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Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package

Destination: Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Village via Train & Skyrail
Duration: 2 Separate Day Tours

Departs: Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches
Returns: Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches

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Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
The Package New Package! Enjoy a 2 Day Tour package including a full day Great Barrier Reef Tour to the Outer Barrier Reef onboard the MV Evolution as well as day to spend exploring Kuranda Village in the Rainforest with included Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. These two separate touring areas as included in this package represent two of the most popular attactions of the region.

Day 1 - Outer Barrier Reef Cruise - Brand New Evolution!Departs 8.30am (7.30am check-in)
Returns 5.00pm

Enjoy a day to remember on the Great Barrier Reef. Travel on a luxurious, large, modern catamaran, cruising at high speeds with a superior and comfortable ride in all weather conditions. The vessel’s professional, friendly and attentive staff will help to ensure you enjoy a safe and enjoyable fun-filled experience.

Your day tour on the Great Barrier Reef will include guided snorkeling tours with all snorkeling equipment and tuition included, a delicious BBQ Lunch including a selection of delicious, fresh local produce with steak, fish, prawns, sausages and tropical salads (vegetarians are catered for on request) and your will get to visit two Outer Barrier Reef locations in the one day!

Locations visited have been carefully selected for the clarity of the water and the abundance and diversity of marine life. Reef locations visited are, Norman, Saxon and Hastings Reefs with sites chosen by your vessel’s captain on a day by day basis, helping to afford the best protection, underwater visibility and snorkelling and diving opportunities by taking into account the day’s prevailing weather conditions.

For Snorkellers; reef snorkelling locations have been selected for their variety and bottom contours in order to provide the best experience for both beginner and experienced snorkelers. The vessel’s crew keep a constant watch over snorkeling sites both in and out of the water, making sure all passengers are able to enjoy snorkelling in perfect safety.

Introductory Divers can try Scuba diving without any previous training or experience! That’s right, even if you have never dived before and have always wished to experience firsthand the beauty of the underwater world you can arrange an Introductory dive with one of the vessel’s friendly and professional Dive Instructors (Introductory Diving is available at additional cost).

For Certified Divers there are two exclusive dive locations, with plenty of time between dives for snorkeling and relaxation. Certified divers can enjoy up to three dives on two different outer reef locations on the Great Barrier Reef. All gear and equipment is included (Certified Diving is available at additional cost).

Arrive at the first site of the day and spend up to 2 ½ hours snorkelling or diving before moving to on to the second reef location of the day and taking a break forthe delicious BBQ  lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon, snorkelling, diving and perhaps enjoying some of the available optional activities such as Introductory or Certified Diving or a great barrier scenic reef helicopter flights.

After completing your day on the Great Barrier Reef, kick back and relax on deck as the crew entertain you on the trip home, with music, fun and laughter as well as being served a complimentary glass of wine and cheese, fruit platter! Arrive back into Cairns at approximately 5.00pm
Outer Barrier Reef Cruise Inclusions:
  • Fast, modern, luxury, state-of-the-art catamaran MV Evolution 
  • 5 hours spent visiting 2 spectacular Outer Barrier Reef locations
  • All Snorkelling gear and flotation devices
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • FREE 10 min scuba dive demonstration - (charges apply if you proceed)
  • Aussie BBQ lunch including steak, fish, prawns, sausages and tropical salads (vegetarians are catered for on request)
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits, complimentary glass of wine, cheese & fruit platter on return journey

Day 2 - Kuranda Skyrail & Train Tour Tour - Kuranda VillageDeparts 10.00am (hotel pick-ups commence from 9.30am )
Returns 5.30pm 

Your coach will collect you from accommodation in Cairns City and transfer you to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Caravonica Station to board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda Village.  Along the route up to Kuranda you can alight at Skyrail’s two rainforest mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls, where you’ll explore this amazing environment from the forest floor on boardwalks, scenic look-outs and in the state-of-the-art Rainforest Interpretation Centre. Arrive into Kuranda Village and enjoy Free Time in Kuranda Village. 

Your package includes plenty of free time in Kuranda for you to explore the village. The Kuranda Markets are open 7 days a week, giving you the chance to see the local arts and crafts and do a little souvenir shopping if you wish. There are restaurants and cafes in the village where you can stop, relax and enjoy a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage. The village boasts a variety of attractions including Birdworld, The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and the Koala Gardens. There's also the option to catch a bus to Rainforestation Nature Park outside of Kuranda Village, where you can purchase a variety of activities including Wildlife Park, Army Duck Tour and Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Troupe and cultural presentations. 

