Trinity Beach Top 3 – Free Family Fun

Trinity Beach Top 3
Free Family Fun


Muddy’s is a fun, safe splash playground located on the Cairns Esplanade. With plenty of shade, picnic tables and BBQs around, Muddy’s offer the perfect spot for families to enjoy the outdoors year round for FREE! Well maintained and modern, Muddy’s also offers segregated play areas for smaller tots as well as play equipment guaranteed to entertain the older kids.

Some of Muddy’s features include numerous water spout that shoot water out of the ground or from the side, a flying fox, climbing ropes, sound chimes, slides, playhouses, see-saws, puzzle games, a storytelling area, slides, hamster wheel, rope swing and the giant mudskipper play area, that kids just love to climb on.

Located approximately 1km from the Cairns Lagoon, Muddy’s is a great free activity for when the holiday expenses start to add up.

Open every day from 9am to 7pm


What better way to cool off during the hot summer months than a dip in the freshwater (and croc free!) creeks of Tropical North Queensland. Just a short 40 minute drive south of Cairns you’ll find an abundance of pristine water holes and falls including Josephine falls and Babinda Boulders. If you prefer to stay local, why not check out Stoney Creek, Crystal Cascades and The Rocks, all of which are conveniently located in the Cairns suburb of Redlynch.

Bring a long a couple of pool inflatables for some extra excitement and you’re set for a day of (free) family fun in the sun!  


Prepare to be transported to Southeast Asia at Australia’s first Night Markets. Open daily from 4:30pm to late, enjoy strolling along lanes filled with vendors selling everything and anything! Fully airconditioned, the world-famous Cairns Night Markets offers cool respite in the hotter summer months and with free entry, this experience can be as cheap or as expensive as you wish. From souvenirs to doughnut pretzels, Chinese massages to handmade jewellery, a stroll through the Night Markets is never dull!

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Sailing Experiences

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Sailing Experiences


Enjoy the ultimate in waterside dining with a cruise on the luxurious Spirit of Cairns catamaran. A fantastic evening of calm water cruising with entertainment, a delicious 3 course meal and fabulous views, including sunset over the rainforest-clad mountains (depending on the time of year). Starting at Marlin Marina, the Spirit of Cairns will take you on a journey deep into the interior of Trinity Inlet and its winding tributaries. You’ll be treated to panoramic views as you sail along the Cairns waterfront and Esplanade precinct with bubbly in hand.

Experience the tropics from a different perspective with a memorable cruising experience!

Prices start from $105 per adult and $55 per child

Talk to us today about booking this unique experience.


This adult only experience is the perfect date night or honeymoon activity. Soak up the peace and tranquillity of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea as you sail along the coast off Port Douglas. Take in the ambient music, relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the spectacular mountain views while enjoying a welcome drink and delicious canapés on board a luxury high performance sailing catamaran.

Prices start from $75.00

Talk to us today about organising a sunset adventure


Experience the adventure of snorkelling, diving and sailing on a Great Barrier Reef Tour with Passions of Paradise. The 25 metre high performance catamaran sails daily from Cairns to two unique outer reef locations, where you can dive and snorkel with turtles, colourful fish and see an amazing variety of corals. A full day tour lasts approximately 8 hours and involves professional and friendly service from a local, award winning crew.

Passions of Paradise is one of a only a few owner operated tours in Cairns. Alan Wallish, who started the company back in 1987 with the aim to provide fun tours to the reef, still skippers the boat. Staff are handpicked to ensure that you have the best day out on the reef possible.

Pricing starts at $220 per adult for diving or $175 for snorkelling only

Talk to us today about booking a snorkelling or diving adventure with Passions

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Cairns Thirst Quenchers

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Cairns Thirst Quenchers


Where: 4 Wharf Street, Cairns
Open: 11am till midnight daily

Nothing quite takes the edge off Cairns humidity than an ice-cold beer…as the folks at Hemingway Brewery know all too well. Located in an expansive heritage-listed space on Cairns Wharf and offering picturesque views of Trinity inlet, we would happily park ourselves at Hemingway’s for the afternoon!

A local, independent craft brewery, Hemingway’s offers award winning brews, paired with gastro pub meals and a laid-back atmosphere. Whether you opt for a tasting paddle, beer tower or prefer something less ‘beery’ (there is also a large selection of wine and spirits available) – Hemingway’s is a great spot to support local with a side of people watching.


