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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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    Duration:
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    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Visit the two of the most popular parts of Australia, particularly for first time visitors. Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and harbourside Sydney. See the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and more, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, then get to know the secrets of the rainforest.
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    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Take in the best of the east coast and visit the Classic Golden Triangle of Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney. See the penguins of Phillip Island outside of Melbourne, spend a full day swimming and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, soar above the rainforest in a cable car and get to know the historic side of Sydney.
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  • Classic Sydney, Rock & Reef

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  • Classic Downunder: Auckland to Melbourne

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  • Classic South Pacific: Nadi to Cairns

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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 enroute in Auckland, Rotorua, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef.
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  • Cairns Barrier Reef Discovery

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