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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

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Go snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise from Cairns. Relax on board your 80-foot (25-meter) luxury catamaran as your captain sails to two exclusive locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel or dive, with full instruction provided by guides, and see an array of colorful fish, sea turtles, and corals. Your tour includes morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch, with additional beverages available for purchase.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.42
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Outer Reef Pontoon Experience from Cairns
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Outer Reef Pontoon Experience from Cairns

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Enjoy the natural delights of the Great Barrier Reef on an activity cruise from Cairns that gives you several ways to experience this renowned underwater world. After traveling by catamaran to a pontoon moored on the reef, you can observe marine life on a glass-bottom boat or semi-submersible vessel; go snorkeling to spot sea turtles; get your hands wet in the touch pool; upgrade to include a Seawalker Helmet dive; or upgrade to include an introductory or certified scuba dive. A buffet lunch is included, and the pontoon is equipped with showers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.67
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour

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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour

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Venture off-the-beaten-track and explore the UNESCO-listed wilderness of Australia’s tropical north on this full-day tour from Cairns. Journey along the Captain Cook Highway; take a guided hike through the Mossman Gorge and cool off with a dip in the Mossman River. After lunch (included), look out for crocodiles on a scenic cruise down the Daintree River, then continue to Cape Tribulation to trek through the Daintree Rainforest and enjoy magnificent views over the Great Barrier Reef. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a personalized experience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.90
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$175.68
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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Tackle the grade II and III rapids of the Barron River on this adrenaline-pumping half-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Prepare to get wet and wild as you hurtle over the rapids, then float downstream past the jagged cliffs, plunging ravines and lush rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. Best of all: with gentle rapids and full instruction provided, this tour is suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$84.18
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

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If snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, don’t miss this day trip from Cairns. The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! You’ll visit 2 different locations on the barrier reef for the chance to see tropical marine life in the clear waters. Lunch is included onboard the boat, and you have the option to upgrade to include additional adventures such as introductory or certified scuba diving or a helicopter flight over this UNESCO World Heritage site. Both water sports enthusiasts and novices are welcome. Includes instruction and equipment provided by friendly and professional instructors.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the lush beauty, amazing wildlife and rich heritage of Tropical North Queensland on this customizable full-day trip to Kuranda from Cairns. Travel to this enchanting rain forest village aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, and choose from a variety of activities including visits to the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Rainforestation Nature Park. Hang out with koalas and exotic birds, browse local markets and opt to include a delicious buffet lunch. At the end of the day, glide through the treetops back to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Immerse yourself in the natural wonders and Aboriginal heritage of Australia’s tropical north on this full-day tour from Cairns. First, head to the Mossman Gorge to take part in a traditional smoke ceremony with the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people. Then, enjoy a close encounter with native wildlife on the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk and visit Cape Tribulation, the meeting point of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest. After lunch at Cape Trib Beach House, embark on a scenic cruise along the Daintree River (optional).
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  • 12 hours
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$123.71
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Kuranda tour via Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Rail - small group tour
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Kuranda tour via Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Rail - small group tour

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Glide over the worlds oldest rainforest on the magnificent Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and enjoy a fabulous rainforest boardwalk and the views of the spectacular Barron Gorge and Falls as you make your way to the charming rainforest village of Kuranda. Once there choose from a vast array of activities including local markets, arts and crafts, enjoy an encounter with animals or butterflies (fees apply) and enjoy a relaxing lunch (own expense) before joining the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway on a spectacular journey through 15 tunnels and over 37 bridges enjoying magnificent views as you make your way to Freshwater Station to be met and transferred to your hotel, arriving about 4pm.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$124.37
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

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Take a day trip from Cairns to Kuranda on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and return via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Alternatively, make the 1-way journey by railway and return by skyrail. Enjoy a tranquil ride as you soar above the rainforest canopy, with views from Cairns all the way to the Great Barrier Reef, and spend free time in Kuranda Village. If you wish, upgrade your transport with admission to the Rainforestation Nature Park or Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park — the latter option with or without lunch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cairns ATV Adventure Tour