Where: Level 12, The Tower, 131-141 Esplanade, Cairns
Open: Friday and Saturday 4pm till late

What better way to top off a day of sightseeing than with a cocktail at Cairn’s highest (and swishest) rooftop bar and restaurant? One of the city’s newest drinking holes, Rocco blends seamlessly with the 5 star aesthetic of its parent hotel – the Riley.

The sky high bar boasts 270 degree panoramic views of Cairns and the Coral Sea, an inspired cocktail menu and a stellar Champagne selection. Whether you choose to start your night here before moving on, or decide to stay and enjoy some of the restaurant’s Mediterranean fare…your night will be off to a great start at Rocco!


Hidden down a red brick laneway in the heart of the Cairns CBD, Three Wolves offers patrons a unique and premium restaurant and bar experience. Proudly supplying a specialty whiskey, spirit, cocktail, wine and beer selection to folks who enjoy exceptional beverages as much as theydo! Drinks are complimented by delectable eats that allow you to drink, eat and repeat.

Three Wolves was brought to life by three gents passionate for creating a new, intimate and vibing restaurant and bar for Cairns locals and tourists alike.

Bar Open 7 Days 4pm – 12am 

Kitchen Open
Wednesday – Sunday 4pm – 9pm

From the founders of Three Wolves comes Wolf Lane Distillery, a boutique gin distillery which doubles as a bar, uses native ingredients from Tropical North Queensland to create gins with a strong sense of place. The distillery features a bar and cellar door, where they host tastings, gin masterclasses and serve delicious gin cocktail creations. Wolf Lane Distillery brings you a truly unique range of modern Australian gins that represent the tropical paradise we live in. 

Cellar Door and Distillery are open to the public from

Monday – Friday 11am – 4pm

​Distillery Bar is open –

Thursday to Saturday from 4pm till late.

 Sunday from 2pm till late. 

No bookings are taken for the bar. 

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Island Adventures

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Island Adventures


Only 45 minutes from Cairns, Green Island is a a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Experience true tropical island paradise with unique rainforests, white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and marine life.

Accessible by boat or helicopter, Green Island offers boardwalks through the lush National Park, sheltered beaches, the Marineland Melanesia Nautical Museum, Green Island Resort, shops, facilities including freshwater showers, change rooms, restrooms and lockers.

Green Island is a great option for families with younger children. Experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef from a sandy beach! Half day and full day tours to the island are available through Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises. Extras such as glass bottom boat rides, snorkelling, semi-submarines, and buffet lunches are also available. Contact us today to organise your family day out!

Prices start at $94 per adult, $45 per child or $233 per family

Talk to us today about booking your trip over to Island paradise!


Nestled just off the coast of Palm Cove, Double Island is accessible by launch or helicopter. While the island is home to an exclusive resort, it is also open to the public who make their way over in kayaks, small crafts and even stand up paddle boards! Double Island offers mangroves, reef and even a cave or two to explore. The crystal clear water is perfect for spotting rays, dolphins and turltes. If you’re REALLY lucky you might even spy a dugong or whale. Kayak tours from Palm Cove normally take 20 minutes to reach the Island, with the whole tour taking 3.5 hours. Alternatively, on a flat day, hire a SUP and paddle out to the Island for sunrise!

Kayak tours start from $90

SUP tours start from $50 self drive

Talk to us today about which tours are running during your trip!


Only 45 minutes from Cairns, Fitzroy Island is a well-known playground for locals. At Fitzroy Island, it’s all about rainforest, beaches and high reaches, with just as much to explore on land as in the sea. Bushwalking tracks provide incredible views across the Great Barrier Reef. Sandy white beaches and pristine waters provide land based snorkelling opportunities where you can make friends with the sea life, including clown fish, turtles and even whales (between July & September).

The island is home to a family owned and operated resort but is open to the public year round. The island can be reached by private boat or jumping on the Fitzroy flyer which offer regular transfers every day.

Whether you’re after an active day hiking the trails, a leisurely beach day or a fun day out on the water, Fitzroy won’t disappoint.

One-way transfers start at $42.50 per adult.

Talk to us about booking your trip over today!

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Northern Beaches Dinner Spots

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Northern Beaches Dinner Spots


7am to 9pm Daily

This family-run Italian seafood trattoria is located a hop, skip and a jump from Cocos Holiday Apartments on the stunning foreshore of Trinity Beach. Plonk yourself at the outside bar tables and enjoy a cocktail with views of the Coral sea and Marlin Coastline before heading inside to enjoy delicious Italian cuisine. Hand stretched pizzas, succulent seafood and naughty desserts…L’Unico is our ‘go-to’ for a cheeky weeknight meal or indulgent weekend experience.



