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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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Small-Group Cairns City Tour with Optional Green Island Cruise
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Tour with Optional Green Island Cruise

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Cairns half day city sights tour - Really enjoyed it

Originally I though oh yeah I’ll just do this to get my bearing’s around town a bit better. This tours showed me a little bit more of Cairns City I hadn’t seen yet, along with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Originally I though oh yeah I’ll just do this to get my bearing’s around town a bit better. This tours showed me a little bit more of Cairns City I hadn’t seen yet, along with learning a lot about cairns on the way. Really happy I chose this tour.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A the last moment we decided to take the Discover Cairns 5 hour tour. We were certainly not disappointed that we made this choice. We started off with the city highlights incl. St Monica's Cathedral to see the beautiful stained glass windows. Then onto The Edge for Devonshire Tea after which we spent approx. 40mts at Flecker Botanic Gardens which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Absolutely lovely tour. Eric our driver and tour guide was incredibly informative. His wonderful personality kept the whole crowd of us enthralled with his professional knowledge of Cairns the city, the Botanical Gardens and surrounds. Well done Eric your a lovely guy! Thanks for a wonderful afternoon.

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was a great tour to get a real overview of Cairns and surrounds. Roger was an amazing tour guide, he was very knowledgable about the history of Cairns and we visited places that we would not have otherwise seen. He also gave tips on places that were worth visiting such as the Wildlife Dome at Cairns Casino, thanks for... More 

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warrimoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This half day tour proved interesting and enjoyable. Roger was pleasant and informative. His anecdotes were fasinating, amusing and educational. I would recomend this tour to mature people interested in history, botany and excellent scones!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

What can I say more than big Thanks to Roger Lee for the guided tour from Monica cathedral to all the place in around Cairns show casing its rich past, present & preservation of many places , still remember hot scones with coffee , so friendly & lively tour guide, keep up the good work !!

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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, I will be sure to pass on your comments to Roger who is an amazing guide. We are a small company and we love showing your our beautiful city. More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

excellent afternoon, Roger our tour guide was a mind field of information , witty and friendly. I will leave this holiday seeing and knowing much more about the Cairns region because of this trip. Thank you cairns discovery tours , and thank you Roger

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

Thank you for your review and comments. It is a wonderful afternoon full of surprises and information about our beautiful city. So pleased you have experienced Cairns through our eyes. Regards Maryanne More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Cairns Discovery Tours. It's unfortunate that you found it a little boring which is quite surprising as the tour has been operating for 15 years and this is the first ever comment that the tour was boring. We pride ourselves being a small owner operator with passionate knowledgable guides... More 

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

Thank you for your review, pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. We will investigate the comfort stop and appreciate your feedback in this matter. It is difficult to store water on our vehicle due to restrictions and laws imposed on us by the Department of Transport in Queensland. Water is provided at our afternoon tea stop and we do... More 

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