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CAIRNS: TOURS & ATTRACTIONS

Cairnsí tourism operators are pleased to invite you to sample their award-winning tours and attractions, which will make your visit to the city and the region unforgettable.

There are more than 200 different day tour options operating out of Cairns every single day, so there is certainly a plethora of things to see and do!

Whether you are travelling up to the picturesque Cairns Highlands, taking a cruise on the Great Barrier Reef or visiting the Wet Tropics Rainforests, you will not be disappointed.

Itís all here, waiting for you to experience, explore and enjoy - please see a list of tours and attractions below.

 

Cairns Discovery Tours

Cairns Discovery Tours
1/2 Day Cairns City Sights Tour .
You will discover the very best of Cairns as you explore the highlights of our region with your experienced local guide. More Info

 

Mission Beach Dive

Mission Beach Dive
Snorkel - Dive - Relax - Enjoy
Experience the Outer Great Barrier Reef on board 'Reef Goddess' or 'Sousa' in its natural state away from the crowds...... More Info

 

GSL Aviation

GSL Aviation

See it all! Our signature flight includes a bird’s eye view of Green Island, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Daintree. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the World, and the amazing contrast of colours is something that’s best experienced from the air.

 

 

 

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Cairns Adventure park ( CAP)

Cairns Adventure park ( CAP)

Experience the raw power of gravity and high velocity thrill of zip lining down the face of Cairns most iconic hill slope!

Located in the heart of Cairns, surrounded by the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and overlooking the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Adventure Park is set to revolutionise adventure tourism forever.

 

 

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The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
See history up close, view tanks, armoured personnel carriers, anti-tank vehicles, anti-tank guns, anti-aircraft guns, field guns, howitzers, self-propelled guns and specialist vehicles.  Add some excitement to your day and join us for a ride in our custom fitted Armoured Personnel Carrier (conditions apply) or join us downstairs in our custom built WWII shooting gallery for your opportunity to shoot military related bolt action rifles. More Info

 

Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours (Ocean Free)

Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours (Ocean Free)

Great Barrier Reef and Green Island Tour with a difference.  Be pampered, only 25 maximum guests.  Snorkel dive exclusive on "Pinnacle Reef".  Relax and explore Green island.  Trip includes great food, a glass of wine and lots of personal attention.

 

 

 

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Nautilus Aviation

Nautilus Aviation

Showing off the very best of Northern Australia, Nautilus Aviation operates the largest and most modern state-of-the-art air-conditioned fleet of helicopters regionally.  Take in remote and exclusive locations such as Orpheus island day trip, a private heli fishing tour in Cape York or a full day Heli Golf Experience from Cairns.

 

 

 

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Tjapukai

Tjapukai
Dream, breathe, believe and explore Australia’s #1 most awarded attraction! Located at the foothills of the Barron Gorge National Park awaits a 40,000 year old culture waiting to be explored. Set in amongst 11 acres of ancient traditional Aboriginal land, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park welcomes you into a world dedicated to preserving and presenting authentic Aboriginal culture. More Info

 

The Adventure Company

The Adventure Company
The award winning Adventure Company Australia, is based in Cairns and Cape Tribulation, Tropical North Queensland and is North Queensland's largest premier cruise and rainforest tour company. The Adventure Company is 100% locally owned and operated and has a dedicated and experienced team of staff that are devoted to ensuring that each and every person travelling with The Adventure Company, experiences the adventure of a life time. With Cape Tribulation and Daintree tours departing Cairns daily and tour pickups all along the Cairns Beaches and Port Douglas coastline, the Adventure Company has a rainforest tour to meet all budgets. More Info

 

Mossman Gorge Centre

Mossman Gorge Centre

The Kuku Yalanji people are the traditional custodians of the area between Mossman and Bloomfield with a culture thought to be around 9000 years old.

Guided bushwalks are available, giving a rare insight into the special relationship the local indigenous people have with the rainforest, while traditional dance performances and artefact displays portray their rich cultural heritage. 

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Spirit of Cairns

Spirit of Cairns

Set sail aboard our newly refurbished 26-metre catamara on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet, for an evening of dining, entertainment and unsurpassed views. 

The ultimate in waterfront dining, hyour cruise includes a gourmet buffet dinner, complimentary beverage on arrival and live entertainment. A selection of beverages and cocktails are also available for purchase from our licensed bar.

Throughout the evening you will cruise the waterways of Cairns, sailing past the waterfront and restaurant precincts, as the day transcends into night.

If you are planning on visiting the Great Barrier Reef while you are in Cairns, Spirit of Cairns offer a package with Cairns premium reef operator, TUSA Dive.  No only a great opportunity to spend a day diving or snorkeling some of the best sites on the outer reefs, but to receive a $20 discount off the total price.  Contact Spirit of Cairns (All contact details are listed below). 

