Depart for your flight to Cairns. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Free at your own leisure. You can visit night market.
After breakfast, you will start your day aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, meandering to the Barron Falls and through mountainside tunnels. This breathtaking journey on one of the world’s most scenic train routes will take you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. Stop at Barron Gorge to view the fall before arriving at Kuranda station.
The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the “Village in the Rainforest”. Visit the Heritage Markets, which operate daily, or perhaps visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld or the Kuranda Koala Gardens (own expense).
At the scheduled time, board Skyrail for the world’s most beautiful rainforest experience. Glide over the rainforest canopy and take advantage of the two stops en-route to enjoy a walk through the rainforest or visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre. Your journey ends at Skyrail’s Smithfield Lakes station where your coach will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation.
Day 3: GREAT BARRIER REEF ADVENTURE (B, L)
Departing from Cairns, you’ll cruise in air-conditioned comfort aboard Great Adventures’ fast catamaran to a spacious activity platform moored at a magnificent site on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.
With activities for all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers, you’ll enjoy a day of adventure and discovery in this World Heritage natural wonder. Snorkel and dive directly off the platform amongst beautiful coral gardens and an incredible diversity or colourful marine life. If you prefer to stay dry, explore the reef in the underwater observatory and from the air-conditioned spacious semi-submersible with informative commentary. In between activities, there’s a buffet lunch to enjoy, relax on the sundeck and take in the amazing panoramic reef views.
After breakfast, you can enjoy the rest of your time by exploring the Cairns city yourself. If your last day of tour ends on Friday, Saturday or Sunday you can walk to Rusty’s Market.
A deluxe reef experience awaits! For your experience of a lifetime, discover a world of beauty, vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life with Quicksilver- from above and below. Quicksilver’s high-speed wave piercing catamaran will take you in air-conditioned comfort to a exclusive activity platform moored at the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. The Agincourt ribbon reef systems showcase spectacular coral formations, colorful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility. From the spacious activity platform guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, can experience this stunning reef world in comfort, whether you choose to get wet and snorkel or stay dry and observe. The friendly and attentive crew, including professional marine biologists, is on hand to ensure you enjoy and gain the most from your day. Explore the reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible, discover in the underwater observatory, watch the fascinating Fish School fish feeding and ID session or snorkel and dive in the beautiful coral gardens.
Experience Tropical North Queensland – nature at its finest! Rail, gondolas, and amphibious Army Ducks all come together to enable you to appreciate the compelling enchantment of the rainforest. This tour includes the rainforest village of Kuranda, Aboriginal dancing, a Dreamtime experience, and native animals.
After breakfast, you can spend your morning time to explore Rusty Market (Fruit Market). In the afternoon, you can start your fishing and crabbing tour at 2 pm. A trip aboard Great Day offers visitors the thrill of hauling in the famous live mud crabs and hard fighting tropical fish lurking in the calm waters of trinity inlet. Sit back and take in the magnificent view of the mountains, lush mangroves and tropical birds. You will be supplied with Rod, reel, crab pot and bait. Enjoy your HOT LUNCH with water and soft drink.