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  • Location:Cairns, Australia
  • Duration:3 days (approx.)

Cairns Super Saver: Great Barrier Reef Cruise plus Kuranda Scenic Railway plus Cape Tribulation Day Trip

Over three days, experience the best of tropical Far North Queensland! Go diving or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and explore the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Combining the Cairns area's most popular attractions, this three-day super saver is perfect for first-time visitors to Queensland, plus represents a savings of 10%. From the coral beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to scenic views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and encounters with Australian wildlife, this sightseeing package is crammed with fun activities you'll never forget.


  • 3-day Cairns combo tour with 10% savings
  • Experience the best of Far North Queensland with three of the area's most popular tours over three days!
  • Learn to scuba dive or go snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns
  • Admire the views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Take a guided walk through Mossman Gorge
  • Relax by the beach at Cape Tribulation

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What You Can Expect

Cairns Super Saver: Great Barrier Reef Cruise plus Kuranda Scenic Railway plus Cape Tribulation Day Trip

Cairns Super Saver: Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Enjoy three iconic Cairns experiences over three unforgettable days in tropical Far North Queensland. Each tour takes place on a separate day. Please note that these are day tours only; accommodation is not included.


Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns (Day 1; L):
Step aboard the Osprey V for your high-speed cruise to the reef, cruising at more than 30 knots. Once you arrive at your exclusive mooring point on the reef, take a guided snorkeling tour or try a free scuba-diving lesson.

Your Australian barbecue lunch includes fresh fish, steak, sausages and a selection of pastas, salads and prawns.

When your five hours on the reef are up, head back to shore by boat, enjoying a cheese platter and selection of tropical fruit while musicians and entertainers make the trip back as fun and enjoyable as the rest of the day.

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns (Day 2)
Departing Cairns aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway, learn about Far North Queensland's pioneering history on the leisurely train journey to Kuranda, the 'village in the rainforest.' Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you wind your way through the rainforest, stopping briefly for a photo op at Barron Gorge and when you cross Stoney Creek Bridge. Then arrive at Kuranda Station, one of the most photographed railway stations in the world.

You have free time in Kuranda to do a little shopping at the heritage markets if you wish, grab some lunch in one of the many restaurants and cafes, or have a wildlife encounter at Birdworld, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (all shopping, food and entrance fees to attractions at own expense).

Then make the return journey to Cairns aboard the stunning Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Hear the birds singing and smell the fresh scent of the rainforest as you silently skim just meters above the tree canopy in a six-person gondola. Enjoy unbeatable views from the rainforest to the reef as you pass over the peak of the mountain range. There are two stops along the way where you can hop out and explore this amazing environment from the forest floor on boardwalks, at scenic lookouts and at state-of-the-art Rainforest Interpretation Centre.

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour from Cairns (Day 3; L):
This tropical day trip takes you along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal roads to the coastal resort town of Port Douglas. Pay a visit to the Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary to see native animals, including koalas and rare cassowaries, and have the chance to handfeed a wallaby or kangaroo.

Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry to enter the Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park, where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch at Cape Tribulation Beach House Restaurant (included). Spend an hour at your leisure on Cape Tribulation Beach before taking a guided walk through historic Mossman Gorge and the heart of Cape Tribulation. Along the way, your guide will share the fascinating secrets of the rainforest, its food, medicines and history.

Your journey then returns to the Daintree River, where you will enjoy a wildlife cruise, searching for crocodiles, birds and other mangrove wildlife. Before your day in the rainforest concludes back in Cairns, stop for spectacular views from the Rex Lookout.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The high point was the marvelous day at the reef with lots of opportunities to see it from various aspects from boat, snorkeling, helicopter, etc. The train and cable car at Kuranda were also excellent to get a sense of the rain forest. The Cape Tribulation beach was paradise, but the day trip was more tiring due to the long distance covered by bus and many sites visited, but certainly worth it to see many things in a relatively short time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Everything was good., well organized and fun. the down under package for reef was extra ordinary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were very happy to get this Cairns Super Saver. Specially the Barrier Reef Cruise and Cape Tribulation Day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

When you are short on time this tour is the way to go! It was so nice to have each day planned out and just have to show up to see some of the most amazing things on this earth! From the cruise to the Daintree Rainforest, Crocodile Cruises and gorgeous coastline, this tour gives you a little taste of what the beautiful North QLD of Australia has to offer. I thoroughly enjoyed every tour guide each day and all were very happy to answer any questions and assist in any way that they could. They were full of fascinating information as well and I learned quite a bit!

I also have several food allergies which everyone was more than happy to accomodate for the meals that were included. They're quite tricky too - but I was still easily able to find something or be provided with a delicious meal. One of my favorites was grilled Barramundi and greek salad on the reef cruise!

I highly recommend this experience for anyone looking for a way to pack in a lot in a short amount of time.
I was traveling solo and had a fantastic time meeting so many other people doing these tours!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Highly recommend this package! It was a great way for us to see several of the things we would have had on our top ten list anyway. The great barrier reef cruise and snorkeling was the highlight for me. Great crew, food, and entertainment on the boat, and a fun time diving at two different reef locations!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

These three tours were outstanding and should be done by all. The snorkeling on the reef was the best. Our bus did breakdown at Cape Tribulation but we really enjoyed the extra time at the Beach House and we did receive a refund for the part of the tour we did not get to complete. The shopping in Kuranda was good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fanstic 3 day tours, couldn't fault it! Cairns Super Saver is brilliant value, and they supplied us with great entertainment and service.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great, great experience for me and my son. Never had any issues with any of the 3 tours. The guides are excellent and always eager to help.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The Tour was super. A high light snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef. We loved Sydney. A vibrant, friendly atmosphere. Everything works and runs to time. Efficient, beautiful shops, clean streets.
Our drivers were friendly and most informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The trip was fantastic. All the guides were amazing, especially the awesome crew!

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