Trips and Tours to Cairns

Gateway to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests of North Queensland, Cairns is the perfect base for lovers of the great outdoors. While Cairns itself is home to bustling artisan markets, small art galleries, cosy cafes and world-class restaurants, the real fun can be found on day trips from the city. Discover the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef with excursions to coral cays where you can snorkel, scuba dive or ride in a glass-bottom boat. Or, head inland and ride a skyrail through the tropical rainforest of Kuranda, go white water rafting on Tully River or zipline through the Daintree Rainforest. Choose from these and more with our range of day tours and activities from Cairns, all available to book online today with live availability and instant confirmation.

Next Departures - Cairns Day Tours and Excursions

ExcursionDurationNext DepartureFrom AUD
Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns 8 hours 30 minutes 16 Nov 2019 AUD $181.50
Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns 11 hours 16 Nov 2019 AUD $196.90
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge from Cairns or Port Douglas 12 hours 16 Nov 2019 AUD $174.90
Great Barrier Reef Snorkel, Dive Catamaran Cruise from Cairns 9 hours 16 Nov 2019 AUD $214.50
Green Island Day Trip from Cairns 8 hours 16 Nov 2019 AUD $107.80

Best things to do in Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

8 hours 30 minutes
FROM AUD $181.50

Make the most of your visit to the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour by fast boat, with five...

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

8 hours
FROM AUD $107.80

Travel by catamaran to the tropical cay of Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef, where you'll have...

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

7 hours
FROM AUD $183.70

Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and then choose from five different tour options in the tropical...

Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns

11 hours
FROM AUD $196.90

Enjoy a scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in the wildlife haven of Daintree...

Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

8 hours 30 minutes
FROM AUD $92.40

Head to the tropical paradise of Fitzroy Island on the Great Barrier Reef for the day and enjoy free...

Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Cairns

2 to 7 hours
FROM AUD $405.90

Experience the Great Barrier reef by boat and helicopter on this day trip from Cairns, with three...

Rain Forest, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter, Cruise from Cairns

9 hours
FROM AUD $698.50

Experience Cairns at its finest with this action-packed day, including a ride on Kuranda's railway...

Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

9 hours
FROM AUD $234.85

Treat yourself to a luxurious day out on the Great Barrier Reef, travelling in style aboard a deluxe...

Kuranda Railway Skip the Line and Skyrail Cableway from Cairns

8 hours
FROM AUD $243.10

Skip the queues at Kuranda with this fast track ticket for the railway and cableway, and later...

Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Scuba Tour with Lunch

10 hours
FROM AUD $256.30

Spend a day discovering the colourful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef with the choice to...

Bungy Jump or Giant Jungle Swing or Bungy & Swing Combo

2 hours
FROM AUD $141.90

Thrill seekers can get their fix at the Cairn Bungy Tower where they can choose to bungy jump or go...

Great Barrier Reef Snorkel, Dive Catamaran Cruise from Cairns

9 hours
FROM AUD $214.50

Set sail on a luxury catamaran from Cairns and head to the Great Barrier Reef where you'll have the...

Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Water Activities Cruise and Lunch

8 hours
FROM AUD $257.40

Enjoy a day out on the Great Barrier Reef with a moored pontoon as your base for a range of...

Flames of the Forest Dining Experience

5 hours
FROM AUD $214.50

A memorable evening awaits at the Flames of the Forest dinner experience, where you'll dine by...

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge from Cairns or Port Douglas

12 hours
FROM AUD $174.90

Delve into native culture with a day out in Cape Tribulation, where you'll enjoy coastal drives and...

Daintree Rainforest Cultural Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

11 hours
FROM AUD $284.90

Learn about aboriginal culture from your indigenous guide and appreciate the beauty of Daintree...

Kuranda in One Day: Skyrail, Kuranda Railway, Rainforestation

10 hours
FROM AUD $284.90

Spend a day in UNESCO-listed Kuranda rainforest, where you'll visit a butterfly sanctuary, meet...

Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns

3 hours 30 minutes
FROM AUD $116.60

Get your adrenaline pumping on a white water rafting adventure in Barron Gorge, and in calmer...

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, Rainforest Tour from Cairns

12 hours
FROM AUD $251.90

Appreciate Australia's outstanding natural beauty on this day trip from Cairns, taking in...

Atherton Tablelands Rainforest by Night from Cairns

8 hours 30 minutes
FROM AUD $218.90

Go in search of Australia's native wildlife on a nocturnal tour in Atherton Tablelands led by an...

2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

2 days
FROM AUD $720.50

Spend two days exploring the very best of Cairns. Enjoy a full day in tropical Kuranda and on your...

Green Island HALF Day Trip from Cairns

4 hours
FROM AUD $107.80

Spend two hours snorkelling and exploring the coral reefs surrounding Green Island by glass-bottom...

Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Night Tour with Dinner from Cairns

3 hours
FROM AUD $135.30

Learn about the history of the Tjapukai people, watch cultural performances and partake in...

Tully River White-Water Rafting Full-Day Tour from Cairns

12 hours
FROM AUD $152.90

Ride the rapids of Tully River on this white water rafting adventure in the tropical UNESCO-listed...

Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns

12 hours
FROM AUD $239.80

Spend a day exploring Cape Tribulation with a cruise on the Daintree River, lunch surrounded by...

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

7 hours
FROM AUD $183.70

Take in the natural beauty of Kuranda on this day trip from Cairns, with plenty of tour options to...

Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Low Isles Sailing Cruise

10 hours
FROM AUD $170.23

Travel to the coral cay of Low Isles for the day, where you can snorkel straight off the beach, view...

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