Cairns and The Great Barrier Reef
See the vast array of life in the world’s largest coral reef system, The Great Barrier Reef and along Australia’s northeastern coast with this 4-day tour. Visit the township of Cairns, explore the rainforest of Far North Queensland and venture out for a look at some of the most incredible wildlife at sea.
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Day 1: Welcome to Cairns
On arrival at Cairns Airport, make your own way to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is at leisure.
- Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort (Standard), 3 nights
- Hilton Hotel Cairns (Superior), 3 nights
Day 2: Great Barrier Reef
Board a high-speed catamaran to cruise through sparkling turquoise waters to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Extending over 35 million hectares, it’s the largest reef structure and marine park in the world and offers an experience like no other. View spectacular coral and tropical fish from the onboard underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft, or go snorkelling and experience this natural wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before returning to Cairns.
Day 3: Tjapukai – Skyrail – Kuranda
Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, which has been built in a spectacular rainforest setting. Discover this ancient culture through bush food lessons, didgeridoo demonstrations and the famous Tjapukai Dance. A short distance away is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. This will take you directly above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park. En route to Kuranda, there are 2 stations where you can enjoy a walk through the rainforest and observe its beauty from spectacular lookouts. On arrival there is free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’, including the Heritage Markets. Later, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for a historic journey travelling through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Your journey winds through man-made tunnels, across bridges and around curves to arrive at its final destination, Freshwater Station. Return to Cairns in the late afternoon.
Day 4: Farewell from Cairns
Your Short Break concludes this morning after breakfast. Make your own way to Cairns Airport (flights anytime).
|2020 / 21 Dates & Prices||Adult Twin ||Solo Traveller
April to March: Daily
|** Child & Triple prices available upon request|
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
|Meals:||3 breakfasts, 1 lunch|
|Transport:||Travel in an air-conditioned coach & Great Barrier Reef Cruise|
|Accommodation:||3 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Experienced Driver Guides|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.