After enjoying free time in Kuranda return to Cairns via Kuranda Scenic Rail *on either the 2.00pm or 3.30pm return Train from Kuranda Scenic Raiilway Station (located next door to the Skyrail Terminal) to Cairns. Enjoy the spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. This famous railway winds its way on a journey of approximately 1 & ¾ hours from Kuranda to Cairns Central Station in Cairns. Passengers are asked to make their own way from Cairns Central Station back to accommodation. 
Kuranda Scenic Rail & Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Tour Inclusions
  • One way coach transfer from Cairns City accommodation to Skyrail Terminal 
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway from Cairns to Kuranda Village 
  • Free time in Kuranda Village to shop & explore
  • Return from Kuranda Village on the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns Central Station 

Rates - 2 Day Package - Valid 01st of June 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • Adult AU$340.00 per person - Rates include AU$20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Child (aged 4 - 16 years of age) AU$200.00 per person - Rates include AU$20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 4 - 16 years of age) AU$870.00 - Rates include AU$20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount

Please Note: Infants (aged under 4 years of age travel Free Of Charge)

*** Current Special includes Semi Submersible Submarine Tour with all bookings ***

Train & Skyrail Close Out Dates:  The Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour is unavailable on the following dates:
  • Mon 08th of May through to Sun 21st of May inclusive (Skyrail Maintenance)
  • Mon 15th of May through to Sat 20th of May inclusive (KSR Scenic Railway Maintenance)
  • Mon 28th of Aug through to Sun 03rd of Sep inclusive (Skyrail Maintenance)
  • Mon 25th of December (Train & Kuranda Scenic Rail closed on Christmas Day)
  • Sun 24th of Mar through to Wed 27th of Mar inclusive (KSR - Line Closed due to flooding) 

Important Booking Notes:
Please use Booking Form's Comments Box when making a booking to indicate preferred dates of travel and tour order and let us know if any Optional Diving or Optional Activities are required.

Return coach transfers from accommodation are not included for Reef Cruise portion of package, they are available as an optional extra. Please use the Booking Form's Comment's Box to indicate if Optional Coach transfers for Great Barrier Reef are required.

A one way coach transfer from Cairns City accommodation is included with the Kuranda Skyrail & Train Tour. ** The tour finishes at Cairns Central Station at the end of the day, with guests to make own way back to accommodation. 

Tours can be booked in any order and do not have to be taken on consecutive days. Please use the Booking Form's Comments Box to tell us of your preference with regard to tour dates and preferred tour order.
Rates - 2 Day Package - Valid 01st of June 2024 to 31st of March 2025
  • Adult AU$350.00 per person - Rates include AU$20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Child (aged 4 - 16 years of age) AU$200.00 per person - Rates include AU$20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 4 - 16 years of age) AU$870.00 - Rates include AU$20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount

Please Note: Infants (aged under 4 years of age travel Free Of Charge)

*** Current Special includes Semi Submersible Submarine Tour with all bookings ***

Train & Skyrail Close Out Dates:  The Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour is unavailable on the following dates:
  • Mon 13th of May through to Sun 19th of May inclusive (Skyrail Maintenance)
  • Mon 13th of May through to Fri 17th of May (Kuranda Scenic Railway Maintenance)
  • Mon 10th of Jun through to Wed 12th of June (Kuranda Scenic Railway Maintenance)
  • Wed 04th of Sep through to Tue 10th of Sep inclusive (Skyrail Maintenance)
  • Wed 06th of Nov through to Fri 08th of Nov inclusive (Kuranda Scenic Railway Maintenance)
  • Mon 25th of December (Train & Kuranda Scenic Rail closed on Christmas Day)

Important Booking Notes:
Please use Booking Form's Comments Box when making a booking to indicate preferred dates of travel and tour order and let us know if any Optional Diving or Optional Activities are required, specifying the type of activity / or / diving, number of dives & number of particpants. 

Return coach transfers from accommodation are not included for Reef Cruise portion of package, they are available as an optional extra. Please use the Booking Form's Comment's Box to indicate if Optional Coach transfers for Great Barrier Reef are required.

A one way coach transfer from Cairns City accommodation is included with the Kuranda Skyrail & Train Tour. ** The tour finishes at Cairns Central Station at the end of the day, with guests to make own way back to accommmodation. 

