Things To Do In Cairns When Its Raining


Here is our list of the top things to do in Cairns when its raining. Cairns is the adventure capital of Australia, and lots of holiday experiences make the most of the warm climate by getting you wet.

Cairns Weather

A rainy day in Cairns can still be the best day of your vacation with average temperatures of

  • 18-26°C (65-79°F) during Winter
  • 23-31°C (41-88°F) during Summer

#1 Tully River Rafting

Tully Rafting is a full day tour from Cairns which you need to book at least one day ahead. Any extra rainfall really gets the river pumping, and if you are all worried about getting cold thermal tops are available for hire on the day. No experience necessary, and if you are looking for an extra level of excitement check out the Xtreme Tully Rafting.

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#2 Bungy Jumping

Set in lush tropical rainforst, the 50m Bungy Tower is the most dramatic place in the world to try a Bungy Jumping. Underneath the tower is a lagoon, and these guys are so good they can set your bungy cord to a length where you just dip your head in the water. Book both a Bungy Jump and Barron Rafting and you’ll save $16

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#3 ATV Quad Bikes

Fun when its dry but awesome in the wet, with hill climbs and water traps. Anyone can do it, and they give you tuition and a safety lesson. You’ll come home a little muddy but with a great big smile on your face. You also get a BBQ sausage sizzle and morning tea as well. Book both Quad Biking and Barron Rafting and you’ll save $16

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#4 Barron Rafting

Perfect for a day where you need a morning to recover or what to make the most of a day by doing more than one thing. Barron Rafting is an afternoon tour from Cairns and its great for first time rafters. You’ll be rafting through the rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park, over grade 2-3 rapids and you’ll definately get wet.

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#5 Cairns ZOOm

The Cairns Wildlife Dome is a spectacular all-weather wildlife exhibit enclosed by a 20 metre high glass dome on top of Cairns’ Casino. Above the animals there are optional activities including zip lines, high rope courses and an external work around the top of the glass dome. Book both Cairns ZOOm and Barron Rafting and you’ll save $7

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#6 Hartley’s Croc Adventures

Grab an umbrella and explore the 2100 metres of pathways, with wildlife presentations about snakes, cassowaries, crocodiles, koalas and quolls. The boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon lets you see crocodiles up close, and watching them come up out of the water to grab food is awesome. Book both Hartleys and Barron Rafting and you’ll save $31

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