Activities That Won’t Break The Budget In Far North Qld

Crystal Caves

Set on the main street of Atherton is a fantasy cave that was built by Rene so he could display his collection of crystals. It includes the largest Amethyst geode in the world which stands three and a half meters tall and has more than 600 individual pieces on display.

Rene travelled all over the world to find his collection of crystals to house in this fantasy cave for everyone to admire. The cave gives you a feeling of actually discovering the crystals yourself and you are encouraged to touch and photograph the crystals so you have some beautiful colourful memories to take home. You will find the Crystal Caves on the main street in Atherton Tablelands, 0740912365

Paronella Park

Five hectares of beautiful tropical rainforest set next to the Mena creek falls. The owner Jose Paronella has built a castle with a picnic area, tennis courts, bridges, tunnel and also has a range of over 7,500 tropical plants and trees that have been arranged around the property to give it that beautiful rainforest tropical feel. Admission to Paronella Park is valid for 24 months and covers both tours. The tours are a guided walk that explains the story of Jose Paronella’s dream and guides you through the parks highlights. Then there is a Darkness falls tour which showcases the castles and waterfall and they light them up for a fantastic photo opportunity. Your admission to Paronella Park will also include a souveneir guide book, fish food, umbrellas, access to an online photo gallery as well as a site for one night in the adjacent van park. Located on the Old Bruce Highway Mena Creek – phone number 0740650000.

Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife habitat is an advanced eco-accredited exhibit for visitors to freely mix with the animals observing them up close on elevated boardwalks. There are four different environments where the visitors will be able to experience this. The Savannah, Wetlands, Rainforest and Grasslands. Feeding the Kangaroos and cuddling a koala will be just a few of the favourite things to do and you can enjoy breakfast with the birds or lunch with the lorikeets for an additional cost. Located on Port Douglas Road in Port Douglas. 0740993235

Cairns Catch a Crab Tours

Why not treat yourself to a half a day of crabbing, fishing and dining on freshly cooked Queensland mud crab. Cruise the beautiful trinity waterway and enjoy lunch upon their pontoon serving you fresh mud crab that you have just caught yourself in the crab pots. You will also get a spot of fishing to catch the local cuisine to be cooked up as well. Phone 0740517992 for bookings.

The Mossman Gorge

The Mossman gorge is a beautiful relaxing tropical rainforest that has the most amazingly fresh cool water that runs over the rocks. With a nice little nature walk it takes you to a water hole that lots of the community congregate to for a nice fresh swim. There is also the ability to learn more about the cultural heritage of the indigenous owners with a dreamtime walk through the rainforest which is short and interactive. Walking around and parking is free but the dreamtime walk is at a cost but worth it to find out more about the history of the Mossman Gorge.


See how you grow, roast, serve, drink and trade coffee. Coffee Works has one of the biggest and best collections of coffee artefacts in the world.  You can also explore through a mass of incredible edibles, gourmet gifts and unusual gifts and then can kick back and relax while you enjoy some flaming fabulous barbeque lunches or sweet treats like gelato and chocolate platters created onsite for your taste buds to explode. Once you have experienced the coffee and chocolate taste of coffee works and just cannot get enough they also have stores located in Cairns, Port Douglas and Townsville.

For more information regarding these activities or information to Far North QLD, be sure to contact our Cairns depot.