3 Great things to do in Cairns enjoy what Far North Queensland has to offer in this great 3 day package, Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail, The amazingGreat Barrier Reef and the beautiful Daintree Rainforest.

Day 1 – Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge -Daintree Rainforest

Explore the oldest living Rainforest in the world, the “Daintree Rainforest” estimated to be over 180 millions years old. The Daintree Rainforest is a time capsule of botanical development and one of the worlds most precious botanical treasures.

The Daintree is a living museum that showcases the evolution of plant life on Earth. Rightly celebrated as the place where the Rainforest meets the sea, it is the world’s last remaining example of warm, moist Rainforest with living examples of ancient plant life that are found nowhere else on the planet.

The Daintree Rainforest covers 1200 square kilometres between Mossman Gorge and the Bloomfield River, situated 2 and a half hours north of Cairns. The World Heritage-listed Daintree is the largest continuous Rainforest area in Australia and is like no other.

This day tour will have you travelling  from Cairns to Cape Tribulation (the headlands of the Daintree Rainforest) along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia.
Passing through beautiful Palm Cove and continuing your journey north to the seaside village of Port Douglas, where you will enjoy a tour around town plus flagstaff hill overlooking four-mile beach and the historical St Mary’s by the Sea.
On the road again to the magical “Mossman Gorge” surrounded by lush Rainforest, where the clear mountain river cuts through thick Rainforest and tumbles over boulders on its journey to the sea. Enjoy a morning tea of bush scones then a guided walk in dense tropical Rainforest.
Heading further north towards the Daintree Tea House for a delicious lunch in a setting unlike any other. After Lunch you will join a small and personalised tour on the Daintree River, taking you through the domain of the large estuarine crocodiles. Egrets wade near mangroves in the murky water of the river. Look for pythons, tree snakes, butterflies and lots of other wildlife on this cruise.
Crossing the mighty Daintree River on a cable ferry, you are now entering the Cape Tribulation section of the Daintree national park.
This is where it all begins to change. You will feel like you have entered a different world with Rainforest towering over narrow winding roads.
Stopping at Alexandra lookout where you will have to opportunity for some stunning photographs on the way to Cape Tribulation.

Daintree Rainforest Itinerary

  • 7.00 – 7.30 am Pickup from your Cairns Accommodation
  • Tour of Palm Cove
  • Rex lookout: on one of the nicest coastal drives in Australia
  • Driving town tour of Port Douglas, including Flagstaff hill lookout overlooking four mile beach
  • Spectacular Mossman Gorge: guided walk and swim option (if time or weather permits)
  •  A delicious lunch, tropical fruit tasting
  • Morning Tea
  • Daintree River Cruise: try your luck at Crocodile and wildlife spotting
  •  World Heritage Rainforest/Areas
  • Fully guided walks- Rainforest Boardwalks in a unique environment of rainforest Alexandra lookout–coastal views over Daintree River mouth, Low Isles, Snapper Island and beyond to the Great Barrier Reef
  •  Cape Tribulation beach: “where the rainforest meets the reef”
  • Daintree Ice cream company- optional and popular local stop (own expense)
  • Daintree River cable ferry crossing
  • Returns to Cairns approximately 6.30 pm
  • (Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, operational or unforseen issues)

Daintree Rainforest Inclusions

  • Small group, offering unrivalled, friendly and personalised service
  • Air Conditioned comfortable late models vehicles
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Daintree Ferry
  • Morning Tea & Lunch
  • National Park Fees & Permits
  • Experienced Local Guides
  • Interpretation: friendly, knowledgeable Naturalist/Eco/World Heritage accredited guides

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat,
  • sunscreen,
  • sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash for optional purchases
  • Water & Water Bottle
  •  Insect Repellent
  • Rain coat/Umbrella if looks like rain

*Please note seasonal weather conditions and operational requirements may cause a variation in the tour itinerary. *Childrens prices are for ages 4-14 years.

* please note this tour is not suitable for children under 4 years

Day 2. Great Barrier Reef

Reef Experience Highlights

  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited morning and afternoon Snorkeling
  • FREE Scuba Dive (Certified Dive or Resort Dive)
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Large Sun deck
  • Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Bacon and Egg BBQ Rolls, Coffee, Tea and fruit platters
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Dietary requirements Catered for
  • Crew assistance for non confident Snorkelers (bouyancy aides available)
  • All Government Levies and Taxes included

Reef Experience Inclusions

  • Unlimited morning and afternoon Snorkeling at 2 Outer Great Barrier Reef Locations
  • Guided Snorkel Tours – Non-swimmer snorkel tours are also included throughout the day for those who require assistance in the water
  • Buoyancy vests, noodles and Wetsuits are included and available for easy flotation for all passengers
  • Snorkeling equipment and tuition
  • FREE Certified Scuba Dive (licenced)  or Resort Scuba Dive (no-experience necessary) for everyone who is over the age of 12 and medically fit to scuba (SeeMedical Conditions below in  “About Scuba Diving”)
  • Glass bottom boat tours  are a great way to witness life beneath the water. (Glass bottom boat tours are weather permitting)
  • The interactive Marine Biology Presentation is a great way to learn about the marine life from our resident, on-board Marine Biologist as you journey to your first reef destination.
  • Breakfast, Bacon and Egg BBQ Rolls, Coffee, Tea and fruit platter
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Cheese and fruit platters, wine or cordial with biscuits are served on the return trip to Cairns. (Dietary requirements catered for; eg: Vegetarian/Gluten Free etc: please advise upon booking. All food is locally sourced and prepared fresh by our on board chef.)
  • Tea & coffee served while boat is stationary
  • Water Drinking fountain
  • Bus Transfers For those staying in the Cairns City District area, bus transfers to and from your accommodation to and from the boat are included in your day trip.
  • Sunscreen available on board
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees Unlike other operators we include mandatory reef tax and fuel levies for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the trip cost, so there won’t be extra hidden charges on the day.

Very Important - About Scuba Diving

Your trip onboard “Reef Experience” Includes either a Certified or Resort/Introductory Dive.

Can I Go Diving? 

Most people can try scuba diving while on board Reef Experience.  Some medical conditions, health issues and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving (both past and current).  Click the link above for further information to ensure you are not disappointed on the day

Reef Experience Itinerary

07:30 – Board Reef Experience vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns

08:00 – Departure Marlin Jetty for the trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

08:30 – BBQ Bacon & Egg Rolls served on the way out to the Outer Reef a detailed dive & snorkeling briefing will be given

09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel & dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams plus more

10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat tour

12:30 – Lunch

13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in it’s shallow lagoons

15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef

15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits

16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

What to Bring

  • Cash for small purchasers – Credit Card available for purchases over $10.00
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Sun Cream & Hat
  • Voucher if applicable
  • Proof of certification if you’re a Certified Diver

Optional Extras

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Biologist guided snorkel tour ($25.00)
  • Underwater digital camera hire ($49.00)
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Bar purchases – soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc
  • Great Barrier Reef guided dives for qualified scuba divers ($15,00)
  • Prescription masks ($10.00)
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area ($22.00 per person)

How to get there

Reef Experience departs from Cairns Marlin Marina ‘A Finger’.

Boarding commences at 7:25 am.

We arrive back into Cairns at approximately 4:30 pm.

Day 3 – Kuranda Train and Skyrail

Cairns Scenic Train and skyrail  journey to Kuranda is an exciting one.  Just 25km northwest of Cairns in far north Queensland (1180ft above sea level) and surrounded by world heritage rainforest is this picturesque mountain retreat.

Combining the Scenic Train journey with the world famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a great way to experience this World Heritage listed tropical rainforest and Kuranda.

Travelling by the scenic Train you will learn about the pioneering history of the tropical north. During the 90 minute journey  climbing over 40 small bridges and through many dark tunnels while winding its way from Cairns to Kuranda.

You will be in awe of the excellent views of the world listed rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the Barron Gorge National Park.

Whilst Kuranda Scenic Train gives visitors an amazing view of the rainforest at ground level, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway provides an extraordinary birds-eye-view of the rainforest as it soars silently only meters above the rainforest canopy.

Stretching 7.5 km through the tropical rainforests of North Queensland, Skyrail provides people with a unique opportunity and a world first, to see and experience the rainforest in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

You’ll glide just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the rainforest at Skyrail’s two mid-stations where you can enjoy Ranger guided boardwalk tours.

Return Bus Transfers are included only from Cairns City Accommodation. (Northern Beaches pick-ups are not included)

What's Included

  • Return Bus Transfers from Cairns City Accommodation
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Skyrail Cablecar

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash/Creditcard for purchases
  • bottle of water

Please Note: Accommodation is not included in this Package

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