If Cairns hasn’t been on your radar, here’s a couple of reasons why it should be! Northern Queensland is known as the place where the rainforest meets the reef, with our guide you’ll get a real taste of region.
Located in the Southern part of the Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge gives your the opportunity to take in the beauty of its pristine rainforest, cool streams, towering mountains and the dramatic Gorge. The shuttle bus, picnic area, toilets and the rainforest boardwalk Baral Marrjanga, which leads from the shuttle bus stop to the Mossman River lookout, are all wheelchair accessible.
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Kuranda Scenic Railway
Take a trip rich in history onboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. This unique train journey takes you over 37 bridges and through 15 handmade tunnels forged by Queensland’s early pioneers, over 125 years ago. Trek past World Heritage-listed rainforest and discover why this is one of the world’s great railway journeys. Check out the Kuranda Skyrail while you are there, take note that wheelchair users may need assistance to board the Skyrail.
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Dive, snorkel or stay dry aboard the Quicksilver and explore the stunning reef – it really is your choice. A specially designed water powered lift allows for easy access into the snorkel pool. This is available only at our Agincourt 3 platform. More information on the Quicksilver Cruise.
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
The best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. With over 2100 metres of timber boardwalks and pathways leading you on a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where you can see an array of wildlife, including beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna.
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Pay a visit to the Lake Barrine Tea House and enjoy a short trail through the National Park.
Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years in the Tjapukai Cultural Centre. Whether you visit the park by day or night, you’ll enjoy a unique cultural experience with performance, dance, food and arts. Tjapukai is all-weather, wheelchair and pram friendly, offering unique experiences in one location.
Must do coffee stop at the Tattooed Sailor.
Stop for a bite to eat and support the great work of the Eat Real Cafe who employ people with a disability to provide a safe and supportive environment to gain more skills.
Read our guide to Cairns for more information about getting to and around Cairns, major events and more.
Feature photo credit: Mossman Gorge Tourism Tropical North Queensland