4WD Wildlife Eco Safari

You leave at about 8.00 am and arrive back about 5.30 pm. In between bird watching and wildlife2 Kookaburra's and a Tawny frogmouths owl

spotting in true rainforest, you are provided with a luncheon, plus morning and afternoon teas. It is indeed a wonderful day out from Cairns, a fully escorted safari, naturalist guides and reliable 4WD vehicles.

Pick up from the CitySider

A great day of adventure in the Australian Rainforest

  • Informative personalised guided tour
  • No crowds or other vehicles
  • Award Winning Tour Guide
  • Access to “Restricted Areas”
  • Genuine 4WD Tracks
  • World Heritage Rainforest tracks
  • Giant strangler fig trees & cedar (The Red Gold Tree)
  • Real Australian Bush/Outback tracks
  • River crossings
  • Rainforest interpretation & walking trails
  • Wildlife spotting and interaction
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea (including Billy Tea at lunch)
  • Australian BBQ in rainforest surroundings
  • Rock pool swimming experience
  • Spectacular views and photo opportunities

    Cassowary bird in Cairns

 

 

 

What To Bring

  • Most important of all – “A GREAT SENSE OF ADVENTURE”
  • Camera – (200/400ASA is recommended for 35mm)
  • Walking Shoes
  • Hat
  • Light Jacket (recommended during the cooler months)
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle

Staying at the CitySider Holiday Apartments is all about affordability, accessibility, comfort and relaxation!

Great Barrier Reef Trip

Island on The Great Barrier Reef, CairnsAUSTRALIA’S SUPREME OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF EXPERIENCE!

Located out of Cairns, this cruise offers full 5 hours to dive and snorkel at Australia’s Supreme Outer Barrier Reef Platform “MARINE WORLD”. Cruises suit any person, family or group looking for personalised service and the ultimate Outer Great Barrier Reef diving or snorkelling experience.

your days itinerary

  • Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal
  • After check-in, enjoy complimentary Tea/Coffee provided on boarding
  • Depart for the Reef – 9.00am for 5 full hours at ’MARINE WORLD’ on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Onboard briefing including Great Barrier Reef Presentation by our Marine Naturalist
  • Arrive at Reef 10.30am(approx.)
  • Morning tea/coffee with cakes served

Unlimited Snorkelling with equipment and instruction, Semi Sub and Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Underwater Observatory, plenty of time to relax on the upper sundeck or shaded lower deck

Morning Activities Include:

  • All Snorkelling equipment with lessons and instruction
  • Semi Submersible tours with fun, interactive & informative commentary
  • Underwater Fish and Coral Viewing Observatory

Afternoon Activities Include:

  • Hot/Cold Tropical buffet lunch served – 12.30pm
  • Simply relax on deck, enjoy more Diving, Snorkelling, Semi Sub Tours and Underwater Observatory including Fish Feeding display
  • Afternoon tea/coffee provided – Cheese and Fruit Platters – 3.00pm
  • Depart Reef – 3.30pm

Arrive in Cairns (approx) – 5.15pm
Optional Extra Activities Include:

  • Introductory Scuba Diving – No experience required (subject to onboard medical check )
  • Certified Diving-Guides included ( 2 dives all equipment supplied )
  • Guided Snorkel Tour with our Marine Biologists
  • Scenic Helicopter Tours and Transfers
  • Licensed Bar and Souvenirs available
  • Onboard Photographer

Diving

The operator caters to both certified divers and introductory divers. We offer some of the most awesome diving available AND our pricing is very competitive – make sure you check it out!

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Swimmers
  • Sun Protection ( water resistant SPF 30+)
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash / Credit Card for purchases
  • Certified Divers please bring Certified Card & Log Book

Citysider – Cairns Holiday Apartments can help you book this tour, for more information see our friendly staff at the reception!

Kuranda Classic Experience

The best way to maximise your Kuranda AND Australian Experience with World Heritage rainforest all in one day.

Pick up from the Citysider

Kuranda Scenic RailwayThe Kuranda Scenic Railway

Wind through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls.

