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Cairns Discovery Tours

#68 of 157 Tours in Cairns
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Address: 36 Aplin St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
4028 3567
12:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 18:00

Cairns Discovery Tours is an interesting and informative 1/2 day tour of...

Cairns Discovery Tours is an interesting and informative 1/2 day tour of Cairns that is led by expert, knowledgeable guides. This tour takes in the natural beauty of Cairns and offers a wealth of knowledge on its history. You will see the busy wharves, harbour and the diverse industrial areas beyond the city.Visit St Monica's Cathedral which has the world's largest themed stained glass and peace windows.Enjoy a spectacular guided walk through the Flecker botanical gardens.Take in the panoramic hillside views from the best lookouts. Indulge in a devonshire tea, coffee or hot chocolate and scrumptious scones for afternoon tea Enjoy a walk at the lower section of the Barron Gorge National Park and take in the beautiful rugged mountains, ravines and tumbling waterfalls and to end a perfect afternoon a stroll along simply stunning Palm Cove jetty or a wander along the beach. City Pick ups from 12.30pm, City return aprox 6.00pm, Northern Beaches Pick up from 12.00pm and return approximately 5.15pm

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Cairns Discovery

Had already seen a fair bit of Cairns, but Eric our guide showed us just how much we missed previously. A very enjoyable afternoon out and about the city.

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Paul D
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had already seen a fair bit of Cairns, but Eric our guide showed us just how much we missed previously. A very enjoyable afternoon out and about the city.

Thank Paul D
Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I was a bit apprehensive when I booked this tour only to find that I got more than I bargained for.Eric the coach driver cum tour guide was absolutely brilliant.He was very informative and knew his subject matter.I have travelled widely both nationally and internationally and must confess that Eric is the best tour guide that I have experienced ever.Keep... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

This tour was fabulous (as I expected from my previous experience with this company) The sights are unusual and interesting including the wharves and dock area of Cairns, Saint Monicas Cathedral, Copperlode Dam Lookout, the magnificent Botanical Gardens and my favourite - The Barron Gorge, raging after so much rain! Afternoon tea was delightful...freshly baked scones with jam and cream...finished... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Apologies for being biased, but "cheer-leading" is not my style. It is OK ones in a while, but not more often. We had taken several daily trips. Here are the highlights:(i) fairly well organized, (ii) on time, (iii) helpful staff, (iv) basic food, (v) outdated equipment. Choices are limited, so my advise would to try ine company first,and then make... More 

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Maryanne J, Owner at Cairns Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Hello, I'm a little confused by your review and as the owner of Cairns Discovery Tours I would very much like to know more. Please email at bookings@cairnsdiscoverytours.com so I can go into further details as to your review. What date did you travel? did you travel on our City Sights tour or a combo package which includes other tour... More 

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

One of the very few tours in Cairns that actually focuses on the sights, attractions and facts rather than tooting their own horn and trying to sell you stuff. The whole afternoon was very laid back and personal, all the stops were amazing and our guide was very informative and amusing. We got much more out of this tour than... More 

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A big thank you to Eric from Discovery tours for the informative and excellent Cairns half day tour.

Thank Magdalene C
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Did the afternoon tour & was fantastic. Our tour guide Eric had so much knowledge of Cairns & also the environment when going through the Botanical Gardens. Saw much of Cairns including outer areas such as Baron Falls & Palm Cove. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Went on a tour today around cairns The botanical gardens and the gorge then palm cove Our driver Brendan was the best very informative and funny thoroughly enjoyed the day would highly recommend ask for Brendan

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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour today our guide Brendan was very informative and entertaining and full of knowledge Thank you Brendan

Thank Sue C
Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took this half-day tour of Cairns from 1-6pm to have an overview of what Cairns has to offer. Our driver Eric is really knowledgeable, patient and experienced. It's no joke driving while talking about Cairns (and he was so good at it that it is like listening to a taped full commentary in a bus) and... More 

Thank MarjFelix
Maryanne J, Owner at Cairns Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Pleased you enjoyed your tour with Eric who is a wealth of knowledge and a proud local who enjoys showing visitors our city and surrounds. Palm Cove is a popular destination and only a 20 minute drive from Barron Gorge Our tour price has remained the same at $75.00 for many many years and traveling around our city by Taxi... More 

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