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

Our Cairns Tours 

Cairns is a small city in the tropical north of Queensland and is best known as the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s most popular destinations. It enjoys 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.

Cairns Vacation Highlights 

In the city itself, go for a stroll along the Promenade and dip your toes in 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 “dreamtime” 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 world’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest, where you can explore the trails or experience a unique guided rainforest tour.

Book one of our Australia vacations today and start exploring!

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Say G’Day to Australia’s Best Cities (that aren’t Sydney or Melbourne!)

What to Expect on an Outer Great Barrier Reef Trip

Three Great Alternatives to the Classic Trip Downunder

Goway’s Waltzing Matilda Ups the Ante on Australia and New Zealand Travel

Discover the Great Barrier Reef on a scUber Adventure

Top Natural Beauty Spots to See on a Downunder Vacation to Australia and New Zealand

Plan Your Perfect Australia Escape

 

 


 

Australia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Australia vacations. 

Learn about the history and culture of Australia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Australia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Australia for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Australia vacations today!

 

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.

 

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Cairns, Australia

  • Sydney and Great Barrier Reef Explorer

    An ideal Australia trip for first timers. This Australia vacation hits two of the country’s most popular destinations, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy lots of time to see the sights your way (with an attractions pass in hand) and take an unforgettable cruise on the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,799
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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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$ 3,135
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Classic Golden Triangle: Melbourne to Sydney

    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$ 1,370
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers)
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Golden Triangle: Sydney to Melbourne

    Explore the unforgettable Golden Triangle of Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne. Get to know Sydney’s historic side and its breathtaking landmarks, swim through the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, and see the penguins of Phillip Island after indulging in world-class culture.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,359
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers)
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Melbourne, Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Explorer

    Escape to Australia with a brilliant combination of urban highlights and natural icons. On this Australia vacation, you’ll see the Sydney Opera House, snorkel and dive through the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland, and enjoy the trendy bars and restaurants of the world’s most livable city, Melbourne.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,059
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Sydney, Rock and Reef With Air

    Flying with award-winning Qantas Airways, head to Australia to visit three of its greatest landmarks. Start in Sydney and see the Sydney Opera House and the beautiful harbour before watching the sunset over Uluru/Ayers Rock and cruising the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,599
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
    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$ 3,548
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Classic Downunder: 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$ 3,464
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic South Pacific: Nadi to Cairns

    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$ 2,488
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • 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$ 2,472
    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:
    AU$ 23,995
    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:
    US$ 653
    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:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Aussie Wine, Wildlife & Reef Escape

    Experience Australia’s unique icons, unforgettable flavours, and fascinating wildlife on this journey across the country. Connecting to Sydney, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, and Cairns, you’ll see the Sydney Opera House, taste world-class wines, spot kangaroos and koalas, and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,279
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Authentic Australia

    Journey through the best of Australia on this unforgettable vacation that takes you from Melbourne to Sydney. Along the way, you’ll see Uluru/Ayers Rock, venture into Kakadu National Park, dive the Great Barrier Reef, and explore the Indigenous Dreamtime in Kuranda.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,549
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    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$ 905
    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$ 2,366
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, 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$ 834
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    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$ 584
    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$ 1,240
    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$ 1,585
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cape Tribulation

    Located north of Port Douglas is the World Heritage listed Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Park, Australia’s largest tract of rainforest. Enjoy the natural beauty that abounds here.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 478
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular

    Explore the Australian outback aboard a luxury train, then round off your journey at the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,859
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • 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$ 2,426
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic South Pacific with the Cook Islands

    This classic vacation showcases the Polynesian, Maori, and Aboriginal cultures of the South Pacific on a journey from the Cook Islands to New Zealand and Australia. Enjoy the beaches of Rarotonga, explore the rainforest around Auckland, tour the Sydney Opera House, and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,282
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas
    Cook Islands See Trip Details
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