Reef, Kuranda, Cape Trib

Most Popular 3 day tour package

  • EVOLUTION- 2 OUTER REEFS
  • Excellent Value | Best Attractions
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FROM $550 PER PERSON
Inc. all levies & taxes

Reef, Kuranda, Cape Trib Info

3 Day - Reef, Kuranda Train & Skyrail and Cape Trib and Daintree Rainforest Package

Ensure you visit the best attractions in the region.  Excellent value for money and our most popular touring package.

The tours in this package do not need to be taken on consecutive days, please advise if you have preferred dates of travel.  All tours depart daily.

What makes it great?

  • Modern luxury Reef vessel
  • Excellent Value for money
  • Visit 2 Outer Reef locations
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail & Skyrail
  • 1 Hour Daintree River Crocodile Cruise
  • Explore the World Heritage Rainforest
  • Visit Cape Tribulation

DAY ONE:
Outer Barrier Reef Cruise - Evolution

Evolution offers the ultimate passenger experience with the class and style of a motor yacht. 

This ultra-spacious and comfortable vessel features seating and decks over 3 levels.  Large well glazed interior spaces on the main and upper deck  include a mix of booth configuration seating.  The upper deck also has a VIP room for 10.  Enjoy oversized outdoor decks in the sunshine with sun lounges.  A choice of outdoor seating areas fitted with comfortable lounges and well protected from the sun. 

Fold-down platforms encircle the aft end of the vessel providing ample comfortable and safe access to the water.  

Evolution is quick, taking only 80 minutes to get to the Outer Reef.  With less travel time, you?ll spend more time at the Reef!

Evolution travels to two different reef destinations.  Norman & Saxon in the morning and Hastings Reef in the afternoon.  There are no islands and no pontoons.  The Outer Reef is spectacular! 

Reef sites are chosen on the day to ensure the best protection and underwater visibility according to weather conditions. Expect to see spectacular coral formations and masses of brilliantly coloured fish.

What makes it Great?

  • BRAND NEW
  • FREE Guided Snorkel Tour
  • 5 Hours on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Aussie BBQ lunch
  • Live on-board entertainment on return journey
  • Maximum 150 passengers - plenty of space

Departures:

  • Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal Cairns, from 07:30am at the Down Under Cruise & Dive counter
  • Boarding commences at 08:00am for an 08:15am departure
  • This trip returns to Cairns at approx. 4:45pm.
  • Hotel Transfers are not included but can be booked for an additional fee

Trip Inclusions:

  • 5 hours spent visiting 2 outer reef locations
  • Snorkelling gear and flotation devices
  • FREE guided snorkelling tours
  • FREE 10 min scuba dive demonstration - (charges apply if you proceed)
  • Aussie BBQ lunch including steak, fish, prawns, sausages and tropical salads (vegetarians are catered for)
  • FREE tea, coffee and biscuits, complimentary glass of wine, cheese and fruit platter on return journey
  • Environmental Management Charge $20

Your day:

  • 7.30am Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal, commence boarding at 8:00am
  • 8.15am Departs Daily
  • 9:50am Approximate arrive Norman OR Saxon Reef
  • 3 hours to play, Snorkel Tour, sunbathe & relax, Aussie BBQ Lunch is served
  • 12: 20pm Depart for Hastings Reef
  • 12:30pm Arrive Hastings Reef
  • 2 hours to play, Snorkel
  • 4:45pm Returns back into Cairns

Additional Costs:

  • Hotel transfers
  • Semi-Submersible tour $10 if pre-booked 
  • Intro/Certified Diving
  • Certified Dive Guide
  • Wetsuits for Snorkelers and Intro Divers $10 (included for cert divers)
  • Lycra Suits $10
  • On-board purchases - drinks, snacks, underwater camera
  • Heli ride at Hastings Reef
  • Heli flights
    To experience the reef from a different perspective, why not take a Helicopter flight over Hastings Reef ! This is available from the Outer Reef Heli pad on the day, due to limited seats please pre book your flight. Click here for Get High Up Top & Dive Down Under combo.

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW**

  • Be aware snorkelling & diving may be a strenuous activity - All snorkelling & diving are subject to completion of on-board medical questionnaire /declaration.
  • A history of asthma, diabetes, ear, epilepsy, heart, pregnancy, recent operations and other medical conditions and medications may preclude a passenger from diving. Please discuss existing medical conditions with staff prior to travel. Or if in doubt, please visit your local dive doctor to get a medical clearance.
  • Diving minimum age is 12 years and maximum age is 65 years
  • Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card.
  • In the interests of safety we recommend no flying within 24hours of last dive.
  • All trips/dives are weather permitting at captains/drivers discretion- No refund for incomplete dives.
  • Should a trip be cancelled passengers will be offered an alternative day of travel or a full refund
  • Semi sub will operate subject to weather conditions.

