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Accessibility-Friendly Tours

Tourism operators in Cairns are improving accessibility to popular Tropical North Queensland destinations, including for those with mobility restraints. Here is where you'll find the most wheelchair friendly tours and experiences in and around Cairns, allowing for greater inclusivity for people of various accessibility levels.

Immerse yourself in Australian native wildlife when you visit the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat!

  • Learn, observe and explore Australian wildlife in their natural habitats
  • Interact, cuddle and hand-feed the animals
  • Watch saltwater crocodiles live in action during feeding presentations
  • Enjoy a meal in the cafe with free-roaming tropical birds flying overhead
  • Great for families, backpackers, couples, seniors and groups of friends!
Lady Douglas River Cruise

Experience Port Douglas from a different point of view on a beautifully relaxing scenic river tour on the Eco Certified Lady Douglas River Cruise!

  • 1.5 Hour historical paddleboat cruise along the calm waters of Dickson Inlet.
  • Enjoy a refreshing complimentary beverage and nibbles snack box.
  • Keep an eye out for wildlife and crocs living in mangroves.
  • Informative and Entertaining commentary from your friendly captain.
  • Wheelchair and pram friendly river cruise.

Make your way to the stunning Green Island and experience all that this haven has to offer! 

  • Get ready for a full day of island adventures, with up to 7 hours on this lush island paradise! 
  • Discover the Great Barrier Reef, exquisite marine life and exceptional tropical sceneries in this haven just 45 minutes from Cairns.
  • Relax on the beach with the kids, embark on an island bush walk and more as you explore natural wonders.
  • Perfect for families, couples, small groups and more, this flexible day is bound to bring adventure! 

Delve into the wild world of native Aussie animals at the iconic Hartley's Wildlife Park! 

  • Spot crocodiles, koalas, cassowaries, kookaburras, snakes and more incredible wildlife! 
  • Learn about these weird and wonderful creatures with daily shows, talks and experiences.
  • Cruise the Hartley Lagoon on a crocodile experience where you can rub shoulders with the ancient reptiles! 
  • The perfect day trip for families, small groups, seniors, backpackers and nature-lovers in Cairns! 

The perfect day tour for multiple ages and accessibility levels in on the Quicksilver Outer Reef Pontoon from Port Douglas!

  • Snorkel, scuba dive, and view the reef from a semi-submersible boat!
  • Optional scenic helicopter rides over the reef
  • Fully accessible platform with ramps, bathrooms and a hydro lift for wheelchair passengers!
  • Scenic Helicopter Fly/Cruise options available


Enjoy a day of ultimate reef adventure and action-packed fun on the Moore Reef pontoon!

  • Spend the day exploring the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel amongst abundant marine life and vibrant corals
  • Enjoy glass-bottom boat tours, the underwater observatory, and a giant waterslide!
  • Perfect for all ages and abilities to experience the reef wonder 

Explore the Great Barrier Reef from on board an activity platform for a fun day full of activities and adventure!

  • Cruise to a platform on the Great Barrier Reef and snorkel right off the edge
  • Join optional activities such as scuba diving, snorkel tours and more!
  • See the reef from a semi-submersible boat for a new point of view
  • Enjoy the reef at its best on this unforgettable day trip
  • Enjoy the return journey on a comfortable and air-conditioned catamaran

The ultimate excursion combining a stunning island experience and the Outer Great Barrier Reef, in one amazing day

  • A relaxed catamaran cruise to your island and reef destinations
  • Enjoy two relaxed hours on Green Island, a unique reef and rainforest coral cay
  • Discover three adventurous hours at the activity pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Experience world class snorkelling, coral viewing, underwater observatory, beach time and more! 
  • Learn about the reef with crew education and a guided eco reef talk 

Enjoy a beautiful day out exploring hidden gems of Cairns on this all inclusive Waterfall, Wetlands and Skyrail experience! 

  • Visit the Cattana Wetlands on a guided walk around Jabiru Lake
  • Learn about the cultural significance of Din Din (Barron Falls) to local aboriginal peoples
  • Savour a delicious signature lunch and coffee-tasting tour at Skybury Plantation
  • Try unique, locally made ice cream at Emerald Creek Ice Creamery
  • A fun, immersive day trip from Cairns
Skyrail Cairns
FROM: $99

Glide metres above the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and explore ancient destinations aboard the Skyrail Cairns!

  • Discover the unique beauty of World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest
  • Enjoy a guided tour at Red Peak and experience Barron Falls
  • Learn the fascinating history of the Cairns and Kuranda region
  • Choose from a one-way or return journey from Cairns or Kuranda!

Embark on a day of Green Island wonders, Great Barrier Reef exploration and natural marvels!

  • Head out to the flourishing Green Island and explore it's onshore reefs, beaches and tropical forests! 
  • Immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef and rub shoulders with vibrant marine life.
  • Choose between a glass-bottom boat ride to stay dry OR a snorkel experience into the dazzling depths.
  • Revel in a self-guided walk, enjoy a morning tea and access to showers and a pool!
Reef Magic Pontoon Day Tour
FROM: $299

Experience the magic on the Reef Magic Pontoon Day Tour where you can enjoy a day of activities and fun!

  • Visit Reef Magic's newest pontoon located off the shores of Cairns
  • Snorkel, dive and explore the Great Barrier Reef
  • Perfect for families, couples, groups, solo travellers, and seniors
  • Unique experiences such as a glass-bottom boat, a semi-submersible, helicopter tours, an underwater observatory, onboard massages and much more
Kuranda Scenic Railway
FROM: $42

Discover ancient, heritage-listed rainforests and waterfalls on a remarkable railway journey from Cairns to Kuranda!

  • Relax and enjoy unsurpassed views of renowned rainforest and waterfalls
  • Wind through 15 tunnels and 37 bridges from Cairns to Kuranda
  • Learn the fascinating history of the Kuranda Railway and Cairns region
  • Option to upgrade your package to Gold Class!
  • Choose from a one-way journey or return experience from Cairns
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