DAY 1 - Kuranda Village, Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Train
Your day starts with a coach transfer from your accommodation to Freshwater Train Station, where you'll board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. The train takes approximately one and a half hours to wind it's way through the rainforest to Kuranda. In Kuranda Village you'll have ample time to see the sights or visit the world famous Kuranda Markets. You'll return to Cairns via the spectacular Skyrail Cablecar. This is the preferred direction of travel. A coach will then transfer you back to your accommodation.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.
The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth.
Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you’ll see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment.
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Our world famous railway experience is a must-do when visiting Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, Australia. You will discover the pioneering history of the tropical north from way back in the late 1800's, be astounded by a magnificent engineering feat and explore some of the great characters involved in the construction of this great railway.
Through our website you can investigate your options for a fabulous Kuranda day tour, make a reservation, visit our Gift Shop for exclusive shopping, follow our journey through the wonderful rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park, take a tour of the charming Freshwater & Kuranda Stations and enjoy the history of the Kuranda Scenic Railway. You can even view the plans of the original carriages still in service today.
Kuranda has come a long way from its initial origins as a centre for those choosing an alternative lifestyle in the late 60’s. Historic Buildings from the villages past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands Venues and Attractions.
Kuranda’s shops and markets with their exotically handcrafted goods, Aboriginal artifacts, restaurants and coffee shops make Kuranda a well known day destination. Kuranda has many varied lunch options (own cost).
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DAY 2 - Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Pontoon
Your Great Barrier Reef Adventure starts with a fast catamaran cruise to Green Island. You can try snorkelling, relax on the beach or explore the island ride in your 2 hour stay. After a short cruise you'll arrive at the outer reef Pontoon for lunch, your semi sub ride and more snorkelling. This tour is great for everyone – as there is something for everyone – combines 2 reef tours in one day - half the day at Green Island and half the day at an outer reef pontoon. Includes semi submarine, underwater observatory, plus additional options such as scenic heli flights, seawalker (helmet diving) and scuba doo (underwater motorbike) and scuba diving. Better snorkling from the pontoon (outer reef) than from green island. Bigger boat – good for people who get seasick. Great for families with young children (as they will love the island and they have space to move around on the pontoon)/ also great for those with elderly family members and families with swimmers and non swimmers as everyone will be happy (plenty of activities for non swimmers)! A good all-rounder.
Coach transfers are not included in this day as the Royal Harbour is only a short 3-4 minute walk to the Marina, but they can be arranged if you require. (extra cost)
Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – a premier world heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Just 27km from the hub of Tropical North Queensland, Cairns, Green Island is a 45 minute journey across the Coral Sea with Great Adventures’ high speed catamarans. With its unique reef and rainforest environment, this beautiful island provides the one-stop tropical experience.
Green Island is the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest growing on it! It is home to 126 native plant species, colourful birdlife, surrounded by magnificent coral gardens and is some 15 hectares (approx 37 acres) in size.
Revel in an array of activities or relax and let your day unfold in this tropical paradise. Stroll through magical rainforest, laze on the white coral sands, swim, dive or snorkel amongst an amazing display of tropical fish and coral gardens, or enjoy the well appointed day visitor facilities, including Green Island Resort's award winning Emeralds Restaurant.
Great Barrier Reef Pontoon
The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is yours to experience when you cruise to our mulit-level reef activity platform. Situated on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, our spacious platform features undercover seating and tables to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, full bar facilities, a swimming enclosure for children, change rooms with freshwater showers, sundeck, and scuba diving facilities with a semi-submerged platform. You will be able to snorkel and dive amongst some of the most spectacular coral gardens and marine life diversity on the Great Barrier Reef.
Or if you choose to stay dry, you can still embrace the natural wonderland below in our underwater observatory and spacious, air-conditioned semi-submersible vessel!
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DAY 3 - Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas & the Daintree Rainforest
Experience the truly unique and unspoiled wilderness area of the World Heritage listed rainforests of Cape Tribulation & Mossman Gorge. This day tour includes an early morning guided walk of Mossman Gorge, where you will experience this ancient rainforest firsthand, or instead (subject to river conditions) enjoy a refreshing swim. Our experienced rainforest naturalist guide will provide a thorough interpretation of this ancient rainforest area. Also included is an exclusive, private rainforest walk along all-weather boardwalks, and also at canopy, level where unsurpassable rainforest viewing may be experienced - a naturalist's paradise and photographer's dream!
Next stop is Cape Tribulation for lunch - this is a $17 option or feel free to bring your own.
Take a stroll along the picture perfect Cape Tribulation Beach to the lookout and observe where two of the world's natural wonders meet - the rainforest gives way to white sand and fringing coral reef! This is one of the few places on earth to have 2 world heritage listed icons next to each other.
On your return journey we take a cruise on the mighty Daintree River where an experienced river guide will reveal to you the unique wildlife of the Daintree River, home to the estuarine or saltwater crocodile. Tree snakes, pythons, water birds and butterflies are also inhabitants of the mangrove lined riverbanks. So have your camera ready!
Following afternoon tea we depart the Daintree Rainforest and return you to your accommodation with unforgetable memories of this unique and precious wilderness area.
Your Cairns Accommodation
You'll also get 3 nights in a Garden Apartment at The Royal Harbour Apartments, you'll be able to wander along the Esplanade's restaurant and café strip that offers a universal range of culinary choices, acquire locally made trinkets from the Night Markets or if you're feeling lucky visit the nearby Reef Casino.
From the level two pool deck, enjoy cool sea breezes and views of the ocean and Cairns Lagoon or watch the passing parade of vessels coming in and out of the marina from your private balcony.
All Rooms Feature
- Cable TV
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Internet access
- Ironing and Ironing board
One Bedroom Garden
With a king zip or 1 queen bed this room has air-conditioning, a spa, kitchenette and laundry making it perfect for a weekend away or short stay in Cairns. These rooms have views of gardens, parklands and Cairns City.
One Bedroom Ocean Apartment
Great for singles or couples this room has the same features as a 1 bedroom garden room but with waterfront views instead. It comes with a king zip or queen bed plus a sofa bed. You can easily upgrade to this style apartment for only $13 per person/per night.
Some Cairns Night-Time Options
Why not add a Dinner Show onto your package? These options, as well as being very popular are simply a couple of great nights out.
Tjapukai by Night
Enjoy a Scrumptous Buffet Dinner while watching the World Famous Tjapukai Performers. Journey into dreamtime legend and discover the magic of Australia’s ancient indigenous culture. Tjapukai by Night is a unique and memorable experience not to be missed. It includes traditional Face Painting, a welcome drink and the world famous Fire Show. Also included are return coach transfers to your accommodation.