If you're seeking thrills on your holiday to Cairns, you won't be disappointed. There are many opportunities for adrenaline junkies in this sunny city – so many in fact, this is just the second part! Check out the first set of suggestions in Get your adrenaline pumping in Cairns: part one.


With Skydive the Reef Cairns, you can the beauty of the area in a remarkable way – with it's stunning beaches, thriving waters and subtropical bush.

This company has been thrilling visitors for 30 years. It provides the highest tandem jump in the country with a professional team who love what they do and are completely committed to your safety.

With the tandem jump, you'll leap from the plane, strapped to an instructor, at 14,000 feet. You'll free-fall for a whopping 60 seconds before the chute is pulled and you float back down to earth.


Don't miss out on the opportunity to take part in this truly unique experience. A flyboard is a piece of equipment that looks like a decked out skateboard connected to a jetpack. 

You'll strap your feet in, do up the vest and take to the water. Choose a 30 or 60 minute session. With each you'll have 10 minutes of training and spend the remaining minutes having the time of your life.

It doesn't matter how old or fit you are. Flyboard Cairns have entertained people as old as 75, with varying levels of fitness. 

You can try power swimming, controlled flight, reverse manoeuvres, basic dolphin diving and have the chance to freestyle to your heart's content.

Quad biking

Hop into your Cairns rental car, and take the short half hour trip to Kuranda, where Down and Dirty ATV Adventures is located.

Whether you're travelling with your family or friends, it's here you can get yourself a quad bike and have adventures in the lush back country landscape of the area. As well as the rugged natural wonderland, there are obstacles, mud pits and motorcross tracks.

The 300cc and 150cc automatic all-terrain vehicles (ATV) make for a fun and exciting way to explore the bush. There are smaller bikes for kids and beginners.

Whether you want to spend a whole day exploring, or just a few hours, there is a package for you. The Half Day ATV Tours Afternoon Session includes afternoon tea and refreshments, which will give you that boost you need halfway through, and complete training and safety gear.


NQ Watersports offers a range of activities that are amazing fun and all take place on the glorious waters of the Trinity Inlet.

Parasailing is perfect for those who want to try something new but are not quite ready to jump from a plane. You'll be guided behind a boat, held up with a specially designed canopy wing that resembles a parachute. This is peaceful and exciting all at once, and a wonderful way to enjoy views of the city, mountains and rainforest.

Jet skis are totally fun. With this company, you'll take off on the latest Yamaha VX 1100 cc four-stroke jet-ski. You'll feel completely comfortable with this stunning piece of technology. They also have a lot of power, so on your 30 minute trip you can speed off into the sunset or take your time to glide over the water.

Minjin Jungle Swing

Head to the AJ Hackett site, which is just a 15 minute drive out of the city, located in the heart of the lush forest of the area.

You'll be strapped into a harness and suspended 40 metres over the over the forest floor – you can do this by yourself, or with two mates. Either solo or with your group, you'll see what it feels like to speed over the tree tops, reaching speeds of up to 120 kilometres per hour in just 3.5 seconds!