Enjoy all-inclusive Cairns touring at its best, featuring Cape Tribulation, the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island, Kuranda, Special Waterfront Lunch, magnificent cruises and more meals. 6 days in Cairns with flights, tropical north Queensland luxury touring, 3 cruises, scenic railway, skyrail, accommodation, meals and transfers. Enjoy a special waterfront lunch, a cruise of Cairns Harbour, the famous Kuranda scenic railway and skyrail, a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef and a luxury coach tour to the World Heritage Daintree region and Cape Tribulation. Enjoy a cruise on the wildlife laden Daintree River and a tour of the rainforest in an amphibious duck. Themes include: Queensland, Departs from Cairns, Luxury Coach, Returns from Cairns. + Show more
3 Cruises: Daintree River, Green Island & Cairns Harbour
Special Waterfront Lunch
Great Barrier Reef Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail Cableway
Army Duck Tour & Cruise
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Airport Transfers
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants and attractions in Queensland
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DAY 1 Welcome to Cairns
Feel the warmth of Tropical North Queensland, as you arrive smell the sweet scent of the wet tropics and see expansive mangroves on your way into Cairns. You will be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Cairns.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, Overnight Cairns Accommodation.
DAY 2 Cairns Harbour Cruise &, Special Lunch
Cairns is set on the azure waters of the Coral Sea and Trinity Inlet, a magnificent tidal estuary with waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves with a rich diverse wildlife and stunning scenery. You will be picked-up from your hotel, travel through Cairns and be transferred to the boat harbour to join this amazing 2 hour cruise of Trinity Inlet, the picturesque wilderness right on Cairns doorstep. Relax on this scenic calm water cruise whilst crocodile and bird spotting, learn about the life of a crocodile (including their breeding habits with the chance of seeing crocodiles basking on the muddy banks in their natural habitat). Cruise along the Cairns harbour waterfront learning about the points of interest and the history of the harbour, enjoy the incredible scenery of the estuary, mangroves, rainforest and mountains. Morning tea is included. Your comfortable, air-conditioned vessel has a fully licensed bar with snacks available.
Your appetite is sure to be strong following your relaxing cruise and the fresh sea air. Enjoy your Special Waterfront Lunch at one of Cairns’ best restaurants - serving the finest steaks from the grill, fresh local seafood, delicious pastas and tasty specialist foods. This absolute waterfront venue has some of the best food in Cairns and an informal cool tropical atmosphere making your Cairns Special Lunch truly memorable.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Harbour Cruise, Morning Tea, Special Cruise Lunch, Overnight Cairns Accommodation.
DAY 3 Kuranda Scenic Railway, Rainforest Tour, Skyrail Cableway
The charming tropical village of Kuranda is set in the World Heritage Listed lush emerald Wet Tropics Rainforest. It is famous for its bohemian atmosphere, vibrant markets, cafes, galleries, shops and butterfly sanctuary. The surrounding Barron Gorge National Park features a thriving and ancient rainforest jungle, Barron River and breathtaking Barron Gorge with its cascading, thundering waterfall.
Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned luxury coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the onboard full commentary throughout the day. Journey up on to Kuranda on the historic Scenic Railway through the tropical rainforest jungle, over steep ravines and gorges and directly past picturesque waterfalls. Experience an up-close tour of the ancient rainforest and river system on-board an amphibious duck. Explore Kuranda the village in the rainforest. Travel back down, gliding just above the rainforest canopy and gorges in a Skyrail Rainforest Cableway gondola.
