Cairns & Port Douglas
The most northern gateway to Queensland, Cairns is an ideal entry port from Asian cities and from other Australian cities. The modern airport is situated just a short drive from the city and airport buses transfer visitors to and from the city. Many hotels offer free airport transfers.
Cairns is Queensland’s most northern city and is in the centre of a tropical wonderland which include the Great Barrier Reef, the tropical rain forest, wetlands (Daintree), palm fringed beaches, World Heritage National Parks, the Atherton Tablelands and fossil fields.
A garden city, Cairns situated between the ocean (The Coral Sea) and the Rain forest covered mountains. Although one of the smaller cities it offers the visitor a range of activities such as adventure touring, sailing, shopping, diving around the Great Barrier Reef, fishing, bird watching, exploring the national parks or learning about the aboriginal culture. Cairns is also the gateway to many of the islands situated on the Barrier Reef.
Cairns enjoys a warm tropical climate all year. From mid January till late April is the wet (green season) with tropical rains and storms. From May to August the weather is pleasant and these are some of the best months to visit. The prime months are September through to December
Hotels accommodation: Please contact us for prices and reservations.
Great Barrier Reef Cruise
These range from full to half-day trips and visit various parts of the Great Barrier Reef. One of the best known is the Quicksilver, which cruises daily to the outer Barrier Reef – the Agincourt Reef. Their Wave piercers cruise out to the reef at high speed, allowing the smoothest ride possible in all weathers. Included in the day is a presentation by a marine biologist, underwater observatory fish and coral viewing, coral viewing from a semi submersible, snorkelling and a tropical smorgasbord lunch.
Big Cat Green Island
This is a full day trip to Green Island with 5 hours on the island.Choice of either glass bottom viewing or the use of snorkelling equipment.
Big Cat Green Island half day trip
Departing either 0900 or 1300 a half day cruise on Reef Jet, 2 hours on the island and the choice of a glass bottom boat tour or snorkelling. Transfer from accommodation.
Billy Tea Bush Safaris
A full day tour by 4WD which allows you to discover the beauties of the Daintree, perhaps see crocodiles basking on the river banks and walk on a pristine beach where the rainforest meets the ocean. Learn about the area and maybe stop at a tropical fruit plantation to sample some of the special tropical fruit ice cream they make.
Flames Of the Forest – An evening in the Rainforest
Take your candle and walk along a flame lit trail beneath the canopy of the oldest rainforest in the world. Listen to the sounds of the sleeping forest as you are enveloped by ancient trees and feel the wonder of this legendary place. This is a magical, mystical and sensual evening of rare culture and customs.
Tjapukai, Markets, Kuranda Scenic Rail
This half day tour includes a trip to the local Markets, great for shopping, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park where you can experience the unique culture and experiencing the Kuranda scenic Rail.
1 Day Fly/Drive Historic Cooktown
This is a great tour for seeing the far north of Queensland. Learn about the aboriginal legends of the mysterious Black Mountains, visit the James Cook museum, historic buildings and monuments, and see goldfields. There is ample time for sightseeing in historic Cooktown (in the far north). The scenic flight back is over the Barrier Reef and the Rainforest. Tour is around 11 hours and includes vehicle travel to Cooktown, flight back to Cairns.
Mail Flights. Cape York Air
This is a truly unique way to see the outback. Travel on the mail run (when seats are available). Flights are with experienced bush pilots. Generally the stop at a station is just long enough to hand over mail but sometimes passengers will be invited for a cup of tea. Passengers must supply their own food and bring enough water for the day. Prices vary according to the day of the week. The distances flown also vary according to the days mail run and can be from between 835km-1496km.
Depending on the day of the week stops at stations (outback farms) will be between 8 and 20. Top of the Cape Day Tour. Cape York Air Operates May to November and takes passengers all the way up North into the Torres Straits. This very special air tip takes passengers over the spectacular coast, the Barrier Reef, The Tip of Queensland and Thursday Island. On the journey south back to Cairns the flight is over fascinating landscapes and Wilderness. Food and beverages are catered for.
Dress is casual and comfortable. Sunglasses, hat and camera should be taken. Passengers make own way to the and from the terminal at Cairns. Journey is 2000km with 4-5 stops Tropic Wings Tours.
Skyrail is a 7.5kilometre Cableway stretching across the Rainforest Canopy from Cairns to Kuranda. Passengers are carried in 6 person gondolas only meters above the Wet Tropic World Heritage rainforest. Classic Kuranda Tour with train, Skyrail and Rainforestation Departs Cairns daily at 0800 – 1730. Includes Kuranda Train, Army Duck Tour, BBQ Lunch, Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers, the Dreamtime walk, Koala and wildlife Park, and Skyrail.
Kuranda Scenic Railway
A Spectacular journey with views of heritage listed rainforest and waterfalls. The Train winds its way throughout 15 tunnels and over 37 bridges from Cairns to Kuranda. The Freshwater heritage complex honours the engineering feat of the Kuranda Scenic Railway and 500 men who built it during the 1890’s. There is the station, museum, pioneer cottage, restaurant with antique rail carriages and gift shop.