Excursions in Cairns

Excursions perfectly enhance your holiday and offer excellent value. Prices are per person.

Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife (inc dinner) excursion
Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife (inc dinner)

This full day/night tour begins at around 2pm and visits a variety of locations across the Atherton Tablelands, which are rich in biodiversity. Highlights include the 500 year-old Cathedral Fig Tree, enjoying interpretive rainforest walking trails and looking out for the musky rat kangaroo, as well as platypus spotting at dusk at your own private viewing area. The tour includes afternoon tea t Lake Barrine and dinner at a country restaurant. Available daily from Cairns (excluding 24-26 Dec, 31 Dec & 01 Jan).

FROM £118
Billy Tea & Chillagoe Caves Outback Tour (inc lunch) excursion
Billy Tea & Chillagoe Caves Outback Tour (inc lunch)

First stop on this full day tour is Skybury Coffee Plantation for morning tea and incredible views over the Great Dividing Range. Continue into the Australian Outback through historic towns and rolling hills. After a pub lunch set off for a cave tour where the fossilised remains of the ancient coral reefs give a portal to a lost world just like the Great Barrier Reef. Minimum 4 passengers for tour to operate. Reasonable level of fitness required due to steps and uneven ground. Available Mon, Wed & Fri from Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas (excluding selected dates).

FROM £119
Brett's Outback Tasting Adventure (inc breakfast) excursion
Brett's Outback Tasting Adventure (inc breakfast)

Join this full day foodie tour from Cairns which visits eight unique sites where you can sample wines, spirits, cheeses, coffee, rainforest condiments, chocolates, tropical fruits and much more. Sit back and relax, take in the beautiful views of contrasting landscapes as you are taken on a fascinating and tasty journey. Available Tue-Sat (excluding selected dates) from Cairns and Palm Cove. Also includes morning and afternoon tea. Minimum age 17.

FROM £124
Frankland Islands (inc lunch) excursion
Frankland Islands (inc lunch)

Board the Turtle Islander for a short trip to the Great Barrier Reef where you have a full day of fun ahead. Begin with a river cruise down the Mulgrave River where migratory and breeding birds can be spotted. At the mouth of the river the Frankland Islands slowly come into view. Disembark on the island before you join a guided snorkelling tour straight off the beach. A semi-submersible tour or glass-bottom boat is also included for those wishing to stay dry whilst viewing the underwater world. Available daily from Cairns (excluding selected dates).

FROM £135
Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Mossman Gorge (inc lunch) excursion
Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Mossman Gorge (inc lunch)

Travel to Cape Tribulation through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Included is a Daintree River Cruise where you can hope to spot crocodiles, birds and other wildlife as you journey through the mangroves. Alexandra Lookout provides spectacular views over the estuary before a tropical lunch amongst the rainforest. Take a walk along the spectacular beach before continuing to Mossman Gorge Centre, for an indigenous presentation and guided walk. Available daily (excluding selected dates) from Cairns and Palm Cove. Minimum age 4.

FROM £138
Daintree Dreaming (inc lunch) excursion
Daintree Dreaming (inc lunch)

This full day tour begins as you drive north to beautiful Cooya Beach, a special place and traditional fishing ground for the Kuku Yalanji people. Join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers on a beach, mudflat and mangrove walk and an introduction to their fishing and gathering techniques. Continue to Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre and be greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. After lunch, wander into the lush rainforest of Daintree National Park with your guide. Available daily from Cairns. Minimum age 4.

FROM £164
Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruise (inc lunch) excursion
Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruise (inc lunch)

Travel by fast wavepiercer catamaran to the activity platform at Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Ideal for both snorkellers and non-swimmers seeking the widest choice of reef experiences including snorkelling, underwater observatory and semi-submersible. All snorkelling equipment and tuition is provided. Available daily from Port Douglas and Cairns (excluding 25 Dec) and also includes morning/afternoon tea. AU$6.50 environment management charge payable locally. Fuel surcharge may also be payable locally.

FROM £175

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