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Small Group Tours

Cairns and port Douglas are very popular holiday destinations with a huge variety of tours and activities on offer. We have compiled this list of the small group tours available to the Great Barrier Reef, Islands, Rainforest and Outback Regions. These tours are great for those with a sense of adventure who are wanting to have a personalised tour experience without the crowds.

*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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*2 Day Cape York Tour (AA)


Rates from: $2400

This amazing opportunity to see the 'tip of Australia' is great for those who have limited time but still want to get a quality extended tour whilst on the ground. To condense Cape York into two days it does need to involve a low level charter flight both ways.

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*3 Day Cape York Tour (AA)


Rates from: $3350

Experience the islands off the Cape York peninsula as well as the spectacular beauty that makes up the legend of this region all in three marvelous unforgettable days. Charter flight all the way and accommodated. For those on a short time frame and not wanting to 4WD or camp then this is the way to go.

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1 Day Cooktown 4WD Tour


Rates from: $259

Cooktown is one of Australia's must do destinations, a town rich with the history of the James Cook landing. This company is locally owned and operates a 4WD tour from Cairns and Port Douglas to Cooktown via Cape Tribulation through the heart of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, returning via the Mulligan Highway on the inland road, which is part of Far North Queenslands outback. History and botany enthusiasts will enjoy the adventure of getting off the beaten track to see the rainforest and outback.

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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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AQ- Outer Reef Sailing & Snorkel


Rates from: $255.5

Sail on this luxury 62ft catamaran from Port Douglas to the beautiful Horseshoe Bay at Tongue Reef.  Travelling with only 30 passengers, this trip is suitable from ages 8 and over.  All snorkel equipment is provided on board along with lycra/westsuits.  Also provided is morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a coral viewing boat tour.

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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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Blazing Saddles - Combo Package - Horse Ride and Quad Bike Tour


Rates from: $220

Blazing Saddles Adventures is on a working cane farm and the property boasts an 18 acre billabong. Blazing Saddles is located only 10-15 minutes north of Cairns and is the closest Horse Riding and Quad Bike tour from the city. A Quad Bike is a four wheeled motor bike, also called an ATV which stands for All Terrain Vehicle. All tuition is provided so no experieince necesssary and no license is required.  


Our horse ride tour trails are perfect for absolute beginner riders through to the more experienced rider. We hand pick your horse for your particular skill level, provide you with a safety and introductory riding lesson and then split groups into skill levels so as to ensure you have a safe and fun horse riding experience.

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Cairns Canyoning


Rates from: $184

The only canyoning crew in Cairns and all done in a half day with morning or afternoon tours on offer.  Cairns is reknown for its beautiful rainforests, waterfalls and amazing rock escarpments. Combining all these lovely natural features and adding in some adventure you can enjoy abseiling and zip lining at a great location close to the city.

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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 Hiking Experience (FNQ Nature Tours)


Rates from: $275

Experience the only true guided hiking tour in Cairns!  With less time travelling in the vehicle and more time trekking - you will get to hike through the beautiful Lamb Range track with scenery consisting of open woodland, giant gum trees and savanna habitat.  Travelling with a very small group of like-minded people, you will enjoy this 10 kilometre hike which ends with a visit to Davies Creek for a well earned refreshing swim!  Snacks, fruit, lunch, sunscreen and insect repellent are provided - you just need to bring a day pack to carry a large bottle of water, camera, swimmers and towel and your sense of adventure!

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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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CSD - 2 Days/1 Night Dive and Snorkel Sailing Boat


Rates from: $480

72 Hour Standby Snorkel Special - $290pp (single bunk) + $40pp levy = $330pp (extra $20pp for private double cabin and standard extra costs for diving)

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ONGOING IN ADVANCE SPECIAL SPECIALS:

BLOCK OUT DATES APPLY:

29/06/19 till 31/08/19

21/09/19 till 07/10/19

Snorkel Only Special: Shared Cabin - $330pp + 40pp levy = $370pp / Private Double Cabin - $350pp + $40pp levy = $390pp

Intro Dive Speical (includes 3 x intro day dives): Shared Cabin - $440pp + $40pp levy = $480pp / Private Double Cabin - $460pp + $40pp levy = $500pp

Cert Dive Special (includes 4 x cert day dives): Shared Cabin - $440pp + $40pp levy = $480pp / Private Double Cabin - $460pp + $40pp levy = $500pp

 

Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef without the crowds when you embark on this overnight Cairns sailing adventure, experiencing the best of the Outer Barrier Reef. With a maximum of only 12 guests, this yacht offers a fun and intimate holiday visiting spectacular reefs on the very edge of the Continental Shelf.

