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Cairns Aquarium and small group City Sightseeing Tour provided by Cairns Discovery Tours

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Cairns Aquarium and small group City Sightseeing Tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Visit the Cairns Aquarium independently and at your leisure to meet 16,000 animals from Tropical North Queensland’s two world heritage listed areas - the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. See live shark and ray feeding, marine and reptile touch n talk show and from river to reef eco-system presentations. Complete your experience with a 2 course lunch at Dundee’s Restaurant with a stunning sea life backdrop. You will be collected from the Cairns Aquarium by Cairns Discovery Tours for your afternoon city sights and surrounds guided tour. Enjoy Devonshire afternoon tea, prior to visiting the Cairns Flecker Botanical Gardens, Lower Barron Gorge National Park, beautiful Palm Cove beach and more
You'll start at
Cairns Aquarium
5 Florence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaPlease make your own way to the Cairns Aquarium. Opens at 9.00am. Cairns Discovery Tours will collect you from the entrance of the Cairns Aquarium at 12:45pm to commence the afternoon Cairns City Sights Tour. Please wait outside.
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  • 1
    Cairns Aquarium
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Cairns Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Cairns Botanical Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Barron Gorge National Park
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Palm Cove Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Cairns Aquarium
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    St Monica's Cathedral
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
36 Aplin St
36 Aplin St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaWe will drop you back to your chosen Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation
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Departure Point
Cairns Aquarium, 5 Florence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Return Details
36 Aplin St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • 2 course lunch with glass wine/beer or soft drink at Dundee’s Restaurant with a stunning sea life backdrop.
  • Delicious Devonshire afternoon tea with tea or coffee
  • Entrance to Cairns Aquarium
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Return hotel transfers at the completion of city sights tour
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Aquarium
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Botanical Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Barron Gorge National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Palm Cove Beach
  • Entry/Admission - St Monica's Cathedral
  • Transfers to the Cairns Aquarium, make own way
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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David Webby wrote a review Jul 2020
Concord West, Australia310 contributions21 helpful votes
Did this tour to see all the changes in Cairns first was the new aquarium then lunch at the Dundee's restaurant there then tour of the local sights by the quide Eric a local with a vast knowledge of the local history he pointed out landmarks history plus had a good botanical
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Response from Maryanne J, Owner at Cairns Aquarium and small group City Sightseeing Tour
Responded 23 Jul 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour of the Cairns Aquarium and Cairns City Sights & Surrounds Tour. Pleased you enjoyed your day in our city with your guide Eric. We are a small company and Eric works most days.
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jonesjjj wrote a review Jul 2019
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions4 helpful votes
This is amazing to see 20ft high enclosed fish tank. It's huge. The talks that are given throughout the Aquarium and very informative and engaging. Every exhibit is very well presented. The best, is feeding time in the huge tank as the fish know when it is about to happen.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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By: Cairns Discovery Tours
Best Tour to do on arrival in Cairns
Great way to see CAIRNS and be well informed. Eric was very good and knew Cairns very well so was able to give us g
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Wonderful Cairns Tour
With half a day to spend in Cairns and a 7.30 pm flight Mayanne of Discovery Tours was terrific. Eric the driver/
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Great 1/2 day tour
Eric was a fantastic tour guide, very informative was great to learn some history of Cairns and enjoy the sites and
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Cairns City Sights & Surrounds
We did the Cairns City Sights & Surrounds tour yesterday. Our tour guide was Eric & he was very informative & very
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Mary S
Best use of our short time in Cairns
Wow! This tour was wonderful. Marianne was so accommodating in getting us a tour and Matt was a spark of enthusiasm
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Lovely day out
Our half day was a lovely day visiting Botanical Gardens a lookout and surprise falls. A little shame that it got a
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Half Day Tour
Eric is a fantastic Tour Guide. I would highly recommend this tour. The whole group really enjoyed it. Eric is extr
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Eric is a wonderful tour guide
I really enjoyed this tour. Being with other people was fun. We went to the museum, St Monica’s to view stained gla
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Great city
We enjoyed the tour. Matt was our guide, he really knows a lot about cairns and gave us interesting information.
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Awful tour
Reading the other reviews you would think this would be a great tour to take. How wrong you would be. If you are ov
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Lyndal M
Relaxing and informative
Eric collected us from our Cairns hotel in a comfortable small bus and we enjoyed an inside look at St Monica's mos
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Really interesting tour.. fantastic guide
This tour was really interesting and took in lots of places in and around Cairns. Matt, our guide, was very friend
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Cairns Discovery Tours afternoon City Sights & Surrounds Tour
Great tour, very interesting and the Botanic Gardens were beautiful. Afternoon tea consisted of the best scones, j
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Evelyn B
fabulous tour
Highly recommend this small group tour. Our tour guide Eric was so knowledgeable and his enthusiasm for this lovely
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City sights tour
Highly recommend this tour group company. The tour group is small and intimate which makes the tour more personal.
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  • Duration: 9h
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