4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

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  • Location: Cairns, Australia
  • Duration:  Cairns half-day city tour: 5.5 hoursCairns and Green Island full-day tour: 9 hours
See the sights of Cairns’ city, port and beaches on a small-group afternoon tour! You also have the option to combine the tour with a morning cruise to Green Island, where you can spend a few hours snorkeling or cruising in a glass-bottom boat. Whether exploring Cairns or relaxing on Green Island, enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour, limited to 21 passengers.

Highlights

  • 5.5-hour Cairns sightseeing tour
  • Visit top Cairns-area attractions, including the waterfront, Flecker Botanical Gardens, the Outback Opal Mine and St Monica's Cathedral, home to the world's largest peace-themed stained-glass window
  • Indulge in a Devonshire tea, coffee or hot chocolate and scones
  • Walk the lower section of Barron Gorge National Park and admire the views of the rugged mountains, ravines and tumbling waterfalls
  • Upgrade to include a cruise to Green Island for optional snorkeling or a glass-bottom boat tour
  • Small-group tour limited to 21 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Cairns City Tour with Optional Green Island Cruise

Green Island

Your small-group tour of Cairns and its environs starts in the afternoon with a drive by air-conditioned minivan through the city center and to the waterfront, where you’ll explore the wharves and harbor with your experienced guide. Then learn about Cairns’ tropical environment on a guided walk through Flecker Botanical Gardens, and pay a visit to St Monica’s Cathedral, where you can admire the world’s largest peace-themed stained-glass window.

Next, enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea of scones and tea, coffee or hot chocolate at a local cafe; see the city from a hillside lookout that boasts fabulous photo opportunities; and take a walk past the ravines, rugged mountains and tumbling waterfalls of Barron Gorge National Park. Then browse the award-winning showrooms of the Outback Opal Mine to see how Australia’s famous iridescent opals are formed, cut and polished. Your tour ends by the water with a walk along Palm Cove Jetty or the beach.

Upgrade
To make a full day of your Cairns experience, upgrade to include an optional morning cruise to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Spend two hours relaxing on Green Island, or choose to include optional snorkeling or viewing the coral on a glass-bottom boat tour (additional expense payable directly). Then return to Cairns in time to begin your small-group city tour in the afternoon.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was great I loved the combo city tour and Great Barrier Reef

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was an excellent tour. Half a day on Green Island is enough unless you are into the snorkelling or diving, the glass bottom boat trip gave us the opportunity to see some magnificent reef fish and turtles and the Cairns City tour was much better than we expected. Not just a quick trip around town, but out of the city to see the sights and Eric, our driver and guide was full of information and anecdotes about the places we visited.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Excellent tour with knowledgeable guide. Fantastic afternoon tea/coffee.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Excellent tour and very interesting! Our tour guide Roger was so nice and very informative! Learned a lot about the city and it was a nice way to "sample" the city to see where we'd like to go next or what we'd like to see!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Great tour at the beginning of a Cairns visit to orientate you.
The guide was friendly and knowledgable.
Good value for money and the cream tea was delicious.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Very very good, driver was nice, we saw a lot more than we thout. We highly recomend.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Thanks coach captain Eric

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Our Small-Group Cairns City Tour with Optional Green Island Cruise was well worth the experience. However we would recommend a full day on Green Island as there too little time in a half-day to get the full benefit of the options available on the island. Otherwise we enjoyed it immensely! The tour director/driver was full of information about the local sights around Cairns and we would recommend it to others.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2013

loved had a great day the only problem was by the time you get off the cruise you are starved and there is ZERO time to stop for snacks....which is upsetting, but green island i could of spent all day there, and the information roger gave us of cairns on the tour was amazing , he told us stories that you wouldnt typically hear, and the sights were amazing. not to mention the biggest scone ive ever seen for afternoon tea!!!!!!!

Jennifer T
Australia

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

Day started off well, bus was waiting to collect us, private travel to Cairns wharf. Boarded the boat for Green Island, what a wonderful sight it was to look back on Cairns Central and surrounding coast line. We were almost at Green Island when the seas and winds picked up, plowing through the seas we and other guest were thrown about the boat, unfortunately my parter was injured so the rest of the trip is a blur, he suffered a broken arm, we did manage to get on the glass bottom boat, but most time was worring about his injuries. Did not get to do the Cairns city tour, we were in Cairns hospital. Will try this tour again one day.

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