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Great excursion for those "power tourists" with limited time in Cairns - covers all the must-see stuff in a single day without feeling rushed and outer reef snorkeling is the way to go. Only detraction was an angry little man named "Tai" that picked us up from hotel - he barked confusing orders at us as far as instructions for getting from the train to the skyrail and God help you if you get this guy and have any questions - he demeaned some poor woman from our group almost to the point of being in tears. At that point, everyone in the group just fell silent until this guy left the train and then we all had a laugh at what an unprofessional, angry little man he was and enjoyed the rest of our day thoroughly. The professional staff on the boat more than made up for the unpleasantness of our morning driver, who had no business being in the tourism industry.
This was a great tour. You got to experience several different areas. It was wonderful!
I had a wonderful time. Kuranda is beautiful . the sky rail is breath taking and grear bearier reaf spectaular i give it a 5 stars as a rating
Great trip. Wish we had more time in Kuranda for shopping. Very well organized. Snorkeling was fabulous.
Well organized in spite of the many different companies involved in the tour.
The helicopter tour is impressive as you fly out to the middle of nowhere and land on a pontoon before being transfered to the boat.
This was an excellent tour and a very memorable day. My only comment would be that there is very little time in Kuranda itself 40minutes and if like me the train is late 20 minutes. That said I wouldn't have missed a minute of the snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef so if you want to wander around Kuranda this is not the trip for you but if you want to experience all these things in one day I can't recommended this trip highly enough.
Great day trip if you are booked for time. Can fit a ton into one day which was great as we were only in the area for a few days.
it was a great day out but would have preferred a bit more time at kuranda in between train stopping and getting on the skyrail otherwise a great day
One of my greatest experiences as a traveller! It's a very busy day, with trying to keep to schedules, but well worth it. Great value for money.
This is that way to do this if, like us you were short of time. The train was a little late so we had no time in the village. but the train ride is really beautiful. Skyrail excellent. helicopter and reef snorkelling I would not have missed for the world. The pick up and transfer services were spot on at each place.
I cannot juxtopose Viator to other tour operators within Cairns, as this is the first time I have been here, however what I can say is that I was thoroughly satisfied with their service for making the trip one to cherish for life. It would have been absolutely chaotic trying to organise all of the activities individually - so much peace of mind as the activities progressed in an orderly fashion. There was a slight hickup with the heli flight due to choppy weather caused by cyclone ului-no fault of Viator, which had to be cancelled & rescheduled for the following day. When we boarded the boatOsprey from the helicopter, all the waterproof video cameras to film yourself diving had already been hired out - they need to supply more. The meal on the boat wasnt the most satiable - I didnt eat it - nothing to disparage the tour. If you like to fall asleep to the sounds of the waves of the beach, I highly recommend Sea Change 5 star Apartments at Trinity Beach. Parasailing & jet ski are available at Cairns Marina for those interested.
AMAZING trip!!!Start off the day with a train ride up to Kuranda, enjoying sights along the way. Very relzing train ride. Once you reach Kuranda, you can walk around the village and buy siuvenirs. Then you take the skyrail down, which has spectacular views of the rainforest and the town below. I highlye recommend a helicoptor tour over the Great Barrier Reef, the most amazing views you can possibly have. Then landing on a platform in the middle of the GBR is equally thrilling. Snorkeling on the reef was a breathtaking experience. This was the best excursion ever!!!
This was the most awesome excursion I have ever experienced. From the minute the driver picked us up with a huge smile on her face, we were treated to a royal experience. Every detail and the timetables were explained well. The whole day flowed perfectly. The trip is fast paced and exciting. Many photo opportunities abound with breathtaking scenery on the train, the skyride, helicopter and boat. The crew on the Osprey 5 were unbelievable. They treated us like VIPs and gave 110 percent, each and every one of them. Thank you for an awesome adventure in Cairns I will always remember!