Cairns Colonial Club Resort
Tours & Activities

Our Tour Desk

Located on the ground floor, our convenient tour desks allow you to experience activities from local entertainment to day trips. Options include major events around the region, as well as full-day tour to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway. The professional staff is happy to arrange tours to help enhance your stay.

Cairns Aquarium

Cairns Aquarium is Australia’s newest and most spectacular aquarium. It is the only aquarium in the world to exclusively showcase the stunning aquatic wildlife from tropical North Queensland’s two World Heritage listed areas – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.

Travel through 10 amazing North Queensland ecosystems from the world’s most ancient rainforest to the world’s largest coral reef to discover 71 different exhibits showcasing the extremely rare and incredibly unique species of this region.


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Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth, and even visible from outer space. The 2,300 km-long ecosystem comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of hard and soft coral. It's home to countless species of colourful fish, molluscs and starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks.

Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical rainforest region located on the north east coast of Queensland, Australia, north of Mossman and Cairns. At around 1,200 square kilometres (460 sq mi), the Daintree is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent. Along the coastline north of the Daintree River, tropical rainforest grows right down to the edge of the sea.

Helicopter Ride Over The Great Barrier Reef

As you climb higher you will see the Great Barrier Reef from a whole new perspective and really gain a true appreciation of the scale of the incredible ecosystem that is the Great Barrier Reef - the only living thing that can be seen from space!

We have no doubt that a day in a helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef will leave you with memories that will stay with you long after you return home.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

The Kuranda Scenic Railway is a name for the railway line that runs from Cairns, Queensland, Australia, to the nearby town of Kuranda. The tourist railway passes through the suburbs of Stratford, Freshwater (stopping at Freshwater Station), Redlynch and snakes its way up the Macalister Range before reaching Kuranda. The railway is 37 km (23 mi) in length. It takes about one hour and 55 minutes to climb one way including the stop off at the falls.

Hot Air Ballooning

If ballooning is something you've always wanted to do, then don't hesitate, Cairns has one of the best-suited climates for ballooning and hot air balloon prices here are the best value in the southern hemisphere. Rise up and float over the scenic Atherton Tablelands with its rainforest fringed mountains and tranquil country landscapes and choose to get your morning off to a great start and come flying with Hot Air Balloon Cairns. Do You Know? Queensland is the most popular place in Australia to float in a hot air balloon.