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Small Group Tours

Cairns and port Douglas are very popular holiday destinations with a huge variety of tours and activities on offer. We have compiled this list of the small group tours available to the Great Barrier Reef, Islands, Rainforest and Outback Regions. These tours are great for those with a sense of adventure who are wanting to have a personalised tour experience without the crowds.

*2 Day Cape York Tour (AA)


Rates from: $2100

This amazing opportunity to see the 'tip of Australia' is great for those who have limited time but still want to get a quality extended tour whilst on the ground. To condense Cape York into two days it does need to involve a low level charter flight both ways.

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*3 Day Cape York Tour (AA)


Rates from: $2950

Experience the islands off the Cape York peninsula as well as the spectacular beauty that makes up the legend of this region all in three marvelous unforgettable days. Charter flight all the way and accommodated. For those on a short time frame and not wanting to 4WD or camp then this is the way to go.

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5 Day Local Discovery (TD)


Rates from: $690

Combining all the classic 'must do' regions in one convenient tour. Make new lasting friendships during your 5 days of shared experiences with people who started out as strangers. Discover the beauty of the Cairns, Daintree National Park, Cape Tribuation Beach, the Atherton Tableland and Mission Beach regions.

You will swim in magnificent waterfalls and volcanic crater lakes, walk through World Heritage Listed rainforest, experience aboriginal culture, go spotting for platypus and have an Aussie Bar BQ.

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AQ- Outer Reef Sailing & Snorkel


Rates from: $246.5

Sail on this luxury 62ft catamaran from Port Douglas to the beautiful Horseshoe Bay at Tongue Reef.  Travelling with only 23 passengers, this trip is suitable from ages 8 and over.  All snorkel equipment is provided on board along with lycra/westsuits.  Also provided is morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a coral viewing boat tour.

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Behana Canyoning


Rates from: $179

Known as the adventure tour of the Behana Gorge waterfalls, not for the faint hearted and requires a reasonable level of physical fitness. Behana Gorge is a 45 minute drive from Cairns, and is one of Cairns best kept secrets!  This tour includes nature walks, abseiling, waterfall swimming and leaping from high rocks into safe deep waters below.  Travelling with a maximum of 8 passengers - ensures a wonderful small group adventure!

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Blazing Saddles - Combo Package - Horse Ride and Quad Bike Tour


Rates from: $210

Blazing Saddles Adventures is on a working cane farm and the property boasts an 18 acre billabong. Blazing Saddles is located only 10-15 minutes north of Cairns and is the closest Horse Riding and Quad Bike tour from the city. A Quad Bike is a four wheeled motor bike, also called an ATV which stands for All Terrain Vehicle. All tuition is provided so no experieince necesssary and no license is required.  


Our horse ride tour trails are perfect for absolute beginner riders through to the more experienced rider. We hand pick your horse for your particular skill level, provide you with a safety and introductory riding lesson and then split groups into skill levels so as to ensure you have a safe and fun horse riding experience.

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Cairns Canyoning


Rates from: $149

The only canyoning crew in Cairns and all done in a half day with morning or afternoon tours on offer.  Cairns is reknown for its beautiful rainforests, waterfalls and amazing rock escarpments. Combining all these lovely natural features and adding in some adventure you can enjoy abseiling and zip lining at a great location close to the city.

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Cairns Food Wine Tours


Rates from: $185

Enjoy a full day touring the magnificent Atherton Tablelands whilst tasting the best produce and visiting unique locations. Some of which no other tours visit. Benefit from your guides wealth of knowledge whilst sampling alcohol, cheese, chocolates, nuts and tropical fruits.

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Cairns Hiking Experience (TP)


Rates from: $175

Experience the only true guided hiking tour in Cairns!  With less time travelling in the vehicle and more time trekking - you will get to hike through the beautiful Lamb Range track with scenery consisting of open woodland, giant gum trees and savanna habitat.  Travelling with a very small group of like-minded people, you will enjoy this 10 kilometre hike which ends with a visit to Davies Creek for a well earned refreshing swim!  Snacks, fruit, lunch, sunscreen and insect repellent are provided - you just need to bring a day pack to carry a large bottle of water, camera, swimmers and towel and your sense of adventure!

