Kuranda, Reef and Daintree

Kuranda, Reef and Daintree Rainforest is a great fun way to explore North Queensland.

First, you will visit stunning Kuranda.

Discover two World Heritage-listed sites during this tour. Start your tour by spending a day in Kuranda, the village in the Rainforest.

Next, spend a fantastic day exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Then discover the Daintree Rainforest. The oldest living Rainforest in the world.

Kuranda Train and Skyrail

This tour combines the Scenic Train journey with the world famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. A great way to experience Kuranda.

First, travel by the Historical Scenic Train. Along the way, l learn about the history of this historic railway.  Next, spend some free time exploring Kuranda Markets, art galleries and wildlife attractions.

On your return to Cairns, you will travel on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, providing you with an incredible view of the  Barron Falls.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Next jump onboard Reef Experience, Cairns’ only ALL inclusive Great Barrier Reef Cruise. This tour visits two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations.  During your day, you will have plenty of time for scuba diving and snorkelling.

Starting your day from the Marlin Marina in Cairns.  First, enjoy a BBQ bacon and egg breakfast burger.  Then sit back and enjoy the marine biologist presentation while we travel to the reef.

Have a great time and visit one of the natural wonders of the world.


Cape Tribulation and Daintree

This tour includes guided walks, lunch, and guaranteed wildlife spotting.

Starting with the trip up the Captain Cook Highway to Port Douglas, one of the most scenic drives in Australia.  Then arrive at the world’s oldest rainforest in the Daintree Rainforest.

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  • Kuranda the Village in the Rainforest
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation


Kuranda Itinerary

  • Your tour starts with a pick up from right outside your hotel.
  • Then, it’s off to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to glide above the Rainforest.
  • After the Skyrail, you arrive in the rainforest village of Kuranda.
  • Here you’ll have free time to explore the region further.
  • Visit the historic Kuranda markets, the Butterfly Sanctuary or Koala Gardens.
  • Then return over the Rainforest your journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail begins.
  • At the Cairns Railway Station, you will meet your air-conditioned driver coach, which will take you back to your accommodation.

Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

  • 07:30 Board Reef Experience vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns
  • 08:00  Then cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 08:30  BBQ Bacon and Egg Rolls (vegetarian option available)
  • 8:40 Next scuba diving and snorkelling briefing
  • 9:00 Marine Biologist presentation
  • 09:30 Arrive at our first spectacular reef site
  • 10:30  Glass Bottom boat tour
  • 12:30 Delicious BBQ Lunch
  • 13:00 Cruise to our second reef location
  • 5:00 Depart the Great Barrier Reef for Cairns
  • 15:30 Next, enjoy a glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese and biscuits
  • 16:30  Arrive back in Cairns

Daintree Rainforest Itinerary

  •  Bus transfers commence from Cairns City accommodation
  •  Next, visit  The Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas
  •  Cross Daintree River on cable-driven ferry
  •  Cape Tribulation Beach House for a Tropical Lunch
  •  Cape Tribulation Beach and Rainforest boardwalk
  •  Alexandra Lookout
  •  Then enjoy a Daintree River Cruise while spotting wildlife.
  •  Next, drop off for Port Douglas Accommodation
  • Drop off at Cairns Accommodation


Kuranda Inclusions

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

Great Barrier Reef inclusions

  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited morning and afternoon Snorkeling
  • Guided Snorkel Tours – Non-swimmer snorkel tours throughout the day for those who require assistance in the water
  • Buoyancy vests, noodles and Wetsuits available for easy flotation for all passengers
  • Snorkelling equipment and tuition
  • FREE Certified Scuba Dive (licenced)  or Resort Scuba Dive (no-experience necessary) for everyone who is over the age of 12 and medically fit scuba (Medical Conditions Apply Click Here for More Information)
  • Glass bottom boat tours  (weather permitting)
  • Interactive Marine Biology Presentation
  • Breakfast includes bacon and egg BBQ Roll, Coffee, Tea and fruit platter
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Cheese and fruit platters, wine or cordial
  • Hot Tea and coffee while the boat is stationary
  • Water Drinking fountain
  • Cairns city bus transfers to and from your accommodation
  • Reef friendly sunscreen is available onboard
  • Large Sundeck
  • All Government Levies and Taxes included

Daintree Rainforest Inclusions

  • Pickup and Return to Cairns Accommodation
  • Great Barrier Reef Drive
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Tropical Lunch
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Rainforest Walk
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Qualified, knowledgeable and experienced Driver Guides
  • All National Park Fees and Levies

Optional Extras

Great Barrier Reef 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, alcohol and snacks
  • Great Barrier Reef Guided dives for qualified scuba divers
  • Prescription masks
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area.

What to bring

 Kuranda what to bring

    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Cash/Credit card for purchases
    • bottle of water

Great Barrier Reef what to bring

  • Cash / Credit Card
  • Swimwear  and Hat
  • Voucher if applicable
  • A certification card for certified scuba divers

Daintree Tour what to bring

  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat
  • Water Resistant 15+ sunscreen
  • Walking shoes
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel Food or money for drinks and meals

How to get there

All of these tours include pick up from your accommodation.

If you are staying close to the Cairns Marina, boarding starts at 7:30 am for Reef Experience

Finger A, Marlin Marina, Cairns.

Important Information

Important information for scuba diving

Your Safety is Our First Priority

Our mission is to provide the best Great Barrier Reef experience.

The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and comply with all regulations.

We recommend that all passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking.

Some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Reef Experience Medical Questionnaire

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

Alternatively, you may like to consult your 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.  You should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive for multiple dives.
If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.

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