Cairns | Greyhound Australia

From reef to rainforest

Cairns is located in Tropical North Queensland making it the perfect gateway to explore reefs, islands and rainforests.

The lush and tropical surrounds makes it perfect to relax on gorgeous sandy beaches or take in the Australian history and culture with a Tjapukai Experience. For the thrill seekers fly through tropical jungles on zip lines on a Go Jungle Surfing Day Tour or speed down white water rapids with Tully Raft Adventures.

Cairns Must Do's

Cairns has plenty of beautiful place to visit and fun filled activities to choose from, so whether you prefer action packed adventure or just relaxing the choice is yours. Here are our top experiences and tours:

  1. Experience the stunning world heritage Great Barrier Reef; dive or snorkel the pristine waters on an Evolution Day Tour or a Passions Sailing Tour.

  2. A visit to the world’s oldest surviving rainforest, the tropical Daintree Rainforest, has much to offer from cassowaries and crocodiles to fan-palms and mangroves.

  3. Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway through dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls all from the comfort of a beautiful heritage style carriage.

  4. Head to the golden beaches of Port Douglas, north of Cairns, along one of the most scenic roads in Australia.

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Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef attracts millions of visitors each year, yet threats to its future such as global warming and coral bleaching are real and happening now. This is why Greyhound Australia is proud to support the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef alongside several local businesses in the Cairns area.

Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef has been established to drive positive change and tangible outcomes for the health of the Great Barrier Reef and our planet. By pledging their support, Citizens connect with like-minded people from around the globe including expert and enthusiast ‘champions’ working across the Reef. Citizens can also take part in local projects, fundraise, or take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

Wherever you live in the world, you too can get involved and make a difference by becoming a Citizen of the Great Barrier Reef here.


Useful Information for your trip

Bus stop location

Pier Car Park, Bays 16 & 17, Pier Point Rd,
Cairns QLD 4870

Cairns travel centre

Shop 5, 1 Shields St,
Cairns, QLD 4870

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