Cairns (Australia) is a popular tourist destination.
Tropical climate and proximity to many attractions makes Cairns (Australia) a great choice for holiday makers.
The population of Cairns is small (only 160000) but expands rapidly.
Therefore, the town is small enough for secluded holiday and large enough for access to first class facilities.
According to the Tourism Australia, Cairns rates forth the most popular tourist destination. Surprisingly, the majority of the holiday makers are Australians. There are number of Cairns tours and Cairns holiday packages. You can choose:
- Cairns city tours,
- 4WD expeditions to Daintree Rainforest or
- Cairns Great Barrier Reef Tours.
Finally, for those who love fishing there is more than you can bargain for.
Cairns Holiday Packages - Daintree Rainforest
This is essentially 4WD or a bush walking style Cairns tour.
There is absolutely plenty to see and experience in Daintree Forest.
There is a tropical wildlife and a stunning flora.
Beautiful views of the Coral Sea, great tours to Port Douglas, "Crocodile adventures" to animal parks and much more... These exotic Cairns tours take about 8 hours. Prices vary depending on the operators. Generally, you can expect to pay between $120-$150 per adult. Children do have significant discounts.
Cairns Tours to Great Barrier Reef
Cairns (Australia) is only 1 hour by boat from the Great Barrier Reef.
Almost all Cairns tours to Barrier Reef are either diving or snorkeling adventures.
The Cairns holiday packages to the Reef are almost exclusively guided tours.
This means that both the diving and the equipment is supervised by experts. Therefore, the price for a diving adult is about $350+. Snorkeling is about $100 cheaper.
However, those who love to cruise for few days can expect a price tag of $2000 or more per person. Nonetheless, this is an adventure of the life time within the best in the world diving areas.
Cairns Tours - The City
For those who do not like the tropical Cairns Tours to Daintree Rainforest and diving expeditions to Great Barrier Reef there is still plenty to see in the Cairns (Australia) city itself.
There are beautiful beaches, botanic gardens and stunning Asian markets to see. The nearby areas are full of exotic fauna and flora. This Cairns Tour will take you from St Monica's Cathedral to Surprise Creek Waterfall in the Barron Gorge. Prices are within $60 mark per adult and $35 per child.