 

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Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Infomation Centre

Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Infomation Centre

Positioned on the foothills of Mount Whitfield in leafy Edge Hill, 10-minutes from the city, the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre is a gateway to the Cairns Botanic Gardens Precinct, which includes the gardens, nearby centenary lakes, rainforest boardwalks, indigenous plant gardens and Tanks Arts Centre.

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Down Under Dive

Down Under Dive

Join Down Under Cruise & Dive, located in Cairns, Australia, on a journey of adventure, fun and good times to the Outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Great Adventures

Great Adventures

Departing daily from Cairns, Great Adventures cruises to the spectacular outer reef and tropical Green Island.

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Avis

Avis

Whether you're planning a trip for a day, a week or longer there's no better way to explore North Queensland than with Australia's number one car rental company - Avis!

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Budget Rent a Car

Budget Rent a Car

Budget is renowned for meticulously maintained vehicles and quality service. They offer a wide range of cars, 4WDs, and minibuses as well as Australia's largest fleet of trucks and commercial vehicles. For all your rental needs, Budget drives your dollar further.

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Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is multi-award winning eco-tourism accredited attraction situated between Palm Cove and Port Douglas.

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Emu Ridge Gallery

Emu Ridge Gallery
Two storey high, unique Dinosaur Skeleton, fossil and gemstone museum, gift shop, gemstones, crystals, and jewellary. Located at the original Kuranda Rainforest Markets - look out for the big Dinosuar out the front! FREE ADMISSION. More Info

 

Skyrail

Skyrail

Skyrail takes you on an unforgettable journey over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest and deep into the forest.

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Outback Opal Mine

Outback Opal Mine

Ideally situated 30 minutes north of Cairns in North Queensland, Australia, a visit to the Outback Opal Mine is a light-hearted educational experience .

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Food Trail Tours

Food Trail Tours

Travel across the Atherton Tablelands, pass through historic towns, into World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest and visit Lake Barrine.

Delight your palette with flours of the Tablelands, Savour local tropical fruit wines, cheese, chocolate, coffee and macadamias while touring plantations and hearing the stories behind the food.

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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway

The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls.

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A1 Car Rentals

A1 Car Rentals

A1 Car Rentals have a wide range of cars and rates to suite you needs at our various locations.

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Taste Paradise

Be adventurous and tour around the region to visit a coffee or tea plantation, an aquaculture farm or cheese factory.  Savour the flavours of the tropics with exotic fruits, ice-cream or fruit wine. More Info

 

Jungle Surfing

Jungle Surfing

Set in the pristine Daintree rainforest at Cape Tribulation, the Queensland Tourism Award winning Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours takes you on a unique rainforest tour where your feet don’t touch the ground.

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Reef Experience

Reef Experience

Reef Encounter is a superbly appointed 35-metre luxury catamaran. Each of their 21 spacious staterooms offer private bathroom facilities, teak furniture and air-conditioning. King, double and twin rooms are available to suit your requirements.

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All Day Car Rentals

All Day Car Rentals

All Day Car Rentals offers Cairns car rental at an affordable price. Starting at just $29/day and with FREE hotel transfers and Cairns Airport pickups, All Day Car Rentals in Cairns Australia is the perfect choice for all your car hire needs.

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Cairns Dive Centre

Cairns Dive Centre

Cairns Dive Centre is one of the largest certifying agencies in the world. They have been operating in Cairns for many years, maintaining outstanding customer service.

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Sunlover Reef Cruises

Sunlover Reef Cruises

Getting up close and personal with over 10 000 different marine species, no one does it better than Sunlover Reef Cruises. Experience the splendour and beauty of the outer Great Barrier Reef on their day cruise.

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Daintree Discovery Centre

Daintree Discovery Centre

The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. To find out more about this World Heritage wilderness a good place to start is the Daintree Discovery Centre.

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Catch-a-Crab

Catch-a-Crab

Cairns Catcha Crab is an independent tour company operating out of Cairns, a beautiful tropical metropolis in the sunny North of Queensland.

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The Bama Way - Aboriginal Journey's

The Bama Way - Aboriginal Journey's

Cooktown is one of Australia's most exciting new destinations.  Locally owned and operated, Adventure North Australia operate 4WD tours 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 the Outback of Far North Queensland.

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Crocodile Explorer

Crocodile Explorer

Crocodile Explorer is owned and operated by the Wallace Family – pioneers of cruises in Far North Queensland since 1979. Taking visitors to the natural habitat of Trinity Inlet in air-conditioned luxury, we guarantee a unique trip with our friendly and informative crew.

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Honey House Kuranda

Honey House Kuranda

Established in 1959 to showcase and promote the many distinctive honeys from North Queensland, Honey House Kuranda continues today to bring you the pick of our area’s famous varietal honeys.

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Kuranda Koala Gardens

Kuranda Koala Gardens

Opened May 2002, Kuranda Koala Gardens is a great wildlife experience right in the heart of the Kuranda Village at the Heritage Markets.

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