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Night Tours / Dinner Packages

Cairns has a wide variety of Night Tours and Dinner Show Packages available. Families and International visitors can enjoy an Aussie BBQ in the bush combined with an exciting Hummer Tour, or be entertained by the wildlife at the Night Zoo, or even learn about the Aboriginal Culture whilst watching the amazing Dreamtime Dance Show and Lakeside Fire Ceremony at Tjapukai by Night.

Cairns is a vibrant town with many activities on offer, and night time is no exception. Enjoy a unique romantic dining experience in the rainforest, explore the Tablelands by night with nocturnal animal spotting, relax and watch the sun setting over the esplanade on your sunset cruise, or be thrilled by Sam Powers Illusion Spectacular show. You can even experience an enchanting night tour through the castle ruins at Paronella park.

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Aquarium By Twilight

Rates from: $125

Aquarium by Twilight is a unique and interesting experience to view the underwater world and learn how animals adapt from day to night.  You will enoy a 2 hour Ecologist guided twilight tour through 10 tropical eco-systems from the rivers to the reef.  A delicious 3 course dinner is also included!  This is a fun and informative  tour and is suitable for all ages.

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Daintree and Cape Tribulation Start At Mid Day

Rates from: $375

Travel in the smallest group size with FNQ Nature Tours to the "Oldest Rainforest on Earth", with the only company offering the longest walk on this style of tour which is 4.5 kilometres.  Travelling with a maximum of only 7 passenghers (min 2 required for tour to operate).  This nature walk will increase your chance of seeing wildlife in their native environment. The owner/operator is passionate about what they offer and have been recognised by Tourism Queensland and Australian Wildlife Journeys for their efforts to improve the quality of wildlife interactions for guests on their tour.

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Flames of the Forest - Unique Dining Experience

Rates from: $198

Flames of the Forest provides a lovely unique rainforest dining experience. Imagine candle lit rainforest under a black silk canopy with crystal chandeliers, a beautiful setting for an unforgettable night at an extraordinary natural dining venue. Flames of the Forest offer two very different dining experiences; Tuesday and Thursday nights is the Aboriginal Culture Experience with shared tables of 10 people, and Saturday nights offer a more intimate romantic dining experience where you can book a table for 2 (or your group size).

*Please note they will be closed between 14th January 2018 - 30th March 2018 (inclusive).


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GTS Day/Night Tour Including Paronella Park

Rates from: $155


Departing Cairns at 12.30pm-1.00pm and returning at 9.30pm this tour is unique and not offered by any other company. You will visit Josephine Falls, the Mamu Tropical Skywalk, Paronella Park, the Mena Creek Hotel, enjoy wallaby spotting and star gazing and more.

Please note this tour is not available on Mondays.

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Sailaway - Sunset Cruise Port Douglas

Rates from: $73.25

Experience a romantic twilight sail onboard this luxury "Lagoon" yacht. Soak up the peace and tranquility of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea with spectacular rainforest mountain views on this adults only cruise.  Departing Port Douglas daily at 5:00pm and returning at 6:30pm.  Enjoy this 1.5 hour sail which includes a welcome drink, selection of delicious hot/cold canapes, great music and first class service.  Takes a maximum of 40 passengers.

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Spirit of Cairns - Dinner Cruise

Rates from: $99


Spirit of Cairns is a luxury 26m sailing catamaran providing regular Cairns dinner cruises on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet overlooking the beautiful Cairns Esplanade.  The Spirit of Cairns dinner cruise departs the Marlin Marina at 6pm and returns at 8.30pm.  A complimentary drink is served on arrival and the bar is open for you to relax on board prior to departure. Enjoy a three-course set menu dinner with alternate drop service, made from the freshest ingredients and featuring the region's best produce (including seafood).  The dinner cruise operates every Saturday night and is subject to availability.


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Spirit of Cairns - Hospo Night

Rates from: $40


Spirit of Cairns is a luxury 26m sailing catamaran providing regular Cairns evening cruises on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet overlooking the beautiful Cairns Esplanade.  The Spirit of Cairns Hospo Night cruise departs the Marlin Marina at 5.30pm and returns at 7.00pm.  Hospo Night Cruise includes a welcome drink (beer or sparkling wine), grazing platter and 1.5 hours calm water cruise.  


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Spirit of Cairns - Sunday Lunch Cruises

Rates from: $45

Spirit of Cairns is a luxury 26m sailing catamaran providing Sunday lunch cruises on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet overlooking the beautiful Cairns Esplanade.  The Spirit of Cairns 2.5 hours lunch cruise departs the Marlin Marina at 12.30pm.  Enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch on board (this has now changed to a plated Sunday Roast meal due to COVID restrictions).

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Sunlover By Starlight - Overnight on Pontoon

Rates from: $599


Cairns only sleep on-board a pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef! Experience a totally unique overnight stay on the reef without the risk of getting seasick...how perfect.  Your stay is at the Moore Reef platform/pontoon which is located 26 nautical miles off the coast of Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef.  Day trips to the platform operate 7 days a week, but for a lucky few, you can book to stay and "camp" on the platform. One of the very few companies who allow guest to sleep under the stars.  An intimate, personalised experience catering to no more than 18 overnight guests. 

Enjoy 2 full days on the Outer Barrier Reef with all the exciting "day trip" inclusions. However, from 3.30pm on day one until 11am the next day, your small group will experience the reef exclusively to yourselves. You have the freedom to choose from purely relaxing on the pontoon or extend your snorkelling time in the water. During the late afternoon you will feel completely spoilt when eating your evening dinner and watching the glorious sunset with a select few people. As darkness decends the stars sparkles and all night you can gaze upon them from your swag tent. Morning welcomes a glorious sunrise over the Great Barrier Reef with a sumptuous breakfast served. Before the day visitors arrive, you can join your reef hosts for a private and exclusive snorkel tour, as well as a glass bottom boat tour.

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Tjapukai by Night

Rates from: $123


Come and join us, the traditional people of this land, in a specially crafted evening that lets you learn not only about Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture, but also experience it in the most powerful and personal way. Fire explosions, spectacular special effects, music and dance as giant spirits come to life and take you on a Dreamtime journey. The evening finishes with a sumptuous buffet dinner whilst watching performances by the  famous Tjapukai Dancers.


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Wait-A-While Rainforest & Wildlife Night Tour

Rates from: $170

Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours offers small group rainforest and wildlife experiences within the Wet Tropics World Heritage area of Tropical North Queensland. Our wildlife tours visit restricted access mountain rainforest at night in the Atherton Tablelands, giving the best chance of seeing nocturnal animals in their natural environment.  This is the best tour for seeing native wildlife in its natural environment during the day and into the night.

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