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Feb 19
2018

Green Island Vs Fitzroy Island

  Looking at spending some time on a tropical island during your stay in the Cairns area?  Well, I am sure by now you have discovered the existence of Green Island and Fitzroy Island; both with lovely tropical vibes, and within close proximity of Cairns, making them hot spots to visit. Either island has full […]

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Feb 12
2018

What To Do in Cairns When You Only Have Half Day? Cairns Half Day Tours Suggestions

Now we all know that the most convenient flight times are not always the most available or affordable. Time and time again we find ourselves speaking to people who have just arrived or are leaving late and are looking for that last minute option to kill a few hours. So rather than spending your first […]

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Feb 06
2018

Cairns Mountain Hiking Day Adventure

If boardwalks are bit too dull for your taste then Tropical Peaks offers a fully guided mountain hiking adventure from Cairns. You might be asking yourself… “Why take a guided tour if I can go on a hike myself?” The main reason is that to access one of the best hiking trails in Tropical North […]

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Jan 29
2018

Great Barrier Reef Scuba Diving For First Timers

There are many ways to observe the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef for swimmers and non-swimmers, and the most popular way of exploring it is by snorkelling and scuba diving. You may have considered a scuba dive course to become a certified diver before your arrival to Tropical North Queensland, but either got nervous […]

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Jan 22
2018

Cairns & Port Douglas Private Charter Vessels

Coming to enjoy a stay in Far North Queensland?  Well a visit to the Great Barrier Reef is a must do of course.  Whilst The Tour Specialists have dozens of shared vessel departures daily which are fantastic options to see the reef, for those who would prefer a more boutique arrangement, we have our wonderful […]

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Jan 15
2018

Daintree Vs Kuranda

Considering a tour or excursion to the rainforest while on vacation in Tropical North Queensland?   Then no doubt you have read or heard about these two destinations ‘Daintree’ and ‘Kuranda’. These two destinations are indeed ‘in the Rainforest” however’ are located in two very different locations; one is out of Cairns the other one much […]

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Jan 08
2018

Family Day On Moore Reef On The Sunlover Pontoon… The Only One With A Watersilde!!!

My family and I were lucky enough to recently be guests aboard Sunlover Cruises Moore Reef Pontoon – yes the only one with a waterslide! This was my two young nephews’ first trip to the reef so I was crossing my fingers for a great day and I wasn’t disappointed. We checked in at the […]

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Jan 01
2018

Ocean Safaris- Funkiest Reef Trip from Cape Tribulation!

Want to walk on the wild side? Slow and cruisy is not your style but still want to see the best of the Great Barrier Reef? Ocean Safaris reef tour from Cape Tribulation in Tropical North Queensland is just perfect for the adventurous and for the young at heart! Scenic Drive North Recently I had […]

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Dec 26
2017

Wild Ride for Teenagers on White Water Rafting Tour In Cairns

Wow, what an adrenaline pumping afternoon we have had. My friend Georgia and I decided to give white water rafting a go, we are both not usually adrenaline seekers, but white-water rafting peeked our interest and we thought we would be brave and give it a bash! As Georgia and I are only 16 and […]

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Dec 18
2017

Arlington Reef | The Only Half Day Morning Tour To The Outer Reef From Cairns

  It’s official!  There is now a Half Day Outer Reef Tour that departs from the Cairns Marlin Marina, the destination being Arlington Reef located approx 40km/25miles northeast of Cairns.  The reef tour which is operated by Sunlover Cruises is the only Half Day reef tour visiting the Outer Great Barrier Reef; it departs in […]

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Dec 12
2017

Cairns Horse Riding Tours

My friend Saachi and I had the opportunity to go on a half day morning horse riding trail ride at Blazing Saddles whilst we were on holidays in Cairns at Palm Cove and we loved every minute of it! Being two horse lovers and having horses of our own we sure were keen to get […]

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Dec 06
2017

Two Teenagers, Let Loose on the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns Australia

  My friend Georgia and I were recently lucky enough to be given the opportunity to go on a reef trip with Quicksilver Cruises for the day to spend time on their newly refurbished outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon which sits out on the Agincourt Ribbon Reef area and write about our experience. As we […]

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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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