Cairns ATV Adventure Tour

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Conquer the rugged off-road terrain around Cairns on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on this half-day tour. Follow a guide, who takes care of instructions and navigation, through the rain forest, on dirt tracks, and across creeks. Morning or afternoon tea (depending on tour time) and hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns make for a seamless, stress-free experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.66
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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour from Cairns

Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour from Cairns

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Experience the natural wonders of Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands to visit different parts of the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest on this outdoorsy day trip from Cairns. With a guide, you’ll take easy walks to three waterfalls—Josephine Falls, Millaa Millaa Falls and Dinner Falls—and take a refreshing swim in Lake Eacham. See the Cathedral Fig Tree, take in views of the volcanic crater in Mt Hypipamee National Park, and enjoy lots of time for swimming and photo ops. Morning and afternoon snacks are picnic lunch provided
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$197.64
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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and Rainforest Day Tour Departing Cairns
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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and Rainforest Day Tour Departing Cairns

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Immerse yourself in Northern Queensland’s waterfalls, rainforests, and other natural wonders on this full-day tour from Cairns. Admire the untouched scenery and stop to swim in the famous Millaa Millaa, and Josephine Falls. In between, visit Babinda Boulders and Mount Hypipamee, watch for wildlife such as tree-kangaroos and platypus, and admire a tropical sunset at Lake Eacham. National Park admission, lunch, refreshments, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

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Experience the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kuranda Rainforest on a full-day tour from Cairns. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda where you first visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, the largest flight aviary in Australia. Tour the Rainforestation Nature Park in an amphibious Army Duck vehicle, then see koalas, dingoes and more at the Koala and Wildlife Park. Take a dreamtime walk with a Pamagirri guide for the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, then feast on an Australian barbecue buffet lunch. Finally, return to Cairns on the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rainforest River Tubing from Cairns
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Rainforest River Tubing from Cairns

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Get set for a wet and wild adventure as you hurtle down the Mulgrave River on a giant tube! Hang on tight as you navigate small rapids and then soak up the scenery as you drift through the rainforest. This fun-filled morning tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Cairns, plus around 2 hours of tubing. Best of all: there’s no experience necessary, so everyone can give it a go!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Afternoon Cairns City Tour with Harbour Dinner Cruise
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Small-Group Afternoon Cairns City Tour with Harbour Dinner Cruise

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Explore Cairns with a local guide and enjoy a dinner cruise on this all-day combination tour. After a convenient pickup from your Cairns City or Northern Beaches hotel, visit popular destinations like the Flecker Botanical Gardens and Lower Barron Gorge. Enjoy a scenic lookout with gorgeous views and afternoon tea—included in the tour price—before feasting on a 3-course dinner aboard the 85-foot (26-meter) Spirit of Cairns catamaran.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.35
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Behana Canyon Rainforest and Waterfall Experience

Behana Canyon Rainforest and Waterfall Experience

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Escape the tropical heat for a day of splashing, sliding, and swimming through the Behana Gorge waterfalls on this eco-tour from Cairns. Get set for an adventure as you rappel down the gorge, leap over rocks and walk along rain forest trails, then cool off with a swim beneath the falls. Best of all: with full instruction and safety harnesses provided, anyone can give it a go.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns

Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns

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Spend a day on the Great Barrier Reef at two different snorkel and dive sites on this luxury catamaran cruise from Cairns. Travel in style aboard a fast, comfortable catamaran to the outer edge Upolu Reef. Take an Adventure Snorkel & Glass Bottom Boat Tour through the highly protected no-fishing zone sites in the Marine Park. Refuel with a buffet lunch on board the catamaran before heading to your next destination, Upolu Cay reef. Enjoy the shallow azure blue waters surrounding this natural Coral Cay with both snorkeling or diving on offer. Be mesmerised by coral teeming with colourful fish.
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  • 9 hours
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Day Trip from Cairns

