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Best Sightseeing Tours in Queensland

Queensland in Australia is much known for its exotic landscape underwater. Queensland has a 2000 km long harbour stretch that contains the world’s largest coral reef system, namely the Great Barrier Reef. The reef is home to a thriving flora and fauna hosting thousands of marine species. Cairne, the city is the gateway to the tropical Daintree rainforest and the Barrier reef. Queensland is a tourist hotspot and a surfer’s paradise who head to the surfing beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts to take full advantage of the sun swept beaches by the cool and clear sea.

The capital city of Brisbane is lined with skyscrapers and surfing beaches where hundreds of islands are located offshore, concealing giant dunes and surreal forests. A little towards the mainland one may find dense national forests, rainforests, giant lakes boasting of rich flora and fauna. Tourists visiting Queensland, usually visit the towns of Mission Beach, Noosa and Port Douglas, the Bunya Mountains and the Great Dividing Range, which provides numerous viewpoints, waterfalls and picnic areas. Lamington National Park and the Wet Tropics of Queensland are world heritage sites which are very popular among tourists. The coast of Queensland also provides for its visitors first-hand experience to view migrating whales during the colder months in Australia. A poplar activity that is much renowned here is sailing in Whitsunday waters and 4WD adventure along the Fraser Islands beach highway. Queensland provides for its tourists, a myriad of sightseeing options like the Trip to Springbrook and Tamborine National Park, Trip to Gold Coast Beach and Glow Worm Caves, there are also experiential touring and sightseeing options like Aboriginal and Cultural Tour of Cairns or Trip to Rainbow Serpent Aboriginal Rock Art in Cooktown and many more such interesting sightseeing tour packages.

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    Cairns

    About the Activity:Get ready to see the best of Cairns and Great Barrier Reef in this amazing tour. Start your tour from Northern Beaches around 07:20 AM and from Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns around 08:15 AM.Relax on the Island Reef cruises as you travel through the beautiful forest on the Green Islands for two hours. You can choose between relaxing on the beach or indulging in either snorkelling or glass bottom boat tour.At noon, embark on the Cairns city sightseeing and discover the place like never before. In Cairns, explore the rich cultural history of the city, it’s people, amazing Flecker botanical gardens, Barron Gorge National Park, waterfalls, and beaches.  Enjoy the delicious and refreshing tea while you enjoy the stunning views from the jetty at Palm Cove and return to Northern Beaches at 05:30 PM and Cairns around 06:00 PM.

    h10 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    8092


  • About the Activity:Indulge in a 2.5 hour tour of Kuku Yalanji and your guide will introduce you to the traditional fishing and gathering techniques including spear throwing and handling.Two time slots are available for this tour: at 09:30 AM and 01:30 PM.Join one of the Kubirri warra brothers Linc or Brandon Walker who will guide you for an informative walk along the white sandy beach and waters of Cooya Beach through coastal mudflats and mangrove habitat.Along the way your guide will highlight some of the coastal and mangrove plants which have long been used for medicinal purposes and food by the Kuku Yalanji people.At the end of the tour feast on your catch of the day with freshly home made damper and a refreshing drink.The tour location is Cooya beach in Queensland.

    h2 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    3678


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    Cape Tribulation

    About the ActivityStart your journey from the Cairns at around 7.30 AM and drive through the scenic coastal roads of Australia in an air-conditioned coach.After reaching, explore the Wildlife Habitat of Port Douglas and get a chance to behold the beautiful Australian wild animals like Kangaroos, koalas, etc. in their natural habitat.Enjoy a tropical lunch in one of the world class restaurants during your trip.Embark on the guided rainforest walk during your trip. Relax or just take a walk along the Cape Tribulation Beach in the white beautiful sands and sea waves.Enjoy the surroundings by heading for the Daintree River cruise.Head back to Cairns around 7.30 PM and end your trip with lots of memories.

