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Jun 18

Cairns Cheapest Tours – Cairns On A Budget

Posted on June 18, 2018 by

If there is one thing all of our guests agree on it is that everyone loves a bargain.  For those seeking a slice of paradise on the cheap, we have some fantastic budget friendly tour suggestions.

—Hit the reef for less!—

While Green Island is a known great value adventure, many visitors to the region are looking to stretch their dollar that little further to the Outer Reef.

Photo Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland

The Cairns Cheapest Great Barrier Reef tour is the best budget tour around.

Taking you on a full day journey to two unique Outer Reef locations, enjoy a huge day on the reef with everything you need.  Your day includes snorkel gear and tuition, flotation for the less confident water-goers and snacks and lunch on the day.

Photo Courtesy of Compass Cruises

This is the only reef boat where you will get the chance to experience the fun of boom-netting.  A great boat for the young and young at heart.

For those looking to travel with a smaller crowd, the Full Day Sailing Reef trip is for you.  Join just 20 people for your budget day on the reef.  While you save a dollar or two, you certainly don’t miss out!

Your day offers the full experience with 4 hours at Upolu Reef and offers the added bonus of a free guided snorkel tour.  Still including your buffet lunch and extra assistance for beginner snorkelers, this trip offers value and savings.

—Cruise the calm waters—

Maybe you like to stay closer to shore.  If the calm water is more your style then why not join one of our Harbour Cruises.  Affordable and family friendly – your second child even travels free!  Choose your departure.

The lunch time departure leaves at 1:30pm daily and offers you the chance to enjoy a 2 hour cruise with informative commentary as you cruise the Cairns Harbour and Trinity Inlet.

The sunset departure will see you welcomed aboard with a complimentary drink and canapes before watching the sunset as you cruise the calm Cairns waterways.

Visitors to Port Douglas can enjoy a calm water cruise aboard the iconic riverboat the Lady Douglas.  Offering 4 departures a day, this stately vessel will take you on a 1.5 hour cruise of the Dickson Inlet in Port Douglas.

Photo Courtesy of Lady Douglas

In this mangrove habitat you will have the high chance of spotting one of the local crocodiles as well as sea eagles, ospreys, mud crabs and even turtles.  The vessel is pram and wheelchair friendly and is suitable for all ages.

—Bargain adventuring—

Just because you are trying to save a dollar doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun.  River Tubing is a great way to see the natural beauty of the Mulgrave River or Behana Gorge from your specialised inflatable tube.

Photo Courtesy of Behana Days

With a mix of rapids, slides and stunning freshwater pools, this is an ideal tour for the whole family to enjoy with great family rates too!

Our local animal adventures are an affordable day out.  Start by getting your animal fix at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures.

Located half way between Palm Cove and Port Douglas – there is way more to be seen here than crocodiles!

The park is home to cassowaries, koalas, snakes, wombats and more. The highlight is most definitely the boat ride on which you will see the crocs of the lagoon leap from the water for a snack.  This experience is included in your entry and not to be missed!

For Port Douglas the Wildlife Habitat is a great addition to your holiday plans.  Once you have paid your entry, you can return daily for the next 5 days – great for families!  With standard entry you will have the day to wander the park and the various ‘habitats’ within.

Photo Courtesy of Wildlife Habitat

Visit our native birds, koalas, crocodiles, wombats and more.  If you would like a more up close and personal experience with some of your favourite creatures, upgrade to enjoy breakfast with the birds, lunch with the lorikeets or the nocturnal tour to view some of our shyer inhabitants.

If you would prefer to visit with the fish, but perhaps not venture on to the Great Barrier Reef, the Cairns Aquarium is ideal for you.

Photo Courtesy of Cairns Aquarium

Opened in 2017, this incredible centre features displays taking you from the freshwater wetlands and creeks, through the mangroves and out to the Great Barrier Reef.  Spend all day with Nemo, or perhaps with one of the rare freshwater swordfish or even a hammerhead shark.

You could return for days and still find some new hidden treasure you didn’t notice before.

—Explore the City and beyond—

For guests with half a day to spare, the Cairns Highlights Tour is a great way to introduce yourself to our beautiful city and surrounds.  Departing a 12 daily, visit iconic local destinations including the Flecker Botanical Gardens, Barron Falls and Palm Cove.

Photo Courtesy of Cairns Discovery Tours

Including a Devonshire tea and scones, this tour is fantastic value and a nice way to unwind and explore the city.

These are just some of the suggestions we have for you today, contact one of our friendly Tour Specialists to help you find the perfect tour for your budget – Ph 1300 761 612

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