Quad biking in Cairns: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals
Get outdoors and experience tropical northern Queensland by quad bike.
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Cairns offers quad biking for all experience levels through the rainforest and up the mountains. There are even a few options to pair it with white water rafting, the Skyrail and more.
We've selected our top picks for the best quad biking tours in Cairns that are sure to be a hit.
Where can I book a quad biking experience in Cairns and surrounding areas?
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Our top picks: Quad biking experiences you can book now in Cairns
Wildlife and Rainforest Quad Bike Tour from RedBalloon
Best for: Families
ATV Adventure Morning Tour from Adrenaline
Best for: Price
Quad biking in Cairns: Compare experiences, locations and more
|Experience||Location||Duration||Extras/inclusions||Suitable for||Where to book|
|ATV Adventure Morning Tour||Kuranda||1.5 hours||People aged 16+||Adrenaline|
|Cairns Afternoon Quad Bike Adventure Tour||Kuranda||1.5 hours||People aged 16+||RedBalloon|
|ATV and Snorkelling off Green Island Full Day Package||Green Island||Approximately 5 hours||People aged 16+||Adrenaline|
|Full Day Quad Bike and White Water Rafting Adventure||Kuranda||1.5 hours||People aged 16+||RedBalloon|
|ATV and Skyrail Full Day Package||Kuranda||1.5 hours||People aged 16+||Adrenaline|
|Wildlife and Rainforest Quad Bike Tour||Kuranda||4.5 hours||All ages||RedBalloon|
Ready to ride? See the latest quad biking deals for Cairns
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Valid on all dates on activities like skydiving, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, cruises, tours, high tea and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.
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Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, high tea and more. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart and more. Minimum spend of $80 required. T&Cs apply.
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Frequently asked questions about quad biking in Cairns
Where can I go quad biking in Cairns and its surrounds?
Kuranda: 40 minutes from Cairns via car.
Green Island: 25 minutes from Cairns via ferry.
How old do I have to be to go quad biking?
The minimum age for quad biking is 12 years old. Some companies require riders to also be at least 120cm tall.
What should I wear for quad biking?
Riders are required to wear enclosed shoes for safety reasons. It's recommended you wear long pants and bring sunglasses. If you're riding along the sand dunes, it's a good idea to bring along a scarf to wear over your mouth so you don't inhale dust.
Do I need a driver's licence to ride a quad bike?
No, but it's a good idea to bring it as a form of ID.
Can I book a quad biking experience if I've never ridden a quad bike before?
Absolutely. Everyone will receive a briefing and training from their instructor before getting started.
Will my quad biking session go ahead if it's raining?
It's best to check with the quad biking operator you booked through, but generally your quad biking session will go ahead rain, hail or shine. Quad bikes perform well in wet and dry conditions, but heavy rain and thunderstorms may postpone your quad biking adventure.
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