Where to eat crocodile in Cairns, not a problem. Several good Cairns restaurants serve crocodile as a main meal or as an on tray. Restaurants like Ochre are famous for their crocodile meat, wallaby, emu and kangaroo meals.

Where to eat crocodile in Cairns?  Why not eat crocodile opposite the natural home of the crocodile. Dundee’s restaurant located adjoining the Cairns Inlet, serves crocodile and has sample plates with crocodile and kangaroo.

Where to eat crocodile in Port Douglas?

Where to eat crocodile in Port Douglas, why not try one of the best gourmet experiences in Australia. In particular, Flames Of The Forest at Port Douglas is known for high end dinning. The Saturday night menu features smoked crocodile rillettte and is part of a 6 course tasting menu or for a budget experience enjoy the Famous Mocka Pies from Port Douglas with their famous crocodile meat pie.

Drop in to Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre for brochures, tips and discounts on all crocodile experiences and Cairns attractions for instance, Flames of the Forest & Hartleys Crocodile Farm.

Hartleys Crocodile Farm. Collect discounted entry vouchers from Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre

For us, the best value crocodile meals in Cairns has to be Hartleys Crocodile Farm, as the where to eat Crocodile in Cairns place. At the same time, watch massive crocodiles cruise the lagoon while you munch on a croc burger. Also Fancy crispy croc, crocodile caesar salad, crocodile spring rolls or marinated crocodile skewers. 

Whatever choice Hartleys Croc Farm has you covered as amazing place to experience crocodiles and to eat then too.

Information and Bookings for Crocodile Tours

Best of all Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre has discounted entry into Hartleys Croc Farm. 20 year local experience, this Visitor Centre is famous for their knowledge and expertise on Crocodiles and Cairns tours. Even National Geographic have visited them.

Well worth the drive to Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre at 8 Rutherford street, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cairns. Phone 07 4055 7158, email: info@allcairnstours.com.auIn other words, Collect a Hartleys Crocodile Farm information brochure, crocodile show schedule and special discounted entry vouchers into Hartleys Crocodile Farm.

Where to hire towels in Cairns? We looked for where to hire towels in Cairns but couldn’t locate a towel hire business. My family wanted to rent towels to go to The Great Barrier Reef and also to the Cairns beach.  We finally ended up having success hiring towels through The Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre. Phone 4055 7158. They had a large number of towel rentals . They hire beach towels and sarongs for as long as you need. This worked out ideal not having to buy a towel in Cairns , just hiring one instead .The towel hire was cheap at $3.50  per towel. This is better for the planet when you hire and the rental towels were clean and of good quality.

This Visitor Centre has other hire and rental items as well , such as stinger suits and snorkel equipment at  cheap rental prices .Going to Port Douglas . Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre also does towel hire for Port Douglas customers . Just drop by the Visitor Centre and hire the beach towels you need.

Cairns Towel hire

Beach towel hire $3.50

Cairns towel hire through Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre was easy. I just turned up and hired towels on the spot. Other people pre order their beach towel rental  in advance. The Visitor Centre  is just 80 meters back from the  beach. I was able to use the towel rental straight away at the beach and was very pleased with the quality of the towels we hired

Towels and sarongs for purchase were also available if you wanted your own beach towel rather than a hire towel. To rent a towel just visit Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre. They are at 8 Rutherford St Yorkeys Knob Beach  phone 40557158 info@allcairnstours.com.au

Free Cairns Towel Hire

Free Cairns towel hire is available through Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre. To get a  free towel hire towel you just need to book a tour to the Great Barrier Reef or any other Cairns Tour through Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre. We have great discounts OFF Cairns Tours, for families, groups, seniors, backpackers and schools.

The friendly staff  have extensive  knowledge of Cairns and The Great Barrier Reef and assist you with free tour bookings to all Great Barrier Reef and Island locations. They had every  Great Barrier Tour from Cairns and  Port Douglas. Bonus, tours booked through them receive free beach towel hire or a free sarong. Sarongs make a great alternative to renting a beach towel and are lighter and dry quicker.

Beach towels, where to buy in Cairns, isn’t difficult if you are looking for a standard beach towel. There are many shops selling cheap towels in Cairns. The best beach towels and sarongs , we found in Cairns were by the beach,  at Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre.