    h12 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    7111


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    Cape Tribulation

    About the Activity Embark on this amazing two days tour of Cape Tribulation and get a chance to explore its beautiful locations in sufficient time.Start your trip from Cairns at around 7.30 AM and drive through the beautiful coastal roads in an air-conditioned coach, offering you the panoramic views of surroundings.On your way, enjoy the morning tea and fill yourself with energy for the day full of sightseeing and activities.Visit the wildlife habitat at Port Douglas and behold various beautiful Australian animals in their natural habitat.Enjoy a lip-smacking lunch during your trip on day one and head for the guided Rainforest Walk in Cape Tribulation.Embark on the Daintree River Cruise in search of saltwater crocodile.Enjoy a lip-smacking continental breakfast on the next day and visit some other locations.End your trip by heading back to Cairns at around 7.30 PM with lots of memories.

    d2 Days n1 Night
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    19371


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    Gold Coast

    About the Activity: Begin your trip from Brisbane and enjoy a joyful trip to the Gold Coast’s green hinterland. Enjoy a rainforest walk to Curtis Falls in the Joalah National Park and get addicted to the wonders made by the nature at its own cost. Enjoy roaming around one of the favourite spots of travelers in Australia, Gallery Walk at Tamborine. Sink in the enthusiastic drive to the Cedar Creel glow worm caves. Enjoy a scrumptious and an extra ordinary lunch looking at the vast estate at the Cedar Creel estate winery. See the picturesque countryside hosted by the rim country which is formed as a result of an ancient volcano. Get in a drive down to the Northern Gold Coast beaches lying between Broadbeach and the Broadwater. You will get some free time to stroll through Surfers Paradise, where you can perhaps enjoy a swim.

    h8 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    6866


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    Gold Coast

    About the Activity: Get picked up from Brisbane and join an incredible tour to explore the Gondwana rainforests of Australia. Enjoy the travel to the rainforests of Springbrook and Tamborine National Parks and get a vivid image of two beautiful waterfalls set in a natural sub-tropical rainforest. Walk through the dense rainforest extending up to one kilometer. Get a captivating picture of the marvellous Natural Bridge Arch and get a guided walk to the cave situating below. Drive through the Numinbah Valley which encompasses quaint farms and unexplored valleys with awesome beauty attached to them. Reach Mount Tamborine and indulge in an expedience through the nearby places and finally climb up on the mountain to get an enlarged view of the surrounding. Enjoy the most famous Gallery Walk to see the different alterations in arts and crafts and then visit some winery too. Enjoy a guided tour to the glow worm cave at Ceder Creek before ending the tour.

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    6817


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    Gold Coast

    About the Activity:Take off on a beautiful seaplane ride to the Stradbroke Island and enjoy the spectacular scenery.Departing from Seaworld Resort around 11:00 AM you will be experiencing some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Queensland like Surfers Paradise, 360 islands of Moreton Bay and the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean.The flight covers Sovereign Islands, Couran Cove Resort then finally halts at McLarens Landing on South Stradbroke Island.From here on you can choose to have a relaxed day by the beach or indulge in some memorable adventure activities before returning to your start point.On the way back catch a glimpse of some of the 10,000 Humpback Whales that swim pass the Gold Coast beaches.Reach the main land at around 03:30 PM.

    h4 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    12015


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    Cairns

    About the activity:Get picked up from your hotel or residence and travel to Tjapukai which is a centre for living history of the Indigenous people.Here you will enjoy 16 cultural experiences. You can learn to play the didgeridoo, discover the medicinal values of bush tucker, throw a spear and enjoy professional theatre incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance.Enjoy a cup of morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea at the Boomerang Restaurant .Afternoon, go on a guided tour and explore the highlights of Cairns like Visit St. Monica's Cathedral, Flecker Botanical Gardens etc.Enjoy a delicious tea at Cairns before starting your tour to the Barron Gorge National Park.End your trip in the evening after a visit to the park and head back home with lots of memories.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    7307