Breakfast       7am – 11am
Lunch             12pm – 2.30pm
Dinner            5pm – late

The ultimate in beachfront dining, Nu Nu provides an exciting selection of award-winning Australian dishes paired with a great atmosphere. With spectacular views of the Coral Sea, framed by stunning palm trees, Nu Nu is our Date Night pick to enjoy a tasty meal and a chilled drink.

Well-known throughout Palm Cove, Cairns, and Australia for its recognition in Gourmet Traveller as Regional Restaurant of the Year, Nu Nu guarantees an exceptional dining experience from the ultimate tropical beach destination in the country.



8-2.30 Mon-Wed….8-late Thurs-Sun

Breakfast, lunch, tapas and dinner.

Live music Sunday 3-5pm

Ransom coffee, awesome wine list, Hemingway’s beer and delicious cocktails.

We love Hidden for its Thursday night Locals special (free beer or wine with a meal), pet-friendly casual atmosphere and of course, the fresh and delicious food! We’re drooling just thinking about their chilli caramel pork, brekkie burgers and sublime tapas. This truly is a ‘hidden’ gem on the Northern Beaches.


Trinity Beach Top 3 – Wildlife Encounters

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Wildlife Encounters


Visit one of Cairn’s oldest running tourist institutions. Starting off as a tea house in 1934 legend has it that the original owner, Pop Evans entertained motorists between Cairns and Mossman by feedling Charlie the resident crocodile while scones cooked in the wood stove. Pop Evans is widely regarded as the first person in Australia to perform crocodile shows for the public.

Fast forward to 2022 and Hartley’s has undergone several renovations and even a move to Hartley’s creek. Delivering authentic crocodile experiences, Hartley’s is renowned as an eco-friendly and sustainable tourist attraction. It’s no longer just crocs though! A visit to the park entails encounters with wildlife including koalas, cassowaries and other reptiles. Hartley’s is a great day out for the family and showcases the amazing range of flora and fauna living in Tropical North Queensland.

Admission: $43 per adult, $21.50 per child or $107.50 per family

Talk to us today about arranging entry and tickets.


Home to over 1500 butterflies, Australia’s largest butterfly aviary and exhibit offers fun for all ages. Walk amongst electric blue Ulysses, majestic green and yellow Cairns Birdwings, stunning Monarchs and more. Visit educational exhibits, the breeding laboratory and check out the new fairy garden and food plant walk. Located in the rainforest village of Kuranda, this is an excellent activity for those with younger children.

TIP: Butterflies love bright colours so make sure to wear something colourful and you’ll be covered in butterflies in no time!

Admission: $20 per adult, $13 per child or $54 per family

Talk to us today about booking your entry.


At Birdworld Kuranda you can immerse yourself in one of the most unique wildlife attractions of Tropical North Queensland. Birdworld Kuranda replicates the natural habitats of almost 60 native and exotic species that roam the unique rainforest habitat we’ve created. There’s handfeeding and photo opportunities so make sure you bring your camera.

Flying around you are species from the vanishing rainforests of the world, including some of Australia’s most precious and beautiful birds. There are brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos and many more.

Naturally landscaped with waterfalls, ponds, exotic and native plants, Birdworld Kuranda is a place where you can join the birds in their beautiful world. Surround yourself in their rainforest habitat and be amazed at the more than 350 birds of all shapes, sizes and colours on display. Another great activity located less than a 30 minute drive from Trinity Beach.

Admission: $20 per adult, $10 per child

Talk to us today about booking your entry.

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Day Drives

Trinity Beach Top 3
Day Drives


Ready to explore? Why not jump on the scenic Captain Cook Highway and head towards the gateway to the World Heritage wonders of Tropical North Queensland: Port Douglas. Located only 50km (approximately a 50 minute drive from Trinity Beach), Port Douglas is an intimate and relaxed town where food, wine, arts and culture are appreciated. The friendly locals are only too happy to include visitors whether it’s sharing their favourite coffee stops and fishing spots or playing 18 holes on a world-class golf course.

Want to make a day of it? Why not stop in at the string of sleep seaside villages dotting Cairns’ Northern Beaches? From Trinity you’ll head to Kewarra Beach, followed by Clifton Beach and of course, the iconic Palm Cove. Wander along the esplanade, enjoy a coffee and a sunrise or hire a couple of paddleboards and adventure out to Double Island.

