Cairns – Ocean vs Land | Cairns Tours

Cairns – Ocean vs Land

By James Dixon | 2nd June 2015

There is no shortage of things to do and see in and around Cairns and no shortage of ways to do them. If you love the smell and sight of the ocean, Cairns’ ocean tours will allow you to enjoy all that the ocean has to offer with a range of tours that will have you diving, snorkelling, sailing and visiting reefs and islands. Alternatively, if you would prefer to stick to a land based experience, there are plenty of value packed tours that will have you journeying to great scenic destinations to sample unique experiences.


Some wonderful ocean tours include:

Big Cat Green Island Reef Tours – These tours are either half or full day tours and give you the chance to visit Green Island; a beautiful coral cay, twenty-seven kilometres from Cairns. You can swim and snorkel in jewel like waters, tour the island rainforest or take advantage of the island’s coral viewing tours. This little patch of paradise is well worth the trip.

Poseidon Outer Reef Cruise – This five star cruise to the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs will give divers the chance to undertake three guided dives, using large tanks and dive computers to extend bottom time. Snorkelers will have unrestricted access to numerous shallow lagoons and amazing drop offs. You will see a spectacular range of marine life and coral. Numbers are restricted for this daily tour. This is a must do tour for keen divers and snorkelers.

Sailaway IV Low Isles Sailaway or Sunset Sail – Sailaway IV is a luxury catamaran equipped to service thirty-three guests. The Sailaway IV offers the choice of a five star reef and island day cruise to the low isles featuring glass bottom boat coral views, unlimited access to Low Island and a sumptuous buffet lunch, or the Sunset Sail tour that allows you to enjoy the tranquillity of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea.
If you would prefer to look inland, the following tours are sure to interest you:

Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman – This all day tour features a cruise along the Daintree River, a walk along the world famous Cape Tribulation rainforest beach, tropical lunch in a rainforest setting and a presentation from the traditional owners of Mossman Gorge. Experience the striking beauty of the Daintree, Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge in a value packed day tour.
Kuranda Scenic Rail Tour – Park your car at Skyrail, and then hop aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway to enjoy a spectacular scenic journey to Kuranda Village. Take your time at the village to visit the local heritage markets, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld and Kuranda Koala Gardens. At the appointed time, board Skyrail for a trip to Caravonica Lakes. Your car will be waiting for you at the end of your Skyrail trip.
Paronella Park and Waterfalls – This eco certified scenic day tour includes views of Lake Barrine, the Curtain Fig tree, the Waterfalls Circuit, platypus spotting and lunch at Mungalli Falls. A wonderful day tour that will give you a great insight into the local environment.

There are a plethora of tours in and around Cairns that will suit all tastes – all you have to do is choose the ones that suit you best.