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Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from CairnsDay Trips

Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns

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Venture into the rainforest of the Atherton Tablelands with an expert guide to observe Australian native animals in the wild. From Cairns, travel into the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics of Queensland to observe kangaroos, lizards, and possums by daylight, then continue after sundown to look for nocturnal critters like the elusive platypus and Lumholtz tree kangaroo. Enjoy afternoon tea at Lake Barrine and dinner at a country restaurant. This small-group tour is limited to 11 people, which ensures a more personalized experience with your guide.
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Small-Group Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Railway Day Trip Including LunchHalf-day Tours

Cairns Shore Excursion: Small-Group Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Railway Day Trip Including Lunch

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Get a taste of the tropics while in port in Cairns with this half-day shore excursion to Kuranda rainforest. Ride the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway high up into the Kuranda Ranges; visit the beautiful Barron Falls and explore Kuranda Village. After lunch at Frog's Restaurant (included), enjoy spectacular views of the Kuranda rainforest as you jump aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef CruiseDay Cruises

Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef Cruise

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If you want to get far away from the crowded spots in the Great Barrier Reef, join this tour, which is the only operator visiting the pristine Frankland Islands. Following a river cruise and short open water crossing, embark upon an underwater adventure as you snorkel off the white-sand beach, looking out for colorful clown fish and maybe even a turtle. Includes morning tea and a buffet lunch, as well as the option to add on scuba diving or to rent a stand up paddle board or kayak.
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Green Island Day TripDay Trips

Cairns Shore Excursion: Green Island Day Trip

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Swap your cruise liner for a catamaran on this 6-hour shore excursion from Cairns and sail out to explore the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef. Cruise to the Green Island, where you can snorkel amid schools of tropical fish, hike through the rainforest or admire the colorful corals from a glass-bottomed boat. Alternatively, make the most of optional activities like scuba diving or a Seawalker Helmet dive. This tour is also covered by Viator’s worry-free policy, ensuring on-time return to your cruise ship. Note: Departures only from Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns. This tour does not depart from Yorkey's Knob.
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Half Day Port Douglas & Mossman ExplorerDay Trips

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Half Day Port Douglas & Mossman Explorer

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Explore Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge with this Daintree Rainforest focused Half day Tour. Enjoy the scenic Great Barrier Reef Coastal Drive, and time to explore the famous 4 Mile Beach or Port Douglas town. We continue on to Mossman Gorge where you will see the Rainforest up close, hopefully spotting some wildlife along our guided walk. A cultural Dreamtime Tour option is available (additional cost) also. Heading back to Cairns, we stop at Rex Lookout for a fantastic photo opportunity and Palm Cove for a stroll along the pier.
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park Waterfall and Rainforest Small-Group TourPorts of Call Tours

Cairns Shore Excursion: Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park Waterfall and Rainforest Small-Group Tour

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Maximize your time in Cairns on an action-packed 5-hour shore excursion that takes in the best of Queensland’s tropical north. Marvel over natural wonders like Barron Gorge and Surprise Falls as you explore the Barron Gorge National Park; climb the Lamb Range for spectacular views over the Great Barrier Reef and visit the Copperlode Dam. Then, venture off-road on a 4WD tour of Kuranda National Park and stop at Kuranda Village and Barron Falls. This small-group tour is limited to 13 people.
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Castles & CassowariesDay Trips

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Castles & Cassowaries

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The only half day tour that goes to Paronella Park with a 95% success rate of seeing cassowaries at Etty Bay.
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Great Barrier Reef 30min Scenic FlightNature & Wildlife

Great Barrier Reef 30min Scenic Flight

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Glide over Coral Islands such as Green Island, Arlington Reef, Vlasoff Cay and Koala Reef on 30min Great Barrier Reef scenic flight departing from Cairns. Enjoy unobstructed views with guaranteed window seats as you take in the stunning scenery with your professional pilot, an experience not to be missed.
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  • 2 hours
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Helicopter ToursHelicopter Tours

Cairns Shore Excursion: Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Helicopter Tours

