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Top 10 Experiences in Tropical North Queensland

Once in a lifetime...

We are very fortunate to be surrounded by two World Heritage listed areas.  The amazing Great Barrier Reef and the North Queensland lush rainforests dating over 400,000 years old!   There are so many different tours and experiences to choose from, that we recommend you talk to our Luxury Concierge who can provide expert local advise and knowledge for the tour that suits you. Top 10 experiences in Tropical North Queensland.

Reef & Rainforest

Heli to Vlasoff Sand Cay.. Your own piece of paradise awaits, fly exclusively by helicopter over the colourful Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef system.  Spend 2 hours on this magnificent pristine sand cay all to yourself, lay in the shallow aqua blue waters, snorkel the reef and enjoy a gourmet hamper and Australian sparkling wine to celebrate a true wonder of the world. Heli to Tranquility Falls ..Beauty has no bounds over the reef following the emerald coastline. Spend 2 hours in the heart of World Heritage rainforest with its cool, picturesque waterfalls.  Discover this special place of ancient flora and fauna dating over 400,00 million years. Your visit includes a gourmet hamper including Australian sparkling wine. Find out more >

Ultimate Great Barrier Reef 

Luxury Motor Yacht Reef Day Trip.  No matter if you snorkel or dive or you want to try for the first time.. this day on the reef will be the ultimate in holiday experiences.  Travel approx 80 minutes by modern luxury yacht to two reef sites.  Discover the wonders of the reef for 5 hours and enjoy the air conditioned comforts on board.  This product offers a high crew to guest ratio, their experience and knowledge will ensure you have great day.  Ask us about the gold class private charter option. Find out more >

Sailaway Luxury Tour  

Luxury Catamaran Island Trip.  Experience the reef under sail aboard the luxury Lagoon 500 vessel, the first in Australia, to the Islands of the reef.  Spend 4 1/2 hours moored in a blue lagoon and experience the reef and marine life by snorkeling or glass bottom boat.  laze on the white sand beaches or learn about the areas diversity with a guided marine biologist walk.  You'll love this intimate reef experience.  Fancy French Champagne on the return cruise?.. done! Find out more >

Hot Air Balloon Sunrise 

Ever wondered what travelling in a hot air balloon is like?  Cairns has most experienced Hot Air Balloon operator will take you to view the colourful sunrise above the Atherton Tablelands, as you float silently over the green fertile farm lands. The knowledgeable pilots will provide a commentary of points of interest during the 30 minute ride. Free wifi will allow you to capture the fantastic views live.


Outback Food Tasting Adventure 

A 'foodies' dream, a full day of touring our Tablelands to eight different produce locations.  This rich volcanic soil region is home to an abundance of tropical fruits, fine coffee, tea and dairy supplying Australia and the world.   A fully escorted small group tour will include private farm tours, lots of tastings including wineries, plantations and more. There will be ample opportunity to purchase some of the unique products to take home.
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Dining in the Rainforest 

Fine dining in the middle of the lush rainforest, must be one of the most magical night experiences in the region.  A secret location sets the mood for sumptuous dining and entertainment.  A choice of a Romantic 6 course degustation dinner or Aboriginal cultural experience with seven dish banquet.  This is not available daily, so I recommend you book well in advance to avoid any disappointment.
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Off the Beaten Track 

Adventure is only a 4WD away!  There are two fabulous safari style tours available taking you to the Daintree world famous rainforest, Cape Tribulation and the Bloomfield Track.  From 7 to 16 passenger air conditioned vehicles, these fully escorted experiences will take you to restricted locations to see amazing animals and ancient flora.  A full day including lunch, exciting river crossings, swimming in crystal clear rock pools and stunning views. Find out more >

Rainforest Glide & Ride 

Situated above Cairns is the village in the rainforest.. Kuranda.  To get there is a unique experience in it self, only minutes from The Reef House is the multi award winning Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.  Traveling over the Barron Gorge National Park to Kuranda in a gondola with fascinating mid station stops offering ranger guided boardwalk tours through the World Heritage Listed rainforest.   Get the full 360 degree experience when you upgrade to the Diamond View, glass bottom gondola. Combine Skyrail with the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, this can be a full day or half day tour.  Built by hand and completed in 1891 this amazing feat of engineering still provides visitors with a scenic journey into yesteryear.  Heritage listed stations and original wooden carriages are part of the charm of this Cairns landmark. 

Fly the Reef 

Want to go further?   Try the fixed wing light aircraft experiences that can get you as far as remote islands to the top of Australia.  Scenic flights will take you over the Cairns coastline, Green Island and the beautiful reefs and cays, you can even see marine life such as turtles, Manta rays and in season whale migration!  Take a trip up the Cape to the top of Australia or a relaxing day tour to Lizard Island where you'll have time to snorkel and soak the sun on a private beach.  
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VIP Golf  

The Sheraton Mirage Country Club offers a 9 or 18 hole golf course. Designed by five times British Open winner Peter Thomson together with renowned architect Michael Wolveridge. Its iconic to Port Douglas and Australian golf. Find out more >