5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

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  • Location:Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches, Australia
  • Duration:Valid for 2 days over a 7 day period

2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

See the best of Cairns with a two-day package that provides the ultimate reef and rainforest experience. First, explore the town of Kuranda, traveling via the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Then discover the aquatic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a 5-hour ocean cruise with stops for snorkeling and scubadiving. Return to Cairns by helicopter, taking a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Have the option to add on admission to Rainforestation in Kuranda to learn about Aboriginal culture and Australian wildlife.


  • 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
  • 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

Your first day takes in land-based highlights of Cairns, traveling out on the Kuranda Scenic Railway to the quaint town of Kuranda for the day. Admire cascading waterfalls, lush tropical rainforest and the charms of the township on your day out, before returning to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Have the option to upgrade to include admission to Rainforestation Nature Park, situated just a few minutes from Kuranda. There, you can take a 45-minute rain forest tour on an amphibious vehicle, learn about Aboriginal culture during a dance performance and Dreamtime Walk, and get close to Australian wildlife including koalas.

Explore the Great Barrier Reef on your second day, taking a 5-hour cruise out to two top sites on the reef for snorkeling, scuba diving and other water-based activities. Return to Cairns on a scenic helicopter flight that offers a stunning aerial perspective on the Great Barrier Reef.


Customer Reviews

Girish V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was quite an experience. Thanks.

Heather M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Worth it! We loved the package - we were well taken care of and exceeded our expectations. The heli ride back from the GBR was the highlight - definitely don't skip that.
If anything, I could have skipped the Rain Forestation - was very crowded and felt rushed and herded through a tourist trap. I read about more adventures through the tableland, and think we might have enjoyed that more.
Overall, I was pleased with the 2-day package and thought it was an excellent value for the cost looking at individual prices. It was nice to not have to spend time while in Cairns sitting at travel agents office and compare prices while there. Having it set up and taken care of ahead of time was the way to go!

Barry W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Both the train trip and the gondola through the tropical forest were great. I also really enjoyed snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef although the weather wasn't the best the reef was still something.A big thanks to the crew of our boat for looking after my other half she had bad sea sickness and couldn't get on the helicopter back quick enough, which was a great ride


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Diving in the reef was a great experience and seeing the aerial view of the reef thru the helicopter back to Cairns was really just jaw-dropping! Will definitely come back and dive in the Great Barrier Reef!

Nigel China

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was fantastic! The best tour ever! Way beyond expectation!

Russell Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

These were my first 2 days in Australia and, besides the sea sickness, was a great introduction of things to come during the rest of my trip.

Grace L P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Everyone is so helpful and nice. My sister and I had such a good time, we'll be back.

Stacy E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Absolutely anazing! The reef is gorgeous and the helicopter tour was once in a lifetime! Rainforestation was really cool and I even got my picture taken with a koala which you can't do in Sydney!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Really enjoyed this trip, lots of really helpful tour guides with loads of local knowledge! Two days of fun and photo opportunities. The only downside was the rainforestation feeling a bit rushed at times!
On the whole an amazing experience!

Michael K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

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