While urban Cairns is pleasing to the eye and a lot of fun, a visit to North Queensland is never complete without getting acquainted with the natural beauty of the Far North, and the flora and fauna that inhabit the rivers and rainforest. While venturing into the wilderness all on your own to get up close and personal with snakes and crocodiles is not advisable, there are fortunately tours available that will give you the opportunity to pet snakes and feed crocodiles in a completely safe and friendly environment.
If you’ve always been fascinated by terrifying crocodiles with their dinosaur-like appearance and incredible textures, you’ll want to visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, a wildlife park that is home to many of the sharp-toothed creatures. Whether you fancy taking a riverboat cruise alongside a friendly crocodile taking its afternoon swim or would like to watch hungry crocodiles leaping into the air for their dinner, you’ll come away with a newfound respect for this majestic animal.
Being one of the most naturally diverse regions in the world, North Queensland has a lot more to offer than just crocodiles. Explore Kuranda, situated deep in the heart of the rainforest, by Scenic Rail or Skyrail, and witness the wonders of the rainforest from a high vantage point. Or, if you prefer, take a sunset cruise on Trinity Inlet, viewing up close mangrove swamps seething with life and, at the end of the day, an astonishing sunset. Whichever experience you choose, you are sure to come away with a newfound respect for the natural world that Australians are fighting so hard to protect.
Cairns Tours is your one stop shop for the best and most affordable Cairns day tours. We have the widest range of Rainforest tours, Kuranda day tours, Cape Tribulation tours and much, much, more!