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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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Discovery Tours - Daintree & Cape Tribulation Day Tour


Rates from: $229

Travel with us to the "Oldest Rainforest on Earth", the amazing Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation in small group comfort.  Our specially designed vehicles carry a maximum of 14 passengers - offering unrivalled personalised service.  We have very knowledgeable and fun guides with a well planned itinerary and relaxed schedule to really take in the sights, making the experience even more valuable.

This premium, personalised tour includes a visit to the stunning Mossman Gorge, Port Douglas, the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation Beach - where the "rainforest meets the Reef" Daintree River Crocodile cruise, quality lunch and much more.

 

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Discovery Tours - Half Day 4WD Rainforest Tour


Rates from: $145

Discovery Tours is the only company who offer a (soft) 4WD Half Day Tour from Cairns.  You will stop at a giant fig tree with its own boardwalk, do a few creek crossings, enjoy tropical fruit tastings, see the amazing termite mounds and Barron Falls. All with a passionate Naturalist Guide who will remain with you to provide guided walks with informative commentary. 

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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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Foaming Fury - Half Day Family Rafting


Rates from: $128

The Family Rafting Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. This fun and exciting tour is designed for children aged 6 – 11 years and operates on the lower section of the Barron River rapids and Lake Placid, in the Barron Gorge National Park.  The whole family will experience the thrills of paddling in rapids graded 1 – 2, under the watchful eye and tuition of fully trained and certified River Guides.

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Jungle Surfing & Night Jungle Walks


Rates from: $49

These tours operate out of Cape Tribulation which is approximately a 3 hour drive north of Cairns.

Jungle Surfing operates a 2 hour guided ziplining adventure thorugh the ancient Daintree Rainforest.  No experieince necessary and is suitable for ages 3-103! 

They also operate a Guided Night Jungle Walk at their property every night from 7.30pm.  This is a two hour interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.  Moderate fitness is required and minimum age is 8 years. 

 

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Nautilus Daintree with Idigenous Culture


Rates from: $1200

Flying over World Heritage Listed rainforest you will land and become immersed in local indigenous culture. Experience a locally guided tour by a traditional representative of the Kuku Yalanji peoples. On this tour you will learn about the natural environment, as well as traditional food and medicines.

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OFree - Inner Reef & Green Island


Rates from: $220

A quality sailing vessel carrying a maximum of 25 guests that travels to Pinnacle Reef and Green Island.  Our friendly attentive crew will ensure you have a personal and memorable experience.  Enjoy snorkelling off the boat, relaxing on the beach at Green Island, watch the fish feed demonstration, listen to an informative reef talk by our marine interpreter and enjoy the delicious lunch and a complimentary wine on the sail home.

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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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RDT - Inner Upolu Reef


Rates from: $149

This is a lovely family owned sailing vessel that carries 20 passengers maximum and visits Upolu Reef. Being a sailing vessel it is a casual day trip with a focus on socialising with other passengers, making new friends and eating great food whilst visiting the reef.

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RR - Cairns - 2 Day/1 Night Dive and Snorkel Sailing Boat


Rates from: $320

SPECIAL

Snorkel Only (no dives)- $320pp

Snorkel + 2 intro dives - $440pp

Certified Diver - Up to 6 Cert Dives - $440pp

**Medical conditions apply for diving.  Specials include reef levy. Valid for a limited time - please enquire.

This 20 metre motor sailing schooner is specifically setup for live aboard dive and snorkel trips. The crew will show you the exotic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, they provide a totally relaxed and informal atmosphere with their friendly personalised service. Carrying a maximum of 16 passengers ensures a great experieince without the crowds whilst you snorkel and dive some amazing locations at the Outer Barrier Reef.  

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RS - Low Isles Reef


Rates from: $140

We have two high speed rigid inflatable jet boats that depart Port Douglas four times a day and travel to the reef near Low Isles, arriving in just 15 minutes.  Enjoy snorkelling for an hour and a half at our exclusive mooring.  Experience this personalised tour with limited numbers set at 14 passengers.

