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Cairns City Sights Tour

Cairns City Sights Tour

Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Cairns on the half-day afternoon City Sights tour. An experienced guide will lead you to the highlights of the city and surrounds, travelling in an air-conditioned vehicle. Visit  Cairns Museum, Cairns Botanic Gardens, Cairns City lookout, Lower Barron Gorge National Park, Surprise Creek Falls, and Palm Cove Beach.


  • St Monica’s Cathedral
  • Cairns Museum
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens
  • Barron Gorge National Park
  • Palm Cove Beach


  • Small personalised groups (21 seater air-conditioned coach)
  • Accommodation pick up and return
  • Afternoon Tea

City Pickup at 12:30pm and returns 6:00pm

You will be collected from your Cairns CBD accommodation as you travel in air-conditioned comfort with your local guide. Your afternoon tour begins at the water’s edge at the Cairns Marlin Marina, Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

St. Monica’s Cathedral
This Heritage Listed cathedral, dedicated as a memorial to the Battle of the Coral Sea, houses 24 amazing stained-glass windows, depicting the story of creation. They are reputably the largest themed stained-glass windows in the world.

Cairns Museum
A dedicated guide will take you on an exclusive tour to discover the story of Cairns and living in the tropics. Stories of heat, hard work, cane, rainforests and reefs.

Afternoon Tea
Take a break and enjoy a delicious Devonshire Afternoon Tea at Noa’s Café in the leafy suburb of Edge Hill.

Cairns Botanic Gardens
Renown as one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia, your guided tour will showcase key areas of the gardens, including the Conservatory and the Aboriginal Plant Use section.

Barron River Gorge National Park
Relax and enjoy the sights – Have your camera at the ready as we visit a spectacular lookout with views over the city of Cairns’ and the Coral Sea, before continuing to Lower Barron River Gorge National Park and Surprise Creek Falls.

Palm Cove
Take a stroll along the jetty or on the sand on this picture-perfect beach, fringed with coconut trees. Nestled behind the beach is the quiet seaside suburb of Palm Cove, with its’ magnificent paperbark trees. Sit back and relax on the return drive back to Cairns to your chosen accommodation at approx. 6.00pm.

Your tour includes:

Your tour includes:
  • Explore Cairns Highlights, CBD & shopping districts
  • See the busy wharves, harbour and the diverse industrial areas beyond the city
  • St Monica’s Cathedral - featuring the world’s largest themed stained glass peace windows
  • Cairns Museum, School of Arts - an exclusive 20 minute tour by a local expert with a complimentary re-entry visit to the Museum during your stay in Cairns.
  • Professional guided walk in the Flecker Botanic Gardens - These gardens contain an amazing collection of tropical plants including exotic herbs, spices, valuable timber trees, orchids, fruits, bromeliads, giant bamboo and many other spectacular flowering plants.
  • Afternoon Tea at Noa Cafe - Toasted banana bread topped with greek yogurt & fresh passionfruit, tea, coffee or hot chocolate 
  • Take in the panoramic hillside views from the best lookouts
  • Enjoy a walk at the lower section of the Barron Gorge National Park and take in the beautiful rugged mountains, ravines and tumbling waterfalls
  • Stroll along the Palm Cove jetty or a stroll along the beach  
  • Small personalised groups (21 seater air-conditioned coach)
  • Accommodation pick up and return

Cairns City Sights & Green Island Package

Cairns City Sights & Green Island Package

Experience a Great Day Out with Great Adventures to Green Island and Cairns City Sights Tour. Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, 27kms offshore from Cairns. Just 45 minutes by fast catamaran, swim, snorkel or discover the wonders of the reef in a glass bottom boat coral viewing tour before returning to Cairns and joining the afternoon City Sights Tour to explore Cairns & surrounds. 

Tour Duration: 9am to  6.00 pm approx

Cairns City Sights & Dinner Cruise Package

Cairns City Sights & Dinner Cruise Package

Discover our harbour city with Cairns City Sights & Surrounds afternoon Tour and by night with the Spirit of Cairns Sunset Dinner cruise. It’s the perfect way to end a beautiful day in paradise. Includes a delicious hot and cold 3 course buffet, featuring the regions best produce and seafood as you cruise the calm water inlet and waterfront precinct of Cairns.

Cairns Discovery Sightseeing Tours Reviews


Jeremy Kose

My partner and I went for the full day with snorkelling, semi-sub reef tour with a buffet lunch at Green Island and it was amazing. The boat crew are really helpful and want to make sure you enjoy every bit of Green Island as much as you can. Also, it was our first time snorkeling and we’ll be definitely going back for sure!!!! An amazing and memorable experience.


Eliza Thrussell

We recently visited for a day tour and had a great day. Our guides were so accommodating, so helpful.... our kids have not stopped talking about how much fun they had. Thanks for a great experience


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