3 Day Great Barrier Reef, Rafting, and Kuranda Tour Package

Welcome to Cairns North Queensland, The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef  – One of the natural wonders of the World and amazing World Heritage-listed, spectacular aquatic environment.

Join us on this three-day adventure which includes a Day on the Great Barrier Reef, another Rafting the mighty rapids of the Tully River and then a relaxing day in Kuranda the village in the Rainforest travelling on the Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail Cable Car

Day 1 – Reef Experience

Join us onboard our high-speed Catamaran “Reef Experience” for an unforgettable day visiting two pristine Outer Reef locations and discover the breathtaking wonder beneath the surface for yourself.

Reef Experience is Cairn’s only ALL inclusive Great Barrier Reef trip and offers a FREE Scuba Dive.

Catering for all levels in Swimming and Diving, everyone will find the perfect way to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

Experienced Swimmer or Snorkeler? Our crew will show you to the best patches of coral and can tell you where to find the marine marvels that call the reef their home.

Never Snorkeled before or cannot Swim? Or need some assistance in the water? Don’t worry, our friendly and professional Crew are always ready to jump in and assist everybody who needs help. They make sure you have fun, meet some friendly fish and enjoy the magic of the reef, and ensuring that you are comfortable with your equipment!  Buoyancy aids are available to everyone. These will help maintain your freedom of movement while comfortably allowing you to stay at the surface and observe the marine life beneath and are available for you on board.

Have a great time and visit one of the natural wonders of the world. A day on the Great Barrier Reef will be one of the most memorable days of your life.

Reef Highlights

  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited morning and afternoon Snorkeling
  • FREE Scuba Dive (Certified or Introductory)
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Large Sun deck
  • Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Bacon and Egg BBQ Rolls, Coffee, Tea and fruit platters
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Dietary requirements catered for
  • Crew assistance for non-confident Snorkellers
  • All Government Levies and Taxes included


  • Unlimited morning and afternoon Snorkeling at 2 Reef Locations
  • Guided Snorkel Tours – Non-swimmer snorkel tours included throughout the day for those who require assistance in the water
  • Buoyancy vests, noodles and Wetsuits are included and available for easy floatation for all passengers
  • Snorkelling equipment and tuition
  • FREE Scuba Dive (Medical Conditions apply – see ‘Important Information’ below)
  • Glass bottom boat tours are a great way to witness life beneath the water. (Glass bottom boat tours are weather permitting)
  • The interactive Marine Biology Presentation is a great way to learn about the marine life from our resident, on-board Marine Biologist as you journey to your first reef destination.
  • Breakfast, Bacon and Egg BBQ Rolls, Coffee, Tea and fruit platter
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Enjoy cheese and fruit platters, wine or cordial with biscuits on the return trip to Cairns. (Dietary requirements catered for; please advise upon booking. All food is locally sourced and prepared fresh by our onboard chef.
  • Tea & coffee served while the boat is stationary
  • Water Drinking fountain
  • Return bus Transfers for those guests staying in the Cairns City District area
  • Sunscreen available onboard
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees, so there won’t be extra hidden charges on the day.

Important Information

We have a passion to show you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but also the safest scuba diving record.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules including medical as is the law.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire prior to booking as some medical conditions, age and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving.   It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Reef Experience Medical Questionnaire

We are very happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us

Or alternatively, you may like to consult your own Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive. If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive. We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible



7:30 am Board Reef Experience for check-in at Marlin Jetty “A” Finger
Delicious BBQ breakfast of bacon and egg rolls and an assorted fruit platter. Vegetarian options available – please advise upon booking
8:00 am Departure. Safety briefing and snorkelling demonstration
Marine Biology Talk
9:30 am Arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef Location snorkelling, scuba diving and glass-bottom boat ride*
12:00 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Cruise to the afternoon reef location snorkelling, second scuba dives and relaxing
3:00 pm Depart the Great Barrier Reef for the Journey back to Cairns
Complimentary wine, cheese, biscuits, and fruit platters served
4:30 pm Approximate return to Cairns Marina

What to Bring

  • Cash or Credit Card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Sun Cream & Hat
  • Voucher if applicable
  • Proof of certification if you’re a Certified Diver 

Optional Extras

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Biologist guided snorkel tour
  • Underwater digital camera hire
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Bar purchases – soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc
  • Great Barrier Reef Guided dives for qualified scuba divers
  • Prescription masks
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area

 Day 2 – Tully River Whitewater Rafting

Rafting Levy to be paid onboard

White Water Rafting down the Tully River is Australia’s most famous White Water Rafting full-day adventure.

