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Cruises from Cairns

Cairns is a Far North Queensland city located on the northeast coast of Australia. This laid-back city is just over a 2 hour flight from Brisbane, Queensland’s state capital. With a backdrop of rainforest mountains, Cairns is known to be the gateway of 2 iconic Australian sites, The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. These natural attractions are World Heritage listed and The Great Barrier Reef is known to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world! Cairns is where the rainforest meets the sea!

Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. Read more

Board a vessel and explore the world's largest coral reef system with amazing views of many tropical islands, marine life, pristine crystal clear water. Whether you're snorkelling, scuba diving, glass bottomed boat view or travelling by aircraft or helicopter, the sites are breathtaking no matter how you see it! There is no wonder why the Great Barrier Reef is the world's most sought after tourist destination. If you wish to escape the city, discover ancient rainforests and the culture of Australia, why not visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics. Take a guided tour to the Tjapukai Cultural Park or embark on a fascinating skyrail experience where you glide over the jungle canopy from Smithfield (Cairns) to Kuranda! Cairns has a tropical climate and is relatively warm all year round. The Summer season (December to February) is hot and humid while the Winter season (June to August) is dry and mild. If you are wanting to avoid marine stingers and travel in the dry season, the best time to travel to Cairns is between June and October. The temperatures ranging between the mid to late 20s. The Cairns cruise terminal is located on the Corner of Wharf and Lake streets, Cairns. Recently beautifully restored, the terminal is located on the waterfront and only 10 minutes away from Cairns airport.

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Port Highlights

  • Tick seeing the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list. On the reef you can enjoy activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming or even enjoy a trip to the underwater observatory.

  • Enjoy a refreshing swim at the Crystal Cascades. Surrounded by tropical rainforest there are several small waterfalls flowing into large pools, so you can escape the heat and enjoy the serenity of the rainforest.

  • Hop aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway steam train and enjoy the incredible scenery on offer during the journey. Once in Kuranda you can experience the beauty of the village in the rainforest and the Rainforestation Nature Park.

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