Cairns, Australia Overview

Cairns was founded in 1876 as a port for the inland gold mines of Queensland. It is now the heart of the Tropical North of Queensland, and is one of Australia's most welcoming cities. Stroll, relax, fly a kite, or have a barbecue on the Esplanade, a popular gathering area. Enjoy several great beaches just north of the city. Cairns is also a great place to watch migratory birds.

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Private Rainforest


Private RainforestIt's just you and your traveling companions on this private rainforest tour from C...

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Cairns Rainforest


Cairns RainforestDid you know that agile wallabies hop around the suburbs of Cairns? You'll see thes...

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Skyrail and Train Combo

Skyrail and Train ComboIn just 90 minutes you'll wind through the Kuranda rainforest on a one-way Sk...

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Skyrail Round Trip


Skyrail Round TripTravel through the treetops from Smithfield to Kuranda and back again on the same...

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by juneyw

Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. We did not use an excursion from Oceania but were able to find an independent excursion on the local dock who transported us to Green Island. Trip to the island took about 35 minutes. We were able to snorkel on our own (they provide the gear). There are also glass-bottom boat tours and semi-submarine tours on the island. Excursion was about 4.5 hours and was very well run. (Check Shore Excursions Group on line for trips that are much less expensive than those offered on the ship.)

Visited: Dec 13, 2018

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