An action-packed experience filled with fun, thrills, and spills on a day you will never forget.

Whitewater rafting on the Tully River is an extreme five-hour adventure in a beautiful rainforest setting. Enjoy rafting on grade 3 and 4 rapids surrounded by the beauty of the rainforest.

Tour Highlights

  • Rafting through World Heritage Rainforest
  • Grade 3 and 4 rapids
  • Riverside BBQ Lunch

Tully River Itinerary

  • 06:10 – Pickups from Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 06:30 – Pickups from Cairns accommodation commence
  • 07:00 – Depart Cairns
  • 07:30 – Pickups from Mission Beach accommodation
  • 08:00 – Depart Mission Beach
  • 08:30 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe for morning tea and coffee
  • 09:00 – Depart Rafters Cafe & Bar
  • 09:45 – Arrive at the top of the Tully River for a safety demonstration and to be supplied with safety equipment
  • 10:00 – Start rafting & brave the first few rapids,
  • 12:15 –  Arrive at Ponytail Falls for  BBQ lunch
  • 12:45 – Start afternoon rafting
  • 15:00 – Time change into dry clothes
  • 15:45 –  Arrive at Rafters Cafe & Bar.
  • 17:00 – Return to Mission Beach accommodation
  • 18:30 – Return to Cairns accommodation (approx.)
  • 19:15 – Return to Northern Beaches accommodation 

What to Bring

  • Your ticket
  • Cash/credit card for optional extras and Pay onboard Levy
  • You will need to sign an adventure waiver form
  • A cap or sun visor able to be worn under your safety helmet
  • Water-resistant 15 + sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • towel. (you will need to have your swimming costume already on when you are picked up)
  • Secured footwear is mandatory – lace-up shoes or sandals that will get wet (limited shoe hire available at an additional cost)
  • Some money for photos and souvenirs
  • Change of clothes
  • We strongly recommend you bring an extra t-shirt or rash vest to wear under your life vest to prevent sunburn
  • Enthusiasm for an Awesome day 

Additional Information

  • Minimum age: 13 years,
  • under 18 years must travel with a guardian or parent
  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant 

Day 3 – Kuranda Train and Skyrail

Kuranda Scenic Train from Cairns to Kuranda takes you on a step back in time to the day of our Pioneers. During your 90 minute journey, you will learn about the pioneering history of the tropical north that shaped the region of today. Climbing over 40 small bridges and through many dark tunnels while winding its way to the picturesque mountain retreat of the Kuranda Village.

Combining the Scenic Train journey with the world-famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a great way to experience this World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest and Kuranda Village.

You will be in awe of the excellent views of the world listed rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the Barron Gorge National Park.

The Kuranda Scenic Train gives visitors a fantastic view of the rainforest at ground level. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway provides an extraordinary birds-eye-view of the rainforest as it soars silently only meters above the rainforest canopy.

Return Bus Transfers are included only from Cairns City Accommodation. (Northern Beaches pick-ups are not available)

What's Included

  • Return Bus Transfers from Cairns City Accommodation
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Skyrail Cablecar

Kuranda Itinerary

  • 7:00 – 7.30 am Approximate pickup from your Cairns Accommodation
  • 8:00 am   Arrive at the Freshwater Station. Explore the Railway Museum and Pioneer Cottage while you wait to board
  • 8:30 am   All aboard! Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • 10:15 am  Arrive at Kuranda Railway Station, explore Kuranda, a village in the rainforest
  • 4:00 pm    Transfer to Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Terminal for 4 PM boarding.
  •  5.15 pm    Your coach will be at Skyrail Terminal to transfer you to your Cairns City Accommodation. 

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash/Creditcard for purchases
  • bottle of water 
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