Cairns Cruise Ship Tours

Cairns Waterfalls, Waterholes, & Beach Tour

Join us for your Taste of Cairns tour – one that’s short, fun and all about nature.

We’ll show you all the best things to do in the tropical oasis of the Far North Queensland, immerse yourself into the rainforest with a self-guided indigenous culture and history walk at Babinda Boulders, take a refreshing dip at Babinda, feel the sand between your toes on Bramston Beach, and slide down the famous natural rock slide at Josephine falls…

If you’re lucky enough you may even be able to spot some of Australia’s endemic wildlife in the Rainforest like the famous Cassowaries, Tree kangaroos or the Green tree frog. Just a short trip from Cairns, you’ll feel a world away.

Private charter for those travelling on a cruise, not a guaranteed return time for ships departure as things outside our control can happen (road closures). We have built this tour based on the length of the cruise stay in cairns for each cruise that comes through, more info when your date is selected in the Book Online calendar.

We highly recommend booking in advance as we only have 20 seats available, we can also do private charters on request so please enquire.

  • Customised per Cairns Cruise Ship, per day | $109 per person
  • Includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon snacks
  • ~6 – 7 hr Roundtrip
  • Take a dip at the breathtaking Babinda Boulders, learn about the indigenous rainforest history
  • Slide down a natural water slide at Josephine falls
  • Run your toes through the sand at Bramston beach, and enjoy a hearty hot lunch near the beach!

To find out more info on start times please select the View Calendar button and search for your Cairns arrival date.

  • Return transfers to/from Cairns Cruise liner terminal
  • Locally grown tea & plunger coffee (not that cheap instant crap)
  • Photo opportunities – we try to take photos but are not always guaranteed
  • Chance to spot rainforest wildlife (cassowaries, tree kangaroos, etc.)
  • Morning tea (snack muffins, fruit platter, tea, coffee)
  • Lunch (hot lunch *chicken/vegetarian options available)
  • Afternoon snack (good ol’ Aussie Tim Tams on the way home)
What to Bring
  • Togs, swimmers, bathers, bikini, boardies, (whatever you like to call them!!).
  • Towel
  • Camera- we try to take photos but are not always guaranteed.
  • Footwear– whatever you’re comfortable with (no high heels please ladies!). Easy tracks, so thongs are fine
“A wicked good time!
Damo was awesome! We had the most amazing day with him!! The waterfalls and Tablelands were absolutely stunning!!”  -TripAdvisor Review

This tour welcomes those aged 13 years and older, with many of our travellers being 25 years + of age. No max age limit, but you do need to be fairly fit and healthy and ok on your feet (some of the tracks can be a little tricky otherwise).

Your Cruise Ship Charter tour kicks off an hour after docking into Cairns Cruise Line Terminal in our fun bright orange bus! Unfortunately we are unable to do tours from Yorkeys Knob, Cairns Region (too lazy sorry). We customize our timings to each individual cruise ship that docks in Cairns city, so you can be sure you’ll make the most out of your day barefoot-tours-style! 

The main sights our Cairns Cruise Ship tour’ visits are:

  • Josephine falls
  • Bramston Beach 
  • Babinda Boulders
  • Cairns; depending on time left of the tour your guide will do a loop of the city and talk about the history behind it, point out the popular sites etc. (up to 30 mins).

*Please note we have limited seating on the bus with a maximum of 20 passengers, this is sold on a first booked first served basis and will depart within 60 mins of cruise arrival*

We also try to take photos throughout the day on our camera to upload to Facebook, however this is not a guarantee sometimes there is technical issues, or our guides just f*** it up we recommend not relying on our camera but using it for bonus photos instead (it’s a free of charge service we try to provide).

Barefoot Tours returns 6-7 hours after it’s departure that day. We can return you to the Cairns Cruise liner terminal or for those with a bit more time up your sleeve, you may want to be dropped off at the popular Cairns Lagoon or Cairns Esplanade for the afternoon/evening…

So, if you are ready to have your socks blown away by Barefoot Tours then join up for a fun, safe, relaxed day in Southern areas of the Cairns region. We recommend booking in advance to avoid missing out!

we look forward to seeing you on the bus

Refund Policy: Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.


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