Enjoy a full-day tour of beautiful Cairns and spend the day immersed in nature. Visit the Botanical Gardens, hike to the top of Mt. Whitfield, and learn about Aboriginal medicinal plants and their uses, followed by a delicious fish and chips picnic.
What to Expect
The morning kicks off with a ride on the local bus, as you head for the wondrous Botanical Gardens. Take the Red Arrow Track and follow along on a 40-minute hike to the top of Mount Whitfield. Drink in the fantastic vistas of Trinity Inlet, the city of Cairns, and its beautiful surrounding natural environment and marina, then head towards the Aboriginal Plants and Gardens area. Enjoy a Gondawanan Heritage Walk, and knowledge of the variety of medicinal plants used throughout history (and even today) all over Australia.
By this point, you’ll be pretty hungry, so after a good stretch, it's time for some lunch. Sit down and enjoy a delicious locally-caught fish and chips picnic, and then head back downtown on the bus to visit the iconic Dome for another elevated view of the city. While at the Dome, you’ll have the chance to try some of the optional activities and get a photo with a koala, if you fancy.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Transportation on local bus
- Fish and chips lunch
- Dome climb and admission
- Bug repellent
- 1 bottle of water
What's Not Included
- Optional Dome activities
- Individual photo with a koala
- Items of a personal nature
- Gratuities for your guide
Know Before You Go
In case of a very hot day, the tour will alter with a walk around the Botanic Gardens instead of up Mt Whitfield to avoid sun stroke, etc.
Please wear proper and comfortable footwear (sneakers or runners) and please bring a hat and water in case of a hot day.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.