Cairns Cruise Ship Tours

Taste of Cairns Tour

Barefoot Tours is excited to announce it’s NEW Taste of Cairns tour for those travelling on Cruise ships into Cairns (sorry we don’t yet do Yorkeys pickups/tours).

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

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.

  • 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.


Our bright orange Barefoot Tours bus will be parked in the Cairns Cruise Liner terminal car park – we will be here for a maximum of 60 mins or until our bus is full and everyone is ready to go. Depart for Josephine falls (approx. 80 min drive)

  1. Josephine falls: 600m walk to Josephine falls top lookout. Optional swim down a natural water slide. (stay here for approx. 1hr) Depart for Bramston Beach (approx. 15 min drive)

2. Bramston Beach: optional walk along the beach either before or after lunch. (stay here for approx. 1hr) Depart for Babinda Boulders (approx. 15 min drive)

3. Babinda Boulders: optional swim, self-guided rainforest walk of the aboriginal history at Babinda Boulders. (stay here for approx. 1hr) Depart for Cairns (approx. 70 min drive)

4. 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*

“A wicked good time!
Damo was awesome! We had the most amazing day with him!! The waterfalls and Tablelands were absolutely stunning!!”  -TripAdvisor Review
  • 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
we look forward to seeing you on the bus

Refund Policy: Bookings cancelled more than 24 hours before the tour departs are entitled to a full refund, 
no refund if cancelled within 24 hours of departure time.