Cairns Highlights with Wildlife Dome

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Explore the city and the blooming wildlife in one exciting day in Cairns.

Highlights
  • Experience man's ingenuity and nature's candid splendor in varied tour destinations
  • Know the city's history and how it became one of Australia's best tourist spots
  • Feel the thrill of an exciting wildlife adventure in the Wildlife Dome

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Cairns Highlights with Wildlife Dome

Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Choice of beverage with fresh scones / Wildlife Dome entry / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 12:30

    Pick-up from Select Hotels in Cairns

  • St. Monica's Cathedral

    Start the tour with an exploration of Cairn's Central Business District. Then enter one of the most spectacular cathedrals in Australia, St. Monica's Cathedral, where you can see the world's largest themed stained glass windows.

  • Cairns Museum (Available from 1 August to 31 March 2018)

    Visit the Cairns Museum where you will learn about the rich history and culture of the city. Moreover, expand your knowledge about Cairns' local life in a tropical climate, and tales of diseases, predators, rainforests, reefs, Aboriginal culture and many more!

  • Flecker Botanical Garden

    Take a guided stroll through Flecker Botanical Gardens, known for having one of the best exhibitis of tropical plants in the country. Throughout the tour, your guide will explain the various flora and fauna you see along the butterfly-lined pathway under the green canopy.

  • Barron Gorge National Park and Surprise Creek

    Enjoy a stroll near Surprise Creek Falls, situated in the beautiful Barron Gorge National Park, part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

  • Palm Cove

    Visit the tropical paradise of Palm Cove where you can enjoy the beautiful white sand beach, and clear waters.

  • Cairns Wildlife Dome

    Immerse yourself in a rainforest environment in the middle of the city. Observe various forms of wildlife including curlews, frogmouths, turtles, lizards, pythons, and freshwater crocodiles. The Wildlife Dome is home to nearly 60 different species of birds, mammals, and reptiles.

  • 18:00

    Drop-off at Select Hotels in Cairns

  • (For Pick-Up) Hotels in Central Cairns Time: 12:30:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Hotels in Central Cairns Time: 18:00:00

Pick-up Time & Location

  • (For Pick-Up) Hotels in Central Cairns Time: 12:30:00

Drop-off Time & Location

  • (For Drop-Off) Hotels in Central Cairns Time: 18:00:00

Description

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.

Please Note

  • 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.

  • Please wear comfortable and sensible clothing. It is recommended that you wear shorts or slacks, and closed shoes with good grip. 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.

Includes

  • Choice of beverage with fresh scones

  • Wildlife Dome entry

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide

Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • 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.

  • Bottled water

  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Hat

  • Camera

  • Sunscreen

Requirement(s) - Others
All Packages
  • Please call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
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  • 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

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 12:30:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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