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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

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Cairns Queenslander Hotel and Apartments

Just one block from the Cairns Esplanade Memorial Walk and beach, the Cairns Queenslander offers a range of accommodation including spacious private balcony rooms, standard rooms, and self-catering 2 bedroom apartments. For those travelling on business, the hotel is located close to Cairns Central Business District.

Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

Located just minutes from Cairns city centre, this 5-star family-friendly resort is set on 28 acres of grounds that include swimming pools and a playground for the children, award winning tropical gardens and rainforest areas. The resort offers a range of accommodation, from luxury condos that sleep up to eight people, to spa villas, and tropical ensuite cabins. Tour companies collect at the front of the resort.

The Reef House

The Reef House is influenced by colonial style beach houses, with plantation shutters, latticework and lush greenery. It offers a relaxed tropical vibe and sits in the heart of Palm Cove’s beachfront boulevard.

Floriana Guesthouse

Occupying an enviable location on the Cairns Esplanade, Floriana Guest House is a heritage-listed former private mansion from the 1930s. Styled with period furnishings, it offers traditional hospitality along with an insight into Cairns history.

Tropic Days Backpackers Hostel

This is simply the best backpackers hostel in town, offering a choice of singles, doubles and small dorms in a beautifully restored Queenslander. There is also a swimming pool surrounded by hammocks for lazy days. One of the best cheap hotels in Cairns for those on a budget.

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa

Despite its mouthful of a name, Sea Temple is an elegant apartment-style hotel with direct access to Palm Cove’s palm tree-lined beach. For the ultimate indulgence, book a room with private plunge pool or rooftop spa.