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Cairns Discovery Tours

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Address: 36 Aplin St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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4028 3567
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12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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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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A real gem of a tour!

One of the very few tours in Cairns that actually focuses on the sights, attractions and facts rather than tooting their own horn and trying to sell you stuff. The whole afternoon... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 19, 2016
Tom R
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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was fabulous (as I expected from my previous experience with this company) The sights are unusual and interesting including the wharves and dock area of Cairns, Saint Monicas Cathedral, Copperlode Dam Lookout, the magnificent Botanical Gardens and my favourite - The Barron Gorge, raging after so much rain! Afternoon tea was delightful...freshly baked scones with jam and cream...finished... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Apologies for being biased, but "cheer-leading" is not my style. It is OK ones in a while, but not more often. We had taken several daily trips. Here are the highlights:(i) fairly well organized, (ii) on time, (iii) helpful staff, (iv) basic food, (v) outdated equipment. Choices are limited, so my advise would to try ine company first,and then make... More 

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

Hello, I'm a little confused by your review and as the owner of Cairns Discovery Tours I would very much like to know more. Please email at bookings@cairnsdiscoverytours.com so I can go into further details as to your review. What date did you travel? did you travel on our City Sights tour or a combo package which includes other tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

One of the very few tours in Cairns that actually focuses on the sights, attractions and facts rather than tooting their own horn and trying to sell you stuff. The whole afternoon was very laid back and personal, all the stops were amazing and our guide was very informative and amusing. We got much more out of this tour than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

A big thank you to Eric from Discovery tours for the informative and excellent Cairns half day tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Did the afternoon tour & was fantastic. Our tour guide Eric had so much knowledge of Cairns & also the environment when going through the Botanical Gardens. Saw much of Cairns including outer areas such as Baron Falls & Palm Cove. Would highly recommend.

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Craigieburn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Went on a tour today around cairns The botanical gardens and the gorge then palm cove Our driver Brendan was the best very informative and funny thoroughly enjoyed the day would highly recommend ask for Brendan

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour today our guide Brendan was very informative and entertaining and full of knowledge Thank you Brendan

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took this half-day tour of Cairns from 1-6pm to have an overview of what Cairns has to offer. Our driver Eric is really knowledgeable, patient and experienced. It's no joke driving while talking about Cairns (and he was so good at it that it is like listening to a taped full commentary in a bus) and... More 

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

Pleased you enjoyed your tour with Eric who is a wealth of knowledge and a proud local who enjoys showing visitors our city and surrounds. Palm Cove is a popular destination and only a 20 minute drive from Barron Gorge Our tour price has remained the same at $75.00 for many many years and traveling around our city by Taxi... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Both the booking process and the hotel pick up start were rather disorganised, but the afternoon improved from there. The Cathedral's stained glass windows were a pleasant surprise - I was expecting the boring usual church setup. The Botanic Gardens were the highlight for me. Beautiful plants and plenty of shade as you walk around so you don't fry in... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Brendan was the driver and he gave us a very good coverage of the city and surrounding district, its history and present day activities

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