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Sightseeing Tours

Cairns is a unique town with a huge focus on tourism. Welcoming visitors from all over the world, the region has a plethora of things to see and do. These mini sightseeing tours are great for anyone wanting to fill in half a day and to see a little more of the immediate surrounds around Cairns.

*1 & 1/2 Day Cape York Tour


Rates from: $1600

Wanting to see the best of Cape York and stay for one night but back around lunch time the following day? Well this is the only tour that will meet your needs.

A scenic flight both ways, with a 4WD tour to the famous tip of Australia, accommodation, dinner and breakfast are all included.

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Adventure North - 1 Day Cooktown 4WD Tour (Drive/Fly or Fly/Drive)


Rates from: $530

Cooktown is one of Australia's most exciting new destinations and truly one of Australia's great last frontiers between "outback" and modern Australia. Adventure North Australia operate 4WD tours from Cairns as either a Drive/Fly or Fly/Drive option.  Drive/Fly option - You will travel between Cairns and Cooktown via Cape Tribulation through the heart of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Experience the Bloomfield track, inclusive of water crossings and amazing scenery.  Fly/Drive option - You will travel via the Mulligan Highway.  This is the Outback of Far North Queensland. If you enjoy history, botany, adventure, getting off the beaten track, seeing the rainforest and/or the outback, or 4 wheel driving then this is the trip for you.  

 

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Adventure North - 2 Day Cooktown Explorer


Rates from: $549

Travel from Cairns to Cooktown on this 2 Day / 1 Night Cooktown Explorer 4WD Tour. Travel along one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. Your journey will then continue on the 4WD only Bloomfield track and witness some of the most incredible scenery and rugged terrain. Guided Cooktown tour, Grassy Hill lookout and overnight accommodation is included.  The second day you will visit Cooktown Cemetery, James Cook Museum and Cooktown Botanic Gardens.  Travelling back to Cairns via the Mulligan Highway with outback scenery, Black Mountain, Byerstown Range and the Palmer River Roadhouse.

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Adventure North - 3 Day Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Wanderer


Rates from: $989

This tour combines an overnight stay at Cape Tribulation and an overnight stay at Cooktown (day tour from Cairns to Cape Tribulation is provided by our sister company Down Under Tours).  This first day you will explore Mossman Gorge, enjoy a 1 hour wildlife river cruise and a delicious BBQ lunch.  The second day you will join Adventure North Australia from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown.  Your journey will continue on the 4WD only Bloomfield track and witness some of the most incredible scenery and rugged terrain. Guided Cooktown tour, Grassy Hill lookout and overnight accommodation is included in Cooktown.  The third day you will visit Cooktown Cemetery, James Cook Museum and Cooktown Botanic Gardens.  Travelling back to Cairns via the Mulligan Highway with outback scenery, Black Mountain, Byerstown Range and the Palmer River Roadhouse.

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Behana Canyoning


Rates from: $184

Known as the adventure tour of the Behana Gorge waterfalls, not for the faint hearted and requires a reasonable level of physical fitness. Behana Gorge is a 45 minute drive from Cairns, and is one of Cairns best kept secrets!  This tour includes nature walks, abseiling, waterfall swimming and leaping from high rocks into safe deep waters below.  Travelling with a maximum of 8 passengers - ensures a wonderful small group adventure!

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Cairns Discovery Tours & Packages


Rates from: $87

Discover Cairns as you explore the city’s rich history, glimpses of its cultural heritage and iconic landmarks. Visit St Monica’s Cathedral and the breath-taking stained glass windows and also visit the Cairns History Museum. Discover the unique flora of the tropics – exotic herbs, spices and valuable timber trees. Enjoy a guided walk through the Botanical Gardens and delight in our stunning city and mountain views and visit Stunning Palm Cove.

You can package this tour with the choice of Green Island, Spirit of Cairns Dinner Cruise or Tjapukai Cultural Park for the ultimate day out in Cairns.

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Cairns Food Wine Tours


Rates from: $205

Enjoy a full day touring the magnificent Atherton Tablelands whilst tasting the best produce and visiting unique locations. Some of which no other tours visit. Benefit from your guides wealth of knowledge whilst sampling alcohol, cheese, chocolates, nuts and tropical fruits.

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Cairns Great Day Out Package - Green Island & Cairns Discovery Tours


Rates from: $186

This great 1 Day Package combines a morning half day visit to Green Island (2 hours on Island) and an afternoon Cairns City Sights Tour.  A great afternoon sightseeing tour taking in all the key attractions in and around Cairns with your own personal guide. Main attractions include St Monicas Cathedral, Flecker Botanic Gardens, stunning lookouts, lower Barron Falls, Suprise Creek Falls and Palm Cove Beach.

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Cairns Segway Tours


Rates from: $89

The next generation of the ultra fun segway is in Cairns......here for your pleasure and fun. See the local sights of Cairns in a most unique and interesting way for 1.5 hours in the morning or late in the afternoon.

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Cape Tribbin


Rates from: $169

A locally owned company offering a slightly different aspect of the Daintree National Park/Cape Tribulation region. Instead of visiting the tourisity central part of Mossman Gorge they will take you to a tributary creek within the Mossman area for a swim, plus Emmagen Creek right in the heart of Cape Tribulation. Your guide will walk you through the rainforest to locations well known for spotting the rare and endangered Southern West Cassowary living in its native environment.

