Cairns and The Great Barrier Reef Tour



A fantastic addition to your Australia trip, this four-day tour add-on combines the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with the culture and heritage of Kuranda. You’ll go snorkelling in the reef, ride the Skyrail Cableway above the rainforest canopy and explore the Aboriginal culture at the Tjapukai Cultural Park for an interesting insight into Australia’s indigenous past. (AA - CC11)


  • Cruise the world-famous Great Barrier Reef
  • Take a ride on the Skyrail Cableway
  • Journey on the Kuranda Railway to see the surrounding scenery from a new perspective
Whats included?
  • Tour guide throughout
  • Internal travel
  • Sights and excursions as listed
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Day 1


Arrive into Cairns and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day can be spent enjoying this tropical city at leisure. You could take a stroll along the Esplanade or lounge on the beach; alternatively, relax in one of the many cafés or hit the shops for a spot of retail therapy. Cairns is a beautiful city with plenty to see and do, giving you a wealth of options when it comes to how to spend your time here.

Overnight: Flynn, A Crystalbrook Collection Resort

Day 2

Great Barrier Reef

Board a catamaran and cruise to the outer edges of the Great Barrier Reef – this world-renowned reef is one of Australia’s most famous natural attractions, spanning around 35 million hectares and offering unique and unforgettable experiences. You’ll enjoy a reef education presentation by a marine naturalist, viewing the spectacular coral and marine life from the underwater observatory. There will be the opportunity to go snorkelling and witness the beautiful marine life up close (equipment provided) before enjoying a delicious lunch. On-board there will be changing rooms, freshwater showers and a sun deck. Return to Cairns in the early evening.

Overnight: Flynn, A Crystalbrook Collection Resort - (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 3


Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Freshwater Station to enjoy a historic journey through parts of the oldest rainforests in the world. You’ll pass Stoney Creek Falls and wind across bridges until you reach your destination. En-route to Kuranda, there are two stations where you can walk through the rainforest and observe from the awe-inspiring lookouts. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore the charming village and its many attractions including the heritage markets.

After exploring the 'village in the rainforest' and its many attractions, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Smithfield. On this 90 minuet experience you'll enjoy the most spectacular views of the rainforest as well as having some time at Barron Falls and Red Peak stations.

Overnight: Flynn, A Crystalbrook Collection Resort - (Breakfast included)

Day 4


Enjoy breakfast before making your way back to Cairns Airport where your tour will come to an end.

(Breakfast included)

  • Hotels (3 nights)
  • 3 breakfasts and 1 lunch included
  • Internal travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Excursions as listed: Great Barrier Reef Cruise (snorkel gear provided), Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Tour guide throughout


Please note - International flights and domestic flights are not included in the price shown.

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