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    Brisbane

    About the Activity: Get picked up at around 7.45 AM from the mentioned location Mantra - Southbank, Hotel Urban - Wickham Tce, Best Western Metropole - Wickham Tce, Punthill Hotel - Astor Tce and Sebel Suite Hotel - Charlotte St. and take a Short drive to Cleveland where we board a ferry to North Stradbroke. Explore the wild and beautiful side of Australia with its best land based whale watching site at Point Lookout in North Stradbroke Island. Spend two hours watching these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. You can see the gorgeous humpback whales pass. The activity also includes a tour of Stradbroke Island and a delicious lunch at a hotel. You can experience the natural beauties as visit Amity Point with a chance to see koalas and kangaroos in the wild! This historical village has magnificent views across the bay of Brisbane.Conclude your tour at around 4.45 PM and get dropped back to the locations.

    h9 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    7307


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    Cairns

    About the ActivityIf you love the wildlife and want to explore its fauna, then this tour is the perfect fit for you.Get a chance to visit the Kuranda village, which should be on your bucket list if you want to explore the aboriginal life.For those who want to explore the wildlife of Australia, the tour offers shot trips to Army Duck Rain-forest and the Wildlife park.You will also get a chance to explore the forest while being hung up in the cable-way.The tour will conclude with a return transfer.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    6621


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    Cairns

    About the Activity:Embark on this exciting Army Duck Tropical Tour which starts at 08:00 AM in the morning and witness the scenic appeal and the tranquility of this entire place.Its a great opportunity for naturalist and wildlife lovers as this tropical tour provides the perfect insight of the Kuranda village, Army Duck Rain-forest and the Tropical rain-forest.You can also indulge in Sky-rail Rainforest Cableway to explore the forest from a new dimension.The tour concludes at around 5:30 PM in the evening.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    8337


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    Cape Tribulation

    About the Activity:Set out on a tour that is steeped in culture and history of the Ngadiku civilization. The guided walk will enthrall you with tales of the living styles of the indigenous tribes.Start your tour after getting picked up from the mentioned location from Cairns 7.30 AM, Beaches 8.00 AM and Port Douglas 9.00 AM.Get welcomed with a traditional a smoking ceremony by the Aboriginal at Mossman Gorge.Pass through the picturesque rain forest on private walking trails while your guide narrates about the history and how the forest affects the everyday life of the tribes.Acquaint yourself with the use of traditional plants and identify the bushes, food and the procedures of making bush soaps and ochre paint.Enjoy swimming in the pristine rain forest clad water holes.The tour is conducted through Mossman Gorge in presence of its original Kuku Yulanji owners.End this exciting trip at after getting dropped back to your accomodation at Cairns 6.00 PM, Beaches 5.30 PM and Port Douglas 5.00 PM.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    14173


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    Cairns

    About the Activity:Embark on an adventurous excursion to North Australia on a unique 4 Wheel Drive to experience the captivating scenery and natural beauty in Australia.The journey begins as you are picked up from your hotel and driven along the sweeping vistas of Great Barrier Reef all the way to Cape Tribulation.You will also be crossing World Heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rain forest.Have lunch at the  Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre, Wujal Wujal which is located on the banks of the Bloomfield River with an opportunity to visit and talk with local Indigenous artists.Visit some of the iconic pubs and eateries and explore the Grassy Hill with a view of the mystical Black Mountain.Your tour finishes in Cooktown and includes transfers to Cook town Airport for the return 45 minute flight with Hinterland Aviation along the scenic Daintree Coast and the Great Barrier Reef.Departure time is: Cairns 6:30am, Beaches 7.00am & Port Douglas 8.00am and return to  Cairns General Aviation Airport 6.50pm.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    21823


