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Hipster and Street Art Walking Tour

Hipster and Street Art Walking Tour

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With Cairns being the second Hipster capital of Australia, it's no wonder it is so cool ("hip"). But what makes it Hipster and why do Hipsters play such an important role in larger society? We will explore the influential Hipster culture through food, cafes, street art, elite barbers, and vintage shops. Find out how much your life may be influenced by hipsters or if you're a closet hipster...! The tour provides an overview of the global Hipster culture and how it has expanded in Cairns. The importance and evolution of tattooing as art and a global trend, the emergence of graffiti as art, the food trends that hipsters have influenced (including the emergence of vegan food options), and the niche of elite barbers (and those hipster beards!) are all explored. Discounts for seniors, children and groups of 4 or more offered.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.13
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$27.13

Taboo

Taboo

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Enjoy an evening of adult humor and glamorous cabaret in Cairns with this VIP ‘Cabaresque’ admission ticket. Meet and greet the cast with a glass of bubbly in hand, then take your seat for a delicious 3-course meal. When the curtains rise, enjoy a night of debauchery and laugh along to the antics on stage—aimed squarely at an adult-only audience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.09
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$94.09

Cairns History Walking Tour

Cairns History Walking Tour

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Cairns may be a pretty face but its history is also rich and deep, going back at least 40,000 years. Explore beyond the rainforest and reef to the ancient and recent history, complete with stories and photographable architecture, art and landmarks. We look at buildings of significance from the early colony, including architectural styles, as well as indigenous outdoor artworks. You will learn about the importance of the natural features of Cairns (reef and rain forest), the oldest living culture in the world and pre-colonial lifestyle. We talk about the challenges of colonisation, pirates and opium trade, and the early gold rush, farming, business, and the cultural melting pot that makes Cairns what it is today. Historic buildings highlighted include: Cairns Museum, Cairns Art Gallery, Mulgrave Shire Office, Telegraph Office, Post Office, Chambers, Boland's Department Store, the Adelaide Steamship Company, Central Hotel, Chinatown, and Hides Hotel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.13
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$27.13

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Kuranda Highlights including Rainforestation Aboriginal Culture and Wildlife

Kuranda Highlights including Rainforestation Aboriginal Culture and Wildlife

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Journey to Queensland’s Far North to explore the UNESCO-listed rainforest of Kuranda on this full-day tour from Cairns. Take in the highlights of the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park with a thrilling Army Duck tour, followed by a guided tour of the Koala and Wildlife Park, where you’ll enjoy a close encounter with crocodiles, Tasmanian Devils and kangaroos. Finally, immerse yourself in Kuranda’s unique Aboriginal heritage at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, complete with traditional dancing, didgeridoo music and spear throwing demonstrations.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$75.00
From
$75.00

The Original Day Tour to Paronella Park, Lake Barrine and Millaa Millaa Falls

The Original Day Tour to Paronella Park, Lake Barrine and Millaa Millaa Falls

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Explore the wild landscapes of the Atherton Tablelands on this full-day tour from Cairns. Cruise around the Lake Barrine crater lake, spot native wildlife the UNESCO-listed wet tropics rainforest, and tour the magnificent Paronella Park. Along the way, see natural wonders like the Curtain Fig Tree, and take a swim beneath Millaa Millaa Falls. Enjoy your choice between three itinerary options for the day.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.20
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$119.20
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Skip the Line: Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park Ticket

Skip the Line: Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park Ticket

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Explore Kuranda's Rainforestation Nature Park, a 100-acre (40-hectare) tropical rainforest and World Heritage site located within five minutes of Kuranda village, accessible from Cairns. Your admission ticket to this family-friendly attraction includes three eco-experiences: see Australia's native animals at the Koala and Wildlife Park; ride the amphibious Army Duck on a unique rainforest tour; watch an Aboriginal Dance Show at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and take a Dreamtime Walk.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.77
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$40.77

The Original Day Tour to Paronella Park, Lake Barrine and Millaa Millaa Falls

The Original Day Tour to Paronella Park, Lake Barrine and Millaa Millaa Falls

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Our tour was established in 1997 and is the Original Tablelands-Paronella Park tour. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned mini coach with local naturalist guides and experience the uniqueness of the tropics and the diversity of our beautiful tropical rainforests. Tour south of Cairns for a full day out traveling through the magnificent World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforests of Wooroonooran National Park, swimming in waterfalls, traveling through the Atherton Tablelands, viewing Volcano’s and visiting local must see attractions such as Millaa Millaa Falls, Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig Tree, extended touring time at Paronella Park and much more.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.82
From
$156.82
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Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Experience Australia's rich Aboriginal culture and the Daintree Rainforest on a full-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Meet your local indigenous guide at Cooya Beach to learn traditions of hunting and gathering food supplies, then explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. This small-group tour that has a maximum of 18 participants, ensuring a hands-on experience with your guide. Choose from two afternoon options: a guided hike to a water hole; or upgrade to tour the forest with an Aboriginal guide who shares Dreamtime stories.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$208.21
From
$208.21
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Paronella Park, Historic Village Herberton and Granite George wild life Kangaroo

