Things To Do in Cairns & Port of Cairns Terminal Layover Ideas
Things to do in Cairns if you have a Port of Cairns Terminal Layover or Extended Port of Cairns Terminal Stopover
If you have an extended layover at the Port of Cairns Terminal or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Cairns.LayoverIdeas.com
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USD 99.69Spend a morning or afternoon exploring the spectacular rainforest and waterfalls surrounding Cairns when your cruise ship is in port at Cairns City Cruise Ship Terminal or Yorky's Knob Cruise Ship Terminal . By 4WD vehicle you'll explore the Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park. With an exclusive access pass you'll visit areas not open to the public. This tour is ideal for those with limited time and want to see some of the areas most spectacular scenery. Traveling with a small group of no more than 9 participants ensures you'll see some of Tropical North Queensland's hidden gems with personalized attention from your expert guide.... Read More
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 253.06
Cruising the Coral Sea, or Pacific Ocean? If your Cruise Liner is docked in Cairns, or York's Knob, why not take a day trip to Kuranda and ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. You'll also visit Rainforestation Nature Park, a 100-acre (40-hectare) tropical rainforest and World Heritage site located within five minutes of Kuranda village. This is the ideal cruise ship day trip from Cairns if time is of the essence.
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 35.28
Discover the beauty of the Cairns waterfront when your cruise ship is in port, on a two-hour cruise through Trinity Inlet and the surrounding mangroves. See stunning estuary, rainforest and mountain scenery on your shore excursion as you cruise through the meandering waterways. Look out for saltwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the shore as you explore their mangrove habitat.
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 69.02
When your ship docks in Cairns, take a shore excursion to idyllic Green Island and spend a day in a tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. With four hours on Green Island you’ll have plenty of time to snorkel, take a tour of the reef in a glass-bottom boat and explore the island. Enjoy the hour-long cruise to and from Cairns by catamaran, and experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.
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USD 65.18When your cruise ship docks in Cairns, take an opportunity to visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You can see crocodiles up close meeting koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, cassowaries, and other Australian wildlife icons. You even have a chance to cuddle a koala or a python or juvenile crocodile - and receive a souvenir photo (payable direct). Spend a day at Hartley's and enjoy entertaining and educational wildlife presentations throughout the day. This tour is customized for cruise ship passengers. Departure time from Hartley's Crocodile Farm depends on the ship departure time from the port. You will be advised after you have confirmed your ship re-boarding time.... Read More
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 152.60
Docking in either Cairns or Yorkey's Knob Cruise Ship Terminal, join this small-group day trip to Kuranda as you travel by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda to enjoy a leisurely stroll around the shops and markets before sitting down for an enjoyable lunch at the Kuranda Hotel. Depending on your cruise ship departure time, you will either return on either the 2pm or 3pm Kuranda Railway back to Cairns to your local guide who will return you to your cruise ship.
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 382.66
Soak up the sun on Green Island when you're in port in Cairns, and experience the Great Barrier Reef from the air and the sea. Flying in a helicopter from Cairns, you'll enjoy aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef on this scenic shore excursion before landing at Green Island. Spend the day relaxing by the pool and enjoying a buffet lunch on this lovely tropical island, then cruise back to Cairns on board a luxury catamaran.
Priced From: USD 305.97
Treat yourself to a scenic shore excursion by helicopter when you're in port in Cairns and see tropical Queensland from the air! With a choice of three helicopter itineraries, you can fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Green Island on a 30-minute flight, see more of the reef on a 40-minute deluxe flight, or combine the reef and rainforest on an hour-long helicopter flight from Cairns.
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