Tropical North Queensland with Kids! 8 Things to do in and around Cairns

  1. Cairns Esplanade
    Along this long stretch you’ll find so much to do with kids. Let them splash and play in Cairns Lagoon; a 4800sq metre salt water swimming facility that is open all year round. Entry to the lagoon is free.
    Then there’s Muddy’s playground with interactive water play areas, flying fox, sound chimes, track ride, rope bridge, play house, slides and more! You’ll find barbecue and picnic facilities as well as an onsite café.

  2. Paronella Park
    Explore the beautiful gardens of Paronella Park! Located at Mena Creek, this enchanting place provides the perfect opportunity for exploration.  Take the 45 minute guided tour and learn all about Jose Paronella’s vision that led to the creation of the park.

  3. Mamu Tropical Skywalk
    Enjoy the birds-eye views as you walk amongst the treetops of Wooroonooran National Park. The Mamu Tropical Skywalk offers panoramic views over the scenic World Heritage listed rainforest.

  4. Birdworld Kuranda
    The kids will love this interactive bird zoo, with over 400 birds from 75 exotic species. See the endangered cassowary, the amazing Amazonian macaws, galahs, cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets. There’s also the chance to hand-feed various birds and get your photo taken.

  5. Breakfast with the Koalas at Hartleys Crocodile Andventures!
    Enjoy a cooked breakfast as you take in the views from Lilies Restaurant deck overlooking Hartley’s Lagoon, all in the company of some special koala friends! Experienced wildlife keepers will deliver an informative presentation and you’ll also have the chance to get your photo taken with a koala (optional extra). After the koala breakfast you’ll take a boat cruise along Hartley’s Lagoon and have access to all of the presentations on offer.

  6. Tjapukai Aboriginal Dance Show & Buffet Dinner
    This authentic Aboriginal dinner and show is a great opportunity for the kids to experience Aboriginal culture. Watch the dance performances and see the fire lighting ceremony.  You’ll also enjoy a buffet dinner with options such as char grilled kangaroo and beef burgers, grilled local Spanish mackerel, char grilled 10 hour bush spiced scotch fillet and a homemade Tjapukai Carrot Cake (menu items subject to change)

  7. Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
    See over 1500 tropical butterflies including the electric blue Ulysses and majestic fluoro green Cairns Birdwing at Australia’s largest butterfly exhibit.  The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary provides an informative an fun day out for the whole family.

  8. Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome
    This is a great option in any weather, the wildlife exhibit is housed with a  fully enclosed glass dome atop of the Reef Hotel Casino. See birds, turtles, pythons and crocodiles, watch shows and presentations or take on a dome climb!

View and book a wide range of family friendly Cairns and Far North Queensland tours and attractions. 

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