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From Cairns: Full Day on Fitzroy Island, Return Boat

1. From Cairns: Full Day on Fitzroy Island, Return Boat

Leave Cairns for the day and explore the beauty of Fitzroy Island with a roundtrip transfer. Discover a national park covered in tropical rainforests and boasting granite outcrops, open woodlands, mangroves, and coral beaches. Explore at your own pace and travel back to Cairns at the end of the day. Depart from Cairns Marina on a spacious catamaran and admire spectacular views of the ocean. Once at the island, embark on a scenic rainforest walk, go snorkeling, visit the lighthouse, or relax at the famous Nudey Beach, voted the best beach in Australia. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase a delicious meal or refreshing drink from a restaurant just meters off the beach. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around and make sure to visit Foxy's Bar & Café, the Pacific Island Store, and the activities center for extra things to do before the ride back.

Chillagoe Caves and Outback from Cairns Full-Day Tour

2. Chillagoe Caves and Outback from Cairns Full-Day Tour

Discover the Chillagoe Caves and the Outback on a tour alongside a licensed local guide. Enjoy striking natural landscapes, lunch at a 100-year-old pub, and learn about Aboriginal culture. Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle. After being picked up, ascend the McAllister Ranges and head west through Mareeba embarking on a remarkable journey back to prehistoric times, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. The first stop is for morning tea at Skybury Coffee Plantation for tea, coffee and a light morning tea snack while enjoying the serenity and views. There is also time to stroll and purchase something from the gift shop if you wish. Then, travel through historical towns and rolling hills rich in minerals eventually giving way to towering limestone karsts scattered around Chillagoe. Travel out to Chillagoe while listening to the informative commentary by your guide who will share information about the region's wildlife, history, and Aboriginal culture. Explore the Chillagoe-Mungaga Caves National Park with an expert local guide, visit Balancing Rock for an amazing photo opportunity and see and learn about aboriginal rock art. Visit the remains of the once-mighty smelters to ponder what it was like working there before heading to an iconic 100-year-old Aussie pub for lunch. After lunch and a visit to the local souvenir shop, head back towards the East Coast, stopping at Granite Gorge where you get up close to the wild rock wallabies who inhabit the area. The tour then returns down the range to Cairns.

Cairns: 6-Hour Canyoning Tour to Crystal Canyon

3. Cairns: 6-Hour Canyoning Tour to Crystal Canyon

Meet your guides and head towards your destination at the Crystal Canyon Waterfalls. Receive instructions on rappelling techniques on the safety of the flat ground.  Start your adventure near the top of the gorge and abseil into the freshwater. From here you can swim, walk over rocky gorges, and through the tropical rain forest, leap off rocks into the deep pools below and canyon through Crystal Canyon.  Don’t worry, anyone with a reasonable fitness level will love this adventure. Enjoy a snack and relax while taking in this beautiful area that nature provides. After this, head back to Cairns and you'll be dropped off at your accommodation.  The qualified guides have vast experience in canyoning and show the highest professionalism to ensure you have a safe and fun day.

From Cairns: Daintree National Park Private Tour

4. From Cairns: Daintree National Park Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accomodation in Carins at 7:30 AM. Begin a journey heading North along the Great Barrier Reef Drive with beautiful coastal views of the Coral Sea. Upon arrival at the park embark on a Daintree River wildlife cruise. This 2-hour cruise is full of opportunities to observe and photograph some of the most primitive forms of animal and plant life in the world. After the cruise, enjoy lunch at the Daintree Tea House. Lunch has an exotic theme with the outside dining area secluded in the rainforest with beautiful views of tropical rainforest and continuous sounds of birds and nature.  After lunch travel to Mossman Gorge. Go on an ancient journey to witness the evolutionary complexities of the rainforest. The gorge has multiple trails for you to explore with your guide. Enjoy up to 4.5 kilometers of quiet walking tracks within the World Heritage Area, and take some time to swim in the incredible freshwater gorge. After a full day of exploring the park, be returned to your accommodation at 5:30 PM.

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With Matt we had an excellent guide. He showed us beautiful places in the rainforest near Mossman Gorge and was able to explain a lot to us about the forest, plants, different animals... He's an incredibly nice conversationalist. The lunch menu in the Daintree Teahouse was also very well chosen. It was delicious and here too we got a lot of information about the fruits used. The conclusion with the solar-powered boat on the Daintree River with Mark was really great in terms of atmosphere. We spotted crocodiles and also a lovely tree frog. Here, too, we felt really well informed. All in all a really successful day with great impressions, which made us very happy. Special thanks to Matt and Mark. You are such pleasant companions.

Fantastic trip. Good communication regarding bookings and confirmation. Very knowledgable tour guide (Harani) who constantly talked through the trip. Perfect itinery with several different venues to visit and see. Great hospitality from the Rangers and venue hosts.

Our travel guide was amazing and his knowledge on our trip, plus other things was amazing. We had about an hour wait in getting picked up which made getting back late. But didn't stop our guide showing us everything

Good experience with a good guide from Cairns (Mark) and a knowledgeable park ranger at the caves. Very different from typical Cairns tourist activities.

I had the driver Neville. We had a total of 11-13 people and he gave everyone of us equal attention. He was an excellent tour guide and a safe driver.