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Cairns Segway Tours


Rates from: $89

The next generation of the ultra fun segway is in Cairns......here for your pleasure and fun. See the local sights of Cairns in a most unique and interesting way for 1.5 hours in the morning or late in the afternoon.

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Cairns to Uluru (Ayers Rock) 7 Day Package


Rates from: $890

This wonderful overland tour from the Great Barrier Reef (Cairns departure) to Australia's 'Red Centre' will take 7 days and include features like Millstream Falls, Porcupine Creek, Mala Cultural Interpretive Walk, Uluru Base Walk, Uluru Cultural Centre and a Kings Canyon Rim Walk. The price includes Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Fees.

Travel in a 4WD vehicle, camp in the outback for 2 nights and stay in hostel accommodation for 4 nights. Meals include 4 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 4 dinners.

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Cooktown 1 Day Scenic Flight (AA)


Rates from: $480

View the amazing scenery between Cairns and Cooktown from the windows of a small charter plane catering to small group requirements.

This company have a 4 seater plane and 6 seater plane, excluding the pilot these aircraft can take 3 or 5 passengers (depending on combined body weight of the passengers).

Please inquire as charter companies require minimum numbers of passengers in various aircraft to ensure a tour departure. They occasionally have solo travellers on standby lists to assist a tour departure if passenger requirements are matching.

     
 

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Cruising Cairns Bike Tour


Rates from: $69

This is an awesome and unique way to experience Cairns city and its surrounds.  With the choice of either a lovely morning ride or sunset tour.

Tours operates Mondays to Saturdays and visits places such as Botanical Gardens, Tanks Art Centre, Centenary Lakes, Cairns Esplanade and more.

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CSD - 2 Days/1 Night Dive and Snorkel Sailing Boat


Rates from: $470

SUPER STANDBY SPECIAL FOR THE 7TH, 9TH & 16TH DECEMBER - $290PP SNORKEL (SHARED OR PRIVATE DOUBLE)

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2017 SPECIALS:

Snorkel Only Special: Shared Cabin - $330pp + 30pp levy = $360pp / Private Double Cabin - $350pp + $30pp levy = $380pp

Intro Dive Speical (includes 3 x intro day dives): Shared Cabin - $440pp + $30pp levy = $470pp / Private Double Cabin - $460pp + $30pp levy = $490pp

Cert Dive Special (includes 4 x cert day dives): Shared Cabin - $440pp + $30pp levy = $470pp / Private Double Cabin - $460pp + $30pp levy = $490pp

BLOCK OUT DATES APPLY: 16/9/17 till 1/10/17, 9/12/17 till 21/1/18, 31/3/18 till 15/4/18

Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef without the crowds when you embark on this overnight Cairns sailing adventure, experiencing the best of the Outer Barrier Reef. With a maximum of only 12 guests, this yacht offers a fun and intimate holiday visiting spectacular reefs on the very edge of the Continental Shelf.

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Discovery Tours - Daintree & Cape Tribulation Day Tour


Rates from: $220

SPECIAL - VALID TILL 17TH DECEMBER 2017

$199 PER ADULT

Travel with us to the "Oldest Rainforest on Earth", the amazing Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation in small group comfort.  Our specially designed vehicles carry a maximum of 13 passengers - offering unrivalled personalised service.  We have very knowledgeable and fun guides with a well planned itinerary and relaxed schedule to really take in the sights, making the experience even more valuable.

This premium, personalised tour includes a visit to the stunning Mossman Gorge, Port Douglas, the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation Beach - where the "rainforest meets the Reef" Daintree River Crocodile cruise, quality lunch and much more.

 

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Discovery Tours - Half Day 4WD Rainforest Tour


Rates from: $135

Discovery Tours is the only company who offer a true 4WD Half Day Tour from Cairns.  They have access to restricted rainforest areas where you will visit National Parks, Waterfalls, have guided walks and 4WD river and creek crossings.  Travelling with a maximum of 6 passengers provides a very personalised and unique half day tour through World Heritage listed rainforest.