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Day Trip from Cairns

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Enjoy an unforgettable animal encounter with a visit to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures from Cairns. Brave a face-to-face meeting with menacing crocodiles or hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies with guidance and supervision from the friendly staff, then get up-close to other Aussie creatures like Koala's, cassowaries, quolls and snakes. Best of all, your self-guided tour includes entrance tickets, hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Cairns.
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  • 5 hours
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Kayak Turtle Tour from Palm Cove
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Kayak Turtle Tour from Palm Cove

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Hop in a kayak and paddle from Palm Cove to Double Island, where mangroves and coral reefs await. Along the way, you’ll meet turtles, fish, and small rays, and, if you’re lucky, even dolphins and whales. No previous kayaking experience is needed, and the tour is suitable for all; kids as young as seven can take part. Even better: Shuttle bus transfers are included from Cairns hotels for a convenient trip.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Green Island Discovery Including Glass Bottom Boat Tour Departing Cairns
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Green Island Discovery Including Glass Bottom Boat Tour Departing Cairns

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Green Island offers the unique opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest experience, just 45 minutes from Cairns by fast catamaran. Home to over 120 native plant species and colourful bird life, surrounded by abundant marine life. Full and half day options available. Your day can be as active or as relaxing as you choose. As a Great Adventures guest, you’ll also be able to enjoy many exclusive inclusions such as the use of the island swimming pool and a self guided eco island walk to discover some of the island’s unique rainforest flora. The island’s well appointed day visitor facilities include a pool bar, plus restaurant and retail outlets. A delicious range of lunch and snacks can be purchased from the island’s food and refreshment outlets.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
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Full-Day Great Barrier Reef Sailing Trip
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Full-Day Great Barrier Reef Sailing Trip

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If you want to experience the outer Great Barrier Reef away from the crowds, this full-day sailing trip is ideal. You’ll sail to Upolu Reef and a sheltered lagoon, where you can snorkel amid a vast array of coral, tropical fish, turtles, clams, and more. A guided snorkel is included if you’d like some extra support in the sea.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

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Get an up-close look at the rainforest from the middle of Cairns at Carins ZOOM and Wildlife Dome. This family-friendly attraction is home to Australian animals like koalas, snakes, tropical birds, and a saltwater crocodile. You can simply explore the park at your leisure, or choose some of the many activities like a ropes course, zipline, dome climb and more. You also have the option to upgrade your admission to the 4 Park Pass if you want to visit other Cairns-area attractions like the Butterfly Sanctuary and Rainforestation.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns

Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns

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Experience the fun and thrills of a half-day whitewater rafting trip on the Barron River, located just 20 minutes north of Cairns. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics as you raft through stunning terrain, including highlights such as Barron Falls. Your expert guide provides all necessary rafting equipment and paddling instruction for the 2-hour rafting trip, you simply bring clothes that can get wet. No experience needed for this fun and safe rafting excursion. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns and the Northern Beaches.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour to Fitzroy Island. After arriving from Cairns on a fast ferry, have free time to do what you choose: snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, lounge on the white-sand beach or see the coral from a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to add the Activity Pass Plus Lunch, which provides a picnic lunch, snorkeling gear, stinger suit, a glass-bottom boat tour.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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What people are saying about Cairns & the Tropical North Tours

