Cairns Discovery Tours is Cairns’ official city sightseeing tour, in operation for over 25 years. 

We are a small local tour company and proud to showcase the best of what Cairns has to offer. Our afternoon half day tour has become a highlight for many visitors stay. Combine it with one of our packages to the Cairns Aquarium, Green Island-Great Barrier Reef, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or a dinner cruise on Trinity Inlet. We look forward to welcoming you.


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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 – Closed until further notice 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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Cairns Aquarium City Sights Tour

The Cairns Aquarium the first public aquarium built in Australia in 18 years, 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. Complete your experience with a 2 course lunch at Dundee’s Aquarium restaurant with a stunning sea life backdrop.This afternoon you will be met at 12.45pm at the entrance of the Aquarium by Cairns Discovery Tours to continue your afternoon city sights and surrounds sightseeing tour. Aquarium opens at 9.00am. Includes admission, lunch, Cairns city sights tour, afternoon tea, returns transfers to your Cairns accommodation, 

$159.00 per adult $99.00 per child. Lunch Menu 

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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 end a beautiful day in paradise. Includes a delicious hot and cold 3 course buffet, featuring the regions best produce and seafood as you cruise the calm water inlet and waterfront precinct of Cairns.

Thursday & Saturdays 12.30pm-8.30pm Adult $182.00 Child $99.00 

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Cairns Great Day Out to Green Island

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