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Cape Tribbin Overnight


Rates from: $289

A locally owned company offering a very different tour to the Daintree National Park/Cape Tribulation region as an overnght tour. Your tour starts with visiting an 'outback' location to hand feed rock wallabies & see giant termite mounds before heading up to the rainforests of Cape Tribulation. The same guide stays over night & remains with the group the whole time. This is the only Cape Trib overnight tour offering these unique feature. Instead of visiting the tourisity central part of Mossman Gorge they take you to a tributary creek within the Mossman area for a swim, plus Emmagen Creek right in the heart of Cape Tribulation. Your guide will walk you through the rainforest to locations well known for spotting the rare and endangered Southern West Cassowary living in its native environment. Naturally nature does not offer any guaranteed sightings but at least you will be increasing your chances on the day.

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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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Daintree Dreaming Day Tour (Adventure North)


Rates from: $259

Departs Daily 

Experience this unique day tour learning of our area's rich Aboriginal history and culture, combined with the oldest living rainforest on the planet and the spectacular Mossman Gorge.  Your day will include learning how to hunt and spear for crabs and walk through mangroves to collect shellfish by the one of the indigenous Walker brothers.  They will invite you back to their home to enjoy morning tea, whilst the more adventurous in the group can try some of the mornings catch.  From here you will visit Mossman Gorge Centre to have lunch.  The tour has two package options - to choose either an nterpretive guided rainforest walk or an Indigenous guided walk (Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk).

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ER Cairns Motorcycle Hire and Tours


Rates from: $140

A local motorcycle company offering a large range options from chauffeured rides, self drive tours, trail bike hire & tours and straight Harley bike hire.

Riders and passengers must wear eye protection, enclosed shoes, long trousers and sunscreen.

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Half Day River Tubing


Rates from: $90

This river tubing tour is operated by Foaming Fury.  Have a great 2 hours of river tubing fun on either the Behana Gorge or Mulgrave River.  Enjoy the beautiful scenery, free morning or afternoon snack and is suitable for the whole family (minimum age is 5 yrs).

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Port Douglas & Mossman Gorge Transfers


Rates from: $30

If you are wanting to simply visit the beautiful seaside town of Port Douglas located one hour north of Cairns there is no 'public bus'. A shuttle bus is available and they will pick up from your accommodation in Cairns or the airport and drop you off in the main street of Port Douglas. Upon your return they will drop you off at your accommodation or at the airport.  You can also include a visit to the Mossman Gorge.

If you are staying in Port for one or more nights the return fares apply at no additional charge.

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Quad Bike & Rainforest Tour (KRFJ)


Rates from: $80

Rainforest Journeys at Barron Falles Estate offer quad bike rides on their privately owned rainforest property. Located at the top of a mountain in World Heritage Listed rainforest. The owners have resident Cassowary's walking through the property, it is the only tour located close to Cairns which will increase your chance of seeing a native Casswary (not in captivity).They suggest an approximate 80% chance encounter with one of these rare native flightless birds.

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UB - Cape Trib Overnight


Rates from: $289

The only tour to offer a Cape Tribulation overnight stay where you stay with your group and tour guide the whole time. They are also the only company to travel north on the inland road and south on the coastal road. Each route showcases very different scenery. You get outback and rainforest whilst making great new friends over two full days.

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Uncle Brians - One Day Rainforest Waterfalls Tour


Rates from: $129

This day tour begins when your Uncle Brians guide takes you south along the Bruce Highway to visit the famous swim locations at Babinda Boulders and Josephine Falls. Travel further south and turning up the Palmerston Highway you will stop at the Millaa Millaa Falls Teahouse for great 2 course lunch. 

After lunch you travel on to the most photographed waterfalls in Queensland known as Millaa Millaa Falls. Guests just love to have their photos taken doing the famous 'hair flick' with falls as the back drop to the photo.

Last stop is Lake Eacham a gorgeous blue volcanic crater lake for your last swim of the day. 

 

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Undara Lava Tubes One Day Tour (AA)


Rates from: $740

Undara is an amazing must see location, the underground lava tube system spans over 160kms of the entire 615km property and were created 190,000 years ago. Yet due to the 4.5 hour drive each way many people do not have time to spare to self drive and stay a night or two. This private charter flight is the perfect solution.

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Unique Dinosaur Fossil Tour 3 Days (EAT)


Rates from: $1875

Leaving at mid day on day one and returning mid aftertoon on day three this unique tour offers a once in a lifetime experience. Starting with a transfer from Cairns to the regional Mareeba airport, boarding a personalised charter flight to remote town of Winton. Which is now famous for a legendary dinosaur trail, stay the night to absorb outback country hospitality at a local motel. Wake up to an incredible dessert sunrise to be collected for the tour to the dinosaur trail. After your once in a lifetime experience you will head back to the motel to stay and second night and by now you will have made friends with the locals. Day three you depart Winton in the morning, have another scenic flight back to Mareeba and will be transferred back to Cairns. 

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Wooroonooran Safaris


Rates from: $219

Only 40 minutes south of Cairns is home to the largest wet tropics rainforest in Australia that is World Heritage Listed. This unique day tour visits regions where no other tours go, does a crocodile spotting tour that no other companies access, offers amazing bird watching and photographic opportunities and much more.

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