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  • Location: Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches, Australia
  • Duration:  Valid for 2 days over a 7 day period
Spend two days exploring the very best of Cairns. Enjoy a full day in tropical Kuranda and on your second day discover why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's a natural wonders. Including a reef cruise and a scenic helicopter flight, this two day package is the ultimate reef and rainforest experience, leaving you with plenty of time to fully appreciate Australia's tropical north.

Highlights

  • 2-Day tour of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy a tropical BBQ lunch with fish, prawns, steak and salads
  • Full-day Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise including snorkeling and semi-submersible tour
  • Learn about the reef on a glass-bottom boat coral-viewing tour
  • Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns
  • Admire the views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef by luxury catamaran from Cairns

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

2-Day Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Cruise and Helicopter Tour

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.

Rainforestation Upgrade: You can enhance your rainforest experience with an optional trip to Rainforestation. Experience a 45-minute rainforest tour, aboard a World War II Army Duck while your guide points out ferns, orchids, strangler figs and stinging trees, as well as birds such as the azure kingfisher and a host of other animals and reptiles. Enjoy a buffet lunch and the Dreamtime Walk where you will learn about Aboriginal culture with a traditional corroboree, boomerang and spear throwing. Meet Australian 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 30-minute Helicopter Tour
Your trip begins with a cruise aboard Osprey V 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 and glass-bottom boat coral viewing tours are also included in your reef adventure with up to three optional dives (own expense) available for either the beginner or advanced diver. The day concludes with an amazing 30-minute scenic helicopter flight over five reef systems and cays arriving back in Cairns and finishing off your two day adventure in style.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Awesome two day trip. Both sets of guides were awesome. Only downside was the arrival back on the sky rail was late which caused the driver picking us up to chastise us as if it was our fault. He was absolutely the only negative we had either day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Both the train trip and the gondola through the tropical forest were great. We also really enjoyed snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. The crew of our boat was first class and a lot of fun. Thanks for the perfect weather!!

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