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Cairns: Guided Twilight Tour with 3-Course Dinner

1. Cairns: Guided Twilight Tour with 3-Course Dinner

Witness the setting of the sun on Tropical North Queensland’s mountain ranges and experience how steamy rainforests and shallow reef lagoons begin to stir with life. Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects, and nocturnal fish sense the onset of dusk and emerge from their day time lairs.  Get an insight into the unique changes of the region’s nocturnal creatures as they move in the shadows.  Complete your evening at Dundee’s Restaurant with a perfectly matched dining experience while you enjoy a stunning sea life backdrop.

Cairns: Sunset River Cruise with Snack and Drinks

2. Cairns: Sunset River Cruise with Snack and Drinks

Experience Cairns from a unique perspective as you float down the peaceful Trinity Inlet and take in the stunning sunset from the water. Join a relaxing river boat tour and discover the sights and sounds of the local wildlife as they settle in for the night. Watch as the sunny daytime Cairns transitions into a balmy tropical evening. Unwind after a long day of activities by traveling along the quiet river as you listen to your captain's lively commentary. The perfect start to a Queensland holiday night. Make your cruise even more fun with your choice of chilled beer, wine, or soft drink. Enjoy a light savory snack and breathe in the lovely warm breeze coming from the ocean.

Cairns: Night Walk in Cairns Botanic Gardens

3. Cairns: Night Walk in Cairns Botanic Gardens

Experience the rainforest boardwalk of the Cairns Botanic Gardens as the nocturnal creatures wake up for the night with this small group tour. Have a quick safety briefing at the meeting point and start a walking route that has been adapted for the season. Visit a number of host plants that are habitats for regularly seen creatures. Take the opportunity to capture photographs of some nocturnal creatures Find white-lipped tree frogs and northern stony creek frogs. Marvel at busy spiders such as net-casting spiders, garden orb-weavers, and Huntsmans. See critters that only come out at night and usually go unseen. Listen to a chorus of frog croaks, cricket chirps, and cicada buzzes as the rainforest comes alive. Keep your eyes peeled for micro-bats, Papuan frogmouth birds, striped possums, speckled flying foxes, longicorn beetles, Pademelons and Echidnas.

Cairns: Guided Twilight Tour of the Aquarium

4. Cairns: Guided Twilight Tour of the Aquarium

Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour through the Cairns aquarium with after-hours access. Witness stunning marine and aquatic life and discover how they change their behaviour after dark. Start your tour by meeting your friendly guide who is a professional ecologist. Venture through the aquarium as you marvel at reptiles, amphibians, insects, and nocturnal fish that come to life as the sun sets. Discover brightly coloured reef fish as they seek shelter in coral caves whilst predatory nocturnal sharks, rays, and grouper awaken. Learn about the habitats and the behavioural patterns of these animals as you marvel at their beauty. Finish your fascinating aquatic experience by purchasing a delicious dinner at the Dundee restaurant amidst a backdrop of sea life.

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What people are saying about Cairns

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 48 reviews

We went on the early Guided Twilight Tour of The Aquarium with Dinner. The Aquarium guide, whose name unfortunately escapes me (I'm a bit old & forget names quickly), was very knowledgeable of all the exhibits but he was also just so very personable and friendly. The guide made the tour just so fascinating and was happy to answer any questions people may have asked. The dinner following the tour was in Dundees restaurant adjoining the aquarium and the food was really top class. The restaurant staff were lovely and friendly and very attentive to providing excellent service. I have toured a lot of Aquariums around the world, this Aquarium tour in Cairns I would rate as the best and friendliest without a doubt. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone even if not a fan of fish, it was so interesting. I also observed that the tour is very disability friendly. If you are on crutches, walking stick or in a wheelchair, the tour would not be a problem.

Very worth while as the guide was so knowledgeable, and the aquarium is just fantastic. Be sure to read the info panels at the entrance about the history of the aquarium. Amazing!

Aquarium is wonderful, so much variety. Our guide was unbelievably informative, very special. And dinner was really good too.

This was such an enjoyable experience the guide was so fabulous and had so much knowledge - this is a must do experience

Great guide at the Aquarium on the twilight tour and the meal at Dundee Restaurant was excellent.