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Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour - 2 Day Package

Destination: Great Barrier Reef Tour & Kuranda Village Train & Skyrail Tour Package
Duration: 2 Day Tour Package

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

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Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour - 2 Day Package
  • Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour - 2 Day Package
  • Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour - 2 Day Package
  • Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour - 2 Day Package
  • Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour - 2 Day Package
  • Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour - 2 Day Package
  • Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour - 2 Day Package
  • Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour - 2 Day Package
  • Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour - 2 Day Package
  • Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour & Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour - 2 Day Package
The Tour Day 1 Silverswift is a modern, spacious, state of the art high speed catamaran that offers superb comforts with spacious deck areas, hot freshwater showers, comfortable indoor air conditioned cabin areas that offers discerning passengers a smooth journey (travelling at up to 32 knots), allowing easy access to some of the best sites on offer, on the Outer Barrier Reef, from the port of Cairns.

A day out on Silverswift will allow lucky participants to visit three different outer reef sites! Here you will enjoy up to 5 hours with plenty of 'in water time' allowing you to explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine life at a choice of reef sites, including Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and Thetford Reefs. Sites are specially selected to allow for unlimited adventure snorkelling and diving! The vessel also allows passengers the option to upgrade, to include Introductory Diving (no experience necessary) and Certified Diving (for those who hold Open Water Dive Certification).

Silverswift departs Cairns Marinas at 8.30am on a daily basis, with a check-in at 7.30am. On the way out to the Outer Barrier Reef, Silverswift's friendly and professional crew will hold snorkelling and safely demonstrations, talk to passengers about their day and all that is on offer. Morning tea is served enroute to the first site of the day, on the Outer Barrier Reef.

Your day will include a superb buffet lunch with hot and cold menu selection, fresh salads and tropical fruits, bread rolls and tea and coffee. Being out on the Great Barrier Reef enjoying the sun and fresh air is sure to encourage a healthy appetite and Silverswift definitely delivers!

The vessel also boasts large and spacious sundeck areas, change rooms and a licensed bar. The large dive and snorkel platform provides easy water access for all water activities and the state-of-the-art ride control system helps ensure a smooth journey in all weather conditions.

Silverswift is an adventure snorkeller and diver's delight, no crowds, no glass bottom boat or semisubmersible craft in sight, this tour is best suited for those who really want to see the best of the Great Barrier Reef, up close and personal and in the water! Even if you have not snorkelled previously, or are a complete novice, as long as you are comfortable in the water, Silverswift's crew are patient, will offer tips and guided snorkel tours and flotation jackets are available! All you need is to have is a spirit of adventure and be somewhat comfortable in water! The crew will take care of the rest from there!

More experienced Snorkellers or Certified Divers, this vessel is definitely a good choice for you. Offering smaller passenger numbers, a great dive deck with excellent water access, good equipment levels and 3 stunning sites visited daily, chosen around prevailing weather conditions all combine to offer a perfect day on the Great Barrier Reef!

Day 2 Your day starts with coach pick-up from Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation to transfer you to Freshwater Station, to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Today you will enjoy taking a spectacular journey with sublime views of dense World Heritage rainforest with steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls along the route, through the Barron Gorge. This world famous railway winds its way on a journey of approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from Cairns to Kuranda, a small village in the heart of the rainforest.

Your journey includes commentary and all passengers receive a guide booklet which includes information on the history of the railway’s construction, a trip map and a map of Kuranda Village. On reaching Kuranda Village, disembark the train and spend some free time enjoying a varied assortment of interesting attractions and unique market style shopping experiences. Kuranda also boasts an impressive assortment of eateries, catering to all tastes and dietary requirements. As Kuranda Village has always been renown for its alternate lifestyle seekers, there's food from small producers as well as a good variety of vegetarian eateries and international foods. Lunch is at own expense, but the beauty of this package participants can choose where to eat, what to eat and how much they'd like to spend!

For your return journey, you will join the iconic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Your package includes a choice of 12.45p, 1.45pm & 2.45pm return Skyrail return time, allowing flexibility and a choice of amount of time spent in Kuranda Village. Also allowing for passengers will an afternoon or early evening flight out of Cairns, the opportunity to enjoy doing a 2 day package, allowing to time constraints.

The Skyrail is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia’s World Heritage listed tropical rainforest. Skyrail's gondolas glide just metres above the canopy in safe, modern and comfortable gondola cabins, enjoying spectacular views of the rainforest, the tropical city of Cairns, the azure blue Coral Sea and the lush Atherton Tablelands and Highlands.

Along the route, participants can stop at the two rainforest mid-stations, at Red Peak and at Barron Falls, providing the opportunity to explore and learn about this ancient environment with Ranger guided boardwalk tours and at the Skyrail's Rainforest Interpretation Centre.

At the end of the day, arrive at the bottom of the Skyrail Terminal at Caravonica to be met by your coach and transfer back to Cairns and Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation. Drop off times vary, dependant on your selected Skyrail return time.

Please Note: Tour can be done in reverse order and does not need to be done or undertaken over consecutive days. If intending on doing any Diving, Certified or Introductory Diving on the Great Barrier Reef Tour, the tour should be booked as Kuranda Train & Skyrail day first, and Great Barrier Reef last, due to altitude and fly before diving recommendations.
Package Includes Your Silverswift Day Includes
  • Return Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour & Cruise from Cairns
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • A delicious hot and cold tropical buffet lunch 
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • Lycra protection suits 
  • A snorkel briefing at each site
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • All equipment for divers provided including wetsuit
  • A guided snorkel tour with marine naturalist 
  • Prescription masks available at no additional cost.
  • Silverswift departs daily from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.30am (checkin by 8.00am) and returns at 4.30pm.

