The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the fun and beauty of our own backyard. We look at five local businesses that offer fantastic local discounts so residents can spend time enjoying the great experiences available here in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.
CaPTA offers a fantastic annual pass with unlimited admission to all four of its attractions, and locals get a further 20 per cent off the price.
As well as unlimited free entry to Rainforestation Nature Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome, the annual pass offers discounts on photos, souvenirs and a reduced entry price for accompanying guests.
It also includes 10 per cent off Breakfast with the Birds or Lunch with the Lorikeets at Wildlife habitat, 20 per cent discount on ZOOM activities and 20 per cent off the Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout at Rainforestation.
Visit www.capta.com.au/annualpass/ for details.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Tropical North Queensland locals enjoy a 20 per cent discount year-round at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
This offer is not only for residents who live in the Cairns region, but for those who live in the regions of the Tableland Regional Council, Cassowary Coast Regional Council and the Mareeba and Douglas Shire. Local ID must be sighted on the day of travel to receive the discount.
Explore the oldest tropical rainforest on earth, visit the Rainforest Discovery Zone and The Edge Lookout – a brand new large boardwalk with a glass-floor section that offers panoramic views of the Barron Gorge and Falls.
Visit www.skyrail.com.au for details.
Local residents save 40 per cent travelling on board Fitzroy Flyer to Fitzroy Island where they can spend the day relaxing, swimming, snorkelling and enjoying the Great Barrier Reef. There are also a number of walking tracks to help you explore the island, which is 97 per cent National Park.
Locals are also able to receive 15 per cent off accommodation including the Resort, Island and Welcome Bay suite. Bookings must be made online (using Cairns postal code as the
promotional code) and ID will be required.
Find out more at www.fitzroyisland.com/locals/
Join Crystalbrook Local and enjoy 15 per cent off rooms, spa treatments, food and drinks at any of the new Crystalbrook Collection hotels or resorts in Tropical North Queensland.
Residents living between Townsville and Cooktown are eligible to join by simply signing up for the program. By joining, locals also have access to special offers and exclusive deals that aren’t found anywhere else to enjoy specials at all three Cairns’ hotels – Riley, Bailey and Flynn (which opens early in 2020).
To join Crystalbrook Local, sign up at
Gustocard gives everyone in the Cairns community a chance to save money while dining out in some of the city’s vibrant restaurants and cafes. A Cairns’ diner’s club, Gustocard has joined together with more than 40 different foodie venues to offer members a two-for-one meals’ deal. Gustocard, which launched last year and has already attracted 2000 members, costs $69 for one or $99 for two.
The card, which is valid a year after date of purchase, is not only designed to give diners affordable options but to also introduce the community to local restaurants they may not have tried before.
Purchase at www.gustocard.com.au or phone 1300 0 GUSTO.