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

Destination: Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Village and Rainforest
Duration: 2 Separate Days Touring

Departs: Cairns Daily from approximately 9.00am (check-in 8.30am)
Returns: Cairns Daily from 5.30pm

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Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Rainforest Deluxe Tour - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Rainforest Deluxe Tour - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Rainforest Deluxe Tour - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Rainforest Deluxe Tour - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Rainforest Deluxe Tour - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Rainforest Deluxe Tour - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Rainforest Deluxe Tour - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Rainforest Deluxe Tour - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Rainforest Deluxe Tour - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Rainforest Deluxe Tour - 2 Day Tour Package
The PackageEnjoy the best of the Outer Barrier Reef & Rainforest with two day tours showcasing the best of the Great Barrier Reef with Marine World Pontoon Tour and Rainforest via Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Day 1 – Marine World Outer Barrier Reef Tour

Departs 9.00am (8.15am check-in)
Returns 5.30pm

Your Marine World Great Barrier Reef Tour will include the option to make your own way to the Reef Fleet Terminal on the corner of Spence Street & Cairns Esplanade for check-in or to take the optional return coach transfers from Cairns City accommodation.

Your destination for the day is the Moore Reef located Marine World Pontoon. A Pontoon offers participants a floating ‘island’ allowing for un-paralleled access to a fabulous reef location and is a perfect option for those with ‘no sea legs’, as whilst the pontoon moves in the water, you can’t really feel any movement.

Stable, spacious and well appointed, your pontoon offers 3 levels; a top level ‘sun deck’ replete with sun lounges and an ocean view , a shaded middle deck with showers, change rooms, bar, undercover seating area for lunch and all important ‘water access’ stairs leading straight out to shallow snorkelling areas and the lower deck houses the Pontoon’s ‘Under Water Observatory’ via railed stairs which allow for reef viewing throughout the day via viewing windows that look out at the reef underwater!

Your Marine World Outer Barrier Reef Tour includes 5 hours of free time on the Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon and includes, all Snorkelling Equipment & Instruction, the use of Buoyancy Vests and Flotation Aids, Semi-Submersible Submarine Tours and Glass Bottom Boat Tours with informative commentary, Underwater Observatory and catering for the day including a Buffet Lunch and Morning & Afternoon Teas!

Not only does Marine World offer those who might not want to get into the water the best opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef via the Semi-Submersible Submarine Tours, Glass Bottom Boat Tours and the Underwater Observatory – it is also a fabulous option for families travelling with persons of mixed levels of experience as snorkelers; perfect for those who might be ultimate beginners and perfect for those who are more advanced, as the optional Snorkelling & Diving activities allow for some of the best Snorkelling on offer as well as experienced Snorkellers and Divers!

Apart from your package's included activities there is also the option to upgrade to do additional activities! There is Certified Diving for experienced & licenced Certified Divers, Introductory Diving for novice Divers (no licence required) as well as Marine Biologist led Guided Snorkel Tours (an easy, half hour tour in the shallow coral lagoon located directly off the pontoon. This tour allows participants to learn about the reef, see coloured reef fish and interact with your Marine Biologist as they point out different species of marine life and corals). There is also the superb, Guided Snorkel Safari (which takes participants via a tender over to the ‘windward’ side of the reef where they can ‘drift snorkel’ with the current in more oxygenated waters back to the pontoon. The Guided Snorkel Safari is of 50 minutes duration and will allow participants to see schools of larger fish, reef sharks and many different types of coral).

Your Marine World Outer Barrier Reef Tour departs from Cairns at 9.00am (check-ins commence from 8.15am) and returns into Cairns at 5.30pm

Day 2 – Kuranda Ultimate Tour via Kuranda Scenic Rail, Skyrail, Rainforestation including BBQ Lunch, Army Duck Tour & Wildlife Park

Departs 8.30am (pick-ups commence from 7.15am)
Returns 5.30pm

Your Kuranda Ultimate day tour commences with a collection from your accommodation in Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches before you are taken to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a breathtaking one and a half hour journey through the rainforest clad mountains and stunning Barron River Gorge where eventually you will arrive into tropical Kuranda Village Station. Once in Kuranda you can enjoy some free time to explore the quaint village like atmosphere including the world famous Kuranda markets.

Entry and a guided tour of the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary which is located in the heart of the village is also included. Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies that are hand reared on the premises. All are local rainforest species, including an iconic Kuranda butterfly, the electric blue Ulysses Butterfly, and the majestic fluoro green and yellow Cairns Birdwing.

After enjoying your free time inclusion in Kuranda Village, it’s on to Rainforestation Nature Park, boasting 40 hectares of gardens and rainforest set amidst World Heritage Rainforest. Here a collection of unique experiences awaits you. Ride an amphibious Army Duck through the rainforest, where an experienced driver/guide will explain the mysteries of the ancient ferns and trees and spot a variety of native fauna normally difficult to see. Meander through the Tropical Fruit Orchard featuring over 40 local and international exotic, tropical fruit trees. Visit the Koala and Wildlife Park and come face to face with Crocodiles, hand feed Barramundi, Kangaroos and Wallabies. There is also the opportunity to view other native species, including Rainforest Pythons, Cassowaries and Dingoes. You may also take the opportunity to cuddle a Koala and have your photograph taken (optional expense).

In the rainforest amphitheatre witness the dynamic performance of the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers. The amphitheatre is a totally natural setting - no special effect or lighting is used - the rainforest serves as the theatre walls and the sounds of the forest and the didgeridoo create the backing music! The Dreamtime Walk provides a comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal and Island culture and history with practical experiences including boomerang lessons and spear throwing.

