Fun Activities in Far North Queensland – With your Cairns Car Hire Part 1 South of Cairns

With access to luxury car hire Cairns, the far north of Queensland is your oyster! Just imagine slipping behind the wheel of your fabulous Mustang, Porsche or Mercedes-Benz convertible and cruising along the roads in style!

With access to luxury car hire Cairns, the far north of Queensland is your oyste, but if there’s something fun to do at your destination – why not? car hire cairns is the way to go

So in Part 1 of our expose on fun activities to do in far north Queensland with your cairns car hire, let’s take a look at the Cassowary Coast Region. Covering 4701 square kilometres and with a population of just under 30,000, this region starts south of Cairns and runs from Garradunga down to Cardwell and out to East Palmerston in the west. It includes Tully, Cardwell and Mission Beach and along with East Palmerston, these are your destinations for a day of fun and games! The prefect way to ensure your luxury car hire Cairns

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A 70 minute drive south from Cairns in your luxury Cairns car hire, brings you to Innisfail with a population of just over 7000 and famous for its sugar cane and banana industries. On the way to Innisfail you can stop off at Babinda Boulders where there’s a fabulous waterhole surrounded by lush rainforest or turn off just after Mirriwinni and head to Josephine Falls in Wooroonooran National Park. Side trips, after all, help you to get the most out of your luxury car hire Cairns!

Once you arrive at Innisfail, a further 20 minutes’ drive brings you to Paronella Park at Mena Creek and on the return trip, why not park you luxury car hire cairns and check out Snapping Tours at the Commercial Wharf in Innisfail?

Paronella Park

Set in 13 lush acres of land, Paronella Park is the dream of Jose Paronella, a Spanish immigrant who set out to build his very own castle. In 1935, his dream became a reality when the property was opened to the public. Today, this fairy tale property offers tours, picnic areas, hidden paths, lush tropical plants, birds, butterflies, bridges and a stunning waterfall with a resident crocodile.

Snapping Tours

Whether you’ve driven back to Innisfail from Paronella Park or decided to stop here first, head over to Snapping Tours, park your Cairns car hire and get ready for an exciting experience! Offering crocodile and wildlife tours along the Johnstone River, as well as a sunset cruise, Snapping Tours is an opportunity to learn more about our local ecosystem and spot crocs!

East Palmerston

A 20 minute drive from Innisfail along the Palmerston Hwy in your luxury car hire Cairns brings you to the rural community of East Palmerston with a population of less than 200 people. The drive from Innisfail passes through the Wooroonooran National Park and is sealed all the way to East Palmerston. It’s a beautiful part of the country with lookouts and cascading falls, all waiting to be explored!

Mamu Tropical Skywalk

Just another 5 minutes west of East Palmerston you’ll find Mamu Tropical Skywalk where you can explore the rainforest from the floor to the canopy. Check out their awesome skywalk, heart stopping cantilever, observation tower and forest walk. Then there’s all the rainforest wildlife: cassowaries, carpet pythons, wallabies, birds, lizards and much more. Park you car cairns hire and enjoy all on offer


If you hop into your car hire from Cairns and drive 40 minutes south from Innisfail, you’ll arrive at Tully with a population of just over 2000 people and a reputation for being the wettest place in Australia! Tully is one of the biggest sugar cane producing areas in Australia with 2 million tons crushed at the local sugar mill every season.

White Water Rafting

With all the rain in Tully, it’s no surprise that white water rafting is so popular here! There’s plenty of thrills and adrenalin pumping action when white water rafting down the Tully River with Raging Thunder Adventures. Why not park your Cairns luxury car rental at the Feluga Hotel (just 8 minutes north of Tully), hop on their bus and head to Tully Gorge for some heart pumping action?

Horse Riding

Just on the edge of Tully, you’ll find Reinsdown Horse Riding, a unique horse riding and farming experience. Catering for beginners to experienced riders, Reinsdown offers personalised farm experiences and rainforest rides for singles or small groups. A relaxing way to idle away a few hours in Tully, before hopping into your car rental cairns  and heading off again!

Mission Beach

Just 25 minutes towards the coast from Tully is Mission Beach offering a tropical paradise made up of 4 coastal villages surrounded by lush tropical rainforests, waterfalls, swimming holes and relaxed coastal cafes.

Sky Drive

For the ultimate experience, why not go skydiving with Skydive Australia? Located at Porter Promenade, they offer tandem skydives that will definitely get your adrenaline rushing! Imagine jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft and every moment is recorded! This is definitely the time to park your luxury car hire  Cairns and head for the sky!

To find out more about car hire in Cairns, contact us today on 0447 809 899.

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