Paronella Park, Historic Village Herberton and Granite George wild life Kangaroo

This full-day tour from Cairns allows you to visit Paronella Park, Herberton Village, and Granite Gorge in a single day. Round-trip transportation from central Cairns, as well as a light lunch, are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.24
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$195.24

Entry Ticket at Historic Village Herberton

Entry Ticket at Historic Village Herberton

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A visit to the Historic Village Herberton is like stepping back in time. Showcasing Australia’s rich and diverse history this outdoor pioneer museum is testament to an era that is long gone. This incredible museum collects, preserves and displays fascinating historical exhibits from across Australia. The history of this museum is also closely tied with the township of Herberton and features many priceless antiques as well as buildings that have come from the town’s ancestors. The Village currently features over 60 original buildings that date from Herberton’s foundation years and are as they were originally constructed. Walking through the Village, visitors are given a sense of being in a real township complete with apothecary, bottle shop, school, bank, grocer’s store, frock salon, toy shop, mechanic, jail and more. There is just so much to see and do in this amazing village that it needs to be experienced to understand the full depth of history it offers.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.31
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$24.31

Port Douglas Sunday Markets Day Tour

Port Douglas Sunday Markets Day Tour

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Enjoy some retail therapy with this half day tour to the award winning Port Douglas Markets. Source out a bargain, taste new tropical fruit or chase down that nik nak you need for holiday gifts! Come and join us in the hype of the market ambiance of North Queensland's finest. Begin the day bright and early starting at Rusty’s Market. Established for over 40 years this market is an established Cairns Tourist icon boasting colourful stallholders and abundance of exotic fruits. Journey Northbound along the beautiful ocean culminating at 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. Visit Palm Cove Markets (first Sunday’s of the month), Holloways Beach Markets (second Sunday’s of the month) on your return journey on request. Have the afternoon free to spend in Cairns!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.16
From
$61.16
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Kuranda Wildlife Experience Thee Attraction Pass

Kuranda Wildlife Experience Thee Attraction Pass

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See Koala's, wombats, see rare and endangered Bilby, Quokka, and much more. Walk in a free flight aviary to see over 60 species of beautiful Australian and exotic tropical birds. See more than 1500 superb tropical butterflies including the spectacular Ulysses butterflies.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.99
From
$39.99
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Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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Journey to the rain forest village of Kuranda via two unique transit options on this memorable full-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Skip the line and enjoy Gold Class service aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through lush mountain passes and waterfall gorges along the way. In the opposite direction, glide above the treetops in a gondola and soak up spectacular views of the mountains and coastline on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. In Kuranda, enjoy leisure time to explore the heritage markets, learn about aboriginal culture or interact with native wildlife.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.81
From
$178.81
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Let's Go Buggin - 2 Hour Photography Walking Tour

Let's Go Buggin - 2 Hour Photography Walking Tour

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Join Macro Photographer Bridgette Gower on a small group tour (maximum 4 people) to explore the world of Fungi, Insects, and Spiders in the Cairns Botanic Gardens. This is the only tour of its kind in Cairns. Most of the tiny lifeforms go completely unnoticed, but a magical world awaits to be discovered when you join for a personalized, highly specified tour of the gardens and the treasures it keeps. Assistance is given to those wanting some help improving their photography.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.42
From
$38.42
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Small Group Daintree Rainforest Tour

Small Group Daintree Rainforest Tour

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Grab your camera and set out to experience the wild beauty of the UNESCO-listed Daintree rainforest on this full-day small-group tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Spot exotic birds, vibrant butterflies and crocodiles as you cruise along the Daintree River; take a hike through the ancient jungle; and enjoy spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef from Cape Tribulation. After lunch (included), get to see native animals like kangaroos, wallabies and lizards, stop for photos at the Alexandra Range Lookout and take a ride the Daintree River Ferry.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$222.51
From
$222.51
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Historic Village Herberton Family Pass (2A+2C)

Historic Village Herberton Family Pass (2A+2C)

