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“Great first activity to do in Cairns”

Cairns Discovery Tours
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US$57.96*
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Tour with Optional Green Island Cruise
Ranked #70 of 159 Tours 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
Bathurst, Australia
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25 reviews
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“Great first activity to do in Cairns”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Excellent first-up tour...Roger has heaps of information of Cairns delivered in a very enthusiastic style. Apart from the tour itself, lots of little extras - eg a cane-toad, pictures of pythons, etc - with detailed background. Delicious scones, interesting informative tour of a wonderful Botanical Gardens, ... Thoroughly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A great way to see Cairns”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We took a half day tour and it was absolutely terrific. The guide, Roger was first rate. He was friendly and a fountain of interesting information. We saw the Marina, Wharf, St. Monica's Church (with its magnificent stain glass windows), The Botanical Gardens, Barron Gorge and Palm Cove. Plenty of great photo opportunities plus an excellent Devonshire tea along the way.

A great way to get a good understanding of Cairns and its history.

A must do.

Visited August 2013
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Maryanne J, Owner at Cairns Discovery Tours, responded to this review, 11 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us, Roger is a star and loves showing everyone our beautiful city and it's history
Regards Maryanne
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Cairns, Australia
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Sight-seeing”
Reviewed 4 June 2013 via mobile

Had such a fantastic day out. Got to learn some history and it was fun. Even Cairns locals could learn a thing or two onboard.
From the Wharf out to Palm Cove it was a great way to see Cairns. Our guide Roger did a great job.

Visited June 2013
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Maryanne J, Owner at Cairns Discovery Tours, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our tour, being a small tour operator we take pride in showing our beautiful city of Cairns to our visitors
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Cairns
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“Half day Cairns city tour”
Reviewed 29 March 2013

Hi,
I took a fabulous tour with Roger as driver/tour guide extrordinair from Cairns Discovery Tours recently and found it to be most comprehensive, enlightening and entertaining. Roger also coloured his enthusiastic talks with fun and humour. We were taken to places and told stories of Cairns history from the "good old days" and the "not very good old days" for certain sectors of the community, when Malay Town was in existance until it's demise. I cannot believe that we visited so many and such a variety of interesting places and saw stunning views of Cairns and it's surrounds. There was something to interest everyone including a delicious afternoon tea of huge freshly baked scones and local rich cream in a friendly and gourmet delights' cafe in the quaint old Queenslander suburb of Edge Hill. I wholeheartedly recommend the tour and even for locals to do. 10 out of 10 Roger.

Visited March 2013
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A SUPERB TOUR”
Reviewed 12 February 2013

A must tour if visiting Cairns.It not only shows you the city,but the out skirts as well and a drive to scenic Palm Cove also tha Botanical gardens etc.Afternoon tea is included and is a nice touch.The driver/guide was excellent and very informative.Could do with a new bus though.

Visited January 2013
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