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Big cat green island reef cruises

Green Island & Cairns City Sights Full Day Tour

Green Island. Make your way to the Cairns Marina and check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, Big Cat Cruise Desk for your boarding passes. Boarding commences at 8.15 am and Cruise departs at 9.00am.  Green Island is a beautiful coral Cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a Marine National Park uniquely rainforested and surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life. Your visit allows you 2 hours at Green Island and included is the choice of snorkelling gear or a glass bottom boat tour. “Reef Rocket” is a modern comfortable air-conditioned highspeed catamaran with a relaxed atmosphere. Travel time to Green Island is 45 minutes from Cairns. Passengers can take part in the many activities available or simply relax on the beach. Staff will help you to organise your activities to make the most of your time on Green Island. Depart Green Island at 12 noon arrive Cairns 12.45pm and Cairns Discovery Tours will collect you in front of the Reef Fleet Terminal at 1.00pm.

Lunch is not included and we recommend an early lunch on the Island

Cairns City Sights & Surrounds Tour. This afternoon you will discover Cairns' history and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage that is unique to the Far North. One of the highlights is the St. Monica's Cathedral featuring the World's largest themed stained glass windows. Cairns Botanic Gardens which contains an amazing collection of tropical plants, including exotic herbs, spices, valuable timber trees, orchids, fruits, bromeliads, giant bamboo and many other spectacular flowering plants. Everything about this tour experience is designed to delight discerning travellers of all ages and interests.

FROM $205
Departs Mon to Sat 9am - 6pm
Green Island and Cairns City Sights Tour is an exciting day tour that takes you on a journey to explore the natural beauty and cultural highlights. Morning begins with a visit to the beautiful Green Island, where you have the opportunity to snorkel or a glass-bottom boat tour to discover the Great Barrier Reef. Return to Cairns where you'll discover the sights and sounds of this vibrant tropical city.

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Tablelands, Waterfalls & Paronella Park

FROM $195
Departs daily 7.30am - 6.00pm
Join our small group tour for an unforgettable adventure led by expert guides. Explore scenic lookouts, World Heritage rainforest, waterfalls, ancient kauri pines, and iconic sights like the Curtain Fig Tree. Discover Yungaburra and Malanda townships, swim at Millaa Millaa Falls, and enjoy a restaurant-quality lunch. Conclude with a guided walk at Paronella Park.

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Discover the natural beauty and history of the Atherton Tablelands on this full-day tour, covering over 300km packed with pristine rainforest waterfalls, ancient tropical rainforests and the intriguing history of heritage-listed Paronella Park. Amongst a small group in our air-conditioned bus, our expert guides reveal the secrets of the rolling landscapes and charming townships of the Tablelands, taking time to pause for unforgettable scenic views, rainforest encounters and of course, a dip in the cool rainforest waters of Milla Milla Falls and Babinda Boulders.

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Seawalker Green Island couple

Green Island • Seawalker Helmet Dive Tour

FROM $ 264
Departure 8.30am or 10.30am 
Returns 5.20pm

Underwater helmet diving experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Immerse yourself in the marine wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef and discover the underwater world from a different perspective. It’s a fun and engaging and easy to do. There is no equipment to operate, and non-swimmers are welcome; Seawalker is accessible to almost everyone and you don’t even have to get your hair wet!

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Seawalker Green Island offers an amazing underwater helmet diving experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Expert Guides will show you the wonders of the reef as you walk on the seafloor surrounded by colourful tropical fish and corals at beautiful Green Island, a 6000-year-old coral cay. There is no equipment to operate, and non-swimmers are welcome; Seawalker is accessible to almost everyone, and you don’t even have to get your hair wet!

Please see dive medical form in additional information as some conditions and medication can exclude you from this activity

Immerse yourself in the marine wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef and discover the underwater world from a different perspective. It’s a fun and engaging adventure you can share with your family and friends.

It’s quick – only 45 to 50 minutes from the briefing to being back on dry land. Learn about safety, don the helmet, and walk on the seafloor – it’s that easy.
It’s easy – no new skills to learn, no swimming or equipment to operate.

