Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Tour

Shore Excursions in Cairns

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Tour description provided by Viator

Spend your time in port seeing the sights of Cairns’ city, waterfront and beaches on a small-group afternoon tour. You will visit attractions such as the Cairns Museum School of Arts, The world largest stained themed windows at St Monica's Cathedral, Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea at a local cafe before visiting the Flecker Botanical Gardens. Photo opportunity with a stop at Cairns Lookout, where you have an overview of Cairns and the Coal sea and see Surprise Creek falls located at the Lower Barron Gorge National Park. Before returning to your ship walk along the jetty or stroll along the palm fringed beach at stunning Palm Cove, one of Cairns beautiful northern beaches.  Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group shore excursion, limited to 20 passengers.
When your cruise ship docks in Cairns, jump on board this small-group tour of Cairns. Departing in the afternoon, your shore excursion begins with a drive in an air-conditioned minivan through the city center and to the waterfront, where you can explore the wharves and harbor with your experienced guide. Learn about Cairns’ tropical environment on a guided walk through Flecker Botanical Gardens, and pay a visit to St Monica’s Cathedral to admire the world’s largest peace-themed stained-glass window.Next, enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea of scones and tea, coffee or hot chocolate at a local cafe; see the city from a hillside lookout that boasts fabulous photo opportunities; and take a walk past the ravines, rugged mountains and tumbling waterfalls of Barron Gorge National Park. Conclude your Cairns sightseeing tour by the water with a walk along Palm Cove Jetty or the beach, followed by drop-off at your cruise ship.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Cairns port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What’s included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • Afternoon tea
  • Port pickup and drop-off (city tour only)
  • 20 minuted guided tour of the Cairns Museum 
  • Cairns Flecker Botanical Gardens
  • Lower Barron Gorge, National Park
  • Stunning Palm Cove Beach

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour