Things to Do in February.

It's still the "wet" season or "monsoon" season in north Queensland in February, but don't let that stop you coming. Most of our February rain is overnight or in the evenings, leaving you free to enjoy such world famous attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforests. An always popular option is "Green Island & the Reef", with a visit to both Green Island and an outer reef pontoon included in your cruise. No visit to Cairns would be complete without experiencing the "Kuranda Train & Skyrail", especially at this time of year when the mighty Barron Falls will surely be at their best.

For the more adventurous you may want to try some "quad biking", it's as wild and dirty as you want it to be! Another great half day February option is "whitewater rafting" on the Barron River, it's a bit tamer than the Tully, but can really come alive in the wet season.

Kuranda Train & Skyrail - from $83

Kuranda Village is a quaint little town located at the top of the mountain range just behind Cairns. Kuranda is most famous because of its means of getting there. The Kuranda Scenic Train winds its way in an hour and a half journey up the mountain to Kuranda, and Skyrail is a cable car ride that takes at least one hour to get there, travelling above world heritage listed rainforest.

Green Island & The Reef - from $222

The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting cruise. A fast 45 minute catamaran ride will take you to beautiful Green Island to enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay.A day of adventure and discovery continues onto Cairns Adventures’ spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef.

 Barron River Rafting - from $195

The Barron River is located ten minutes from the centre of Cairns. With  half day white water rafting  perfectly suited for first time adventurers or those who want to cram more into their Cairns Holiday. A little bit tamer than the Tully it is perfect for mixed groups or families.

 Down & Dirty Quadbikes - from $135

This half day ATV Quad Bike adventure travels through dense tropical rainforest, encountering spectacular unspoilt mountaintop views, natural built obstacles, mud pits, creeks, and even motocross track on 5 acres of custom built tracks. Lots of steep hills in this rainforest terrain to challenge you. A great tour for all the family - as wild and dirty as you want it to be!


What is the Weather like in Cairns in February?

Whilst February is included in Cairns "wet" or "green" season the monsoon trough generally stays north of Cairns for most of February. This means that while it may rain it hopefully won't rain too much. Typically February rains tend to fall in the evenings and overnight. This rain will make sure the rainforest is at it's luscious green best and also make sure all the waterfalls are flowing well.

Max Temp °CMax Temp °FHumidity %Min Temp °CMin Temp            °F            Rainfall mm            Rainfall inchesWater Temp °CWater Temp °F

February weather records

February's Hottest Day - 38.9°C (212/02/1969)

February's Lowest Maximum - 24.4°C (26/02/1995)

February's Lowest Minimum - 17.9°C (01/02/1975)

February's Wettest Day - 286.3mm (04/02/1967)

February's Highest Rainfall - 1287mm (1981)

February's Lowest Rainfall - 30.4mm (1990)


Whats on in February in Cairns?

  •  1st - Midday - Barramundi Fishing Season re-opens
  • 8th - Full Moon
  • 17th - Australian Psychic Expo
  • 19th - Wedding & Formal Expo

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