  • It’s safe – Seawalker’s guides are always in the water beside you
  • It's great for non-swimmers and anyone who is not confident in the water
  • It’s low stress – no complicated equipment, and you can wear glasses or contact lenses
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Spirit of Cairns Buffet

Cairns Catamaran Dinner Cruise

FROM $119
Departs daily from Cairns Marlin Marina 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Witness breathtaking views of Cairns city aboard the two-level Spirit of Cairns, featuring exterior decks and air-conditioned interiors. Indulge in waterfront dining along Trinity Inlet, and watch the day turn into night over the mountains, ocean and city. Enjoy a complimentary drink upon arrival and a sumptuous 3-course hot and cold buffet dinner.

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Enjoy a relaxing evening cruising on a luxury 26-metre sailing catamaran around the calm waters of Trinity Inlet, Cairns Harbour. The two-level Spirit of Cairns has exterior decks and an air-conditioned interior. Take in the sights and sounds of Cairns' tropical port city and its surroundings as they transition from day to night. Begin the evening with a refreshing pre-dinner drink. The water is calm, the weather mild, and the night is yours to enjoy. Sit down to a sumptuous buffet meal with a wide range of hot and cold dishes, fresh seafood, and delicious local produce. Spirit of Cairns sailing catamaran is fully licensed, selling a range of beverages to complement your meal and enhance your evening. Please note this is a popular experience with the locals and has limited numbers as spaces are strictly limited.

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Cairns Aquarium by Twilight

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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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.

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Half Day Green Island

FROM $110
Departs daily 9.00am - 1.00pm or
Departs daily 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Green Island is a beautiful island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef only 45 minutes ferry ride from Cairns. It is a Marine National Park uniquely rainforested and surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life.

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Your visit allows you 2 hours at Green Island and included is the choice of snorkelling gear OR a glass bottom boat tour. "Reef Rocket” is a modern comfortable air-conditioned highspeed catamaran with a relaxed atmosphere. Travel time to Green Island is 45 minutes from Cairns. Passengers can take part in the many activities available or simply relax on the beach. Our friendly crew will help you to organise your activities to make the most of your time on Green Island. Floatation vests and lycra suits included.

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The Paronella Park Experience

FROM $227
Departs Mon, Tues, Thurs & Sat
11.00am - 9.00pm
Experience a full-day adventure with convenient transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches. Swim and explore the rainforest at Babinda Boulders, enjoy homemade afternoon tea at Etty Bay Beach, and immerse yourself in Paronella Park with admission to the Hydro Station and Evening Orchestral light show. Spot cassowaries and wildlife, indulge in stargazing, and enjoy a pub-style dinner at the Mena Creek Pub.

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Departing Cairns at approx 11.15am , we journey south to the Cassowary Coast our first stop at the township of Babinda and to explore the beautiful Babinda Boulders with time for a swim or nature walk.

We then travel further south through the Art Deco township of Innisfail and onto the Cassowary Coast featuring an interpretive overview of the rich history of agriculture in the Banana and Sugar Cane Industries. Taking the scenic coastal road over the Moresby Range, we stop at Etty Bay. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe and photograph a Southern Cassowary on a rainforest beach. At Etty Bay, we enjoy afternoon tea, with time to walk along the beach to experience this unique environment where the rainforest meets the reef.

Upon arrival to Paronella Park, begin your experience with a fully guided tour including Queensland’s first privately owned hydroelectricity plant. Or, if you prefer, explore the grounds at your leisure & discover why the park was voted the number 1 must-do attraction in Queensland. Meet your guide at the museum and take a look at the many interesting pieces of history, before taking a leisurely stroll across the suspension bridge and over the beautiful Mena Creek Falls to capture an amazing photo opportunity.

After the epic photos, we’ll make our way to Mena Creek Hotel, voted the best country pub in Queensland, where an authentic "Pub Style" dinner will be served.

Taste some of the local beers or challenge your skills on the game tables. After dinner, we return to Paronella Park for the ‘Darkness Falls Tour’ allowing for more spectacular photo opportunities of the waterfalls and structures of the castles by night.

Sitting under the stars surrounded by the dense rainforest, the grand finale and highlight of the tour set the scene of a captivating, extraordinary, magical moment, witnessing the Spanish Castle come to life through the orchestral light show, elevating your senses for an experience you will never forget.

Depart Paronella Park for one last stop – to gaze at the beautiful stars in the clear, picturesque North Queensland sky before being dropped off at your chosen accommodation at around 9pm.

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