Top Things to Do in Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

 

1. Great Barrier Reef – Pontoon Trips

Outer Barrier Reef

Quicksilver Connections

From $256.50 AUD

*[0930AM] Moore Reef Full Day Tour

Sunlover Reef Cruises

From $229.00 AUD

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Great Adventures

From $242.50 AUD

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2. Great Barrier Reef – Islands

Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise

Ocean Spirit Cruises

From $212.50 AUD

Full Day 9am Departure

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

From $97.00 AUD

Reef Cruise

Frankland Island Reef Cruises

From $189.00 AUD

*Snorkelling

Passions of Paradise

From $189.00 AUD

Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Great Adventures

From $262.50 AUD

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3. Great Barrier Reef – Dive & Snorkel

*Tusa Day Cruise

Tusa Dive

From $215.00 AUD

Reef Cruise

Reef Experience

From $205.00 AUD

Upolu Cay Reef Cruise

Ocean Freedom

From $215.00 AUD

Outer Reef Cruise

Silverswift

From $226.50 AUD

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4. Rainforest Excursions

1 Day Cooktown 4WD Adventure

Adventure North Australia

From $295.00 AUD

*Cape Tribulation & 4WD Bloomfield Track Day Tour

Billy Tea Safaris

From $205.00 AUD

4WD Cape Tribulation & Daintree

Reef and Rainforest Connections Port Douglas

From $200.00 AUD

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5. Night Activities

Tjapukai by Night Dinner Show

Tjapukai by Night

From $123.00 AUD

Dinner & Harbour Cruise

Spirit of Cairns

From $95.00 AUD

Rainforest Wildlife Tour

Wait a While Rainforest Tours

From $199.00 AUD

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6. Cairns Wildlife Parks

Big Croc Feed

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

From $130.00 AUD

Rainforestation, Aboriginal Culture & Wildlife

Tropic Wings

From $91.00 AUD

ZOOM (with Wildlife Entry)

Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

From $45.00 AUD

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7. Adventure Activities

*Barron River Rafting - Half Day

Foaming Fury

From $135.00 AUD

Beach Skydive - 14 000ft

Tandem Cairns

From $325.00 AUD

AJ Combo (Bungy & Swing)

AJ Hackett Cairns

From $269.00 AUD

Horse Riding Adventure - AM

Blazing Saddles

From $130.00 AUD

Rafting - Tully River Full Day

Raging Thunder - Rafting & Canyoning

From $199.00 AUD

ATV Quad Bike Adventure - AM

Blazing Saddles

From $140.00 AUD

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8. Cairns Attractions

ZOOM (with Wildlife Entry)

Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

From $45.00 AUD

'Tjapukai By Day'

Tjapukai

From $90.00 AUD

Big Croc Feed

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

From $130.00 AUD

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 9. Kuranda Day Tours

Self Drive Kuranda Tour (VSD)

Value Day Tours

From $132.00 AUD

Kuranda, Skyrail & Train (VSQ1)

Value Day Tours

From $148.00 AUD

Kuranda, Skyrail & Train Gold Class (VSQ1+G)

Value Day Tours

From $202.00 AUD

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10. Scenic Flights

30 minute Scenic Flight - Rainforest Discovery

GBR Helicopters Cairns

From $399.00 AUD

40 minute Scenic Flight - Deluxe Reef Explorer

GBR Helicopters Cairns

From $499.00 AUD

Balloon Hot Air Scenic Flight ex Cairns

Hot Air Cairns

From $260.00 AUD

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10 of the Best – Cairns Day Tours
Things to Do in Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Great Barrier Reef Tours attract more than 2 million visitors per year from all of over the world to excitedly witness the diversity of marine life and explore the marvels of natures aquatic wonderland. When deciding on which Cairns day tours to choose from you are given the opportunity to choose if you want to visit an island resort, a remote island, a pontoon permanently located out on the reef or do a boat trip that will visit a couple reefs in 1 day. Most of the reef trips are all-inclusive of lunch & snorkelling equipment but remember to bring yourself some sunscreen and a hat because the sun up here in Cairns is real hot.

The world’s largest coral system is actually composed of over 3000 individual reefs that stretch over 26,000 km and boasts over 900 islands. Not only for diving but for boating, deep sea fishing, and surfing the most difficult part of going out to the reef is deciding which part you want to visit and choosing which activities to partake in, of course there is no better diving in the world. For the divers there is some 1500 species of fish and more than 400 species of coral many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. This naturally inspiring place is also home to hundreds of species of birds

There are literally hundreds of operators that take keen snorkellers, divers, fisherman and tourists out to the great barrier reef everyday, all of which are devoted to making sure the visitors have the best possible time so no matter what option you choose you will not regret it.