Cairns – think islands, beaches, wildlife, rainforests and that reef – is an essential stop on any trans-Australian itinerary. Here's how to cover the best of it in just three days. Day 1: Cuddle Koalas, Walk Through Fire Kick off your time ... 

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Tours & Tickets

Cairns Super Saver: Great Barrier Reef Cruise plus Kuranda Scenic Railway plus Cape Tribulation Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Over three days, experience the best of tropical Far North Queensland! Go diving or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $350.32

Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

4.5 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

Escape to Fitzroy Island, a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef located only 45 minutes by high-speed ferry from Cairns. Spend your day doing as much or ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.13

Daintree Rainforest Zipline and Wildlife Habitat Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Zipline through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and get up close to native Australian wildlife on a fun-filled day trip from Cairns, Palm ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.43

Cairns Flames of the Forest Dining Experience

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Feel your senses ignite when you take a walk through the world's oldest rainforest to wine, dine and be entertained by candlelight in the Flames of the Forest ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.60

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns Including Seawalker Helmet Dive

Explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on a day trip to Green Island from Cairns, including an amazing and easy underwater experience with the Seawalker ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.73

Cairns Night Zoo Safari and Barbecue Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 67 Reviews

It's all happening at Cairns Night Zoo when the sun goes down! You'll feast on a typical Australian barbecue, spot wildlife by torchlight, do some stargazing ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.50

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

4.5 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

Don't miss the chance to go for a hot-air balloon ride over Far North Queensland's Atherton Tablelands - it's one of the top "must do" activities when ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches or Palm Cove, Queensland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $204.79

Atherton Tablelands Rainforest Wildlife Tour by Night

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

See Australia's unique animals and birds in their natural environment on a rainforest wildlife-spotting tour in the Atherton Tablelands. Led by an expert ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $165.57

Cairns Tropical Zoo Wildlife Encounter

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Discover tropical Australia’s unique wildlife on a guided tour of Cairns Tropical Zoo. On this professionally led, interactive tour of the zoo’s top five ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $108.93

Cairns Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore beautiful Cairns on a hop-on hop-off tour that takes you through the city by open-top double-decker bus. Visit attractions including Cairns Lagoon, ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 24 or 48 hours

From USD $30.50

Cairns Sunset Cruise and Optional Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Relax and unwind with a sunset cruise from Cairns along the Trinity Inlet. Be welcomed aboard with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and savory snacks. ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.60

Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise Pass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

For the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience, grab an Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Pass. Save money and see the reef from every angle on three cruises ...  Read more

Location: Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $397.38

Cairns Tropical Zoo Morning Tour including Breakfast

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Treat yourself to a morning at Cairns Tropical Zoo and enjoy a fully cooked breakfast at the Koala Cafe. The animals enjoy their breakfast beside the cafe as ...  Read more

Location: Cairns or Palm Cove, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.93

Cairns Shore Excursion: Green Island by Helicopter and Cruise

Soak up the sun on Green Island when you’re in port in Cairns, and experience the Great Barrier Reef from the air and the sea. Flying in a helicopter from ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $391.28

Cairns Jet Boat Ride

Zoom around the waters of Cairns on a thrilling 35-minute jet boat ride in the Trinity Inlet! Your jet boat speeds, spins and splashes as you cool down in the ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.11

Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Take a scenic helicopter tour from Cairns over the stunning Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. You'll have unforgettable views ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove, Australia
Duration: 30 minutes

From USD $336.38

Cairns Harbor Cruise with Optional Lunch

Explore Cairns’ waterfront on a two-hour harbor cruise. You’ll glide through Cairns’ mangroves and meandering waterways, and spot saltwater crocodiles basking ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.60

Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Admission Tickets

Combine two of Kuranda’s most popular wildlife experiences with visits to both the Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld. Encounter Australia’s weird and ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $27.01

Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover the sights and sounds of the rainforest right in the heart of Cairns at the Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome. See native birds fly freely around you in ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: varies

From USD $20.91

Cairns Attractions Pass Including Fitzroy Island and Cairns Wildlife Dome

See the best of Cairns and enjoy upwards of 45% in savings with a Cairns Attraction Pass. Attractions and activities include the Australian Butterfly ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hobart
Duration: Flexible

From USD $94.99

Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore Australia's World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest at the Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda. The park is set on 100 acres (40 hectares) of ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $39.22

Kuranda Rainforest Night Adventure Tour by Hummer

Spend an exciting evening on a four-wheel drive night tour in the World Heritage-listed Kuranda Rainforest. You’ll experience life in the Australian outback ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.72

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Be dazzled by more than 1,500 tropical jewel-colored butterflies at the Australia Butterfly Sanctuary. Located in the heart of Kuranda, the Australian ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $16.56

Cairns Shore Excursion: Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Helicopter Tours

Treat yourself to a scenic shore excursion by helicopter when you’re in port in Cairns and see tropical Queensland from the air! With a choice of three ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $347.71

Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns Harbor Cruise

Discover the beauty of the Cairns waterfront when your cruise ship is in port, on a two-hour cruise through Trinity Inlet and the surrounding mangroves. See ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.60

Cairns Wildlife Tour of Mt Whitfield, Cairns Botanical Gardens and Cairns Wildlife Dome

Experience the great outdoors in Cairns on this active tour that includes a hike through the Cairns Botanical Gardens. Trek to the top of Mt Whitfield where ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.34
$47.93 Save $9.59

Australia Sightseeing Pass

Travel on the best sightseeing day tours throughout Australia with the Australia Sightseeing Pass, a cost-effective way to visit top attractions in and around ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Valid for one year from first time use

From USD $347.71

Cairns Sky Dive, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Get your morning off to a flying start when you take the plunge and feel the rush of freefalling through the air on a Cairns skydiving adventure. Combine your ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $501.08

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