Things to do in Cairns Exploring the best of both worlds

Your first day, you will be heading to the Outer Great Barrier Reef onboard our fast catamaran “Reef Experience”.

Enjoying a more personalised, private and relaxed day as you begin your day in style in the exclusive Captains’ Wheelhouse Top Deck Lounge” to our first pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef Location.

From the moment you board until you wave goodbye, you can relax in the knowledge that we will take care of all your needs.


On day two, you will explore the oldest living tropical rainforest in the world on your second tour from Cairns.

Our tour includes the best locations such as Mossman Gorge, the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation.

Enjoy the view from spectacular lookouts, spotting crocodiles on the Daintree River, and native wildlife throughout the day.

All aboard a luxury vehicle, in a small group with a friendly, very knowledgeable guide who will explain our unique flora and fauna.

(minimum of two passengers per booking required)

Day 1 your Top Deck Reef Experience

Discover the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, your Valet caring for you in and out of the water!

Reef Experience Top Deck Inclusions

  • A private Valet assigned to you for the day
  • Personalised snorkel guide
  • Personalised guided introductory or Certified Scuba Dive (subject to medical conditions)
  • Access to the exclusive Captain’s Wheelhouse Top Deck Lounge
  • A-La-Carte breakfast served to your table
  • Lunch (Special Menu)
  • A glass of champagne, cheese and fruit plate on the return journey
  • Plunger coffee, Tea and Juices
  • Unlimited snorkelling at two sensational locations
  • Up to 6 hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Glass Bottom boat tour (combined with other passengers)
  • Marine Biologist presentation (combined with other passengers)
  • All snorkelling and diving equipment including wet suits
  • Flotation devices
  • Return inner-city bus transfers to the marina
  • All Government Reef Levies and Taxes

Reef Experience Top Deck Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience vessel at the Cairns Marlin Jetty
  • 08:00 – Depart Marlin Jetty for the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 08:30 –   à la carte breakfast served on the way out to the Outer Reef
  • 09:30 –  Arrive at our first spectacular reef site,
  • 10:30 –  Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • 12:30 –   à la carte lunch
  • 13:00 –  Cruise to our second location
  • 15:00 –  Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 –  Glass of Australian sparkling wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 16:30 –  Arrive back in Cairns

What to Bring

  • Towel
  • Swimming clothes
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Certification card if you are a certified diver
  • Cash or credit card for any extra purchases

Day 2 Your Luxury Daintree Experience

Visit the oldest living Rainforest in the world that offers an extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna.

Daintree Experience Inclusions

  • Full Interpretation and commentary by naturalist guides.
  • Port Douglas. Flagstaff Hill lookout with views over 4 Mile Beach.
  • Mossman Gorge. Guided walk and swim in the cool waters of Mossman River.
  • Morning Tea & Lunch. Choice of meals at lunch.
  • Daintree River Cruise. 1-hour cruise.
  • Daintree River Cable Crossing. Both ways.
  • Alexandra Lookout. Amazing photo opportunity.
  • Daintree Rainforest. Oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth.
  • Botanical Walk. Through the Daintree Rainforest.
  • Cape Tribulation Beach and Lookout. Where Reef meets the rainforest.
  • Attractions and all national park fees and permits as per itinerary.
  • Small Group Touring in comfortable, late model, air-conditioned vehicles.

Daintree Experience Itinerary

  • Scenic drive along one of the nicest coastal drives in Australia
  • Rex Lookout- Stunning Mountains and Ocean Views
  • Morning tea at Spectacular Mossman Gorge
  • Port Douglas – Flag Staff Hill lookout and town tour
  • Delicious a la carte lunch
  • Daintree River Cruise spotting crocodiles and other wildlife on one of the most diverse river systems in the world
  • Alexandra Lookout – breathtaking views towards the Great Dividing Range, Daintree River mouth, Snapper Island & Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Cape Tribulation – Kulki Lookout and Cape Tribulation beach “where the rainforest meets the reef.”
  • Guided Rainforest walks discovering the complex functions of a tropical mangrove, shaded by its canopy of enormous fan palms.
  • Daintree Ice Cream Company – optional and popular local stop (Own Expense)
  • Cross mighty Daintree River by cable ferry

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Water Bottle
  • Insect Repellent & Sunscreen
  • Swimmers
  • Towel

*Please note seasonal weather conditions and operational requirements may cause a variation in the tour itinerary.

*Children’s prices are for ages 4-11 years.

* Please note the Cape Tribulation tour is not suitable for children under four years


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3 Reviews for “Luxury Reef and Rainforest Getaway (2 Day)”

  1. Melania Giffard

    I booked this bundle for my family when they visited. Such great value! We had our own private guide for our day on the Reef, which was great for my nervous dad's first-time scuba diving. The VIP top deck service was so worth it. The Daintree tour was so informative and fun. Thanks to both teams.

  2. Tara F.

    We booked Reef Experience online for the reviews and value. The crew were great! very friendly and helpful. Our favourite was definitely the snorkeling and the complimentary wine! This was a very well organised trip. The lunch was absolutely delicious and all the staff were friendly. I felt safe and had an amazing time! Thank you

  3. Cindy S

    Great day with our family on the Reef with outstanding VIP service. Thank you for a great family memory.


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