Cairns' Top 2‘Must Do’ Tours

Overview

Cairns’ Great Barrier Reef & Daintree Rainforest

The icons of Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, the reef and the rainforest. This great value package brings you the best of both, over two amazing days. Day 1 is the Great Barrier Reef. Spend a magical day discovering and exploring the wonders of the reef, at two separate locations. Unlimited snorkeling and a free introductory scuba dive (no experience required), with lots of inclusions. Day 2 is the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Travel in small group comfort to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. This amazing place has the oldest, continuously surviving tropical rainforest in the world, dating over 135 million years old. The two world heritage wonders, you came to see.

  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under 4, unless on a Private Charter.
  • Don’t forget to bring your swimming gear

Highlights

  • Up to 6 Hours at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Unlimited Snorkeling
  • Opportunity to try Scuba Diving for Free
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Marine Biology Presentation
  • Visit 2 Reef Sites
  • Swimming in Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Amazing Lookouts
  • Port Douglas
  • Quality Restaurant Lunch
  • Small Group Touring
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Itinerary

DAY 1. CAIRNS TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Start the day right with a breakfast bacon and egg roll, enjoyed during your trip to the Great Barrier Reef. This day tour provides you with up to 6 hours at the reef, conditions permitting, during which time you’ll visit 2 separate sites with unlimited time for snorkeling. If you require some assistance in the water, there’s non-swimmer snorkel tours held throughout the day, as well as glass bottom boat tours. (Glass bottom boat tours are weather permitting). If you want to try scuba diving for the first time, now’s your chance, with a free introductory dive.

Lunch, snacks and refreshments are served throughout the day and are included in the tour price. All food is locally sourced and prepared fresh, by the onboard chef. Soft drinks, ice-creams and other cold drinks are available for sale (at extra cost) from the on-board bar.

The interactive Marine Biology Presentation is a great way to learn about the reef. This presentation is provided by the boat’s resident, onboard expert. We do suggest applying sunscreen regularly throughout the day and sunscreen lotion is provided onboard, free of charge. All snorkel and dive equipment are included and provided for your use throughout the day, on board the boat. For those staying in the Cairns Business District area, bus transfers to and from your accommodation to the boat are included in your day trip.

DAY 2. DAINTREE RAINFOREST & CAPE TRIBULATION

From the blue, into 50 shades of green with our premium, full day Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation tour. The itinerary has been carefully crafted to showcase the best of this ancient rainforest, taking in Mossman Gorge, the Mossman and Daintree Rivers, Cape Tribulation Beach and more. You’ll be travelling in air-conditioned small group comfort and kept informed throughout the day, with commentary by your naturalist guide.

We offer pick-ups from Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. If you join us before Port Douglas, the day commences with a scenic tour along the Great Barrier Reef drive. We collect any extra guests in Port Douglas and take in the views over 4 Mile Beach, from the Flagstaff Hill lookout.

The next top is Mossman Gorge, where we have morning tea with a cold drink or local tea or coffee. As well as exploring the rainforest at Mossman Gorge, there’s also the option for a swim, before we stop for a restaurant lunch with a choice of meals available. With the engines charged, step aboard a solar powered electric boat, for a 1-hour cruise on the Daintree River. You might see crocodiles, turtles and local birdlife.

Then it’s over the Daintree River on a cable ferry crossing, and into the Daintree Rainforest. Enjoy views from scenic lookouts and learn more on a guided botanical walk, we even visit Cape Tribulation beach, which is where the reef meets the rainforest. For those with a sweet tooth we stop in at the Daintree Ice-Cream Company in the afternoon, where you can purchase locally made exotic fruit flavoured ice-creams (at extra cost). If you’re returning to Port Douglas, we’ll get you back around 5.30pm. About an hour later for guests from the Northern Beaches and Cairns.

Rates

RATES
Adult $429
Concession $419
Child $299
Family $1,249
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under 4, unless on a Private Charter.
  • The Child Price is for ages 4 – 14 with no dive inclusion.
  • Transfers for the Great Barrier Reef tour are included for Cairns City Hotels, Northern Beaches Hotels are an additional $22 per person, payable to the driver on the day of travel.

Terms and Conditions

Inclusions

What's Included

GREAT BARRIER REEF TOUR

  • All snorkel equipment hire is included in your trip.
  • One free scuba dive including scuba diving equipment hire.
  • Unlimited snorkeling at two reef locations.
  • Non-swimmer snorkel tours throughout the day, for those who require assistance in the water.
  • Glass bottom boat tours (weather permitting) are a great way to witness life beneath the waves.
  • Selection of meals and refreshments. This includes breakfast bacon and egg rolls, lunch buffet and afternoon cheese, wine and biscuits are served. Dietary requirements will be met; please advise upon booking.
  • Interactive Marine Biology Presentation, a great way to learn about the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Cairns CBD bus transfers to and from your accommodation to the boat.
  • All mandatory reef tax and fuel levies are included in the trip cost.
  • Tea and coffee served throughout the day except during journey times.
  • Sunscreen lotion is provided onboard free of charge.

DAINTREE RAINFOREST DAY TOUR

  • Full Interpretation and commentary by naturalist guides.
  • Port Douglas. Flagstaff Hill lookout with views over 4 Mile Beach.
  • Mossman Gorge. Guided walk and swim in the cool waters of Mossman River.
  • Morning Tea & Lunch. Choice of meals at lunch.
  • Daintree River Cruise. 1-hour cruise.
  • Daintree River Cable Crossing. Both ways.
  • Alexandra Lookout. Amazing photo opportunity.
  • Daintree Rainforest. Oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth.
  • Botanical Walk. Through the Daintree Rainforest.
  • Cape Tribulation Beach and Lookout. Where reef meets rainforest.
  • Attractions and all national park fees and permits as per itinerary.
  • Small Group Touring in comfortable, late model, air-conditioned vehicles.

Checklists

WHAT TO BRING

GREAT BARRIER REEF TOUR

  • Hat & sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Sun protective clothing, like a t-shirt or rash vest
  • Swimming costume & towel
  • Cash/Credit Card for drinks at the bar (soft drinks, beer, wine)
  • Camera

DAINTREE RAINFOREST DAY TOUR

  • Swimmers & towel, if you wish to swim at Mossman Gorge (subject to conditions on the day)
  • Lightweight clothing (shorts & t-shirts are fine)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • Cash for purchase at Daintree Ice-Cream Factory
  • Bottle of water, which can be topped up throughout the tour

All Inclusive Price

from $429

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