Best Cairns Hidden Gem Attractions

THE 10 BEST Hidden Gem Attractions in Cairns

Best Cairns Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • christine i
    Loughton, UK20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Did this trip today. Emma our guide was very knowledgeable & shared lots with us about the rainforest.

    Sadly as a result of the cyclone damage we couldn’t visit Cape Tribulation so our itinerary had to be jigged around which was disappointing but obviously not something that Emma or the company could control.

    Trip on Daintree river pleasant, although all the crocodiles seemed to be hiding.
    Mossman Gorge nice & the opportunity for a paddle/dip was welcomed.

    Lunch stop - a hot meal provided & the Barramundi was very good
    Written February 6, 2024
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  • Alix V
    Sydney, Australia163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute highlight of one of our days chasing waterfalls. Josephine Falls is crystal clear, so unbelievably clean and has a safe and bigger swimming spot at the bottom. Set yourself up on the rocks and you can stay for hours in the shade. There is a fun natural rock slide into the pool as well as a rope swing.
    Written January 10, 2024
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  • Koko
    Sydney, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gallery reopened in a new location and there are so much amazing items to see! Most items on display are rare which you don't even see in Japan. If you love Japanese history, antiques, art and/or swords, I highly recommend it! John, the owner, is very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Written February 2, 2024
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  • Peter G
    Canberra279 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was quite a hot day and the interior coolness was very welcome. The tasting tray provides sufficient varieties to understand their products. best taken with the cheese platter !
    Written June 30, 2023
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  • Vicki B
    Darwin, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First visit with Olly. Strong massage that hit all of the sore and tight areas. Grateful Olly works on the Tablelands also.
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • Kieran O
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We done the 'Best of both worlds' trip. Would highly recommend booking this trip if your in Cairns for a few days. We had an amazing tour guide called Jamie, she was engaging and very knowledgeable about everything that we did on the trip. We done the trip as a couple, ideal for couples, solo travelers and groups.
    Written April 16, 2024
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  • Sarah J
    Cairns, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing atmosphere, feels like a cosy old fashioned library. Impressive wine menu and friendly hospitality.
    Written December 15, 2023
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  • Bruce W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stunning views of the reef. This experience is unforgettable and highly recommended. Photos do not do this justice
    Written January 29, 2024
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  • Laramber
    Greater Newcastle, Australia203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I did this same adventure in 1997 and it was great to go back with the family. The team are total pros and the setting in the national park not to be missed. Our guide Angelo tailored our ride to our requests and we felt 100% safe with him at the helm. Great vibe and fun times. Thank you!
    Written January 31, 2024
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  • travelerMelbourne
    Melbourne, Australia121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This whole day (11 hour or so) small group tour packs in essential highlights of Daintree region including pick up/return from accommodation from Cairns/ Palm Cove, Port Douglas (including loo stop), Mossman Gorge (damper for morning tea plus elevated boardwalk through lower rainforest canopy to Rex Creek Suspension bridge and lookout), Daintree river cruise for croc and other wildlife spotting (1 hour), lunch at Daintree Tea House (including a tropical fruit talk by Richard), Daintree ferry crossing, Cape Tribulation (Kulki lookout and Cape T beach), fan palms at Madja boardwalk, and Floravilla ice cream plus audience participation with sing-along on the way home. Michelle was simply amazing with her infectious enthusiasm and knowledge. Thank you for a wonderful day despite the afternoon rain!
    Written August 6, 2023
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  • Jessica D
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing time on the reef - the staff were incredible, Andy especially - who’s Snorkel Safari was so detailed and made the whole experience extra special! The lunch was great, the food generally was delicious & after trying a couple of Reef tours - I have to say this was by far the best!
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • AJ
    New South Wales, Australia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent day with our informative Marcio our driver. He certainly made sure our day was at a relaxing pace, safe and enjoyable, providing tasty food along the way. I’m sure there wasn’t a point of interest we didn’t cover. The views and scenery got better as the day progressed. Yes it rained but hey we are in the tropics. Thanks Marcio for a fabulous day!
    Written April 30, 2022
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  • David S
    Waterford, Ireland4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This tour is a must do if you have an interest in an authentic wildlife tour in North Queensland. Paul is a highly engaging and knowledgeable guide with an uncanny ability to spot critters in light and dark. Amongst others we managed to see the more elusive tree kangaroo with the piece de resistance being a 20 plus minute display by a platypus who incredibly climbed onto a rock to scratch and preen itself in full view. We booked this trip after a cancellation of our Daintree forest tour and are now delighted for that good fortune. (David, Amanda and Amy..tour on 2 January 2024)
    Written January 10, 2024
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  • Andrew D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing diving expedition run by stellar, professional crew. Excellent food, well-run courses, gear in great condition, awesome reef ecology education, safety procedures excellent without inhibiting enjoyment of our diving. I couldn’t imagine a better trip. We’ll certainly be back!
    Written April 12, 2024
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  • wattsup70
    Seattle, WA142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a perfect escape from the heat. They were easily able to accommodate gluten free for lunch. I would suggest throwing some swimming noodles into the van for swimming at the lake. Esther was a great guide.
    Written January 25, 2024
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