Cairns Day Tour
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World Cassowary Day 2016

We love seeing cassowaries, in the wild and at our sister parks, so it seems only right that we help celebrate World Cassowary Day! The day helps to recognise the significance of cassowaries to our rainforests, and promote conservation and appreciation of these beautiful animals. This year’s World Cassowary Day will be held at the Daintree […]

Cairns Day Tour
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Our Bus Photo Shoot

Photoshoots are always fun, right? Especially when it’s a BUS photo shoot! We recently had a day out, exploring the beautiful region, and getting some wonderful photos of our buses to share with you on our promotional material and website. We also snuck in a video while we were there – because why not! It’s […]

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James Boettcher wins CaPTA Excellence Award!

We suspect a lot of you will have met James, one of our tour guides. On Friday, he was awarded the CaPTA Excellence Award – so we’re feeling pretty proud of him right now! CaPTA, the group that owns Tropic Wings, operates the CaPTA Excellence Award program in recognition of the exceptional contribution from staff. Nominations […]

Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
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Qantas Australian Tourism Awards 2015

Tropical North Queensland will be very well represented at the upcoming 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards! From our region alone, there are 6 operators/attractions nominated as a result of their wins at the Queensland Tourism Awards, including our friends at Ocean Safari, Cape Trib Beach House Resort and Reef Magic Cruises. Our region is renowned […]

Chinese New Year
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Chinese New Year 2015

Chinese New Year is almost upon us in Cairns, and here at Tropic Wings, we are getting ready! 2016 is the Year of the Monkey (see below for some great facts). Cairns has a large amount of Chinese visitors who come to enjoy our beautiful region at this special time of year. We are often called upon […]

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Australian Animals – who is the cutest?

  Australian animals are pretty unique and cute – and we’re proud to say that our sister park, Rainforestation Nature Park, has a lot of them! We think they’re so cute, we thought we’d share some of them with you … Freshwater Crocodiles – cute?! Okay, so not everyone thinks they’re cute, but we can’t […]

Australian Ulysses butterfly
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The Ulysses Butterfly

The Ulysses butterfly is one of Tropical North Queensland’s most distinctive and unique butterfly species. It’s also part of our logo! The scientific name for the Ulysses is papilio ulysses Many people visit our sister company, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, purely to see the iridescent blue butterfly in flight, and to try and snap a […]

Wildlife Attractions Kuranda
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School Holidays in Cairns

It’s that time of year … school holidays in Cairns can be loads of fun for parents and kids, so long as you are prepared! We have a couple of suggestions to help keep your kids occupied these school holidays … but we’d love to hear your suggestions as well! Cairns Lagoon – on the […]

Butterfly Sanctuary
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YELLOW CRAZY ANTS – the world’s worst invasive species!

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Australia’s largest butterfly flight aviary, will be hosting the release of a research paper investigating the yellow crazy ants and their devastating impact in Australian rainforest sites. The research paper was written by Dr Lori Lach, Research Fellow at James Cook University, and some of her students. The paper specifically investigates […]