This reef is very protected and has a vast quantity of corals and abundant fish species, with regular turtle sightings .  We don't go to the island with this tour, our mooring is located right on the reefs edge, away from the crowds!

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RS 3 Outer Barrier Reef


Rates from: $220

The fastest way to get to the outer reef from Port Douglas. This is a super fast jet boat ride that offers half day reef trips departing Port Douglas. It only takes 40 minutes to reach the outer reef. They only take 14 passengers at a time therefore a small group size is guaranteed.

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SA Full Day Low Isles Tour


Rates from: $281.5

Enjoy a full day cruise to Low Ilsles from Port Douglas with an 8.30am departure and returning at 4.00pm Includes snorkelling equipment, snorkelling instruction with in-water assistance, guided snorkel tour with Marine Guide, sailing,  glass bottom boat tour with commentary, 4.5 hours at Low Isles, Heritage Walk, morning/afternoon tea, tropical buffet lunch and courtesy buis tranmsfers within Port Douglas.  

 

 

 

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SA Half Day Low Isles Tour


Rates from: $281.5

Enjoy an afternoon cruise from Port Douglas with 1.00pm departure and returning at 6.30pm on this half day Low Isles trip.  Includes snorkelling, sailing, island exploring, glass bottom boat tour and afternoon tea with a Sunset Sail back to Port Douglas.

This company ensures your enjoyment with small numbers of guests (maximum of 33 guests), excellent service and personal attention from our helpful friendly crew.

The primary market for this tour is targeted for adults (minimum age is 13 years).

 

 

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SKED - Half Day Outer Reef Tour


Rates from: $120

Cairns only half day outer reef trip on a super fast, jet powered boat. Get 2 hours of snorkel time at the outer reef in half a day. This is a snorkel only boat, no dives or meals are offered on board.  Maximum of 36 passengers.

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SS (Star) - Michaelmas Cay & Hastings Reef


Rates from: $215

OCTOBER SPECIAL: Free Introductory Dive - Save $75pp

*Please mention this special at time of booking

Travelling with 36 passengers maximum, is a twin hulled wave piercer catamaran that visits 2 sites and provides a personalised small group tour to the Great Barrier Reef. This company is licensed to visit Michaelmas Cay and Hastings reef.  Included in your day is snorkelling equipment, guided snorkel tours, wet suits/lycra suits, prescription mask, glass bottom boat tour, morning/afternoon tea and tropical lunch.  introductory diving and certified diving are available for an addional cost.

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Tailored Charter Flights


The most unique ways to see remote parts of our fantastic regions is by various small light aircraft that can capacity 3 passengers, 6 passengers and 9 passengers each.

If you want to visit areas that would normally take two, three or more days they can all be reduced to a day tour if all conditions are met. These conditions include minimum numbers of passengers, weather permitting, pilot and aircraft availability as well as tours and/or accommodation availablity at your location of choice.

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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 Aboriginal Rock Art Tour Day Tour


Rates from: $280

Meet with your guide in the township of Laura. From there be taken by your guide to a remote location to view authentic aboriginal rock art at a site known as the Magnificent Gallery. Home to over 450 art works, 2 phases of art periods and amazing natural rock escarpment viewing.

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Unique Aboriginal Rock Art Tour Overnight Tour


Rates from: $790

Experience authentic aborginal rock art on a 4WD trip with a true indigenous guide. Access remote areas to view The Magnificent Gallery which is home to 2 phases of art periods and over 450 art pieces. Learn the history of the European Gold Rush in the region in its era and visit the grave site of the man who started it.

Enjoy a swim in a local creek, camp under the stars, enjoy cooked meals, experience Australian billy tea and damper. Experience views of Red Bluff and outback escarpment

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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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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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Wilderness Eco Safaris - 4WD Rainforest Eco Safari


Rates from: $199

Experience North Queensland from a different perspective with this eco sensitive 4WD safari taking a maximum of 7 passengers.

Getting you away from the mass marketed areas to one of the north's last wilderness frontiers, where there are no "Touristy Crowds", no other vehicles and no sealed roads, just pristine "World Heritage Rainforest".

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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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