Cairns City Explorer

4 day City Explorer - from £560

Experience aboriginal culture, vibrant city life and astonishing marine life on this four day trip to Cairns.


  • Sightseeing and free time in Cairns
  • Cairns Night Markets
  • Barrier Reef cruise, snorkel and swim
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park
  • Kuranda railway and Skyrail cable car
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Cairns

On arrival at Cairns Airport, make your own way to your hotel for your three night stay. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore this vibrant city. Take a bushwalk or simply relax in one of the many cafes or on the beach. Browse the Night Markets and the Pier Marketplace.

Hotel: Novotel Cairns Oasis (Standard) or Hilton Hotel (Superior), for 3 nights

Day 2 - Great Barrier Reef

Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the Underwater Observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch. Return to Cairns early evening.

Day 3 - Kuranda & Tjapukai

Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your indigenous guide who will escort you through the park as you discover this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. Ride the Skyrail Cableway that takes you above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival in Kuranda there is free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets. Board the Kuranda train for a historic journey travelling through some of the oldest rainforest in the world, passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls to Freshwater Station.

Day 4 - Depart Cairns

After breakfast, make your own way to Cairns Airport.

4 day City Explorer - from £560

City Explorer Options:

Upgrade your accommodation to Superior hotels – from £585
Stay in Port Douglas instead of Cairns – from £875


This City Explorer is available year round.

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and include meals shown. Seasonal supplements may apply. Call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. 

For departures past April 2020 airport transfers will no longer be included.


City Explorers are a perfect way to experience Australia’s major cities and see what they have to offer. Your City Explorer includes:

  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise including lunch
  • Entry to Tjapukai Cultural Park
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail journey
  • A choice of Standard or Superior hotel

For more time in and around Cairns talk to your Freedom Destinations consultant.

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