This Visitor Information Centre was a surprise find. Not only very knowledgeable on Cairns tours they also had lots of discounts and savings off cairns attractions, as well as  great range of beach towels, sarongs and other souvenirs.

Beach Towels $9.90 each

Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre had quality towels but at a cheap price with beautiful tropical designs and the towels were great to take to the Great Barrier Reef or to the beach and they cost us just $9.90 each. The same towel was selling in Cairns for over double at $20 each .We were really pleased with our bargain buy and the great visitor information they provided free on Cairns. 

We found most Cairns Hotel don’t let you take their white  hotel towels to the Reef . Buying your own beach towel in Cairns make sense. Its a great souvenir of your trip to the Great Barrier Reef.

Locally designed souvenirs and gifts from Cairns

Cairns Beach Visitor Centre had other beautiful towels with Great Barrier Reef designs by local Cairns artist . Packaged beautifully, these  make great gifts and presents. We really appreciated that these towels were designed by a local Cairns artist and we loved the colorful fish and Great Barrier Reef scenes.

They had two beach towel designs with local scenes from the Reef off Cairns. The Green Island Beach towel, showing Green Island and the famous green turtles. The other towel depicts local colorful reef fish and coral. They cost us $16 each . We loved buying a towel designed here in Cairns that supports a local Cairns artist.

They had other locally design Great Barrier Reef and Green Island souvenirs.

Where to hire beach towels in Cairns –

Where to Hire beach towels in Cairns was not easy, we gave up finding a towel rental place, as the shops we visited didn’t hire towels, but when we visited Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre , towel and sarong rental was available. This must be the cheapest towel hire in Cairns at $3.50 per towel .

Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre are located at 8 Rutherford street, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cairns. Phone 07 4055 7158, info@allcairnstours.com.au . It was well worth the drive .

Their famous Visitor Information Centre had the largest range of Cairns tours and you get great savings there and the best towel and sarong range.

Buy sarongs, towels and souvenirs at Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre, Yorkeys Knob beach, Cairns.

Sarong / Pareo … where to buy in Cairns?. Looking for sarongs that are different and make unique gifts. There are many sarong shops that sell sarongs/pareos in Cairns and the cost, quality and design vary greatly.

The best sarongs we found were out by the beach just 10-15 minutes from Cairns City Centre at the Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre. Yes  a surprise find, Not only a very helpful Cairns Tourist Information Centre, with great knowledge of Cairns tours,  but they also have a range of unique gifts and presents including a fantastic sarong range.

They had quality sarongs with beautiful tropical designs that made great presents. Being light weight, they dry easily. These were ideal to use at the beach or out on The Great Barrier Reef.

There are many cheap sarongs in Cairns but the quality can be poor. So we were really pleased to buy beautiful sarongs complete with the buckle.

The cost of the sarong we bought  was cheap; they have a big range of sarongs from just $12.50 each. Making it an affordable gift from Cairns for the family and friends. We really loved the sarong accessories like the buckles made out of coconut shell. They have a big range of sarongs accessories, made out of both, wood and coconut shell in many designs.

Cairns Sarong Shop

Buy sarongs and souvenirs at Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre, Yorkeys Knob, beach Cairns.

With over 50 different designs available to buy I think this must be the largest range of sarongs in Cairns. There are more sarongs here than I found at any other Cairns sarongs shops. 

The Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre has a large range of sarongs, including designs with Great Barrier Reef fish, turtles, the local gecko, tropical flowers, coral designs, rainforest butterflies, tie dye sarongs, plain sarongs and nature designs.

Hand made and , hand painted sarongs   and sarong dresses are hard to find but The Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre had some beautiful designs including hand painted sarongs with turtle designs. They even let you try out the sarong and they had other unusual Cairns souvenirs as well as free map, discount vouchers to get into Cairns attractions cheaper and savings off Cairns Tours, so the short drive is very worthwhile and you can go to the beach there as well, as the Cairns Tourist Information Centre, 8 Rutherford street Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cairns is just 50 meters from Yorkeys Knob Beach esplanade, you can phone them on 07 4055 7158 and ask them about their range           

Sarongs have multiple names across many cultures including pareo, pareu, lava lava, longet, etc. But what ever sarong wrap you are after, I’m sure you will find it here.

