Cairns ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Experience combines two premier Cairns day tours highlighting the best of Tropical North Queensland s attractions.

DAY ONE of this two day Reef and Rainforest experience you will travel to the Outer Great Barrier Reef onboard ‘Reef Experience’, spending the day relaxing, snorkelling, scuba diving and glass-bottom boat touring amongst natures coral paradise.

DAY TWO you’ll see the rainforest from every angle, including a ride on Kuranda’s historical Scenic Rainforest Railway, a visit to ‘Rainforestation Nature Park’ where you’ll enjoy a wildlife tour, Army Duck boat tour through the rainforest and Aboriginal dancing and Koala Park  before travelling back to Cairns gliding above the rainforest aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Included in your Reef Experience

  • Visit two Outer Barrier Reef locations with unlimited snorkelling!
  • Try a certified or resort scuba dive for free* (Subject to Medical Fitness)
  • All snorkelling & scuba diving equipment & tuition
  • Glass bottom boat tour (weather permitting)
  • BBQ breakfast roll & fruit platters
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch prepared fresh at the reef
  • Afternoon glass of wine, cheese & biscuits
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Marine Biology Presentation
  • Transfers to and from the marina if you are staying in the Cairns business area
  • All Reef Levies and Taxes

Your Reef Experience Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns
  • 08:00 – Departure Marlin Jetty for the trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 08:30 – Tropical breakfast served on the way out to the Outer Reef. On the way, a detailed dive & snorkelling briefing will be given
  • 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel & dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams, turtles, moray eels and huge Cod.
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat tour (weather permitting)
  • 12:30 – BBQ Lunch with fresh salads
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in it’s shallow lagoons
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

what to Bring

  • Towel
  • Hat Suncream
  • Tour Voucher
  • Cash/Creditcard for extra purchases
  • Certification card if you are a certified scuba diver
  • Dive Medical From Doctor if required

Included in your Rainforest Experience (CKB)

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Kuranda rainforest village
  • Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Army Duck Tour
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Learn to throw a Boomerang
  • Spear Throwing and Didgeridoo Demonstration
  • Delicious buffet lunch
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway tour including lookout stops
  • Return coach transfers from Cairns City Accommodation


0715 – Coach Pickup from your accommodation and transfer to the freshwater station 0845 – Board Kuranda Scenic Railway. 1015 – Arrive at Kuranda Railway Station and time to wander through Kuranda Village 1145 – Transfer by bus to Rainforestation Nature Park 1200 – BBQ Lunch – delicious hot buffet and a wide selection of salads 1300 – Army Duck Rainforest Tour 1400 – Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience 1430 – Dreamtime Walk guide (includes boomerang throwing, spear throwing & didgeridoo demonstrations) 1500 – Koala and Wildlife Park 1545 – Transfer to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Kuranda Terminal 1715 – Your coach will be at the Caravonica Skyrail Terminal to transfer you to your Accommodation

Note – this Reef and Rainforest Experience package does not include overnight accommodation, evening meals or breakfast on the second day.

*Please read the terms and conditions of each tour. Some medical conditions and/or medications may prevent from participation in scuba diving activities.
Children’s prices are for ages 4-11 years. Family prices are for 2 adults + 2 children age 4-11 years.

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