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A REEF TRIP TIP Quicksilver’s Silverswift is a great trip for divers and snorkellers; you get to see three different outer reef sites and spend a minimum of five hours out on the Reef! It leaves from right next door to the hotel. silverseries.com.au
FAMILY FUN Har tley’s Creek Crocodile Adventures [40 kilometres north of Cairns] is educational and fun for the whole family, with wildlife presentations, lots of local wildlife including cassowaries and dingos, and a boat cruise to see the crocs. crocodileadventures.com
ADVENTURE SEEKERS Try a bungy jump or the Minjin Jungle Swing at AJ Hackett Cairns; everyone should [have a go] at least once, regardless of age! Located in a beautiful rainforest setting, if you don’t want to jump there’s a great view from the tower. ajhackett.com/cairns
MEALS AT THE MARINA Waterfront dining overlooking the Marina offers a range of restaurants to suit all cuisines and budgets.
A DEFINITE MUST-DO The Kuranda Scenic Railway is one of the most stunning rail trips in Australia.The best option is to go up by Skyrail cableway over the top of the rainforest and then down by train alongside the Barron Falls. ksr.com.au