Recent Searches
Clear

Top Cairns & the Tropical North Shore Excursions

Saved to wishlist!
Dates
Select Dates
Rail Tours
Rail Tours
Day Trips
Day Trips
Half-day Tours
Half-day Tours
Private and Luxury
Private and Luxury
Full-day Tours
Full-day Tours
Sightseeing Tours
Sightseeing Tours
4WD Tours
4WD Tours
On the Water
On the Water
Adventure Tours
Adventure Tours
Walking Tours
Walking Tours
Trolley Tours
Trolley Tours
City Tours
City Tours
Cultural Tours
Cultural Tours
Eco Tours
Eco Tours
Historical Tours
Historical Tours
Cable Car Tours
Cable Car Tours
Private Sightseeing Tours
Private Sightseeing Tours
Ports of Call Tours
Ports of Call Tours
Nature Walks
Nature Walks
Motor Sports
Motor Sports
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in Cairns & the Tropical North. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
US$0
US$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials
Sort by: Featured

Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

star-4.5
1547
If snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, don’t miss this day trip from Cairns. The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! You’ll visit 2 different locations on the barrier reef for the chance to see tropical marine life in the clear waters. Lunch is included onboard the boat, and you have the option to upgrade to include additional adventures such as introductory or certified scuba diving or a helicopter flight over this UNESCO World Heritage site. Both water sports enthusiasts and novices are welcome. Includes instruction and equipment provided by friendly and professional instructors.
More
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$143.00
From
US$143.00

Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns

star-5
652
Spend a day on the Great Barrier Reef at two different snorkel and dive sites on this luxury catamaran cruise from Cairns. Travel in style aboard a fast, comfortable catamaran to the outer edge Upolu Reef. Take an Adventure Snorkel & Glass Bottom Boat Tour through the highly protected no-fishing zone sites in the Marine Park. Refuel with a buffet lunch on board the catamaran before heading to your next destination, Upolu Cay reef. Enjoy the shallow azure blue waters surrounding this natural Coral Cay with both snorkeling or diving on offer. Be mesmerised by coral teeming with colourful fish.
More
  • 9 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$156.57
From
US$156.57

Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour

star-4.5
73
First time in Cairns? Discover the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north on this 5.5-hour sightseeing tour. Visit city attractions like the Flecker Botanical Gardens and St Monica's Cathedral, and stroll along the scenic Cairns waterfront. Indulge in a delicious Devonshire afternoon tea (included) taking in the stunning views from the jetty at Palm Cove before taking a short hike through the Barron Gorge National Park. For the full experience, upgrade to include a 2-hour morning cruise to Green Island in the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef marine park. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people.
More
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$64.67
From
US$64.67

Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns

Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns

star-5
444
Ensure a memorable experience on the Outer Great Barrier Reef on this full-day, all-inclusive cruise aboard a catamaran. Head for Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Outer Reef and plunge into the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef by snorkeling amongst its rich marine life. If you have selected the option, you can also include an introductory or certified dive. Includes morning and afternoon tea, as well as a buffet lunch.
More
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$168.67
From
US$168.67

Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

star-5
733
Tackle the grade II and III rapids of the Barron River on this adrenaline-pumping half-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Prepare to get wet and wild as you hurtle over the rapids, then float downstream past the jagged cliffs, plunging ravines and lush rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. Best of all: with gentle rapids and full instruction provided, this tour is suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$84.34
From
US$84.34

Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

star-5
1272
Go snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise from Cairns. Relax on board your 80-foot (25-meter) luxury catamaran as your captain sails to two exclusive locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel or dive, with full instruction provided by guides, and see an array of colorful fish, sea turtles, and corals. Your tour includes morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch, with additional beverages available for purchase.
More
  • 9 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$135.67
From
US$135.67

Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

star-4.5
249
Journey to the rain forest village of Kuranda via two unique transit options on this memorable full-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Skip the line and enjoy Gold Class service aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through lush mountain passes and waterfall gorges along the way. In the opposite direction, glide above the treetops in a gondola and soak up spectacular views of the mountains and coastline on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. In Kuranda, enjoy leisure time to explore the heritage markets, learn about aboriginal culture or interact with native wildlife.
More
  • 8 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$167.24
From
US$167.24

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

star-4.5
634
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.
More
  • 7 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$127.10
From
US$127.10

Classic Kuranda by Skyrail and Scenic Railway, Rainforestation & lunch. CKB

Classic Kuranda by Skyrail and Scenic Railway, Rainforestation & lunch. CKB

star-4.5
31
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.
More
  • 10 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$172.34
From
US$172.34

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Track Small Group Tour

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Track Small Group Tour

star-5
292
This is the Original Daintree Rainforest Tour, locally owned and operated for over 36 years! Embark on a packed full-day adventure to Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef. Spot crocodiles on a Daintree River cruise, learn about flora, fauna and the history of the Daintree on a guided boardwalk tour, take a 4WD ride through a World Heritage-listed rainforest on the rugged Bloomfield Track. One of the only tour operators who can travel on the Bloomfield Track due to the custom-made 4WD vehicles! You'll have free time at famous Cape Tribulation to take a guided walk and enjoy lunch. Then there is time to stop for a delicious homemade ice cream from the Daintree Ice-creamery before heading home. Group size is limited for a more personalized experience, and the tour includes round-trip transport from Cairns, Beaches and Port Douglas hotels.
More
  • 10 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$143.00
From
US$143.00

