Home to two of Australia’s most famous natural attractions, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Cairns welcomes travellers with its tropical weather, relaxed vibe and wealth of things to see and do. Our Cairns Tours take you to discover the amazing array of life that exists underwater and on land, exploring top spots including the Atherton Tablelands, Fitzroy Island, the Great Barrier Reef and much more.

Best Cairns Reef Tours & Day Trips

The Great Barrier Reef may be the only living thing visible from space, but to truly experience the beauty of this colourful underwater world, you need to dive in and swim amongst it! With several day trips on offer to explore the outer reef from Cairns, we’re certain to have the perfect tour for you. All our Cairns reef tours depart daily and include snorkelling and equipment to get you amongst the sea life.

Whether you are a certified diver or thinking about trying it for the first time, our Great Barrier Reef Deluxe Tour includes a scuba dive to explore deeper underwater. Or join our action-packed Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Adventure for stacks of ways to experience the reef including fish feeding presentations, glass-bottom boats and a semi-submersible. If you don’t feel that a day trip to the reef will be enough, join one of our one- or two-night liveaboard tours to stay overnight on the Great Barrier Reef. Sleep aboard our luxury boat and enjoy two or three days of nothing but snorkelling or diving in one of the most environmentally rich areas in the world.

While our tours to the Great Barrier Reef will take you to snorkel sites in the outer reef, our Green Island and Fitzroy Island tours explore the inner reef. Enjoy a day trip from Cairns to either of these tropical island paradises where you can snorkel off the beach, wander the trails through the rainforest on the island or just relax on the idyllic beaches. The seagrass meadows surrounding the islands are known habitats for turtles, so keep an eye out as you snorkel the tropical waters!

More Sightseeing Tours from Cairns

Not just famous for the reef, Cairns is also well known for the verdant jungles and pristine beaches of the Daintree Rainforest. Wander amongst the lush tropical rainforest vegetation, spot the native wildlife and soak up the tranquil surrounds of “the most extraordinary place on Earth” (according to none other than Sir David Attenborough). Our one- and two-day tours from Cairns will take you to explore the astonishing scenery of the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation, enjoying guided walks, wild swimming and a chance to spot crocs on a boat cruise down the Daintree River. Stay overnight at Cape Tribulation for free time to further explore this gorgeous area.

For more nature-based adventures, join our one-day Atherton Tablelands tour. Bring your bathers as we go chasing waterfalls at iconic locations including Millaa Millaa Falls and Josephine Falls. Admire the impressive Curtain Fig Tree and keep an eye out for some of Australia’s most elusive native animals including the cassowary, platypus and tree kangaroo.

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