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Cairns Tours & Day Trips

Welcome to Cairns Discovery Tours - Locally owned and operating since 1995.

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If you're looking for an unforgettable experience in the tropical paradise of Cairns, you've come to the right place. With over 28 years of local expertise, we are here to assist you in making the most of your time in our region of Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.

Our afternoon half-day Cairns city sightseeing tour has become a highlight for many visitors, offering a great introduction to Cairns itself. But why stop there? We also offer the option to combine this tour with other exciting adventures such as Green Island, Cairns River Cruise, Cairns Aquarium, or the Cairns Dinner Cruise, allowing you to enjoy a full day of exploration and discovery.
Cairns and Port Douglas is brimming with incredible sights and activities. There are many Cairns Tours from the world famous Great Barrier Reef Tours, to the breathe taking Fitzroy Island and Green IslandAtherton Tablelands Food & Wine Tour, The Daintree Rainforest to the historical Cooktown Tours, Kuranda Train and SkyrailPort Douglas Markets, we've got you covered.   

If you're looking for adventure activities, you can embark on white water rafting adventures or take to the skies with hot air balloon and helicopter scenic flights. And that's just the beginning—there's so much more to discover.
At Cairns Discovery Tours, we understand the importance of flexibility. That's why we offer a "Book now Pay Later" option, allowing you to book your tour with a deposit only and balance due 7 days prior to your experience. We highly recommend booking in advance, especially during peak holiday seasons, to ensure availability and avoid disappointment. Our knowledgeable local team is here to assist you every step of the way, sharing our extensive local knowledge and helping you create an unforgettable experience tailored to your preferences.
Things to do in Cairns. At the Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) you will witness innovative and debut performances in addition to a well-crafted mix of classics and revived theatrical pieces. With multiple performance spaces across the CPAC site, the venue's versatility enables the presentation of various events, including theatre, music, dance, contemporary circus, opera, film and comedy. For what's happening in Cairns and surrounding regions, check Entertainment Cairns

Cancel your booking with ease, most tours offer a full refund for cancellations made 24 hours prior.
Contact Maryanne or Katie on (07) 40283567 – for assistance with your holiday and tour bookings.

Locally Owned & Operated Cairns Tours Since 1995

Established over 28 years ago, Cairns Discovery Tours is proud of its roots in the vibrant and tropical region of Cairns. We've been bringing unforgettable experiences to locals and visitors alike since 1995, delivering unique tour services that highlight the richness and natural splendour of the region. As a locally owned and operated business, we possess a deep connection to our surroundings and a passion for showcasing our beloved region's beauty to the world.

Over the years, we've nurtured strong relationships with local businesses and cultural institutions, which allow us to provide an authentically local tour experience rich in insights you won't find in your typical guidebook. With us, you're not just a traveller but fellow explorers ready to share the beauty of our unique tropical paradise.

We Tour Fascinating Sites, Great Views & Landmarks around Cairns

Embarking on a journey with Cairns Discovery Tours is a ticket to a mesmerising world of awe-inspiring landmarks, breath-taking views and unique wildlife encounters.

  • Local Landmarks: We explore the heritage-rich areas with notable architectural wonders, revealing the hidden stories behind their existence.
  • Panoramic Views: Our tours encompass some of the most scenic routes, offering panoramic views of stunning landscapes that will leave you inspired. Our tour routes are carefully designed to traverse unique habitats where you can experience the region's remarkable biodiversity.

Our tours go beyond sightseeing to provide a deeper understanding of our region's natural and historical heritage. That’s why each site is chosen not just for its inherent beauty but also for its cultural or ecological significance.

Informative, Knowledgeable Local Guides

At Cairns Discovery Tours, our team of professional local guides bring a wealth of knowledge and local insights to your tour, painting vivid pictures of the region's past and present, while introducing you to the nuanced ecological interactions that make our area such a biodiversity hotspot.

Our team aren’t just guides; they're storytellers, historians and nature enthusiasts, providing an enriching and educational adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime. Friendly and approachable, our guides encourage questions and create an engaging, interactive experience. Moreover, our team will prioritise your safety and comfort throughout the tour, ensuring you have the best possible experience.

Why Choose Cairns Discovery Tours

Choosing Cairns Discovery Tours means opting for an immersive, comprehensive and authentically local experience. We are committed to excellence in every aspect of our service. As a locally owned and operated business, we bring a uniquely local perspective to our tours, showcasing the real essence of our region. With over two decades in the industry, we have perfected our tours to provide an unforgettable experience. Our local guides are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and dedicated to delivering an engaging, informative tour. We value each of our customers, tailoring our tours to accommodate specific interests and needs.

Join us at Cairns Discovery Tours for an adventure of a lifetime, as we guide you through the incredible sights, rich heritage and spectacular natural beauty of beautiful Cairns. Book a tour today and get ready to discover the undiscovered!

Locally owned and operated since 1995
Fully refundable – if cancelled prior to 24 hours
Small group touring, fascinating sites, great views and landmarks around Cairns
Informative, knowledgeable local guides (We live here and we love it)

Cairns Discovery Tours Reviews

Acer ChorAcer Chor
08:39 19 Jan 23
The Daintree Rainforest tour and the Reef Magic tour were awesome. Staff of Cairns Discovery is very helpful and friendly. I received replies on email and calls very quickly. Highly recommended to book with them.
mandy coxmandy cox
06:34 11 Aug 22
We did the city tour and morning river tour combination. The River tour was a bit lacking in commentary but interesting all the same. The afternoon tour was..fabulous. We saw lots and learnt even more. Eric was a mine of information and a good host/guide keeping us moving along from sight to sight. The tour gave us a good taster of the city and surrounds and as a bonus, we were able to go back to the Cairns local museum for free to check the exhibitions out more fully. The afternoon tour is a must, the river less so but all in all we had a really good day.
Grahame CookGrahame Cook
12:35 27 May 22
We did the Cairns Aquarium and half day tour combination. We enjoyed the Aquarium displays and informative talks and the lunch at Dundee's was better than expected. Unfortunately St Monica's Cathedral and the Lower Baron Gorge were both closed so our bus tour guide, John, had to fill in some gaps. Highlights of the tour, included the Museum, a nice afternoon tea, the Botanic Gardens, the scenic lookout and Palm Cove. Not having visited Cairns before it gave us a good overview of this attractive tropical city.
Sue BerglundSue Berglund
11:27 31 Mar 22
We want to thank the team at Cairns Discovery Tours for the best city tour we have experienced anywhere in the world. Not only were the choices of stops, the afternoon tea cafe and the lovely clean bus top class, but our driver was extremely knowledgeable and made our North Queensland history lesson so interesting and fun. We recommend this company for anyone wanting a fun and professional Cairns adventure.
Heather CooneyHeather Cooney
20:44 13 Nov 21
One of the most fantastic tours we have done in Cairns, highly recommended and even though we had visited Cairns many times before we learnt so much more from this half day tour. Our tour guide Eric was so informative and his knowledge of all the places visited was amazing.From the worlds longest stained glass windows to the down town museum then a beautiful afternoon tea and on to the magnificent botanic gardens, (my personal highlight,) then up the Baron gorge and on to Palm cove , what an experience .Thank you Eric shall recommend you and the tour to any people we know heading north .
Gabby RitterGabby Ritter
03:46 16 Oct 21
What a fantastic, informative and fun tour of Cairns and the surrounding region. Suitable for all ages, I do love the fact that you can go back to the museum for a more leisurely pace. Eric our guide had so much knowledge on the region that most locals don’t even know.