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Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour

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Cairns, Australia
Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour

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Safety measures
icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

First time in Cairns? Discover the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north on this 5.5-hour sightseeing tour. Visit city attractions like the Flecker Botanical Gardens and St Monica's Cathedral, and stroll along the scenic Cairns waterfront. Indulge in a delicious Devonshire afternoon tea (included) taking in the stunning views from the jetty at Palm Cove before taking a short hike through the Barron Gorge National Park. For the full experience, upgrade to include a 2-hour morning cruise to Green Island in the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef marine park. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people.
  • 5.5-hour Cairns sightseeing tour
  • Visit top Cairns-area attractions, including the waterfront, Flecker Botanical Gardens and St Monica's Cathedral, home to the world's largest peace-themed stained-glass window
  • Indulge in a Devonshire tea, coffee or hot chocolate and scones
  • Walk the lower section of Barron Gorge National Park and admire the views of the rugged mountains, ravines and tumbling waterfalls
  • Upgrade to include a cruise to Green Island for optional snorkeling or a glass-bottom boat tour
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Local guide
Afternoon tea
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional $12 per adult & $5 per child for Palm Cove & Northern Beaches commence 12NN return 5.30PM

Departure Point

1: Cairns, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland
2: Palm Cove, Palm Cove, Cairns Region, Queensland

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary return transfers from all Cairns CBD hotel from 12.30pm - 1.00pm return 6.00pm approx
Palm Cove and Northern Beaches commence at 12 noon return 5.30pm - additional cost of $12.00 per adult and $5.00 per child


Ports

  • Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia


We will collect from Cairns CBD accommodation

We will collect you from your accommodation

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Motor scooters not permitted
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No Wheelie Walkers permitted
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cairns Discovery Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This is a great tour for visitors with limited time." See review
  • "This tour is an excellent way to see a bit of the reef and the city, including the beautiful Palm Cove." See review
  • "This tour was well worth the money, and I recommend it." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great way to see interesting aspects of Cairns
Kevin_P
, Sep 2021
The stained glass windows in the Catholic cathedral were fantastic. Also the botanic gardens were a delight and the tour guide was really knowledgeable about the trees
star-5
Fantastic tour
Debbie_H
, Jul 2021
Fantastic tour that went for 6 hours . Excellent guide who was very knowledgeable. Great morning tea and a wide range of places visited . Great way to help plan your holiday . Fantastic value .
star-5
Great overview of the city
Lilia_S
, Jul 2021
This is a great tour for visitors with limited time. A surprise highlight for me was the visit to Cairns Museum as we had an excellent guide and exceptional storyteller in Shanan. The themed glass stained windows at St Monica's Cathedral is also worth a look; it depicts creation and evolution with a bit of Australiana.
star-5
Well Worth the Money!
jayeeg78
, Jul 2021
This was a great half day tour! Eric our tour guide was knowledgeable and super friendly! Our family group of 6 members aged between 16 and 71 all enjoyed each stop. Afternoon tea delicious as well!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for traveling with us and taking the time to review your afternoon Cairns City Sights tour with Cairns Discovery Tours. We enjoy showcasing our beautiful city of Cairns and surrounds to our guests. Eric is a great guide and an integral part of our small team. Trust you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday in Tropical North Queensland. Regards Maryanne
star-5
Worth the time
Donna_C
, May 2021
Was a great little tour. Matt was very entertaining and had lots of insight to the area. Museum was amazing will go back before we leave.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for your review, enjoy the museum which is complimentary for your return visit
star-5
Excellent Tour
Jeanette_B
, May 2021
Eric our guide was very knowledgeable. Bus was at capacity but there was plenty of time allocated to each location. 5.5 hours was a good amount of time. No rush. Great overview of Cairns and surrounds. I particularly liked visit to museum and Palm Cove
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for your review. We have been operating for 25 years and very proud of our tour and of course our wonderful guides Eric & Matt
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Enjoyed the trip, driver was fantastic
Frances_D
, May 2021
Needed more time in Palm Cove to stroll around and have a snack as it was our last destination, no other complaints
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for your review. Appreciate your comments. We've planned our itinerary so our guests arrive back to Cairns in time to freshen up and go out for dinner.
star-5
Great day, good way for a visitor to see what is available to see in Cairns.
Keith_M
, Jan 2021
As we had only been in Cairns a day, this was a good way of seeing the sights and finding out where everything was that we may want to see, the visit to the gardens and museum and drive to palm cove were worth while seeing. Our driver Eric was professional and informative.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review Cairns Discovery Tours. It is a wonderful introduction to Cairns as you say when you first arrive. Regards Maryanne
star-5
Recommended for first time visitors to Cairns
Bruce_B
, Nov 2020
This half day tour is an ideal way to take a look around Cairns for first time visitors You are taken around the CBD, the port, Cruise Ferry Terminal, Museum,( 30 minute visit). Botanic Gardens, Mountains view and, 25 kms north of Cairns, to Palm Cove and Barron Gorge. My favorite was Palm Cove and the walk out on the pier, chatting to the locals fishing with hand lines. You also have views of Double Island and Scouts Hat Island. The Tour Captain is very knowledgeable regarding local histories and provides an informative and humorous commentary. Afternoon Tea is taken in the up market zone of Cairns. This Tour is very good value for money.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thank you for your review, as a small local operator we really appreciate it.
star-5
Great value tour
GRR
, Nov 2020
A great introduction to Cairns, with plenty of time at each stop. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the local area and helpful to all guests.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your Cairns City Sights tour with us. We love where we live and sharing with our guests/visitors

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