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.
Recommended Hotel Selections for 3-night Reef Package for a stay in Cairns or nearby Palm Cove
Bailey – Modern, innovative and with a true appreciation of the arts their 255 spacious rooms are filled with design details that will appeal to your inner artist.
Flynn – The younger sibling to Riley and Bailey, fun and energetic, be prepared to be entertained at Flynn with an exquisite glass swimming pool, zen-filled wellness and meditation center, to dynamic food and drink experiences where there’s always a DJ ready to play and a martini ready to be shaken.
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.
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino – Nestled by Trinity inlet and cruise liner terminal features 127 beautifully appointed rooms, each of these luxurious rooms has its own spa bath & garden balcony overlooking the city with mountain backdrop or water views. A roof-top swimming pool, gym, five restaurants and bars, boutique casino.
Hilton Cairns – Located on the Cairns Esplanade with a waterfront location just a 2 minutes’ walk from the Reef Departure Terminal and a 5-minute walk to the CBD. Stylish rooms, all with their own private balcony overlooking mountains and rainforests, Trinity Inlet or the vibrant city of Cairns.
Pacific Hotel Cairns – Features a magnificent Cairns Esplanade location with one of Cairns’ finest Brazilian inspired churrasco restaurants.
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.
Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel – Tuscan-inspired, all-suite hotel with 38 spacious one bedroom suites with extensive private balcony, fully equipped kitchen and laundry. In a prime location just one block back from the foreshore and in the heart of Cairns’ vibrant entertainment and major shopping precincts. Landscaped Mediterranean pool (heated in winter), Gazebo & guest BBQ and Rooftop sundeck.
The Reef House Palm Cove, MGallery by Sofitel – In the heart of Palm Cove with a stunning beachfront location, nestled among tranquil tropical gardens and vibrant flora, 67 rooms designed to capture the romance of the tropics and the colonial splendor of a bygone era, Majestic rainforest clad mountains make a stunning backdrop to the three pristine pools, two spas and cascading waterfall.
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.
The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights Apartment Hotel – Overlooking the marina, situated on Cairns’ stunning waterfront with major shopping and restaurants within easy walking distance.
The Reef Retreat Palm Cove – Nestled in a peaceful rainforest setting, just a 30 second stroll to idyllic Palm Cove beach and restaurants.
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.
Cairns: Optional tours to Enhance your Stay
- Full day Daintree Wanderer – Luxury Small Group or Private tour by 4WD – river cruise, lunch in rainforest, guided walk through the World Heritage rainforest region.
- Hot air Ballooning 60 min, champagne breakfast & transfers – daily fly over the Atherton Tablelands and Rainforest – amazing.
- Full day Frankland Islands – pristine Great Barrier Reef, world heritage location, for snorkeling straight from the beach, semi-sub tours to see anemones; giant clams; turtles & plenty of reef fish & coral; lunch on the island.
- 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
- Full Day Hartley’s Creek & 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!