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Exploring Cairns with Kids in Far North QLD

Exploring Cairns with Kids in Far North QLD

Cairns and Far North QLD has the BEST kids activities for our locals and families on holiday!

Here are some of the EarthToys Family MUST DO activities when spending time in Cairns with Kids!

From memorable life-time experiences of exploring the Great Barrier Reef, diving into tropical waterfalls, hiking through rainforest through to all the simple and FREE kids activities like swimming at the lagoon in the centre of Cairns city, finding all the BEST kids playgrounds, icecreamerys and local markets!

The Earth Toys family LOVE Exploring Cairns -

and want to share with you some of our favourite experiences to help inspire YOU to get out and enjoy the region with your kids.

Visit the Turtles Art Scultpures at Fig Tree Park, the are beautiful. Also visit the Cafe at Wharf one

Wharf One Cafe - Roller Skating - Fig Tree Park


Let's start with all the FREE Kids Activities for families in Cairns City

  • Esplanade Lagoon, a manmade swimming hole, BBQs, Cafe 
  • Muddies Playground and Cafe
  • Figtree Playground and Wharf one Cafe
  • Skate Park and Rock Climbing Wall on the esplandade
  • Take a long Esplanade board walk and see the buskers at night
  • Kids Nature Park and Centanary Lakes
  • Botanic Gardens and Tanks Markets
  • Rustys Fruit and Veg Markets on the weekend, Best Market Lunches!
  • Night Markets every night from 6pm
  • Frozen yogurt at YOMG and Ice Cream at Gelocchio or Mungalli IceCreamery
  • Locally made chocolate at Cairns Coffee Works
  • House made BAGELS at Bury me standing!

     Cairns is full of many amazing and creative art scultures to visit and enjoy with kids

    Cairns Art Large Building Murals are absolutely beautiful and welll worth checking out when your in Cairns City  In the heart of Cairns City there are beautiful art mosaics in aboriginal designs. A Must see when visiting Cairns with your Kids

    Cairns Esplanade is has some amazing ART sculptures!!


    Visit the beautiful Centennial Lakes Park with your kids, take a picnic and a nature walk with the family Earth Toys LOVe to visit the Nature Park, we take a picnic and go for a walk around the Lake, its stunning and well well the visit!

    Kids LOVE to play in Nature, check out the Cairns Nature Park, where kids climb across large fallen logs, pump water into a steam, place palm fronds onto steel structures to make huts and dig to find buried treasure!

    Centennial Lakes Park  and Nature Park is a beautiful place to visit for a walk or picnic 


    Next are our favourite ( FREE ) Family Day Trips that are a close drive from Cairns

    • Goomboora Park Creek, Parklands and Playground
    • Yorkies Beach & North and South Playgrounds ( shaded by trees )
    • Stoney Creek Waterfalls and Nature Hikes, walk to the TOP!
    • The Rocks, a perfect swimming water hole for children of all ages with shallow pools to swim in for toddler and large rocks to jump off!
    • Crystal Cascades, beautiful natural creek, great for tubing!
    • Lake Placid - an amazing view and perfect spot for picnics or rainforest walk  ( also has Alexandros Pizzaria #yum ) No Swimming at Lake Placid as there may be CROCS!
    • Barron Falls Waterfall, a MUST see after big rainfall in wetseason
    • Ellis Beach and Ellis Bar and Grill
    • Goldsbourah Valley Picnic Spot


    Lake Eacham is a beautiful day trip for the family. Enjoy a picnic by the Lake, take a bush walk and Eat delicious Pizza at the Pizzeria Alexandros! No swimming here as there are Croc sightings!  We love going to Stoney Creek for Swimming and Nature Hikes - Earth Toys family

    Lake Placid - Great spot for a picnic, bush walk, Beautiful Pizzeria! But no swimming as there are Croc sightings!

    Stoney Creek - Swimming, Waterfalls and Nature Hike

       Cairns Aquairum with Kids Our Kids love visiting the Cairns Aqurium, if your a local check out their annual pass for a year full of educational underwater beauty and fun!

      Cairns Aquarium 


      Here are the Earth Toys Family's Top ( PAID ) kids activities to do in Cairns

      In the heart of the city there is a Wild Life Dome filled with Australian native animals, snakes, koalas and a massive CROCODILE! You can go full advenutre and climb the high ropes and bungee or just sit and watch the live animal shows.

