Newly introduced in 2021, Matson & Ridley Safaris now books safaris for our guests to experience the stunning, wild Far North of Queensland from the rainforest to the reef to the outback and everything in between! We have a lot of first hand experience as Cairns is the headquarters of Matson & Ridley Safaris and we’ve spent a lot of time exploring and finding the best experiences, accommodation and guides. We live on the land of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinjii people of the Yidinji nation, the Traditional Owners of Cairns and surrounds.

Experience snorkelling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef and visit the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands for the chance to see the heroes of the north - tree kangaroos, cassowaries and crocodiles. Discover why this is one of David Attenborough’s favourite parts of the world for yourself. We also recommend incorporating an outback experience while you’re in this part of the world, such as Kinrara Expeditions, Mount Mulligan or Jarramali Rock Art Tours.

Talk to us about booking your Great Australian Safari.

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