Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 2-Day Reef and Rainforest Package Combo: Green Island Cruise and Kuranda Day Trip. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Two excellent days out. Lots more fish and turtles to be seen, whilst snorkelling, when the tide is higher.
Fantastic - very well organised.
Both days quite rushed and could have done with more time snorkelling and more time at Kuranda but great overview of what Cairns has to offer.
It was a great tour and by going through Viator we got extras on the reef tour which by going directly through Big Cat would have cost us extra. We were also able to recommend it to another couple, who were also very happy with it!!
Bit of a mix up with pick up, but day was fantastic highly recommend this trip to everyone.
The Kuranda Day trip was fantastic. The relaxing train ride provided wonderful views. The Rainforestation provided a day full of excitement-the Army duck ride through the rainforest was very informative, holding a koala provided a cuddly memory, the wild life park and dance/spear and boomerang throwing very interesting and fun. The Skyrail down gave a beautiful view of the rainforest and distant views. The reef cruise made for a relaxing day out-don't forget your sunscreen. The boat staff were very friendly and helpful. The snorkeling was a bit disappointing due to limited coral and fish. However, the semi-sub provided a great glimpse of underwater life.
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.
This was worth every dollar, my daughter and I had a wonderful time. I would do Green Island again
Fantastic tour. We really got the value of our money and there was plenty to see. We didn't have to worry about arranging everything ourself yet still had all the freedom we wanted.
Fantastic 2 day combo and great value for money. Staff was very friendly, helpful and professional. Very well organised. We had an absolute HOOT! Especially the Army Duck ride into the tropical rain forrest, that is part of the Kuranda Trip, was great fun for us. Thank you for Everlasting memories!!
An amazing time! We felt like children again with a sense of wonder with all the exotic and beautiful things we saw. Snorkeling on Green Island is a must! They outfittted us with everything, including sun protection suits (for a nominal charge). We did both the submarine and glass bottom boat, which I thought might be redundant, but each offered a different perspective and both were worthwhile. The Kuranda Rainforest was gorgeous and the Aboriginal show entertaining. We even got a chance to throw a boomerang and cuddle a Koala (but that cost extra). It poured rain while we were on the gondola, but an attendant provided us with an oversized umbrella so that we could walk in the forest. It was an unbelieveable sensory experience to walk in the rainforest during the downpour. These were 2 days we will remember forever.
This 2 day package was ideal for our short stay in Cairns.
Day 1. Barrier Reef - Excellent organisation, the staff were friendly and helpful especially Kylie Davies from the Cruise service desk. My daughter and I got our days mixed up, so, on this day we were dressed for the Rainforest, she quickly made arrangements for us to be taken back to our hotel to change into our beach wear. Thanks to Kylie we were able to fulfil our main reason for the trip - to snorkel in the reef and face our fears of the sea. Everything about the day was brilliant, could have done with at least one more hour on the Island.
Day 2. Kuranda, Rainforest – Be prepared for a very full day, also note this package does not include lunch – therefore either purchase something in the short time you have in Kuranda market or take a picnic and eat it in the tranquil Tropical Fruit Orchard of the Rain Forest Station. The train ride up to Kuranda and Skyrail down to Cairns was brilliant and the vista is breathtaking. The rainforest tour guide was very informative; my favourite plant was Hairy Mary. The Zoo keeper was also knowledgeable about the Wildlife. After the Panagirri Aboriginal dancer’s performance, make sure you have a go at the boomerang throwing.
One suggestion I would make to the tour company is for each of the tours to be extended by 1 hour so that there is a little more time on the Green Island and in Kuranda Market.
The two day Reef and Rainforest Package Combo were very enjoyable. I did not snorkle but enjoyed the glass bottom boat and semi-submarine. The skyrail through the rain forest is a MUST do. The views are spectacular!!The train ride was very relaxing. I booked two Viator tours for a total of three full days while in Cairns and Sydney. Viator contributed to my having a great Australian vacation. Thanks Viator!!