Cairns, Great Barrier Reef & Rainforest 7 day Tour.

Cairns & the Tropical North, Queensland

Why you’ll love this trip:
Enjoy a 4-star tropical resort with lush gardens, sparkling pools & Mediterranean atmosphere
All the must-do sightseeing is included with Great Barrier Reef & island cruises
Experience the best of Far North Queensland in one spectacular week!
Your Holiday Includes:
Accommodation – 6 nights Palm Royale Cairns Resort or similar
Sightseeing – local escorted tours
Great Barrier Reef and Snorkel Cruise
Green Island Cruise
Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Day Tour
Kuranda Railway Tour

Day 1: Arrive Cairns and settle into hotel.
Day 2: Great Barrier Reef and Snorkelling Tour.
Day 3: Daintree Forest and Cape Tribulation Tour.
Day 4: Green Island Cruise.
Day 5: Free day Cairns.
Day 6: Kuranda Railway Tour.
Day 7: Depart Cairns.

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Stop At: Cairns, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland

Day 1: Arrive Cairns.
Arrive Cairns airport and make your own way to your hotel for the next 6 nights.
Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Snorkelling Tour

Set out from Cairns Pier for a day of snorkelling and sightseeing on the Great Barrier Reef. Your captain will choose amongst 12 exclusive moorings at 6 reef locations based on the water and weather conditions, making sure you get the best experience to be found. Seasoned dive masters are on hand to provide an in-depth briefing on your gear and what to expect at each site. Relax aboard the vessel as you leave the Australian coast behind and get your gear ready for some quality time in the sea. With outer reef locations chosen for their variety and the striking contours of the ocean floor, you’re in for an outstanding experience when you plunge into the water. Once you’ve had a chance to mingle with the amazing sea life of beautiful corals and tropical fish, kick back aboard the vessel to enjoy a barbecue lunch before you cruise back to shore.
The Great Barrier Reef is home to marine life of the most vivid colours and eco systems.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Daintree Rainforest – Cooper Creek Wilderness, 2333 Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873 Australia

Day 3: Day Tour Daintree Forest & Cape Tribulation

After hotel pick up, we spend a day exploring the ancient Daintree Rainforest and its incredibly diverse tropical ecosystem with an expert guide. Cruise down the Daintree River and walk through the Daintree Entomological Museum before venturing further to the Cape Tribulation National Park.

Dating back 135 million years, the rainforest is one of the oldest in the world and is now home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Your guide takes you first to the Daintree River, where you enjoy morning tea before stopping on board a cruise. As you float down the gentle current, look for birds, frogs, crocodiles, and even flying foxes in the flourishing nature around you.

Following your cruise, take lunch by the Daintree Entomological Museum before touring its fascinating exhibits, which house the largest live and dead collection of insects in Australia. Your afternoon is spent visiting the Cape Tribulation National Park.

Duration: 11 hours

Stop At: Green Island, Green Island, Queensland

Day 4: Green Island Cruise.

Depart from Carins Pier. Cruise to Green Island, the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef with a lush rainforest. Spend the day exploring this protected Marine National Park—immersing yourself in this undersea universe teeming with coral and marine life.
This 6000-year-old coral cay boasts its own rainforest—the only of its kind in the Great Barrier Reef. Upon arrival, step ashore to soak up the turquoise waters, glittering sand, and fringe of emerald palms ringing the island. Climb into a glass-bottom boat to get an up-close look at the brilliant colonies of zany Brain Coral, orange sea stars, and scores of blue damselfish flitting to and fro.
If you’re craving a swim, strap on a snorkel and mask to see everything up close: black and white angelfish feeding on sponges and striped clownfish nestled amongst anemones. Emerge from the water to amble around the island at your leisure. Relax on the beach to soak up the sun cruising back to Cairns.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Cairns, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland

Day 5: Free day Cairns
Today is a free day for you to enjoy the sights of Cairns at leisure, or take it easy by one of the resort pools. Don’t miss the great things to do in and around town. You’ll find brilliant cafés, bustling markets and plenty of beaches nearby.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Kuranda, Kuranda, Queensland

Day 6: Kuranda Railway Tour.

Immerse yourself in the ancient, World Heritage-listed rain forest of Tropical North Queensland. Your full-day adventure begins with pickup at your Port Douglas hotel and a ride on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway. During the 1.5-hour journey, wind around mountainous curves and stop briefly at beautiful Barron Gorge for photos. When you arrive at the station in Kuranda, enjoy several hours of leisure time to spend as you choose. Browse heritage markets and enjoy lunch at a local café (own expense), or select from a variety of optional activities. Join in an indigenous celebration at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park, take an amphibious duck tour at the Rainforestation Nature Park or enjoy an up-close observation of some of Australia’s amazing animals at Birdworld and the Kuranda Koala Gardens.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Cairns, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland

Day 7: Depart Cairns
Your tour concludes today as you check out of your hotel and catch a taxi to the airport for flights home.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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