14 Romantic Activities in Cairns for Couples

Whether you’ve been married for 30 years, or are going on your second date, these romantic activities in Cairns for couples are sure to add a little extra heat to the tropics!

Read on for 14 romantic activities in Cairns for couples that are so perfect, they are pretty much scenes from real life romance movies.

1. Be surrounded by 1500 free-flying butterflies at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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Photo by @vagabondsofsweden

A fairy-tale romance wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda.

1,500 free flying butterflies soaring through a tranquil tropical aviary is pretty much made for hand-holding and eye gazing.

Best of all, it’s only $20 for adults, making it a beautiful and affable date option. Book here.

2. Soar Above The Tablelands on a Hot Air Balloon

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Photo credit: Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Floating over the rolling hills as the sun comes up is pretty romantic.

Treat your beau to a morning of gliding across the picturesque landscape of the Atherton Tablelands and share the amazing grandeur of the Tropical North.

3. Ride Bikes Along 4 Mile Beach

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There’s something quite dreamy and calming about bike riding, and when you throw in one of the most stunning beaches in the Tropics, it’s sure to impress!

Riding a bike along Four Mile Beach is undoubtedly one of the most romantic activities in Port Douglas for couples.

4. Enjoy a Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Watch the sun go down over the harbour as you sail away into the sunset (literally!)

With a glass of wine in hand and an arm around your other half, cruise along the Trinity Inlet and enjoy live music on-board. Then treat yourselves to a sumptuous buffet dinner.

5. Wander Through Paronella Park

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Jose Paronella had a dream; to build a castle. You and your other half will be filled with magic as you wander around the dreamy Paronella Park.

Visit at night and enjoy a guided night tour and be mesmerised by the castle and the waterfall as they are immersed in light.

6. Embrace Your Zen With Couples Yoga

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Cairns has an abundance of yoga studios, so why not embrace your inner zen with your other half?

Practising yoga is proven to increase relationship satisfaction, intimacy, communication and trust. Sign us up!

7. Fly Over The Ancient Rainforest

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Photo by @annaritaevans

When Kate Winslet said “I’m Flying Jack”, she was really onto something. The feeling of flying is undeniably romantic.

Fly over the lush green tropical rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Book a Kuranda Day Trip with Tropic Wings and enjoy the Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway: double the romance!

8. Enjoy a Private Wildlife Tour

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There’s something really heartwarming about meeting adorable animals, so why not share this with your other half?

Rather than sharing the experience with others, book a private wildlife tour. Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas’s “YOUR Wildlife Habitat” is a personalised and private tour; you even get your own dedicated wildlife keeper!

You can get up close to koalas, crocodiles and more. The tour also includes a visit to the non-profit Tropical Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and you can meet the orphaned, injured or displaced wildlife that have recently been rescued.

9. Sip Sunset Cocktails at Palm Cove

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Photo credit: Tourism Tropical North Queensland

If you’re looking for dreamy sunset cocktails, look no further than Palm Cove! The Palm Cove esplanade is home to an abundance of bars and restaurants, all with dreamy views of the beach and Coral Sea.

10. Relax and Rejuvenate with a Spa Treatment

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If you are on the lookout for romantic activities in Cairns for couples with a relaxing edge, why not consider a couples spa treatment?

Many of Cairns’ hotels offer massages and spa treatments. We recommend the Couples Therapy treatments at Eleme by Crystalbrook or a Pampering Couples Massage at Alamanda Palm Cove.

11. Have a Couple Koala Photo

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Looking for that cute couple snap with a difference? Simply add a fuzzy Koala into the mix and it’s never being more adorable!

Head to Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome on the roof of the Reef Hotel Casino and have a couples Koala photo taken.

Whilst you’re there, you can bond further on their high ropes course- nothing like ziplining over a crocodile to strengthen a relationship!

12. Enjoy a Sunset Walk Along the Esplanade

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The Cairns Esplanade is made for hand-holding walks.

As the sun starts to set, enjoy a romantic walk along the Cairns Esplanade and past the lagoon. Stop to watch the sun set over the sea.

Make the walk even sweeter with a scoop of gelato from one of the many gelaterias.

13. Have a Picnic on a Private Beach

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The Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas is an abundance of turqoise water and palm-fringed beaches.

Incredibly, many of these beaches are so quiet that you could very well have it all to yourself.

Pack a picnic and drive along the second most scenic drive in Australia to find your slice of paradise.

14. Kayak the Turquoise Waters of Fitzroy Island

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Remember that oh-so-adorable row boat scene from “The Notebook”. This is that, but with a tropical twist!

Head to the dreamy Fitzroy Island and hire a double kayak. While away a few hours searching for turtles and paddling the calm waters.

Ready to experience a dreamy date in Cairns? Book the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary for an affordable and unique date that’s straight out of a fairy tale.