Tour ID: 10002581

This is a great way to see Cairns, there is so much to see and do but you have to be in the know. We visit all places of interest plus a few extras. Our guides are passionate about Cairns and by the time this tour is over you will be too!

  • Discover our vibrant city history
  • Learn about the rich cultural heritage unique to the Far North.
  • Step inside St Monica’s Cathedral, featuring the world's largest themed stained glass windows
  • Guided walk through the Flecker Botanical Gardens
  • Visit Cairns Scenic Lookout
  • Stroll around Palm Cove
  • Wonderful afternoon tea, using locally grown tea

Cairns Discovery Tours is Cairns’ official city sightseeing tour, in operation for over 20 years. Whether you love waterfalls, birdwatching, tropical plants, history, culture or coast, there’s something for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you on board!

The afternoon tour begins at the water’s edge, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Travel in air-conditioned comfort with your local guide; step inside St. Monica’s Cathedral where you will marvel at the world’s largest themed stained-glass windows. Explore Cairns and delve into the city’s history. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage that is the Far North.

Visit Cairns Museum at the School of Arts Building, in the heart of the city. You will be greeted by a dedicated guide for an exclusive tour of the museum (free re-entry included, valid for 3 days). Enjoy an afternoon tea at a local Cafe in the leafy suburb of Edge Hill before continuing to Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens to discover the unique flora of the tropics.

Your guide will lead you back to the air-conditioned vehicle for an exploration of Cairns’ scenic surrounds. The first stop is a scenic city lookout, so have your camera at the ready. Next, visit Lower Barron Gorge National Park and Surprise Creek Falls where there are plenty more photo opportunities. Continue on to Palm Cove, one of Cairns’ most picturesque northern beaches. Walk along the jetty or feel the sand between your toes on Palm Cove beach before the tour concludes.
You will be returned to your accommodation in the Northern Beaches or Cairns City at the end of the tour.
Note: Lunch is NOT included in this tour.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Afternoon tea and all entry fees.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    6 hours approx.

  • Departure:

    12:45 PM Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

  • Return:

    Cairns City 6.00pm
    Northern Beaches approx 5.30pm

  • Departure points:

    Cairns, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Cairns City approximately 12.30pm (Returns 6.00pm approx.)
    Cairns Beaches approximately 12.15pm
    *** Additional charges for Northern Beaches pickups will apply. (returns 5.30pm)

  • What to bring:

    Make sure to bring your camera!

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child 4-14years child rate applies.

  • Additional Information:

    Does not operate Sundays, AND ALL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Including Christmas Day, Good Friday and New Years Day.

  • Destinations:

    Cairns, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches and Lake Morris

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