 

 

Pacific Dawn Cruise Ship onshore Tours from Yorkeys Knob Cairns, Port Douglas & Airlie Beach.  Pacific Dawn passengers can purchase all their onshore tours at local prices rather than through the cruise ship.  Pacific Dawn passengers can purchase all their onshore tours at local prices rather than the cruise ship price from Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre.  Why pay more for onshore tours?  Purchase your Cairns tours, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach at the local price and save. Utilise the local experts on onshore tours for cruise ship passengers.  Book through our local company and our staff will assist you with their local knowledge and experience.

Pacific Dawn Docking Locations

Pacific Dawn docks in Yorkeys Knob Cairns, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach giving cruise ship passengers 3 great ports to experience different onshore tours and activities.  This includes excursions to Kuranda rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.  The best place to see the reef is from Cairns and Port Douglas whereas Kuranda is best visited from Yorkeys Knob.

The Tourist Visitors Information Centre at Yorkeys Knob Beach Cairns can book your on-shore tours at the local price.  Compare our prices against those on the Pacific Jewel cruise ship.  Contact our office on 07 4055 7158 for more specific information on tours that suit Pacific Jewel. The most popular tour for Pacific Jewel passengers is to Kuranda.  Enjoy the Kuranda markets, rainforest walks, the Kuranda Heritage train and the amazing journey over the rainforest canopy in the Skyrail gondola.  Other popular tours include Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Centre.

 

If there is a specific tour you would like to do such as a scenic flight over the reef just advice and we will organise your booking.  Contact us to organise pick-up and drop off at the Yorkeys Knob Marina where your tender arrives and departs from. The Kuranda tour and others have transfers included in the price so there is no need to book on your cruise ship.

 

Once arriving in Yorkeys Knob, the ship will moor just off the coast and you will be tendered in to shore to the Yorkeys Knob Marina.  The length of time of the tendering process largely depends on weather conditions on the day.  Usually it only takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Contact us to check arrival and departure times at Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach.

 

The Tourist Visitors Information Centre at Yorkeys Knob Beach Cairns can book your on-shore tours at the local price.  Compare our prices against those on the Pacific Jewel cruise ship.  Contact our office on 07 4055 7158 for more specific information on tours that suit Pacific Jewel. The most popular tour for Pacific Jewel passengers is to Kuranda.  Enjoy the Kuranda markets, rainforest walks, the Kuranda Heritage train and the amazing journey over the rainforest canopy in the Skyrail gondola.  Other popular tours include Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Centre.

 

If there is a specific tour you would like to do such as a scenic flight over the reef just advice and we will organise your booking.  Contact us to organise pick-up and drop off at the Yorkeys Knob Marina where your tender arrives and departs from. The Kuranda tour and others have transfers included in the price so there is no need to book on your cruise ship.

 

Pacific Dawn arrival & departure times for Yorkeys Knob & Port Douglas

 

Port North indicates an arrival time at Yorkeys Knob of 9.00 am and departure at 6.30 pm and Port Douglas an arrival time of 8.00 am and departure at 6.00 pm.  However, these times are approximated only and we also recommend you check the arrival and departure times that the cruise ship advises you.

 

Pacific Dawn Shore tours from Port Douglas

Passengers, who don’t wish to do any onshore tours but would rather just spend a relaxing day at Yorkeys Knob, can take a five minute walk to the Yorkeys Knob Tourist Information Centre.  We can organise a day package for the use of Villa Marine resort (www.villamarine.com.au).  You will have the full use of the resort facilities which can include the use of a Villa.  Swim in a huge salt water lagoon pool facing rainforest, purchase cold drinks, local souvenirs and post cards.  Our friendly staff are here to offer great local information and assist you with other onshore cruises you would like to book in other ports.

Onshore Tours Airlie Beach Pacific Dawn

Phone our Cairns Tourist Information Centre on 07 4055 7158 for the latest and up to date details for Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach. Yes we book all Airlie Beach onshore tours for cruise ship passengers of scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef including famous heart reef are very popular.  Also ask us about helicopter flights at the local price to Whitehaven Beach which held the title of Australia’s best beach.  The stunning while silica sands make this a must do location and instead of purchasing Airlie Beach helicopter and scenic flights on board your cruise ship, you can purchase through us at the local price.

Pacific Dawn is a cruise ship built in Italy in 1991 and operated by P&O Cruises Australia. The 245m long Pacific Dawn can hold up to 2,020 guests and features a three-storey atrium foyer and an observation deck to enjoy spectacular ocean views. It sails from Brisbane in February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October.  Stopping at Airlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob Cairns, Port Douglas and Willis Island before heading back to Brisbane.

