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Oct 08
2019

Cairns Horse Riding and ATV Quad Biking Thru Sugar Cane Fields And Mud

Wow, what an amazing fun filled day I had at Blazing Saddles in Cairns with my partner recently! We decided to test each others comfort levels and try something that neither of us have done before, me riding high performance ATV Quad Bikes and my partner riding horses. We booked our tour automatically online with […]

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Aug 09
2019

Where can I go whale watching in Cairns?

So, you want to know where you can go whale watching in Cairns. The obvious answer is, in the ocean, but you probably want a bit more information than that. For starters, you will have the best chance of seeing whales near Cairns during the months of June, July and August. This is when most […]

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Jul 09
2019

Cairns Horse Riding and ATV Quad Biking Thru Sugar Cane Fields And Mud

 Wow, what an amazing fun filled day I had at Blazing Saddles in Cairns with my partner recently! We decided to test each others comfort levels and try something that neither of us have done before, me riding high performance ATV Quad Bikes and my partner riding horses. We booked our tour automatically online with […]

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Jul 02
2019

Animal Encounters in Cairns

As an animal enthusiast, an encounter with some of the local wildlife is usually a highlight of any holiday for me. While I am particularly partial to reptiles, I am also extremely fond of almost any kind of fauna and on my various adventures around the world I have swum with dolphins, seals and Minke […]

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Jun 25
2019

Rescue Diver Scared To Go Out On Tourist Boat To Dive In Cairns – Tourists & Global Warming

On the 5th of May my partner and I decided to take an adventure and do a reef trip to see the Great Barrier Reef with Sunlover Cruises and go to their new pontoon that has the only waterslide on the reef. I can say this waterslide made us think of lots of screaming kids […]

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May 01
2019

Cairns Sunset Dinner Cruise | Spirit of Cairns

In Cairns we are spoilt for choice when it comes to wonderful restaurants offering delicious options for dinner. So much so that it can sometimes be difficult to decide where to eat. For something truly different, perfect for locals and visitors alike, there is the Spirit of Cairns dinner cruise that departs from the Cairns […]

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Apr 24
2019

Why the Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway really are great activities for a rainy day

We all love a bit of sunshine, especially on holiday, so its difficult not to be a little disappointed when that long-awaited time off finally arrives, and with it comes big, grey clouds and persistent showers. In Cairns, we are used to getting on with life in the warm rain. After all, we have a […]

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Apr 17
2019

Cairns Cruise Ship Passenger Shore Tour Options

No matter how long cruise ships stay in Cairns, the biggest problem most visitors encounter is figuring out how to fit all of the amazing local tours and attractions on their holiday ‘to do’ list into their time here. I am a long-term local Cairns gal who likes to get out and about, and yet […]

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Apr 03
2019

How to Choose the best Kuranda Tours WHAT’S MY STYLE, GOLD CLASS OR HERITAGE CLASS?

Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway – Cairns – Port Douglas The Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway is one of the most sought-after experiences by visitors holidaying in the Cairns and Tropical North Queensland region. It is an iconic Cairns attraction that most people would have read about at some time or another, while exploring their […]

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Mar 13
2019

Top 5 things to do on the Great Barrier Reef

As a returned Cairns local with a long history working in the tourism industry, I have lost track of the number of times I have been out on a tour to the Great Barrier Reef. So, after so many trips and so much time underwater, one might think that I have seen and done it […]

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Feb 05
2019

Things to do on the Great Barrier Reef for Non-swimmers

Even if you are a non-swimmer or someone with limited swimming capabilities you can still see the magic of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and there are several ways you can do that. Booking a reef trip on outer reef Pontoon would be the best option for you! A Pontoon is a floating stable platform […]

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Jan 30
2019

Introductory Scuba Divers Must Book This Great Barrier Reef Tour!

Why should introductory scuba divers book this Great Barrier Reef tour? Because Ocean Freedom is the only boat on the reef that has 1 dive instructor with 2 introductory scuba divers. This means you are listened to and all the attention is squarely on you, and you only, not 5 other introductory scuba divers. Learning […]

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Nov 21
2018

The Ultimate Cairns Dinner Cruise

Are you looking for a dinner option ‘with a difference’? What about a Cairns dinner cruise on the Trinity Inlet to end a perfect day in Tropical North Queensland? This is the perfect option for a family gathering, a work function or a dinner with friends before spending the night in town. Spirit of Cairns […]

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Oct 29
2018

Cairns Tours – A Local’s Recommendation – Kuranda Train & Skyrail Day Trip

As a local Travel Consultant there is nothing more satisfying than taking some of my friends and family members on excursions around Cairns. When I am at work I talk to guests, Australian and international travelers, about tours and activities in Tropical North Queensland so getting to experience them is really rewarding. The major attractions […]

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Oct 15
2018

Kuranda Day Tours A Day the Whole Family Will LOVE!

Travelling with children of various ages can be challenging especially when it comes to finding activities the WHOLE family will enjoy. Well you are in luck! Located near Kuranda you will find Rainforestation Nature Park where everybody will find something they like: army duck rainforest tour, Aboriginal cultural experience, Australian wildlife, tropical flora and fauna… […]

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Oct 08
2018

Whale Watching & Swim With Whale Tours from Cairns and Port Douglas

On the Great Barrier Reef just off Port Douglas and Cairns, we are blessed with the annual migration of the Dwarf Minke Whales and the giant Humpback Whales as they head from the cold waters of the Southern Antarctic to the warmer waters further North to calve and find a mate. There is a tight […]

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Oct 01
2018

Cairns Cheapest and Best Dive Trips

Are you looking for the ultimate liveaboard overnight Great Barrier Reef scuba diving adventure without the crowds and you want to get it cheap? Do you want the best dive deal money can buy in Cairns? If your answer is yes, then check out what deals The Tour Specialists have on offer with our Coral […]

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Sep 24
2018

Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Mossman Gorge Small Group – Premium Day Tour

Visiting the Daintree Rainforest on a Rainy Day When planning for your Cairns holiday, I am sure you may have researched the climate and weather conditions before booking. It is something we all desire, perfect weather when we are on holidays, particularly for outdoor activities. However, no rain is something that is not guaranteed, the […]

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Sep 17
2018

Amazing 3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard Snorkel and Dive Trip Great Barrier Reef

Normally this dive trip is over 3 days and 2 nights but being the special Tour Specialist that I am, the great folks at Pro Dive allowed me to experience 2 days and 1 night as I had to get back to work and talk to our guests and book their Cairns holidays, tours and […]

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Sep 10
2018

Where to Swim With Whales on The Great Barrier Reef

Working at The Tour Specialists in Cairns allows me to experience some of the local tours and attractions in the region, and I have always dreamed of swimming with a whale. So on my day off I thought I would take the opportunity and go on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef from Port […]

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