tours and wildlife parks have plenty to keep even the most active family members entertained. Enjoy breakfast with tropical birds, lunch with the lorikeets, zip line over the top of a live giant crocodile, have dinner amongst some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife creatures, cuddle a koala, feed a kangaroo, pat a python, or be mesmerised by a stunning illusionist show. In Tropical North Queensland your family attraction options are boundless.

The Cairns Esplanade is a 2 kilometre hub of activity from dawn to dusk for both locals and tourists alike. The Esplanade is home to Muddy’s and the Cairns Lagoon. Muddy’s provides a fun and interactive water park aimed at children, although parents are often found splashing around too! The Cairns Lagoon is a 4 hectare area which houses an idyllic infinity style swimming area. The Lagoon is open daily from 6am till 10pm and is a very popular spot to soak up the Tropical North sunshine and enjoy a refreshing and cooling dip in the crystal clear waters.

Take a tour or rent a car to visit World Heritage listed rainforests with great walking treks and fresh water rivers that you can take a leisurely swim or an exciting rafting trip down.


Spectacular beaches are just a short drive North of Cairns. Palm Cove provides a picturesque setting with an aqua blue sea, golden sand and over-hanging palm trees. There are also various restaurants and bars situated along the beach front, not to mention 5-star luxury resorts. Trinity beach is slightly closer to Cairns and is a locally renowned ‘trendy’ spot for the young and young at heart with its swimming area, water sports activities, pubs, restaurants and bars.

Port Douglas is a must. With its boutique shops, galleries and stylish restaurants, Port Douglas is the ideal spot for the more discerning traveller. This fashionable town combines the perfect mix of up-market and a relaxed atmosphere to create a laid back chic.

The Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is home to one of the biggest attractions of all, The Great Barrier Reef; one of the seven wonders of the natural World! There is no better place from which to start your reef adventure. There is an abundance of options available; ranging from first-time snorkelers, to thrill seeking flight tours, professional scuba divers, to people who simply want to journey out onto the reef to appreciate and absorb its natural beauty and magnificence.