Discover the vibrant history of Cairns as you immerse yourself in the rich, cultural heritage unique to Far North Queensland on your Cairns Highlights tour.
Visit St Monica’s Cathedral, one of the most breathtaking cathedrals in all of Australia with the world’s largest themed stained glass windows.
You’ll enjoy afternoon tea at the Flecker Botanical Gardens – imagine warm, fresh from the oven scones with jam and cream, and your choice of locally grown Devonshire Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate.
Afterwards, you’ll join a professional guided walk through the Flecker Botanical Gardens, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions in Australia of tropical plants. Wander along butterfly-lined pathways under a lush green canopy, and listen as your guide points out the various plant and wildlife along the way.
View Cairns and its panoramic hillside views from some of the most stunning vantage points and lookouts, before heading to Barron Falls for a walk at the lower section of the Barron Gorge National Park to Surprise Creek Falls.
Finally, visit stunning Palm Cove and stroll along the beach, or out to the end of the jetty to watch the sunset behind the mountains. You’ll return to your accommodation at 6:00pm
Optional add on - Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome
Wildlife Entry with daily shows and presentations
You can choose to add Wildlife Entry at Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome to your Cairns Highlights day tour, for an additional cost.
Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome is a spectacular all-weather wildlife exhibit, situated in a 20m high glass dome on top of The Reef Hotel Casino in the Cairns CBD.
Native Australian wildlife wander freely through the Dome, with birds flying overhead. Get up close and personal with our snakes, lizards, freshwater crocodiles and turtles, and take advantage of our raised boardwalks to observe Goliath, our 4metre crocodile in his year-round heated enclosure – the only one of its kind in Australia. The glass-walled enclosure allows you to see him even when he’s in the water, or view him from above on one of our elevated boardwalks.
4 ZOOM Activities with Wildlife Entry
You can also choose to add on 4 ZOOM activities at Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome. This includes a choice of any of the adventure activities within Cairns ZOOM, including Mid-ZOOM, Hi-ZOOM, Dome Climb, PowerJump, Pirate Climb, Commando Climb and Slack Line.