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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

  • Classic Sydney & the Great Barrier Reef: Sydney to Cairns

    Visit two of the most popular parts of Australia, particularly for first time visitors: Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney, the harbour city. See the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and more, snorkel along the Great Barrier Reef, and get to know the secrets of North Queensland's rainforest.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,171
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Classic Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef: Cairns to Sydney

    Visit two of the most popular parts of Australia, particularly for first time visitors: Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and the harbour city, Sydney. See the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and more, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, and get to know the secrets of North Queensland's rainforest.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,160
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • 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$ 1,312
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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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$ 408
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Coral Sea Safari Liveaboard Adventure Diving for Advanced Divers from Cairns

    Suit up and dive into the remote waters of the Great Barrier Reef on this underwater adventure for advanced divers. Get acquainted with the massive potato cod at Cod Hole before getting up close and personal with reef sharks at North Horn and minke whales at Lighthouse Bommie, all while enjoying the comforts of the award-winning Spoilsport.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,835
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
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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$ 509
    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$ 197
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Fitzroy Island Resort

    Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Just 45 minutes by boat from Cairns, Fitzroy Island Resort is an affordable 4.5 star resort that offers a range of exquisite accommodation including Suites, Studios, and Beach Cabins.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 163
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes
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  • Fly Dive Cod Hole for Novice to Advanced Divers from Cairns

    Embark on an underwater adventure perfect for both novice and advanced divers. Befriend the enormous and friendly potato cod at the Cod Hole, marvel at the colours of the coral and fish at Steve’s Bommie, and dare to examine olive sea snakes in their natural habitat while enjoying the comforts of the award-winning Spoilsport between dives.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,441
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Fly Dive Coral Sea Adventure Diving for Advanced Divers from Cairns

    Embark on an underwater adventure suited to advanced divers on this trip to Australia. Dare to examine olive sea snakes in their natural habitat, swim through the underwater caverns of Fairy Grotto, and get up close and personal with reef sharks, all while enjoying the comforts of the award-winning Spoilsport between dives.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,634
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Go Wild Rainforest & Jungle Surfing

    Enjoy a true rainforest adventure spending time in Australia’s famed Cape Tribulation, a World Heritage site. Try horse riding, jungle surfing, sea kayaking and more, or simply relax.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 355
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Go Wild Rainforest Adventure

    Though best known for the Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland’s nature adventures don’t stop at the shoreline.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 285
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Great Barrier Reef Self Drive from Cairns

    Beginning and ending in Cairns, drive Tropical North Queensland, visit the Tropical Tablelands, the Daintree Cape Tribulation coast and Port Douglas - hub of the Reef and Rainforest coast. Goway's
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 611
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Highlights of Downunder

    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.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,293
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Lizard Island: Stay of Distinction

    Secluded luxury takes on new meaning at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,639
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Mysteries of Melanesia Luxury Adventure Cruise

    Sail between some of the world’s least understood islands on this eye-opening adventure cruise through Melanesia and Papua New Guinea. Meet the tribes who call these islands home, and explore the largely unspoiled reefs and remote sights of this little visited part of the world.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 16,824
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Papua New Guinea See Trip Details
  • New Guinea Circle Adventure Cruise: Cairns to Darwin

    This remarkable expedition will take you where other travellers have seldom visited, into the most remote corners of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Explore one of the world's least understood countries and get to know its people, in between top notch snorkelling and swimming opportunities.
    Duration:
    26 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 15,063
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
  • North & South Great Barrier Reef Cruise (Northbound from Cairns)

    Combine two fabulous journeys of the northern and southern Great Barrier Reefs for an incredible eight days. Enjoy the beauty that abounds here and discover the local wildlife.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,594
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • North & South Great Barrier Reef Cruise (Southbound from Cairns)

    Combine two fabulous journeys of the northern and southern Great Barrier Reefs for an incredible eight days. Enjoy the beauty that abounds here and discover the local wildlife.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,594
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Overnight on the Great Barrier Reef

    Enjoy a delightful overnight cruise to one of the true natural wonders of the world with your cruise ship providing your accommodation. Time for relaxing or partaking in snorkeling and/or diving.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 319
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • PADI Learn to Dive

    Learn to dive with an “Open Water” course that is unmatched for experience and value. Receive two days of pool training then three days and two nights onboard a liveaboard dive vessel.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,044
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Papua New Guinea Adventure Cruise - Cairns to Wewak

    The mysterious lands of Papua New Guinea boast more than 600 islands and over 850 indigenous languages. Home to the largest area of intact rainforest outside the Amazon, guests will discover magnificent scenery ranging from pristine coral atolls to volcanic mountains, dense tropical rainforest and mighty rivers.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,751
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Papua New Guinea See Trip Details
  • Port Douglas Tropical Escape

    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$ 556
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Queensland Splendour

    Journey through Queensland to sample its diverse landscape and vibrant local life. Surf the beaches of the Sunshine Coast, hike the sand dunes of Fraser Island and dive into the wondrous ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,109
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Reef & Rainforest Experience

    Get the best of both worlds with a reef and rainforest experience. Swim, snorkel or just relax at the Great Barrier Reef then discover Cape Tribulation, a true naturalist’s paradise.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 684
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
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