Cairns Tours - Day Tours, Cultural Tours & Sightseeing

A great way to see Cairns is with an experienced tour guide as they can provide you with insightful information and take you to places you might not have seen otherwise.

You can stay in Cairns and see a whole bunch of things or only travel 30 minutes by train, boat or tour bus to a whole range of destinations including the Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef and the Atherton Tablelands. You can also travel a little further away and see Cape Tribulation, Daintree River and the Bloomfield Track.

There are helicopter tours, river cruises, bus-a-bouts and boat charters so you'll be able to see a wide variety of wildlife, plants and marine life. And the best thing is there will be someone to tell you exactly what you're looking at!

Cultural Tours  |  Day Tours  |  Multi-Day Trips

 

Cairns Cultural and Heritage Tours

Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai by Night Tour including Buffet Dinner

Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai by Night Tour including Buffet Dinner

More InfoCome and join the traditional people of Australia in a special evening of Aboriginal culture. Tjapukai means rainforest and on this engaging cultural tour you'll hear the story of the Tjapukai people, watch theatrical performances, join in interactive activities and learn the traditonal customs of the rainforest and its people.

 

Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

More InfoExperience Australia's rich Aboriginal history and culture on this hands-on full-day adventure tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Learn traditional Aboriginal hunting and gathering techniques as you walk along ancient ancestral trails searching for crabs, fish and mussels. This exciting, interactive tour through the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest provides a great insight into Australia's indigenous heritage and combines culture and nature with lots of fun. With a maximum of 18 participants, this tour provides a fun-filled small-group experience.

 

Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

More InfoExplore the historic township of Cooktown as you drive through the magical World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park and the famous Bloomfield Track on this 4WD tour from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. The journey is just as spectacular as the destination. You'll venture into rainforest, the outback and cross the Daintree River before reaching Cooktown, home of Australia's first European settlement, where you'll have free time to visit the James Cook Museum (optional).

 

2-Day Cooktown 4WD Small-Group Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

2-Day Cooktown 4WD Small-Group Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

More InfoDiscover Australia's Aboriginal culture and explore the rugged beauty of the Lower Cape on this 2-day Cooktown small-group tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. You'll drive through the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park and the famous Bloomfield Track by 4WD, take a journey with the traditional Aboriginal story-teller of the Nugal-warra clan and see his ancestral ancient rock art. The tour includes overnight accommodation in Cooktown, Australia's first non-indigenous settlement.

 

Aboriginal Dreamtime Walk, Daintree River Crocodile Cruise and Fruit Farm Day Trip

Aboriginal Dreamtime Walk, Daintree River Crocodile Cruise and Fruit Farm Day Trip

More InfoYou've done the reef now spend a leisurely day exploring the rainforest on a Daintree day trip from Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas. You'll start your day with a gentle rainforest walk around Mossman Gorge led by a local Aboriginal guide. Enjoy lunch at secluded Silky Oaks Lodge before continuing your Daintree day trip with a croc-spotting cruise on the river. You'll also get to try some locally grown tropical fruit at an exotic fruit orchard and take a short tour of stunning Port Douglas.

 

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Entry Ticket

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Entry Ticket

More InfoDiscover the living history of Australia’s indigenous Tjapukai people -- the people of the rainforest -- at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in Cairns. Immerse yourself in traditional Tjapukai culture and learn to play a didgeridoo, throw a spear and catch a boomerang. One of the world's oldest living cultures is brought to life by Aboriginal dance performances, storytelling and various interactive crafts and activities. Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park will provide a unique insight into the traditional way of life as told by the Aboriginal people.

 

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Cairns and Tropical North Queensland Day Trips

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

More InfoExperience the rainforest beauty of Far North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Cairns. Ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and choose from a variety of options including the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.

 

Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise

Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise

More InfoHit the rails, the rainforest, the sky and the reef in an action-packed day trip from Cairns! You'll take the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns, go shopping in the Kuranda Markets, ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, soar over the Great Barrier Reef on a scenic helicopter tour, take a lunchtime cruise on the reef, then spend the afternoon swimming, snorkeling or diving before cruising back to Cairns. What a rewarding day out!

 

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

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

More InfoTake a day trip from Cairns along one of Australia's most scenic coastal roads to Daintree National Park. Along the way you'll visit Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Walk through Mossman George National Park, , take a cruise on the Daintree River then explore Cape Tribulation on a guided rainforest walk.

 

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

More InfoEnjoy the tranquility of the rainforest as you soar above the canopy aboard the Skyrail on a day trip to Kuranda from Cairns. Choose from a variety of options including Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.