The world is your oyster – just remember to pack your swimmers, sunscreen and a sense of adventure!

Talk to us today about activities and tours available from Port Douglas.


Lush, green rolling hills. Breathtaking waterfalls and volcanic crater lakes. Award winning scones and strawberry picking. Gemstone caves and chocolate factories. There’s not much you can’t find in the stunning Atherton Tablelands.

Made up of several small townships, the Atherton tablelands is located approximately 1 hour from Trinity Beach. Enjoy chocolate, coffee and gin tasting in Mareeba, take a step back in time at the historical village of Herberton, stroll through boutiques and walk along the Avenue of Honour in Yungaburra and canyoning in Chillagoe.

Not only do each of the little towns offer something unique, but a drive through the countryside will lead you to some of Australia’s most famous waterfalls and the volcanic blue water of Lake Eacham. With so much on offer, talk to us today about how to make the most of a day trip or stay in this beautiful region of North Queensland.


Ever wanted to step into a fairytale? Paronella Park comes pretty close! Jose Pareonella’s dream was to build a castle. Arriving in Australia from Catalonia, Spain in 1913, Jose worked in the sugar industry before eventually buying 5 hectares of land in Mena Creek. There, he and his wife ended up building a castle, picnic area, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel and grounds – all by hand! They opened the park to the public in 1935 and hosted soirees, balls and picnic galas. Paronella Park was THE place to be! And now it is open to the public everyday, to showcase the incredible building feats and vision of Jose Paronella.

Tickets are valid for re-entry over a 2 year period and if you have the option, we highly recommend checking out the nightshow!

 A further 40 minutes south, you’ll find the seaside village hamlets of Mission beach: South Mission Beach, Wongaling Beach, North Mission Beach and Bingil Bay. Nature takes centre stage at Mission Beach with its long unspoilt beaches, deserted islands and white-water rivers fringed by rainforest. There are no crowds at this seductive and easy going destination which is perfect for relaxation or discovering adrenalin pumping outdoor activities. Mission Beach also happens to be one of the best places to spot a Cassowary in the wild, so keep an eye out!

Make sure to chat to us about tours and activities available in the area and to purchase your Paronella Park pass.

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Adrenaline Adventures

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Adrenaline Adventures


A great thrill-seeking experience for the whole family, the Raging Thunder Barron River Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. Enjoy a day out in the beautiful Barron Gorge National Park. Located only 20 minutes from the centre of Cairns, this area is known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, the mighty Barron Falls and of course, Barron Gorge, which has been carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River.

Enjoy up to two hours rafting, on up to grade 3 rapids followed by tea & coffee while you view photos of your rafting adventure. Access to changing facilities at the end of the tour are also available for Raging Thunder guests.

*Minimum age to participate is 12 years old. No experience required.

Experiences start from $163 per adult.

Talk to reception about booking your experience today.


What better way to gain an appreciation for the incredible Northern tropics than admiring it from 14,000ft high?! Cairns Skydivers offer Tandem skydives with beach landings and stunning views of the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to self-drive to the skydiving centre or opt for a pick up from selected locations.

Experiences start from $299 per person.

Talk to reception about booking your experience today.


Can’t make up your mind about what adrenalin pumping adventure you’d like to enjoy? Why not try out a Skypark package? Combine a range of thrill-seeking activities such as Bungy jumping, the Giant Swing, Skydiving and even riding a BMX bike off the roof. Located a short drive outside of Cairns, with optional pick ups from Cairns City.

Experiences range in pricing.

Talk to reception about booking your experience today.

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Hikes

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Hikes


A well-trodden and popular local favourite, the Earl Hill Conservation Park offers 4 different tracks of varying difficulty with some stunning views to reward your efforts. Located a short 5-10 minute drive from Cocos Holiday Apartments we recommend starting at the southern end on the Woodland walking track. Alternatively, continue past the carpark and access the Cycad Palm walking route from Half Moon Bay Beach. Choose to combine all 4 tracks into one 4km loop or tackle a leg at a time. While the Earl Hill Summit trail offers a steeper incline guaranteed to elevate your heart rate, the Rainforest trail

Continue on the Woodland trail towards Earl Hill Summit where a steep incline is guaranteed to elevate your heart rate. Or, veer off on the Rainforest trail towards Trinity Beach lookout, offering spectacular views of Trinity Beach and Double Island on a clear day.

 4km loop, Class 3 walking trail. Can be slippery and muddy after rainfall.


