From its beautiful beaches to its world-famous natural attractions, Cairns has something for everyone. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the top family-friendly activities you can enjoy in Cairns. 

Visit the Great Barrier Reef: A trip to Cairns is not complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system. Take a family-friendly tour to snorkel or scuba dive among the colorful marine life or enjoy a glass-bottom boat tour to observe the vibrant coral gardens. 

Go on a rainforest adventure: Cairns Botanical Gardens admission is free and there is something for everyone.  Some highlights include rainforest inspired nature playgrounds, a butterfly sanctuary, boardwalks, immersive art and 38 hectares of native, lush, Australian gardens.  Many plants here cannot be found anywhere else in the world.  

Swim in the Crystal Cascades: A popular spot for families, Crystal Cascades is a series of natural swimming holes surrounded by lush rainforest. The cascading waterfalls and crystal-clear water make for a refreshing and fun-filled day out. 

Relax on the beaches: Cairns is home to several beautiful beaches, including Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, and Ellis Beach. Spend a day relaxing on the sandy shores, swimming in the clear waters, and soaking up the sun. Many of the beaches also have playgrounds and picnic areas for families to enjoy. 

Take a scenic railway journey: Enjoy a scenic railway journey through the tropical rainforest and mountains on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. The train ride provides stunning views of the Barron Gorge National Park and the Barron Falls, and you can explore the village of Kuranda before returning on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. 

Visit the Cairns Esplanade: The Cairns Esplanade is a popular destination for families, with a large saltwater lagoon, playgrounds, and picnic areas. You can also stroll along the boardwalk, take a bike ride, or enjoy a BBQ in the park. 

Explore the Atherton Tablelands: The Atherton Tablelands, located just outside Cairns, offer a variety of family-friendly activities, including exploring waterfalls, swimming in natural pools, and visiting local farms to see exotic wildlife. 

In conclusion, Cairns is an excellent destination for families, with a range of activities to suit different ages and interests. From exploring the natural wonders to relaxing on the beaches, Cairns has something for everyone. So, pack your bags, book your flights, and get ready for an unforgettable family holiday.