Reef, Daintree and Kuranda Adventure

This 3 day Reef, Daintree and Kuranda Adventure is the perfect package to see the icons of Tropical North Queensland! Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Kuranda Village in the Rainforest.

Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

Reef Experience, Cairns’ only ALL inclusive Great Barrier Reef Cruise with FREE scuba dive. Two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations are visited daily.

A high speed catamaran gets you to the Reef fast. This tour guarantees the most time at each beautiful great barrier reef destination.  Have a great time and visit one of the natural wonders of the world.

Your day at the Great Barrier Reef

Tour Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in
  • 08:00 – Approximate departure & Safety Talk with snorkel briefing
  • 08:30 – Marine Biology presentation, followed by a detailed scuba dive briefing for those participating
  • 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel & dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams plus more
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat Tour (approximately 20 minute tour)
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in its shallow lagoons
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Up to 5 hours at two Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited snorkeling
  • All snorkel & scuba equipment INCLUDING wetsuit
  • FREE Scuba Dive – Medical Conditions do apply – please see below
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour (weather permitting)
  • Return shuttle to Cairns City Accommodation
  • Marine Biology Presentation
  • Breakfast & lunch provided
  • Complimentary glass of wine on return journey
  • Dietary requirements catered for (please advise upon booking).
  • Crew assistance for inexperienced snorkelers/swimmers
  • Flotation aids
  • Large Sun Deck and air conditioned indoor areas
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees. Unlike other operators, mandatory levies for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are included in this trip cost so there won’t be extra charges on the day

Optional Extras

  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar Purchases
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour of the reef: Snorkel with an experienced Marine Biologist and learn about the marine life you see on an educational and interactive tour
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Dive Guides for already qualified ‘Certified’ scuba divers (dive guides included for beginner divers)
  • Prescription Mask Hire if you require stronger lenses to see (contact lenses can be worn in most circumstances)
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area
  • Second Scuba Dive at our beautiful afternoon reef location

What to Bring

  • Cash and/or credit card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Cream
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver

How to get there

Reef Experience departs from Cairns Marina: ‘A-Finger’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Boarding commences at 7:30 am for check-in, directly on the vessel ‘Reef Experience’

Arrive back to Cairns Marina at approximately 4:30pm

Important Information for Scuba Diving

Your Safety Is Our First Priority

We have a passion to show you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  Please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world.  It also has the safest scuba diving record.  We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules including medical as is the law.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel we strongly recommend that you complete our dive medical questionnaire prior to booking.  Some medical conditions, age and / or medications may prevent you from scuba diving.   It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Reef Experience Medical Questionnaire

We are very happy to help you with any questions you may have.  Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us

Alternatively, you may like to consult your own Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no-decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours.  For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive. If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive. We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible

Daintree and Cape Tribulation

Explore the biodiversity and history of the UNESCO listed Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Park.

Travel north along the scenic coastal highway, the Great Barrier Reef Drive. Jump on a Daintree River Cruise. See abundant wildlife and maybe even a prehistoric saltwater croc!

You will have the chance to wander along Cape Tribulation Beach.  Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch served in a private rainforest setting.

Visit the pristine waters of Mossman Gorge.  Watch a presentation by the traditional owners of the gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people.

This tour operates with a GPS activated Audio Commentary system.   The system is completely portable and wireless and is GPS triggered.  Commentary is delivered with both sound effects and music.  You can bring along your own headsets or purchase some on the day at an extra cost.  Languages include:  Japanese, German, French, Italian, Chinese and Spanish.

Your day in the Daintree Rainforest

Tour Itinerary

  • 06:45    Hotel Pickups start
  • 09:50    Daintree River Cruise. On this 1 hour boat tour you will glide through the rainforest in search of local wildlife. Of course you’ll be on the lookout for the infamous saltwater crocodile, but there is plenty of other wildlife to see as well!
  • Then –  Alexandra Lookout. Your driver will stop for a photo opportunity, and a spectacular view of Snapper Island and beyond.
  • 12:15    Lunch – You will enjoy a fresh, tropical BBQ Lunch in a private rainforest setting.
  • Later –   Cape Tribulation Beach – Next is your chance to go for a walk on the world-renowned beach where the rainforest meets the reef!
  • 15:15    Mossman Gorge Centre – Here you will have an Indigenous Presentation by the local Kuku Yalanji people. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to walk through the rainforest as your guide shares his knowledge.
  • 18:30    Approximate return time to hotel

Tour Highlights

  • This is an eco accredited tour led by experienced guides.  You will learn all about the incredible biodiversity and ancient history of Daintree National Park.You will also enjoy a presentation by the local Indigenous Kuku Yalanji people.
  • This stunning area of Far North Queensland is undeniably a unique experience. The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest-living rainforest in the world, which is one of the reasons it is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • This Cape Tribulation tour operates with a GPS activated Audio Commentary system.   The system is completely portable and commentary is delivered with both sound effects and music.  Bring along your own headsets or else purchase some on the day at an extra cost.

English isn’t your native language?  No problem!

  • Audio commentary is also available in: Japanese, German, French, Italian, Chinese and Spanish.

Tour Inclusions

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • GPS activated Audio Commentary system
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • BBQ lunch
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Mossman Gorge Centre including:  Indigenous presentation, afternoon tea and driver guided walk

What To Bring

  • Your ticket / Voucher
  • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Insect Repellent
  • Umbrella (in rainy weather conditions)
  • Bottle of water

Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail

Combining the Scenic Train journey with the world famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. This is a great way to experience this World Heritage listed tropical rainforest and Kuranda.

Travelling by the scenic Train you will learn about the pioneering history of the tropical north on your trip from Cairns to Kuranda.

On your return to Cairns you will travel on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway which provides an extraordinary birds-eye-view of the rainforest.  Soar silently only meters above the rainforest canopy.

Your day in “The Village In The Rainforest”

Tour Itinerary

  • Your tour starts with a pickup from right outside your hotel.
  • Then, it’s off to to the train station first.
  • After the train, you arrive in the rainforest village of Kuranda.
  • Here you’ll have free time to explore the region further.
  • Visit the historic Kuranda markets, the Butterfly Sanctuary or Koala Gardens, all at your own pace.
  • Then return over the rainforest your journey on the breathtaking Skyrail begins.
  • At the base of the Skyrail cableway, you will meet your driver air-conditioned coach, which will take you back to your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Return Bus Transfers (from Cairns City Accommodation only)
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

What To Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash/Credit card for purchases
  • Camera, hat, sunglasses, and umbrella in the green season
  • Bottle of water

 

 

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