Discover the best of the Cairns City Sights & Surrounds Tour with a knowledgeable local guide. The tour explores the city’s rich history, provides glimpses of its cultural heritage and visits some of Cairns’ most iconic landmarks. Visit St Monica’s Cathedral and its breath-taking stained glass windows. Visit the Cairns Museum which has amazing stories to share about living in the Tropics. Discover the unique flora of the tropics – exotic herbs, spices, valuable timber trees, orchids, fruits – with a guided walk through the Botanical Gardens and indulge in a delicious afternoon tea. Delight in our stunning city and mountain views, our waterfalls and visit one our northern beaches – Stunning Palm Cove.
Northern Beaches pick ups commence at 12 noon
City hotel pick ups commence 12:30 pm – 1.00pm, tour returns 6:00 pm
Exclusive 20 minute guided tour of the Cairns Museum
Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens
Delicious Afternoon Tea
Cairns’ scenic lookout
Lower Barron Gorge
You will be collected from your accommodation in our air-conditioned vehicle by your local knowledgeable guide. Your tour commences at the water’s edge, Marlin Marina, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Throughout the afternoon, you will discover our vibrant city history and rich cultural heritage that is unique to the far north. Step inside one of the most breathtaking cathedrals in all of Australia, St. Monica’s, which features the world’s largest themed stainedglass windows. There are 24 windows (12 along each side) depicting the story of creation.
Visit the Cairns Museum, housed in the renovated School of Arts building and enjoy an exclusive 20 minute guided tour and hear the amazing stories of our history of tropical life told through the lives of locals and Cairns Traditional owners. Free re-entry included during your stay in Cairns.
Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at a local Cafe, Noa’s in Edge Hill, a beautiful leafy suburb of Cairns before a guided walk through theCairns FleckerBotanic Gardens, which is renowned for having one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia. Meander through the butterfly lined pathways under the green canopy as your guide explains the various plants you see along the way.
You will have a photo opportunity at Cairns best scenic lookout and take in the stunning views of our city, the mountains and the Great Barrier Reef. Your afternoon of exploring continues with a visit to theLower BarronFalls. Enjoy a walk at the lower section of the Barron Gorge National Park, Surprise Creek Falls.
We continue further north to stunning Palm Cove, which is lined with Paperback Trees that are hundreds of years old. Stroll to the end of the jetty, where you will enjoy the breathtaking beach setting and natural surroundings. After the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your hotel.
Optional Extra – Sunset Dinner Cruise
Complete your day with a spectacular sunset dinner cruise onboard the Spirit of Cairns. Sail through the calm waters of the Trinity Inlet for an evening of dining, entertainment, and panoramic views.