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Green Island HALF Day Trip from CairnsDay Cruises

Green Island HALF Day Trip from Cairns

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Discover the treasures of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on this half-day tour to the lush paradise of Green Island, a protected coral cay. Cruise from Cairns aboard a luxury catamaran and enjoy ample time on the island to spend as you wish. Observe the underwater world where you might spot giant clams, tropical fish, and coral gardens aboard a glass-bottom boat, snorkeling, or upgrade to a semi-submarine tour. You can also explore the emerald rain forest on walking tracks or simply soak up the sun on sandy beaches.
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Green Island HALF Day Trip from Cairns with City TransfersSnorkeling

Green Island HALF Day Trip from Cairns with City Transfers

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Explore the tropical paradise of Green Island on a half day trip from Cairns. Enjoy around two hours exploring the Great Barrier Reef island with time to snorkel and take a glass-bottom boat. You can even take an optional semi-submarine tour to get close to the reef without getting wet.
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Kuranda Village Day Trip from Cairns With Optional Scenic Railway and SkyrailDay Trips

Kuranda Village Day Trip from Cairns With Optional Scenic Railway and Skyrail

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Explore the wild landscapes and UNESCO-listed rainforests of Far North Queensland on this full-day tour of Kuranda from Cairns. Browse the handicrafts markets of Kuranda village, cruise along the Barron River (extra cost) or enjoy a short hike in the Barron Gorge National Park. For the full experience, upgrade to include a scenic transfer by train and a thrilling ride on the Skyrail cable car. Many options are available with this tour.
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from CairnsDay Trips

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

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Take a day trip from Cairns to Kuranda on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and return via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Alternatively, make the 1-way journey by railway and return by skyrail. Enjoy a tranquil ride as you soar above the rainforest canopy, with views from Cairns all the way to the Great Barrier Reef, and spend free time in Kuranda Village. If you wish, upgrade your transport with admission to the Rainforestation Nature Park or Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park — the latter option with or without lunch.
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40-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from CairnsLuxury Tours

40-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

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Get a rounder perspective of the Great Barrier Reef by viewing it from the air on this scenic flight from Cairns. Soaring over the UNESCO-listed reef allows you to take in its colors and appreciate its vastness. Enjoy unobstructed photo opportunities from your window seat as you take in such sights as Green Island, Upolu Cay, Vlassof Cay, and Michaelmas Reef. Includes pickup and drop-off from your Cairns hotel.
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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Day Trip from CairnsHalf-day Tours

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Day Trip from Cairns

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Immerse yourself in traditional Australian culture with a half- or full-day tour of the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park from Cairns. Get hands-on as you master boomerang or spear throwing, try basket weaving or take a didgeridoo lesson, then tuck into a delicious buffet lunch (not included). That’s not all: you’ll also get chance to learn about bush tucker and herbal medicines, hear Dreamtime stories from Aboriginal performers and be entertained with traditional art, dance and handicraft demonstrations.
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Uncle Brian's - Fun, Falls and Forests Day Trip from CairnsDay Trips

Uncle Brian's - Fun, Falls and Forests Day Trip from Cairns

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Get an overview of the Atherton Tablelands region on a comprehensive day tour from Cairns. With a guide to show you the best spots, such as crater lakes, rain forest hikes, and waterfall swims, learn about the ecology and geology of the region. Highlights include Lake Eacham, Milla Milla Falls, Josephine Falls, and Babinda Boulders. A 2-course lunch, national park fees, and round-trip transportation from central Cairns accommodations included.
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Cruise out and Cruise return, plus 10 minute Scenic Flight Day Cruises

Cruise out and Cruise return, plus 10 minute Scenic Flight

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Experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef from above, with an exhilarating helicopter flight over picturesque reef systems and up close onboard luxury vessel, Evolution. be treated to an Aussie BBQ lunch and snorkelling to discover the mysteries of the underwater world. Activities available onboard at an extra cost include scuba diving (for beginners and experienced divers) and coral viewing from the semi-submersible.
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Kuranda Wildlife ExperienceAttraction Tickets

Kuranda Wildlife Experience

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See Koala's, wombats, see rare and endangered Bilby, Quokka, and much more. Walk in a free flight aviary to see over 60 species of beautiful Australian and exotic tropical birds. See more than 1500 superb tropical butterflies including the spectacular Ulysses butterflies.
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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from CairnsHalf-day Tours

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

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Get a bird’s-eye perspective of Tropical North Queensland on an unforgettable hot air balloon flight at sunrise. Soar over the Atherton Tablelands as golden sunlight breaks across beautiful farmlands, rivers, and forests. Choose the duration of your flights and enjoy pickup and drop-off from your Cairns, Northern Beaches, or Palm Cove hotel. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful way to start your day!
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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from CairnsFull-day Tours

30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

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Enjoy incredible views of the Great Barrier Reef from the air during a 30-minute scenic flight from Cairns. See highlights such as Green Island, Upolu Cay, Oyster Reef, Arlington Reef, Vlassof Reef and Michaelmas Reef, taking in the sights as your guide points out the landmarks below. You also fly over Cape Grafton, False Cape, Double Island and Palm Cove and other Northern Beaches, with the route changing depending on the day’s conditions. Everyone has a window seat, allowing unobstructed viewing of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed natural wonder.
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Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and RainforestationDay Trips

Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

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Experience the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kuranda Rainforest on a full-day tour from Cairns. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda where you first visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, the largest flight aviary in Australia. Tour the Rainforestation Nature Park in an amphibious Army Duck vehicle, then see koalas, dingoes and more at the Koala and Wildlife Park. Take a dreamtime walk with a Pamagirri guide for the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, then feast on an Australian barbecue buffet lunch. Finally, return to Cairns on the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day TourDay Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour

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See snapping crocs in action on this half-day tour to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Departing from Cairns or Palm Cove, explore the five different zones of this eco-park and working crocodile farm, including a narrated boat tour through a coastal lagoon. Stroll along elevated boardwalks to observe cassowaries, turtles, lizards, and koalas, and admire the mighty stars of the attraction at the thrilling Crocodile Attack Show.
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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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Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from CairnsDay Trips

Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns

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Experience Australia’s natural beauty up-close on a thrilling half-day 4WD adventure from Cairns. Venture off-road in the Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park, and witness the startling contrasts of tropical rainforest, savannah, and rugged mountains, as you drive along the Great Dividing Range. Stop along the way to snap photos of Lake Morris, Copperlode Dam and Surprise Falls; enjoy views of the Great Barrier Reef from Lamb Range; and stand before the mighty Barron Falls. This small-group tour is limited to 13 people for a personalized experience.
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Cairns 4WD Rainforest Waterfall Tour Including a Great Barrier Reef Island TourDay Trips

Cairns 4WD Rainforest Waterfall Tour Including a Great Barrier Reef Island Tour

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Journey from reef to rainforest on this action-packed full-day tour from Cairns. First cruise out to Green Island at the heart of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef and marvel at the marine life as you swim, snorkel or glide around the reef on a glass-bottom boat. Then, embark on a thrilling 4WD adventure in the Barron Gorge National Park and admire dramatic views of the Barron Falls, Kuranda Mountains and the Coral Sea coast.
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Classic Kuranda by Skyrail and Scenic Railway Including Rainforestation, Koala and Wildlife Park and Pamagirri Aboriginal ExperienceDay Trips

Classic Kuranda by Skyrail and Scenic Railway Including Rainforestation, Koala and Wildlife Park and Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kuranda Rainforest and observe native Australian wildlife on a full-day tour from Cairns. View the rain forest as you ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in a gondola. Tour the Rainforestation Nature Park in an amphibious Army Duck vehicle that offers another vantage point on the forest, visit the koalas, kangaroos and other critters at the Koala and Wildlife Park. Learn about Aboriginal culture at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. After a classic Aussie barbecue lunch, take the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns.
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from CairnsDay Trips

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the lush beauty, amazing wildlife and rich heritage of Tropical North Queensland on this customizable full-day trip to Kuranda from Cairns. Travel to this enchanting rain forest village aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, and choose from a variety of activities including visits to the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Rainforestation Nature Park. Hang out with koalas and exotic birds, browse local markets and opt to include a delicious buffet lunch. At the end of the day, glide through the treetops back to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
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Cairns Ninebot Tour, The Next Generation SegwayFull-day Tours

Cairns Ninebot Tour, The Next Generation Segway

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See the sights of Cairns during a 90-minute motorized tour that uses the Ninebot, the newest generation of Segway. Start with a Ninebot orientation from your expert guide, then head off along the Cairns Esplanade to begin your tour. Cruise over to Trinity Inlet and the Aboriginal community of Yarabah, followed by the Cairns Botanical Gardens and Centenary Lakes. Look for wildlife as you pass a salt water creek, mangrove swamps and wetlands, learning about local plants, animals and history along the way.
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Wildlife Encounter Day Trip from CairnsDay Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Wildlife Encounter Day Trip from Cairns

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Enjoy an unforgettable animal encounter with a visit to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures from Cairns. Brave a face-to-face meeting with menacing crocodiles or hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies with guidance and supervision from the friendly staff, then get up-close to other Aussie creatures like Koala's, cassowaries, quolls and snakes. Best of all, your self-guided tour includes entrance tickets, hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Cairns.
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Paronella Park, Mamu Skywalk, Waterfalls, Rainforest, and Wildlife Day to Night Tour from CairnsDay Trips

Paronella Park, Mamu Skywalk, Waterfalls, Rainforest, and Wildlife Day to Night Tour from Cairns

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Uncover the mysteries of the rain forest by day and night on this unique 8-hour tour of Paronella Park, including hotel pick-up from Cairns. Enjoy unbeatable views of the UNESCO-listed rain forest as you walk the Mamu Tropical Skywalk, then head to Paronella Park to spot colorful birds and butterflies, and cool off with a swim at Josephine Falls. After a delicious dinner at a local restaurant (if option selected), head back to the park after nightfall to discover the beautifully illuminated waterfalls and nocturnal wildlife.
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Cairns City Tour Half-day Tours

Cairns City Tour

Cairns is amazing Town steeped in History. Famous not only for its Reef and Rainforest but also for its early history and the trials and tribulations of the early settlers. Your tour not only encompasses the natural environment of Cairns and it’s surrounds but some of its early history and architecture. Kuranda Skyrail and the Historical Train can be included by prior arrangement.
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Half Day Palm Cove, Crocs & LookoutsDay Trips

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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Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Sights & Surrounds TourDay Trips

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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