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    Gold Coast

    About the Activity:Half cabin boats seat up to 6 people and are perfect for cruising the canals, for a bit of sightseeing or to drop a line and do some relaxing fishing.They have comfortable padded seats and 2 small bunks up front, a whisper quiet 20hp Honda 4 stroke outboard motor, and come with all safety gear, maps and free fuel.A friendly and experienced staff will teach you everything you need to know to operate these boats around the many Gold Coast waterways and to ensure you have the best day possible.You can hire this half cabin boats from 1 hour, 4 hours or full day.The boat can be hired anytime between 9:30 AM and 3 PM

    h1 Hour
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    4169


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    Gold Coast

    About the Activity:Paddle across short passage of the Gold Coast's broadwater estuary and explore the beautiful white sandy beaches of the island. Start your trip from Biggera Waters where an experienced tour guide will instruct you about the safety precautions.While paddling to the island witness the magnificent aquatic creatures like dolphins, turtles or stingrays surrounded by coral reefs.After a 25-minute paddle, arrive to the northern side of the Wavebreak Island. Here, embark on a short 5-minute bush walk to arrive to the reef.Then put on your snorkeling gear, dive underwater into the vibrant marine landscape and take a chance to hand feed some tropical fish. Among the variety of fish species, you will encounter luderick, snapper, flat head, octopus, trevally, and parrot fish.Post the snorkeling session, the staff will set up a private umbrella and chairs for each group to relax and enjoy the background music.Enjoy a delicious tasty bowl of seasonal fruits with chocolate spread and whipped cream, biscuits and a glass of Champagne or a fruit juice.After which you will have the chance to utilize a unique transparent kayak to explore the sea in a unique way after which you will head back to the main land.This activity is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 2 pm.

    h3 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    3875


Attractions

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Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain is one of the most tranquil spot in Gold Coast that takes you away from the hubbub of city life, to indulge in the serene and scenic beauty of tropical rainforest, exotic birds and incredible flora and fauna. Apart from the breathtaking view, the destination also offers you a range of comfortable accommodation, a host of restaurants, arts & galleries, wineries, breweries, cafes and other shops.

Highlights: There are a host of things that you can do at Tamborine Mountain. The Skywalk tour is a unique way to experience the beauty of the beautiful rainforest. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of the area by floating on a hot air balloon. Apart from that, it is an excellent place for bird watchers and people who enjoy living close to nature.

Location: It is located in the Scenic Rim, just an hour’s drive away from Gold Coast.

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Cavill Avenue Mall

At the heart of the Surfer’s Paradise lies the best nightlife and shopping avenue of the Gold Coast – The Cavill Avenue Mall. It is the fun and leisure centre of the Surfer’s Paradise, with a number of shops, bars, restaurants, night clubs as well as some of the best food joints. The avenue is a place where you can see some of the incredible live music performances.

Highlights: The Cavill Avenue Mall houses some of the best restaurants that offer a wide array of mouth watering cuisines from all over the world. The close by streets is the major attraction of the Cavill Avenue Mall. The street has some of the best night clubs, tattoo shops and economical yet incredible food.

Location: The Cavill Avenue Mall is located in Surfer’s Paradise and is just a little more than hour an hour’s drive from Gold Coast International Airport.

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Robina Town Shopping Centre

Shopping at Robina Town Shopping Centre will be a very exciting affair for you. With more than three hundred and fifty shops and food joints, this Gold Coast’s largest shopping centre defines luxury shopping and dine-in. From fashion to departmental stores, you can find almost everything in the Shopping Centre.

Highlights: Enjoy a cup of coffee and relax at the Food Atrium. After shopping enjoy the latest movie on the comfortable chairs of the Events Cinema. You can also spend some fun time at AMF Bowling and M9 Laser Skirmish. Finish your day with a delicious meal from one of the beautiful lakeside restaurants of The Promenade.