Kuranda Village

Wander through the picturesque Village in the Rainforest. Enjoy the variety at the different market stands and shops. Sample the food on offer (extra). Optional experiences can include Bird World, Butterfly Sanctuary, and Rainforest Station.

Skyrail Rainforest CablewayUp to Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Glide over the canopy of pristine World Heritage Rainforest with stops at Barron Falls and Red Peak Stations before returning to Cairns.

Return transfer to CitySider Cairns Holiday Apartments to stay a bit longer as it is all about affordability, accessibility, comfort and relaxation!

Paronella Park & Waterfall Tour

8am to 5.30pm (approx.) – informative guided tour Paronella Park near Cairns

Your Tour Includes:

  • Pick-up from Citysider
  • Small personalised groups
  • Morning tea at Babinda Boulders
  • Wooroonooran National Park
  • Naturalist guided rainforest walks
  • Paronella Park – Spanish castles in the rainforest (private guided tour and entry fees included)
  • Unique wildlife – Platypus & Tree Kangaroo spotting
  • Mungalli Creek: organic & bio-dynamic dairy – cheese tasting
  • 2 course lunch at ‘Out of the Whey’ teahouse
  • Waterfalls and World Heritage rainforest
  • World famous Milla Milla falls
  • Spectacular mountain lookouts
  • Quaint country villages
  • Giant Curtain Fig Tree – 600 years old
  • 1,100 year old Bull-Kauri trees
  • Elevated rainforest boardwalk
  • Lake Barrine – volcanic crater
  • Rainforest wildlife cruise
  • Swim in waterfalls/crater lakes
  • All National Park fees

* itinerary may run in reverse direction

Staying at the CitySider Holiday Apartments is all about affordability, accessibility, comfort and relaxation!

Cape Tribulation Tour

A fascinating day tour to the World Heritage listed rainforests of Daintree, Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge NatCape Tribulation - Cairnsional Parks, an area once described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most magical experiences of my life.”

  • Air-conditioned 4×4 Landcruiser
  • Expert Eco-Tour Guide
  • Completely informative and interesting Commentary on regions History, Flora and Fauna
  • Pick up from accommodation & Return
  • Short tour of Port Douglas
  • Mossman Gorge (Daintree National Park)
  • Guided Rainforest Walk
  • Daintree River Wilderness Cruise
  • River crossing by Cable barge
  • Alexandra Range Lookout
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Cape Tribulation Botanical Guided Walk
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Delicious lunch including tropical fruit in a private setting
  • Daintree Entomological Museum (insect)
  • Private natural swimming hole

Day Tour Itinerary

This exciting day tour begins when our friendly and experienced driver/guide picks you up from your accommodation. leaving Cairns and the Northern Beaches, we travel along one of Australia’s most spectacular coastal drives to the resort village of Port Douglas.

After visiting some of the highlights of Port Douglas, your guide will explain the unique geographic and historic features of the area enroute to Mossman Gorge, part of the Daintree Rainforest. At Mossman Gorge you may swim in the cool pristine waters or join your driver for a guided rainforest walk.

Back into the comfort of our four wheel drive vehicle, we drive to the Daintree River where morning tea is provided before embarking a one hour Daintree river cruise. The Daintree River is home to a diverse ecosystem and the cruise guide will help you spot some of the wildlife including birds, snakes, frogs, flying foxes and in the cooler months, crocodiles can be seen lazing on the muddy banks.

After the river cruise, we travel up to the spectacular Alexander Range Lookout before arriving at our private lunch location at The Daintree Entomological Museum. Be taken on a 15 minute guided tour of the Museum, while your tour guide prepares your BBQ lunch. On offer is a splendid spread of fresh fish, sumptuous steak and tropical salads and fruits. Enjoy a refreshing swim at our secluded rainforest creek while lunch is cooking.

After Lunch, we travel further north to the isolated Cape Tribulation, where the beach beckons for you to stroll along it’s coral sands. There is time to visit the Lookout before departing for a relaxing and informative guided walk through the Cape Tribulation National park.

