Reef & Rainforest

Cairns, the largest city of Northern Queensland, is the gateway to the coral reefs and tropical islands of The Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage listed rainforest. A diverse array of exciting tours are available to explore the natural wonders of this magical part of Australia.

The magnificent underwater wonderland of The Great Barrier Reef extends over 1,500 kilometres and is easily accessible from Cairns via a multitude of tours and trips or by private charter.

Boat trips ranging from private yacht to high speed catamaran enable visitors to access the coral reefs and islands to enjoy activities such as snorkelling, diving, swimming and fishing.

The Great Barrier Reef can also be enjoyed from the air by plane or helicopter with some operators offering combined flights and snorkelling experiences and some even landing on floating platoons. The Reef Terminal is within walking distance which is the main marina from which a multitude of tours leave to nearby islands and The Great Barrier Reef. From this central location in the city, Il Centro is conveniently positioned for the holiday maker.

If the Great Barrier Reef is unforgettable, then the rainforests of the Wet Tropics of Tropical North Queensland offer an equally inspiring natural experience. The world heritage listed Daintree Wilderness area is a sight to behold, even for the most seasoned naturalists among us.

The Wet Tropics rainforests extend over 900,000 hectares and were listed in 1988 by the World Heritage Society as their scientific and ecological significance is so diverse and important. The enormous range of flora and fauna that is not found anywhere else on earth can be explored by 4WD safari, guided tour, river cruise, interpretive tours or private vehicle. A huge range of trips are available to explore this region.
The fishing, sporting, cultural and touring options are endless and waiting to be enjoyed, embraced and discovered by you.

At Il Centro we can assist you with advice and arrange your tours with our complimentary tour booking service.