Great Barrier Reef Stay

Stateroom Liveaboard

Cairns best liveaboard rated unbeatable on service and value Staying on Australias Great Barrier Reef is the number one thing to do in Australia

Cairns Tour Packages

Top Deck Club Reef Day Cruise

Experience our Top Deck Club Great Barrier Reef Experience includes your own valet for the day, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and 2 spectacular reef locations

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Tropical Bliss 3 Day Getaway

Our 3 day tour will take you on an exciting journey visiting North Queensland's best, the Daintree Rainforest, The Atherton Tablelands and the Great Barrier...

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Lizard Island

Access this beautiful island via scenic flight and enjoy a full six hours to explore this pristine national park without any crowds.

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Cairns Wildlife Dome

Cairns City Zoo at the top of the Reef Casino. You can get your photo taken with a koala. Meet some of our Aussie animals!

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Cairns Aquarium

Discover over 16,000 creatures from the reef and rainforest by immersing yourself in the 5 unique habitats which are on display.

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Fitzroy Island Ferry

Fitzroy Island Ferry This full-day trip takes you to beautiful Fitzroy Island where you can swim, snorkel and hike to the lighthouse!

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Great Barrier Reef Stay

Stateroom Liveaboard

Cairns best liveaboard rated unbeatable on service and value Staying on Australias Great Barrier Reef is the number one thing to do in Australia

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Top Deck Club Liveaboard

Experience the best with a luxurious liveaboard cruise and fantastic service on the Great Barrier Reef. Make your holiday the best it can be

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Green Island Resort

Green Island Resort Stay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef enjoy a tropical island paradise, relax on the beach, be pampered in the island spa

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North Queensland Getaway

Great Barrier Reef liveaboard, Daintree rainforest, Outback and Chillagoe Caves package. Explore limestone caves, discover the oldest tropical rainforest and stay on the Reef.

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Action Getaway

Great Barrier Reef liveaboard rafting on the mighty Tully river and an overnight stay in the beautiful Cape Tribulation See the best the tropical north

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Reef and Island Getaway

Imagine sleeping on Australia's Great Barrier Reef! This awesome package includes Australia's best Great Barrier Reef liveaboard and one night on tropical Green Island.

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Cairns Tour Has The Best North Queensland Adventures

Cairns Tours welcome to your guide of the best things to do and see in Cairns,

There really is so much to see and do the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands, Port Douglas Outback and more

From relaxation to adventure, sights to take your breath away and memories to last a lifetime – we have it all!

Adventure and vibrancy are on offer in Cairns and the surrounding areas, with an intimate welcome and a cosmopolitan city that will feel like home after just a few days.

Spas, outdoor pursuits or fine dining, Cairns has it all.

Whether you are travelling solo, backpacking with friends, honeymooning or away with the family, this region has something to offer absolutely everyone.

Cairns

Best known for its tropical climate, Cairns is a popular tourist destination for visitors.

Those wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef will often use Cairns as the starting point.

Sailing, diving and snorkeling are all high on the agenda for visitors.

Like much of Australia, Cairns offers a laid back atmosphere, beautiful sunsets and stunning weather. What is not to like?

Situated on a coastal strip on the east coast, the city is close to the Great Barrier Reef, The wet Tropics of Queensland and the Atherton Tablelands, which makes Cairns a great addition to any traveller’s plans.

Cairns Climate

Cairns has a green season and tropical monsoons from November to May and the best time to visit is June to October.

Cairns Average Temperature
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Getting to Cairns

Cairns Airport is located only 6 km from the centre of the city.  All the major domestic airlines QantasVirgin, JetstarTiger fly here together with a great choice of international airlines including  Silk , Cathay Pacific , Air Niugini, Hong Kong Airlines, and Air New Zealand  with new routes coming online regularly.

Taxis, buses and Uber are all available from the airport for transfers to Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas.

Cairns is also a bustling port for cruise ships playing host to over 100 cruise ships stops through the region each year.

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Air Access to Cairns

Cairns Tour Discover the Best Things to See and Do

  • Explore the sea. Sign up to a scuba or snorkeling lesson and explore the amazing ocean life, which Cairns and nearby areas are renowned for.
  • Indigenous Cultural Activities where you can immerse yourself into the cultural history of our rainforest people.
  • Cairns Esplanade is the place to go for bars and restaurants at night, as well as its saltwater swimming lagoon with barbecue areas for the day. For nightlife lovers, visit the lively clubs and bars of Lake Street.
  • Daintree Rainforest – the oldest rainforest on the planet.
  • With great sea life, comes great fishing spots! Cairns offers them in abundance. Many operators can show you the ropes and regulations when it comes to fishing in Cairns or for the inexperienced or new angler; there is plenty of Barramundi to catch!
  • Local markets offer local arts, crafts and produce. Visit Saturday Esplanade market for some great jewelry, beauty products and clothing finds. Other markets include Palm Cove, Holloway Beach, Tanks Market and Rusty’s. Get your retail therapy in.
  • It’s not just sea adventures on offer for the thrill seekers. Why not try out the white water rafting on the Barron or Tully River?
  • Still wanting more? There’s horse riding, quad biking, hang gliding, bungy jumping, to name but a few.

What’s Nearby?

With two of the world’s wonders – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest – on the doorstep, Cairns makes the perfect base for any explorer.

Here are just some of the places to visit nearby…

  • Fitzroy Island and Green Island are both National Parks located a ferry ride east of Cairns. Here you can hike, kayak, scuba dive, snorkel or just soak up the atmosphere of the natural beauty and wildlife of unspoilt Australia.
  • 135 million years old, the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest is a must see. The oldest lowland rainforest on the planet offers a great chance to see rare animals and is just a day trip away from central Cairns.
  • Port Douglas is a small seaside coastal village and a favorite holiday spot for celebrities, world leaders and travelers alike.  Port Douglas is renowned for its casual cafes and five-star restaurants, unique boutiques and Four Mile Beach.
  • For a different experience to Cairns, take a visit to the highlands – the Atherton Tablelands. A journey here will see you set 1000 metres above sea level and exploring the cooler climate and the quaint town shops and local produce on sale.

Top local attractions and must see places

Kuranda Scenic Rail

Waterfalls, bridges and tunnels through the rainforest … take a trip on the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a breath taking two-hour journey through Barron Gorge National Park.

Rainforestation Nature Park

Rainforestation Nature Park offers native Australian wildlife and conservation, indigenous cultural and a World Heritage listed rainforest on 100 acres (40 hectares of land. It’s not award-winning for nothing!

Paronella Park

Located on 13 acres of rainforest, these heritage gardens are situated by Mena Creek Falls. It was built in the 1930’s by Spanish José Paronella and is a unique tourist attraction to the ruins and gardens that have lasted the test of natural disasters.

Granite Gorge Nature Park

Popular for campers and hikers, the park is privately owned and offers natural volcanic scenery and landscape to enjoy and explore.

Mt Mulligan Escarpment

Mount Mulligan was once a busy coal mining town and home to a disaster in 1921, when an explosion killed 75 miners.

Mareeba Wetlands

5000 acres of tropical Savannah and wetland reserve, with its many wetland creatures and a unique conservation environment.

Yungaburra

Yungaburra, a popular tourist destination, is one of the oldest towns in the Tablelands and a village full of charm.

Lake Eacham

Take a stop on your trip for a picnic and swim in Lake Eacham, situated in Lake Eacham National Park – made 12,000 years ago from volcanic magma.

Discover North Queensland

Cairns Wildlife Dome

Cairns City Zoo at the top of the Reef Casino. You can get your photo taken with a koala. Meet some of our Aussie animals!

Mamu Tropical Skywalk

Not only beautiful but sustainable too! You will explore the rainforest from the floor to the canopy and experience breathtaking views from this canopy boardwalk

Cairns Aquarium

Discover over 16,000 creatures from the reef and rainforest by immersing yourself in the 5 unique habitats which are on display.

Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome

Cairns Zoom is an awesome adventure ropes course that is great for the whole family don't miss the chance to zoom over the crocodile pit

Paronella Park

The Spanish Castle in the Rainforest Spread over 5 Hectares Jose Paronella began construction of his labour of love in the early 1930s

Australian Indigenous Experience

See the world’s oldest living culture brought to life through traditional dance, art, and interactive demonstrations.

Fitzroy Island Ferry

Fitzroy Island Ferry This full-day trip takes you to beautiful Fitzroy Island where you can swim, snorkel and hike to the lighthouse!

Cairns Sight Seeing

The ultimate “City Sights” tour of Cairns and its spectacular tropical environs Offering so much more than the usual City tours this truly rewarding afternoon.

Cairns Estuary Fishing and Crabbing

Enjoy a great morning or afternoon Fishing and Crabbing in the calm waters of our Cairns Estuary Trinity Inlet which is surrounded by lush greenery.

Cairns Ultimate Dinner Cruise

A Cairns Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to relax and take in the views of the Cairns city lights and Trinity Inlet

Estuary Fishing Cairns

Estuary Fishing Cairns. Catch barramundi, mangrove jack, queenfish, fingermark, trevally, salmon and more hard fighting tropical species.

Green Island Reef Cruise

Green Island Reef Cruise options for both full or half day spend a lovely day options for snorkeling relaxing on the beach walking and more

Cairns Skyrail

Cairns Skyrail gives you a whole new perspective of North Queensland's rainforest. With an amazing boardwalk tour and the village to explore.

Half Day Rafting Barron River

A fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. It’s fun, exciting and exhilarating, suitable for all the family.

Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise

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Cairns favourite budget tour to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Best crew, unlimited snorkelling, BBQ lunch, 2 locations and boomnetting

Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour

Jump aboard Gus the Wonder Bus for an unforgettable day in the spectacular Atherton Tablelands region Swim under pristine waterfalls surrounded by lush rainforest