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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 USD163.81

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  2. No.2
    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.
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    From USD133.65

    Daily
    10 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  3. No.3
    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
    Meal Provided

    USD126.80

    Daily
    10 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. 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.
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    Meal Provided

    From USD102.12

    Daily
    8.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. 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 USD205.62

    Daily
    3.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. 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.
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    From USD115.66

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. 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 USD154.21

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  8. 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.
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    Meal Provided

    From USD191.23

    Family Discount
     
    (morning)
  9. 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 USD82.93

    Family Discount
    Daily
    4.5 - 6.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. 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.
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    Meal Provided

    From USD167.92

    Family Discount
    Daily
    10 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  11. 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 USD130.23

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. 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!

    USD34.27

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    3.5 hour(s) (night)
  13. 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 USD248.11

    Family Discount
    Tue, Thu, Sat
    9 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Cruise through the crystal clear azure waters of the Great Barrier reef on a Catamaran to the white sandy beaches of Michaelmas Cay. Spend your day on the island while trying out fun ocean activities!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD154.90

    Family Discount
    Tue, Thu, Sat
    9 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  15. Enjoy the perfect escape away from the metro and visit Atherton Tablelands. Hike along a forest trail, swim in untamed waterfalls, visit a 500-year-old tree and rush down a natural water slide!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD74.71

    Daily
    12 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  16. Snorkel in the cerulean waters of the Great Barrier Reef and see the wonders that lie beneath. Explore the Agincourt Ribbon Reef and marvel at the vibrant aquatic life in 3 reef sites for an unforgettable experience at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD179.57

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  17. Take part in the ultimate diving experience in the Great Barrier Reef. Make your way to 3 dive sites within Agincourt Ribbon and discover the hidden wonders of the world's largest reef system.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD218.64

    Daily
    9 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  18. Embark on an underwater adventure in the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hop on board the Tusa 6 and dive at one or two reef sites with an experienced instructor guiding you as you glide along the reef.
    English Available
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    Meal Provided

    From USD212.47

    Daily
    8.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  19. Venture out into the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise onboard the Tusa 6 vessel and get the chance to dive at two reef sites. Get up close and personal with beautiful coral, colorful fish, and sea turtles.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD198.77

    Daily
    8.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  20. Stay at the Green Island Resort located near the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise from Cairns and start your adventure filled with activities like snorkeling, rainforest tours and glass bottom boat rides.
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    From USD526.39

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)

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