Kuranda, Scenic Rail, Skyrail & Tjapukai - Day Cruise to Great Barrier Reef- Snorkelng - Cape Tribulation and Daintree
Great Barrier Reef Tour - Cairns to Brisbane
These are just some of recommendations for short tours in Cairns and the tropical north. Many others are available. Just ask about availability and prices for your preferred dates.
Something unusal to do in Brisbane? Enjoy a “Paddle and Prawns” Experience on the Brisbane River
Guide your own illuminated kayak up the Brisbane River on Friday and Saturday nights. Take in the shimmering lights of the cityscape on a leisurely 90-minute paddle before relaxing with a riverside meal of fresh king prawns (Friday) or a barbecue (Saturday) with famous Queensland lamingtons for dessert. Wash it all down with Australian beer and wine.
Our Best Cairns 3 day with Your Choice of Hotel
Kuranda, Scenic Rail, Skyrail & Tjapukai -
- Kuranda Scenic Rail (Gold Class upgrade available at additional expense).
- Free time Kuranda Village.
- Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
- Entry to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and all its attractions.
- Return Northern Beaches accommodation transfers.
Transfer to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park where you will be greeted by an indigenous guide who will escort you through the park to discover this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. At 12noon board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide above the rainforest canopy to Kuranda with stops along the way at Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station. On arrival there is free time to explore the Village in the Rainforest, and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets which operates daily, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (own expense). Enjoy lunch at one of the many cafes (own expense). At 3.30pm board the Kuranda Scenic Railway to Cairns, and enjoy spectacular views as the train travels through 15 hand cut tunnels and past spectacular waterfalls. Stop at Barron Gorge to view the falls before arriving at Freshwater Station. Tour concludes at approximately 5.20pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Day Cruise to Great Barrier Reef - Inclusions:
- Three spectacular sites.
- Informative reef chat and guided snorkel tour.
- Quality snorkel equipment.
- Hot fresh water showers.
- Lycra suits.
- Prescription masks.
- Flotation devices.
- Water, tea and coffee all day.
What to bring:
- Towel and swimwear.
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Cash, credit cards for EMC and drinks etc.
Itinerary: Unwind while you snorkel the pristine warm waters off the coast of Port Douglas to visit spectacular reefs and beautiful coral bombies. Even if you've never snorkelled before, this is an opportunity you can't afford to miss! The day consists of visiting 3 breathtaking sites on the reef with ample time to relax, enjoy and explore spectacular reefs with abundant marine life. The crew provides professional supervision and tuition, with a comprehensive snorkelling safety brief and guided snorkel tour. Flotation devices and in water assistance provided. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea are included. Cruise concludes at approximately 4.30pm.
Cape Tribulation and Daintree- Inclusions:
- Touring in air-conditioned 4WD with driver/guide.
- Daintree River cruise.
- Cable ferry crossing.
- Alexandra Range.
- Guided rainforest boardwalk tour.
- Hand feed kangaroos.
- Freshwater swim at Emmagen Creek.
- 4WD the Bloomfield Track.
- Tropical fruit tasting with traditional billy tea.
- Cape Tribulation Beach.
- Cape Tribulation botanical boardwalk.
- Return accommodation transfers.
What to Bring:
- Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen and hat.
- Water bottle
- Insect repellent.
- Flat comfortable shoes.
Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation and after introductions, drive north along the scenic route to Mossman. Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as you approach the majestic Daintree River. Time for a short morning tea break then its 'all aboard' for an informative river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife. This is nature at its best! Ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of the World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on an elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as you search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this particular habitat. A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads is served while you have the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo and enjoy a cold drink from the bar. Travel beyond Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek and take time for a refreshing rainforest stream swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a feast of tropical fruit, a cup of traditional Billy Tea and Damper. At Cape Tribulation Beach there is time to swim in the Coral Sea (seasonal) or stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef'. Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin your homeward journey somewhat wiser for your 'Total Rainforest Experience'.