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Palm Cove Family Tours & Attractions

White Water Rafting For Families - Palm Cove Tours

White water rafting in Cairns is famous and now we have a new white water rafting tour that is simply perfect for families. Our Family White Water Rafting Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to the skills and excitement of White Water Rafting.

This fun adrenaline packed half day tour in Cairns is designed for children aged 6 years and over; a great way to learn about white water rafting and gain confidence in the water.

Our family white water rafting tour operates on the lower section of the Barron River rapids and Lake Placid, in the Barron Gorge National Park not far from Cairns so you will also get to enjoy some pretty stunning landscapes in this pristine environment.

Our Half Day Family White Water Rafting tour in the Barron River is the perfect introduction to children’s rafting.

8 person rafts & 2 person sports rafts are used to experience both styles of rafting during your trip.

Sports rafts are two per raft with an adult and child in each raft.

Children 10 years old and above can be in a raft without an adult.

A high rafting guide to passenger ratio ensures safety is first class with an emphasis on having a fun day.

The whole family will experience the thrills of paddling in white water rapids graded 1 – 2, under the watchful eye and tuition of our fully trained and certified White Water Rafting River Guides.

Palm Cove Tours & Attractions

Palm Cove Family Tours & Attractions

For a full comprehensive guide on all the tours and attractions suitable for a family we recommend you take a peek at this page which lists all the Great Barrier Reef snorkel tours, Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforest tours, native Australian animal parks and zoos where the kids can have breakfast with the birds, cuddle a koala or even hand feed a crocodile!

Make sure you book a tour on the Kuranda Train & Skyrail to visit the village in the rainforst and explore the Kuranda markets. View all the Kuranda tour options here. 

All of the tour operators pick up guests from their holiday accommodation in Palm Cove which then in turns saves you money on car rental hire costs.  

Tours and attractions in Cairns are great value for money and can start at only $24.00 see the website or call us on 1300 761 612 or +61 7 4059 5959 for more advice on things to do in Palm Cove and a list of all the tours and attractions from Palm Cove for families.   

Helicopter Flights Palm Cove

Palm Cove Helicopter Tours

This is one Palm Cove tour your family will never ever forget!

The day you took you family up in a helicopter on a scenic flight to view the amazing Great Barrier Reef from above and soak in the immensity of this world wonder or fly to the Australian outback to a cattle station for lunch.

Helicopter scenic flights tours can take you to untouched locations that offer complete seclusion and isolation.

Go wherever your fantasies take you and tailor your trip to suit you! See whales, dolphins, manta rays dugongs and turtles. The photographs and lifetime memories your family will have will never be forgotten.

Soar above the oldest rainforests in the world and hover over cascading waterfalls, landing on an idyllic spot for a cool swim and a bite to eat.

Visit outback Aboriginal communities or fly to a secluded coral cay for that all important proposal.

Helicopters are not as expensive as most people think so have a look what is on offer and go for it; you will be amazed.

Conference groups can even charter helicopters at great prices and do amazing things.

See the Great Barrier Reef on a low level scenic helicopter flight first and then snorkel and scuba dive it with your family on a Great Barrier Reef tour.  

Fishing Tours From Palm Cove

For the thrill of a lifetime, bring your family aboard one of Cairns’ many shared Fishing boats, or charter your own private tinny or luxury vessel.

Choose from fly-fishing, heave tackle, light tackle, game fishing, sport-fishing; reef, estuary or river fishing.

Cairns is known worldwide as the best fishing ground for the awesome Black Marlin and other amazing fighting fish.

Presidents, movie stars, rock stars and millionaires come back year after year to chase these mighty elusive fish.

You can take your family on a fantastic fishing tour too from just $390 a day which includes your lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

A once in a lifetime experience for some—it just has to be done. Another famous fish in Cairns Tropical North Queensland is the Barramundi.

Famous for two reasons: one, its fighting capabilities, and two, it is one of the most beautiful fish you could ever taste—soft white flesh with a very mild palatable flavour that suits everyone.

Book a half day estuary fishing tour or a full day Great Barrier Reef fishing tour from either Port Douglas or Cairns for your family.



Green Island Tour From Palm Cove 

Save $48.50 on our Great Barrier Reef Family Tour Deal on our half day Cairns reef tour. 2nd Child Travels Free. Green Island half day snorkel tours depart Cairns in the morning or afternoon, spend two hours snorkelling the reef, or riding in the glass bottom boat.

Save $48.50 on our half day Great Barrier Reef Family Package Tour Deal. 2nd Child Travels Free.

Relax on the pristine sandy beaches of Green Island, meander through the island’s forests by boardwalk or grab a drink and snack by the islands pool whilst enjoying a leisurley half day tour from Cairns.

Green Island is also home to the largest crocodile in captivity, visit Cassius in his Marineland Melanesia home. A fantastic Great Barrier Reef tour suited to all ages and fitness levels from Cairns.

This Cairns reef tour is the perfect half day reef tour that will have you spending 2 hours on Green Island and give you the choice of using just snorkelling gear or joining a glass bottom boat tour around the islands lagoon to see all the coral reef and marine life.

Optional Extra: Semi-submersible sumbarine tour of the islands coral gardens 

You may actually wish to do both so you can tick those boxes when you book your Cairns half day reef tour on line. There are also Island rainforest boardwalks that you can explore, shops and restaurants and other attractions to keep you busy on Green Island.

