Quad biking in Cairns: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals

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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.


Our top picks: Quad biking experiences you can book now in Cairns

ATV Tour and Horse Riding with Lunch

ATV Tour and Horse Riding with Lunch from RedBalloon

Best for: Families

    Highlights:
  • Kid-friendly quad biking and horse riding experience
  • Rainforest walk and tour
  • Wagyu barbeque lunch and salad
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    ATV Adventure

    ATV Adventure from Viator

    Best for: Price

      Highlights:
    • Great experience for beginners
    • Trained and friendly guide
    • Travel through the rainforest on dirt tracks and creek crossings
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      Why you can trust our recommendations for quad biking in Cairns

      • We compared quad biking in Cairns options with top brands like RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Viator and Groupon to find the top experiences.
      • We put ourselves in your shoes and considered what most people would look for when booking experiences, whether it's location, price, inclusions or availability.
      • When possible, we'll include first-hand reviews of our quad biking in Cairns experiences.

      Quad biking in Cairns: Compare experiences, locations and more

      ExperienceLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsSuitable forWhere to book
      ATV Tour and Horse Riding with LunchKuranda3.5 hours
      • Guided horse riding
      • Guided ATV tour
      • Safety helmet and vest
      • Barbeque lunch
      • Entry to petting zoo
      People aged 6+RedBalloon
      Horse Riding and ATV TourKuranda1.5 hours
      • Guided horse riding
      • ATV tour
      • Entry to petting zoo
      • Safety helmet
      People aged 6+Adrenaline
      Animal Experience and ATV TourKuranda1.5 hours
      • ATV tour
      • Entry to petting zoo
      • Safety helmet
      People aged 6+Adrenaline
      Half-day Rainforest Quad Bike ExperienceKuranda4 hours
      • Ride a quad bike through the tropical rainforests of the Daintree
      • Hotel transfers
      • Experience boomerang throwing
      All agesKlook
      Kuranda ATV Quad Bike TourKuranda1 hour
      • ATV tour
      • Professional guide
      • Safety helmet
      • Bottled water
      People aged 11+Experience Oz
      ATV Tour with Morning Train RideKurandaApproximately 8 hours
      • One-way Kuranda Scenic Railway
      • Afternoon tea
      • Professional guide
      • Hotel transfers
      • Safety briefing
      • Bottled water
      • Coffee and tea
      People aged 16+Viator
      Quad Bike and White Water Rafting AdventureKurandaApproximately 8 hours
      • Quad biking tour through the Kuranda rainforest
      • White water rafting on the waters of the Barron
      • Hotel transfers
      • Morning and afternoon tea
      People aged 16+Viator
      ATV and Skyrail PackageSmithfieldApproximately 8 hours
      • Quad bike tour through the Kuranda rainforest
      • Ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
      • Afternoon tea
      • Hotel transfers
      People aged 16+Viator
      ATV AdventureKurandaApproximately 3 hours
      • Morning or afternoon tea
      • Professional guide
      • Hotel transfers
      • Safety briefing
      Viator

      Where can I book a quad biking experience in Cairns and surrounding areas?

      Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
      RedBalloon
      RedBalloon - Quad Biking in Cairns
      5 years
      $10
      Yes
      Yes
      Adrenaline
      Adrenaline - Quad Biking in Cairns
      5 years
      $10
      No
      Yes
      Klook
      Klook - Quad Biking in Cairns
      Depends on the individual experience
      No
      Yes
      Yes
      Experience Oz
      Experience Oz - Quad Biking in Cairns
      3 years
      $10
      Yes
      Yes
      Viator
      Viator - Quad Biking in Cairns
      Depends on the individual experience
      No
      Yes
      Yes
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      See the latest quad biking deals for Cairns

      RedBalloonRedBalloon

      Get $10 off site-wide with code

      AdrenalineAdrenaline

      Up to 42% off things to do in Sydney

      AdrenalineAdrenaline

      Up to 30% off land adventures

      RedBalloonRedBalloon

      $5 off quad biking experiences with code

      Gift It NowGift It Now

      Port Stephens quad bike tours from $110

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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 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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