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Nov 22
2017

Great Barrier Reef Tours For Non-Swimmers

Great Barrier Reef Tours for Non – Swimmers No matter if you are staying in Port Douglas, Palm Cove or Cairns there are Great Barrier Reef tours that depart from these locations for the non-swimmers to also see and enjoy the reef just like their fellow travelling companions. You may be a non-swimmer due to […]

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Oct 25
2017

Tips For Choosing A Great Barrier Reef Tour

The Great Barrier Reef is a world heritage national marine park located in Far North Queensland. It is an Australian icon that many people dream of visiting and having the opportunity to explore. However, some can get overwhelmed by the multitude of options when it comes to choosing a Great Barrier Reef tour. Most people […]

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Oct 19
2017

How To See The Great Barrier Reef Without Getting Wet!

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s natural wonders, renowned not only for its sheer size but also for the diversity of its marine life. Exploring the Great Barrier Reef is a must do experience for anyone travelling to the north of Queensland. However we’re not all keen and able swimmers, some of […]

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Oct 12
2017

Christmas Day Reef Trips Cairns 2017

Will you be spending Christmas Day in Cairns with family and friends this year? Are you planning on doing something a little bit different and amazing like spending the day snorkelling and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef instead? I remember my family and I did this one year and to this day we […]

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Oct 10
2017

Coral Spawning Dive Tours 2017

Get your wetsuits and dive gear out as it is nearly scuba diving time to see the biggest annual event on the Great Barrier Reef this year “Coral Spawning 2017” This is the time that all of the corals along the east coast of Australia spawn to allow new growth of other corals. This amazing […]

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Sep 15
2017

Top tips for travelling to the great barrier reef with kids

Pack​ ​the​ ​hats​ ​and​ ​the​ ​sunscreen​ ​and​ ​head​ ​North​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Great​ ​Barrier​ ​Reef​ ​for​ ​your​ ​next​ ​family holiday.​ ​​ ​Kids​ ​will​ ​love​ ​exploring​ ​the​ ​Great​ ​Barrier​ ​Reef​ ​at​ ​any​ ​age​ ​and​ ​so​ ​will​ ​the​ ​parents!​ ​​The​ ​Great Barrier​ ​Reef​ ​was​ ​World​ ​Heritage​ ​listed​ ​in​ ​1981​ ​and​ ​is​ ​a​ ​bucket​ ​list​ ​destination​ ​for​ ​many​ ​people​ ​all​ ​over […]

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Sep 11
2017

Kuranda Day Trip… All You Need To Know

A day trip to Kuranda is a must when visitng Tropical North Queensland as it is one of the most popular day excursions in this region and most travellers are well aware of the ‘Scenic Train’, ‘Skyrail Cableway’ and ‘Kuranda Village’. However, as a Tour Consultant I have had a lot of enquiries from confused […]

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Aug 24
2017

Best Day Out On The Great Barrier Reef From Cairns | Brand New Boat

My son Ez and I were recently lucky enough to Join Passions of Paradise on their new vessel Passions III.  Once well known for visiting Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef, I was excited to check out the new boat and new itinerary. Check in was great with a staff member on hand to make sure […]

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Aug 15
2017

Scenery & Tastes of the Atherton Tablelands … A Foodies Delight! But not just for Foodies!

There is something special about Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventures tour that makes it unique amongst other tours that depart out of Cairns. For starters it’s not a ‘Reef’ or a ‘Rainforest’ tour which are typically the main draw cards for visitors in this area of the Far North. Secondly, it provides an experience to see […]

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Jun 13
2017

Combine & Save! Cairns Hot Air Balloon & Kuranda Experience Package

Considering a Hot Air Ballooning tour? Well there’s a fantastic package available that allows you to take advantage of your time spent on the mountains in the Atherton Tablelands by Hot Air Ballooning near Mareeba, then spending time in the popular destination of Kuranda Village before taking the Skyrail Cableway across the tops of the […]

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Apr 11
2017

Kuranda Train, Skyrail, Rainforest and Butterfly Sanctuary all in a day!

I am the newest recruit at The Tour Specialists in Cairns and as such I have been out and about exploring and reviewing products so I may in turn advise our guests on all the great things to see and do here in beautiful Tropical North Queensland Australia Firstly, thank you very much to my […]

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Dec 08
2016

Sun, No Sun, Showers and a Whole Lot of Colours…The Under Water World Put on a Show!

It had been many years since I had taken a tour to the Outer Reef, so I was very excited leading up to the day of my tour with Great Adventures doing the Green Island and Outer Reef option. This time was my husband’s first experience on the outer reef. So I was excited, yet […]

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Dec 07
2016

Paddle and Snorkel Around a Movie Star’s Haven!

What to expect at Palm Cove Watersports These fun and informative kayak tours teach you about the incredible Great Barrier Reef’s sea life and its surrounding islands. Your friendly local guide has a tonne of interesting marine knowledge to share with you. While on tour there is never anything that tour guide ‘Brad’ cannot answer […]

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Nov 16
2016

A Day of Adventure with Behana Days

As a content writer with The Tour Specialists I’m lucky enough to be invited along on tours to experience them first-hand, so I’m better able to write about and market these experiences to travelers when they visit the Far North Queensland region. Recently I was able to join the crew at Behana Days on one […]

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Oct 31
2016

Rainforests – Native Animals – Kuranda in a Day

When you hear the words “World Heritage Listed Tropical Rainforest”, do you visualise dense greenery and ancient tall trees?  Flora & fauna working in harmony? Snakes, spiders and all those other creepy crawly creatures you hear about in Australia that may keep you away from getting up close and personal with nature? By now you […]

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Oct 28
2016

A Half Day Spent on Beautiful Green Island – Great Barrier Reef Australia

My name is Belinda and I am a Cairns Holiday Specialist. It is my job to make recommendations to our holiday guests on all the things to see and do in Cairns so we are forced to go out on these tours to ensure our product knowledge is up to date. No seriously we are! […]

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Oct 27
2016

A Charming Day on the Reef with Ocean Spirit Cruises

Imagine this….. A sunny day in tropical North Queensland and you are wading in to the shallow waters off a white sandy island cay in the middle of the Coral Sea.  The ocean surrounding you is clear and transparent with a hint of a turquoise hue which graduates into darker shades of blue as the […]

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Oct 25
2016

Fly Out, Cruise Back! Our Experience with GBR Helicopters and Reef Magic!

There are so many things to see and do in Cairns and its surrounding areas however one of my bucket list “Must Do” things was to take a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef by helicopter. Previously when I was living in Brisbane I would fly to Cairns to visit family and on occasion […]

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Oct 24
2016

40 Minutes of Breathtaking Views – Helicopter Flight over the Great Barrier Reef

My name is Helen and I am a Tour Specialist based in beautiful Cairns Tropical North Queensland Australia. Part of my job perks are that I am privileged to go out and about to enjoy all of the tours and attractions in the region so that I can then give the best advice on all […]

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Oct 21
2016

Our Experience: Discovery Tours Rainforest & Waterfalls Tour

My name is Ericka and I am a Tour Specialist. My job is to review tours in the Cairns region so I can then pass on my recommendations to our guests with full authority as i have the privilidge to go out on all these day tours to experience them for myself. Please read on […]

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Tips For Choosing A Great Barrier Reef Tour
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
The Great Barrier Reef is a world heritage national marine park located in Far North Queensland. It is an Australian icon that many people dream of visiting and having the opportunity to explore. However, some can get overwhelmed by the multitude of options when it comes to choosing a Great Barrier Reef tour. Most people […]Read More
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