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour

star-4.5
343
Venture off-the-beaten-track and explore the UNESCO-listed wilderness of Australia’s tropical north on this full-day tour from Cairns. Journey along the Captain Cook Highway; take a guided hike through the Mossman Gorge and cool off with a dip in the Mossman River. After lunch (included), look out for crocodiles on a scenic cruise down the Daintree River, then continue to Cape Tribulation to trek through the Daintree Rainforest and enjoy magnificent views over the Great Barrier Reef. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a personalized experience.
More
  • 12 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$176.00
From
US$176.00

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

star-4
666
Explore the Great Barrier Reef and a lush island rain forest on this full-day catamaran tour to Green Island from Cairns. Create your own perfect day on this protected coral cay with a variety of activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, Seawalking, nature walks, and tours on a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to include a delicious buffet lunch on board the catamaran and/or a ride in a semi-submarine. It’s a fantastic way to discover the underwater wonders of the world’s most famous reef!
More
  • 8 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$70.40
From
US$70.40

Cairns National Park Rainforest and Waterfall Small Group Tour Shore Excursion
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Cairns National Park Rainforest and Waterfall Small Group Tour Shore Excursion

star-5
5
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.
More
  • 5 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$122.89
From
US$122.89

Kuranda tour via Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Rail - small group tour

Kuranda tour via Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Rail - small group tour

star-5
21
Glide over the worlds oldest rainforest on the magnificent Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and enjoy a fabulous rainforest boardwalk and the views of the spectacular Barron Gorge and Falls as you make your way to the charming rainforest village of Kuranda. Once there choose from a vast array of activities including local markets, arts and crafts, enjoy an encounter with animals or butterflies (fees apply) and enjoy a relaxing lunch (own expense) before joining the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway on a spectacular journey through 15 tunnels and over 37 bridges enjoying magnificent views as you make your way to Freshwater Station to be met and transferred to your hotel, arriving about 4pm.
More
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$124.60
From
US$124.60

Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns

star-5
281
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.
More
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$147.91
From
US$147.91

The Paronella Experience

The Paronella Experience

star-5
31
The only full experience tour Live commentary, storytelling & audio podcast Afternoon tea on the beach Cassowary wildlife spotting and stargazing Private tour of park and Hydro Power Station Free pick up and drop off from/to selected pick up zones  Impressive evening light show with music Dinner with a Country pub experience
More
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$122.03
From
US$122.03

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

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

star-5
18
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.
More
  • 12 hours
  • iconEnglish
From
US$990.02
per group
From
US$990.02
per group

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

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

star-5
15
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.
More
  • 5 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$673.89
per group
From
US$673.89
per group

Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Sights & Surrounds Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Sights & Surrounds Tour

star-4.5
9
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.
More
  • 5 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$64.67
From
US$64.67

Goldsborough Valley Tour: Stand up Paddle through sacred lands
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Goldsborough Valley Tour: Stand up Paddle through sacred lands

star-5
9
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.
More
  • 6 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$74.46
From
US$74.46

Private Daintree Wanderer Tour

Private Daintree Wanderer Tour

star-5
5
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.
More
  • 9 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$513.34
Price varies by group size
From
US$513.34
Price varies by group size

Kuranda tour via bus and Kuranda Scenic Rail

Kuranda tour via bus and Kuranda Scenic Rail

star-5
3
This small-group tour of Kuranda will take you to many of the area’s highlights while being more affordable than pricey private tours. After a brief village tour to get your bearings, spend three hours exploring Kuranda at your leisure, so you can see and do exactly what you want. This is followed by a ride on the unmissable Kuranda Scenic Railway, a feat of engineering through the rainforest.
More
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$87.27
From
US$87.27

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures (ex Cairns)

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures (ex Cairns)

From the cute and cuddly to the gentle giants, get up close and personal while exploring 10 hectares of wildlife sanctuary at Hartley's crocodile adventures.
More
  • 4 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$86.54
From
US$86.54

Private Tour to Paronella Park, Historic Village Herberton and wild life Wallaby

Private Tour to Paronella Park, Historic Village Herberton and wild life Wallaby

This full-day tour from Cairns allows you to visit Paronella Park, Herberton Village, and Granite Gorge in a single day. Round-trip transportation from central Cairns, as well as a light lunch, are included.
More
  • 10 hours
  • iconEnglish
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$330.01
From
US$330.01

Filters

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the best Shore Excursions in Cairns & the Tropical North?
Q:
What Shore Excursions in Cairns & the Tropical North are taking additional safety precautions?
Q:
What Shore Excursions in Cairns & the Tropical North are good for avoiding crowds?

icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785
chat-bubblesChat now