Your journey through the Cairns Aquarium follows a drop of rain as it descends from the tropical rainforest covered range, to join creeks, streams and rivers before travelling through the rainforest, across the mangrove flats and coral reef systems before entering the Coral Sea. 10 North Queensland ecosystems and 71 habitats have been meticulously researched so that these natural environments could be recreated in Cairns Aquarium to ensure the ongoing health and longevity of the species on display.
The Reef Teach presentation is a very entertaining evening, full of amazing facts, beautiful images, and the opportunity to handle a wide range of corals and other marine specimens – including some of the dangerous creatures you wouldn’t want to touch if they were alive! It will amaze, inspire, and captivate you, and have you laughing at the funny facts and weird and wonderful ways in which the reef works!
Sunlover Reef Cruises
Departing daily from Cairns Marina, Sunlover Reef Cruises shares the wonder of The Great Barrier Reef with you from the new deluxe activity pontoon at stunning Moore Reef. You won’t find a better value Outer Reef adventure with this many activities and inclusions packed into one day.
The Reef House
Tucked away in Far North QLD, only 25 minutes north of Cairns, is Palm Cove. A cosmopolitan beachside village, this is where nature abounds with centuries-old majestic melaleucas, coconut palm-fringed beaches and tropical gardens. Nestled in the heart of this sleepy, tropical destination is The Reef House, where personal service and attention to detail takes on a new meaning. Where relaxation and romance go hand in hand.
Friends of Ninney Rise
Ninney Rise is the base from which John Büsst organised the ‘Save the Reef’ and rainforest campaigns in the 1960s and early 1970s. Set in the rainforest by the Coral Sea, it as a meeting place for the campaigners and scientists including Prime Minister Harold Holt, poet Judith Wright, and scientists Webb & Tracey. Their good work to save the reef and advance the GBR’s interests continue to this day.
Mission Beach Dive
Mission Beach Dive’s aim is for tourists to visit the Outer Great Barrier Reef and experience this amazing place in its natural state away from the crowds. Travelling onboard both ‘Reef Goddess’, you’ll feel like you’re heading to the reef with friends and family creating a fun-filled and educational experience that will stay with you forever.
Sanctuary Retreat is an affordable and unique rainforest eco-lodge and yoga retreat in Mission Beach, North Queensland, Australia, halfway between Townsville and Cairns. An adventurous destination for the physically active who seek a natural environment as well as the creature comforts of life.