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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. Explore all that Fitzroy Island has to offer on this full day tour. Go snorkeling or cruise aboard a glass-bottom boat through the island's clear waters and enjoy the island's beauty at your leisure.
    Meal Provided

    From USD80.43

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  2. 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.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD193.70

    Family Discount
    Daily
    (morning, night)
  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 USD169.71

    2-for-1
    Review Rebate
    Family Discount
    Daily
    4 - 5.5 hour(s) (night)
  4. Visit the village of Kuranda and explore the rainforest in an Army Duck. Meet Aussie favorites at the Koala and Wildlife Park, then step into a world of color at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD187.42

    Family Discount
    Daily
    10 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Join this full day tour to the rainforest village of Kuranda where you can experience close encounters with local wildlife, a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Pamagirri Aboriginal dances.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD176.35

    Daily
    10 hour(s) (morning)
  6. 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

    USD114.37

    Family Discount
    Daily
  7. 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 USD104.78

    Daily
    8 - 10 hour(s) (morning)
  8. 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 view of the day.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD124.52

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Visit the Wildlife Habitat before setting out to the famous Cape Tribulation and Daintree. Spend some time at the beach, cruise down the river and marvel at the views from Alexandra's lookout!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD118.06

    Daily
    10 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Explore the tropical rainforest aboard an amphibious WWII Army Duck. Discover the different flora and fauna of the rainforest while the duck cruises up to the water's edge.
    English Available

    USD18.82

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

    From USD129.13

    Daily
    10 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. 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.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD86.33

    Daily
    4 - 6 hour(s) (afternoon)
  13. 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 USD140.20

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  14. 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!

    USD36.89

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  15. 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.

    USD29.52

    Daily
    3.5 - 7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. 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 USD251.25

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  17. 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 USD156.80

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  18. Go paddle boarding in Atherton Tablelands. Hop on your board and paddle down the calm river, spot local wildlife and journey through the lush Kuranda Rainforest.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USDFree

    Daily
    4.5 hour(s)
  19. Experience the beauty of Cairns as you go kayaking along the inner Great Barrier Reef. Paddle over vast ocean waters and see local marine life like turtles, mangrove rays, coral reefs and much more.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USDFree

    Daily
    4.5 - 5.5 hour(s)
  20. 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

    USD80.43

    Daily
    12 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)

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