 

Daintree and Cape Tribulation 4WD Tour from Cairns

Daintree and Cape Tribulation 4WD Tour from Cairns

More InfoExplore the Daintree National Park, one of the world's oldest rainforests, the tour includes a guided board walk through dense rainforest, a trip up the Rainforest Canopy Tower, a walk along the pristine white sands of Cape Tribulation Beach and a wildlife-spotting cruise along the Daintree River, keep your eyes peeled for the elusive saltwater crocodile.

 

Cape Tribulation, Daintree River Cruise and Bloomfield Track Small Group Tour

Cape Tribulation, Daintree River Cruise and Bloomfield Track Small Group Tour

More InfoTake a day trip from Cairns or Port Douglas to cruise the Daintree River and explore the Cape Tribulation rainforest. You'll have free time at Cape Tribulation to take a guided walk, drive the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track and go for a swim in the Coral Sea.

 

Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

More InfoEscape to Fitzroy Island, a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef located only 45 minutes by high-speed ferry from Cairns. Spend your day doing as much or as little as you please; relax on the beach, swim and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, take a glass bottom boat tour – the choice is yours. You have the option to include only the round-trip ferry from Cairns, or to make the most of your day on Fitzroy Island, select the Activity Pass option which includes snorkeling gear, stinger suit, a glass-bottom boat tour, the use of stand-up paddle boards, paddle ski’s, the floating trampoline and a delicious picnic lunch.

 

Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

More InfoExperience Australia's rich Aboriginal history and culture on this hands-on full-day adventure tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Learn traditional Aboriginal hunting and gathering techniques as you walk along ancient ancestral trails searching for crabs, fish and mussels. This exciting, interactive tour through the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest provides a great insight into Australia's indigenous heritage and combines culture and nature with lots of fun. With a maximum of 18 participants, this tour provides a fun-filled small-group experience.

 

Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

More InfoExplore the historic township of Cooktown as you drive through the magical World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park and the famous Bloomfield Track on this 4WD tour from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. The journey is just as spectacular as the destination. You'll venture into rainforest, the outback and cross the Daintree River before reaching Cooktown, home of Australia's first European settlement, where you'll have free time to visit the James Cook Museum (optional).

 

Daintree Rainforest Zipline and Wildlife Habitat Day Trip

 Daintree Rainforest Zipline and Wildlife Habitat Day Trip

More InfoZipline through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and get up close to native Australian wildlife on a fun-filled day trip from Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas. After hotel pickup, visit the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat and see Australian wildlife, such as the endangered cassowary, and enjoy a tropical picnic lunch in the Daintree National Park. Then, spend the afternoon soaring over the treetops on a zipline adventure, where you’ll take in views of the rainforest below and out to the Great Barrier Reef and cruise along the Daintree River.

 

Aboriginal Dreamtime Walk, Daintree River Crocodile Cruise and Fruit Farm Day Trip

Aboriginal Dreamtime Walk, Daintree River Crocodile Cruise and Fruit Farm Day Trip

More InfoYou've done the reef now spend a leisurely day exploring the rainforest on a Daintree day trip from Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas. You'll start your day with a gentle rainforest walk around Mossman Gorge led by a local Aboriginal guide. Enjoy lunch at secluded Silky Oaks Lodge before continuing your Daintree day trip with a croc-spotting cruise on the river. You'll also get to try some locally grown tropical fruit at an exotic fruit orchard and take a short tour of stunning Port Douglas.

 

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

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

More InfoOver three days, experience the best of tropical Far North Queensland! Go diving or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and explore the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Combining the Cairns area's most popular attractions, this three-day super saver is perfect for first-time visitors to Queensland, plus represents a savings of 10%. From the coral beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to scenic views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and encounters with Australian wildlife, this sightseeing package is crammed with fun activities you'll never forget. Special Offer - Save more than 10% on the recommended retail price by booking these three tours together. - Book Now!

 

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns Including Seawalker Helmet Dive

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns Including Seawalker Helmet Dive

More InfoExplore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on a day trip to Green Island from Cairns, including an amazing and easy underwater experience with the Seawalker Helmet Dive! You'll go into the water with your guide and be surrounded by the colorful fish and coral of the Great Barrier Reef, all while keeping your head dry. In addition, you'll have plenty of time to see more sights when snorkeling from the beach, taking a glass-bottom boat cruise or walking in the rainforest.

