10 reasons to head to Cairns

If you’re looking for the perfect destination to escape to during the cooler months, then you can’t go past Cairns. With its tropical weather, stunning natural beauty and wide array of attractions, this is the perfect ‘home away from home’.

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut is nestled in peaceful, landscaped tropical gardens, with a wide range of onsite facilities and activities. Here are just some of the reasons you should be packing your bags and heading to Cairns.

Great Barrier Reef

A trip to Cairns wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the reef. A great way to see the best of the Great Barrier Reef is with Reef Magic Cruises. Travel by modern catamaran to the spectacular all-weather Marine World platform for a day exploring the colourful world of fish and coral beneath the ocean surface. Go snorkelling or diving, take a semi-submersible tour or learn about the sea life from experienced marine biologists.

Discover the exciting world beneath the waves on the Great Barrier Reef

Warm tropical weather

While the southern states are shivering through winter, the cooler months are the perfect time to visit Cairns. The warm and sunny autumn and winter weather make it the perfect holiday destination all year round, and add to Cairns’ relaxed tropical vibe.

Tjapukai Cultural Park

Discover the world’s oldest living culture at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, 15 minutes from Cairns. Enjoy live performances of music, dance and storytelling, see authentic artefacts once used by the Tjapukai people and murals created by Tjapukai artists. For an immersive experience join in Night Fire, where you will be welcomed to a celebration of Dreamtime stories and the lighting of the ceremonial fire before enjoying a delicious meal.

Learn about the culture and history of the region at Tjapukai Cultural Park

Cairns Aquarium

Discover the extraordinary world that exists under water at Cairns Aquarium. The attraction is home to over 15,000 animals, with a particular focus on the diverse natural habitats of tropical North Queensland. Get up close with some extraordinary creatures, listen to entertaining talks and demonstrations, or treat yourself to an animal experience.

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island’s sandy beaches and lush vegetation is just a 45 minute ferry ride from Cairns. Visitors can purchase a Self-Guided Historical Hike booklet that will offer interesting facts about the island, historical points of interest and anecdotes to bring your hike to life. Follow the summit track for breathtaking views of Welcome Bay and the rainforest, and stop at lighthouses and sites that hark back to the World War II military occupation. The Secret Garden and Nudey Beach walks offer less challenging options with equally as beautiful scenery.

Take in the views from the lookouts on Fitzroy Island

Cairns Golf Club

The Cairns Golf Club, conveniently located just across the road from Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut, is a friendly and relaxed course suitable for both experienced and social golfers. The championship course combines challenging obstacles and lush fairways to create a fantastic playing experience. There is also a full length floodlit driving range and Golf Shop onsite, and you can pick up some pointers from the 3 PGA Professionals on staff.

Green Island

Explore the gorgeous tropical coral cay of Green Island, just a short boat ride from Cairns. Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises are a perfect way to explore the island, stroll the white sandy beaches, take a semi submarine or glass bottom boat tour, or go snorkelling to see the colourful coral and magnificent marine life.

Enjoy an island escape to the stunning Green Island

Close encounter with a croc

Head to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and come face to face with these ancient creatures. Take a boat cruise on the lagoon to see crocodiles and other animals in their natural setting, enjoy entertaining wildlife presentations and feeding sessions or test your nerves with the Big Croc Experience and pole-feed a croc yourself.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to take in the stunning views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. The cableway spans 7.5km and allows you to travel both above and through the canopy of beautiful tropical rainforest as you learn about this fascinating environment. Take a round trip or combine it with a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Glide above the canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Cairns Esplanade

Explore the relaxing vibes and scenic views along the Cairns Esplanade. The 2.5km stretch of foreshore incorporates a range of recreational facilities including playgrounds, landscaped parklands, barbeque areas and the much loved lagoon. It is the perfect place to cool off with a swim in the lagoon or just kick back and watch the world go by. The Cairns Esplanade also plays host to a range of events including live music and markets.

Kick back along the vibrant Cairns Esplanade

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut offers a wide variety of accommodation options such as cabins, including our brand new 3 bedroom superior condos, caravan and camping sights, all set in landscaped tropical gardens.