Location: The Robina Town Shopping Centre is located next to M1 Motorway. It is less than a kilometre away from Queensland Rail Robina Station. The free shuttle service from the Centre is operational on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Timing: 9.00am - 5.30pm
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Kurrawa Beach

Kurrawa Beach lies on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and is popular amongst the enthusiastic surfers. It is well known for hosting the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships by the
surfing enthusiasts and is popular nationally as well as internationally. The Kurrwa Surf Life Saving Club is one of the leading clubs of Kurrwa known for surfing sports and at the same time is popular amongst the locals for its bistro and bar. The trippers across the world come here for spending their holidays and relish a full dose of entertainment along with mouth-watering meals and refreshing cocktails and beers. To the north of the main beach area is a playground and a duck pond for progeny, which is also meant for picnic purpose and barbeques. Activities like cycling, rollerblading, walking, and watching the alluring view are famous things to do here.

 Highlights: Pacific Fair, Kurrawa Surf Club, Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant.
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Townsville

The Northeastern Coast of Queensland, Australia, Townsville is the beauty of the country which attracts tourists from all over the world. Townsville is noted as Australia's largest urban centre for livelihood, modernity and shopping centres. The City has emerged some World's leading brands in terms of fabric, knit and leather.

Highlights:
 Townsville is one of the most Urban-clad cities of Queensland, Australia. "The Strand" is the main cause of tourist attraction in this city. It is considered as one of the most beautiful sea beaches of the Australian continent. Apart from that Townsville is the house of Australia's largest heritage places like Riverway, a riverside parkland, The Castle Hill, which is considered as the most famous tourist attraction spot. The Castle Hill is known as the city's fitness destination.

Location: Townsville is located on the north-eastern corner of Queensland, Australia, which is just adjacent to The Great Barrier Reef.

Price: Entry to the land of Townsville is free of cost unless you are willing to be a part of any event.
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Trinity Beach

This beach is the favourite beach of a true Cairns local. Trinity beach is an amazing beach known for its clear waters. The beach offers a beautiful ambience which never fails to impress anyone. Even more so than the other beaches, the locals and tourists mingle here to give it a much friendlier vibe. This beach is not far from the Cairns International Airport so it is a preferred destination and usually the first beach tourists end up going to.

The beach is cornered by two headlands which provides for an amazing Bay area for all popular activities to take place and thoroughly enjoy their varied pleasures. If you have come here with the sole intention of relaxing, the palm lined shores will just not fail to disappoint you. On the other hand, if adventure is what you seek, you should totally take up on the various tours on offer that leave from Trinity Beach at regular intervals.



Location: It is situated 20 km from the centre of Cairns.

Highlights: Various tours are organized to cater to different people and their budgets.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Clifton Beach

Clifton is a serene local beach lined beautifully by swaying palm trees. This beach is great for children with its swimming net and playgrounds. There are facilities for BBQ so that you wouldn't have to go away looking to eat. You can enjoy all of your time under the big rain trees right here at Clifton. You can take a walk for kilometers on end enjoying the sunshine, with beach on one side and the Rainforest Mountain on the other.

You can walk right up to Palm cove and chow in its restaurants while laying around on a completely untouched natural environment that Clifton offers. Clifton rarely has tourists and is relatively undeveloped. Having no high risers, it is dotted with low lying beach front houses. This beach is great for family outings and privacy seeking lovebirds.



Location: Clifton is located 22 km north of Cairns.

Highlights: Local beach with less people and undeveloped areas. It is an ideal spot for having a little quiet time.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Palm cove

Palm cove is the shy, quiet chilled out unique village which is referred to as the Spa capital of Australia. Some who visit it call it 'the ultimate tropical serenity'. It offers the best of tropical adventure with its reef, rainforest and indigenous culture. Relax by the ancient paper bark Melaleuca trees lining the casually styled esplanade. There are various world class beach resorts and hotels here to pamper you and further cater to your every whim and fantasy.

When you get tired of relaxing move out into the tropical sunshine and take part in Great Barrier Reef excursions and rainforest trips, go seeking thrill on a kayaking adventure or try fishing in your personal jetty. A Mecca of sophistication, Palm cove lets you pamper yourself with its various beauty salons and spas. Shop in its boutiques and take care of yourself by taking advantage of the health and fitness centers.



Location: It is located 27 km North of Cairns

Highlights: It is known as the Spa capital of Australia

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.

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