By visiting this area, you can appreciate the importance of this rainforest and why it has recently been given Would Heritage status. Using your imagination, you could easily picture dinosaurs trudging through this ancient forest. After the walk, you will be offered afternoon tea before boarding our air-conditioned 4 x 4 vehicle to transverse the Alexander Range where you will see the rare and primitive King Ferns growing in abundance.

We then cross the river by Cable Barge and enjoy a leisurely drive to Cairns with spectacular views of the Coral Sea. We say farewell to you when we return you to your accommodation.

Staying at the CitySider Holiday Apartments is all about affordability, accessibility, comfort and relaxation!

Kuranda Ultimate Experience

The best way to maximise your Kuranda AND Australian Experience with World Heritage rainforest all in one day, with pick up from the Citysider.

Kuranda Scenic RailwayKuranda Scenic Railway - up to Cairns Tablelands

Wind through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls.

Kuranda Village

Wander through the picturesque Village in the Rainforest. Enjoy the variety at the different market stands and shops. Sample the food on offer (not included in the package)

 

Kuranda Train Station - Cairns Tablelands

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Marvel at the largest butterfly flight aviary in the country, with a guided tour through the landscaped gardens.

Rainforestation Nature Park

Transfer to this award-winning attraction and experience:

Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard

Travel deep into the rainforest on both land and water as your guide explains different species of flora and fauna.

Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

Watch the Pamagirri Dancers and join the Dreamtime Walk – learn throw a boomerang and watch spear throwing and didgeridoo playing.

BBQ Lunch

Enjoy a delicious hot buffet and a wide selection of salads, cheeses, and fruits.

Koala & Wildlife Park

Join a guided tour, see crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes and a cassowary, and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies. You will have the opportunity to have your photograph taken cuddling a koala (optional extra).

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Glide over the canopy of pristine World Heritage Rainforest with stops at Barron Falls and Red Peak Stations before returning to Cairns.

Return transfer to Citysider Cairns Holiday Apartments.

Outer Great Barrier Reef Adventure

AUSTRALIA’S SUPREME OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF EXPERIENCE – with guided Snorkel Tour!Snorkeling Outer Great Barrier Reef

Located out of Cairns, this cruise offers full 5 hours to dive and snorkel at Australia’s Supreme Outer Barrier Reef Platform “MARINE WORLD”. Cruises suit any person, family or group looking for personalised service and the ultimate Outer Great Barrier Reef diving or snorkelling experience.

 

Scuba Diving Great Barrier Reef

Your Days Itinerary

  • Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal
  • After check-in, enjoy complimentary Tea/Coffee provided on boarding
  • Depart for the Reef – 9.00am for 5 full hours at ’MARINE WORLD’ on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Onboard briefing including Great Barrier Reef Presentation by our Marine Naturalist
  • Arrive at Reef 10.30am(approx.)
  • Morning tea/coffee with cakes served

Unlimited Snorkelling with equipment and instruction, Semi Sub Tours, Underwater Observatory, plenty of time to relax on the upper sundeck or shaded lower deck

Morning Activities Include:

  • All Snorkelling equipment with lessons and instruction
  • Semi Submersible tours with fun, interactive & informative commentary
  • Underwater Fish and Coral Viewing Observatory

Afternoon Activities Include:

  • Hot/Cold Tropical buffet lunch served – 12.30pm
  • Guided Snorkel Tour with our Marine Biologists
  • Simply relax on deck, enjoy more Diving, Snorkelling, Semi Sub Tours and Underwater Observatory including Fish Feeding display
  • Afternoon tea/coffee provided – Cheese and Fruit Platters – 3.00pm
  • Depart Reef – 3.30pm

Arrive in Cairns (approx) – 5.15pm

Optional Extra Activities Include:Great Barrier Reef Adventure

  • Introductory Scuba Diving – No experience required (subject to onboard medical check )
  • Certified Diving-Guides included ( 2 dives all equipment supplied )
  • Scenic Helicopter Tours and Transfers
  • Licensed Bar and Souvenirs available
  • Onboard Photographer

Diving

The operator caters to both certified divers and introductory divers. We offer some of the most awesome diving available AND our pricing is very competitive – make sure you check it out!

