Cairns

Arrival guide to Cairns

Cairns is the sort of place that people gravitate to relax and have a good time. The warm tropical climate and access to the Great Barrier Reef and rainforest make it a special place to visit.

Cairns is in North Queensland and is easily accessible by road or by plane. Most people fly here unless they have been slowly traveling up the east coast of Australia.

There’s no shortage of adventure activities to do on one of our Cairns tours Packages. Otherwise, there’s an emphasis on nature activities and getting out into the environment whether it be to Cape Tribulation, the nearby Daintree rainforest on the gondola or visiting the Cairns Dome or Rainforest habitat to see rainforest animals up close.

Check out our Cairns tours Packages or ask us for more information.

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    Day trips from Cairns (15)

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  • Tours from Cairns

    Tours from Cairns (23)

  • Minke Whale Swimming. People in the water on our Great Barrier Reef day tour

    4 Night Liveaboard Minke Whale Expedition

    Minke Whale expeditions to The Great Barrier Ribbon Reefs between May and July yearly. Explore the wonders of the Ribbon Reefs on board our luxury live-aboard vessel OceanQuest. See the best of The Great Barrier Reef at our most exciting time of year.

    Minke Whale expeditions to The Great Barrier Ribbon Reefs between May and July yearly. Explore the wonders of the Ribbon Reefs on board our luxury live-aboard vessel OceanQuest. See the best of The Great Barrier Reef at our most exciting time of year.

    $1,865
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • Looped walking trail through the Daintree Rainforest

    3 Day Cape Tribulation to Cooktown Deluxe Tour

    An epic 4WD journey through World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest to historical Cooktown. Experience our natural and cultural heritage of far North Queensland.

    An epic 4WD journey through World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest to historical Cooktown. Experience our natural and cultural heritage of far North Queensland.

    $1,199
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • Looped walking trail through the Daintree Rainforest

    3 day Cape Tribulation Cooktown Wanderer

    Spend 3 days exploring off road in far northern Queensland. Travel north through the tropical Daintree Rainforest, spending the night near beautiful Cape Tribulation, before arriving in Cooktown to enjoy the history of the town and the natural wonder o...

    Spend 3 days exploring off road in far northern Queensland. Travel north through the tropical Daintree Rainforest, spending the night near beautiful Cape Tribulation, before arriving in Cooktown to enjoy the history of the town and the natural wonder of this region.

    $1,199
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • Learning to Dive on the Great Barrier Reef on our great barrier reef day tours

    5 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

    No better way to learn to dive than on the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns with this course that mixes pool and open water experience. 2 days of classroom and pool training, then a 3 day 2 night, 9 dives, liveaboard dive trip on the Great Barrier Reef. ...

    No better way to learn to dive than on the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns with this course that mixes pool and open water experience. 2 days of classroom and pool training, then a 3 day 2 night, 9 dives, liveaboard dive trip on the Great Barrier Reef. Become certified as a PADI Open Water Diver and also get 5 additional ‘Fun Dives’, including a guided night dive.

    $1,100
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • Diver with Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef on our Great Barrier Reef day tour

    4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

    Start your new life today, let SCUBA introduce you to all that is beautiful, its in our backyard! 4 days to learn to dive in Cairns including 2 days of classroom and pool training and 2 days on a live aboard boat doing training dives. If you are thinki...

    Start your new life today, let SCUBA introduce you to all that is beautiful, its in our backyard! 4 days to learn to dive in Cairns including 2 days of classroom and pool training and 2 days on a live aboard boat doing training dives. If you are thinking about taking the plunge our 5 day PADI “Open Water” dive course is by far the most popular way to do it.

    $880
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • Diving with Nemo in the water on our Great Barrier Reef day tour

    4 Day Budget Padi Open Water Dive Course

    Cairns is the best place to learn to dive! Where better to learn to dive than on the Great Barrier Reef with our professional dive instructors and amazing coral reef.

    Cairns is the best place to learn to dive! Where better to learn to dive than on the Great Barrier Reef with our professional dive instructors and amazing coral reef.

    $790
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • People in the water in front of oceanquest liveaboard Great Barrier Reef on our Great Barrier Reef day tours

    3 Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Snorkel and Dive Trip

    Take some time to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef with 3 days on this live aboard dive trip from Cairns, Australia. Eat, sleep, and dive or snorkel - no need to worry about anything else.

    Take some time to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef with 3 days on this live aboard dive trip from Cairns, Australia. Eat, sleep, and dive or snorkel – no need to worry about anything else.

    $740
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • Reconciliation Rocks in Cooktown

    1 Day Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour (Drive/Fly)

    Drive through Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation onto Bloomfield 4wd Track and into Cooktown. Cooktown is one of Australia’s most exciting new destinations and truly one of Australia’s great last frontiers between “outback” and modern Australia. ...

    Drive through Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation onto Bloomfield 4wd Track and into Cooktown. Cooktown is one of Australia’s most exciting new destinations and truly one of Australia’s great last frontiers between “outback” and modern Australia. This is one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drivers Spectacular scenery World heritage listed Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation Historic Cooktown Outback of Far North Queensland 4WD only Bloomfield Track Mysterious Black Mountains Local History

    $540
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • girl at sunset Deep Sea Divers Den Great Barrier Reef

    2 Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Dive and Snorkel Trip

    If you are a keen diver then this is the trip for you to maximise your dives. Day and night dives are possible in two days on this live aboard vessel 'Ocean Quest' at various locations off the coast of Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef

    If you are a keen diver then this is the trip for you to maximise your dives. Day and night dives are possible in two days on this live aboard vessel ‘Ocean Quest’ at various locations off the coast of Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef

    $485
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • Take a photo underwater. Great Barrier Reef on our great barrier reef day tours

    2 Day, 1 Night Dive and Snorkel Adventure

    Snorkel or Dive on the reef onboard our overnight adventure. See the Stunning Great Barrier Reef for yourself.

