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A vibrant coastal town surrounded by heavenly attractions. Cairns is a tropical destination like no other with plenty to offer the curious traveller. ​Even though initially travelled to by Captain Cook in the 18th century, Cairns was formally established in 1876 and named after Sir William Wellington Cairns on the background of gold discovery in Cairns. Cairns as a tourist destination became more popular following World War II and especially intensified in the past 3 decades. Now it is your turn!


With so much to explore within Cairns as well as surrounding destinations like Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Chillagoe Mungana Caves National Park among others, one thing is a certainty, you will not be bored.

Everyone is different. We all have interests choice of activities. We have compiled a list of some of the best walking tours, day trips, boat cruises, snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities in and around Cairns. Are you offering free walking tours in or around Cairns and believe your tours should be here?  Contact us to get listed here.

Free Walking Tours of Cairns

While there seems to have been free walking tours operating in Cairns in the past, we could not find any active free tour operator. You could check out some Cairns walking and cycling paths for ideas here


If you are a provider or contemplating starting a free walking tour in Cairns, please get in touch with us to get listed.

Other Cairns walking tours and activities 

Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Day Trips and Cruises

Most tours operate in English. You may also be able to find tours in French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese as well as many other languages.  

This page was designed to assist visitors of Cairns to find free walking tours as well as Cairns day trips and cruises. The tours of Cairns on this page are not in any way operated by Buddy Free Walking Tours. We encourage you to visit the respective Cairns or Great Barrier Reef tour provider pages and research accurate tour start dates, times and other fine print.


The tour information here is only general info and Buddy Free Walking Tours takes no responsibility for any missing information or safety of the Cairns tours. Read more about this on our Conditions page. Whether you are Australian or visiting from ay corner of the globe, we hope you enjoy what Queensland and Cairns have to offer you. 

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"An exotic paradise in Australia"

Rafael, first time Cairns and Queensland traveller

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