Cairns and Beaches

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Cairns city, in Queensland Australia, is around 10 minutes drive south from the Cairns domestic and international airports.

Cairns also has beaches that are located around 15 to 30 minutes drive north of the city Cairns and airport. Either the city of Cairns or Cairns beaches are the ideal place to base yourself for visiting the Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda by the scenic train and Skyrail and the Atherton Tablelands, also known as the Cairns Highlands.

Cairns is also known as being the adventure capital of Australia for thrill seekers seeking sports such as white water rafting, sky diving, bungy jumping, parasailing and so on. Cairns is also Australia’s top spot for learning to scuba dive or to start a live aboard scuba diving holiday.

Types of Tours in Cairns:

Airplane Tours and Expeditions – includes sea planes, microlights and hang gliding

Atherton Tablelands – waterfalls, cater lakes, rainforest, wildlife

Cape York Accommodated Tours –4WD tours to the tip of Cape York without camping.

Cape York Air Tours - allows you to see more of Cape York in a shorter amount of time.

Cape York Camping Tours - 4WD tours to the tip of Cape York camping in tents along the way

Cape York Tag-Along Tours - driving yourself to Cape York, but with assistance and catering provided by a local tour operator.

Cooktown Tours – 1,2 and 3 day tours to Cooktown from Cairns.

Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation Tours - 1, 2 and 3 day tours to the Daintree from Cairns.

Fishing Trips – half day, full day, river and reef fishing.

Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Tours - allows people to see the reef without getting wet.

Half Day All Weather Tours and Transfers – short tours or transfers in and around Cairns.

Helicopter Tours & Expeditions - Amazing ways to see the reef and rainforest by helicopter.

Horse Riding Tours – half and full day horse riding adventures.

Hot Air Ballooning Tours – Sunrise hot air balloon experiences.

Island Transfers and Tours – half and full day tours to the islands off the coast of Cairns.

Kuranda TRAIN and SKYRAIL – the famous train and cable car tour of the rainforest

Night time and dining out – things to do at night in Cairns

Sailing Tours to Great Barrier Reef - great ways to see the reef by sailing there

Scenic Flights by Helicopter or Airplane – scenic flights over the reef and rainforest

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Day Trips – one day trips out to the reef

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Overnight Trips – from 2 – 7 day tours of the reef

Scuba Diving Courses in Cairns – learn to scuba dive courses in Cairns

Skydiving Tours– try tandem skydiving in Cairns or Mission Beach

Undara Lava Tubes Tours – the volcanic lava tubes tours, four hours west of Cairns

Water Sport Tours – jetskiing, parasailing, sea-kayaking

White Water Rafting Tours– four different rivers for white water rafting

Wildlife Tours– see the local wild life in and around Cairns

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