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Cairns Discovery Tours & Packages

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Cairns Great Day Out - ex Cairns hotels $199.00 $107.00 N/A $558.00 N/A
Cairns City Pick Up $87.00 $45.00 N/A $260.00 N/A
Northern Beaches Pick Up $99.00 $50.00 N/A $298.00 N/A
Cairns By Day & By Night Package - ex Cairns (one way transfer) $182.00 $95.00 N/A $554.00 N/A
Cairns By Day & By Night Package - ex Northern Beaches (one way transfer) $195.00 $100.00 N/A $590.00 N/A
Cairns Great Day Out - ex Reef Fleet Terminal $186.00 $97.00 N/A $510.00 N/A

Child age is 4 - 14 years old. Family is 2 adults and 2 children aged 4  - 14 years old.

Prices valid until 31st MARCH 2020.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

City Pick Up: 1230-1.00pm

City Return: 1730-6.00pm

* Does not operate on Sunday's.


Discover the best of Cairns as you explore the highlights with a knowledgeable local guide. The tour explores the city's rich history, provides glimpses of its cultural heritage and visits some of Cairns' most iconic landmarks. Visit St Monica's Cathedral and its breath-taking stained glass windows. Discover the unique flora of the tropics - exotic herbs, spices, valuable timber trees, orchids, fruits - with a guided walk through the Botanical Gardens and indulge in a delicious afternoon tea. Delight in our stunning city and mountain views, our waterfalls and visit one our northern beaches - Stunning Palm Cove.

Effective 1st August 2017
Cairns City Sights tour will include a visit and entrance to the newly refurbished Cairns Museum, School of Arts. An exclusive 20 minute guided tour by a local expert/volunteer with a complimentary re-entry visit to the Museum throughout your stay in Cairns.

Half Day Afternoon Tour - Commences 12:30 pm, returns 6:00 pm

Your tour includes:

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Air-conditioned coach (maximum 20 people)
  • Local knowledgeable guide
  • "Creation" windows St Monica's Cathedral
  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens
  • Cairns History Museum
  • Cairns' scenic lookout
  • Lower Barron Gorge
  • Palm Cove

You will be collected from your accommodation by your local knowledgeable guide in our air-conditioned vehicle. Your tour commences at the water's edge, Marlin Marina, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Throughout the afternoon, you will discover our vibrant city history and rich cultural heritage that is unique to the far north. Step inside one of the most breathtaking cathedrals in all of Australia, St. Monica's, which features the world's largest themed stained glass windows and also visit the Cairns History Museum.

Experience a guided walk through the Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens, which is renowned for having one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia. Meander through the butterfly lined pathways under the green canopy as your guide explains the various plants you see along the way.

You will have a photo opportunity at Cairns best scenic lookout. This takes in the stunning views of our city, the mountains and the Great Barrier Reef. Your afternoon of exploring continues with a visit to the Lower Barron Falls. Enjoy a walk at the lower section of the Barron Gorge National Park, Surprise Creek Falls.

We continue further north to stunning Palm Cove, which is lined with Paperback Trees that are hundreds of years old. Stroll to the end of the jetty, where you will enjoy the breathtaking beach setting and natural surroundings. After the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your hotel.



Complete your day with a spectacular sunset dinner cruise onboard the Spirit of Cairns. Sail through the calm waters of the Trinity Inlet for an evening of dining, entertainment, and panoramic views.  MORE DETAILS BELOW:

Dinner Cruise - 6:30-9:00pm (operates Wed, Thur, Fri and Sat nights only)

Cairns Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise.  Set sail aboard our newly refurbished 26-metre catamaran on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet, for an evening of dining, entertainment, and panoramic mountain and city views. Throughout the evening you'll cruise the calm water of the inlet and waterfront of Cairns, whilst enjoying fabulous dining, live music and dancing after dinner.


  • 2.5 hour calm water sunset/evening cruise
  • Luxurious air conditioned vessel
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling wine, beer or soft drink on arrival
  • Delicious hot and cold 3 course buffet, featuring fresh seafood
  • Live entertainment by Cairns best local musicians

Additional beverages and cocktails available and payable on board.

Please note: you will need to make your own way back to your accommodation at the end of the cruise.
Taxis can be arranged by the crew on board.

What to bring: Footwear is mandatory, with suitable shoes for boating recommended.
Jacket for winter months.
Cash, EFTPOS or credit cards are accepted for bar purchases.




Green Island


Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on the inner part of the Great Barrier Reef with unique island rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches & coral reefs with a variety of marine life. Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises will depart Cairns at 8.30am and return at 1.00pm, allowing you 2 hours to spend on Green Island at your leisure.


Tour includes:-Green Island on Great Adventures

  • Return on air-conditioned, fast catamaran
  • Hotel transfer to Reef Fleet terminal (if chosen) 
  • 2 hours on Green Island
  • Great Adventures beach bag
  • Self Guided Eco Island Walk
  • Snorkel equipment hire or Glass Bottom Boat coral reef viewing tour
  • Use of day visitor facilities
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Use of Island swimming pool exclusive for Great Adventures guests.
  • Return to Cairns at 12.45pm Reef Fleet Terminal

Cairns Discovery Tours will pick you up from The Reef Fleet Terminal (boom gate) at 1.00pm to enjoy your afternoon City Sights Tour.

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