Cairns is one of Australia’s best tropical getaways with multiple day trips to do nearby.

You can spend five days in Cairns and go snorkelling, look for wildlife, see stunning waterfalls, and go on river cruises.

One of the best and easiest ways to spend your time in Cairns is by booking day tours.

Fitzroy Island

Take a 45 minute ferry from Cairns and find yourself on a beautiful rainforest island. Fitzroy Island has beautiful beaches and shallow waters to enjoy a swim.

Aside from the beaches, Fitzroy Island is one of the biggest rainforest islands! So, there is plenty more to do inland within the rainforest. You can go on a walk, sit down at a cafe, and visit many other attractions like the Secret Garden.

Booking a tour on Fitzroy Island gives you the freedom to explore how you’d like before heading back to Cairns.

Great Barrier Reef

There’s no trip to Cairns without visiting the incredible Great Barrier Reef and doing a tour. The most popular activity you can do is snorkelling where you can discover many different coral and marine life. Or you can explore further in the water and go scuba diving.

But if getting into the water isn’t quite your activity, you can go on the semi submarine and still see underwater without getting wet!

Atherton Tablelands

When going to Atherton Tablelands, expect to see magnificent waterfalls on the tour. You’ll see incredible waterfalls like Millaa Millaa Falls and Josephine Falls. When viewing the waterfalls, you can take a dip in the water and cool down!

You can also find the biggest tree in Queensland, the Curtain Fig Tree. While you’re walking through Atherton Tablelands, keep a look out for kangaroos, platypi, and cassowaries.

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation is a special place as it’s where two UNESCO World Heritage Sites meet. The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Enjoy the day relaxing on the tropical beaches while overlooking the reef.

If you book this tour, you’ll be making a stop at Port Douglas and walking or swimming at Four Mile Beach. You will also explore parts of the Daintree Rainforest and go on a thrilling river cruise.

Daintree Rainforest

If you’re someone who loves the rainforest there is a two day tour exploring Daintree Rainforest and also Cape Tribulation.

You’ll be walking through the oldest rainforest in the world when in Daintree Rainforest! There are many walks you can do, one being a guided night walk through the rainforest.

A highlight to do in the Daintree is the Daintree River Cruise and spot wildlife in the water or on the riverbanks.

A great way to get to these beautiful destinations is by booking tours. If there’s one that doesn’t interest you, you can spend your day in Cairns and explore the city. You might look around the local shops or spend the day at one of the many beaches near the city.

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