This famous Kuranda Scenic Railway is a remarkable journey providing unsurpassed views of thick rainforest, steep ravines, picturesque waterfalls and gorges en route to Kuranda in the Atherton Tablelands. Construction started in 1882 and it is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Hundreds of men built the 15 handmade tunnels and 37 bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of tropical North Queensland. Rising from sea level to 328m, the nearly 2 hour journey from Cairns to Kuranda passes through World Heritage protected tropical rainforest, awesome Barron Gorge National Park, Barron River and Stoney Creek. Upon reaching the village of Kuranda a rich assortment of fascinating touring and unique shopping experiences awaits you. Explore the depths of the rainforest using the most appropriate transport - an amphibious World War II Army Duck with 6 wheel drive for the forest floor and a propeller and rudder for cruising the waterways. The rainforest is very ancient and complex, with some primitive plants like tree ferns dating back over 150 million years. On our unforgettable 45 minute rainforest tour, you will see and learn about massive butterflies, ferns, orchids, strangler figs, stinging trees, azure coloured kingfisher and a host of other plants, animals and reptiles. After splashing into the waterway with propeller engaged, your Army Duck cruises up to the water's edge whilst turtles, fish and eels swim up close (look out for water dragons and pythons). Today we also visit a tropical fruit orchard growing more than 60 different types of delicious tropical fruits. Spend time at your leisure wandering through the picturesque forest village with its bohemian atmosphere, cafes and famous markets featuring impressive local arts and crafts. Board your Skyrail Rainforest Cableway gondola with remarkable views of Cairns, the lush tableland region, distant mountain ranges and right out to the turquoise Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef. Start your journey back down gliding 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 at Barron Falls and Red Peak (alight here onto rainforest boardwalks, interpretive information available through short guided boardwalk tours and an interpretive centre). Travel above Barron Gorge National Park and dense World Heritage listed rainforest. As your coach finally takes you back to your hotel, you will have experienced a day filled with new memories to treasure forever.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Return Transfer, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Army Duck Rainforest Tour, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Overnight Cairns Accommodation.
DAY 4 Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Green Island & Cairns Coach Tour
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's most spectacular natural features, an amazing underwater world of breathtaking beauty. The reef is alive with an abundance of colourful and exotic marine life, including multi-hued angelfish, vivid-yellow butterfly fish and the clown fish of ‘Finding Nemo’ fame. Visit the beautiful idyllic coral cay of Green Island located right within the Great Barrier Reef itself. The island is an Eden of tropical rainforest, stunning white-sand beaches surrounded by magnificent technicoloured reefs teeming with diverse and wonderful marine life. You'll explore these balmy, clear waters, discovering this extraordinary underwater wonderland, your companions being huge shoals of multi-coloured damselfish, graceful butterfly fish, hawksbill turtles and charming dolphins. The islands interior is a wonderland of pristine rainforest, lush, green and verdant. You'll enjoy exciting and memorable experiences here, such as the glass-bottomed boat tour or snorkelling, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Cruise across the Coral Sea to Green Island in the comfort of your modern air-conditioned catamaran, enjoying an onboard briefing about the day's activities and options. View the coral reef and tropical fish from the comfort of the semi-submarine or the glass bottom boat or alternatively snorkel in the clear tropical waters to witness the stunning spectacle of the marine world (snorkel gear and training provided). Spend time browsing the resort shops or just relax on the white sandy beach. Explore this tropical paradise further with a walk around this tiny coral cay. Perhaps visit Marineland Melanesia - a fascinating walk-through nautical museum featuring live crocodiles, tropical marine aquariums and Melanesian artefacts.
Our friendly crew will help you to choose your options, organise your activities to make the most of your time on Green Island. Semi-Submarine Option: explore the Great Barrier Reef in air-conditioned comfort, without even getting wet. Seated below water level, you are treated to a divers view. Glass Bottom Boat Option: View the diversity of the reefs coral gardens and their wonderful array of sea life with the added fun of lively fish feeding. Snorkel Option: Snorkel and swim in the clear calm island waters at your leisure from the beach or on a supervised Boat Snorkelling Trip. Explore the idyllic tropical island at your leisure, walk the beach and rainforest boardwalks or perhaps just find your own piece of paradise to simply relax and take it all in. The colours and underwater personalities from today will stay in your memory for a long time.
