Posted: 17 Nov 2017
Our second newest baby, Alice the Agile Wallaby at 4 months enjoying a feed. Stay tuned for more baby news and updates on new residents! ALSO 60 Minutes story was filmed here recently. Gil was a star reporter. We will let you know when the show is to be a...
Posted: 10 Nov 2017
Our first mangoes and these are the delicious, sweet, soft-fleshed R2E2 variety. They are still a little unripe but we are just trying to save a few for ourselves before the Spectacled Flying Foxes discover them! The tree is loaded at the top but it's now...
Posted: 01 Nov 2017
November is packed with things to do in Cairns & North Queensland! We've picked top events to help you plan your next day out in November. Make sure you find out what's on and don't miss a thing! http://www.cairnsevents.com/2017/November/ Want to...
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Posted: 20 Oct 2017
You may be aware that Jungle Surfing has some exciting plans for February 2018, so our tours will not be available during the period 1-28 February. We will be replacing one of our existing tree platforms with a completely new open platform design which...
We will be replacing one of our existing tree platforms with a completely new open platform design which will make the most of our amazing views from the top of the canopy and allow us to introduce some new tour options… watch this space! Construction and other maintenance work is scheduled to take place over the entire month of February so all Jungle Surfing tours have been suspended.
Night Walks will continue to run as usual on tracks away from the construction area.
We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to unveiling our new platform. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
Posted: 10 Oct 2017
Look who is in town doing a zipline tour with us, it’s Aislin Kriukelis from the TODAY Show . We had a great time showing her around the rainforest canopy. Thanks Aislin for being such a great sport . Tune in to Channel 9 for the special feature on Jung...
Tune in to Channel 9 for the special feature on Jungle Surfing at 8.15am on Monday 25th September on the Today Show
Posted: 09 Oct 2017
Are you hosting a Melbourne Cup Function this year? Local Tourism Network can help you reach 80,000+ people! We are running a special campaign promoting North Queensland Melbourne Cup functions to locals and visitors to the region. To join the campa...
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Posted: 27 Sep 2017
Our truly local guide would love to share with you our rich natural world of Tropical Far North Queensland! Taking you on a high altitude adventure of the Atherton Tablelands has to offer: -Heads Lookout -Lake Barrine -Lake Eacham -Curtain FIg Tree -...
-Curtain FIg Tree
-Millaa Millaa Falls
We invite you travel in a small personal group.... Arrive as a guest and depart as a friend!
#rainforestspirittours #cairns #Mossmangorge #portdouglas #palmcove #Experienceaboriginalculture #cassowary #tours #Queensland
Posted: 22 Sep 2017
Cassowaries stand between 1.5- 2 metres, are frugivores and are responsible for the distribution and germination of many north Queensland rainforest trees. WIthout cassowaries, our rainforest may not be able to survive. #cassowary #bird #rainforesttour #r...
Posted: 21 Sep 2017
Stephanie who made the bookings for us was very nice and effective and when we wanted to add two certified dives on the reef tour she managed to arrange so that we got a refund instead of paying extra, quite impressive :) The reef day was the best, the Ca...
Posted: 15 Sep 2017
The Daintree Ferry has experienced record numbers of vehicles travelling on the ferry in the past 18 months. Council has been working with local tourism operators north of the Daintree River to develop strategies to minimise delays while encouraging visit...
From 15 September to 3 October inclusive, Douglas Shire Council will trial an ‘early-bird’ discount for ferry travellers for any vehicle in the car/ute category travelling before 9am each day, reducing the return fare by over 25 per cent to just $20 and offering one-way fares for just $10, a discount of over 33 per cent for self-drive tourists.
Mayor Leu said initiatives implemented such as the Douglas Card – which offers free travel on the ferry to residents of the Douglas Shire, Cairns Regional Council, Mareeba Shire, the Tablelands, Cassowary Coast, Cooktown and Wujal Wujal areas between 1 November and 28 February – had helped stimulate record visitor numbers for the region.
“We are hopeful this new ‘early-bird’ discount for self-drive tourists during this trial period will also have a positive impact on not just the Daintree economy, but make the experience of visiting the Daintree better for everyone by reducing the demand for travel during peak periods for north bound traffic,” Mayor Leu said.
“Following the trial, Council will complete an analysis of travel trends for corresponding periods in previous years to ascertain the effectiveness of offering discounted ‘early bird’ fares.”
