Cairns Half Day Tours

Whether you are staying in Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas you can still have the option of a half day tour or a full day tour from your hotel or resort holiday accommodation.

If you are short of time or just want to lay by the pool for the morning or afternoon and do a short half day tour then there are several options available to you.

Most tours that operate on a half day basis offer optional coach transfers to the point of departure of your half day tour otherwise if you have a rent a car you may self drive to meet the tour company.

If you are a Professional Conference Organiser wishing to have some local advice and assistance in arranging some half day group tours then contact the Conferences Incentives and Accommodation Specialists in Cairns and they can look after it all for you.

Cairns Half Day Tours

We have provided here a brief list of half day tour options for you to choose from when staying in Cairns, the northern beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas or in the Daintree Cape Tribulation region.

Half Day Tours in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove

Afternoon Evening and Dinner Tours from Cairns

Some Half Day morning or afternoon tours from Port Douglas

Afternoon and Evening Dinner tours from Port Douglas

Some Half Day morning afternoon and evening tours from Daintree Cape Tribulation

  • Horse riding on the beaches and thru rainforests
  • Fishing in the mighty wild rivers of the Daintree
  • Jungle Surfing on a zip line
  • Walk in the rainforest at night with a wildlife naturalist
  • Kayak to pristine tropical islands for some snorkeling
  • Hiking thru rainforest trails
  • Bird watching boat cruises down the mighty Daintree River
  • Half day walking tour
  • Half day waterfall four wheel drive safari
  • Crocodile spotting night walk
  • Mountain bike riding to idealic waterfalls and swimming holes

Should you wish to do your half day tour on a private charter for yourself or with your family or friends it's a convenient and time saving way to go and see exactly what you want to see and when you want to see it when you have your own private driver who knows the region and can inform you of the history and points of interest.

Full day or half day private charter tours can be arranged simply by calling the local concierge experts at The Tour Specialists and they will take good care of you and your guests. Your privacy and security will be of the utmost importance when arranging your tours and activities.

As you can see from these lists the Cairns northern beaches Palm Cove Port Douglas and Daintree Cape Tribulation regions half day, afternoon or evening tour options are varied and suit all holiday makers wishing to explore the local natural beauty of Cairns and offer the unique opportunity to get up close with some of Australia's iconic Wildlife inhabitants.

Green Island Cairns for couples

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$90.00

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Green Island Half Day Tour | Ferry Boat From Cairns | MV - BC
  • Departs From: Cairns
  • Duration:

    2 Hours

Select from a morning or afternoon departure time and choose the half day tour time to suit yourselves. The ferry leaves Cairns Marlin Marina at 9.00 am or 1.00 pm and heads towards beautiful Green Island where you can swim, snorkel and ride around in a glass bottom boat viewing all the coral and marine life between the waters surface

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$90.00

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The Beast - Hummer Four Wheel Drive Adventures Cairns Queensland Australia

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$150.00

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Cairns Night Tours | The Hummer 4WD Adventure
  • Departs From: Cairns City, Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Duration:

    4 hours (approx)

Adrenaline rush at it's best as you hold on for dear life as the Miltary H1 Hummer driver races thru the darkness of night along the rough wild trails of the Cairns Highlands. You will be bush bashing thru creeks and rocky terrain and getting up close with some of Australia's cute native wildlife. Book early limited seats for the evening.

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$150.00

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$334.00

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Skydive Cairns
  • Departs From: Cairns
  • Duration:

    2 to 4 hours (return trip from accommodation)

Well if jumping out of an airplane is your thing then you can certainly do it in Cairns on a half day tour and skydive with a parachute! It's 60 seconds of freefall terror and you can choose to do it either in the morning or the afternoon. Have a look at our great skydive package deals for more information

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$334.00

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$699.00

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Reef & Rainforest Scenic Flights 60 minutes | GBR
  • Departs From: Cairns
  • Duration:

    60 minutes

Wow what a gorgeous perspective you have when you take a scenic helicopter flight over the magnificent Great Barrier Reef & the World Heritage Rainforests of Tropical North Queensland Australia. A half day morning or afternoon tour by helicopter will provide you with photo album images that will be talked about and treasured forever. Book your 60 minute scenic helicopter flight now and see Cairns and Port Douglas from the air as well as the ground

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$699.00

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Hot air balloon rides Cairns

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$250.00

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Hot Air Balloon Scenic Flight
  • Departs From: Cairns, Port Douglas, Cairns Beaches, Palm Cove
  • Duration:

    30 minutes or 60 minutes

Take an early morning 30 minute or a 60 minute (2 lift offs and 2 landings) hot air balloon ride over the mountains and farmlands of the Atherton Tablelands. See the Kangaroos and other wildlife wake up as the sun rises, see and hear the birds awake and rejoice at the rising sun. Watch as the humans below wake up from their slumber and begin their days activities. Sitting in a hot air balloon and witnessing the begining of a day down on the earths surface is quite surreal.