This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the main sights of Cairns. Visit St. Monica's Cathedral, which features the World’s largest themed stained glass windows. Enjoy afternoon tea of scones and jam at the Botanical Gardens and visit Barron Falls before visiting spectacular Palm Cove before being dropped returned to Cairns.
Breakfast, Luxury Half Day Cruise with Return Transfer, Green Island Cruise, Half Day Cairns Coach Tour, Afternoon Tea, Overnight Cairns Accommodation.
DAY 5 Daintree, Cape Tribulation, River Cruise, Port Douglas
The World Heritage Daintree region is a tropical paradise of pristine rainforest and unbelievable white-sand beaches. The area boasts magnificent mountains draped in lush-green jungle and mighty gushing rivers. It includes spectacular destinations such as Daintree Village, the Daintree River, Snapper Island and stupendous Cape Tribulation. Highlights are the breathtaking views from Alexandra Lookout, cruising on the wildlife laden Daintree River, learning about unique Daintree wildlife like the cassowary, tree kangaroo and rat kangaroo and seeing fan palms, flying paradise kingfishers, tree frogs and butterflies of every colour. The famous Daintree Wet Tropics is far from the buzz of civilisation, combining both awe and tranquility - a true solace to the soul. It doesn't get much better than this.
Today we explore the region where the tropical rainforest literally meets the azure sea. Highlights include Port Douglas, Scenic Coastal Drive, Wildlife Habitat, Vehicular Cable Ferry, Guided Rainforest Walk, Cape Tribulation Beach, Alexandra Lookout, Daintree River Cruise, a splendid tropical lunch and the dense impenetrable jungle rainforest.
Journey north along the Cairns' Northern Beaches to Port Douglas via the Captain Cook Highway (truly one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives), head inland passing sugar cane fields towards Daintree National Park, cross the Daintree River on a cable driven ferry, stop at Alexandra Lookout to witness magnificent views of the Daintree River and azure Coral Sea, cruise the Daintree River (spotting for crocodiles, tree snakes, water birds and other wildlife as your guide takes you through the mangroves along this crocodile infested river), visit Wildlife Habitat (guided tour of the three wildlife environments - rainforest, wetlands and grasslands, including morning tea, wander along elevated boardwalks and observe up close a huge range of wildlife as birds and animals fly and roam freely, plus feed kangaroos, see crocodiles and the endangered cassowary and Lumholtz's tree kangaroo), travel deep into Daintree rainforest to enjoy a generous tropical lunch, enjoy free time to explore Cape Tribulation Beach (dazzling untrodden white sand beaches capped by an azure tropical sea, meet the dense green of the rainforest jungle, where the native palm trees grow right onto the beach sand), discover more remarkable Daintree wildlife on a guided rainforest walk (great photo opportunities). Enjoy complimentary afternoon tea before returning to Cairns.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Morning Tea, Tropical Lunch, Daintree River Cruise, Guided Rainforest Walk, Vehicular Cable Ferry, Afternoon Tea, National Park Fees, Overnight Cairns Accommodation.
DAY 6 Say Goodbye to Cairns
Time to say goodbye to beautiful Cairns, your fellow travellers and friendly hotel hosts. You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.
Breakfast, Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Transfer.
This package includes all flights as detailed below in the price section (including all fees, levies and taxes). However, we can tailor this package to include our special discounted 'package only' airfares from anywhere. Simply let us know.
Cairns Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Cairns. Our "Good Standard" central Cairns hotel has great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotel has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotel is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
Airport Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel and from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You’ll receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Cairns and Queensland at shops, restaurants attractions etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your Queensland holiday.
Cairns "Deluxe" Hotel Upgrade100*$
The "Deluxe" hotel option has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Deluxe" Cairns hotel, from just $100 per person.
Cairns "Luxury" Hotel Upgrade140*$
The “Luxury” hotel option is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Luxury" Cairns hotel, from just $140 per person.