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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Eric took us to places we wouldn't have found on our own. He was a mine of information on all things Cairns. A most enjoyable afternoons sightseeing with cream tea too! Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My friend and I did this tour on our first day in Cairns. It was a great tour taking us all around Cairns right up to Palm Cove! Roger, our driver, was fantastic! Very informative and friendly. A tour that is definitely worth doing if you are visiting Cairns!

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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Excellent first-up tour...Roger has heaps of information of Cairns delivered in a very enthusiastic style. Apart from the tour itself, lots of little extras - eg a cane-toad, pictures of pythons, etc - with detailed background. Delicious scones, interesting informative tour of a wonderful Botanical Gardens, ... Thoroughly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We took a half day tour and it was absolutely terrific. The guide, Roger was first rate. He was friendly and a fountain of interesting information. We saw the Marina, Wharf, St. Monica's Church (with its magnificent stain glass windows), The Botanical Gardens, Barron Gorge and Palm Cove. Plenty of great photo opportunities plus an excellent Devonshire tea along the... 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 your tour with us, Roger is a star and loves showing everyone our beautiful city and it's history Regards Maryanne More

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Had such a fantastic day out. Got to learn some history and it was fun. Even Cairns locals could learn a thing or two onboard. From the Wharf out to Palm Cove it was a great way to see Cairns. Our guide Roger did a great job.

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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 our tour, being a small tour operator we take pride in showing our beautiful city of Cairns to our visitors More

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