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Turtle Bay, Dark Reef, Great Barrier Reef, | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queesland | Photo Credit: Darren Jew
Million Dollar Memo, Great Barrier Reef, Tropical North Queensland | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Eddie SafarikPamagirri Dancers, Kuranda | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Peter LikSkyrail Experience, Tropical North Queensland | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Eddie SafarikFinalists on board The Army Duck, Tropical North Queensland | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Eddie SafarikVolendam Berthed at Trinity Wharf, Cairns | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Ezra Patchett

Cairns and The Great Barrier Reef

4 Days


Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

This bustling tropical city is the gateway to the Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. From here you can discover the wilderness of Cape York Peninsula, cruise, snorkel or dive the Reef, or relax at a nearby golden beach.

3-night Reef Package begins your holiday in the exciting city of Cairns where you can wander through the Cairns Esplanade, lined with restaurants or wade in the saltwater swimming lagoon.  Journey by Scenic Rail, an amphibious boat and Skyrail through dense tropical rainforest to experience colorful wildlife and Aboriginal Culture.   Venture by high speed catamaran to the worlds largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef, even visible from outer space! Here you will enjoy snorkeling amongst countless species of vibrant fish and perhaps encounter turtles, view the array of coral life (over 600 types of hard and soft coral!) or just relax.

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Full day – Kuranda Rainforest & Dreamtime tour. Travel on the Kuranda Scenic Rail, an amphibious World War II Army Duck and explore the tropical rainforest, home to hundreds of colorful butterflies and birds and species of orchid. Enjoy a BBQ lunch then the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers, and the Dreamtime Walk, before returning down the mountain by Skyrail over the rainforest canopy. (L)
Few places in the world will offer you the experience you will be a part of today. Join a full day cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef via high speed catamaran.  Spend your day snorkeling, coral viewing, or simply relaxing. A delicious smorgasbord lunch & refreshments are included. (L) Certified and intro dive options are available.
Depart Cairns today or extend your holiday with a stay in the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest   OR Add another day for one of the Optional tours below.
3 nights’ hotel | Airport transfers | Two full day tours: Kuranda Rainforest with scenic train and Skyrail | Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef Cruise


Recommended Hotel Selections for 3-night Reef Package

Pullman Cairns International – Located in the center if Cairns with fabulous harbour and mountain view rooms.
Shangri-La Hotel The Marina –  The hotel frames the city’s foreshore, overlooking the Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay and surrounding mountain ranges.  A short stroll to the Esplanade Lagoon and Pier Shopping Precinct.
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa -Ultimate in luxurious, sophisticated accommodation and a tranquil escape, located right on the beach front in the south of Palm Cove.
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside – Nestled on the award winning Esplanade, each room has a stunning view of Trinity Bay or the surrounding tropical mountains.
Pacific Hotel Cairns – Features a magnificent Cairns Esplanade location with one of Cairns’ finest Brazilian inspired churrasco restaurants
The Hotel Cairns – Superbly positioned one block from the Esplanade and a 5 minute walk to shopping and eateries.
Discovery Cairns – Centrally located to the city center and only a 5 min stroll to the famous Esplanade.
Paradise on the Beach Palm Cove – Centrally located along palm-fringed Williams Esplanade, beachfront accommodation just a coconut throw over the promenade to beautiful Palm Cove Beach.
Kewarra Beach Resort – Private beachfront location with deluxe bungalows and spacious suites discretely situated throughout the 30 hectares of lush tropical gardens.
Bay Village Tropical Retreat – Nestled among an acre of lush tropical gardens in the very heart of Cairns.
Waters Edge Apartments Cairns – Each has its own unique distinctive style, with gourmet kitchen, large living dining area and spacious bedrooms, a large balcony with ocean views and the ground floor apartments have their own swim-out decks perfect for families.
Cairns Harbour Lights Apartment Hotel – Overlooking the marina, situated on Cairns’ stunning waterfront with major shopping and restaurants within easy walking distance.


Travel between 15 Jun – 31 Oct is High Season in this region, a supplement will apply. Low Season or High Season rates will be quoted at time of booking, varies with hotel and special events.

Optional Tours to Enhance Your Stay

  • Full day Daintree Wanderer – Luxury Small Group or Private tour by 4WD – with a river cruise, lunch in rainforest, guided walk through the World Heritage rainforest region to view ancient plants, amazing wildlife & insight into local aboriginal culture of the area, morning tea, swim in the fresh, clear rainforest creek and visit to a exotic fruit farm.
  • Hot air Ballooning 60 min, champagne breakfast & transfers – daily fly over the Atherton Tablelands and Rainforest – amazing.
  • F/D Frankland Islands – pristine Great Barrier Reef, world heritage location, for snorkeling straight from the beach,  semi-sub tours to see amenones; giant clams; turtles & plenty of reef fish & coral;  lunch on the island & coach transfers with commentary en-route from Cairns.
  • 1 Day Diving – Certified Divers (Includes 2 dives, lunch & transfers) Full Equipment
  • Full day White Water Rafting Tully River, Grade 4 rapids, BBQ lunch – ex Cairns
  • Hartley Crocodile Adventures & Breakfast with the Koalas
  • Full Day Tour to Cape Tribulation where you cross the Daintree River by car ferry to reach Jungle Surf (Zip Line)
  • Canopy Zipline Tours – 5 lines over rainforest canopy -2 hours, daily departures ex Cape Tribulation

Phone one of our Aussie Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Cairns & Great Barrier Reef Holiday now!


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