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Down and Dirty Quad Bike Tours


Rates from: $80

Quad bike through bushland, outback savannah and pockets of rainforest. Or travel on an argo vehicle as an alternative. If you are not so adventurous there are smaller vehicles for anyone building their confidence.

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ER Cairns Motorcycle Hire and Tours


Rates from: $140

A local motorcycle company offering a large range options from chauffeured rides, self drive tours, trail bike hire & tours and straight Harley bike hire.

Riders and passengers must wear eye protection, enclosed shoes, long trousers and sunscreen.

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Jungle Surfing & Night Jungle Walks


Rates from: $45

These tours operate out of Cape Tribulation which is approximately a 3 hour drive north of Cairns.

Jungle Surfing operates a 2 hour guided ziplining adventure thorugh the ancient Daintree Rainforest.  No experieince necessary and is suitable for ages 3-103! 

They also operate a Guided Night Jungle Walk at their property every night from 7.30pm.  This is a two hour interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.  Moderate fitness is required and minimum age is 8 years. 

 

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Nautilus Daintree with Idigenous Culture


Rates from: $1050

Flying over World Heritage Listed rainforest you will land and become immersed in local indigenous culture. Experience a locally guided tour by a traditional representative of the Kuku Yalanji peoples. On this tour you will learn about the natural environment, as well as traditional food and medicines.

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OFree - Inner Reef & Green Island


Rates from: $205

A quality sailing vessel carrying a maximum of 25 guests that travels to Pinnacle Reef and Green Island.  Our friendly attentive crew will ensure you have a personal and memorable experience.  Enjoy snorkelling off the boat, relaxing on the beach at Green Island, watch the fish feed demonstration, listen to an informative reef talk by our marine interpreter and enjoy the delicious lunch and a complimentary wine on the sail home.

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Perentie Tours - Outback Day Tour


Rates from: $220

Your special day begins with a pick up from your preferred location at 7am. We drive though the southern suburbs of Cairns where we turn west and up the picturesque Gillies Highway, climbing to an elevation of 800m (2600ft) in just 19kms (12 miles) via 263 corners with opportunities to stop and admire spectacular views of the Goldsborough Valley. Then, like turning the page of a book, we enter the Tablelands with lush pastoral properties among pockets of rain forest, volcanic lakes and rain forest trees that make the Tablelands such an iconic destination. We drive through the quaint little village of Yungaburra before continuing our journey through the Tablelands, entering the remote areas further west that came about from tin mining in the late 1800's. Towns like Herberton have continued to have solid economic foundations but other examples such as Irvinebank simply refuse to die due to the residents desire to live the simple Outback lifestyle.

Before the completion of our journey we visit the Granite Gorge Wildlife Park where you will have the opportunity to hand feed the Mareeba Rock Wallaby in their natural environment. Your memorable tour arrives back at your hotel at approximately 5.30pm.

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RDT - Inner Upolu Reef


Rates from: $139

This is a lovely family owned sailing vessel that carries 20 passengers maximum and visits Upolu Reef. Being a sailing vessel it is a casual day trip with a focus on socialising with other passengers, making new friends and eating great food whilst visiting the reef.

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RR - Cairns - 2 Day/1 Night Dive and Snorkel Sailing Boat


Rates from: $320

SPECIAL

Snorkel Only (no dives)- $320pp

Snorkel + 2 intro dives - $440pp

Certified Diver - Up to 6 Cert Dives - $440pp

**Medical conditions apply for diving.  Specials include reef levy. Valid for a limited time.

This 20 metre motor sailing schooner is specifically setup for live aboard dive and snorkel trips. The crew will show you the exotic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, they provide a totally relaxed and informal atmosphere with their friendly personalised service. Carrying a maximum of 16 passengers ensures a great experieince without the crowds whilst you snorkel and dive some amazing locations at the Outer Barrier Reef.  