Fancy your hike with a side of waterfalls? Then look no further than the Stoney Creek Falls and Old Weir Falls trails. A popular swimming hole located close to the Cairns CBD and only 15 minutes from Cocos Holiday Apartments , Stoney Creek offers crystal clear pools a mere 5 minutes walk from the carpark. Feeling more adventurous or wanting to avoid the crowds in summer? Head deeper into the rainforest on the Old Weir track. After about 20 minutes you’ll arrive at Old Weir Falls. Several other swimming holes can be found up and down the track and offer cooling relief in the oppressive humidity of a Cairns summer!


Looking for something a little more challenging? The 7.4km Glacier Rock hike offers a short out-and-back trail with incredible coastal views from Cairns CBD to the Northern Beaches. Accessed from the Stoney Creek carpark, this hike offers a gentle climb (just keep in mind, what goes UP, must come DOWN). Take in the sights, smells and sounds of the tropical Australian rainforest before you eventually break through the bush to views spanning the Cairns coastline.

Allow 2 to 2.5 hours to complete. With its stunning views, we recommend trying to tie the walk in time to watch sunrise.

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Tours

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Tours


Visit the bohemian tourist village of Kuranda in style. Hop on board the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and take in the stunning sights, smells and sounds of the heritage listed wet tropics. Historical commentary is played throughout your winding journey to the top and you’ll find yourself amazed at the engineering feats accomplished all the way back in the 1800s! Stop at Barron Gorge to admire the powerful Barron River as it cascades down in waterfalls before jumping back on to reach Kuranda village where you’ll find artist galleries, food markets and tourist activities such as the Butterfly sanctuary. Once you’ve enjoyed the town it’s time to head back down the Dividing Range…this time in a Skyrail gondola hanging above the tree canopies. The view is breath-taking and it’s not hard to see how the rainforest and landscape inspired Director James Cameron’s vision for Avatar. Hop off to take a stroll along a rainforest boardwalk before enjoying the rest of your trip down.

Multiple add-ons are available for both the railway and Skyrail (e.g. Gold Class rail carriages or Diamond glass floor gondolas).

The railway takes approximately 90 mins each way and the Skyrail takes approximately 40-60 minutes. Both can be taken one-way up or down or you can choose to stick to just one mode of transport. Self-drive is also an option.

For those with private vehicles, a transfer option exists to allow you to return to your vehicle should you choose the railway/Skyrail combo option. We recommend parking at the Skyrail terminal (only 10 minutes from Trinity Beach), and then using the transfer to take you to Freshwater Station where you take the scenic railway up the mountain. On your way down, enjoy the Skyrail and jump off with your car parked and ready to go!

Both tours, transfers and add-ons can be booked and organised at reception. Talk to us today!

Price (Includes one way transfer from Smithfield to Freshwater)
Adult: $117rrp

Child: $60rrp


Whether you’re looking for something to entertain the kiddos during the day or you’re after a unique experience after dark…the Cairns Aquarium has you covered!

Open 10am to 3pm daily, the aquarium offers a range of encounters, presentations and interactive experiences to keep everyone of all ages entertained. Even better? It’s temperature controlled and a perfect escape from that wet season humidity!

Looking for something a little different? Why not visit ‘after dark’. Aquarium Twilight tours offer you the opportunity to go on an ecologist-guided tour around the aquarium, followed by drinks, canapes, dinner and dessert at Dundee’s award winning restaurant on site.

General Entry
Adult: $44rrp

Child: $29rrp

Family: $132

Aquarium by Twilight (inc. 3 course dinner)

Adult: $125

Child: $69

Family: $365


If you’re headed to Cairns there’s a good chance you’re wanting to check out the main attraction…the Great Barrier Reef! And what better way to do it than jump onboard with Sunlover Reef Cruises. Perfect for all ages, Sunlover offers affordable trips to the outer reef where you’ll spend the day snorkelling, diving, swimming and even sliding! Did we mention that Sunlover’s custom built floating pontoon at Moore Reef comes with a waterslide?!

Enjoy a beautiful seafood buffet, check out the marine life from a semi-submersible or glass bottom boat or choose to stay onboard and enjoy the enclosed ocean pool and fish feeding presentations. With a tonne of add-ons available, this definitely won’t be a boring day out!

Moore Reef Full Day Tour
Adult: $249rrp

Child: $142rrp

Family: $784

Add ons available include:

Guided Snorkel Tour

Seawalker Helmet Tour

Scuba Diving (Intro or Certified)

Helicopter Flights

Coach transfers