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Our most recommended Cairns Museums & Exhibitions

Kuranda: Friends in the Rainforest Koala Gardens & Birdworld

1. Kuranda: Friends in the Rainforest Koala Gardens & Birdworld

Enjoy the opportunity to hold a koala, and discover two of the most unique wildlife attractions in Tropical North Queensland, the Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Kuranda. Visit the Kuranda area and see some of Australia’s most well-known native animals including quokkas, wallabies, lizards, possums, gliders, kangaroos, and many others. Snap your own momentous memories to share with your family and friends with hand feeding and photo opportunities. See brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos, and many more exotic and beautiful birds. Explore the natural landscape brimming with waterfalls, ponds, exotic and native plants. Surround yourself in the rainforest habitat and be amazed at more than 350 birds of all shapes, sizes, and colors on display.

Cairns: Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour

2. Cairns: Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour

Join a local guide and explore the history, culture, and heritage of Cairns on a half-day sightseeing tour. Visit the Cairns Museum, Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens, the Lower Barron Gorge National Park, and more. Following pickup in an air-conditioned vehicle, start the day at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Marlin Marina. Admire the breathtaking cathedral of St. Monica's, which features the world's largest themed stained glass windows. Discover the city's vibrant history and rich cultural heritage with a visit to the Cairns Museum. Enjoy the exclusive 20-minute guided tour of the museum with a local expert who will share stories about living in the tropics, cane, railways, reefs, and rainforest. Travel to the leafy suburb of Edge Hill for a guided walk through the Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia. Explore the butterfly-lined pathways under the green canopy as your guide explains the various plants you see along the way. Enjoy a delicious Devonshire Tea of homemade scones served with jam and cream and a choice of tea or coffee at a local cafe before continuing to one of Cairns' scenic lookouts with panoramic views of the city and the Coral Sea. Visit the Lower Barron Gorge National Park and Surprise Creek Falls. Continue further to visit stunning Palm Cove, lined with old paperbark trees. Stroll to the end of the jetty to enjoy the stunning beach setting and natural surroundings before being returned to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Cairns

We had a wonderful and educated afternoon with Eric. He was fantastic, gave us a great insight to the city of Cairns, as well as a very knowledgeable tour. The places he took us were exactly why we booked the tour in the first place. Everything was well timed and planned. The only sad part was saying goodbye to Eric at the end of the day, as we both felt like we'd met a friend. If he is ever down the G-Coast way, tell him to hit us up and it will be our turn to show him the sites...

We enjoyed the city tour with Erin(our guide). Provide lot of information about the city from past to now.. would recommend everyone for the tour

It was a great afternoon. We really enjoyed it. Thank you Erik 5/5 stars from us

A really well worth tour to get a good feel for Cairns.

Eric is best commentator guide really lovely tours