Arrived in Cairns

Our lovely driver will pick you up at the airport then transfer to hotel.  You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore the city in tropical Far North Queensland.

Cairns Highlights

Discover the vibrant history of Cairns as you immerse yourself in the rich, cultural heritage unique to Far North Queensland on your Cairns Highlights tour.

Visit St Monica’s Cathedral, one of the most breathtaking cathedrals in all of Australia with the world’s largest themed stained glass windows.

You’ll enjoy afternoon tea at the Flecker Botanical Gardens – imagine warm, fresh from the oven scones with jam and cream, and your choice of locally grown Devonshire Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate.

Afterwards, you’ll join a professional guided walk through the Flecker Botanical Gardens, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions in Australia of tropical plants. Wander along butterfly-lined pathways under a lush green canopy, and listen as your guide points out the various plant and wildlife along the way.
View Cairns and its panoramic hillside views from some of the most stunning vantage points and lookouts, before heading to Barron Falls for a walk at the lower section of the Barron Gorge National Park to Surprise Creek Falls.

Lastly, visit stunning Palm Cove and stroll along the beach, or out to the end of the jetty to watch the sunset behind the mountains. You’ll return to your accommodation at 6:00pm

Finally, visit stunning Palm Cove and stroll along the beach, or out to the end of the jetty to watch the sunset behind the mountains. You’ll return to your accommodation at 6:00pm

Optional add on – Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome

Wildlife Entry with daily shows and presentations

You can choose to add Wildlife Entry at Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome to your Cairns Highlights day tour, for an additional cost.

Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome is a spectacular all-weather wildlife exhibit, situated in a 20m high glass dome on top of The Reef Hotel Casino in the Cairns CBD.

Native Australian wildlife wander freely through the Dome, with birds flying overhead. Get up close and personal with our snakes, lizards, freshwater crocodiles and turtles, and take advantage of our raised boardwalks to observe Goliath, our 4metre crocodile in his year-round heated enclosure – the only one of its kind in Australia. The glass-walled enclosure allows you to see him even when he’s in the water, or view him from above on one of our elevated boardwalks.

4 ZOOM Activities with Wildlife Entry

You can also choose to add on 4 ZOOM activities at Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome. This includes a choice of any of the adventure activities within Cairns ZOOM, including Mid-ZOOM, Hi-ZOOM, Dome Climb, PowerJump, Pirate Climb, Commando Climb and Slack Line.

World Heritage Rainforest

The rainforests and grasslands of Tropical North Queensland are incredibly diverse ecosystems, home to 3000 different plant species, 400-plus birds and 100-plus mammals, many of which are found nowhere else on earth.

  • Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a spectacular journey with stunning views, pass massive Barron FallsStoney Creek and cross steep ravines
  • Free time to explore Kuranda – the village in the rainforest
  • Browse in the markets, shops and art galleries
  • Visit Rainforestation Nature Park set in a lush tropical environment (lunch at own expense)
  • Tour the world heritage rainforest in a 6 wheel drive amphibious World War 2 Army Duck
  • Learn of rainforest ecology on land and water, meet many of the unique inhabitants – butterflies, water dragons, pythons, turtles and eels
  • Tropical Fruit Orchard
  • Witness the Pamagirri Aboriginal dancers perform in the rainforest amphitheatre
  • Experience a Dreamtime Walk and learn of Aboriginal culture, spear throwing demonstrations and try your hand at boomerang throwing!
  • See native wildlife close-up – kangaroos, wombats, koalas and crocodiles
  • Perhaps have your photo taken with a cuddly koala (own expense)
  • Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over pristine rainforest just metres above the forest canopy
  • Short walks at Barron Falls and Red Peak offer stunning views and time to explore the forest floor
  • Sensational panoramic views of the Coral Sea,  Cairns City, lush tableland region and mountain ranges.
  • Return coach transfers from Cairns accommodation

Tropical Green Island, Great Barrier Reef

Green Island is coral cay 27 km (17 mi) offshore from Cairns, Queensland, Australia located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area. The island is surrounded by coral reef and protected in the Green Island National Park.

  • Cruise to Green Island – you’ll have 5 hours on the island.
  • On board briefing of the days activities and options.
  • Green Island – vivid aqua waters, superb beaches, tropical rainforests and fun
  • Choose to either Snorkel from the beach and swim in the warm, crystal clear reef waters or view the coral reef from the Glass Bottom Boat
  • Witness the stunning spectacle of the marine world – get acquainted with tropical fish, clams and anemones!
  • View the coral reef and prolific tropical fish from the semi-submarine
  • Perhaps visit Marineland Melanesia – a fascinating walk through a nautical museum featuring live crocodiles, tropical marine aquariums and melanesian artifacts (own expense)
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board the “Big Cat”
  • Spend time browsing the resort shops or just relax on the white sandy beach

Explore Cairns

Enjoy a free day to explore Cairns at your own leisure.

Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon.

Depart Cairns

Today is the final day, take a chance to say goodbye to Cairns. Our lovely driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Day 1

Arrived in Cairns

Our lovely driver will pick you up at the airport then transfer to hotel.  You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore the city in tropical Far North Queensland.

Day 2

Cairns Highlights

Discover the vibrant history of Cairns as you immerse yourself in the rich, cultural heritage unique to Far North Queensland on your Cairns Highlights tour.

