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Welcome to Cairns Discovery Tours.

Locally owned and operating since 1995.

Cairns Discovery Tours is an afternoon half-day Cairns city sightseeing tour that has become a highlight for many visitors. A great tour and introduction to Cairns. You can combine the Cairns City Sights Tour with Green Island, Cairns River Cruise, Cairns Aquarium, or the Cairns Dinner Cruise to enjoy a full day experience of Cairns and our region of Tropical North Queensland.
As a local of 28 years, we can assist you with the vast Cairns Tours available. Great Barrier Reef Tours, Fitzroy Island and Green Island, Turtle Tours, Atherton Tablelands Food & Wine Tour, The Daintree Rainforest, Cooktown Tours, Kuranda Train and SkyrailPort Douglas Markets, White water rafting, Hot Air Balloon and Helicopter scenic flights just to name a few.

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You can book now and pay later.  We recommend booking in advance, especially during the peak holiday season of July and August, school holidays, and Christmas, to avoid disappointment. We are happy to share our extensive local knowledge of the things to do in Cairns with you. Where the best water holes, car hire, beaches, dining experiences, picnic areas, boat hire, fishing and cultural experiences.
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 versatility of the venue enables the presentation of a variety of events, including theatre, music, dance, contemporary circus, opera, film and comedy. 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 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.