This month’s school holiday guide for Cairns is a little bit different to usual as many places remain closed due to COVID-19. Here are some of the great places that are open who can offer everything from entertainment, fun and excitement to relaxation, for the whole family. Read the full June edition for Cairns 2020 here.
Want unlimited fun and unforgettable experiences? CaPTA Group offers great tours and attractions in both Cairns and Port Douglas. Enjoy the beautiful Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome, Rainforestation Nature Park and the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas. And, to sweeten the deal… if you’re a local, you can get some awesome discounts too! The Group Annual Pass allows you to have unlimited admission to all four of the parks mentioned above, so you can enjoy an abundance of adorable Aussie animals, indigenous culture and much more. Locals’ get 20% off, and as a family this means 12 months of free entry to any or all of the parks (yes – you can go as many times as you like!) for a great price.
Cost: $260.00 for a family, $104.00 for an Adult, $52.00 for a child.
Visit website for terms and conditions. Covid-19 restrictions apply.
CaPTA Head Office:
P 4035 3555
Flip Ripley has been a favourite for family entertainment in Cairns for 25 years. The Children’s Entertainer and Clown can bring a variety of extreme fun to your event, including magic shows, clown and comedy workshops, portable mini-gold, jumping castles and spectacle roving characters. Flip is perfect for anything from birthday parties to school events and festivals. Laughs and smiles are guaranteed!
Cost: $150.00 per hour. Covid-19 restrictions apply.
Painting Party is now offering Art Packs for the kids. All designs are pre-drawn and include everything you need! Check out the Painting pARTy shop to see what’s coming. Order early and pick up before these June/July school holidays.
P 0448 930223
Cairns South ATC is offering ‘Back to School’ & ‘Cool Coding’ programmes for primary or secondary students, from years 3 – 10. These programmes are fun, engaging, and can help students who need a boost with their literacy or numeracy skills for the start of term 3 – or those who are just looking to learn the basics of programming using Lego Robotics!
Cost: $35.00 per session. Programmes available from 6th July – 10th July. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
A 203-205 Mulgrave Road
Kids Club kneeboarding and wakeboarding sessions are specifically designed to be an easy learning environment for younger kids. With a target age group of 7 to 12-year olds, our professional coaches can easily ensure that all kids have a fun time while being introduced to the Wake Park in the friendliest way.
Cost: $29.00 per including all equipment and coaching. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 – 10am. Will run during school holidays from June 29th to July 10th. Bookings essential.
A Skyrail Drive, Lot 5, Captain Cook Highway
Aside from shopping, check out what’s happening at DFO these school holidays. DFO Grass Head Workshops – Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July, 11.00am to 1.00pm daily. *Option to create in our workshops or take home.
Billy’s Buddies – Monday 6th to Friday 10th July, every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 11:30am. Let your kids enjoy being taught basic ball skills in a non-contact, fun & social environment. Register here – every child that attends gets a FREE cinnamon donut from donutking!
A 274 Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt
P 4051 7444
Looking for an adrenaline rush these school holidays? Laserfun is Cairns’ ultimate indoor family entertainment centre with laser tag, arcade and virtual reality, awesome fun for children and adults alike. It’s recommended players are at least six years old for laser tag (no upper limit on age – everyone can join in).
Cost: $25.00 per player. 90-minute laser tag sessions on weekends only, every 90 minutes from 10am to 5:30pm. Bookings essential. T&C’s apply.
A T1, DFO Shopping Centre, 274 Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt
P 4031 9865
Visit Hartley’s for a variety of amazing wildlife experiences. Explore the park at your leisure or take part in one of the interactive guided tours! The Mammal Magic tour is perfect for young children and lets you feed, pat, and hold some of the cutest little Australian marsupials.
Cost: Costs vary – check the Hartley’s website. Discounts and concessions are available ONLY at admissions for locals, families, students and seniors. Terms and conditions apply.
A Hartleys Crocodile Adventures – Captain Cook Hwy, Wangetti
P 4055 3576
The adventure begins at Cairns Aquarium. The only aquarium in the world exclusively dedicated to the habitats and species of Tropical North Queensland. It’s a great way to keep the kids learning these school
holidays in the most fun way possible. The best part? Locals receive a 20 per cent discount year-round on general admission prices!
There are tickets available for adults, children, families (2A + 2C) and even an annual pass for 12 months admission.
A 5 Florence St, Cairns City
P 4044 7300
Cairns Art Gallery are offering some great classes for young artists these school holidays, including hand puppet, mask and lamp making. Classes will take place on 7th and 8th July. Visit their Facebook page for times and costs.
Bookings required for all classes. Due to social distancing requirements group sizes will be kept small, parents and carers will not be able to stay.
A Cnr Abbott & Shields St, Cairns City
P 4046 4800
Treat your family to a little getaway. From basic cabins to deluxe waterview villas, Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park is the ultimate place to stay and play in the gorgeous Atherton Tablelands. With boats, canoes, kayaks and peddle carts for hire, plus a café and general store, there is no way anyone will be bored. The park is pet friendly so feel free to bring your furry family member along!
A 4-28 Tinaroo Falls Dam Rd, Tinaroo
P 4095 8232