Reef, Train and Skyrail

While visiting Cairns, you have to see the two most popular attractions.  Just imagine jumping in the water and suddenly finding yourself face to face with a million tropical fish.  The next day travel up a mountain to explore the tropical rainforest. Indeed, the Reef, Train and Skyrail package covers it all!

Spend the day out on the Great Barrier Reef, exploring this natural wonder.  The next day, travel up to the beautiful “Village in the Rainforest” located in Kuranda.  Journey via the iconic Scenic Kuranda Train and the Skyrail Rainforest cableway.

Cruise out to the Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a coral system spanning just over 2000km off the northeastern coast of Queensland.  With Cairns being the closest city with access, it makes perfect sense to visit the Reef while you are here!

Travel in airconditioned comfort on the fast catamaran out to the activity platform.  A Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel’s monitors during your journey to the Reef.  Learn about how the Reef came to be and what kind of Marine life you may expect to see.  The friendly crew will also provide a Snorkelling demonstration if it’s your first time. No worries!  The Crew make you feel at ease.

Once you arrive at the platform, you will have 3 hours to explore the offered activities.  We recommend pre-booking these in advance, so you don’t miss out!  Whether you want to jump right in and Snorkel away.  Or even try to blow bubbles on your first ever Scuba Dive!  There are accessible water access platforms to try both, not to mention resting platforms out in the water for you to take a break.

Not much of a swimmer?

If you don’t want to get in the water, there is plenty for you but still want to see the Reef!  The pontoon has a purpose-built underwater observatory.  It is just like an aquarium, but where you can see the Reef in its natural state.  But that is not all!  Why not join the semi-submersible tour?  Despite being small in size, it is pretty spacious.  Here you can sit underwater and look out the windows as we pass by the Reef.  With air-conditioning and more comfortable seating, it is best to see the Reef without getting wet.

You will have access to toilets and Shower/Change rooms on the spacious platform.  There are plenty of tables around the Pontoon for you to spread out on.  The sun deck, complete with sun lounges, has both shaded and un-shaded areas for you to enjoy.

This Reef tour takes you to the beautiful Moore Reef.

After all your activities, you will most certainly work up an appetite!  A delicious Buffet Lunch is served, with both Hot and Cold options available.  The lunch is catered for by a 5 Star Cairns Hotel, including Gluten-Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options.

Scuba Doo
Why not try your own underwater scooter experience with the Scuba Doo

Of course, there are many other activities available on the platform.  Perhaps you want to take to the sky on a helicopter ride over the Reef?  Or maybe would you like to go down on the Scuba Doo?  There is certainly plenty on offer.

Soon enough, you will be all tuckered out, and it will be time to head home.  Tuck into some cheese and biscuits on offer for the return journey.  Not to mention the fully equipped bar on board, so you can even pair it with some wine or a refreshing beer.

Up, Up and Away

After all your water experience, today will be spent on dry land!  It is time to venture up the mountain and discover the beautiful Kuranda Village.

Step onboard the iconic Kuranda Scenic Train, as you take the 90-minute journey through the World Heritage-listed rainforest.  From time to time, you will pass through tunnels, and trek past waterfalls and over many bridges.  The onboard commentary will take you back in time through the history of this particular rail line.

On arrival in the village, you will have an hour to explore before it is time to meet your transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park.  Set on 100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest.  This unique and award-winning Eco-friendly tourist attraction hosts an amphibious Army Duck rainforest tour included in this package.  After your Army Duck tour, it is time to head back into the village for another hour of exploring.

Eventually, it will be time to head home.  End the day with a journey back to Cairns on the breathtaking Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.  Glide metres above the rainforest canopy before descending down into the heart of the rainforest.  Stop off at Skyrail’s two mid-stations to enjoy a walk along the boardwalks.

Kuranda Train and Skyrail

Like these two locations but wanting a different Reef, Train and Skyrail experience?  Check out our Great Barrier Reef Experience and Kuranda Package instead!

Great Barrier Reef Experience and Kuranda

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FULL DAY - Departs marina at 10:30am - Returns 5:30pm




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