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Make the most of your time in port and enjoy magnificent aerial views of Queensland’s star attraction. Set out from Cairns for a thrilling helicopter ride and glide over the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef, looking down over the vast coral reefs and spotting whales, dolphins and schools of tropical fish. Choose from a 30-minute flight to Green Island; a 40-minute deluxe flight over the outer reef; or a 60-minute Reef and Rainforest tour. Best of all: this tour is covered by Viator’s worry-free policy, guaranteeing on-time return to your ship.
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Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from CairnsDay Trips

Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns

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Explore the UNESCO-listed wilderness of Australia’s tropical north on this 5-hour off-road adventure from Cairns. Marvel over the natural wonders of the Barron Gorge National Park, including Surprise Falls, Copperlode Dam and Barron Falls, and admire native flora like the Clohesy River Fig. Get off-the-beaten-track in a 4WD as you wind along rainforest trails, climb through the Great Dividing Range and enjoy spectacular views over the Great Barrier Reef. Best of all: this private tour can be customized to your preference and ensures the undivided attention of your guide.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Daintree National Park Day Tour from Cairns Including Cape Tribulation and Mossman GorgePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Daintree National Park Day Tour from Cairns Including Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge

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Discover the wild jungle, remote beaches and unique wildlife of Australia’s tropical north on a private full-day tour. Hop off to hike in the UNESCO-listed Daintree Rainforest National Park, take a dip in the Mossman River and spot crocodiles on a Daintree River cruise. After a delicious lunch (included), enjoy another close wildlife encounter on the Marrdja Boardwalk, then admire views over the Great Barrier Reef from Cape Tribulation beach.
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  • 12 hours
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda and Cairns Aquarium with LunchDay Trips

Cairns Shore Excursion: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda and Cairns Aquarium with Lunch

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This tour is ideal for cruise ship passengers as well as other travelers staying in or around Cairns. Be escorted by your guide on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which will take you into the Kuranda Ranges. Enjoy a short walk, views, souvenir shopping, a delicious lunch, and Queensland’s largest oceanarium. This handy day trip includes many of Cairns’ top sites, which would be difficult to fit into one day if traveling independently.
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from CairnsDay Trips

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

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This small-group tour includes transfers from your hotel or port to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where you will glide over the rainforest canopy as you make your way to Red Peak Station. From there explore the World Heritage listed rainforest before re-boarding the cableway to the Barron Falls. View the magnificent Barron Gorge and Barron Falls and visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre before re-boarding the cableway and making your way to Kuranda. I will meet you there and transport you to Kuranda village in the rainforest (if you prefer, take a five-minute walk). There you will have at least two hours to eat, shop and explore. Afterwards, I will take you to Kuranda Railway Station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey through the rainforest that takes you over 37 bridges & through 15 tunnels. From Freshwater Station you will be transferred back to your hotel or port. Alternatively, you may choose to travel onwards to Cairns Station and walk to your city accommodation.
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Private Daintree Wanderer TourPorts of Call Tours

Private Daintree Wanderer Tour

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This private tour is a fun and convenient way of visiting the Daintree Rainforest from Cairns, Palm Cove, or Port Douglas. You won’t have to worry about driving yourself as you’ll be transported via a private, air-conditioned minivan. Experience the natural beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site while learning all about the unique flora and fauna here from your guide. Stretch your legs on a guided walk, cruise on the Daintree River, and much more.
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Kuranda tour via Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic RailNature & Wildlife

Kuranda tour via Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Rail

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This small-group tour includes transfers from your port or hotel to the amazing Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where you will glide over the rainforest canopy as you make your way to Red Peak Station. From there explore the World Heritage listed rainforest before re-boarding to the Barron Falls. View the magnificent Barron Gorge, falls & visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre before re-boarding the cableway and making your way to Kuranda. You will be met there and transferred to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest (if you prefer, take a five-minute walk). There you will have two hours to eat, shop and explore. Afterwards, you will be taken to Kuranda Railway Station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey through the rainforest that takes you over 37 bridges and through 15 tunnels. From Freshwater Station you will be transferred back to your port or hotel, arriving about 4pm. Alternatively, you may stay on the train to Cairns Station and walk to the Cruise Liner Terminal.
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Blazing Saddles Horse Riding Nature & Wildlife