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$250.00

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White Water Rafting Half Day From Cairns

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$108.00

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Half Day Afternoon Barron River Rafting | BR | RnR
  • Departs From: Cairns, Cairns Beaches
  • Duration:

    4 hours (approx)

This half day afternoon tour is a nice way to introduce you to white water rafting. It is not overly terrifying (dependant on your adrenaline levels)but it certainly is challenging! The Barron River is visually perfect and you cannot sit in the raft and not admire and be in awe of what Mother Nature has provided us. White water rafting is a great way to cool off on a hot afternoon in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland Australia

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$108.00

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Bungy Jumping Cairns Queensland Australia

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$169.00

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Bungy Jumping Cairns - AJ Hackett
  • Departs From: Cairns, Port Douglas, Cairns Beaches
  • Duration:

    The site is open for jumping everyday from 10.00am till 5.00 PM

Now this is really a crazy thing to do! Why would you want to attach a rubber band around your ankles and be pushed off a seriously high tower and plunge face first down a canyon to the river full of rocks below? Well you would have to ask the thousands of folks who bungy jump in Cairns each and every year and some are serial jumpers too!

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$169.00

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Parasailing Cairns

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$80.00

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Parasailing Tours | Cairns Water Sports | Cairns Half Day Water Sports Activity
  • Departs From: Cairns
  • Duration:

    10 minutes

Now parasailing is a nice calm morning or afternoon tour that all the family can enjoy in safety. Add some jet skiing or a bumper tube ride to the mix as a package and then things get a bit more interesting for you folks and a lot of adrenaline will be rushing around then. Book early as this Cairns tour is very popular

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$80.00

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$130.00

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ATV Quad Biking Cairns - Blazing Saddles Adventures
  • Departs From: Cairns, Cairns Beaches

Choose from 3 departure times during the day in the morning and the afternoon for a heart racing, wheel burning adventure of quad biking on a cane farm in Tropical North Queensland. If you have folks that do not wish to ride the ATV's then they can enjoy a horse ride thru the paddock trails. Take a peek at our tour combo packages

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$130.00

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Breakfast with the Birds or Lunch with Lorikeets at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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$34.00

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Breakfast with the Birds | The Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
  • Departs From: Port Douglas
  • Duration:

    Breakfast is between 8:00am and 10:30am, please allow 3 hours to include some time in the park

The whole family loves this one. Bounce out of bed and come along to the Wildlife Habitat and join us for Breakfast with the birds. Look out they can be a bit cheeky at times. Please be sure to pre-book as we get very busy at times. We also have lunch with Lorikeets in the afternoon if you prefer a bit of a sleep in on your holiday

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$34.00

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Afternoon Departure From Cairns To Josephine Falls | Enjoy A Refreshing Swim

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$130.00

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Paronella Park, Josephine Falls, Mamu Skywalk | Half Day Tour | GTS
  • Departs From:
  • Duration:

    9 hours (approx)

We leave in the afternoon at 1.00pm and return to Cairns around 9.00pm and show you the multi award winning Paronella Park by Night. We will visit the spectacular Josephine Falls, climb the Mamu Skywalk and even sit down for dinner (optional) at the Mena Creek hotel. And because you are away from the city you can see a sky full of diamonds like never before and meets some of the local native Australian wildlife

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$130.00

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$37.00

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Hartleys Crocodile Adventures
  • Departs From:
  • Duration:

    Self Drive: as long or as short as you would like

    Bookings with transfers please see below

Come for half a day or come for a full day, we can even pick you up from your holiday accommodation. There is so much to see and do at our Crocodile Adventure Farm you will not want to leave. Come for breakfast with the Koalas or breakfast with Crocodiles. Take a look at our Zootastic passes and do things you have never dreamed of doing with giant pre-historic and very ferocious crocodiles

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$37.00

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Fly above the rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef in a helicopter from Cairns Queensland Australia

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$519.00

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Great Barrier Reef & Rainforest Scenic Helicopter Flight | Cairns Queensland Australia | Naut
  • Departs From:
  • Duration:

    45 or 60 minutes

When visiting a new iconic destination there is no better way to see it than by helicopter and if you are visiting Cairns or Port Douglas in Queensland Australia then this is a scenic helicopter tour we would recommend you take a peek at. See the reef and rainforest from above and then take a dive into the Great Barrier Reef below and take a four wheel drive adventure thru the rainforest below. Then you can really say you have seen Tropical North Queensland Australia

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$519.00

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Cairns Shared & Private Fishing Tours | Estuary Fishing

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$95.00

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Estuary & River Fishing Charters | Shared & Private | Full & Half Day | Cairns | TACKLE
  • Departs From: Cairns Marlin Marina
  • Duration:

    Half Day Fishing: 4.5 hours (approx)
    Full Day Fishing: 10 hours (approx)

There is nothing like the thrill of catching and cooking a fresh tropical fish to make you feel like a warrior. Join us on a half day or a full day fishing tour up the Cairns Trinity Inlet and waterways to hunt the famous Barramundi and other fantastic table eating fish

