this page you have some ideas for Cairns tours.
Some take a
few hours, others
are day trips
Some let you sit back, others mean being active and bushwalking,
snorkelling or diving.
There are two main types of Cairns tours - they either go out to the water - most of
go to the Great
take you for a drive,
and many of
these go to rainforests.
some tours that you find in Cairns.
Full list with prices and contact details to all the companies is in
to Cape York
There are many Cairns tours that take you to different places in
Cape York, including Cooktown, Daintree Rainforests, Mossman Gorge and
spotting trips on Daintree River, and Bloomfield Road. And
there are also the ones that take you to the Tip.
Green Island is a beautiful coral cay, small enough to walk
There are some great beaches, coral reef right around it, and there is
also tropical rainforest and a captive crocodile.
You can stay in the resort
or do it on a day trip.
Fitzroy Island is not a coral cay but a continental island. There are
some great rainforest walks, beaches, and snorkelling right off the
There is a resort
where you can stay, or you can do it on a day trip.
There are many scuba diving companies offering all kinds of scuba
diving trips from day tours to trips of many days or a week.
take certified dives or do your diver's license joining a course and
taking introductory dives.
Sailing is also popular and there are sailing cruises to Green Island,
and Low Isles outside Port Douglas.
You can enjoy
the destinations like
on any other trip and snorkel, dive, laze on the beach or walk the
There are white water rafting trips in Cairns that start in Barron
Gorge and end in Lake Placid.
It is a beautiful gorge with
rapids. Or you can take a trip to Tully,
which is a very popular place
for the activity; the rapids are grade 4.
With so many mangrove fringed river mouths and the close-by Great
Cairns is also a great place to fish.
You can fish from beaches and
jetties, either hire a dinghy at Cairns Marina or join a fishing tour.
to Cape York Tours
have some Cairns to Cape York tours.
said you should still
think twice before you decide for one.
The only real way to do Cape
York and enjoy its challenges is self
drive on a 4WD.
if you really
are sure that you don't want to do it yourself, not
even in a group of friends, then there are some tours below.
York, but they all depart from
Cooktown Four Wheel Drive Adventure
Two Day Cooktown Four Wheel Drive Adventure
Bloomfield Track, Daintree River Cruise and Cape Tribulation
4WD Tour to Daintree, Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge
Aboriginal Dreamtime Walk, Daintree River Crocodile Cruise and Tropical
Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour
Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Wildlife Habitat Sanctuary
Hartleys Crocodile Adventure
(all now in the Destination Guide).
a lot of Great Barrier Reef tours.
excellent chances to join one while you are up here for your Cape York
and Port Douglas
are the best places in Australia
to do it.
The reef is closest to
up here, so the tours are
the best value.
is also healthy up here. The reef that is off the coast of
York is known to be healthier than the reef further south.
there are the reef tours. They take you out to the reef where you can
see and learn about this interesting ecosystem by snorkelling, diving or just
watching the reef through a glass
snorkel or dive,
the glass bottom is
still worth watching because you see things clearer than while swimming
are sometimes separate trips, because the diving is best in the outer
reef, so those boats often go farther out.
They also sometimes include night
Diving operators cater for experienced divers as well as
for total beginners.
Medical certificate is needed for a
Below are some of the tours, and the full list is in the Destination
Diving and Snorkelling Cruise from Cairns
GBR Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
GBR Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
GBR Dive and Snorkel Sailing Cruise
Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise
Day Best of Cairns and the GBR
GBR Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Palm Cove
GBR Dive and Snorkel Sailing Cruise
Cay Dive and Snorkel
GBR Snorkel Cruise from Palm Cove
GBR Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas
GBR Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas
Great Barrier Reef Tours -
trips take you out to the islands. Green
coral cay outside Cairns.
this 50 pages
guide totally for FREE.
contains information that helps you getting started with planning of your trip.
You get to make early-stages desicions such as when to go, how long time you
should take, how to get
there and get
to stay (general info), what
will it cost..
and a short insight to what is there to see and do in Cape York.
This complete 300 pages
travel guide is all you need before and during your trip. Besides the
background chapters on the peninsula's history and wildlife; and the comprehensive detail about all
the places (down to prices, opening hours and full contact
detail), it has invaluable information on at least 10 four wheel drive tracks,
at least 30 guaranteed FREE
camping spots on the Cape (and at least 150 on your way to
the Cape), at least 40 best
swimming holes, all mapped; as well as practical things -
from fuel, roads, wireless internet and mobile phone reception,
how to deal with the national
parks booking rules; and Aboriginal land entrance and camping permits
and alcohol restrictions - to vehicle preparation and accessories and necessary recovery
gear by my partner
Mark who is the recovery guy on northern Cape York and the Old
Not to mention locals'
tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)
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