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Cairns Discovery Tours-Day Tours

36 Aplin Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
4028 3567
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Owner description: Cairns Discovery Tours is an interesting and informative 1/2 day tour of Cairns that is led by expert, knowledgeable guides. This tour takes in the... more » Owner description: Cairns Discovery Tours is an interesting and informative 1/2 day tour of Cairns that is led by expert, knowledgeable guides. This tour takes in the natural beauty of Cairns and offers a wealth of knowledge on its history. You will see the busy wharves, harbour and the diverse industrial areas beyond the city.Visit St Monica's Cathedral which has the world's largest themed stained glass and peace windows.Enjoy a spectacular guided walk through the Flecker botanical gardens.Take in the panoramic hillside views from the best lookouts. Indulge in a devonshire tea, coffee or hot chocolate and scrumptious scones for afternoon tea Enjoy a walk at the lower section of the Barron Gorge National Park and take in the beautiful rugged mountains, ravines and tumbling waterfalls and to end a perfect afternoon a stroll along simply stunning Palm Cove jetty or a wander along the beach. City Pick ups from 12.30pm, City return aprox 6.00pm,Northern Beaches Pick up from 12.00pm and return approximately 5.15pm « less
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Eric, our guide and bus driver was extremely professional as he drove us to an amazing number of highlights. He had a wide knowledge of Cairns and had many interesting stories to tell at each sight. His knowledge of plants in the Flecker Botanic Gardens was impressive. The afternoon tea was delicious. The tour was good value for money.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Roger Lee did a great job taking us around Cairns, & including some history of the indigenous people and other people who you rarely hear about. Delivered with humour, empathy & enthusiasm. Highly recommended.

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Palm Cove, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Cairns City Sights tour was fantastic we were pleasantly surprised by how much we covered in the tour. Roger our tour guide was very professional and amazing with his knowledge and history of Cairns. Roger made the tour amusing and interesting with his humour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Cairns our highlight was the St... More

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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have taken city tours in other countries across the globe and this tour is up there with the best! Roger is a wonderful ambassador for Cairns. His delivery of information over the whole tour was delivered with enthusiasm, humour, anecdotes and energy that didn't wain. Really interesting information, wonderful locations visited and the whole tour helped me see Cairns... More

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

did the City Sights half day tour with my husband and son. We all thoroughly enjoyed it, visiting places in Cairns we wouldnt have otherwise known about, and being regalled with lots of interesting stories and history along the way. Eric was a very entertaining and genial tour guide. Highly recommend this tour, and found it to be excellent value... More

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Maryanne J, Owner at Cairns Discovery Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Cairns Discovery Tours. We love sharing with our visitors our beautiful city. Regards Maryanne More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

This trip gives you lots of info about Cairns I'd imagine you wouldn't get otherwise. My guidebook said Cairns was a city to base yourself only, but you'll go to lots of different places and be well informed to consider otherwise. Very well thought out - thank you !

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

When you arrive on a morning flight, this is a great way to see what's in Cairns. This is a small tour group where you get to know other travelers. You enjoy a guided walk through the botanical gardens, see the lower section of the Barron Gorge National Park, and the Palm Cove beach. Don't miss the delicious scones you... More

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Maryanne J, Owner at Cairns Discovery Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review, we really appreciate it and pleased you enjoyed seeing our beautiful city of Cairns with Eric who is a wonderful local guide More

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

i first went on this tour in 2011 when i was travelling with my sister to see our brother in melbourne. as i had been to cairns once before in 2000 i just had to come again as it felt like 'coming home'. it was so informative and entertaining i wouldnt have missed it for the world. afraid i cant... More

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Maryanne J, Owner at Cairns Discovery Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, I took over the company in May 2012 as I had previously worked for the owner for many years and couldn't resist when I knew the business was up for sale. I am very proud to now own this wonderful product and continue the tours to the standard you had experienced. Please let us... More

Auckland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Roger is a great ambassador for Cairns. Great knowledge if you are into history or botany. Scones were great as was the outback opal mine. Wonderful windows in St Monica's. An exceptional value-for-money tourist experience.

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Maryanne J, Owner at Cairns Discovery Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I agree with you that Roger is a wonderful ambassador, I will pass on your compliments. We are a small company and enjoy showing our beautiful city of cairns to our visitors. Regards Maryanne Owner More

lelystad
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Right in time we were picked up. The driver an enthousiast young lady, (Helen) - explained the day: Picking up others, driving to Mossmangorge and then direction Cookstown (not so far!). OK, with a nice car - for 8 persons we went. We made a stop in Mossman for loading our lunches - then to the gorge. Helen was fabulous.... More

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