Welcome to Cairns – a laidback town in Tropical North Queensland and your gateway to some of Australia’s best-known attractions. From here you can explore two World Heritage Listed destinations, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Day trips from Cairns offer the chance to relax on tropical islands, splash under serene waterfalls and much more!From the chasing waterfalls on the Atherton Tablelands, to finding Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef, there’s a day tour for everyone from Cairns. Enjoy a historical train journey in Kuranda or relax underneath the palm trees of Green Island. Wildlife lovers will relish the opportunity to observe some of the unique Australian wildlife that is found in the region including cassowaries, turtles and tree kangaroos.
The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland is the largest coral reef ecosystem on earth and one of the best managed marine areas in the world. The unique qualities of this property were recognized in 1981 when it was inscribed on the World Heritage List. It’s home to countless species of colourful fish, starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks.
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Port Douglas is a picturesque seaside village, set alongside the spectacular Four Mile Beach, which holds a vibrant atmosphere of tropical style and sophistication. Just an hour’s drive from Cairns, Port Douglas offers holidaymakers natural beauty and a warm, balmy climate that attracts visitors at any time of the year. Port Douglas is a favourite international destination, with snorkelling and boat tours departing directly from the local marina to discover the wonders Great Barrier Reef.
Cross the Daintree River and begin exploring the dense lush forest and fresh flowing creeks that make the Daintree Rainforest so special. Enjoy the spectacular views from lookout points to admire where the two World Heritage-listed sites exist side by side – Daintree and The Great Barrier Reef! Take a wildlife spotting cruise to observe crocodiles as they laze about on the riverbanks or wander down to the beach at Cape Tribulation to enjoy the peaceful serenity of where the Coral Sea meets the rainforest.
A Cairns city tour is a great way to explore this sun-drenched and remarkable region. Our spectacular Cairns day tours and trips are perfect for discovering everything that this beautiful region has to offer, including its spectacular beaches, scenic lookouts, and wonderful wildlife.
In addition to exciting Cairns reef tours, we offer a 5-hour Cairns city tour that lets you experience all of the region’s highlights from the comfort of a luxurious air-conditioned coach. On our Cairns day tours, you can encounter heritage buildings, enjoy panoramic views from Copperlode Lookout, and make a stop at the beautiful Flecker Botanic Gardens. Other Cairn tour highlights can include:
- A guided stroll through the remarkable Flecker Botanical Gardens
- St. Monica’s Cathedral
- An exploration of the Cairns CBD
- A visit to Surprise Creek Waterfall located in Barron Gorge
- Afternoon tea at Motza’s Deli in Edge Hill
- Stunning views from Cairns’ best scenic lookouts
- Palm Cove
- Afternoon tea of fresh scones and locally grown tea, coffee or hot chocolate
Other Day Trips from Cairns
Another exciting Cairn’s activity is a Green Island day tour where you can discover lush tropical rainforest, explore pristine white sand beaches, and encounter amazing wildlife. Last Minute Day Tours offers a complimentary door-to-door pick up service from the majority of Cairn’s inner city accommodation providers, or from a convenient near-by location.
If you’re interested in exploring this sunny slice of paradise, book a Cairns tour online today! You can also call us on 1300 242 488 to find out more about our Cairns city tours, reef tours and other available options.