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Cairns is a gateway to some of Australia's most gorgeous scenic spots. Besides the famous Great Barrier Reef, there are plenty of destinations for fun day trips! Head inland to see the Atherton Tablelands, Daintree Rainforest or the Kuranda area to explore the lush tropical rainforest and charming villages. Make sure to take a ride on the appropriately-named Kuranda Scenic Railway. Beach lovers should head Fitzroy Island or Cape Tribulation, making sure to stop by the Mossman Gorge.
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  1. No.1
    Set out on a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef's Marine World pontoon on a modern catamaran. Snorkel and swim with diverse aquatic life and vibrant corals. Keep an eye out for adorable sea turtles!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD167.16

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  2. No.2
    Go on a beautiful coastal ride to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, the largest zoo in Cairns, then explore the rich history of the world's oldest living culture at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD108.41

    Family Discount
    Daily
  3. No.3
    Hop on a hot air balloon for a scenic ride over Cairns. Take flight and look out over the vast Australian wilderness. Keep an eye out for roaming wildlife, especially kangaroos, while up in the air!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD181.85

    Daily
    4 - 5.5 hour(s) (night)
  4. Great Barrier Reef Sightseeing Flight from Cairns
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    Fly above the Great Barrier Reef and witness its natural beauty from the sky. Go around Green Island, through the Middle Cay and over the famous Koala Reef for the best possible views of the day.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD118.03

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Make your way to the largest zoo in Cairns—Hartley's Crocodile Adventures! See Australia's native wildlife and take photos with koalas and baby crocodiles if you like. Watch huge crocodiles swim in the water and feed them if you dare!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD55.95

    Family Discount
    Daily
  6. Explore the unique rainforest village of Kuranda on this full-day tour. Arrive at the Rainforestation Nature Park where you will visit the Koala and Wildlife Park, ride the amphibious Army Duck and watch Pamagirri Aboriginal dance performances.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD169.96

    Family Discount
    Daily
    10 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Visit the Wildlife Habitat before venturing out to Cape Tribulation and Daintree. Enjoy a river cruise, guided forest walk and more before you relax at your beachfront or rainforest accommodation.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD146.88

    Daily
    2 day (morning)
  8. Explore the tropical rainforest aboard an amphibious WWII Army Duck. Listen as your passionate guide shares information about the different flora and fauna in the area while the duck travels across the rainforest and splashes into the lake.
    English Available

    USD18.19

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Learn about one of the world's oldest surviving cultures at Rainforestation Nature Park. Experience Pamagirri Aboriginal traditions and arts through lessons, performances and demonstrations.

    USD15.39

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  10. Take to the seas on board the Sea Quest for a scuba diving adventure. Take part in a fully guided diving session in the Great Barrier Reef with no prior diving experience required.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD146.88

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Escape the city for a day and discover the natural wonders of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Wet Tropics. Explore this nature kingdom and interact with the rich biodiversity of the region.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD129.39

    Daily
    10 - 15 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Journey to Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation on this jam-packed tour. Meet Aussie animals at Wildlife Habitat, cruise the Daintree River and go on a guided rainforest boardwalk. Enjoy scenic coastal views from the Alexandra Lookout.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD122.40

    Daily
    10 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  13. Escape the city and step into paradise on this full-day tour to Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Go snorkeling, relax on the beach or see marine life from a glass bottom boat.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD102.12

    Family Discount
    Daily
    8.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Take a comfortable cruise out to Green Island and then to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore these areas though marine activities like snorkeling and diving, underwater observatories or marine walks. Then, opt to end the tour with a scenic flight.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD188.84

    Family Discount
    Daily
    (morning)
  15. Experience a slice of paradise on earth on this afternoon tour to Green Island. You may choose to snorkel off the beach, board a glass bottom boat or simply soak up the beauty of the island by the seashore.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD82.53

    Family Discount
    Daily
    4.5 - 6.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  16. Journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef aboard the 'Reef Goddess' and enjoy a full-day excursion to two reef locations where you can swim, snorkel and even dive. Best of all, savor a tasty BBQ lunch!
    Meal Provided

    From USD132.89

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  17. Hop aboard a custom-built Water Taxi and see the three beautiful islands of Dunk, Timana and Bedarra. Then, visit an unspoiled beach where you can have fun under the sun with your family and friends!

    USD34.97

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    3.5 hour(s) (night)
  18. Sail to Australia's most spectacular tropical rainforest island, Dunk Island, aboard a comfortable and convenient Water Taxi. Then, be one with nature as you explore the piece of paradise on your own.

    USD27.98

    Daily
    3.5 - 7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Put your seawalker helmet on and take a walk along the ocean floor. Take a picture with Gavin the blue parrotfish as you get up close and personal with diverse marine life for an Australian underwater experience like never before!

    From USD125.90

    Daily
  20. Sail out to Michaelmas Cay and dive into the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Experience diving or snorkeling to see the colorful reefs and the unique marine wildlife with your friendly guide!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD245.50

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 12 hour(s) (morning)

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