Venture outside of Peppers Beach Club & Spa and will find yourself in the heart of Palm Cove. There's something for everyone, with an abundance of activities ranging from reef tours, scuba diving and deep sea fishing adventures to white water rafting, evening dinner cruises and rainforest walks. Embark on a day trip into Cairns or explore the wonders of the Daintree, Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. Ride the famous Scenic Railway train to Kuranda or visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. All these attractions on the doorstep of your Palm Cove hotel.
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The Great Barrier Reef is recognised as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World due to its extensive reef system and largest structure made by living organisms on earth. There are a number of day trips on offer to experience this amazing region. Scattered with beautiful islands and idyllic coral cays covering an area of more than 300,000 square kilometres, the Reef is one of the best diving and snorkelling destinations populated by marine life including dugong, green turtles, dolphins, whales, more than 1500 species of fish and 4000 types of mollusc.
The Daintree Rainforest is considered to be the most ancient and primitive in the world. The Cape Tribulation section of the Daintree is thought to be 135-million years old. Take the Wilderness Challenge - A fascinating day tour to the World Heritage listed rainforests of Daintree, Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge National Parks, an area once described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most magical experiences of my life.” The region that we visit is one of the most complex ecosystems on Earth - one hectare can hold some 30,000 different species of plants, reptiles, mammals, birds, insects and other organisms - and has the richest flora and fauna diversity in Australia. For more information, visit the website at www.wilderness-challenge.com.au.
A uniquely Australian night out! Enjoy a hearty barbeque dinner and a cold beer, and then head off by torchlight to visit the creatures of the night. End the evening with billy tea and damper around the campfire. The Cairns Night Zoo guides will greet you at 7.00pm sharp at the Night Zoo entrance and escort you to the Aussie BBQ. On clear nights our guides will take you star gazing. See the Southern Cross, the Big Dipper and other well known constellations. Follow guides as they lead you safely through the crocodiles' lair. For more information, visit their website at www.cairnsnightzoo.com.
Feel the wonder of this legendary place and explore the mysteries of time, culture and cuisines while dining in the spellbinding candlelit drama that is the enchanted rainforest. This mystical evening event of dining in the rainforest, entertained by Aboriginal storytelling and music, takes place over three hours amid the ancient rainforest. For more information, visit their website at www.flamesoftheforest.com.au.
Hartley’s Creek Crocodile Farm is your chance to get up close with the crocs and a range of other animals and reptiles. Don't miss the "Croc Attack Show", daily at 3pm where you'll see huge crocodiles demonstrate the notorious crocodile death roll and head shake. A series of timber boardwalks provide elevated viewing of wildlife as visitors journey through a range of natural habitats. Open daily from 8.30am - 5.00pm. For more information, visit their website at www.crocodileadventures.com.
The Habitat features three unique and diverse environments for you to discover and explore. It is situated on eight acres of land that has been recreated to provide a window into our natural environment. Visitors can wander through four different and unique environments that depict over 180 species of the surrounding rainforest, wetlands, woodlands and grasslands. One of the "must do" activities for visitors to the area is Breakfast with the Birds, which is served daily from 8am. Regular guided tours are an essential part of the park's focus on biological conservation, as are guest's interaction with wildlife within the sanctuary. For more information, visit their website at www.rainforesthabitat.com.au.
As the sun rises the pilots gently lift off and quietly glide the balloons over the panorama of the Cairns Highlands (also known as the Atherton Tablelands). Afterwards you are treated to a wonderful breakfast at our outback adventures site, and then returned to Cairns or Kuranda with plenty of time to enjoy other tours in the same day. If you’re after something a little more adventurous, Raging Thunder white water raft the mighty Tully River. It is regarded by some as the best rafting river across Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit their website at www.ragingthunder.com.au.
An all-day adventure! Explore Kuranda Nature Park in an air-conditioned Hummer and enjoy a barbeque breakfast in the morning. Then helicopter out to the Great Barrier Reef for buffet lunch and a full afternoon of snorkelling and scuba diving. Return via a smooth cruising catamaran. Located in Cairns.
Sunlover Helicopters cater for the individual, groups, conferences and the incentive travellers.
For more information, visit their website at www.sunloverheli.com.au.
Climb skyward above the canopy of a tropical rainforest. The 7.5 km journey takes about 90 minutes one way. Two stops along the way allow you to visit a rainforest boardwalk and Barron Falls before you reach the Kuranda Terminal. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway train ride back to the coast. Voted Australia’s Best Major Tourist Attraction, the multi-award winning Skyrail is recognised not only as a premier tourist experience, but as a world leader in eco-tourism, providing you with a truly unique rainforest experience available nowhere else in the world. For more information, visit their website at www.skyrail.com.au.
This award-winning attraction is an authentic showcase of Aboriginal culture. An open-air theatre and seven separate exhibit areas offer visitors a glimpse of the history, traditions, art, and contributions of this ancient culture. Situated on 25 acres of land owned by the Tjapukai people at Caravonica, north of Cairns, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is a stunning theatrical interpretation of Aboriginal culture. The Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is open daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Tjapukai by Night plays every night commencing promptly at 7.30pm. For more information, visit their website at www.tjapukai.com.au.
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