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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

  • Authentic Australia

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 4,310
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Golden Triangle: Melbourne, Cairns, Sydney

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 1,800
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Sydney, Rock & Reef

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 1,663
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ultimate Australia: Sydney, Uluru, Great Barrier Reef & more

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This ultimate itinerary stands out among trips to Australia with some of its most unique destinations like Sydney, Ayers Rock, Cape Tribulation, and Lizard Island with equally unique and luxurious accommodation.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,358
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the Australian outback aboard a luxury train, then round off your journey at the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,599
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Sydney and Great Barrier Reef

    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.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,526
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Port Douglas Tropical Discovery

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Located on beautiful Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas offers a “village by the sea” atmosphere. Enjoy day trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation while staying in Port Douglas.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 784
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns Barrier Reef Discovery

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 693
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Aussie Family Adventure

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the best of Australia combining the excitement of snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, a visit to the Crocodile Hunter’s Australia Zoo, dolphin feeding at Tangalooma, soaring above the rainforest in a cable car, and touring Sydney by ferry. An ideal family vacation.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations
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  • Highlights of Downunder

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the best of Australia and New Zealand’s culture, people and scenery from the cities of Sydney and Auckland to the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Milford Sound. Experience Maori and Aboriginal cultures in with traditional feasts and dance.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,209
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Downunder: Auckland to Melbourne

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Journey through New Zealand and Australia’s most spectacular sights including Rotorua, Milford Sound, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef, with exciting, cosmopolitan cities to create the perfect downunder experience.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,459
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 4,429
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • 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 while staying in first-class accommodations.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,923
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights & Wildlife: Sydney, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Cairns

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 2,906
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • 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$ 17,270
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
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  • 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$ 792
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    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$ 1,057
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 512
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Australia: Sydney, Red Centre, Cairns, Melbourne

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 2,821
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cod Hole and Ribbon Reef Liveaboard Expedition

    Board the sleek Spirit of Freedom to enjoy Australia’s best liveaboard experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Spend three days sailing from Cairns and dive fascinating underwater sites along the rarely-visited Ribbon Reefs and the world-famous Cod Hole, home to massive and friendly Potato Cod.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,490
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
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  • Cooktown Explorer 4WD Safari from Cairns

    If you’re only visiting the Great Barrier Reef, you’re only seeing half of what tropical North Queensland has to offer. Escape into the rainforest hinterland on this overnight 4WD safari from Cairns.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 469
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Coral Sea and Ribbon Reefs Liveaboard Expedition

    Explore the Coral Sea and the Ribbons Reefs on this liveaboard diving cruise on the Spirit of Freedom. This four-day expedition explores the bright colours, underwater caves, and fascinating sea life of the Great Barrier Reef with several dives each day at Osprey Reef and the Ribbon Reefs.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,255
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Daintree Eco Lodge

    The multi-award winning and unique Daintree Eco Lodge is an exclusive wilderness resort nestled in a lush tropical rainforest bordering the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 560
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Downunder Farmstays: Cairns Region

    Take a break from diving coral reefs to get a taste for farm life in the north of Queensland. Slow down your busy tourist rhythms and adjust to the pace of the farm, milking cows, grooming horses, and gaining insight into the daily challenges and rewards of rural Australian life.
    Duration:
    2-3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 243
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • East Coast Beachin' - Trip for 18 - 39 Year Olds

    Surf, sail, and island-hop your way through Queensland on this Aussie adventure. Leave all things urban behind as you visit beautiful beaches, a proper Aussie farm, a national park, and the odd World Heritage Site. Soak up the sun and enjoy the coast from Cairns to Sydney.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,538
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
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