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$95.00

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Drink and enjoy on your Cairns harbour cruise

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$46.00

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Cairns Sunset Cruise | MV-BC
  • Departs From: Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
  • Duration:

    1½ Hours

Sunsets are our favourite time of day and the sunsets behind the Macalister Ranges in Cairns are a real treat to the eye especially when you are on a boat in the Trinity Inlet with a sundowner drink in hand and a few nibbles. Join us to celebrate a twilight cruise before you head out on an evening in Cairns

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$46.00

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Haunting sounds of the didgeridoo in the rainforest darkness

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$189.00

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Magical Night Time Dinner in Daintree Rainforest
  • Departs From: Cairns, Palm Cove and Cairns Beaches
  • Duration:

    Aboriginal Cultural Experience: 7:30pm to 10:30pm (excluding transfer time)
    Rainforest Dining Experience: 7:330pm to 10:00pm (excluding transfer time)

This is one dinner you will not forget. Set in the middle of the oldest living rainforest in the world you will be led thru a candlelit rainforest to one of the most magnificent dinner settings you will ever see. The degustation you are about to enjoy is matched by wines and the natural beauty all around you. Be entertained by the folk lore stories told by the local Aboriginal tribe and leave with memories that will be indelible

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$189.00

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$123.00

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Cairns Aboriginal Cultural Park by Night | Night Fire
  • Departs From: Cairns, Port Douglas, Cairns Beaches
  • Duration:

    7:00pm - 9:30pm

This is an Aboriginal Cultural Park that is both entertaining and educational. They also offer one of the best buffets in town and have a few indigenous ingredients added for you to taste in the dishes on offer. Watch or join in and participate in the show and listen to the haunting stories of the past and learn about the Aboriginal peoples culture

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$123.00

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$84.00

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Half Day River Tubing | FF
  • Departs From:
  • Duration:

    4 Hours

Yahoo not this is some fun for the whole family. come along for an afternoon of River tubing just south of Cairns. No experience is necessary but a little bit of walking is involved. This river tubing tour is a great way to see the rainforest and cool off in the hot afternoon sun

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$84.00

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$160.00

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Flyboard Cairns
  • Departs From: Cairns
  • Duration:

    30 or 60 minutes

Flyboarding is the latest craze to not only hit Australia but the world over. Its like a hover board over water that has propulsion provided by the jet ski. Very quickly you will be able to control your balance and start doing some tricks of your very own for your adoring crowd watching from the wharf. Book your flyboard time now

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$160.00

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Mossman Gorge North Queensland Tour

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$90.00

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Mossman Gorge Dreamtime Walk Tour | From Cairns & Port Douglas | BTS CMGDW / MGDW
  • Departs From: Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas
  • Duration:

    From Cairns: 9 hours

    From Palm Cove: 8.5 hours

    From Port Douglas: 4 hours

Mossman Gorge is a stunning place to take a walk thru the ancient homelands of the Aboriginal peoples of Cape Tribulation & the Daintree Rainforests. Be welcomed to the rainforest with a smoking ceremony to ward of bad spirits and hear stories by the Kuku Yalanji peoples, take a swim in the river and enjoy tea and damper

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$90.00

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Full Day Tour | Mossman Gorge, Daintree River, Cape Tribulation | Swim At Cassowary Falls

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$95.00

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Half Day Daintree River & Cassowary Falls (AM Tour) From Port Douglas | DDT
  • Departs From: Port Douglas
  • Duration:

    5 hours (approx)

If you only have a half day spare and you are staying in Port Douglas and really wish to see the Daintree Rainforest then jump on board our coach with our specialist rainforest guides and we will show you some of the spectacular scenery in the region and tell you all about the secrets and stories of these ancient rainforests and the tribes that call the Daintree home

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$95.00

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Visit the wetlands of Cairns for bird watching

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$75.00

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Cairns Highlights Discovery Tour | Half Day | CDT
  • Departs From: Cairns Marlin Marina
  • Duration:

    Half Day Tour

    12:00noon Beaches returns 5:30pm
    12:35pm Cairns returns 6:00pm

Only have tolerance or time for a half day tour but want to see and hear it all? Okay then jump on board our half day Cairns tour and listen to all the things your knowledgeable tour guide has to tell you about the region. You will visit our parks and gardens, see the Barron Gorge, share a devonshire tea in Edge Hill and see the holiday mecca of Palm Cove

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$75.00

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$95.00

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Cairns Half Day ATV Quad Biking - Down & Dirty
  • Departs From:
  • Duration:

    1 Hour Tour, 2 Hour Tour

As it says get down and dirty on our ATV quad bikes as you race thru dusty paddocks or in the green season grind your way thru muddy furrows up hill and down dale. Come with a friend or come with lots of friends its all good fun. Take a morning ride or an afternoon ride up the mountain to Kuranda

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$95.00

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