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Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge Day Tour

1. Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge Day Tour

The itinerary for this tour is as follows:• 6:45 AM: Hotel pickups commence from Cairns.• 7:30 AM: Pickups commence from the Cairns Beaches.• 8:10 AM: Pickups commence from Port Douglas.• 9:20 AM: Mossman Gorge Centre. Visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre and board your shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your driver/guide will take you for a guided walk sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Return to the Centre for morning tea.• 11:15 AM: Daintree River Cruise. Reach an understanding of this wildlife environment for one hour. See bird habitats, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the saltwater crocodile.• 12:45 PM: Tropical Lunch. With special access at a private rainforest property, enjoy a short walk along a delightful rainforest creek before a delicious tropical lunch. Enjoy a choice of quality steak, fish, or vegetarian meal with fresh salads and fruit platter, followed by coffee or Daintree Tea.• 2:00 PM: Cape Tribulation. Walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout.• 3:15 PM: Daintree Ice Cream Company. Included is an afternoon refreshment at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. Enjoy a delicious tropical fruit ice cream made from fruit grown on their own organic orchard.• 4:00 PM: Alexandra Lookout. After winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range, enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island, and beyond to the Coral Sea.

Airlie Beach: Great Barrier Reef & Islands Helicopter Flight

2. Airlie Beach: Great Barrier Reef & Islands Helicopter Flight

Get unforgettable views of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands with a modern helicopter ride. Take a 1-hour scenic flight with guaranteed window seating and in-flight pilot commentary. Enjoy aerial views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands off the north coast of Queensland. Fly above the islands for stunning views of landmarks such as Shute Harbour, Molle Islands, Long Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island, Hill Inlet, and Hardy Reef. Gain not 1m but 2 passes over Whitehaven Beach, and a bird's-eye view of the famous Heart Reef, nestled amongst the coral reef's bright colors. Then, return to the mainland and land at Whitsunday Airport, where a complimentary shuttle bus transfer can take you back to your hotel or other location in Airlie Beach.

Cairns: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

3. Cairns: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

Get the ultimate adrenaline rush and experience the freedom of the skies on a tandem skydive from up to 15,000 feet. Enjoy panoramic views of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest on an incomparable freefall. Benefit from a 10-minute instruction and training session before you head for the sky. Then, jump out of the aircraft attached to your instructor. Dive back down to earth at speeds of up to 200 kph, and freefall for up to 60 seconds before you pull the parachute cord! Soar over the rainforest canopy and get spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef as you descend at a slow speed. You can also help steer the parachute during the ride down and land safely on the drop-zone.

Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

4. Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

Discover the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach with this seaplane tour from Airlie Beach. Enjoy a stop to explore this World Heritage-listed location and savor a freshly-prepared lunch. Your experience starts with pickup from selected locations. Board the seaplane and soar over the Whitsunday Islands, admiring aerial views of Heart Reef, Hill Inlet, and more. Listen to the in-flight commentary as you cruise towards Whitehaven Beach. Land at a private location in Hardy Lagoon. Relax on the beach, go snorkeling, or paddle across the calm waters on a stand-up paddleboard. Enjoy coral viewing in a semi-submersible vessel, with an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas, and easy access to the water. Swim in the refreshing waters and explore the coral gardens teeming with marine life. During the stop, you’ll enjoy lunch served on the beach. At the end of the trip, board the seaplane back to Airlie Beach, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Cairns: Hot Air Balloon Ride

5. Cairns: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Start with an early morning pickup and transfer from your accommodation in Cairns. Travel to the Atherton Tablelands and arrive at the launch site to see the amazing display of the balloons being inflated.  Take off from Mareeba and soar into the air. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn as you float in a hot air balloon. Admire the scenic views of vast open spaces on all sides. Keep watch for local wildlife, including native birds or even kangaroos roaming free. Cruise through the air with a professionally-trained crew, who will maximize enjoyment and ensure your safety. After you land, help out with fun pack-up games and receive a commemorative certificate. Then, then head back to your accommodation in Cairns.

Airlie Beach: Early Morning Tandem Skydive

6. Airlie Beach: Early Morning Tandem Skydive

Skydive Airlie Beach is located in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands, Queensland's most popular tourism spot.  During this tandem skydive you’ll jump from an altitude of up to 15,000 feet directly over crystal-clear waters, the sparkling white sands of Whitsunday Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef. Experience the ultimate thrill of freefall at over 220 kilometers per hour for up to a full 60 seconds, and then float under a canopy for 5-7 additional minutes. Marvel at the spectacular views of Airlie Beach, the Whitsundays, the ocean, and the Great Barrier Reef.

Mission Beach Tandem Skydive

7. Mission Beach Tandem Skydive

Head to Mission Beach, Australia's best location for skydiving, for an unforgettable experience. Mission Beach is just a short drive from Cairns. The site offers Australia’s highest jump (up to 15,000 feet) and up to 60 seconds of freefall. Enjoy the warm tropical climate paired with the most idyllic landing on the shimmering sands of Mission Beach. A beach landing is guaranteed! Tandem skydiving over Mission Beach is an adrenalin-fueled experience with spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef, tropical Islands, beaches, and the rainforest.

From Airlie Beach: Jet Ski Tour to Long Island

8. From Airlie Beach: Jet Ski Tour to Long Island

Go on the ultimate 70 km jet ski ride through the UNESCO World Heritage listed Whitsunday Island Marine Park. Follow your experienced guide, listening to informative commentary as you go and exploring this island paradise in the most adventurous way possible.  Get picked up by free shuttle bus from the Airlie Beach area and meet your guide for a day of jet skiing. Head first to the exclusive Palm Bay Resort on Long Island where you will enjoy a poolside lunch. Relax with a drink, take a dip in the pool, or chill on the beach before setting off on the thrilling return journey. Ride the latest model Sea-Doo jet ski and keep your eyes peeled for the diverse wildlife native to the area, including sea turtles, dugongs, seabirds, and seasonal humpback whales.

Port Douglas: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

9. Port Douglas: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Explore the beauty of Port Douglas on a self-guided audio tour. Walk at your own pace and admire the stunning architecture of St Mary's by the Sea, Old Court House, and more. Download the MP3 audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area and start your adventure with your audio device as your guide. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to stories on how the city transformed from a tiny village to a popular luxury resort location. Admire the incredible views of the Old Sugar Wharf and the famous Great Barrier Reef. You will also see the Flagstaff Hill Lookout and the Ngarru Gallery. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature of Port Douglas. Spend some time to see the gorgeous Four Mile Beach, Sheraton Mirage Resort, and the Clink Theatre. Enjoy a hassle-free audio tour to one of the most famous towns in Australia.

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What people are saying about Far North Queensland

We really enjoyed this experience. Daniel was very knowledgeable and made the experience so much more enjoyable. He was very friendly and made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. He had us all laughing throughout the whole day.

Our guide was Jenny. She was organized, knowledgeable, punctual, highly competent, and communicative. She was excellent and made the trip perfect.

Educational and relevant. Lunch needs improving but the setting lovely. Jenny our driver guide was great. It was a long day with beauty abounding.

Truly Amazing. Trust me you should try this. Efficient, safe snd ride of a lifetime. Reccomended

once you’re in that plane you can’t back out sick experience. The free fall was my favourite.