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Our most recommended Cairns Day Trips

  • From Cairns: Private Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

    1. From Cairns: Private Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

    You'll be picked up by your own private driver/tour guide from your accommodation in Cairns or Northern Beaches, before heading south to view the agile wallabies that live within the city limits. Make a second stop at the Cathedral Fig Tree, an 8,000-year-old Strangler fig with a giant root system. Enjoy afternoon tea at the world-renowned Lake Barrine, before taking a guided walk through the rainforest. Keep your eyes peeled for musky rat-kangaroo, Boyd's forest dragon, rainforest birds, butterflies and flying foxes. After a quick stop at Lake Eacham, visit a platypus viewing area in Yungaburra for a high chance of seeing this unique mammal. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant in the township of Yungburra before your nighttime spotlighting adventure begins. Walk under the night stars and into the rainforest. Look out for Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo, northern leaf-tailed gecko, ring...

  • From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Return Catamaran Transfer

    2. From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Return Catamaran Transfer

    Depart from Cairns Marina and visit Fitzroy Island, a national park covered in lush tropical rainforest and boasting granite outcrops, open woodlands, mangroves, coral beaches. Walk to the lighthouse, dine at the restaurant, or relax at the famous Nudey Beach, voted the best beach in Australia. This return catamaran transfer gives you 5 hours to explore paradise at your own pace. Check in at Cairns Marina is between 8:30 AM and 9:15 AM. Enjoy tea and coffee on board the vessel before your departure. At 9:30 AM, depart Cairns Marina for Fitzroy Island. Enjoy the ferry ride to Fitzroy Island on an air-conditioned catamaran. Travel for just 45 minutes until you are there. Arrive at Fitzroy Island at 10:15 AM. On arrival, enjoy over 5 hours on the island. With up to 5 hours free time you will be able to explore the island through self-guided rainforest walks to the summit, lighthouse, secr...

    A great day at Fitzroy Island. Couldn't believe we saw a turtle up close in the ocean. Amazing.

  • From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour

    3. From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour

    Fitzroy Island was once part of mainland Australia, before being separated by rising waters. Over time a fringing coral reef surrounded the island, providing a sheltered home to a variety of fish and coral species. Explore this marine wonderland on a day tour from Cairns, crossing by ferry to enjoy wilderness hiking trails and snorkeling adventures. Choose from a range of packages, including transfers for you to explore on your own, or a package including snorkel or glass-bottom boat activities. Explore the Island's 339 hectares of lush rainforest that covers 94 percent of the island and is protected and managed as a National Park. Walking trails are suitable for all levels of fitness, allowing you to explore areas of the island at your leisure. The fast catamaran departs from the Marlin Marina, with check-in at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Cruise south along the calm waters of ...

    We had a great day. The crew were fantastic. Lots of fun. Def would recommend it.

  • Cairns: Full-Day Glass Bottom Boat Snorkel Tour

    4. Cairns: Full-Day Glass Bottom Boat Snorkel Tour

    Discover the lush rainforest of Green Island on this full-day snorkel tour and encounter some of the many marine animals that call the island home. Climb aboard the modern, air-conditioned catamaran "Reef Rocket" to cruise over to this idyllic part of the Great Barrier Reef, and enjoy a full-day reef tour just 45-minutes from Cairns. Snorkel and dive among the reef fish and coral gardens, or stay dry on a spectacular semi-submersible submarine or glass-bottom boat to discover the underwater life in comfort. Alternatively, simply laze on the white sandy beach and soak up the sun. These are just a few of the many activities available at Green Island. The friendly crew will help you organize your day to make the most of your time at this stunning Marine National Park.

  • From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Cruise by Premium Catamaran

    5. From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Cruise by Premium Catamaran

    Meet your crew at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and hop aboard the luxury catamaran. The crew will select reef locations depending on the day's conditions from Flynn and Milne reef or further north at Norman and Hastings reefs. All offer diverse reef structures teeming with exotic marine life.

    Feel the wind in your hair as you set sail for the outer Great Barrier Reef. Relax with morning tea on the way, get to know the crew and learn all about the marine eco-system from a marine expert. Review snorkeling techniques with the crew during the journey.

    Arrive at the first outer reef location, where you can snorkel, dive or swim in the water. You may also choose to sunbathe, or chill on the boat on the upper sun deck or the netted deck trampoline at the bow of the boat. You can avail complimentary guided tours from the staff.

    Great reef locations. Super friendly and professional crew. Safety was always their priority. Excellent equipment. Super chill vibe, great tunes and space to relax whilst travelling to and from the reef. Thoroughly enjoyed our day. Highly recommend this activity!

