Cairns Festival is an annual 10-day celebration of art, culture and the beauty of living in tropical north Queensland. The biggest event on the Cairns calendar, Cairns Festival delivers a vibrant, progressive and collaborative festival. Providing a platform to engage locals and visitors alike by exploring our unique sense of place, diverse heritage and distinct tropical lifestyle.
This year is set to be bigger than ever as the festival celebrates its Diamond Jubilee by turning on all the glitz and glamour fitting for a 60th birthday bash. With events including awe-inspiring and fully immersive light shows, a Grand Parade and fireworks display, and a full program of ticketed and free events for the whole family, Cairns Festival is a celebration of the beauty and culture of living where the sun and sand meet the city.
With 3 days of exploring Cairns Outer Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Kuranda Sky Rail also included, you’ll experience Cairns and the Tropical North at its best.
Join the best Cairns reef tour, and travel onboard the most luxurious and spacious super-yacht, Evolution, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for your snorkelling experience. The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day!
In the afternoon you have the option to add additional reef activities. Join the Semi-Submersible Tour learning about the reef with our marine biologist or add a scenic helicopter flight over the reef. Finally, you’ll cruise back to Cairns while enjoying a free glass of wine and a snack while you reflect on your day on the Great Barrier Reef.
Reef Day Tour:
Kuranda Scenic Railway
After being picked up from your accommodation, travel by historic train to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest, with free time to explore the markets, shops, animal attractions and speak with the locals.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Skyrail then takes you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage-listed Tropical Rainforest canopy descending into the forest at two stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls Guests can enjoy spectacular views from three lookouts at Barron Falls Station and learn more about the environment from ranger-guided tours at Red Peak Station.
Skyrail/Kuranda Train Tour:
Embark on a full-day adventure to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef! Sit back and relax in comfort in a custom-built 4WD air-conditioned vehicle while listening to informative and entertaining commentary by your local naturalist guide. Group size is limited for a more personalised experience.
As one of the only tour operators to travel on the Bloomfield Track your experience will be like no other. Spot crocodiles on a Daintree River cruise, learn about the flora, fauna and the history of the Daintree on a guided boardwalk tour, take a 4WD ride through a World Heritage-listed rainforest on the rugged Bloomfield Track, enjoy lunch at a local Daintree Rainforest cafe, visit Cape Tribulation Beach and enjoy a homemade Daintree ice-cream on your journey home.
Rainforest Day Tour:
Located on the Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour, Pacific Hotel Cairns offers stunning views from private balconies and easy access to the nearby Reef Fleet Terminal, shopping precinct and Esplanade Lagoon. Awarded Best Superior Accommodation in Queensland 2019 by QHA, guest comforts include a lounge for early arrivals or late departures, 24-hour reception, an outdoor swimming pool and onsite parking (charges apply, subject to availability).
Featuring comfortable king or single beds and private balconies, these well-appointed rooms are the perfect sanctuary at the end of a full day enjoying the incredible attractions in and around Cairns.
All prices are per person twin share and unless otherwise stated, are in Australian dollars, are correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. For room upgrades, additional nights or guest pricing please contact us.