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Day Trips

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Cruises

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

Take a leisurely river cruise from Brisbane to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to meet native Australian wildlife up close. This half-day tour departs from bustling Southbank and cruises along the Brisbane River with views of iconic landmarks on the way to Lone Pine. Upon arrival, enjoy ample time to meet the animals. Observe the platypus, and watch animal shows that feature sheepdogs and birds of prey. A great experience for animal lovers.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Helicopter Tours

Sunlover Reef Cruises - Moore Reef Daily Outer Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns

Enjoy the natural delights of the Great Barrier Reef on an activity cruise from Cairns that gives you several ways to experience this renowned underwater world. After traveling by catamaran to a pontoon moored on the reef, you can observe marine life on a glass-bottom boat or semi-submersible vessel; go snorkeling to spot sea turtles; get your hands wet in the touch pool; upgrade to include a Seawalker Helmet dive; or upgrade to include an introductory or certified scuba dive. Snacks and a buffet lunch are included, and the pontoon is equipped with showers.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Overnight Tours

2-Day Fraser Island Tour from Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach

Named K’Gari (paradise) by the local Aborigines, Fraser Island features more than 100 freshwater lakes, extensive rainforest and giant sand dunes. Explore the island with an expert guide who leads rainforest walks at Pile Valley, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek and the Hammerstone Sandblow, and provides swimming opportunities at Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie, the Champagne Pools and Lake Wabby. Stay overnight at a lodge on Seventy-Five Mile Beach, see the Pinnacles and Maheno shipwreck, and have the option to book a scenic sightseeing flight on this fun and informative 2-day tour.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Nature & Wildlife

Australia Zoo by Croc Express Coach

Observe amazing animals from Down Under and around the world at the famous Australia Zoo—Home of the Crocodile Hunter! The legacy of Steve Irwin and his family, this conservation center aims to educate visitors about wildlife and help preserve endangered species for the future. Ride to the zoo from your Brisbane or Gold Coast hotel in an air-conditioned Croc Express coach, and enjoy hours of free time to browse the fantastic mammal, bird, and reptile exhibits. Watch supervised educational demonstrations by animal handlers.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Catamaran Cruises

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

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.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders and Aboriginal heritage of Australia’s tropical north on this full-day tour from Cairns. First, head to the Mossman Gorge to take part in a traditional smoke ceremony with the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people. Then, enjoy a close encounter with native wildlife on the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk and visit Cape Tribulation, the meeting point of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest. After lunch at Cape Trib Beach House, embark on a scenic cruise along the Daintree River (optional).
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Super Savers

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

From the Great Barrier Reef to the Daintree Rainforest, experience the best of tropical north Queensland on this Cairns Super Saver that combines three bestselling tours at one discounted price. Over three days, enjoy a snorkeling and scuba diving cruise on the barrier reef; ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway to admire views of the lush rainforest environment; and take a day trip to Cape Tribulation to see koalas and kangaroos at Wildlife Habitat and enjoy a boat ride on the Daintree River.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days
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Cultural Tours

Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

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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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

Experience the wildlife, mountains, sea and rainforest that define the Wet Tropics of Queensland on this diverse full-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Hand-feed kangaroos and observe other native creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and explore the World Heritage-listed biodiversity of Daintree National Park. Take a guided nature walk through the rain forest of Mossman Gorge, savor a delicious lunch at Cape Tribulation, swim in the Coral Sea and cruise down the beautiful Daintree River.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Sailing Trips

Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

Ride to the Low Isles on this Great Barrier Reef sailing and snorkeling cruise from Port Douglas. You'll enjoy a full day relaxing on white-sand beaches, snorkeling and sailing the reef in a glass-bottom boat. With an expert marine biologist as your guide, explore pristine tropical waters filled with marine life. You're served a buffet lunch by an attentive crew aboard a luxury catamaran, limited to 33 passengers.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Southern Great Barrier Reef Tour Including Lady Musgrave Island

Explore the Great Barrier Reef on a 3-day guided tour that includes a full day on Lady Musgrave Island, part of the southern portion of the Great Barrier Reef. Depending on the time of year, you can spot turtles and visit one of the world's largest turtle research centers, learn about turtle conservation, or look for humpback whales out on the water. After a cruise to Lady Musgrave Island, opt to snorkel, swim, or take a ride by glass-bottom (included), or try your hand at scuba diving. Round-trip transport from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, or Sunshine Coast, most meals, and a 2-night stay at an eco-friendly beachside resort in Bargara are included.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

Day Trips

Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast Including Kayaking and Sandboarding

