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Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
"Travel north along the Captain Cook Highway one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives towards the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park crossing the mighty Daintree River by cable ferry. Journey through spectacular landscapes that contain the world's highest number of rare and endangered plant and animal species. Your guide will enlighten you with stories and history of the region as you crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges.Stop for lunch at Cafe Ayton before visiting at the famous Lion's Den Hotel one of North Queensland's oldest bush pubs established in 1875. Continue to Black Mountain surrounded in mystery and ancient Aboriginal legend
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Cairns Super Saver: Great Barrier Reef Cruise plus Kuranda Scenic Railway plus Cape Tribulation Day Trip
Enjoy three iconic Cairns experiences over three unforgettable days in tropical Far North Queensland. Each tour takes place on a separate day. Please note that these are day tours only; accommodation is not included."""Over three days experience the best of tropical Far North Queensland! Go diving or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and explore the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Combining the Cairns area's most popular attractions this three-day super saver is perfect for first-time visitors to Queensland plus represents a savings of 10%. From the coral beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to scenic views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and encounters with Australian wildlife
From AUD422.00
 
Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
"Your Great Barrier Reef experience begins in the morning with one of the fastest trips to the reef from the Cairns mainland covering the distance in a little over an hour. After checking in step aboard your deluxe boat which holds a maximum of 100 people including expert guides who make sure that you are comfortable throughout the day. When you arrive at the reef head to two prime locations to take in colorful schools of fish and coral gardens. Your guides help you to get outfitted with snorkel and scuba diving equipment and provide instruction and encouragement to newcomers and experienced people alike. Your friendly and knowledgeable crew is always available to help nervous snorkelers or divers enjoy their time in the water. Marvel at the incredible richness an
From AUD149.00

Daintree Rainforest Tips (3)

The rainforest

From cairns the other main attraction besides the reef is the rainforest. You could just go to Kuranda on the skyrail where you will see the rainforest. But to be honest I think it is far too touristy, your much better off going further north perhapsstaying in Port Douglas overnight and going to daintree rainforest and cape trib

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Aug 30, 2002

Daintree Rainforest - Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge is a series of waterfalls, and trails with a rope bridge amongst other things. It isn't as spectacular as some of the waterfalls we saw in the Athertons highlands, but still worth a visit. We saw fresh water turtles in the river.

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pugwashman
Dec 10, 2004

Daintree Rainforest

The Rainforest is another 'Must See' when in Cairns. I was a little disappointed but it was OK. The company I used was Billy Tea Bush Safaris.

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Oct 12, 2002
 
 
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"Cairns QLD more than a tourist city."
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"CAIRNS (PAGES UNDER CONSTRUCTION)"
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"Cairns - A Land of Contrast"
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Trinity Beach

Cairns does have nice beaches with lovely white sand but you need to travel north to get to them. We went to Trinity Beach on the local public bus which took 55 mins to get there. Bus 111 from Cairns...
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Atherton Tableland

This was actually a great day out. I went with a company called Northern Experience Eco Tours. The Tablelands area is very scenic and we visited some nice waterfalls that were tucked out of the way....
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Fitzroy Island

You will not believe your eyes when you arrive to Fitzroy Island. This peaceful and perfect island 45 minutes from Cairns by ferry, is 339 hectares of pure bliss. It contains vast rainforests, Turtle...
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