What to Bring

  • Towel
  • Swimmers
  • Sun Protection (water resistant SPF 30+)
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash / Credit Card for purchases
  • Certified Divers please bring Certified Card & Log Book

Staying at the CitySider Cairns Holiday Apartments is all about affordability, accessibility, comfort and relaxation!

Frankland Islands

Snorkel, dive and explore this uninhabited island with no more than 99 other guests. Frankland Islands

Enjoy a river cruise as well as the white beaches and abundance of coral and marine life. Participate in the many activities independently or under the guidance of our friendly crew and marine biologist. You may choose to just lie back on the pristine sands and relax.

EXCLUSIVE: There is only one tour operator licensed to visit the untouched beauty of the Frankland Islands. Rest assured that your day is an intimate affair and provides an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience.

Cruise

Your day begins with a morning cruise along the Mulgrave River. From the mouth of the river, our destination on the Great Barrier Reef is already in sight, making it the shortest open sea crossing in North Queensland. Welcome to Normanby Island, one of the five stunning islands that comprise the Frankland Islands.Turtles at Frankland Islands

Uninhabited

The Frankland Islands offer visitors the unique experience of abundant marine life and untouched beauty on The Great Barrier Reef. These are uninhabited islands, with uninhibited beauty.

What To Bring

Like you are going for a day at the Beach; i.e

  • hat
  • 30+ Sunscreen
  • swimmers
  • towel
  • comfortable shoes for beachcombing

You will be transferred from the boat to the island by dinghy so footwear may get wet.

Staying at the CitySider Cairns Holiday Apartments is all about affordability, accessibility, comfort and relaxation!

The 5 Best Attractions In Cairns

Quality marine attractions, rainforests, and great foods are three qualities that rank the highest for travel in Cairns, an abundant city in Queensland. The quality of its natural attractions is hard to resist for someone who truly loves exploring places.

Come to the Tropical North one day and enjoy 5 premier destinations that reflect the beauty of Cairns.

The Great Barrier Reef

Experience the world’s biggest reef system consisting over 2,900 of individual reefs and holding 900 islands waiting for travelers to come and appreciate. No wonder why the reef is visible from the outer space. The destination is a known World Heritage Site, thus needs utmost protection. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is responsible in taking good care of the system, protecting it from damage caused by human use.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Not only one of Cairns’ major attraction but Australia’s top voted tourist attraction. The Skyrail is a 7.5m cable trip that runs from Cairns and Kuranda, this is not just a Skyrail that takes you over the trees. It showcases a trip over the Coral Sea plus the World Heritage-Listed Wet Tropics rainforest.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

The Kuranda Scenic Rail is a five star journey in Cairns that will keep tourists fascinated even until the tour is through. The journey is comprised by unrivaled views of the iconic rainforests of Cairns, steep ravines, the waterfalls that are almost reachable by the human hands and the Baron Gorge. The railway is strategically engineered to pump the hearts with unforgettable excitement and adventure. This trip is partly educational, overall it is simply a wonderful experience that won’t consume a large amount of your time.

Daintree and Cape Tribulation

They say that this trip is like seeing an ancient museum that has endured time and weather for over four hundred million years. The rainforests simply presents the largest range of flora and fauna on earth, by quantity it has over 3000 species of animals. Top the trip with some croc action at the Daintree River.

Dine and Wine at the Atherton Tablelands

This is the chance of the tourists to take advantage of the tropical north’s dining experience through tropical fruit wines, macadamia and coffee plantations, cheeses and a hint of chocolate. Atherton Tablelands is also called the Cairns Highlands. This is best with companies offering food trail tours in Atherton to have more privilege in wine tastings, plantation tours, and more.

Staying at the CitySider Cairns Holiday Apartments is all about affordability, accessibility, comfort and relaxation!