Island Day Tours
Great Barrier Reef Tours
Overnight Sailing Tours
Barrier Reef Island Resorts
Cairns Air Tours
Cape York Safaris
Gulf Savannah & Outback Tours
Great Barrier Reef Charters
Welcome to the Cairns Visitor Centre. Our aim is to provide you with a safe, effective means of sourcing and pre-booking the very best tour options available in Cairns and Port Douglas regions of Tropical North Queensland, Australia.
We have a great number of fantastic tour options to tempt the prospective holidaymaker from Cairns and Port Douglas:
For Great Barrier Reef Diving and Great Barrier Snorkelling tour options, we have an extensive variety of Day Snorkelling and Diving Tours with a large number Great Barrier Reef Tours that offer daily departures from the ports of Cairns and Port Douglas. If you would like to overnight on The Great Barrier Reef; there are Liveaboard Boat Tours that will suit those wishing to Snorkel or Dive in the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef with the added bonus of being able to ‘Sleep on the Reef’! We also offer Liveaboard Dive Excursions that cater to the more serious Diver, these excursions will carry you further a field to remote and pristine dive locales, including the Northern Great Barrier Reef, Cod Hole and Coral Sea locations which are famous for the added thrill of Shark Diving and Dwarfe Minke Whales sightings!
We specialize in organizing Private Yacht Charters for those who prefer a tailor-made itinerary and wish to experience the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef without the regular crowds in an exclusive setting. As well as offering the more affordable Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Cairns Cruising holidays that will take you to Tropical Islands and Outer Barrier Reef locations for Snorkeling, Scuba Diving and exploring. We have a great portfolio of small group Sail, Dive and Snorkel tours, which prove to be very popular with those who like the idea of sailing off into the sunset with a small group of likeminded adventurers. Our Great Barrier Reef Yachting Tours offer a broad selection of vessels and itineraries to suit all budgets and tastes!
Enquire about our Private Yacht Charter tours today!
We also have Great Barrier Reef Island touring options including Green Island, Lizard Island, the Frankland Islands and the Low Isles. There are basic packages with ferry options or fully inclusive Island Day Tours, which offer activities such as Reef Snorkelling, Glass Bottom Boat Tours and Semi-Submersible Submarine Tours and include delicious gourmet catering! There are numerous Sand Cays dotted along the Great Barrier Reef, including Michaelmas Cay, Upolu Cay and Sudbury Cay to name a few. These sandy cays offer a fantastic base for the nervous, first time snorkeller or for those who love to just laze around in the sun and indulge in swimming and relaxing. If you would like to linger a little longer, there are the Island Resorts of Green Island, Dunk Island, Bedarra Island and the remote and beautiful, Lizard Island! These Island Resorts offer peace and seclusion, far from the maddening hustle and bustle of the city!
Our Rainforest Tour Options offer Kuranda Train and Skyrail tours and packages, Wildlife Tours, the Southern Tablelands and Waterfall Circuit and Wooroonoonan National Park; all located on the Atherton Tablelands and to the south of Cairns. Alternately, you can travel north along the coast where you will find the famous World Heritage Listed Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforests. Here you can elect to tour for a day or stay overnight by partaking in one of our Rainforest Day Tours or Rainforest Overnight Packages.
Find out more about our Rainforest Tours to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest!
Have you ever wanted to experience the great Outback and Inland regions of the Far North? We have got it covered with Cape York Safaris that will carry you overland to the very Tip of Australia, to Cooktown and the Bloomfield Track (with Aboriginal Rock Art viewing at Laura) as well as the Gulf Savannah and Kakadu. Our selection of Outback Tours including Cape York, the Gulf Savannah and Kakadu includes touring options by way of a selection of Four Wheel Drive Safaris with Container Ship of Flight component, the historic Gulflander and Savannahlander Trains as well as personalized Air Tours including the option of Helicopter Tours and Fixed Wing Air Tours with Scenic Flights.
Find out more about our Cape York Safaris!
There is a wealth of secrets and mysteries to be unfolded when it comes to the ancient Australian Aboriginal culture. Venture into the wild spaces of Far North Queensland and you will enter a world steeped in ancient Aboriginal culture with spirits and legends recorded in rock art. The Bama Way Aboriginal Journeys brings together three highly acclaimed Aboriginal owned and operated tour companies. The Bama Way links Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours, Walker Family Tours and the award winning Aboriginal Elder, Willie Gordon of Guurrbi Tours. The term ‘Bama’ is widely used throughout Far North Queensland to mean an Aboriginal person, but in both tribes, the word simply means 'person' regardless of nationality or race.
Find out more about our Aboriginal Cultural Tours!
Speaking of Scenic Air Tours, have you ever considered combining the visual sensation of a Helicopter Scenic Flight with the magic of a Great Barrier Reef Tour? Well, you can! We have Helicopter Tours that will fly you out over the Great Barrier Reef and then land on a heli-pad before you will find yourself being collected by friendly crew to transfer you on to an island or to a pontoon situated directly on the reef. You can fly out to the reef and travel home by catamaran after enjoying included activities such as Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Semi Submersible Submarine Tours with informative commentary and Underwater Observatories with fish feeding! These combined Great Barrier Reef and Helicopter Tours will show you the best of the Great Barrier Reef from above and below! We also have flight itineraries that will show you the Rainforest, the Outback, Lizard Island, Cooktown and Cape York in a Day. Scenic Flights are available from Cairns and Port Douglas via Helicopter, Fixed Wing Aircraft or Seaplane. We even offer private Aircraft Charters and exclusive Helicopter Transfers!
Find out more about our Great Barrier Reef Flights tour booking options!
For those who don’t like to fly too high, we have Ballooning Tours that will carry you gently over the Atherton Tablelands as the sun rises. At the end of your flight enjoy a champagne breakfast before arriving back into Cairns and Port Douglas accommodation. Our selected Ballooning Tours are available alone or can be combines with other tours as part of a package; which may include touring of other areas and attractions including the Kuranda Scenic Train with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Rainforestation Nature Park, Green Island or the Outer Barrier Reef for the day!
Book a Hot Air Balloon Tour online today!
If its excitement you crave, check out our Extreme Tours with options on Tandem Skydiving, White Water Rafting on the Tully, Barron or Russell Rivers, Cairns Bungy Jumping and Dirt Bike Riding. You can Skydive from a plane, Raft through the Rainforest, Jump from a tall Bungy tower and Trail Bike ride through the bush, the options are limitless!
Perhaps you already know your ideal holiday activities; if on the other hand, you are not sure about what to see and what to do; travel itineraries can be suggested and arranged, with your needs and wishes in mind, anything is possible in our beautiful playground!
Find out more about our exciting Extreme Tours!
What Cairns Visitor Centre offers you:
- A wide variety and choice of day tours and travel from Cairns and Port Douglas to suit all budgets and tastes. Extended and Overnight Tours of Cape York, Cooktown and World Heritage Listed Rainforests of Cape Tribulation and Daintree, Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkelling Tours, Extreme Tours, Scenic Air Touring, Cairns Air Tours, Cairns Ballooning Tours and Great Barrier Reef Yachting Holidays.
- With the benefit of local knowledge and many years experience in Cairns as the registered owners and operators of the 'Cairns Visitor Centre, we can personally recommend and book for you your ideal choice of touring options that we know to be the 'best of' in their respective categories.
- A secure, computerised online booking facility, we are able to coordinate and book your tours and travel with minimum effort and maximum efficiency. Your travel vouchers can be express posted to you anywhere in the world, or forwarded on to your accommodation house by courier for your imminent holiday arrival in Cairns and Port Douglas.