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Cairns Aquarium by Twilight

Looking to relax during the day, maybe by the hotel pool and then enjoy a leisurely afternoon and evening learning about the wide variety of ecosystems from across the local region of Tropical North Queensland, Australia

As the sun sets on North Queensland's mountain ranges, steamy rainforests and shallow reef lagoons begin to stir with life. Nocturnal reptiles, amphibians, insects and fish sense the onset of dusk and emerge from their daytime lairs.

Aquarium by Twilight gives you an insight into the unique changes of the region's night-time creatures as they move about in the shadows. Witness the predators in the Oceanarium with appetisers and drinks in hand before completing your evening at Dundee's Restaurant with a perfectly matched dining experience while enjoying a stunning marine life backdrop.

FROM $179
Available Tues to Sat 3pm - 6:15pm
Aquarium by twilight gives you an insight into the unique changes of the region’s night-time creatures as they move about in the shadows. Witness the predators in the Oceanarium with appetiser and drink in hand, before completing your evening at Dundee’s Restaurant with a perfectly matched 3 course dining experience while enjoying a stunning marine life backdrop.

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Please note flights operate with a minimum of 2 people - Solo traveller bookings are accepted and will be confirmed once minimum numbers are reached. Please note the tour is subject to availability at the time of booking. Please make your way to The Cairns Pier Heliport -30 minutes before your flight.

 

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Cairns River Cruise & City Sights Tour

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On this Cairns Tour you will experience a calm water cruise along Trinity Inlet, which is an oceanic inlet and serves as the port for the city of Cairns. It meanders through pristine creeks and takes in some of the quirky sites of the backwaters of Cairns too. Includes lunch on the waterfront at the award-winning Dundees restaurant before joining your afternoon Cairns City Sights Tour

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Make your way to the Cairns Marina, 1 Spence St Cairns and board the Cairns River Cruise at Berth A1 9.30 am - (Return Hotel transfer included)

Cairns River Cruise 9.45 am - 11.00 am

  • 1 1/4 hr guided calm-water cruise explores the stunning sights of the Trinity Inlet and waterfront of Cairns. The extensive and stunning Inlet is mountain-mangrove-lined and is a sanctuary for many types of wildlife. The tour meanders through pristine creeks (the home of saltwater crocodiles) and takes in some of the quirky sites of the backwaters of Cairns. The Cairns River Cruises vessel is spacious and carries a maximum of 18 guests - so the tour is bespoke and personal, and everyone has access to the fantastic views of Cairns.

Free time for a stroll along the Marina or Cairns Pier Shopping Centre before enjoying a delicious lunch

  • Lunch at Dundee's on the Waterfront at 12 noon
    Relax and take in the waterfront views at Dundee's Restaurant before joining Cairns Discovery Tours City Sights afternoon Tour.

Cairns City Sights & Highlights 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm

You will be collected at 1.00 pm from the Cairns Marina as you discover our vibrant city's history. Learn about the rich cultural heritage unique to Cairns and the Far North.

  • St. Monica’s Cathedral - Step inside one of Australia's most breathtaking cathedrals, featuring the World's largest themed stained glass windows.
  • Cairns Museum - visit the Cairns Museum. join our exclusive tour of the School of Arts building in the city's heart to see yesteryear's highlights.
  • Afternoon Tea A true local delight of warm, fresh-from-the-oven scones with strawberry jam and cream and your choice of Tea, Coffee
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens - Enjoy a professional guided walk through the lush Flecker Botanic Gardens, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions in Australia's tropical plants. Meander through the butterfly-lined pathways under the green canopy as your guide explains the various plants and wildlife you see along the way.
  • Cairns Lookout - Take in the panoramic views of the city and the Coral Sea
  • Lower Barron Falls - Enjoy a walk at the lower section of the Barron Gorge National Park, Surprise Creek Falls.
  • Palm CoveTake a stroll along the jetty or on the sand on this picture-perfect beach, fringed with coconut trees. Nestled behind the beach is the quiet seaside suburb of Palm Cove, with its’ magnificent paperbark trees.
  • Your day of discovery ends, returning to your chosen Cairns CBD accommodation at approx. 6.00 pm. Northern Beaches 5.30 pm

