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Address: 36 Aplin Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 4028 3567
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Description: Cairns Discovery Tours is an interesting and informative 1/2 day tour of...
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
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Excellent half day guided tour of Cairns and surroundings

Found a brochure about this company' s tours in the lobby of the residencies where I am staying for 6 days. Being a solo traveller, I was looking for a guided tour and that is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Cumbria, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very boring start to the tour... they drive you around the town and show you a few things such as the church and the industrial area... take you to a cafe for a scone and a cup of tea or coffee... the botanical gardens was nice but we only got to stay 20 minutes there and the gorge was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Found a brochure about this company' s tours in the lobby of the residencies where I am staying for 6 days. Being a solo traveller, I was looking for a guided tour and that is precisely what I got. A comfortable bus, a knowledgeable and courteous driver / guide and an excellent variety of places - central Cairns, the port... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was a good tour showing different aspects of Cairns and surrounds. The scones at afternoon tea time were wonderful. A couple of slight criticisms were a lack of drinks available (water or juice) during the journey on a hot day and the place where we stopped for a toilet break was unsuitable for disabled people. Otherwise- perfect and good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Take this tour if you want to learn about Cairns. Our driver was amazing and used every minute to tell us about what we were seeing. We saw so many things from the botanical gardens to lookouts over Cairns. He used the time to the fullest and we got great value for our $$. His stories were great and I... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

An excellent half day, Eric was our driver and was a mine of information. My husband and I took this tour on the last day of our week's holiday in Cairns and found it wrapped up our holiday beautifully. The Botanic Gardens were heavenly, Palm Cove was amazing, and the church with the painted glass windows were breathtaking. Eric was... More 

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Evandale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Eric was our driver and tour guide. What a treasure he is, informative, articulate, amusing and just a fantastic advocate for all that there is to see in Cairns. The five hours we spent with Eric passed remarkably quickly and allowed us to better understand the areas we hoped to explore more fully in the weeks ahead. Eric's driving was... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was a marvellous tour by Roger Lee - he is so knowledgeable of the history of Cairns and surrounds. My friend and I enjoyed the tour very much and we learned many things we did not know previously. Highly recommended

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our tour, so pleased you enjoyed your tour with us and our beautiful city which we love Regards Maryanne More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a great tour to learn about Cairns (pronounced Cannes), it's history and people. It is a full 5 hour plus tour. Eric, our driver, is extremely knowledgeable about this area of Australia and obviously loves Cairns. You learn about the history of this City of about 175,000 people, its economy, and it's natural surroundings. Just two suggestions for... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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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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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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