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RS - Low Isles Reef


Rates from: $130

We have two high speed rigid inflatable jet boats that depart Port Douglas four times a day and travel to the reef near Low Isles, arriving in just 15 minutes.  Enjoy snorkelling for an hour and a half at our exclusive mooring.  Experience this personalised tour with limited numbers set at 14 passengers.

This reef is very protected and has a vast quantity of corals and abundant fish species, with regular turtle sightings .  We don't go to the island with this tour, our mooring is located right on the reefs edge, away from the crowds!

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RS 3 Outer Barrier Reef


Rates from: $200

The fastest way to get to the outer reef from Port Douglas. This is a super fast jet boat ride that offers half day reef trips departing Port Douglas. It only takes 40 minutes to reach the outer reef. They only take 14 passengers at a time therefore a small group size is guaranteed.

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SA - Cape Tribulation Full Day Reef Trip


Rates from: $254.5

THIS TRIP IS NOT OPERATING AGAIN UNTIL 28TH MARCH 2018

The only full day sailing reef tour to depart from Cape Tribulation, you will sail to the uniquely untouched, unspoilt Mackay Cay where no other tour boats go. Have the whole region to yourselves with a small group on a luxury sailing yacht. This long term locally owned company holds Advanced Eco Tourism Accreditation and is a Climate Action Leader.

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SA Half Day Low Isles Tour


Rates from: $261.5

Enjoy an afternoon cruise from Port Douglas with 1.00pm departure and returning at 6.30pm on this half day Low Isles trip.  Includes snorkelling, sailing, island exploring, glass bottom boat tour and afternoon tea with a Sunset Sail back to Port Douglas.

This company ensures your enjoyment with small numbers of guests (maximum of 33 guests), excellent service and personal attention from our helpful friendly crew.

The primary market for this tour is targeted for adults (minimum age is 12 years).

 

 

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SKED - Half Day Outer Reef Tour


Rates from: $130

Cairns only half day outer reef trip on a super fast, jet powered boat. Get 2 hours of snorkel time at the outer reef in half a day. This is a snorkel only boat, no dives or meals are offered on board.  Maximum of 36 passengers.

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SS (Star) - Michaelmas Cay & Hastings Reef


Rates from: $210

Travelling with 36 passengers maximum, is a twin hulled wave piercer catamaran that visits 2 sites and provides a personalised small group tour to the Great Barrier Reef. This company is licensed to visit Michaelmas Cay and Hastings reef.  Included in your day is snorkelling equipment, guided snorkel tours, wet suits/lycra suits, prescription mask, two glass bottom boat tours, morning/afternoon tea and tropical lunch.  introductory diving and certified diving are available for an addional cost.

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Tailored Charter Flights


The most unique ways to see remote parts of our fantastic regions is by various small light aircraft that can capacity 3 passengers, 6 passengers and 9 passengers each.

If you want to visit areas that would normally take two, three or more days they can all be reduced to a day tour if all conditions are met. These conditions include minimum numbers of passengers, weather permitting, pilot and aircraft availability as well as tours and/or accommodation availablity at your location of choice.

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Wait-A-While Rainforest & Wildlife Night Tour


Rates from: $170

Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours offers small group rainforest and wildlife experiences within the Wet Tropics World Heritage area of Tropical North Queensland. Our wildlife tours visit restricted access mountain rainforest at night in the Atherton Tablelands, giving the best chance of seeing nocturnal animals in their natural environment.  This is the best tour for seeing native wildlife in its natural environment during the day and into the night.

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Wilderness Eco Safaris - 4WD Rainforest Eco Safari


Rates from: $189

Experience North Queensland from a different perspective with this eco sensitive 4WD safari taking a maximum of 7 passengers.

Getting you away from the mass marketed areas to one of the north's last wilderness frontiers, where there are no "Touristy Crowds", no other vehicles and no sealed roads, just pristine "World Heritage Rainforest".

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WUC Stand Up Paddle Boarding


Rates from: $99

This unique stand up paddle boarding company offers a variety of locations to visually enjoy your surroundings whilst doing a serene activity you will love. Visit a beautiful blue volcanic crater lake, or make your way down along a river, or visit an idyllic island to enhance this amazing activity.

 

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