What To Do When It Rains?

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

Cairns Aquarium

As the only aquarium in the world dedicated exclusively to the habitats and species of tropical North Queensland, the Cairns Aquarium connects visitors with the natural wonders of The Great Barrier Reef and The Wet Tropics. With over 15,000 animals and unique opportunities to move up close to some of the world’s most fascinating animals, every visit is unforgettable.

Address: 5 Florence St, Cairns City QLD 4870



Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome, the world’s first challenge ropes course in a wildlife park. Cuddle a koala, enjoy interactive Australian wildlife presentations and experience adventure on the Mid-ZOOM and Hi-ZOOM courses with three ziplines – one of which takes participants directly over Goliath, their 4-metre saltwater crocodile! The Wildlife Dome is located on top of Cairns Casino!

Address: The Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870


White Water Rafting

Another experience for those who don’t mind getting wet, white water rafting is an adventure that is improved tenfold when it has or is raining. When there is rain, the rapids are at their best and are rushing with full force downstream making for a thrilling white water rafting adventure.


 Other Water Sports: https://luxuryprivateap.experienceoz.com.au/en/cairns/water-sports

Atherton Tablelands and Waterfall Tour

Waterfalls are always better when it’s been raining, and because you’re in Tropical North Queensland the water isn’t going to be that cold, so you can still enjoy a swim in the waterfalls. The Atherton Tablelands are beautiful, so this is another must do activity in Cairns.


Other Tablelands Tours: https://luxuryprivateap.experienceoz.com.au/en/cairns/tours/kuranda-tours


Lasertag is an exciting arena-based activity for players aged six and up and is awesome fun for adults and children alike. Laserfun has complex strategic game-modes for adult players, or simple zap-the-players mayhem! All this, in a fully air-conditioned venue!

Address: 274 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt, QLD, 4870


Go Bowling Cairns

Have some fun at Go Bowling Cairns. Challenge your friends and family with bowling or have a good time with the arcade games all of which are featured in the large air conditioned complex.

Address: 93 Pease St, Manoora QLD 4870


Event Cinemas (3 locations)

Escape the heat or the rain, sit back, relax and enjoy the latest cinema movies.


Cairns Wake Park & Aqua Park

It’s raining and the kids are getting restless; make the most of the wet weather and go to Cairns Wake Park and Aqua Park. The kids (or you) can show off their kneeboard or wakeboard prowess, or run, climb and race on the inflatable Aqua Park. Get ready for some epic tricks and wipe-outs!

Address: Skyrail Dr, Smithfield QLD 4878



Inflatable Kingdom

Bounce your way down to the world of jumping castles at the Inflatable Kingdom. It’s every kids’ paradise, maybe even yours.

Address: 164 Mayers St, Manunda QLD 4870