Your 2-Day Reef and Rainforest Package Combo will take you to the two extremes of Tropical North Queensland during your stay in Cairns. Spend a day discovering the Great Barrier Reef on a cruise to Green Island. Your second day sees you exploring the rainforest with a trip on the Kuranda Scenic Rail and the Skyrail.
- Enjoy two of Tropical North Queensland's famous natural attractions - Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage rainforest
- Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef's Green Island
- Snorkeling equipment will be provided on the Green Island Cruise
- Semi submarine coral viewing or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
- Travel on the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
- Experience indigenous culture, meet local wildlife and take a Duck tour at Rainforestation
- Explore Kuranda Heritage Markets and meet the locals
- Hotel pickup and drop off
Day one: Green Island Reef Cruise
Cruise from Cairns to Green Island, a protected coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef. On arrival you can explore the island at your leisure or just relax on the beautiful white sandy beaches. Entry to the resort pool is included. Alternatively you can get closer to the reef. If you want to stay dry, take a semi-submarine coral viewing tour, or if you prefer to get wet make use of the snorkeling equipment for a closer look. Introductory and certified diving available at an additional cost.
During the day you can return to the boat at any time to cool off in the spacious, air-conditioned interior cabins, and a buffet lunch wil be served. This is a great cruise for an introduction to the Great Barrier Reef for all ages.
Day two: Kuranda Scenic Rail, Rainforestation Nature Park and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Travel to Kuranda aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, one of the world's most spectacular railways. On arrival in picturesque Kuranda, enjoy free time to explore the attractions and markets before a visit to Rainforestation Nature Park. Here you can meet koalas and other local wildlife, splash about on an amphibious duck tour, and experience indigenous culture with the the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers and Dreamtime Walk.
Return to Cairns on the Skyrail, the world's only rainforest cableway. Glide silently over the rainforest canopy and take advantage of the two stops en route to enjoy a walk through the rainforest. Lunch is not included. Please note: the order of your itinerary is subject to change.
Reviewed by Joyce Cameron F, March 2013
Reviewed by Maureen B, March 2013
Everything I expected and more. Both days were wonderful and all arrangements ran like clockwork. Only suggestion is that for an older couple like ourselves it would be nice to be able to have a day between trips as with the heat too long days are quite exhausting.