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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures(Palm Cove)
Owner description: Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is simply the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in... more Owner description: Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is simply the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. With over 2100 metres of timber boardwalks and pathways leading you on a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where you can see an array of wildlife, including beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna.Enjoy our entertaining and educational wildlife presentations including snakes, cassowaries, koalas, crocodiles, quolls and much more. Take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon to see crocodiles and other wildlife on our melaleuca wetland. Learn about sustainable use and conservation on our Crocodile Farm tour. The newly opened Gondwana Gateway is an innovative addition to Hartley’s where you can learn about the evolution of Australian wildlife in a beautiful forest setting surrounded by living descendants of Australia’s ancient past. Enjoy a delicious snack in Lilies Restaurant overlooking Hartley’s Lagoon and find that perfect gift, including crocodile leather products, in the Paperbark Gift Shop. Open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm, this multi-award winning eco-adventure attraction is located just 100 metres off the Captain Cook Highway on the spectacular scenic drive between Cairns and Port Douglas. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas; Farms
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Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Boardwalk(Cairns)
Owner description: The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5km stretch of foreshore in the heart of Cairns that is managed by Cairns Regional Council. The parklands, playgrounds, boardwalk, Lagoon... more Owner description: The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5km stretch of foreshore in the heart of Cairns that is managed by Cairns Regional Council. The parklands, playgrounds, boardwalk, Lagoon and recreational facilities are all free entry. Come along and enjoy this stunning facility. less
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway(Smithfield)
Owner description: Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and through the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth. Enjoy a truly unique perspective of Australia's World... more Owner description: Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and through the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth. Enjoy a truly unique perspective of Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest as you glide just metres above the pristine rainforest canopy before descending to explore the forest floor at Red Peak and Barron Falls Station and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas in the world. Explore Kuranda, the village in the rainforest known for its markets, cafes, art galleries and wildlife parks. Return via the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway to complete your rainforest day tour. Combine one of Cairns other leading attractions with your experience including Rainforestation Nature Park, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and the Kuranda Wildlife Experience. Consistently voted as one of the best things to do in Cairns - discover, encounter and immerse yourself in this unforgettable experience of a lifetime. less
Attraction type: Tramways
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Cairns Botanic Gardens
Cairns Botanic Gardens(Cairns)
Owner description: The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about tropical flora and... more Owner description: The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about tropical flora and horticulture. The Gardens are open from 7.30Am to 5.30Pm every day of the year and entry is free. The Botanic Gardens includes several spaces used for demonstrating the diverse plant life that can be found within a tropical climate. The Cairns Botanic Gardens include: Flecker Garden Centenary Lakes - Saltwater and Freshwater The Rainforest Boardwalk Mount Whitfield Conservation Park The Gondwanan Heritage Garden less
Attraction type: Gardens
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Muddy's Playground
Muddy's Playground(Cairns)
Owner description: Muddy's playground is open every day of the year between 9am and 7pm (including public holidays and weekends). Sections of Muddy's are closed for maintenance on Tuesday and... more Owner description: Muddy's playground is open every day of the year between 9am and 7pm (including public holidays and weekends). Sections of Muddy's are closed for maintenance on Tuesday and Thursday mornings until noon. Even when maintenance works are being carried out, Council aims to have at least half the playground available for use. Muddy's is a modern, fun, safe, splash playground and parkland. It incorporates active, passive, interactive and educational facilities with a combination of play equipment. Muddy's playground is themed "Life in Trinity Bay" and the playground includes water play areas plus a flying fox, sound chimes, track ride, rope bridge, slides, play houses, story telling areas, see-saw, trick track and puzzle games. Please note that the disabled-use Liberty Swing uses the MLAK national keying system. For access please ask at Muddy's cafe. Muddy's has two toilet facilities one at the north end of Muddy's near the cafe and one at the southern end of Muddy's. Muddy's has barbecues, picnic tables and an on-site cafe. less
Attraction type: Playgrounds
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Barron River Restaurant
Barron River Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Stratford
Price: $2 - $24
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Siam Orchid Spicy
Siam Orchid Spicy
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Stratford
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Origin Espresso
Origin Espresso
Ranked #3 of 9 Restaurants in Stratford
Sipping Duck Coffee
Sipping Duck Coffee
Ranked #4 of 9 Restaurants in Stratford
Price: $2 - $36
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Wa-De-Lock Cellar Door
Wa-De-Lock Cellar Door
Ranked #5 of 9 Restaurants in Stratford
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lilybank Bed & Breakfast
4.0 of 5
Lilybank Bed & Breakfast
$87 - $96 (A$110 - A$121)
Ranked #1 of 1 Stratford B&B and Inns
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Paradise On The Beach Resort Palm Cove
4.0 of 5
Paradise On The Beach Resort Palm Cove
$98 - $181 (A$123 - A$228)
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Palm Cove
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Paradise Palms
4.5 of 5
Paradise Palms
$94 - $175
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kewarra Beach
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
$133 - $361 (A$167 - A$455)
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kewarra Beach
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Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut
5.0 of 5
Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut
$75 - $137 (A$94 - A$173)
Ranked #1 of 63 Hotels in Cairns
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Cairns Beach Resort
3.0 of 5
Cairns Beach Resort
$106 - $201 (A$133 - A$253)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Holloways Beach
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Cedar Park Rainforest Resort
4.5 of 5
Cedar Park Rainforest Resort
$137 - $198 (A$173 - A$249)
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kuranda
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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
5.0 of 5
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
$187 - $312
Ranked #2 of 63 Hotels in Cairns
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The Reef House Palm Cove - MGallery Collection
5.0 of 5
The Reef House Palm Cove - MGallery Collection
$165 - $389 (A$208 - A$490)
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Palm Cove
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