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A visit to the Historic Village Herberton is like stepping back in time. Showcasing Australia’s rich and diverse history this outdoor pioneer museum is testament to an era that is long gone. This incredible museum collects, preserves and displays fascinating historical exhibits from across Australia. The history of this museum is also closely tied with the township of Herberton and features many priceless antiques as well as buildings that have come from the town’s ancestors. The Village currently features over 60 original buildings that date from Herberton’s foundation years and are as they were originally constructed. Walking through the Village, visitors are given a sense of being in a real township complete with apothecary, bottle shop, school, bank, grocer’s store, frock salon, toy shop, mechanic, jail and more. There is just so much to see and do in this amazing village that it needs to be experienced to understand the full depth of history it offers.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$61.16
per group
From
$61.16
per group

The Paronella Experience

The Paronella Experience

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The only full experience tour Live commentary, storytelling & audio podcast Afternoon tea on the beach Cassowary wildlife spotting and stargazing Private tour of park and Hydro Power Station Free pick up and drop off from/to selected pick up zones  Impressive evening light show with music Dinner with a Country pub experience
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.36
From
$100.36
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Cairns Aquarium and small group City Sightseeing Tour

Cairns Aquarium and small group City Sightseeing Tour

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Visit the Cairns Aquarium independently and at your leisure to meet 16,000 animals from Tropical North Queensland’s two world heritage listed areas - the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. See live shark and ray feeding, marine and reptile touch n talk show and from river to reef eco-system presentations. Complete your experience with a 2 course lunch at Dundee’s Restaurant with a stunning sea life backdrop. You will be collected from the Cairns Aquarium by Cairns Discovery Tours for your afternoon city sights and surrounds guided tour. Enjoy Devonshire afternoon tea, prior to visiting the Cairns Flecker Botanical Gardens, Lower Barron Gorge National Park, beautiful Palm Cove beach and more
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.56
From
$130.56
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Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

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Experience the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kuranda Rainforest on a full-day tour from Cairns. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda where you first visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, the largest flight aviary in Australia. Tour the Rainforestation Nature Park in an amphibious Army Duck vehicle, then see koalas, dingoes and more at the Koala and Wildlife Park. Take a dreamtime walk with a Pamagirri guide for the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, then feast on an Australian barbecue buffet lunch. Finally, return to Cairns on the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.06
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$206.06

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

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This small-group tour includes transfers from your hotel or port to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where you will glide over the rainforest canopy as you make your way to Red Peak Station. From there explore the World Heritage listed rainforest before re-boarding the cableway to the Barron Falls. View the magnificent Barron Gorge and Barron Falls and visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre before re-boarding the cableway and making your way to Kuranda. I will meet you there and transport you to Kuranda village in the rainforest (if you prefer, take a five-minute walk). There you will have at least two hours to eat, shop and explore. Later, make your way to the nearby Kuranda Railway Station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey through the rainforest over 37 bridges & through 15 tunnels. From Freshwater Station you will be transferred back to your hotel or port. Alternatively, you may choose to travel onwards to Cairns Station and walk to your city accommodation.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.37
From
$129.37
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Outback Astrophotography Adventures - 3 Days, 2 Nights

Outback Astrophotography Adventures - 3 Days, 2 Nights

If you are interested in the stars, the cosmos, the Universe, galaxies, nebula and want to learn how to take pictures of them then this is the trip for you. All you need to bring is your camera and we'll go and have an adventure in the Outback !
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$312.85
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$312.85

Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns

Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns

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Explore the UNESCO-listed wilderness of Australia’s tropical north on this 5-hour off-road adventure from Cairns. Marvel over the natural wonders of the Barron Gorge National Park, including Surprise Falls, Copperlode Dam and Barron Falls, and admire native flora like the Clohesy River Fig. Get off-the-beaten-track in a 4WD as you wind along rainforest trails, climb through the Great Dividing Range and enjoy spectacular views over the Great Barrier Reef. Best of all: this private tour can be customized to your preference and ensures the undivided attention of your guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$720.51
per group
From
$720.51
per group
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Historic Village Herberton and Tableland Tour

Historic Village Herberton and Tableland Tour

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Explore the historical and natural attractions of the Atherton Tablelands on this full-day tour from Cairns. Look for native wildlife in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed rain forest, see wallabies at Granite Gorge Nature Park, and take a boat cruise on Lake Barrine. Learn about Australia’s history at Herberton Historic Village, which features 50 original buildings and antique artifacts. Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Cairns is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.51
From
$132.51
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Cairns Self-Guided Audio Tour

Cairns Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Explore Cairns at your own pace and make your own schedule on this self-guided audio tour. Download the entertainingly narrated tour and begin whenever you like. Wander along the Esplanade Lagoon while listening to stories about the impact of war and the Gold Rush on the region. Admire indigenous artwork at the Jungara Gallery while listening to background information about the Aboriginal peoples and even visit a rooftop wildlife center.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$16.11
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$16.11
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