Visit St Monica’s Cathedral, one of the most breathtaking cathedrals in all of Australia with the world’s largest themed stained glass windows.

You’ll enjoy afternoon tea at the Flecker Botanical Gardens – imagine warm, fresh from the oven scones with jam and cream, and your choice of locally grown Devonshire Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate.

Afterwards, you’ll join a professional guided walk through the Flecker Botanical Gardens, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions in Australia of tropical plants. Wander along butterfly-lined pathways under a lush green canopy, and listen as your guide points out the various plant and wildlife along the way.
View Cairns and its panoramic hillside views from some of the most stunning vantage points and lookouts, before heading to Barron Falls for a walk at the lower section of the Barron Gorge National Park to Surprise Creek Falls.

Lastly, visit stunning Palm Cove and stroll along the beach, or out to the end of the jetty to watch the sunset behind the mountains. You’ll return to your accommodation at 6:00pm

Finally, visit stunning Palm Cove and stroll along the beach, or out to the end of the jetty to watch the sunset behind the mountains. You’ll return to your accommodation at 6:00pm

Optional add on – Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome

Wildlife Entry with daily shows and presentations

You can choose to add Wildlife Entry at Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome to your Cairns Highlights day tour, for an additional cost.

Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome is a spectacular all-weather wildlife exhibit, situated in a 20m high glass dome on top of The Reef Hotel Casino in the Cairns CBD.

Native Australian wildlife wander freely through the Dome, with birds flying overhead. Get up close and personal with our snakes, lizards, freshwater crocodiles and turtles, and take advantage of our raised boardwalks to observe Goliath, our 4metre crocodile in his year-round heated enclosure – the only one of its kind in Australia. The glass-walled enclosure allows you to see him even when he’s in the water, or view him from above on one of our elevated boardwalks.

4 ZOOM Activities with Wildlife Entry

You can also choose to add on 4 ZOOM activities at Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome. This includes a choice of any of the adventure activities within Cairns ZOOM, including Mid-ZOOM, Hi-ZOOM, Dome Climb, PowerJump, Pirate Climb, Commando Climb and Slack Line.

Day 3

World Heritage Rainforest

The rainforests and grasslands of Tropical North Queensland are incredibly diverse ecosystems, home to 3000 different plant species, 400-plus birds and 100-plus mammals, many of which are found nowhere else on earth.

  • Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a spectacular journey with stunning views, pass massive Barron FallsStoney Creek and cross steep ravines
  • Free time to explore Kuranda – the village in the rainforest
  • Browse in the markets, shops and art galleries
  • Visit Rainforestation Nature Park set in a lush tropical environment (lunch at own expense)
  • Tour the world heritage rainforest in a 6 wheel drive amphibious World War 2 Army Duck
  • Learn of rainforest ecology on land and water, meet many of the unique inhabitants – butterflies, water dragons, pythons, turtles and eels
  • Tropical Fruit Orchard
  • Witness the Pamagirri Aboriginal dancers perform in the rainforest amphitheatre
  • Experience a Dreamtime Walk and learn of Aboriginal culture, spear throwing demonstrations and try your hand at boomerang throwing!
  • See native wildlife close-up – kangaroos, wombats, koalas and crocodiles
  • Perhaps have your photo taken with a cuddly koala (own expense)
  • Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over pristine rainforest just metres above the forest canopy
  • Short walks at Barron Falls and Red Peak offer stunning views and time to explore the forest floor
  • Sensational panoramic views of the Coral Sea,  Cairns City, lush tableland region and mountain ranges.
  • Return coach transfers from Cairns accommodation
Day 4

Tropical Green Island, Great Barrier Reef

Green Island is coral cay 27 km (17 mi) offshore from Cairns, Queensland, Australia located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area. The island is surrounded by coral reef and protected in the Green Island National Park.

  • Cruise to Green Island – you’ll have 5 hours on the island.
  • On board briefing of the days activities and options.
  • Green Island – vivid aqua waters, superb beaches, tropical rainforests and fun
  • Choose to either Snorkel from the beach and swim in the warm, crystal clear reef waters or view the coral reef from the Glass Bottom Boat
  • Witness the stunning spectacle of the marine world – get acquainted with tropical fish, clams and anemones!
  • View the coral reef and prolific tropical fish from the semi-submarine
  • Perhaps visit Marineland Melanesia – a fascinating walk through a nautical museum featuring live crocodiles, tropical marine aquariums and melanesian artifacts (own expense)
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board the “Big Cat”
  • Spend time browsing the resort shops or just relax on the white sandy beach
Day 5

Explore Cairns

Enjoy a free day to explore Cairns at your own leisure.

Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon.

Day 6

Depart Cairns

Today is the final day, take a chance to say goodbye to Cairns. Our lovely driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Note:

Please bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, camera and cash

Fine Print:

  • Travel insurance (Strongly Recommended) Delightful Travel provided 30% off with NIB TRAVEL INSURANCE when Purchasing the Tour. Please email through the details and the Team members will email you the quotation
  • Anything not listed in deal

Travel Advice:

  • For the latest travel advice for your holiday please visit www.smartraveller.gov.au
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your trip overseas
  • A visa may be required for your destination or any countries you are transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain a valid

Bedding Configuration

  • Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability). Please inform us when book the tour.
  • Bookings are non-changeable & non-refundable once your travel dates are confirmed

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