Explore the city and the blooming wildlife in one exciting day in Cairns.
Spend the afternoon discovering the vibrant city of Cairns. Immerse in the rich cultural heritage and see the beauty of the Far North.
Enter St. Monica's Cathedral and be amazed at the world's largest themed stained glass windows. Enjoy your choice of beverage from locally grown tea, coffee or hot chocolate with freshly baked scones at a local cafe. Discover a world of floras in the heart of a bustling metropolis at the Flecker Botanic Gardens. Renowned for having one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia, it is guaranteed that only the most exquisite plant life is cultivated in the land.
The tour will also take you to Cairns' best scenic lookouts. Marvel at the panoramic views of the city and the hillsides from the most stunning vantage points. Take a stroll at the Barron Gorge National Park and feel the drizzles of the majestic Surprise Creek Falls. Saunter along Palm Cove, feel the wind and enjoy the magnificent sandy beach and crystal clear waters.
Either before your tour or on another day, visit Cairns Wildlife Dome. Be immersed in a rainforest environment while birds such as parrots, cockatoos, herons and doves among others, fly freely around you. Observe curlews, frogmouths and kookaburras along with other fauna such as turtles, lizards, pythons and even crocodiles! Located on top of the Reef Hotel Casino inside the dome.
Wildlife Dome Operating Hours
Daily from 09:00 to 18:15, except Christmas Day.
Children below 4 years old are free of charge.
Cairns highlights tour is approximately 5.5 hours. The Dome portion of the tour can be experienced before or after the Cairns Highlights tour. Participants must make their own way to the Dome.
Wildlife Dome entry
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Pick-up from Centrally Located Hotels in Cairns
St. Monica's Cathedral
Step inside St. Monica's Cathedral and see the beautiful stained glass windows that bring life into its interiors. Learn about the fascinating story behind this hidden gem as your guide gives you insight into its history.
Flecker Botanical Garden
Learn about various species of flora and fauna as you visit one of the best exhibits of tropical plants in Australia. Be surrounded by beautiful flowers and colorful butterflies as you walk along the butterfly-line pathway under the canopy in a guided stroll through Flecker Botanical Gardens.
Barron Gorge National Park and Surprise Creek
Enjoy beautiful views of Surprise Creek Falls, located in the rugged rainforest-clad mountains of Barron Gorge National Park, part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
Feel the warm heat of the sun as you spend time on the pristine beach of Palm Cove. Enjoy as you plunge in crystal clear waters or sunbathe on the shore.
Cairns Wildlife Dome
Make your way to Cairns Wildlife Dome, a rainforest in the middle of the city. Home to nearly 60 different species of birds, mammals and reptiles, you will see a wide array of wildlife including curlews, frogmouths, turtles, lizards, pythons and freshwater crocodiles.
Drop-off at Centrally Located Hotels in Cairns
Price & Options
Skirts, sandals, crocs or slip-off shoes is strictly not allowed. Rental shoes and shorts (for purchase) will be available at the retail section of the park.
If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Printed VELTRA voucher
Please call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
The Dome portion of the tour can be experienced before or after the Cairns Highlights tour. Participants must make their own way to the Dome.
Participants 16 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please arrive at your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the start time.
Children three (3) years old and under are free, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap if there are no available seats.
Drinks and meals are available for purchase
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 11:30:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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