 

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

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

More InfoExperience the ultimate Kuranda visit with a skip-the-line ticket for the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Kuranda Skyrail, plus Gold Class service on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Be amazed at the views of the rainforest and Cairns' beautiful coastline as you glide along the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Have your camera handy as you travel on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, passing Stoney Creek Falls, Barron Falls and Horseshoe Bend. With plenty of free time to shop and to visit the wildlife exhibits in Kuranda, you'll enjoy the best of the region on this popular day trip.

 

Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge Eco-Tour

Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge Eco-Tour

More InfoHear Aboriginal legends from the Dreamtime at the new Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre and spot crocodiles on the Daintree River on this full-day tour into the Daintree Rainforest. Take a walk with an indigenous guide at Mossman Gorge, and relax on a one-hour wildlife-watching cruise on the Daintree River. Enjoy a lunch of local barramundi fish and tropical fruit at the Daintree Tea House. This full-day small-group adventure highlights the Dreamtime stories and varied wildlife of the world’s most ancient rainforest, and with numbers limited to 21 passengers you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience.

 

Atherton Tablelands, Paronella Park and Millaa Millaa Waterfall Circuit Eco-Tour

Atherton Tablelands, Paronella Park and Millaa Millaa Waterfall Circuit Eco-Tour

More InfoDiscover the high-elevation landscapes of the Atherton and Southern tablelands on a rainforest and waterfalls excursion from Cairns. Spot rare kangaroos and the shy platypus, see some of Australia’s oldest and tallest trees, and take a morning cruise on tranquil Lake Barrine. Travel along the Waterfall Circuit to swim in Millaa Millaa Falls, and explore the romantic gardens and castle ruins at Paronella Park. With plenty of stops at rainforest lookouts to take in wonderful views across the tablelands, enjoy more personalized attention on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to 21 passengers.

 

MaMu, Misty Mountains and Wooroonooran National Park Full-Day Tour

MaMu, Misty Mountains and Wooroonooran National Park Full-Day Tour

More InfoVisit the World Heritage-listed rainforest on Cairns’ doorstep on a full-day tour to Wooroonooran National Park. Take guided rainforest walks at Josephine Falls, Wooroonooran National Park and Boulders Wilderness Reserve, and look over the forest canopy from the MaMu Rainforest Canopy Walkway. Hear legends of water nymphs and Aboriginal tribes, and cool off with a refreshing swim in a crystal-clear stream. With an Australian-Italian lunch at Innisfail, and a koala encounter at Cairns Tropical Zoo, this wet tropics day trip highlights the flora and fauna, rainforest landscapes and legends of Far North Queensland. Enjoy more personalized attention on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to 21 passengers.

 

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Cairns & Tropical North Queensland Multi-Day Tours

2-Day Cooktown 4WD Small-Group Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

2-Day Cooktown 4WD Small-Group Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

More InfoDiscover Australia's Aboriginal culture and explore the rugged beauty of the Lower Cape on this 2-day Cooktown small-group tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. You'll drive through the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park and the famous Bloomfield Track by 4WD, take a journey with the traditional Aboriginal story-teller of the Nugal-warra clan and see his ancestral ancient rock art. The tour includes overnight accommodation in Cooktown, Australia's first non-indigenous settlement.

 

2-Day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Small-Group Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

2-Day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Small-Group Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

More InfoExplore Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest on a two-day adventure from Cairns or Port Douglas!. Explore the world’s oldest rainforest in Daintree, and spot crocodiles as you cruise down the Daintree River. One night of accommodation and one lunch are included, and you can upgrade to include a Great Barrier Reef snorkeling safari and Daintree Rainforest zipline tour. Select from four-bed quad or twin-share private cabin accommodation, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group two-day tour, limited to 24 people.

 

4-Day Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Tour

 4-Day Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Tour

More InfoSpend the day on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, visit an Aboriginal culture park and ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda on this fabulous four-day Cairns city stay. Go snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, shop at Kuranda markets and ride a historic train through ancient rainforest. With plenty of free time to spend in Cairns, this four-day city stay brings you the best of Far North Queensland in one package!

 

3-Day Green Island Great Barrier Reef Trip from Cairns

3-Day Green Island Great Barrier Reef Trip from Cairns

More InfoEscape to a tropical paradise surrounded by reef and rainforest with a short break on beautiful Green Island. Enjoy luxury accommodation, daily breakfast, round-trip catamaran transfers from Cairns and a full day Outer Great Barrier reef cruise on this relaxing 3-day getaway.

 

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