 

We hope you have a great time on Pacific Dawn and enjoy your cruise in tropical North Queensland.  We look forward to assisting you with all your onshore excursions from Cairns, Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach.

 

 

Pacific Jewel Cruise Ship Onshore Tours Yorkeys Knob Cairns, Port Douglas.  Pacific Jewel on shore tours, excursions Cairns, Port Douglas can be purchased at the local price rather than through the cruise ship.  Pacific Jewel passengers can purchase all their onshore tours at local prices rather than the cruise ship price from Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre.  Why pay more for shore tours?  Purchase your Cairns shore tours, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach tours at the local price and save.  Unitise the local experts on onshore tours for cruise ship passengers.  Book through our local company and our staff will assist you with their local knowledge and experience.

 

Pacific Jewel Docking Locations

Pacific Jewel docks in Airlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob Cairns and Port Douglas giving cruise ship passengers 3 great ports to experience different on shore tours and activities. This includes excursions to Kuranda rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.  The best place to see the reef is from Cairns and Port Douglas whereas Kuranda is best visited from Yorkeys Knob.  Phone our Cairns Tourist Information Centre on 07 4055 7158 for the latest and up to date details for Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach. Yes we book all Airlie Beach onshore tours for cruise ship passengers of scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef including famous heart reef are very popular.  Also ask us about helicopter flights at the local price to Whitehaven Beach which held the title of Australia’s best beach.  The stunning while silica sands make this a must do location and instead of purchasing Airlie Beach helicopter and scenic flights on board your cruise ship, you can purchase through us at the local price.

Once arriving in Yorkeys Knob, the ship will moor just off the coast and you will be tendered in to shore to the Yorkeys Knob Marina.  The length of time of the tendering process largely depends on weather conditions on the day.  Usually it only takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Contact us to check arrival and departure times at Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach.

 

The Tourist Visitors Information Centre at Yorkeys Knob Beach Cairns can book your on-shore tours at the local price.  Compare our prices against those on the Pacific Jewel cruise ship.  Contact our office on 07 4055 7158 for more specific information on tours that suit Pacific Jewel. The most popular tour for Pacific Jewel passengers is to Kuranda.  Enjoy the Kuranda markets, rainforest walks, the Kuranda Heritage train and the amazing journey over the rainforest canopy in the Skyrail gondola.  Other popular tours include Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Centre.

 

If there is a specific tour you would like to do such as a scenic flight over the reef just advice and we will organise your booking.  Contact us to organise pick-up and drop off at the Yorkeys Knob Marina where your tender arrives and departs from. The Kuranda tour and others have transfers included in the price so there is no need to book on your cruise ship.

 

Pacific Jewel arrival & departure times for Yorkeys Knob & Port Douglas

 

Port North indicates an arrival time at Yorkeys Knob of 9.00 am and departure at 6.30 pm and Port Douglas an arrival time of 8.00 am and departure at 6.00 pm.  However, these times are approximated only and we also recommend you check the arrival and departure times that the cruise ship advises you.

 

Pacific Jewel Shore tours from Port Douglas

 

Pacific Jewel from Port Douglas is ideal for taking trips to the Great Barrier Reef or an island experience.  Going to Low Isles is a great alternative to Green Island and through us you can make significant savings.

 

For all onshore tours from Port Douglas for cruise ship passengers contact us and ask for our Port Douglas Tour Specialist to assist you with great local knowledge and cheaper prices. Utilise our local knowledge on Port Douglas to assist you with the best onshore tours from Port Douglas.

Passengers, who don’t wish to do any onshore tours but would rather just spend a relaxing day at Yorkeys Knob, can take a five minute walk to the Yorkeys Knob Tourist Information Centre at 8 Rutherford Street, Yorkeys Knob.  We can organise a day package for the use of Villa Marine Resort. You will have the full use of the resort facilities which can include the use of a Villa or just the day facilities of the3 resort.  Swim in a huge salt water lagoon pool facing rainforest, purchase cold drinks, local souvenirs and post cards.  Our friendly staff are here to offer great local information and assist you with other onshore cruises you would like to book in other ports.

