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Student Summer Holiday Campaign

Explore Tropical North Queensland with Study Cairns members

Cairns is one of Australia’s most popular tourism destinations that attracts visitors from around the globe thanks to two World Heritage attractions in our backyard. Take a break from your studies to visit the Great Barrier Reef, Wet Tropics Rainforest along with the hundreds of other tourist attractions in our region.

Study Cairns recommends these local tourism operators who support international students. Many of them also have education programs – enhance your studies by combining education with leisure!

Extra Bonus: Study Cairns students get student rates!

A J Hackett Cairns

A J Hackett Cairns

Seeing the name AJ Hackett can create butterflies in even the most hardcore Adrenalin junkies but what the Cairns site offers is much more than a thrill seekers playground.Set amongst World Heritage rainforest in tropical north Queensland, AJ Hackett Cairns is home to Australia’s only Bungy Jump.
Cairns Aquarium

Cairns Aquarium

Open daily, the Cairns Aquarium is an exciting, new all-weather visitor attraction located in the heart of Cairns. Guests of all ages will have guaranteed interaction with the spectacular beauty of over 16,000 marine and land animals from two unique World Heritage listed areas; the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
Down Under Dive

Down Under Dive

Guests enjoy the longest amount of time on the reef in a day tour, with a total five hours on the outer Great Barrier Reef visiting stunning and diverse reefs such as Norman, Saxon and Hastings. These locations are chosen for their exceptional coral density and prolific marine life.
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Located within a World Heritage area in a truly natural setting, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is the largest wildlife attraction in Northern Australia. The wildlife collection features Crocodiles, Koalas, Wombats, Alligators, Komodo dragons, predatory birds, exotic snakes and reptiles. Our daily presentations strike a perfect balance between entertainment and education.
Skyrail

Skyrail

Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and immerse yourself deep into Australia’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area -the home of the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest
Sunlover Reef Cruises

Sunlover Reef Cruises

Sunlover Reef Cruises provide Great Barrier Reef experiences for visitors of all ages, abilities and interests, travelling to their state of the art Pontoons.
The CaPTA Group

The CaPTA Group

The CaPTA Group offers great Cairns tour packages as well as attractions in Cairns, Kuranda and Port Douglas.
Ultimate Party Cairns

Ultimate Party Cairns

If you’re looking for Cairns’ best pub crawl, then you’ve found it! Visit the bars, meet new people, win prizes and enjoy the best nightlife Cairns has to offer, all packaged up into one amazing Ultimate Party.

A buzzing multicultural city, Cairns has a vast population of international students, travellers and visitors year round. All are attracted to the region’s beautiful natural attractions like the World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

Port Douglas is a charming beachfront town about an hour north of Cairns. Take the scenic Captain Cook Highway which twists and turns along the coast. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the spectacular beaches, coastal views, tropical villages, rainforest and mountains. Downtown Macrossan St is the heart of the action at Port Douglas with interesting pubs, bars, cafes and shops lining each side of the street.

Mossman Gorge is worth a visit to learn about the ancient traditions of the Kuku Yalanji people who have inhabited coastal rainforest for eons. The Mossman River is filtered through granite boulder outcrops within the forest and is a great place to cool down. Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest, further north of Port Douglas are both popular destinations, either for day trips or for extended overnight stays.

About one hour west of Cairns the Atherton Tablelands sit almost 1,000m above sea level and is considered the ‘fruit bowl’ of Cairns. Dairy farms and sugar cane plantations are in abundance. The Tablelands are known for growing avocados, mangos, pineapples, peanuts, tea and cacao to name but a few. The towns of Malanda and Millaa Millaa are both worth a visit – and don’t miss the spectacular waterfall and lakes circuit!