Cruise, Tours, Stay & Packages in Far North Queensland, Great Barrier Reef & Cairns

5-night Cairns, Reef & Rainforest Escape Package

Cruise, Tour, Skyrail and more!

Head north to the warmth of tropical North Queensland for a short break. Also included is a day cruise to the uter Barrier Reef and day tour to Kuranda, travelling by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Railway.

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$909PP
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DURATION
5 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Selected entry fees
  • Selected meals
  • Selected transfers
  • Solo traveller

About this holiday

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Cairns Esplanade at night

Your home in Cairns will be a 1 bedroom apartment for 5 nights and your package includes two day tours.

The first is a full day cruise from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef where you'll spend four hours snorkelling and learning more about the reef. The second is a full day tour to Kuranda which gives you the opportunity to explore the iconic markets and explore the village. You will travel one way by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the other way winding your way through the tropical vegetation on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Inclusions

Your holiday package includes:

  • 5 nights in a central 4-star apartment in Cairns (room only)
  • An unforgettable Great Barrier Reef full-day cruise
  • A day trip to Kuranda travelling one way by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the other by Kuranda Scenic Railway

**Ask us for a quote on return airfares from your nearest capital city**

Accommodation

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1 bedroom apartment

Enjoy your stay in a stylish one bedroom apartment with balcony offering glimpses of Trinity Inlet. Your apartment features a modern ensuite with shower, kitchenette, laundry facilities, separate dining and living areas with TV and Foxtel channels and a furnished balcony. Property facilities include a fitness centre and outdoor pool.

Your accommodation is conveniently located within walking distance to the city centre and shopping precinct, the Reef Fleet Terminal and The Esplanade. An eclectic mix of restaurants on the Pier are also within walking distance.

Travel dates

Low Season: (01 Nov-23 Dec 2019; 06 Jan-31 Mar 2020)

  • Twin share - $909 per person
  • Solo Traveller - $1439 per person

High Season:

01 Jul-10 Sep 2019

  • Twin share - $1110 per person
  • Solo Traveller - $1830 per person

11 Sep-31 Oct 2019

  • Twin share - $1099 per person
  • Solo Traveller - $1819 per person

We also have 5 night packages available staying at Palm Cove (Click here) or Port Douglas(Click here) as well as a 9 day self drive package (Click here).

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your package. We can also book your flights, additional travel requirements and assist with travel insurance.

Itinerary

Day 1: On arrival in Cairns, make your way to your Cairns accommodation - a centrally located four-star one-bedroom apartment with balcony (room only). Your apartment features a modern ensuite with shower, kitchenette, laundry facilities, separate dining and living areas with TV & Foxtel channels and a furnished balcony. Property facilities include a fitness centre and outdoor pool. The rest of your day is free to explore the city or relax and enjoy the views.

Days 2-5: During your stay in Cairns, two day tours are included in your holiday package and you can choose the dates you wish to travel.

The first is a day cruise on a high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. This cruise departs the Reef Terminal (a short walk from your accommodation) daily and includes a tropical buffet lunch and 4 hours at the double-storey Moore Reef marine base, located 54km off Cairns. The boat docks alongside the base, which has been custom designed so all ages and abilities can explore and enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. The large upper level sundeck provides a prime position to look out over the turquoise waters and mosaic of the reef, while the lower deck provides plentiful seating in the shade.

Check-in commences at 8:30am, departing Cairns at 9:30am and you return to Cairns approx 5:30pm. Included activities include snorkelling

The second is a day trip travelling to the funky rainforest village of Kuranda in style with the Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway package! Fly over the rainforest canopy on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Explore the rainforest at Red Peak and Barron Falls stations and join a guided ranger tour. Experience the brand new “Edge” lookout, which offers uninterrupted views of the mighty Barron Falls through glass panels. Enjoy spare time in Kuranda Village. Browse for jewellery gifts and more at the Original and Rainforest Markets or taste a range of culinary treats at Kuranda’s many quirky cafes. Visit the world’s largest butterfly flight aviary at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or enjoy a relaxing walk along the Barron River. Experience the world’s most beautiful railway journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and journey past stunning rainforest waterfalls and past steep gorges. Stop at Barron Falls station and see the stunning Barron Falls.

Day 6: Today, you will check out of your accommodation and make your way home.

If you're not ready to leave, why not extend your stay in North Queensland - there's so much to see. Why not explore the hinterland, head to Port Douglas or an island resort for a few days of relaxation or travel west towards Gulf country.

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book this package. We can book your flights or rail travel,additional travel requirements and also assist with travel insurance.

Questions

Why not pre-book your activities on the Great Barrier Reef cruise?

  • Guided Snorkel Tour - $55 per adult - A professional marine naturalist guides guests on a personal 35 minute experience showcasing the reef and its unique marine life. Maximum 6 guests per tour and ideal for non-swimmers.
  • Seawalker Helmet Dive - $159 per person - Experience the reef underwater without getting your hair wet! Walk amongst the spectacular reef fish including giant trevally and Maori wrasse on our spacious underwater platform. Ideal for non-swimmers, this fully guided 20 minute experience takes guests to 3.5 metres below sea level.Min 1 / Max 7 per tour
  • Introductory Scuba Dive - $149 per person - If you have ever wanted to try scuba diving, this is your opportunity for an experience of a lifetime, Conducted and escorted by our qualified instructors. Maximum of 4 guests per guide, dive up to 10 metres during a 1 hour experience.
  • Certified Scuba Dive - $99 per person - With a range of stunning reef locations, first class equipment and PADI qualified instructors, certified divers can explore Moore Reef from our special dive platform. Dive for a maximum of 50 minutes to a maximum depth of 18 metres. All Divers must present a license card. All dives are guided.
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