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Cairns tours and excursions

Cairns tours

Bus tours

Cairns Discovery Tours offer tours of Cairns and surrounds as well as the Great Barrier Reef. They range from half-day to full-day, cultural combination tours or evening sunset cruises on Trinity Inlet. Highlights include a City Sights Tour to get your bearings or a Big Day Out to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Learn about Aboriginal culture and history on the Cairns Cultural Combo tour.

Tel: +61 7 4028 3567
Website: http://www.cairnsdiscoverytours.com

Cairns Mountain Bike Tours

Cairns Mountain Bike Tours (CMBT) are located 200m from the famous Smithfield Mountain Bike Park, home to World Cup Championship events. Fully guided tours through the park are tailored to suit the rider’s experience and skills. Bring your own mountain bike and helmet or hire everything from CMBT for an unforgettable trail riding adventure.

Tel: +61 452 294 035.
Website: http://www.cairnsmountainbiketours.com

Cairns excursions

Great Barrier Reef

This is one of the world's most impressive natural tourist attractions, and Cairns is an ideally situated base from which to explore it. Numerous excursions run out to the Reef from Reef Fleet Terminal, offering the chance to snorkel and scuba-dive amongst the spectacular fish and coral.

Stretching for over 3,000km (1,800 miles), the reef is home to over 1,500 tropical fish species, over 40 species of birds and nearly 400 species of reptiles. It is also the breeding ground for humpback whales, endangered dugongs and green sea turtles.

Tel: +61 7 4750 0700.
Website: http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au

Atherton Tablelands

A great excursion destination one hour's drive to the west of Cairns is the Atherton Tablelands, a beautiful mountainous area, where visitors can bathe in the many idyllic tropical waterfalls. The region boasts World Heritage rainforests, national parks, crater lakes, historical villages and wildlife viewing opportunities. Thanks to its elevation, it offers a cool respite from the coast.

Website: http://www.athertontablelands.com.au