Pacific Jewel is a cruise ship currently owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by P&O Cruises Australia, and home ported at Sydney, Australia. She was built for Sitmar Cruises by Fincantieri in Monfalcone together with internationally-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano Italy at a cost of $276.8 million, and launched in 1989.  It has the capacity for 1,950 passengers with 11 guest decks.

The ship features a three-storey atrium creating a first impression for cruisers which won’t fade as they explore the rest of this magnificent ship. The Pacific Jewel cruise ship travels around Australia all year and is very accommodating for local travellers; along with Australian power points, the on-board currency is Australian dollars.

 

We hope you have a great time on Pacific Jewel and enjoy your cruise in tropical North Queensland. We look forward to assisting you with all your onshore excursions from Cairns, Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach.

 

Pacific Eden on-shore tours, excursions Cairns, Port Douglas can be purchased at the local price rather than through the ship. Pacific Eden passengers can purchase all their onshore tours at local prices rather than the cruise ship price from Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre Why pay more?  Purchase your Cairns tours at the local price and save.

Pacific Eden docks in Airlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob Cairns and Port Douglas giving cruise ship passengers 3 great ports to experience different on shore tours and activities. This includes excursions to Kuranda rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.  The best place to see the reef is from Cairns and Port Douglas whereas Kuranda is best visited from Yorkeys Knob.  Phone our Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre on 07 4055 7158 for the latest and up to date details for Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach.

Once arriving in Yorkeys Knob, the ship will moor just off the coast and you will be tendered in to shore to the Yorkeys Knob Marina.  The length of time of the tendering process largely depends on weather conditions on the day.  Usually it only takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes.

The Tourist & Visitors Information Centre at Yorkeys Knob Beach Cairns can book all your on-shore tours at the local price.  Compare our prices against those on the cruise ship.  Contact our office on 07 4055 7158 for more specific information on tours that suit Pacific Eden. The most popular tour for Pacific Eden passengers is to Kuranda.  Enjoy the Kuranda markets, rainforest walks, the Kuranda Heritage train and the amazing journey over the rainforest canopy in the Skyrail gondola.  Other popular tours include Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Centre.

If there is a specific tour you would like to do such as a scenic flight over the reef just advice and we will organise your booking.  Contact us to organise pick-up and drop off at the Yorkeys Knob Marina where your tender arrives and departs from. The Kuranda tour and others have transfers included in the price so there is no need to book on your cruise ship.

Pacific Eden from Port Douglas is ideal for taking trips to the Great Barrier Reef or an island experience.  Going to Low Isles is a great alternative to Green Island and through us you can make significant savings.

For all onshore tours from Port Douglas for cruise ship passengers contact us and ask for our Port Douglas Tour Specialist to assist you with great local knowledge and cheaper prices.

Passengers, who don’t wish to do any onshore tours but would rather just spend a relaxing day at Yorkeys Knob, can take a five minute walk to the Yorkeys Knob Tourist Information Centre at 8 Rutherford Street, Yorkeys Knob.  We can organise a day package for the use of Villa Marine resort Villa Marine Resort.  You will have the full use of the resort facilities which can include the use of a Villa.  Swim in a huge salt water lagoon pool facing rainforest, purchase cold drinks, local souvenirs and post cards.  The friendly staff are there to offer great local information and assist you with other onshore cruises you would like to book in other ports.

Pacific Eden is a cruise ship of P&O Cruises Australia and was built for the Holland America Line in 1993.  In November 2015 it was transferred to P&O Cruises Australia and renamed to Pacific Eden.  She can accommodate 1,258 passengers and 557 crew. Pacific Eden’s final voyage will depart on 16 March 2019 before being transferred to a new cruise ship operator in early April 2019.

The Pacific Eden is a food-lovers dream, with 16 dining experiences on board ensuring you’ll never be lacking in options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This includes P&O Cruise’s newest innovation to the dining at sea experience “The Pantry”, which replaces the traditional cruise buffet with a marketplace of fresh, quality food options in eye-catching dining décor.

Pacific Eden features a top deck pool with a climate controlled retractable roof, ensuring you’ll always be able to take a dip whenever you want. You won’t have to worry about buying adapters either – as an Australian-based ship, the Pacific Eden features Australian power points and pricing on board.

We hope you have a great cruise on Pacific Eden and we look forward to assisting you with all your onshore excursions from Cairns, Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach.

C. Broussard – Avid cruise ship passenger & travel writer