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Cairns Discovery Tours-Day Tours

36 Aplin Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
4028 3567
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Ranked #26 of 131 Activities in Cairns
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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 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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Evandale, Australia
1 review
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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Palm Cove, Australia
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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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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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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

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