The adventurous spirit of Australia thrives around the Queensland seaside city of Cairns. Your custom tour will put the natural wonders of Australia first to immerse you in the emerald canopy of the northeast rainforest and then submerse you in the crystalline turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean as you view the Great Barrier Reef. Listen to the tales of the Earth’s creation during Dreamtime, and watch the colors of sunrise expand across the sky as you sit inside a drifting hot air balloon. Indulge...
Cairns – Arrive in Cairns, the Charming Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
The city of Cairns overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the vast Queensland Rainforest. The trees rush down from the bordering mountains to meet the white-sand beaches along the coastline. Flying foxes sleep in the trees that line the city streets before waking in the cooler evening air. The tropical ambiance is heightened with the mix of the climate, the relaxed beachside culture, and the exotic tree line. Your flight will land at Cairns Airport where you will meet your private transfer at baggage claim. Once inside your luxurious hotel, you can settle into the escapist lifestyle hidden in the trees as you overlook the indigo hues of the water, combining the unique qualities of the tropical coastline where the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites meet.
Lorikeets sing in the treetops as their neon green feathers blend into the emerald hues of the encompassing leaves. Their red beak and smattering of blue feathers barely stand out against the rainbow hues of the canopy, making the birds resemble budding flowers from a distance. Palm trees line the streets and lead to the favored seaside esplanade as idyllic stretches of sand and water spread north and south of town as locals linger along the grass beside the wading pool. The swimming lagoon encompasses nearly 51,700 square feet of water located on the promenade.
Wander along the boardwalk before partaking in a Cairns tradition as boutique shops and cosmopolitan restaurants fill the arcades along the Esplanade at Farm Gate Market. Farmers arrive to present organic and handmade treats and fishers offer recipes to represent the catch of the day as locals return home with some for a late dinner. Over 100 vendors offer insight into the life and culture of Cairns through the preferred offerings of the marketplace, including delicious chocolates.
Cairns – Set Out on a Full Day Luxury Cruise of the Great Barrier Reef
Cairns – Discover Jungle Terrain at Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge
Cairns – Weigh Anchor for a Half-Day Whale Watching Excursion
Cairns – Sail to Green Island for Snorkeling, Swimming, and Beaches
Cairns – Delight in a Morning Hot Air Balloon Ride and White Water Rafting