  • Kuranda: 1-Hour Rainforest ATV Tour

    6. Kuranda: 1-Hour Rainforest ATV Tour

    Explore a secluded estate atop the majestic Barron Falls on a personalized ATV tour with a friendly local tour guide. The estate, owned by a local family since 1969, is surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Rainforest and is home to the elusive cassowary and other Australian wildlife. You’ll feel secure and prepared after receiving a training session at the beginning of the tour. Confidently ride through the rainforest and take in the atmosphere of this vibrant flora.

    Follow the ancient timber logger tracks and discover unique trees. As you venture through the forest, your tour guide will share amazing facts and stories from the history of the pioneers. Get your blood pumping as you ride through the water of a permanent creek crossing. Bite into a piece of fresh fruit straight from the tree. The property houses a gorgeous orchard of 600+ trees. If you're lucky, you m...

    Excellent experience. We had so much fun and the staff were amazing! Thank you !

  • Daintree, Mossman Gorge & Cape Trib Tour with Cruise & Lunch

    7. Daintree, Mossman Gorge & Cape Trib Tour with Cruise & Lunch

    Start your adventure with a scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas, the far north’s very own great ocean road with panoramic views of the sparkling Coral Sea. The first stop is Mossman Gorge, which is in the southern sector of the world-famous Daintree National Park.

    The gorge has been carved out by the cold mountain waters of the Mossman River, which winds through large granite boulders, bordered by lush green rainforest. It’s a magical place and you’ll be welcomed by the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people, who will also cleanse you of evil spirits during a smoke ceremony. Also, enjoy a refreshing swim in the cascading waters. Cross the mighty Daintree River and head to the beach for lunch. Experience waterfront dining and enjoy the sand between your toes. After lunch, it’s time to explore the ancient rainforest environment on an interesting guided ...

    Amazing tour with a extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guide in Johnny! Cant recommend highly enough !

  • Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon with Activities

    8. Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon with Activities

    Take a cruise out from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef. Encounter an outstanding landscape of marine life, and enjoy a choice of activities including snorkeling, a visit to the underwater observatory.

    Prior to departure from the marina, sup on some complimentary tea and coffee. Depart from Cairns’ Marlin Marina at 9:30 AM and enjoy a cruise out of the Harbour. Witness the stunning landscape before the catamaran makes its way out to open seas.

    Sail in air-conditioned comfort onboard the catamaran to the state-of-the-art activity pontoon at Moore Reef. Moore Reef is a prime location on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, abundant with soft corals and marine life. Learn about the reef and its diverse ecosystems on the outward journey with presentations given by resident marine experts. Upon arrival at the pontoon at 11:30 AM, choose from an array of activities sui...

    We had such an amazing experience, 10 out of 10, I wish I could give extra rating stars! The crew are super friendly, buffet was great, semi submersible tour is very cool! Highlight of the day was the guided snorkel tour, very knowledgeable guide, my wife doesn't swim at all and had a fantastic time! There's also an underwater photographer onboard who takes great photos!

  • Port Douglas: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

    9. Port Douglas: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Meet your experienced ballooning team at Atherton Tablelands at 6.00 AM, just in time to witness the inflation of the hot air balloons. Experience the fun and unique sensation of a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise with 60-minutes of flying time. At 6.30 AM the patchwork panorama below brings new sights every day, watch out for the variety of Australian birdlife and take in the peace and serenity that is hot air ballooning.

  • Barrier Reef Snorkeling with Helicopter, Cruise or Both

    10. Barrier Reef Snorkeling with Helicopter, Cruise or Both

    Choose from three options for your Great Barrier Reef experience. For those choosing to start the day off with the cruise out on Down Under Cruise and Dives vessel ‘Evolution’ to the reef, the boat visits one of the true Outer Great Barrier Reef locations (Saxon Reef or Norman Reef) in the morning, where you will enjoy a swim, snorkel or make use of a flotation device. A tasty Australian barbecue buffet lunch is served on the boat. The spread may include fresh fish, sausages, steak, salads, and pasta. Hastings Reef is the second reef location you will visit for those who choose to start the day with a cruise, for those who chose to fly this is where you will meet the boat. Enjoy approximately 1.5 hours at Hasting’s Reef where you can swim, snorkel, make use of a flotation device, or enjoy a Semi-Submarine Tour (at an additional cost and is bookable on the day of travel). For the depar...

    We had the most amazing day our crew was so wonderful and patient ,and made us so comfortable for us being first time snorkeling. The lunch was delicious and the facilities spotless. Our helicopter ride back topped off our incredible “ pinch me ,is this real day”

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What people are saying about Cairns

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 738 reviews

Fantastic. Whole experience was wonderful. Our guide (kye) was awesome as was all the staff. Stunning scenery and awesome rafting. Highly recommend

We had a great day. The crew were fantastic. Lots of fun. Def would recommend it.

Excellent experience. We had so much fun and the staff were amazing! Thank you !

Fantastic experience, great food and loved the local produce

Excellent experience. Staff and facilities were amazing.