Blazing Saddles Horse Riding

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Our Horse-riding trails meander through beautiful bushland and rainforest, allowing you to get in amongst nature and experience it first hand. Our trails are perfect for absolute beginner riders through to the more experienced rider. We hand pick your horse for your particular skill level, provide you with a safety and introductory riding lesson and then split groups into skill levels so as to ensure you have a safe and fun horse riding experience. Our emphasis on safety is well known around these parts so please look through our safety accreditation from the Australian Horse Industry Council and other safety systems in place.
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Sights & Surrounds TourDay Trips

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Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Sights & Surrounds Tour

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Make the most of your time in port with this half-day city sightseeing tour of Cairns, including afternoon tea. Visit attractions like the St Monica's Cathedral, Flecker Botanical Gardens and Cairns waterfront and walk through the Barron Gorge National Park. This small-group shore excursion is limited to 20 people and is covered by Viator's worry-free policy, ensuring on-time return to your ship.
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Historic Village Herberton Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda Village and the Skyrail Rainforest CablewayNature & Wildlife

Historic Village Herberton Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda Village and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

This tour allows you to combine visits to the Heberton Historic Village, Kuranda Village, and a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in a single day trip from Cairns. Learn about the history, culture, and environment of the region through guided tours and exploring each site independently. Round-trip transportation from Cairns hotels and a light lunch are provided.
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Goldsborough Valley Tour: Drift Snorkel and PaddleOther Water Sports

Goldsborough Valley Tour: Drift Snorkel and Paddle

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Try Australia’s fastest growing water sport this holiday and hop on an eco-friendly stand-up paddleboard to explore the Goldsborough Valley from Cairns. Venture into the heart of Wooroonooran National Park, hike to Kearneys Falls, then glide down the Mulgrave River on a stand-up paddleboard. Jump off to swim or snorkel in the cool waters, then refuel with a delicious morning tea before being dropped back at your hotel.
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Cairns Full Day Tour Including Lake Barrine, Herberton and Granite Gorge Wallabies ParkDay Trips

Cairns Full Day Tour Including Lake Barrine, Herberton and Granite Gorge Wallabies Park

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Explore the historical and natural attractions of the Atherton Tablelands on this full-day tour from Cairns. Look for native wildlife in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed rain forest, see wallabies at Granite Gorge Nature Park, and take a boat cruise on Lake Barrine. Learn about Australia’s history at Herberton Historic Village, which features 50 original buildings and antique artifacts. Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Cairns is included.
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Great Barrier Reef Cruise, Kuranda Scenic Railway & Cape Tribulation Day TripMulti-day Tours

Great Barrier Reef Cruise, Kuranda Scenic Railway & Cape Tribulation Day Trip

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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 explore the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Combining the Cairns area's most popular attractions, this three-day super saver is perfect for first-time visitors to Queensland, plus represents a savings of 10%. From the coral beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to scenic views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and encounters with Australian wildlife, this sightseeing package is crammed with fun activities you'll never forget.
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Half Day Palm Cove, Crocs & LookoutsDay Trips

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Half Day Palm Cove, Crocs & Lookouts

Spend the morning exploring Palm Cove, Rex Lookout & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures with our family focused half day tour. We Supply Free Infant & Child Seats.
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Kuranda tour via Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic RailDay Trips

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Kuranda tour via Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail

This great value small-group tour includes transfers from your hotel or port to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where you will glide over the rainforest canopy on an amazing journey over the rainforest as you make your way to Kuranda. There are two stops on the way where you can explore the rainforest, Red Peak Station and Barron Falls. Visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre if you wish before boarding the cableway and completing your journey to Kuranda. After your time shopping and exploring in Kuranda, board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey through the rainforest that takes you over 37 bridges and through 15 tunnels. You will be met at Freshwater Station for your transfer back to your hotel or port, arriving approximately 4pm. Alternatively, you may choose to travel onwards to Cairns Station and walk to your city accommodation.
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Tableland Tasting TourDay Trips

Tableland Tasting Tour

This is a tour that showcases the best of both worlds that the Atherton Tablelands has to offer. A tasting tour that includes the sights of 3 spectacular waterfalls.
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