See the sights of Cairns’ city, port and beaches on a small-group afternoon tour! You also have the option to combine the tour with a morning cruise to Green Island, where you can spend a few hours snorkeling or cruising in a glass-bottom boat. Whether exploring Cairns or relaxing on Green Island, enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour, limited to 21 passengers.
Your small-group tour of Cairns and its environs starts in the afternoon with a drive by air-conditioned minivan through the city center and to the waterfront, where you’ll explore the wharves and harbor with your experienced guide. Then learn about Cairns’ tropical environment on a guided walk through Flecker Botanical Gardens, and pay a visit to St Monica’s Cathedral, where you can admire the world’s largest peace-themed stained-glass window.
Next, enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea of scones and tea, coffee or hot chocolate at a local cafe; see the city from a hillside lookout that boasts fabulous photo opportunities; and take a walk past the ravines, rugged mountains and tumbling waterfalls of Barron Gorge National Park. Then browse the award-winning showrooms of the Outback Opal Mine to see how Australia’s famous iridescent opals are formed, cut and polished. Your tour ends by the water with a walk along Palm Cove Jetty or the beach.
To make a full day of your Cairns experience, upgrade to include an optional morning cruise to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Spend two hours relaxing on Green Island, or choose to include optional snorkeling or viewing the coral on a glass-bottom boat tour (additional expense payable directly). Then return to Cairns in time to begin your small-group city tour in the afternoon.