Your Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Journey includes
  • Return accommodation transfers from Cairns or Northern Beaches (excludes Holloways, Yorkey's or Machans Beach)
  • Historic Kuranda Scenic Railway from Freshwater Heritage Station to Kuranda Village 
  • Commentary on rail journey with information guide on the history of the railways' construction, a trip map and a map of Kuranda
  • Free time to shop, explore, have lunch and visit a multitude of Kuranda Village's many attractions 
  • Return from Kuranda Village on the retur with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey from Kuranda to Skyrail’s Caravonica station
  • Stop along the route at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway's two rainforest mid-stations stops at Red Peak and Barron Falls
  • Ranger guided boardwalk tour and Rainforest Interpretation Centre with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 
  • Choice of 12.45pm, 1.45pm or 2.45pm Skyrail Return times from Kuranda Village with connecting coach transfers

Rates - From Cairns City Accommodation - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
  • Adult AU$342.20 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Child (Aged 4 -14 years) AU$228.00 + $6.50 per person Government Reef Tax

Please Note: Package rates are based on self check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns for the Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour - Coach transfers from Cairns City based accommodation for the Kuranda Train & Skyrail sector of the package are included in package rates.

Please use the Booking Form's Comments Box to indicate if Optional Return Coach Transfers are required for Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour on making a reservation.

Rates - From Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
  • Adult AU$346.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Child (Aged 4 -14 years) AU$231.00 + $6.50 per person Government Reef Tax

Please note: Package rates are based on self check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns for the Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour - Coach transfers from Cairns City based accommodation for the Kuranda Train & Skyrail sector of the package are included in package rates.

Please use the Booking Form's Comments Box to indicate if Optional Return Coach Transfers are required for Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour on making a reservation.
Rates - Optional Coach Transfers for Silverswift Outer Reef Tour - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020Return Coach Transfers for Silverswift Outer Reef Tour from Cairns City Accommmodation
  • Adult AU$27.00
  • Child (Aged 4 -14 years of age) AU$25.00

Return Coach Transfers for Silverswift Outer Reef Tour from Cairns Northern Beaches Accommmodation
  • Adult AU$33.00
  • Child (Aged 4 -14 years of age) AU$33.00
Introductory Diving - Optional - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
  • 1st Introductory Dive - Includes Full Gear Hire & Instruction AU$81.00 per person (includes full gear hire, instruction & dive guide)
  • 2nd Introductory Dive - Includes Full Gear Hire & Instruction AU$72.00 per person (includes full gear hire, instruction & dive guide)

Diving Terms & Conditions The minimum age for Introductory Scuba Diving is 12 years. Certain medical conditions including a history of asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure, pregnancy, medications and height restrictions may preclude some people from participating in diving activities. For further advice, please contact our office.

After a single dive a wait of 12 hours is recommended before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater. If doing multiple dives an interval of 24 hours before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater is suggested.
Certified Diving - Optional - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
  • 1st Certified Dive - Includes Full Gear Hire & Dive Guide AU$$60.00
  • 2nd  Certified Dive - Includes Full Gear Hire & Dive Guide AU$$25.00
  • 3rd Certified Dive - Includes Full Gear Hire & Dive Guide AU$$20.00

Diving Terms & Conditions The minimum age for Introductory Scuba Diving is 12 years. Certain medical conditions including a history of asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure, pregnancy, medications and height restrictions may preclude some people from participating in diving activities. For further advice, please contact our office.

After a single dive a wait of 12 hours is recommended before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater. If doing multiple dives an interval of 24 hours before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater is suggested.


Important Booking Notes: On booking this package, please indicate using the Booking Form's Comments Box if you require any particular date order, e.g. Silverswift first, Train & Skyrail Tour second and provide preferred date order, as the tours can be undertaken over 2 days, over consecutive dates or can be undertaken over non consecutive dates of travel.

Please indicate your preferred Skyrail Rainforest Cableway return time, e.g. 12.45pm, 1.45pm or 2.45.pm time in Booking Form's Comments Box.

Please advise if any additional Optional Diving Activities are required in the 'Comments Box' of the Booking Form. e.g. additional Certified Dives or Introductory Dives - specifying the type and number of dives required for each participant.

Package rates are based on self check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal for Silversift Outer Barrier Reef Tour.  Please advise if the Optional Return Coach Transfers from Cairns City or from Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation are required for Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour are required or if wanting to self check-in at the Marinas & Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns City.

Return coach transfers for the Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour are included for the Kuranda Train & Skyrail portion of the package. 
Diving & General Terms & Conditions Diving & Altitude: If only one dive is undertaken, then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying or going up to an altitude of 300 metres or greater. If doing multiple dives, an interval of 24 hours is recommended. Other activities to avoid in this period are sky diving, hot air ballooning and going to Kuranda Village on the Tablelands. If booking the package as 'consecutive day tours' and intending on diving, you will need to do the Kuranda Train & Skyrail Day Tour first and then Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tour on the second or last day. 

General Conditions
  • Child age is 4 -14 years; children aged under 4 years of age travel free of charge 
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years. Medical conditions apply
  • Introductory Diving is subject to completing and passing a Dive Medical Questionnaire onboard as certain medical conditions including but not limited to asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure, pregnancy etc. may preclude participation in diving activities
  • All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.
  • Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax. Prices valid to 31 March 2020


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