Welcome to Cairns Discovery Tours.  “Official Cairns city sightseeing tour”, operating 25 years. 

We are a local tour company and proud to showcase the best of what Cairns has to offer. The afternoon half day tour has become a highlight for many visitors. You can combine the City Sights Tour with the Cairns Aquarium, Spirit of Cairns Dinner Cruise and Green Island and enjoy a full day exploring Cairns.

What else to see and do in Cairns? What is available during COVID19 in our region?.  We can help with the numerous experiences available. The Great Barrier Reef, Fitzroy and Green Island, Atherton Tablelands, The Daintree Rainforest, Kuranda Train and Skyrail just to name a few. As a local we can assist you and share our extensive local knowledge of the region to help you have the best experience.


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Cairns City Sights Tour & Surrounds

Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of tropical Cairns on this half day afternoon tour. An experienced guide will lead you to the highlights of the city and surrounds, travelling in the comfort of a fully air-conditioned vehicle. Visit St Monica’s Cathedral, Cairns Museum, Cairns Botanic Gardens, Cairns City lookout, Lower Barron Gorge National Park and Palm Cove Beach. 

Monday to Saturday 12.30pm-6.00pm $87.00 per adult $50.00 per child – Includes return hotel transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove, Northern Beaches and Trinity Links pick up available $10.00 per adult $5.00 per child

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Cairns Cultural Combo with Tjapukai – NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID19

Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years. Combine your Cairns City Sights tour with Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Includes general admission and transfers.

Duration: 1 Day – Adult $175.00 Child $96.00

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Atherton Tablelands Food & Wine Day Tour

Enjoy the tastes of Tropical North Queensland on this boutique food and wine adventure. Travel though a variety of contrasting landscapes as you discover the Atherton Tablelands.
Lush rainforest, stunning ochre Savannah plains and rich volcanic soil allowing our farmers to grow many diverse crops.

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Cairns Aquarium City Sights Tour

Your day will begin at the Cairns Aquarium which is home to more than 15,000 specimens and 10 ecosystems. It is the only aquarium in the world to exclusively showcase the stunning aquatic wildlife from tropical North Queensland’s two World Heritage listed areas – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. 

Relax with a 2 course lunch at Dundee’s Aquarium restaurant with a stunning sea life backdrop. At 12.45pm you will be greeted by Cairns Discovery Tours guide to continue your afternoon exploring the city sights and surrounding region. Visit Cairns Museum, Cairns Botanic Gardens, scenic lookout, Lower Barron Gorge and beautiful Palm Cove. 

Lunch Menu  Duration 10.00am – 6.00pm

$159.00 per adult $99.00 per child

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Cairns City Sights and Sunset Dinner Cruise

Discover our harbour city with Cairns City Sights & Surrounds afternoon tour and Spirit of Cairns Sunset Dinner cruise. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon and evening in Tropical North Queensland. Includes a delicious hot and cold 3 course dinner, featuring the regions best produce as you cruise the calm water inlet and waterfront precinct of Cairns.

Spirit Of Cairns Spring Dinner Menu

Thursday, Friday & Saturdays 12.30pm-9.00pm 

Adult $186.00 Child $100.00 

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Cairns Great Day Out to Green Island - NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID19

Experience a Great Day Out with Great Adventures to Green Island and Cairns City Sights Tour. Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, 27kms offshore from Cairns. Just 45 minutes by fast catamaran, swim, snorkel or discover the wonders of the reef in a glass bottom boat coral viewing tour before returning to Cairns and joining the afternoon City Sights Tour to explore Cairns & surrounds.

Duration: 9 Hours (approx.) Adult $186.00 Child $97.00

Eric, our tour guide was courteous and friendly. We enjoyed a very informative and extensive discovery of the City and would highly recommend to all other tourist to do this trip.

September 2019

Half Day Cairns City sights Tour

A great introduction to Cairns and the surrounding area with Eric, our very knowledgeable and pleasant guide. Despite many stops the pace was very relaxed and included several interesting places we wouldn’t have been to see otherwise. Well worth it.

July 2019, City Sights Tour - A very plesant afternoon