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2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

Queensland, Australia

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Overview

Day 1 -
Kuranda Scenic Railway with optional Rainforestation Tour
Enjoy a scenic, historical train journey through the Barron Gorge past cascading waterfalls to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. Spend the day wandering the unique township, exploring the markets, unusual handicrafts and all that Kuranda has to offer.
Return to Cairns aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide over pristine World Heritage-listed rainforest suspended high above the lush tropical canopy. Enjoy stops along the way with interpretive boardwalks through the rainforest. The return transfer to your original departure point is included.
Day 2
Great Barrier Reef Cruise and Scenic 25-minute Helicopter Tour
Your trip begins with a cruise aboard Evolution to the Great Barrier Reef, where you'll spend five hours exploring two incredible reef destinations. Enjoy a tropical BBQ lunch with fish, prawns, steak and salads. Snorkeling is also included in your reef adventure with up to three optional dives (own expense) available for either the beginner or advanced diver. Glass-bottom boat coral viewing tours are also available but are payable direct on the day of travel. The day concludes with an amazing 25-minute scenic helicopter flight over five reef systems and cays arriving back in Cairns and finishing off your two day adventure in style.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kuranda Scenic Railway with optional Rainforestation Tour
Enjoy a scenic, historical train journey through the Barron Gorge to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. Spend the day wandering the charming township, exploring the markets and all that Kuranda has to offer.

Return to Cairns aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide over pristine World Heritage-listed rainforest suspended high above the lush tropical canopy. Enjoy stops along the way with interpretive boardwalks through the rainforest. The return transfer to your original departure point is included.

Upgrade with an optional trip to Rainforestation, located close to Kuranda. Experience the rainforest during a 45-minute guided tour aboard a World War II Army Duck amphibious vehicle that takes you on land and lake to see ferns, orchids, strangler figs and stinging trees, as well as other animals, reptiles and birds such as the azure kingfisher. Enjoy a buffet lunch and the Dreamtime Walk where you learn about Aboriginal culture and traditions such as corroboree, boomerang and spear throwing. Meet Australian native animals including wombats, dingoes and crocodiles, hand-feed kangaroos or have your photo taken cuddling a koala.

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef Cruise and Scenic 25-minute Helicopter Tour
Your excursion begins with a cruise aboard Evolution to the Great Barrier Reef, where you'll spend five hours exploring two incredible reef destinations. Enjoy a tropical barbecue lunch with fish, prawns, steak and salads. Snorkeling is also included in your reef adventure with up to three optional dives (own expense) available for either the beginner or advanced diver. Glass-bottom boat coral-viewing tours are also available (payable direct on the day of travel). The day concludes with an amazing 25-minute scenic helicopter flight over five reef systems and cays, returning your to Cairns in style at the end of your two-day adventure.

Information

Includes:
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Cairns City)
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Cableway
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • 25-minute helicopter one-way tour from Great Barrier Reef to Cairns
Excludes:
  • Food and drinks on Day 1
  • AUD $20per person for the Environmental Management Charge and Fuel Levy is payable direct to the operator on the day of travel
  • Accommodation
  • Scuba diving
  • Semi-submersible tour (payable direct)
  • Transfers from Port Douglas hotels are additional cost
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Weight Policy: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variances greater than 10% may incur an additional fee. Maximum single seat payload of 110kg. For passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 110kg are required to purchase an additional seat of 50% of ticket price - this is non-commissionable and payable to Nautilus Aviation on day of travel.
  • There is a maximum of 6 to 7 passengers permitted per helicopter (depending on aircraft availability)
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • The Great Barrier Reef Cruise does not need to be taken on the second day, but within 7-days of the Kuranda Scenic Railway tour. You'll be required to reconfirm both tours at least 24-hours from the Kuranda Scenic Railway departure date

Meeting Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time:
8:30 AM
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately at 4pm on both days
  • 2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
  • 2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
  • 2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
  • 2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
  • 2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
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