Tours can be booked in any order and do not have to be taken on consecutive days. Please use the Booking Form's Comments Box to tell us of your preference with regard to tour dates and preferred tour order.
Coach Transfers From Accommodation - Optional ExtraValid 01 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • Cairns City Based Accommodation: $20.00 per person (Return)
  • Cairns Northern Beaches Based Accommodation: $29.00 per person (Return)
  • Port Douglas Based Accommodation:  AU$110.00 per person (Return - Minimum 2 Passengers)

Valid 01st of April 2024 to 31st of March 2025
  • Cairns City Coach Transfers (return) AU$23.00 per person
  • Cairns Northern Beaches & Outer City Coach Transfers (return) AU$34.00 per person
  • Port Douglas Coach Transfers (return) AU$99.00 per person - Min 2 persons 
Optional Marine Biologist Snorkelling TourValid 01 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • Marine Biologist Snorkelling Tour  AU$35.00

Valid 01 Apr 2024 to 31 Mar 2025
  • Marine Biologist Snorkelling Tour  AU$45.00
Optional Diving Rates - Certified DiversValid 01 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • 1st Certified Dive (includes all Dive Equipment) AU$80.00 ** Must be Pre Booked 
  • 2nd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$60.00
  • 3rd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$45.00
  • Guided Certified Dives (per dive) AU$20.00 Per Dive (1st Dive) AU$10.00 Per Dive (for Subsequent Dives)

Valid 01st of April 2024 to 31st of March 2025
  • 1st Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$80.00 ** Must be Pre Booked
  • 2nd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$60.00
  • 3rd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$45.00
  • Guided Certified Dives (per dive) AU$20.00 Per Dive 1st Dive AU$10.00 Additional Dives

Important Information for Diving & Snorkelling Each diver is required by Queensland Government regulation to complete a statutory medical declaration form before partaking in any in-water activities. It is also recommended that the diver does not fly within 24 hours of the last dive. Please be aware that snorkelling may be a strenuous activity, any existing medical conditions should be considered prior to snorkelling. Buoyancy vests are available on board the vessels. 
Optional Diving Rates - Introductory DiversValid 01 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • 1st Introductory Dive (includes Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$80.00 ** Must be Pre Booked 
  • 2nd Introductory Dive (Includes Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$60.00
  • 3rd Introductory Dive (Includes Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$45.00

Valid 01st of April 2024 to 31st of March 2025
  • 1st Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$80.00 ** Must be Pre Booked
  • 2nd Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$60.00
  • 3rd Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$45.00

Important Information for Diving & Snorkelling Each diver is required by Queensland Government regulation to complete a statutory medical declaration form before partaking in any in-water activities. It is also recommended that the diver does not fly within 24 hours of the last dive. Please be aware that snorkelling may be a strenuous activity, any existing medical conditions should be considered prior to snorkelling. Buoyancy vests are available on board the vessels.
Optional 10 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter FlightValid 01 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • 10 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight AU$199.00

Valid 01 Apr 2024 to 31 Mar 2025
  • 10 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight AU$199.00
Additional Costs - Optional Extras

Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024

  • Guided Dives AU$20.00 per dive 1st Dive / AU$10.00 per Dive for additional Guided Dives
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour AU$35.00
  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire From AU$55.00
  • Wetsuit Hire for Snorkellers & Introductory Divers AU$10.00
  • Lycra Snorkel Suits Included Free of Charge / FOC


Valid 01st of April 2024 to 31st of March 2025

  • Guided Dives AU$20.00 per dive 1st Dive / AU$10.00 per Dive for additional Guided Dives
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour AU$45.00
  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire From AU$65.00
  • Wetsuit Hire for Snorkellers & Introductory Divers AU$10.00
  • Lycra Snorkel Suits Included Free of Charge / FOC *
**Important Terms & Conditions for Diving & Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Flights 
  • A history of asthma, diabetes, ear and sinus infections, epilepsy, heart disease, pregnancy, recent operations and other ongoing medical conditions will preclude a passenger from diving without prior clearance from a dive doctor with an AS4005.1 Compliance
  • On board you will be asked to fill out a "Snorkel/Diving Medical Declaration". This is done to ensure your safety and our professionalism in maintaining the highest safety standards and complying with Australian regulations. Some medical conditions may restrict your diving and snorkelling in Australia
  • Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card / dive certification or Diver’s Log Book
  • It is recommended that you do not fly within 24hours of last dive.
  • No refund for incomplete dives
  • Cruise and Diving are weather permitting and all activities are undertaken at Captain’s discretion
  • Semi Submersible Submarine tours operate subject to weather conditions
  • The maximum single seat payload for Helicopter Flights is 130KG.  For passengers exceeding 130KG, aircraft seating four or more (4+) passengers are required for private charters and for listed tours and packages: an additional seat at 50% of ticket price may need to be purchased for passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance. 

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