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Things To Keep Teens Excited In Cairns

By James Dixon | 1st July 2015

Cairns is a fabulous place to visit – especially for teens, where some of the most exciting adventures are within minutes of your Cairns accommodation. Tours of all types to suit every budget and time frame are available to you in Cairns – your teenagers will thank you for giving them the experience of a lifetime!


You can’t beat a tour to the Great Barrier Reef, where your teens can experience the underwater magnificence of the area through swimming, snorkelling, or diving, even if they’ve never done those activities before! Trained professionals can teach your teen how to best enjoy the spectacular Reef, whether they’re preference is a lazy day in the sun, or an underwater adventure amid the wide range of marine life that makes the Great Barrier Reef one of the most exciting places on the planet.

A trip to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation is another adventure not to be missed by your family. There are day/night adventure tours, nocturnal walks and cruises to suit every budget and which showcase the biological diversity of an area more than 165 million years old. Explore the heart of the rainforest with an experienced guide, or wander the pristine beaches with sand as white as snow. The Wet Tropics has such a wide range of plants and animals, from estuarine crocs to cassowaries and the rare flowering ‘Idiot Fruit’, that has survived since the time of the dinosaurs, that your teen will never want to leave their exploration of one of the most exotic and mysterious places on earth.

Kuranda is a mountain retreat in the heart of the World Heritage Listed rainforest, which can be best accessed by the Scenic Railway, or the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. The Cableway is perfect for teens, as the 6-person gondola style cabins traverse the McAlister Range for 7.5 km, barely skimming the treetops of the rainforest canopy, while giving uninterrupted panoramic views of the Cairns Highlands, the Coral Sea and tropical Cairns. Two stops on the way to Kuranda, allow visitors to explore the forest floor from boardwalks, purpose built for optimum viewing of the rainforest.

Once arriving in Kuranda, choose from numerous exciting attractions such as the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld, the Koala Gardens, or visit the magnificent Barron Falls. Peruse the Heritage Markets, open every day, which display a wide and fascinating range of locally produced arts and crafts. There is something fantastically exciting for every teen in Kuranda.

Because Cairns and environs has so much to offer, backpackers flock to the area, excited for their next wild adventure, which in Cairns might include white water rafting, bungy jumping, jungle surfing, skydiving and jet skiing. Older teens can then enjoy catching up with their newfound friends in the exciting nightlife of Cairns, in the numerous bars and clubs designed for happy encounters.