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Great Barrier Reef Tour, Kuranda Train & Skyrail & The Great Outback & Tablelands with Chillagoe Caves - 3 Day Tour Package

Destination: Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda Village & Daintree & Outback & Chillagoe Caves
Duration: 3 Day Tour Package

Departs: Cairns Daily
Returns: Cairns Daily

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Great Barrier Reef Tour, Kuranda Train & Skyrail & The Great Outback & Tablelands with Chillagoe Caves - 3 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef Tour, Kuranda Train & Skyrail & The Great Outback & Tablelands with Chillagoe Caves - 3 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef Tour, Kuranda Train & Skyrail & The Great Outback & Tablelands with Chillagoe Caves - 3 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef Tour, Kuranda Train & Skyrail & The Great Outback & Tablelands with Chillagoe Caves - 3 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef Tour, Kuranda Train & Skyrail & The Great Outback & Tablelands with Chillagoe Caves - 3 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef Tour, Kuranda Train & Skyrail & The Great Outback & Tablelands with Chillagoe Caves - 3 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef Tour, Kuranda Train & Skyrail & The Great Outback & Tablelands with Chillagoe Caves - 3 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef Tour, Kuranda Train & Skyrail & The Great Outback & Tablelands with Chillagoe Caves - 3 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef Tour, Kuranda Train & Skyrail & The Great Outback & Tablelands with Chillagoe Caves - 3 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef Tour, Kuranda Train & Skyrail & The Great Outback & Tablelands with Chillagoe Caves - 3 Day Tour Package
The Package Take a 3 'separate' Day Tour package including a full day Great Barrier Reef Tour to the Outer Barrier Reef onboard the MV Evolution, a day to spend exploring Kuranda Village in the Rainforest with included Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Tour as well as a day visiting the Great Australian Outback with Granite Gorge, Chillagoe Caves with Guided Cave Tour. Your day tours can be booked in any order and do not need to be taken on consecutive days. The three separate touring areas included in this package represent some of the most popular attractions of the region.

Day 1 - Outer Barrier Reef Cruise - Brand New Evolution!Departs 8.30am (7.30am check-in)
Returns 4.30pm

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 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 for the delicious BBQ lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon, snorkelling, diving and enjoying some of the optional activities such as the semi submersible submarine tour or scenic reef helicopter flights.

There is also an option to take a Semi-Submersible Submarine tour (additional cost). From the comfort of the vessel’s brand new semi-submersible; the ‘Sub-Explorer', you will able to view spectacular coral formations and the masses of brilliantly coloured fish without getting wet. A full Great Barrier Reef commentary and fish feeding is provided on the tour. 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
  • 5 hours spent visiting 2 spectacular Outer Barrier Reef locations
  • All Snorkelling gear and flotation devices
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • Free Semi Submersible Submarine Tour
  • FREE 10 min scuba dive demonstration - (charges apply if you proceed)
  • Aussie BBQ lunch including steak, prawns, vegetarian patties and tropical salads & tropical fruits with fresh bread
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits, complimentary glass of wine, cheese & fruit platter on return journey

Day 2 - Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail Tour - Kuranda VillageDeparts 8.50am (hotel pick-ups commence from 7.15am ) ** A later Train 9.50am departure time is available on request 
Returns 4.30pm

Your day starts with a transfer from Cairns accommodation to the Freshwater Railway Station. On arrival at Freshwater Station, board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail for your journey to Kuranda. The Kuranda Scenic Rail takes approximately 1 ¾ hours as it winds its way through a tropical rainforest paradise framed by rugged mountains with waterfalls tumbling forever into deep ravines. Arrive into Kuranda Village Railway Station at approximately 10.30am.

There is 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.

After enjoying free leisure time in Kuranda Village it’s time to travel back to Cairns via another route, the world famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Board Skyrail at approximately 2.15pm to return to Cairns along the curve of the rainforest lined range. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience spans 7.5kms over Australia’s pristine tropical rainforests. You’ll glide just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest at Skyrail’s two rainforest mid-stations for the ultimate tropical rainforest experience.

The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey takes 1 ¼ hours to complete and there are Skyrail staff positioned along the route and at the rainforest stations to help you disembark and reboard your ‘gondolas’ as you travel the length of the cableway.

On completing your Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey you will arrive at Caravonica Skyrail Terminal where your coach will be waiting to transfer you back to your accommodation arriving at approximately 4.30pm.

Please note: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway will be closed for maintenance on Monday 15th October and Friday 26th October 2018.
Kuranda Scenic Rail & Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Tour Inclusions
  • Return coach transfers from Cairns City & Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail with commentary
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Free time in Kuranda Village to shop & explore

Day 3 - Outback & Chillagoe Caves TourDeparts 7.30am (hotel pick-ups commence from 7.00am )
Returns 6.30pm

Experience highlights of the Tablelands and Outback, touring paths less travelled and taking in areas less visited by taking a 4 Wheel Drive Tour of the Tablelands and Outback including a tour of the Chillagoe Mine, Chillagoe Caves, lunch at an Aussie Pub, Aboriginal Rock Art and Granite Gorge.

Your naturalist guide will collect you from Cairns City or Northern Beaches accommodation and after introductions all round, it’s time to commence your day.

