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Explore Cairns on Half Day Tours

admin on November 20th, 2023

Explore Cairns on a Half-Day Tour – See all the Best Morning, Afternoon & Sunset Tours

When it comes to experiencing the beauty of Cairns and its surrounding wonders, half-day tours are the perfect choice for visitors that may be only visiting for a short time, travelling with elderly or young children or just wishing to do their Great Barrier Reef holiday in slow down mode and only do half day tours on their time schedule. Whether you're staying in Cairns, Palm Cove, or Port Douglas, there are compelling reasons why booking a half-day tour makes perfect sense.

Cairns and Northern Beaches Half-Day Tours:

  1. Flexibility: Half-day tours offer flexibility, allowing you to tailor your holiday itinerary your way. You can spend the morning on a tropical island snorkelling, then unwind by the pool or indulge in leisurely activities in the afternoon.
  2. Ideal for Busy Schedules: If your time is limited, these half day tours provide a condensed yet immersive experience, ensuring you make the most of your visit to Cairns. If you are visiting Cairns on a cruise ship, we offer a lot of half day tours to fit in with the cruise ships docking schedule and we have a page dedicated to these shore tours.
  3. Adventurous Spirit: For the adventure seeker, these adrenaline tours provide an opportunity to try exciting activities such as skydiving, white-water rafting, and horse riding.
  4. Scenic Views: A scenic helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef or a hot air balloon ride offers breathtaking views that you won't want to miss.
  5. Wildlife Encounters: Morning or afternoon visits to places like Hartley's Crocodile Adventures or a half day Daintree Rainforest river snorkel tour allow you to get up close and personal with Australian wildlife.

Morning, Afternoon, Evening, and Dinner Tours from Cairns:

  1. Romantic Sunset: Enjoy a romantic evening with a sunset cruise, buffet dinner, and spectacular views over the Coral Sea.
  2. Wildlife Enthusiasts: If you're a wildlife enthusiast, afternoon tours to the Atherton Tablelands or birdwatching boat cruises down the Daintree River provide unique opportunities for spotting local fauna.
  3. Thrill-Seekers: White water rafting and river tubing offer adrenaline-pumping adventures in the stunning natural surroundings of Cairns.
  4. Hot Air Balloon Enthusiasts: Rise early for a hot air balloon adventure and witness the sunrise over the breathtaking landscapes of North Queensland.
  5. Great Barrier Reef Tour: Go snorkelling on Green Island or Fitzroy Island in the morning or the afternoon.
  6. Take a Scenic Helicopter Flight: Book your seat on a Great Barrier Reef helicopter ride to see the islands and reefs off Cairns.
  7. Spend the morning in Kuranda: Jump on the Skyrail and head up to Kuranda Village for breakfast and a bit of shopping. 
  8. Whitewater Rafting: For the thrill seekers you can relax by the pool in the morning and then raft down the rapids on the Barron River for the afternoon.
  9. Sunset Dinner Cruise in Cairns: This sunset dinner cruise has been operating for over 15 years in Cairns and the local and guests simply love it.  
  10. Visit the Crocodile Farm: Hartley’s offers a wildlife adventure like no other. Hand feed a crocodile or pet a big snake and cuddle a koala.
  11. Jump out of a Plane: Go skydiving in the morning or the afternoon.
  12. Go Canyoning: In the Crystal Cascades you can enjoy abseiling and canyon jumping.

Half-Day Tours from Port Douglas:

  1. Reef Exploration: Half-day Great Barrier Reef tours from Port Douglas allow you to explore the world's largest coral reef system in a limited time frame.
  2. Rainforest Experience: Discover the enchanting Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge on a half-day tour, immersing yourself in ancient landscapes and Indigenous culture.
  3. Self-Drive Adventure: For those who prefer independence, self-drive tours to Kuranda provide the flexibility to explore at your own pace.
  4. River Drift Snorkel Tour in the Daintree: Do something unique and explore the underwater life of the rainforest rivers.
  5. Sunset Sailing off Port Douglas: Jump on a luxury yacht and sail under the colourful sky on the Great Barrier Reef
  6. Mossman Gorge Half Day Tour: Visit Mossman Gorge and the Aboriginal Cultural Centre or just take a walk around the rainforest and swim in the river,
  7. Aboriginal Guide Tour: Hunt with Aboriginals along the beaches and learn how to identify where to find food.  
  8. Swim with Crocodiles: Jump in the pool with the crocodiles in Port Douglas at the Wildlife Habitat.

Half-Day Tours from Daintree Rainforest - Cape Tribulation:

Nature Lovers: Nature enthusiasts can engage in activities like bird watching, night rainforest walks, and river drift snorkelling on the Mossman River.
Adventure Seekers: From horse riding on beaches to kayaking to pristine tropical islands, these tours cater to adventurous souls.
Aboriginal Experiences: Spend half a day with the Kuku Yalanji tribe in the Daintree Rainforest and learn how to hunt and find food and medicines in the rainforest.

In summary, half-day tours in Cairns offer an array of options for every type of traveller. Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, wildlife encounters, or stunning views, these tours provide a well-rounded experience that maximizes your time in this tropical paradise. So, embrace the opportunity to explore Cairns and its surroundings on a half-day adventure of your choosing.

To see the full selection of half day tours in Cairns and Port Douglas use the search tools at the top of the page to sort location, tour type and off you go.

And of course if you have any questions at all just use the chat line on the website or contact The Tour Specialists team.


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