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Cairns City Sights Tour & Surrounds

Your afternoon Cairns tour begins with complimentary Cairns CBD hotel pick up as we embark on an unforgettable journey through this tropical paradise and it's 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 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 arriving at your accommodation approximately 6.00pm

Adult $99.00| Child $69.00
Palm Cove, Trinity Beach & Yorkeys Knob Marina pick-up at 12 noon - Adult $20 Child $10

Departs Mon to Sat 12.30pm - 6pm 

Discover Cairns city and surrounds on a small group afternoon guided Cairns tour showcasing the best of Australia's most famous tropical city. Explore the cities rich history, admire it's natural beauty, cultural heritage as you visit some of the city's iconic landmarks. Marvel at the breathtaking themed stained glass windows of St Monica's Cathedral and explore the Cairns Museum.  Take in the 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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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 Cairns 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 as your afternoon of discovery on the return drive to Cairns to your chosen accommodation at approx. 6.00 pm.

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