Dive & Snorkel Tours - Palm  Cove 

Save $75.00 on our Cairns Family Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Tour Package Deal. Your Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour from Cairns gives you the option to add a 10 minute helicopter scenic flight over the reef to see the magnificent Great Barrier Reef from above and below the waters surface.

Save $75.00 on our Cairns Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Package Deal.

Departing from Cairns Marlin Marina this 35 metre (120ft), high speed catamaran cruises at 30 knots so you reach your reef destinations in only 80 minutes, allowing you over five hours of reef viewing time.

We offer guests a huge array of in-water activities to experience the corals and marine life including snorkelling, semi-submersible submarine tours (optional extra) and even scenic helicopter flights (optional extra). 

If you are a cruise ship passenger looking for a Great Barrier Reef tour to fit your ships berthing schedule we recommend you book the helicopter Fly/Fly option. 

With a maximum of 170 guests on board you’ll have plenty of room relax on the sun deck or in the air conditioned saloon.

The journey home will have you singing along with the on board entertainer with a complimentary fruit & cheese platter.

Fitzroy Island Tours - Palm Cove

Located 45 minutes boat ride from Cairns, Fitzroy Island is a continental Island, covered in pristine rainforest and is large enough to be able to escape the crowds and enjoy your own piece of paradise.

Save $51 on the family rate: 2 adults and 2 children age 4 to 14.

You can spend the whole day (6 Hrs) on Fitzroy Island just relaxing or perhaps you would prefer to to hit the water and explore the fringing coral reefs.

Snorkel tours and Glass Bottom Boat Coral viewing tour are also available.

Return to Cairns late afternoon. Cairns best value island tour for day trippers and families on a budget. 

Fitzroy Island offers several hiking trails for the more energetic folks -  hike to the top of the lighthouse, up to the Secret Garden on the north face of the island or walk over to Nudey Beach (not a nudist beach) for a bit of photography and snorkelling.

Fitzroy Island has plenty of options and things to see and do for all visitors from all walks of life. 

Even families with young children can explore Fitzroy Island with ease.

Whilst on the island, why not make time to visit The Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and make a donation to help pay for the support and care of our precious sea turtles. 

Great Barrier Reef Tours From Palm Cove - Pontoon

Save $119.00 on our Cairns Family Great Barrier Reef Tour Deal. 2nd Child Travels Free. Great Barrier Reef tours depart Cairns daily to the new outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon that has the Spaghetti Slide that everyone is talking about.

Great Barrier Reef Tours Cairns - State of Art Interactive Platform

This Cairns reef trip offers a few extras other reef trips do not. A huge range of free activities from Glass bottom boat tours to Semi-submersible submarine tours and if you are a non-swimmer or have young children or elderly friends then this is the perfect Cairns Great Barrier Reef tour. 

You can even do scenic helicopter flying tours from this pontoon or you can fly from Cairns and return to Cairns by boat.

After many years of successful operation the Moore Reef Platform was replaced and upgraded with a brand-new state-of-the-art two-story Great Barrier Reef pontoon that includes a range of fun and helpful features that are sure to make your day out on this Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns the best it can be.

This is now one of the most popular Great Barrier Reef tours in Cairns for families!

Great Barrier Reef Tours From Palm Cove - Pontoon

  • This is the best Great Barrier Reef combo package tour in Cairns. Spend 2 hours in the morning on Green Island and then on an interactive floating pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. This is  the best value for money you can buy. 
  • Snorkel with turtles and explore the colourful coral gardens at Green Island. Take a self-guided eco walk on the only island with a rainforest in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Glide through the reef on an underwater semi-submersible submarine tour. See the largest crocodile in captivity in Australia, 112-year-old Cassius, who resides at Marineland Melanesia on Green Island
  • No underwater camera? No worries! Snap a great selfie with a passing turtle or tropical fish by the underwater viewing gallery window on the activity pontoon on the outer Barrier Reef
  • Book the optional extra scenic helicopter flights and see the Great Barrier Reef from above and below the water
  • Whilst on the outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon try scuba diving or a ride on the underwater scooters with Scuba Doo

Palm Cove Family Tours

Palm Cove is the perfect location for a family vacation and only a 25 minute drive North of Cairns.

A lot of the local tour companies also realize that Palm Cove is a destination which attracts guests that have come here for a quiet unhurried experience, or they have families with both younger children and teenagers so they thus created tour pick up and departure times to cater for those that like to have a sleep in and a lazy breakfast and then maybe do a half day tour or a mid-day tour with the family.

Kuranda Tours & Attractions - From Palm Cove

Visit the quaint rainforest village of Kuranda by combining the Skyrail cableway that glides above the rainforest canopy, and the Kuranda Train, a characteristic train that meanders through the World Heritage-listed rainforest and deep through the mountainside.

This village has been well known since the sixties and seventies as a hippie type of town with people who like the alternative lifestyles rather than the busy city, consumer style of living. Great markets and shops here for guests to meander thru and pick up some local souvenirs.

Visit the Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld, the Venom House or pick up an Aboriginal didgeridoo or painting to show your friends back home. Lots of street musicians and activity to look at here.

Kuranda attracts people from all over the world.

Take a peek at the tours we have listed on our website that are great for families on holidays in Palm Cove, Queensland Australia.

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