Council will be promoting the discounted fares extensively in the upcoming weeks however the local tourism industry is encouraged to contribute to the success of the trial and share the information with their own networks to inform as many visitors as possible about the initiative.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017
We are very excited about making it through the first round of the Horizons Global Travel & Tourism accelerator program. Next stage is the Pitch on the 12th September! Thanks to the team at Horizons and The Space Cairns TheSPACE https://horizons....
Next stage is the Pitch on the 12th September!
Thanks to the team at Horizons and The Space Cairns
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Posted: 30 Aug 2017
Blue-winged Kookaburra is a large kingfisher with big square head and long bill. It has a distinctive pale eye. The head is off-white with brown streaks, the shoulders are sky blue and it has a uniform blue rump.
Posted: 29 Aug 2017
Just had a great day out with Steve and 10 others on the Full day Cape Tribulation trip. The bus was new with LOTS of leg room. Friendly and informative guide. A must do for anyone up this part of the world. A wonderful way to see this part of Australia....
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Posted: 29 Aug 2017
We took a full day trip that included a beautiful lunch in the Daintree rain forest with local fruits that you can only get in Cairns. It included an eco friendly cruise up the Daintree River to see crocodiles. It was simply lovely and we had a croc swim...
Posted: 29 Aug 2017
School Holiday is fast approaching! It's time to kick into gear, step up your promotional activities and get ready to boost bookings! Local Tourism Network can help you! Join our School Holiday Campaign to tap into the holiday buzz for FREE if you have...
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Posted: 22 Aug 2017
Top 10 TNQ Father's Day Deals 2017! If you aren't sure what to get your dad this Father's Day, you've found the right guide. We picked top 10 presents dads will love — even yours. 1. 20% OFF BAD FISHY JET BOATING From $55 | Save $14 Thrill y...
If you aren't sure what to get your dad this Father's Day, you've found the right guide.
We picked top 10 presents dads will love — even yours.
1. 20% OFF BAD FISHY JET BOATING
From $55 | Save $14
Thrill your Dad and save 20% on adult and child Bad Fishy rides and Gift Vouchers this Father's Day!
Adults usually $69 with discount = $55.20
Kids usually $39 with discount = $31.20
Grab your cozies and get ready to have an amazing Trinity Inlet Adventure - Cairns style - on the 35min "Tropical Twist"!
Bad Fishy's cool new boat "SCREAMO" is designed for extreme manoeuvrability, speed and agile performance. On the Inlet spins, slides, fish-tails and water-walls are all part of the fun. You'll love the funky tunes Bad Fishy pumps out adding funk and groove to the thrilling ride!
Book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/tours.95/bad-fishy-jet-boat-ride.1392/?show=deal-3728
2. $99 GBR HELICOPTERS SCENIC FLIGHT
From $ 99 | Save $80
Give Dad a memory to last a lifetime, with a 10 minute Scenic Flight over beautiful Port Douglas for just $99 per person!
With our super smooth and comfy heli's, this jaunt will reveal the true lay of the land and some great photo opportunities! Vouchers valid for 3 months. Organize the BEST GIFT EVER today!
Book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/travel-transfers.12/gbr-helicopters.1354/?show=deal-3726
3. 50% OFF FOR DAD at PHO STREET & YUMMY NOODLE RESTAURANT
Bring the family down Pho Street Restaurant at Night Market & Yummy Noodle Restaurant at Orchid Plaza on Sunday on 3rd September and treat your dad for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! 50% OFF FOR DAD on Father's Day!
Pho Street &Yummy Noodle Restaurant offers authentic pho and Vietnamese street food. Proving the wonderful benefit of being a family-run business, they utilise special home recipes, which combine traditional tastes with slightly newfound flavours to have each customer both satisfied and, of course, smiling!
Book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/food-wine.5/pho-street-at-night-market.1683/?show=deal-3695
4. 50% OFF THE SPA PALM COVE
From $ 65 | Save $33
Just like mums, dads enjoy feeling appreciated! A relaxing day at the spa is a perfect way to treat your dad to a great Father's Day. Take Your Dad to the Spa this Father’s Day and enjoy our special offer BOOK 1 GET 1 50% OFF!
You can add it on to your gift voucher so it's 1-hour massage voucher for ONLY $97.5 (normally $130)
Purchase an Instant Gift Voucher, or schedule an appointment for Dad today: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/day-spas.113/the-spa-palm-cove.1979/?show=deal-3710
5. 15% OFF SWEETWATER LODGE, FREE wine & chocolate!
$ 500 for 2 night | Save $130
Planning to go out of town or have a staycation this Father’s Day weekend? We’ve got you covered with Two night special Father's Day offer!
