Explore Bookme forCairns & Port Douglas

With a natural and cultural history as rich as ours, this is a must do tour for history buffs and enthusiasts!


  • Learn about the captivating cultural and natural history of Cairns
  • Numerous site visits, including our Museum and historic buildings
  • Indigenous and modern art
  • Suitable for all walking levels
  • Small group sizes to maximise your experience

Cairns has a rich history going back more than fourty thousand years!

What better place to start our History tour than the Cairns Museum which has an amazing history of its own. This building has been home to the Cairns School of the Arts, City leaders and the community since the early 1900s The location was also the meeting place of traditional landowners for thousands of years!

Appreciate the beauty of our lagoon and ocean as you hear about the importance of our reefs and rainforests. Learn about the oldest living culture in the world, our settlers and explorers through to modern society and the impacts of colonisation, major global developments and events.

Be captivated by stories of pirates, the opium trade and the early gold rush.

Keep your camera handy to capture the many photo opportunities including indigenous outdoor artworks, Cairns Regional Art Gallery, historic architecture such as the Cairns Hotel, Telegraph Office and Adelaide Steamship Company.

Our fascinating tour will take you back in time to delve into the amazing and diverse natural and cultural history of this famed area.

Adult $32.00
Child $15.00 ()
Family $75.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

What's included

  • Guided tour of our natural and cultural history
  • An unforgettable tour!


  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience


  • The tour starts and ends in front of Cairns Museum corner Lake and Shields St.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Child age range 6 to 17 years (minimum age for tour is 6 years) This tour covers approximately 7 city blocks. (approximately 4,000 steps). Wheelchair and pram/stroller friendly.

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Margaret Lucas from Australia wrote on 28 February 2020

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Enjoyed the tour with Georgia. Learnt about the history of cairns and got tips on where to find good food. Would highly recommend the tour.

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Martin Gore from Australia wrote on 13 February 2020

Enjoyable and Informative

Very informative, an easy stroll around town.

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