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Things to do in Cairns with kids

Cairns is an AMAZING place for kids! It's tropical, there is HEAPS of sunshine, and so many fun things to do!

Active kids will be in their element with places such as Muddys Playground (one of the country;s best! - with rope bridges and flying foxes!), Cairns Esplanade with that much needed water fun, and the Wildlife Dome let’s kids get a birds eye view high up in a super fun challenge course!

Cairns also hold so much of the Australian history and traditional cultures, and is perfect for kids to be introduced to this history. Sites such as Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park allows the entire family to immerse themselves in this fascinating history.

And of course, a trip to Cairns wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Great Barrier Reef - an incredible natural wonder of the world. Companies such as Great Adventures and Quicksilver Cruises can take the whole family out on these incredible adventures.

Are you ready to explore the amazing ocean!? Your tropical adventure awaits!

Area includes saltwater swimming lagoon with lifeguards, excellent playground also with water play, Fun Ship adventure play, volleyball courts and a comprehensive skatepark.

A spectacular all-weather wildlife exhibit, with a challenge course high up in the dome to interact with the birds at their level! Great family fun and exciting for kids.

Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with laser lights and glow lanes, plus party music and diner.

An extensive arcade featuring games from all genres and ages, from redemption to skill games via everything else.

Single and double seater karts mean no-one over 7 is left out of the fun on the outdoor track, plus par three golf at the clubhouse.

Families can immerse themselves in traditional Tjapukai culture with authentic music, dance and storytelling by the Tjapukai people. A true insight for kids into the Aboriginal culture of Australia.

Year round waterpark fun in Queensland, only 20 minutes from Cairns, where you can cool off with the family and make a SPLASH!

An incredible experience for the whole family in Queensland, where you can experience the tropical rainforest from high up in the canopies!

Boasting Australia's first walk through snake house, cuddle-able koalas and interactive elements the gardens are not just about koalas.

Naturalistic habitat for over 80 species, many endangered, in exotic landscaping.

Showcasing 1500 hand reared rainforest butterflies plus walk through aviary and viewing windows at the lab.

A nature filled series of elevated boardwalks that provide close-up uninterrupted views of the Australian wildlife, plus handfeed the free roaming kangaroos, explore the Aboriginal Experience and take a trip on the railway! A great family day out in ....

Offers over 6 hectares of tropically landscaped terrain with naturalistic habitats and free roaming enclosures for the most comprehensive collection of mammals, reptiles and birds in Queensland.

Home to exotic and native species including some of the more recognisable varieties for younger children, such as lions, rhinoceroses, monkeys, hippoptami and bears.

A true sanctuary, with over 2100m of boardwalks and pathways that allow you to discover the five distinct zones of this innovative wildlife park. Oh yes - did we mention there were crocodiles!

Kids as young as 2 years can enjoy fun on the water with Babinda Kayaking with with doubles, singles, and SUPs available for rental

Wildlife, wildlife and more wildlife! Kids can enjoy this open and interactive environment where families and animals can mingle in a spacious and natural setting on elevated boardwalks! True Queensland family fun.

Journey into the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge and experience the wonders of the Daintree Rainforest all the while getting lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage.

Get the family out to explore try Eco Tourism with these solar electric boats complete with croc cam! Really get the kids close to the beautiful Queensland nature.

Winners of multiple Queensland tourism awards, castle, picnic area by the falls, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and an amazing hand sown rainforest of tropical plants and trees.

A fascinating wet tropics eco tourism centre featuring information on the lush environment that is the Daintree Rainforest!

A relaxed cruise on the scenic and diverse Daintree River.

Warrina Ice Skating Rink offers public skating fun for the family, also with learn to skate classes and ice sports!

Family friendly exhibitions with permanent and temporary displays designed to be both educational and appealing to children. Plus a Great Barrier Reef shipwreck with interactive elements designed for children, including undersea soundscapes and other....

Experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet, at the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium! An underwater day out for the whole family.

Meet your favourite Australian Animals in a tropical bushland setting, on the shores of the billabong in this Townsville sanctuary

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