Queens Street Mall for shopping is a short walk away.
We walked to the ferry wharf and caught one of the river-cats that service the river.
If you stay on the boat and go from one end of the route to the other, then the trip takes just on 3 hours and the cost is $A5.60 - half price for Australian seniors.
The ship tenders off Yorkeys' Knob and it is a shuttle bus trip into Cairns.
Right near the drop off point is the artificial beach for safe swimming.
The visit to the crocodile farm was very good and we had the opportunity to hold a smmall corcodile and to feed a very large one.
We arrived back just on departure time.
The cost $US179 was dearer than local tours, however the local ones left before the ship would have been cleared.