From now to 3 September 17, book discounted rates 15% OFF and treat dad to an unforgettable family getaway this Father's Day. ONLY $ 250/night (normally $295/night) including a bottle of bubbly/red wine and chocolates on arrival for the lodge. 2 Night Minimum.
Surrounded by the magnificent Mt Lewis mountain range deep in the Tropical Cairns Highlands and at the Northern tip of the Atherton Tablelands, Sweetwater Lodge offers private luxurious accommodation where you can relax and unwind while enjoying nature's bounties and the magical atmosphere of the rainforest.
Book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/holiday-homes.115/sweetwater-lodge.1413/?show=deal-3679
6. DAD EATS FREE at MONDO AT THE WATERFRONT
Here at Mondo that means DAD EATS FREE all week, lunch or dinner, from Monday 28th August to Sunday 3rd September! With a deal this great we’re sure you’ll finally be appreciating all those terrible dad jokes for a change!
See more info here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/cafes.46/mondo-on-the-waterfront.1755/?show=deal-3736
7. FREE 30-MIN MASSAGE at PALM COVE RETREAT DAY SPA
ONLY $ 120 | Save $30
Father's Day only comes around once a year and at Palm Cove Retreat Day Spa we'd like to help you show your Dad how special he is to you!
Treat your Dad with this special Father's Day offer, purchase a gift voucher for a 1hr massage and we will give you and extra 30min for Free! That's a 90min massage for only $120! Crazy!
Contact us today to organize your perfect Father's Day Gift: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/day-spas.113/palm-cove-retreat-day-spa.1932/?show=deal-3675
8. FATHER’S DAY BUSHFIRE LUNCHEON at BUSHFIRE FLAME GRILL
September 3 at 12 PM - 2 PM
$49 per adult
Children 6-12 years old - $25
Children 0-5 years old - Complimentary
Kid's price includes chips and a soft drink! (.. and Dad gets a Bushfire brewski on the house!)
See more & book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/food-wine.5/bushfire-flame-grill.1661/?show=deal-3692
9. FATHERS DAY FAMILY FUN DAY on FITZROY ISLAND - Kids Travel & Eat FREE!
From $ 95 | Save $45
- Return Transfers on the Fitzroy Island Fast Cat
- BBQ Buffet Lunch @ Foxy’s Tavern
- Live entertainment by resident solo artist “Snowy”
- No BYO Alcohol
*Free Return Transfers and BBQ Buffet Lunch for 1x Child (4-13 years old) per paying adult. Extra Children $44 with all inclusions.
See more & book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/holiday-apartments.20/fitzroy-island-resort.895/?show=deal-3686
10. $30 OFF SKYDIVE GIFT VOUCHER
ONLY $279 | SAVE $30
Make Dad a HERO this Father's Day! Spoil your old man with $30 off 14,000ft tandem skydive gift vouchers this Father's Day. It's Sunday 3rd September for all you slackos who've forgotten!
Book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/tours.95/skydive-australia.1615/?show=deal-3649
Posted: 14 Aug 2017
Thank you to everyone who shared and liked this competition & CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa Jewell, Lyndell Brownlee, Luisa Wilhelmi, Leah Sullivan & Laura Miller! You have all won a 2-4-1 Yummy Noodle Cairns & Pho Street Restaurant Voucher! To redeem your vo...
You have all won a 2-4-1 Yummy Noodle Cairns & Pho Street Restaurant Voucher!
To redeem your vouchers please call Michael and Vy direct at Yummy Noodle & Pho Street on 0403 064 243
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Posted: 24 Jul 2017
Do you remember when… All we wanted to do was protect the places we love because they were simply amazing? We just had to show everyone how amazing they were. In doing so, we secured World Heritage Areas and National Parks, essential habitat mapping,...
All we wanted to do was protect the places we love because they were simply amazing?
We just had to show everyone how amazing they were.
In doing so, we secured World Heritage Areas and National Parks, essential habitat mapping, the Directory of Important Wetlands, threatened species listings, marine parks, environmental impact assessment processes, anti-litter legislation and the list could go on. These weren’t ideas that governments just came up with – they came about because everyday Australians, especially up here in the Far North, stood up, spoke up and called for change.
The 80’s were full of such calls for change. Over the last few decades, we saw those changes come to life through policy and implementation and so the calls died down. But as the challenges facing the environment continue to grow despite the policies and programs we now have, we are going to need to use our minds, our voices and our hearts to call for change. If you believe environmental advocacy is needed now more than ever, you can help by making a tax-deductible donation before the end of the financial year (EOFY).
Donate to keep environmental advocacy strong in FNQ: http://cafnec.org.au/memberships-donations/donations/