Travel west as you ascend the McAllister Range and head to the first stop of the day, at Skybury Coffee Plantation, looking for many different species of bush birds, including Emus, Wedge Tail Eagles, Squatter Pigeons and Kangaroos, Frilled Neck Lizards along the way. Stop at Skybury Coffee Plantation for morning tea, served with stunning views of lush farm lands and rainforest.

From Mareeba, rolling hills rich in minerals eventually give to towering limestone karsts scattered around Chillagoe Township. Here you can delve into the rich history of the Chillagoe copper smelters, whose old chimneys dominate the western horizon. Visiting the remains of the once mighty smelters, it’s hard to imagine the hardships that our early pioneers would have faced working there. Your guide will be able to provide interesting and informative commentary, regarding the technology of mineral (copper, silver, lead and gold) smelting at the turn of the 20th century as the physical remains at the Chillagoe Smelters preserve important evidence of historic smelting processes that are rare today

After visiting the mine, it is time for a wonderful lunch at a true Australian Outback Pub, the Post Office Hotel which built back at the turn of the century. Here you can enjoy a a wonderful lunch including a choice of fish, chips & salad or homemade hamburger and chips before setting off to have a look at the historical town centre and surrounds en-route to enjoy a National Parks guided tour of the Chillagoe Caves! Descend through a narrow cave entrance into a hidden world. Discover enchanting columns, sparkling crystals and Millions of years in the making, the limestone formations and Chillagoe Caves are nothing short of spectacular. The cave tour lasts approximately an hour and is a highlight of the tour, allowing participants the chance to discover and explore highlights of the caves, showcasing an area of ecological and geological significance.

Visit the Aboriginal Rock Art and the Balancing Rock. Climb a rough track for a great photo opportunity of Balancing Rock, a spectacular limestone outcrop within the park and enjoy views of the surrounding open woodlands as you catch your breath. There’s even time for a Visit to the unique gift shop which specialises in gifts of Chillagoe marble and local Aboriginal Art.

After the cave tour, head back towards the east coast, stopping at Dimbulah for comfort stop before visiting Granite Gorge to spot wild life and enjoy some tropical fruit tasking. Formed millions of years ago by ancient volcanoes, the boulders at Granite Gorge are a natural wonder well worth a stop, Granite Gorge Nature Park affords you the opportunity to observe indigenous species, such as rock wallabies and possums in a bush setting.

All too soon it’s time to say goodbye as you make your way back down the range arriving back in Cairns to be dropped off at accommodation by approximately 6.30pm.
Outback & Chillagoe Caves Tour Inclusions:
  • Return transfers from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation
  • Travel in a Custom 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle
  • Professional, friendly naturalist tour guide
  • Morning Tea at Skybury Coffee Plantation
  • Visit to the Chillagoe Smelter and Mine
  • Lunch at an Aussie Outback Bush Pub
  • Guided Tour of Chillagoe Caves
  • Visit to Balancing Rock & Aboriginal Rock Art
  • Stop at Granite Gorge to see Wallabies & Wildlife
  • Tropical Fruit Tasting
  • Breathtaking views of North Queensland & scenic lookouts including Great Dividing Range & Kuranda Range

Rates - 3 Day Package - Valid 01st of April 2019 to 31st of March 2020
  • Adult AU$458.00 per person - Rates include AU$20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Child (aged 0 - 14 years of age) AU$274.00 per person - Rates include AU$20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 0 - 14 years of age) AU$1260.00 - Rates include AU$20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount

Please Note: All children aged 0 to 14 years of age have a seat allocated for the Chillagoe Outback Tour - please advise of Infant and / or Child ages on making a reservation so that we can ensure the appropriate child seating restraints are available.

** Current Special - Free Semi Submersible Tour when pre-booked with package **

Important Booking Notes:
Please use the Comments Box in the Booking Form when making a booking to indicate preferred dates of travel / tour order and if any Optional Diving or Optional Activities are required for Great Barrier Reef portion of the package.

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

Return coach transfers from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches are included for Kuranda Train & Skyrail & the Outback & Chillagoe Caves Tours.

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 outline any preference for tour dates and tour order
Certified Diving - Optional - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
  • 1st Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$50.00
  • 2nd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$30.00
  • 3rd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$20.00
  • Guided Certified Dives (per dive) AU$10.00 Per Dive
Introductory Diving - Optional - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
  • 1st Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$50.00
  • 2nd Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$45.00
  • 3rd Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$25.00
Coach Transfers for Reef Tour - Optional - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
  • Return coach transfers from Cairns City based accommodation – for Great Barrier Reef Tour AU$17.00 per person
  • Return coach transfers from Cairns Beaches based accommodation – for Great Barrier Reef Tour AU$24.00 per person
Optional Extras - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
  • Semi Submersible Tour AU$10.00 per person -  ** Currently included Free Of Charge
  • 10 Minute Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour AU$194.00 per person
  • Marine Biology Lesson - Premium Snorkel Tour AU$25.00 per person
  • Pre Booked Underwater Camera Hire From AU$55.00 pre booked
  • Wetsuits for Snorkelers & Introductory Divers AU$10.00 (included for Certified Divers)

Please Note: Lycra Snorkel Suits are offered Free of Charge

Important Terms & Conditions for Diving & Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • A history of asthma, diabetes, ear and sinus infections, epilepsy, heart disease, pregnancy, recent operations and other medical conditions and medications may preclude a passenger from diving
  • 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
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