      Cairns ZOOM  High Ropes Climb & Wild Life Domb in the heart of Cairns City


        Nothing like ice skating with the kids in the HOT Tropics. Definately a fun day out for the whole family!

        Ice Skating at West Court Plaza

        We loved going to the Wilf Life Park at Port Douglas and seeing the blue crested Kookaburra!    

        We Loved going Horse Back riding with Mount and Ride and seeing the Blue Kookaburra at Wild Life Park Port Douglas


        Go up to Kuranda for the day!

        Etiher drive up the range ( 30 min )

        or you can take the family on a BIG ADVENTURE and travel up to Kuranda by -

        Spend a day out at Kuranda with Kids

        Kuranda Original Markets

        Take the kids up to visit the beautiful butterflies! Its such a great education experience for the whole family! If youre looking for a rainy day activity in kuranda, head into the butterfly sanctuary for fun and educational day with your family

        Kuranda Butterflies!


          Earth Toys Family on the Cairn Sky Rail  Viewing Barron Falls from the Kuranda Train, here the falls are quite dry but in wet season its a roaring waterfall!

          Tree Top views of the rainforest and Barron Falls on the Sky Rail

          Take the trip up to kuranda on the historic train! A Great sightseeing and educational experience

          Sight seeing on the Historic Kuranda Train


          Spend the day wandering around the sleepy town of Kuranda FNQ


          Go out on the Reef!

          Spend the day in the sun, snorkling off pristine islands, scuba driving with turtles and explore the coral reef!

             The Earth Toys family taking the kids out to Fitzroy Island to go Snorkling, finding tropical fish and eating icecream!

            Fitzroy Island


              Take your family up to Milla Milla Falls North Qld Cairns - Earth toys Family

              Milla Milla Falls - North QLD


              Travel out of Cairns to explore some of what NORTH QLD has to offer families on the Tablelands and surrounds - 

              • Lake Eacham - Absolutely breathtaking spot, Bring Swimmers, Kayaks, Inflatables! - 1 Hour Drive 
              • Lake Barrine - no swimming here but has a sweet tea house - 1 hr drive
              • The GIANT Figtree Curtain 
              • Milla Milla Falls circuit
              • Mungali Icecream on the tablelands
              • Atherton - Crystal Caves, a Crystal Mueseum!
              • Strawberry picking near Atherton ( must do kids activity for North QLD)
              • Yungaburra Markets and Village cafes
              • Herberton Histroic Village Step back in time and see life in the past! A must see - ( 1.5 hours drive )
              • Chillagoe Caves Take the kids CAVING!! (  3 Hours Drive  )
              • Paronella Park - Explore an old castle! ( 1.15 Hr Drive )
              • Mossmon Gorge  ( 1 hour )
              • Babinda Boulders ( 1 hour )
              • Daintree Rainforest
              • Portdouglas Wildlife Park


              We Love taking the family up to Lake Eacham to go kayaking and swimming! Pack a picnic and go for a rainforest hike!

              Kayaking at Lake Eacham

                Take the Kids on a trip up to Herberton Historic Village, just a couple hours drive from Cairns in far north QLD.  Take the kids up to Herberton Village for an educational and fun day trip!

                Visit the Herberton Historic Village just a couple of hours drive from Cairns, A MUST DO educational activity for the whole family


                Visit Chillagoe and take the kids CAVING on a family adventure in FAR NORTH QLD Chillagoe Caves - Earth Toys

                Explore Chillagoe Caves just a few hours drive from Cairns! A Life experience to remember, we suggest going in winter as its HOT! Also.. pack well as theres not many shops


                Of Course... as we end our Adventure of Cairns and surrounding areas, you must stop in to our Earth Toys store for a PLAY!

                We have a wonderful treasure trove of gifts, toys and activities that we have curated since 2011.

                We LOVE Far North QLD, we LOVE PLAY and know that spending time with your children playing together or going on adventures is creating memories and family connection and THAT is so important!

                We hope you have enjoyed reading through our favourite experiences in Cairns and that this list inspires you to get out and ENJOY our amazing Far North QLD with your kids!

                Playfully - Bree And Brad and our 3 Toy Shop Adventure loving Kids!


                Cairns Toy Store Earth Toys Family Business Owners Bree Stoney and Brad Russell