Please note - Wheelie Walkers and mobility scooters are not permitted as our vehicle is not equipped with a luggage area

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Cairns City Sights Tour & Surrounds

FROM $95
Departs Mon to Sat 12.30pm - 6pm 
Welcome to the half-day afternoon Cairns tour, journey through the tropical paradise of Cairns and its stunning surroundings. Explore the highlights of Cairns city, including St Monica's Cathedral and its breathtaking themed stained glass windows. Cairns Museum with views of the Coral Sea, and lush rainforest-clad mountains that surround the city. Venture out of the city to visit the Cairns Botanic Gardens, lower Barron Gorge National Park. Final stop is Palm Cove, a charming beachside village renowned for its palm-fringed beaches and laid-back atmosphere, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.

 

 

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Complimentary Cairns Hotel pick-ups start from 12.30 pm
Palm Cove, Kewarra Beach, Trinity Beach pick up available 12-noon

Discover Cairns’ natural beauty and cultural heritage on the half-day afternoon tour. Throughout your journey, you'll travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides will regale you with fascinating stories and insights, enhancing your appreciation of Cairns and its unique blend of natural wonders and cultural heritage.

Your afternoon Cairns tour begins with complimentary hotel pick up as we embark on an unforgettable journey through the tropical paradise of Cairns and its stunning surroundings.
St. Monica’s Cathedral - This Heritage Listed cathedral, dedicated as a memorial to the Battle of the Coral Sea, houses 24 amazing stained-glass windows, depicting the creation story. They are reputably the largest themed stained-glass windows in the world.
Cairns Museum - A local guide will take you on an exclusive tour to discover the story of Cairns and living in the tropics. Learn about the city's fascinating heritage and its transformation into the vibrant, modern metropolis it is today. The museum is a treasure trove of artifacts and exhibits that vividly showcase the unique history and the diverse communities that have called Cairns home.
Delicious Afternoon Tea – Take a break and enjoy a delicious Devonshire Afternoon Tea at Noa’s Café in the leafy suburb of Edge Hill.
Cairns Botanic Gardens –Venture out of the city to explore the enchanting Cairns Botanic Gardens, a haven of tropical flora. Renown as one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia.  Your tour guide will lead you through this vibrant ecosystem, where you'll discover the unique and exotic plants that thrive in the tropical climate.
Scenic Lookout  and Lower Barron Gorge National Park Have your camera ready as we visit a spectacular lookout with stunning views over the city of Cairns and the Coral Sea, before continuing to Lower Barron River Gorge National Park and Surprise Creek Falls. Here  you'll be surrounded by the serene beauty of the rainforest and Barron River.
Palm Cove – Stroll along the jetty or on the sand on this picture-perfect beach, fringed with coconut trees. Nestled behind the beach is the quiet seaside suburb of Palm Cove, with its’ magnificent paperbark trees. Sit back and relax on the return drive to Cairns to your chosen accommodation at approx. 6.00 pm.

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Pack your swimmers. Australia’s most famous rainforest waterfalls await. Our Cairns waterfalls and rainforest tour is an epic road trip, which will have you in and out of the water all day. It takes you from Cairns, up, over and through the beautiful rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands.

Babinda Boulders – Stunning scenery and refreshing swimming. Culturally significant to the Yidinji Traditional Owners, learn the tragic love story that still ‘haunts’ this beautiful place.

Josephine Falls – Ready to slide and take a wild ride down the rocks, into a cool rainforest pool? This is it, and it doesn’t get any better, bring the Go Pros.

Millaa Millaa Waterfall – World famous hair flick waterfall which tumbles 18m down into a natural amphitheatre. Strike a pose, swim and explore.

Volcanic Crater Lake – Dive right into Lake Eacham, a 65m former volcanic crater, now filled with crystal clear rainwater.

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Port Douglas Market Day Tour

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Starting bright and early this tour runs every Sunday. Journey northbound along one of Australian most scenic roads called The Great Barrier Reef Drive to the famous award winning Port Douglas Markets over looking the Coral Sea. Spend the morning going from stall to stall, admire the beautiful hand made local crafts, & taking home many memories.

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