Spend a blissful day on Moreton Island exploring the beaches, snorkel sites and enormous sand dunes during this full-day tour from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast. Travel with an experienced guide in a rugged 4-wheel drive vehicle, going from sea to sand as you snorkel at the Tangalooma Wrecks and kayak around the coral reef, then head inland to try sandboarding on the dunes. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach and soak in the tropical scenery of Moreton Island on this fun-filled tour.Please note: An additional cost of AU$50pp is to be paid in cash to your driver prior to departure to cover national park and ferry fees during this tour.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Day Trips

Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

Leave busy Brisbane for a full-day tour that showcases the natural beauty of North Stradbroke Island. Swim in the surf or freshwater lakes, take a short guided hike, view whales and other marine animals from the beach and coastal lookouts, visit small towns including historic Dunwich and Amity, and go in search of the island’s population of wild kangaroos and koalas. Your small-group tour has numbers limited to 21 people, which ensures a more personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Hervey Bay

Discover Fraser Island's highlights on a full-day tour with an experienced guide that includes time to swim in pristine lakes, hit the beach, and explore the rainforest. Visit iconic spots including Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Seventy-Five Mile Beach, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, the Maheno shipwreck and the Pinnacles. Learn about the animal and plant life both on land and in the ocean, where dolphins, dugong, sharks and humpback whales can be spotted. Depart early from Hervey Bay and travel by 4WD-vehicle on this comprehensive Fraser Island tour.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Full Day Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge Tour

Daintree Rainforest is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and one of the oldest rainforests in the world. With this tour, let someone else take care of logistics while you visit: get picked up in a luxury minivan from Port Douglas, spot crocodiles on a river cruise, have lunch at the rainforest resort, and visit Alexandra Lookout. Plus, get a chance to take a beach walk to the spot where the rainforest and Great Barrier Reef meet.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Air Tours

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Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight and Ocean Rafting Whitehaven Beach Day Trip

Combine two popular Australia destinations in one day: the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Following a scenic flight by fixed-wing aircraft, embark on an ocean rafting adventure to Whitehaven Beach. The bird’s-eye views, including Heart Reef, are unparalleled. A buffet lunch and snorkeling on the coral reef are included. Opt for more beach time with the Southern Lights tour or extra snorkeling with the Northern Exposure itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa

Explore the beauty of Fraser Island on a full-day tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach by purpose-built 4WD vehicle. Travel along the sandy highway; see ancient rain forests and the crystal clear Lake McKenzie; and discover what makes the island a World Heritage-listed site.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Helicopter Tours

Sand Cay Experience: Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight, Gourmet Picnic & Snorkel

The UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's natural wonders and a big draw for tourists. This helicopter tour offers the rare experience of feeling like you have it to yourself by transporting you to a secluded sand cay. Enjoy views of Green Island and Arlington Reef on your way to the cay where your pilot sets up sun loungers and snorkeling equipment for you to use during your free time ashore. Afterward, you return back over the reef to Cairns. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Multi-day Tours

5-Day Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef Tour

Immerse yourself in Australia’s natural wonders on a 5-day combination tour of Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. On Fraser Island, go four-wheeling on Seventy-Five Mile beach, hike in the rainforest, and splash at Eli Creek and Lake Birrabeen. Then, cruise to Lady Musgrave Island for snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October), watch the Mon Repos turtle conservation talk (November to March), or spot humpback whales (June to November). You can even add scuba diving and deep-sea fishing (additional expense). Round-trip transport from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, most meals, and accommodations included as you explore Queensland’s wilderness by day and relax at beach resorts by night.
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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days

Day Trips

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

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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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Snorkeling

Whitehaven Beach Cruise with BBQ Lunch, Hill Inlet Lookout, and Snorkeling

Take advantage of all Whitehaven Beach has to offer on this tour from Airlie Beach. Take a bush walk, go swimming, snorkel in the azure waters, ride on a glass-bottom boat, and enjoy a traditional Australian beach barbecue lunch. Round-trip transportation from your hotel in Airlie Beach included.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Rail Tours

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2 Day Great Barrier Reef and Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail Tour

Evolution is a brand-new purpose-built state of the art high-speed 35 metre catamaran, with a cruising speed of 30 knots, providing comfort and safety for a maximum of 180 passengers. Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a luxurious, fast and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef Destinations (Norman OR Saxon and Hastings Reef). Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensures a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience. Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland’s pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park this is one of the world’s great railway journeys. After free time in Kuranda, skim the Rainforest as you return via Skyrail Cableway.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing

Whitsundays Jet Ski Tour

From Airlie Beach hop on a jet ski tour of the Whitsunday Islands for an unforgettable experience of this tropical paradise. Zip past picturesque coves and beaches as you learn from your expert guide about the region. The tour options suit beginning and experienced riders, there are four to choose from all exploring the beauty of the Whitsundays. Numbers are limited to 20 people for a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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