Cairns and Northern Beaches, Australia

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clock-o2 days (Approx.)
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Overview

Explore the treasures of Tropical North Queensland's reef and rain forest on this packed, 2-day combo tour. Discover the famous coral gardens and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef on a cruise to Green Island, complete with a snorkeling adventure. Then, head inland to the rain forest village of Kuranda, gliding through the lush landscape on the Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. You’ll also delve into aboriginal culture with a Dreamtime walk, ride on a duck tour and interact with koalas for a diverse, immersive experience!
  • 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
Discover the best of Tropical North Queensland by land and by water during two action-packed days. Splash into the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkeling cruise to Green Island coral cay, where you can also view the underwater world on a glass-bottom boat tour. 
Next, head inland to the rain forest village of Kuranda, traveling by way of the Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Meet local wildlife at Rainforestation Nature Park, and explore the area’s indigenous past with a Dreamtime walk and show courtesy of the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers. 
Daily pickup and drop-off from Cairns or Northern Beaches hotels, lunch on the cruise, and all park fees, activities and transport are included for a great value, hassle-free experience. Overnight accommodation is not included.
See Itinerary below for a detailed description of each day’s activities.

Itinerary

Day 1: 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 an island 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 will be served. This is a great cruise for an introduction to the Great Barrier Reef for all ages.

Day 2: 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 rain forest cableway. Glide silently over the rain forest canopy and take advantage of the two stops en route to enjoy a walk through the rain forest. Lunch is not included. 

Please note: The order of the itinerary is subject to change.

Reviews

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j
, Mar 2018

This is a fantastic tour that anyone visiting the Reef and wanting to pack a lot of sightseeing in to 2 days will love. Unfortunately for us, it had rained for 4 days prior to our visit and a landslide made using the train impossible...BUT the tour company bused us out to Kuranda and handled the change very professionally at the last minute. You will love this package!!

K
, Jan 2018

Green Island was a Love/Hate experience. Green Island, in and of itself is an exceptional place. It is small, the snorkeling is good, the walk through the Reserve is a great learning experience. The Hate part comes from the crowds, there were so many people it was hard to move around. I would relate this experience to being in Disneyland during a holiday....not fun. If you are an experienced diver or snorkeler and don't like crowds I would not recommend this tour.
The Kuranda Day Trip would be the highlight of this package. It is well organized and a very enjoyable day. Kuranda was a beautiful town and the people very friendly. The Rainforestation was something special. It was fun, interesting and educational. The food was plentiful and very good. I do wish the package had an option out for the train. I would have preferred to take the SkyRail both directions.

D
, Dec 2017

The two days were good value and very well run - slick operations with no hassle. Both the Great Barrier Reef and Rain Forest were fantastic experiences. The walk round Green Island was well worth doing and easy to work into the schedule. Food and drink excellent on both days. Would have been nice to see a few more turtles on the GBR!

S
, Dec 2017

The scenery was more than expected. Green Island Great Barrier Reef tour was breath taking. If anyone goes there, I would recommend adding the lunch as an extra. The food at both places was well worth the cost.The rain forest tour was another trip I would highly recommend. Going up into the mountains by train was worth every penny. If this is a Once in a Lifetime trip, do it. You will not be disappointed!

P
, Nov 2017

This was a fabulous excursion! Be prepared on the cruise with a bag to carry your snorkeling equipment. The equipment is included, but not a bag to carry it ashore. Also you will need change for locker use. Enjoy!

M
, Nov 2017

A great package. While Green island isn’t as impressive and very commercialized, it definitely quenched the urge to see some of the GBR. The 2nd day at Kuranda was amazing. The tour organizer runs it like a well oiled machine!

G
, Jul 2017

Tour was Amazing and it's a must do thing if you're visiting Cairns. Very informative for all

L
, Jul 2017

The ultimate package you need to explore Cairns. I had an awesome time.

j
, Apr 2017

A few things conspired to make this an underwhelming experience. First of all, there are apparently two days per year when the train doesn't run. Rather than not let me book this tour, or even contact me after to tell me that there was no train, the tour company just unilaterally moved my tour days up by a day -- notwithstanding the fact that I wasn't even in Cairns yet. And they wondered where I was when they tried to pick me up at my hotel that morning... I was in Melbourne. Before you read the below, know that all the actual tour guides and other employees were awesome. This is no reflection on them.

THE CRUISE - it was totally and completely packed. To the gills. We were on there like sardines. Several hundred of us. It was an extremely windy day and the boat was careening and lurching as it sped toward the island. It is with no exaggeration that I say at least 100 people got seasick on the way over -- vomiting and retching into sickbags. Once we got to the island, they just dumped us off. You are on your own, so be prepared for that. I thought it was on an organized day tour, but it was really just transportation there and back and lunch. Because of the screw up with my days, they gave me a ride on the glass bottom boat and the semi-submarine for free. It was so windy that day and the sea was so murky, that we really couldn't see anything. Not to mention that we were just herded around like cattle and squeezed into these little boats.

THE RAINFOREST - unfortunately, it did what rainforests do and it poured down rain pretty much the whole day. Because the train wasn't running, they took us up on a bus no refund for the very expensive train ticket I had paid for, by the way. The train would have dropped us about 10am, but the bus dropped us about 9am. You should know that nothing opens until 10am up there, so we all basically huddled away from the rain for an hour waiting for things to open. It is all shopping up there. If you want a kangaroo fur bikini, then this is the trip for you. A bunch of kitchy little stalls selling you stuff I promise you don't need. We had several hours in the town, so I went to the butterfly sanctuary, which was pretty cool. We then got taken for our lunch which was meh and to the rainforest part. We did an army duckboat tour, which was awesome. Learned a lot from our very funny tour guide. We also went to an animal sanctuary, wherein I got to feed a Wallaby and see kangaroos, wombats, crocodiles, tasmanian devils, and other interesting creatures. Considering this was probably my only opportunity for this on my trip, I was glad to have been able to do that. We took the Skyrail down, which was very cool. Just coming down through the clouds, down the mountain.

So, just make sure you aren't on a ship with 300 seasick people and that the train is running and you should be okay.

a
, Apr 2017

Perfect way to take a two day tour in Cairns, both days are great and so different from each other


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