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  • The Esplanade view in Cairns - a great spot to hang out on Australia vacations.

Cairns is a small city in the tropical north of Queensland and is best known as the Gateway to Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s most popular destinations. From Cairns, there is easy access to rainforests, tropical islands, reefs and mountains. Not far away, you can enjoy world-class diving or snorkeling getting close to schools of tropical fish and abundant marine life on your Australia vacation..

In the city itself, go for a stroll along the Promenade and discover the very large saltwater lagoon in the centre of the city. Explore the picturesque coastal drive towards Port Douglas and board a catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef.

Hop on the century old scenic train to the rainforest village of Kuranda, famous for its markets, and experience an aboriginal “dream-time” walk and cultural performance. Cairns is also a great place to go walking as there are nearly 200 walking tracks around the city.

To the north of the city are a number of excellent beaches perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

If time allows, travel to the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest surviving tropical rainforest. Where you can either simply relax or experience a unique rainforest tour.

At Goway we feel that all trips to Australia should include one of our Cairns tours. C’mon say G’day Downunder. Book one of our Australia vacations today and start exploring!

 

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Cairns, Australia

  • Classic Australia 12 Day

    Experience the best that Australia has to offer from Sydney’s Opera House to spectacular Ayers Rock. Swim in the Great Barrier Reef and learn about the traditional Aboriginal “Dreamtime”.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,483
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Classic Australia 15 Day

    Enjoy Australia’s most famous sites from Sydney’s Opera House to an Aboriginal “Dreamtime” walk in Kuranda with stops at the Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock and Darwin in between.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,301
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Classic Downunder from Melbourne to Auckland

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Visit Australia's iconic sites and cities before commencing a journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,709
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Downunder: Auckland to Melbourne

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands before embarking on a tour of Australia.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,642
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Classic Golden Triangle

    Visit the Classic Golden Triangle of Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney. See the penguins of Phillip Island, swim in the Great Barrier Reef then get to know the historic side of Sydney.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,440
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic South Pacific

    Enjoy the Classic South Pacific by encountering Fijian, Maori and Aboriginal cultures. Travel from Fiji to New Zealand to Australia taking in fantastic sights and experiences on route.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,452
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Sydney, Rock & Reef

    Venture to three of Australia’s most famous spots. Get to know Sydney before catching the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Then explore Cairns and the incredible Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,372
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Highlights & Wildlife

    Experience the historic side of Sydney before exploring the wildlife of Kangaroo Island. Visit Australia’s world renowned wineries followed by stops at Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,621
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Adventures in Paradise Luxury Adventure Cruise: Cairns to Cairns

    Escape to the remote paradise of Papua New Guinea to explore fascinating islands and exotic underwater worlds. Cruising aboard the True North, you’ll scuba dive through wrecks from World War II around the Deboyne Islands, visit the Trobiand Islands to learn about the villagers’ exotic customs, and fly in a helicopter over Benua Cave on Bougainville Island.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 16,239
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
    Papua New Guinea See Trip Details
  • Affordable Diver

    Enjoy uninterrupted cruising and diving on Pro Dive’s live-aboard dive voyage. For certified divers or snorkellers, sleeping onboard gives you more time to discover the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 878
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Aussie Adventure

    Explore the best of Australia combining the excitement of snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef with visits to the Crocodile Hunter’s Australia Zoo and the amazing Blue Mountains. An ideal family vacation.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,910
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Best of the Tropical North

    From Cairns experience easy access to tropical islands, rainforests, mountains, palm-fringed sands, beautiful beaches and the Great Barrier Reef, one of nature’s wonders of the world.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 957
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Brisbane to Cairns (Reef & Rail Cruise)

    This fabulous tour features a journey onboard the Spirit of Queensland train, in an innovative RailBed seat, an eco-cruise through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and a rainforest and Aboriginal experience.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,919
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns & Green Island

    Eco-sensitive Green Island Resort is luxury on the Great Barrier Reef. Nestled amid lush rainforest, indulge in gourmet dining, adventure and island romance in this natural wonderland.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 862
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns & Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation Daintree Tour

    Head on an exploration of the Daintree River on this tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. On your rainforest excursion, you’ll cruise along the river in search of crocodiles, hike to the top of the Alexandra Range to enjoy panoramic views of the rainforest, and swim alongside turtles and tropical fish at Emmagen Creek.
    Duration:
    11.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns Barrier Reef

    Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforests. Enjoy time on a wave piercing catamaran then board an amphibious army duck to venture into the rainforest.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 572
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns to Hinchinbrook Island Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns

    Embark on a cruise that introduces all the hidden jewels of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore Hinchinbrook Island, a tropical paradise, spending time snorkelling, diving and soaking up the sun.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,276
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns to Lizard Island Great Barrier Reef Cruise (from Cairns)

    Cruise scenic Trinity Bay then discover historic Cooktown. Uncover Lizard Island, the Ribbon Reefs and the incredibly rich coral gardens while swimming with spectacular marine life.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,678
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Zone

    Experience the world’s first challenge ropes course at the ZOOM and Wildlife Dome in downtown Cairns. Spend a day here enjoying interactive wildlife exhibits, hugging koalas, and flying along ziplines. A day at this accessible adventure and wildlife zone is a day well spent.
    Duration:
    0 Minutes
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Cairns: Green Island Discovery

    Spend the day exploring Green Island, a stunning 6,000-year-old coral cay that’s perfect for activities on land and sea. Take an eco-walk through the cool rainforest before lounging on the white-sand beach and snorkelling through the surrounding coral reef to see the marine creatures that call the reef home.
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns: Kuranda Classic with Scenic Railway, Skyrail Cableway and Rainforestation

    Ride a scenic railway to the Kuranda Rainforest where you’ll stroll along rainforest skyways, learn about indigenous culture, and enjoy an Australian BBQ lunch. This exploration of Kuranda also comes with a koala and wildlife tour and a ride on the famous Kuranda Skyrail as you descend the mountain.
    Duration:
    9.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns: 4WD Daintree & Cape Tribulation Full Day Tour

    Spend a day exploring the rainforest and amazing landscapes of Cape Tribulation on this 4WD tour. As you traverse the landscape, you’ll cruise the Daintree River to see crocodiles and tropical birds, admire a fringing coral reef at Kulki Lookout, and walk through Mossman Gorge to learn the secrets of one of the world’s oldest rainforests.
    Duration:
    11.75 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns: Afternoon Barron River Raft Adventure

    Head onto the Barron River to white water raft through shifting rapids and experience the gorgeous landscape of Barron Gorge National Park. This afternoon adventure is perfect for first-time rafters and anyone wanting to experience the excitement of the water.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns: ATV Quad Bike Riding Adventure Half Day Tour

    Join Far North Queensland’s best-established quad bike company, Blazing Saddles, for a half day adventure through a working sugar cane farm and alongside billabongs. This adventure is perfect for first-time riders and offers a great adventure where you’ll see all manner of birds and maybe even a crocodile.
    Duration:
    3.15 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Day Trips
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns: Bungy Jump

    Get ready to push your limits and break the laws of gravity at the Cairns Bungy site - the home of Australia's first and only Bungy tower. With a world-first Jump Menu offering 16 different jump styles, there's a Jump for everyone. Whether you're a first-time jumper or a seasoned thrill seeker, it is guaranteed you will find a jump to take you out of your comfort zone and beyond! There's nothing like a little adrenalin hit to remind you you're still alive!!
    Duration:
    1.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Australia See Trip Details
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