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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
"The weather was not that good but the tour was well orginised and staffs are friendly! Very good experience! We had a great day!"..."
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Outer Reef Pontoon Experience from Cairns
"Snorkelling the Barrier Reef was amazing. We loved the semi-submersible and the glass bottom boat. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable."..."
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
"I varied day led by a very informative guide. Good introduction to the rain forest with many spots to relax an enjoy the calm."..."
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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
"I’ve never been white water rafting before & totally enjoyed the experience.The guides & staff were amazing very helpful as well as having fun đŸ€©"..."
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns
"Fantastic experience. The reef locations were stunning and the crew were all energetic and friendly. I would recommend down under cruise and dive to anyone wanting to experience the GBR"..."
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
"The passing the waterfall on the train and stopping at Barron Gorge lookout were key highlights. Really enjoyed my time"..."
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
"The tour was really good with alot of information from Dave the tour guide. The tour was not rushed you had time to see the sights at your own pace. Well done."..."
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Kuranda tour via Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Rail - small group tour
"Michael from Cairns Custom Tours provided an excellent commentary. Skyrail and scenic rail were awesome"..."
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
"Loved the views from the train on the way to Kuranda, magnificent views of the rainforest coming back down to Cairns on the Skyrail."..."
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Cairns ATV Adventure Tour
"It was a fun day out in the jungle. The roads weren't that easy to ride, a bit scary, as they were bumpy, uneven and steep but maybe that made it a bit more fun too ;) my first time on a quad bike and it is easy to learn to ride Great guide and a lovely day!"..."
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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour from Cairns
"Marcio was an amazing tour guide, he never rushed us and was so much fun. Everything was breathtaking. He shared so many stories with us on the history of the places we visited. Such an amazing day, I really recommend anyone to do this. 5 out of 5!"..."
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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and Rainforest Day Tour Departing Cairns
"The amazing tour guide Jim! He Was full of knowledge, humour, wit and fun! The scenery at each destination was beautiful! A Great experience
 worth every penny!! The whole family loved it!"..."
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Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation
"The Army duck tour was informative and interesting. The boomerang throwing was great fun. Excellent to see the value placed on the indigenous history of the area."..."
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Rainforest River Tubing from Cairns
"Carl and Tom were great guides, with lots of local knowledge along the drive to and from the river. Excellent knowledge on the river."..."
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Small-Group Afternoon Cairns City Tour with Harbour Dinner Cruise
"We had an excellent guided tour amd lovely relaxing dinner cruise. Our tour guide Eric was one of the best we have had! We seen some very interesting places in Cairns which we hadn’t heard or seen before! Glad we did this adventure! Absolutely Excellent 😃👍😃👍"..."
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Behana Canyon Rainforest and Waterfall Experience
"Great trip with excellent guides! We had the kids along and the staff went out of their way to make sure they were safe and had a great time! Well worth the time and cost."..."
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Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns
"Beautiful experience with excellent crew. Great food, attentive support and all round wonderful experience."..."
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Day Trip from Cairns
"This was so much more that we expected. It is not just crocodiles, there is so much more. We learned so much."..."
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Kayak Turtle Tour from Palm Cove
"The tour was amazing! Beautiful views, kayaking was safe and fun, and we enjoyed our time on double island! Would recommend this tour to anyone!"..."
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Green Island Discovery Including Glass Bottom Boat Tour Departing Cairns
"My family and I had a wonderful trip to Green Island. One of the reasons we chose this trip was because we weren't sure whether we wanted to go on one of the longer trips to the outer reef or not as this was our first attempt at snorkelling. The trip to the Island was only 45 mins and we had approx 4 hours on the Island to explore, snorkel and take a trip on the glass bottom boat. We could have stayed longer as we all thoroughly enjoyed the snorkelling, seeing many fish and stingrays. The tour on the glass bottom boat was very informative and we saw various types of coral, clown fish and a couple of turtles."..."
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Full-Day Great Barrier Reef Sailing Trip
"I loved that the trip didn't have too many people. I chose it because it was a smaller group. We were given freedom but also the option to have a guided tour of the reef. We saw plenty of ocean life and everything was well organised. I would definitely do it again."..."
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Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
"Good experience and friendly staff! Better just book the tickets at the wildlife zoom (their web or there) as VIATOR Charges more!"..."
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Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns
"Seeing that old bloke slide down the rock and scrape his arm it was hilarious. Carlos has a ripper moustache"..."
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
"The beautiful beach and scenery Great crew on boat, fantastic corals on glasbottom boat, great commentary, all staff very friendly Nice restaurant to have a drink and lunch A fantastic experience"..."

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