    Snorkel or Dive on the reef onboard our overnight adventure. See the Stunning Great Barrier Reef for yourself.

    $480
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • COOKTOWN

    1 Day Cooktown 4WD Discovery Tour

    Drive through Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation onto Bloomfield 4wd Track and into Cooktown. Cooktown is one of Australia’s most exciting new destinations and truly one of Australia’s great last frontiers between “outback” and modern Australia. ...

    Drive through Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation onto Bloomfield 4wd Track and into Cooktown. Cooktown is one of Australia’s most exciting new destinations and truly one of Australia’s great last frontiers between “outback” and modern Australia. This is one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drivers Spectacular scenery World heritage listed Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation Historic Cooktown Outback of Far North Queensland 4WD only Bloomfield Track Mysterious Black Mountains Local History

    $540
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • Cooktown Exploring

    2 Day Cooktown Explorer Tour

    You head up the coast from Cairns to Far North Queensland, admiring stunning coastal scenery and immersing yourself in Australia's rich history. Drive through Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation, Bloomfield 4WD Track, Cooktown and the Mysterious B...

    You head up the coast from Cairns to Far North Queensland, admiring stunning coastal scenery and immersing yourself in Australia’s rich history. Drive through Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation, Bloomfield 4WD Track, Cooktown and the Mysterious Black Mountain on this 2 day adventure.

    $469
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • 1 Day Daintree with Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk Tour

    1 Day Daintree with Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk Tour

    An exclusive and spectacular Aboriginal cultural journey from coast to Rainforest to experience the natural beauty and ancient culture. This day tour includes the Ngadiku -Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge an in-depth indigenous experience of the Daintre...

    An exclusive and spectacular Aboriginal cultural journey from coast to Rainforest to experience the natural beauty and ancient culture. This day tour includes the Ngadiku -Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge an in-depth indigenous experience of the Daintree Rainforest.

    $342
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • Skydiving

    1 Day Skydive Cairns

    Jump out of a plane over tropical Cairns from 14,000 feet strapped to an experienced parachutist for a tandem skydive to remember for the ages. Go on, you know you want to, do it!

    Jump out of a plane over tropical Cairns from 14,000 feet strapped to an experienced parachutist for a tandem skydive to remember for the ages. Go on, you know you want to, do it!

    $309
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • Cape Tribulation Rock Wallabies on our Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest tours.

    2 Day Cape Tribulation Experience

    A fun filled journey to Cape Tribulation and beyond. Swim in pristine creeks, laze on tropical beaches and search for crocodiles!

    A fun filled journey to Cape Tribulation and beyond. Swim in pristine creeks, laze on tropical beaches and search for crocodiles!

    $289
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • Mackay Sailaway VII boat View of the boat and Great Barrier Reef on our Port Douglas tours.

    1 Day Low Isles Tour

    A full day of sailing and snorkelling awaits with our deluxe cruise from Port Douglas

    A full day of sailing and snorkelling awaits with our deluxe cruise from Port Douglas

    $283
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • Take a photo underwater. Great Barrier Reef on our great barrier reef day tours

    1 Day Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Tour

    Take a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas to Agincourt Reef, a renowned underwater wonderland, on a wave piercing catamaran vessel for a great day trip to snorkel or dive which you won't easily forget.

    Take a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas to Agincourt Reef, a renowned underwater wonderland, on a wave piercing catamaran vessel for a great day trip to snorkel or dive which you won’t easily forget.

    $266
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • Aerial view of GBR Drive - where the rainforest meets the reef Great Barrier Reef Drive

    2 Day Go Wild Cape Tribulation Accommodation and Transport Package

    Transport and tour to Cape Tribulation and accommodation included to stay overnight. Experience the best of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree, with guided walks, lunch, river cruise and entry in the Rainforest Habitat stay the night and return the next...

    Transport and tour to Cape Tribulation and accommodation included to stay overnight. Experience the best of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree, with guided walks, lunch, river cruise and entry in the Rainforest Habitat stay the night and return the next day.

    $245
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

    1 Day Kuranda Tour

    The best way to maximise your Kuranda and Australian Experience, where you’ll get to explore indigenous culture, native wildlife and World Heritage Rainforest all in one day full of fun!

    The best way to maximise your Kuranda and Australian Experience, where you’ll get to explore indigenous culture, native wildlife and World Heritage Rainforest all in one day full of fun!

    $235
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • Deep sea divers den fish Great Barrier Reef day tours Diving with a fish Great Barrier Reef on our Great Barrier Reef day tour

    1 Day Great Barrier Reef Premium Day Tour

    Join us on our luxury dive and snorkel vessel from Cairns.  Visit the best dive and snorkel locations on the Great Barrier Reef and the outer reef of Norma and Saxon Reefs.

    Join us on our luxury dive and snorkel vessel from Cairns.  Visit the best dive and snorkel locations on the Great Barrier Reef and the outer reef of Norma and Saxon Reefs.

    $230
    Trip Styles:Budget
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