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Discover history, Galleries, nature and wildlife in CairnS & FNQ

There’s so much to see, do, and discover in Cairns, for kids and families!  

From crocodiles, cassowaries and wildlife experiences, to Cairns history, our traditional owners, art galleries and our amazing rainforests, reefs and eco systems.

Kids About Cairns pays respects to Elders past, present and emerging of the Yirrganydji Traditional owners.

Historical Gem in Herberton’s Hills. Australia’s mining, timber and farming heritage lives again at the Historic Village Herberton – one of Australia’s most regarded outdoor pioneer ...

6 Broadway, Herberton Queensland 4887

Discover something new at the Cairns Museum! Located in the heart of the city, Cairns Museum is the perfect place for children and families to learn, ...

93/105 Lake Street, Cairns City

Wildlife Attractions

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures


The BEST Crocodile Show in Australia.  Koala Encounters – Wetland boat Rides – Crocodile Feeding – Wildlife Presentations – Licensed Restaurant

Koala Gardens


Kuranda Koala Gardens is home to an amazing array of Aussie animals.
Have your photo taken cuddling a koala.

Birdsworld Kuranda


Surround yourself with living colour at Birdworld Kuranda, one of Australia’s largest collection of free-flying birds.

Wildlife Habitat

Port Douglas
A unique wildlife immersion experience that brings you closer to Australia’s most unique and iconic species. 

Rainforestation Nature Park

 Three unique experiences:
Army Duck Tours
The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience  
Koala & Wildlife Park

 The Cairns ZOOM is the world’s first ever Challenge Ropes Course within a wildlife immersion exhibit 

Cairns Aquarium

The Cairns Aquarium is a world class venue for seeing and interacting with the incredible plants, animals and habitats found in two adjoining World Heritage listed areas, The Wet Tropics Rainforest and The Great Barrier Reef

australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia. An all-weather experience in the heart of Kuranda.

Kuranda River Boat

Come and enjoy a relaxing 45 minute Wet Tropics rainforest cruise on the glorious Barron River in Kuranda.
You may see cassowaries, freshwater crocodiles, freshwater turtles, fish, birds and butterflies


Covering 3 floors with 5 fascinating galleries, the Museum will connect children of all ages with the people, places and amazing stories of our unique region.

australian Armour & artillery museum

The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum display armoured vehicles and artillery from the late 1800’s onwards

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Cairns  / Kuranda
This famous railway winds its way on a journey from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. 


Australia’s mining, timber and farming heritage lives again at the Historic Village Herberton

Paronella Park

Near Innisfail

Step back in time and be amazed by the ingenuity and determination shown by one man with a dream

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Cairns  / Kuranda

Nature and boardwalks


Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda & Cairns

Mamu Tropical Skywalk


Daintree discovery Centre

Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation

Mossman gorge


sunset in cooktown


Cooktown is an easy four hour drive from Cairns, and is a beautiful spot to enjoy a few days of relaxing, fishing and exploring early Australian history

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