Included in your day is a delicious tropical BBQ lunch, which includes a hot buffet selection as well as a wide selection of salads, cheeses and tropical fruits.

At the end of your fun filled experience e at Rainforestation Nature Park you will return to Cairns from Kuranda Village via the Skyrail ‘Rainforest Cableway’! Here you will enjoy a bird’s eye view of pristine World Heritage Rainforest with two stops at Barron Falls and Red Peak stations. At each stop the friendly Skyrail staff will help you disembark your Gondolas to enjoy the spectacular boardwalks that descend into the pristine rainforest. The Skyrail Cableway journey takes just over an hour to complete with plenty of time to enjoy stops at the rainforest stations along the route.

At the end of your journey, an air-conditioned coach awaits you, to transfer you back to accommodation after an enjoyable day! Arrive back into Cairns at approximately 5.00pm
Great Barrier Reef Tour Includes
  • Return Catamaran transfers from Cairns to Marine World Pontoon on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Morning & afternoon teas
  • Informative reef presentation by Marine Naturalist
  • Hot & cold tropical smorgasbord Buffet Lunch
  • All snorkelling equipment provided
  • Qualified snorkelling safety offices on hand
  • Underwater Observatory fish feeding and coral viewing
  • Semi-submersible Submarine coral viewing tours with Interactive Commentary
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours with Interactive Commentary
  • Dedicated Infant’s Swimming Enclosure
  • Option to 'self check-in' at Cairns Marinas or take optional return coach transfers from Cairns City & Cairns Northern Accommodation 
Rainforest Tour Includes
  • Coach Transfers from Cairns City accommodation (or Palm Cove) 
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway journey
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • Entry and Guided Tour of Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park.
  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour
  • Tropical Fruit Orchard
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience & Dreamtime Walk
  • BBQ Lunch with delicious hot buffet & selection of salads, cheeses & fruits
  • Koala & Wildlife Park (opportunity to have your photograph taken cuddling a koala - optional extra)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over World Heritage Rainforest
  • Stops at Barron Falls and Red Peak Stations

Rates - Valid 01 April 2024 to 31 March 2025
  • Adult AU$574.00
  • Child (Child age 4 – 14 years) AU$294.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children Aged 4 – 14 years) AU$1452.00

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

Train & Skyrail Close Out Dates:  The Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Deluxe 2 Day Package Tour is unavailable on the following dates:
  • TBA 

***  Please contact us to discuss alternate itinerary options (at a reduced rate) for these dates if required*** 

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 Coach Transfers for the Great Barrier Reef Tour are required.

Return coach transfers from Cairns City accommodation are included for the Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour.

Return coach transfers from accommodation are not included for the Great Barrier 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 Tour are required.

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.

Please also advise of any special catering requirements, as special dietary requirements can be catered for on request.
Optional Coach Transfers - From Cairns City Accommodation Valid 01 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • Adult AU$25.00 per person (return)
  • Child (Child age 4 – 14 years) AU$16.00 per person (return)
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children Aged 4 – 14 years) AU$70.00 per family (return)

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

Valid 01 Apr 2024 to 31 Mar 2025
  • Adult AU$30.00 per person (return)
  • Child (Child age 4 – 14 years) AU$20.00 per person (return)
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children Aged 4 – 14 years) AU$80.00 per family (return)

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

Important Booking Notes Please note the Kuranda Ultimate Experience Tour includes return coach transfers from Cairns City Based Accommodation. The Great Barrier Reef Tour portion of the package does not include coach transfers but offers them as an option in addition to the package rates

Please specify in the Booking Form's Comments Box on making a reservation if happy to make own way / self check-in for Great Barrier Reef Tour or if you require optional return coach transfers from Cairns City accommodation for the Great Barrier Reef Tour.
Optional Coach Transfers - From Palm Cove AccommodationValid 01 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • Adult AU$69.00 per person (return)
  • Child (Child age 4 – 14 years) AU$44.00 per person (return)
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children Aged 4 – 14 years) AU$200.00 per family (return)

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

Valid 01 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • Adult AU$80.00 per person (return)
  • Child (Child age 4 – 14 years) AU$53.00 per person (return)
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children Aged 4 – 14 years) AU$228.00 per family (return)

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

Important Booking Notes Please note the Kuranda Ultimate Experience Tour includes return coach transfers from Cairns City Based Accommodation. The Great Barrier Reef Tour portion of the package does not include coach transfers but offers them as an option in addition to the package rates.

Adding in Optional Coach Transfers from Palm Cove Accommodation for the Great Barrier Reef Tour also includes / upgrades the package to include Optional Coach Transfers from Palm Cove Accommodation for the Kurance Ultimate Experience Tour. 

Please specify in the Booking Form's Comments Box on making a reservation if happy to make own way / self check-in for Great Barrier Reef Tour or if you require optional return coach transfers from Cairns City accommodation for the Great Barrier Reef Tour.
What to BringReef Day Tour: Bring personal items for the day including towel, swimsuit, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, hat & spending money for the addition purchase of snacks, drinks, optional activities and souvenirs.

Rainforest Day Tour: wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, wear shoes or sandals that are suitable for walking, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and spending money for the purchase of drinks and souvenirs in Kuranda Village.
Important Notes
  • Tour days can be taken in either order and do not need to be consecutive - Please specify your preference in Comments Box
  • Coach transfers included in Rainforest Day and optional for Reef Day - Please specify your preference for 'self check-in' or return coach transers from Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation for Reef Day in Comments Box
  • Rates include all Taxes & Levies
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