12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
Flecker Botanic Gardens - contain an amazing collection of tropical plants including exotic herbs, spices, valuable timber trees, orchids, fruits, bromeliads, giant bamboo and many other spectacular flowering plants.
Flecker Botanic Gardens - contain an amazing collection of tropical plants including exotic herbs, spices, valuable timber trees, orchids, fruits, bromeliads, giant bamboo and many other spectacular flowering plants. Read Less
27 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
We did not take the shore tour opted to visit the Wildlife Dome which was informative and nicely laid out with parrots flying free inside and walkways between other exhibits. Then we had a walk around the town. In the evening we visited ... Read More
We did not take the shore tour opted to visit the Wildlife Dome which was informative and nicely laid out with parrots flying free inside and walkways between other exhibits. Then we had a walk around the town. In the evening we visited the Night Market beneath the Breakfree Royal Harbour hotel, lots of souvenirs and bargains, well worth a visit. Read Less
24 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
Once again we did not do an excursion. The ship had to berth out and tender in. The bus transfer into town was a reasonable price as we were about 20 mins away and Taxis for two would have cost a fair bit more. The city centre offers as ... Read More
Once again we did not do an excursion. The ship had to berth out and tender in. The bus transfer into town was a reasonable price as we were about 20 mins away and Taxis for two would have cost a fair bit more. The city centre offers as most do mainly shopping though you get to see their lovely waterfront. Hop and Hop off available from city only but expensive and shows little. Local transport for a short stay is difficult to organise from where we arrived into. Yorkeys Knob. I would suggest a ship excursion unless in a group. If you wanted to do the skyrail to Kuranda it is reasonably close. About 10 mins by Taxi. Read Less
29 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
Great port but not enough time. Celebrity offered a Great Barrier Reef excursion for $300 US when you could get a GBR tour ashore for $88 AUD - the problem was that Celebrity didn't stay long enough for passengers to take their own ... Read More
Great port but not enough time. Celebrity offered a Great Barrier Reef excursion for $300 US when you could get a GBR tour ashore for $88 AUD - the problem was that Celebrity didn't stay long enough for passengers to take their own tour. Hmmm Read Less
23 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2016
Train not air conditioned and unless you are lucky enough to get a window seat you are sitting in the isle and miss the views,
Train not air conditioned and unless you are lucky enough to get a window seat you are sitting in the isle and miss the views, Read Less
16 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2016
Wonderful experience. We took Skyrail up and the train down. Kuranda is lovely, well worth visiting
Wonderful experience. We took Skyrail up and the train down. Kuranda is lovely, well worth visiting Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2016
Cairns is a rather touristy but it was nice to be able to walk from the ship straight into the city. Everything is easily within walking distance.
Cairns is a rather touristy but it was nice to be able to walk from the ship straight into the city. Everything is easily within walking distance. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2015
We booked online before travelling but P&O didn't have our booking - Hamilton Island all trips were cancelled it was bad wether, (not ships fault) Cairns - we arrived 6 hours late after circling at sea as captain said winds too ... Read More
We booked online before travelling but P&O didn't have our booking - Hamilton Island all trips were cancelled it was bad wether, (not ships fault) Cairns - we arrived 6 hours late after circling at sea as captain said winds too high to get ship into port - locals said there was no wind. The ship was so old it probably didn't have modern equipment like side thrusters so allow us into port other than perfect weather. Typical, we in Austral get dumped with the crap the no one else wants. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2015
Hired a car and drove to Kuranda. Then drove round Cairns and northern beaches the next day before taking car back. Really enjoyed that, and was very easy having the car as there is a carpark right there at the dock.
Hired a car and drove to Kuranda. Then drove round Cairns and northern beaches the next day before taking car back. Really enjoyed that, and was very easy having the car as there is a carpark right there at the dock. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2015
Tour was great and the guide was a wealth of information . Recommend this tour very highly
Tour was great and the guide was a wealth of information . Recommend this tour very highly Read Less

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