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Cairns Shore Excursion Guide

Cruise lines offer a number of shore excursions for sale when visiting Cairns. For your convenience, we have provided a sample listing below of the shore excursions typically sold by cruise lines that visit Cairns. You may wish to check out 3rd party shore excursions in Cairns to get a wider variety of options to choose from.

Cairns, Palms Cove, and Kuranda village

This bus tour takes you past city highlights, including the casino, the Central Mall, the Navy Patrol Base, the shuipyards, and the Sugar Terminal. In Portsmith, you'll have a short stop to admire an elegant suburb, Palms Cove. Then, you visit Kuranda village, which developed as a railway station in the mid 19th century. There'll be time to stroll about the village and shop.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay around $40 for this 4 hour tour.
 
Booking Advice: This tour by design is easy in terms of physical difficulty. We do suggest doing cost comparisons with online 3rd party vendors.

Cairns, Kuranda, Aboriginal Cultural Customs, and Army Duck Tour

A coach takes you past some of Cairns' city highlights, but basically you're heading for Kuranda and for the rain forest on this tour. After strolling about in Kuranda, you'll board your WW II Army Duck for a road/boat tour of the rain forest, where you'll definitely see flora, and may also see eels, fish, and pythons. Then, you watch the Aboriginal Pamigirri Dancers perform, and see demonstrations of spear and boomerang throwing.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay around $85 for this 4 hour tour.
 
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as moderate in terms of physical difficulty due to the walking involved. Cruise line prices appear to be fairly competitive, but we do suggest cost and itinerary comparisons with online 3rd party vendors.

Rafting in the Rain Forest

This is a two hour rafting adventure through Barron Gorge and Wet Tropics, and some of the route follows those used by the Aboriginal people. You also receive a CD of your journey at the end.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay $180 for this 4 hour tour.
 
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as physically strenuous. Cruise line prices do appear competitive, but we suggest also checking tours offered by online 3rd party vendors.

Skyrail and Butterflies

The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is actually a 7.5 km ride just above the rain forest for a uniquely beautiful tour of this area. At Kuranda Station, you'll walk to the village, and see the Australian Butterfly Station, which houses at least 1500 tropical butterflies, including Australia's largest, the Ulysses.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay around $100 for this 4 hour tour.
 
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as moderate in terms of physical difficulty due to the walking involved. Cruise line prices appear to be fairly competitive, but we do suggest cost and itinerary comparisons with online 3rd party vendors.

Third Party Shore Excursions in Cairns

Below are links to third-party shore excursion vendors in Cairns, Australia. These links will launch in a new browser window and are external sites. We bear no responsibility for the content or services offered at these sites.
3rd party shore excursions often have advantages over shore excursions sold by the cruise lines. Third party shore excursions can be less costly and feature smaller groups than shore excursions sold by the cruise lines. Often, the vendors you buy from directly are the same vendors used by the cruise lines themselves.
 
The benefit of buying shore excursions from the cruise line is that the vendors and pre-screened for safety and reliablity. While cruise lines shore excursions can be more expensive than buying direct from a local vendor, there is certainly peace of mind that the cruise line will be using a reliable, safe and trusted vendor. If you experience a problem with the vendor on a cruise line-sold shore excursion, the shore excursion managers onboard the cruise ship will likely be an invaluable resource to help settle disputes.

Want to see your shore excursion services for FREE in our Cairns Shore Excursion Guide? Tell us about your offering and we will be happy to include you in the directory provided you meet certain criteria.

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