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Swimmers and towel
  • Cash or credit card
  • Scuba Certification for Cert divers

Multi-lingual staff members:  Evolution does have Chinese crew members on this vessel year round.  Please request this option when booking so that we can make sure the staff member is working on your day of travel.    


DAY TWO: Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail

Inclusions & Highlights:

Skyrail Up, Train Down

  • Pickup from accommodation  
  • Skyrail from Skyrail Smithfield Terminal to Kuranda
  • Red Peak & Barron Falls Boardwalks
  • Free time in Kuranda
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail at 2pm or 3:30pm
  • Walk back from Cairns Central Station back to your hotel.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: At your scheduled time, board Skyrail for your journey to Smithfield. There are 2 stops en-route to explore Barron Falls and Red Peak Rainforest Boardwalks. The Journey takes 1hr.15mins

Kuranda Village: There is plenty of free time in Kuranda for you to explore the village. The markets are open 7 days a week, giving you the chance to see the local arts and crafts and pick up a souvenir!

The attractions are many and varied including Birdworld, The Butterfly Sanctuary and the Koala Gardens. You could also enjoy a river cruise or enjoy lunch in one of the many cafes or restaurants in the village (extra charges). You can pre-book and save with the Kuranda Wildlife Experience package.

Kuranda Scenic Rail: At Freshwater Station, board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail for your journey to Kuranda. The Journey takes 1 1/2 hours from Freshwater station.

Please Note:  Not Included are entrance fees into the attractions in Kuranda or lunch.


DAY THREE:
 Daintree & Cape Tribulation Safari

BILLY TEA BUSH SAFARIS:
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Billy Tea Safaris is a locally owned operator, which operates small personalised tours to Cape Tribulation.  Your naturalist guides have extensive knowledge of flora, fauna, history of the area and aboriginal culture, which will ensure you day will be a memory of a life time.

Why we like it?

  • Custom built air-con Safari vehicle
  • Exotic fruit & Billy Tea
  • Passionate knowledgeable guides
  • Freshly cooked lunch
  • Small Personalised tours - maximum 14 guests
  • Exclusive freshwater swim at Emmagen Creek
  • Exclusive tour 4WD only Bloomfield Track

Departures:

  • Cairns from 7am and returns 6:30pm
  • Northern Beaches from 7:20am and returns 6:00pm
  • Port Douglas from 8:20am and returns 5:30pm

Your tour includes: 

  • Environmentalist driver / guide
  • Courtesy hotel pick-up and return
  • Scenic coastal drive
  • 1 hour Daintree River Cruise and morning tea
  • Alexandra Range Lookout
  • Guided National Park elevated boardwalk tour
  • Hand feed kangaroos
  • Enjoy Lunch at a local cafe in Daintree Rainforest Region
  • Walk on Cape Tribulation beach or Botanical Boardwalk (swimming is allowed seasonally)
  • Cable ferry crossing and more...

Your Day: 

  • Drive north along the scenic coastal route along the Captain Cook Highway learning about the history of the area and admiring spectacular views of the coast line and Coral Sea.
  • Stop at the Majestic Daintree River for Morning Tea before enjoying a guided River Cruise on the Daintree River. Learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and endemic wildlife. 
  • Ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea.  Experience the rainforest on one of the guided elevated Boardwalks.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local cafe in the Daintree Rainforest Region 
  • Travel through spectacular Rainforest as you pass Cape Tribulation and continue along the 4WD Bloomfield Track through to Emmagen Creek. Time for a refreshing rainforest stream swim, in crystal clear freshwaters. 
  • Visit Cape Tribulation Beach .  Stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef'
  • Time permitting stop at the Daintree Ice Cream Factory. Your taste buds will be tantalized with exotic tropical fruit home made ice cream. Sample unique flavours, such as Black Sapote, Soursop, and Coconut just to name a few. (Additional cost)
  • After a short afternoon refreshment stop, cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin the homeward journey.

Please Note: This tour runs in reverse occasionally. 

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable clothing & footwear
  • Water bottle
  • Swimmers & towel
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Money for Ice cream (Subject to time)

GOOD NEWS: All payments made to Travstar do not incur a credit card surcharge.


PLEASE NOTE:

  • Return Transfers from your accommodation are not included on Day One of the package (Reef Cruise), but are included on Day Two and Day Three (Kuranda and Cape Tribulation).
  • These 3 tours represent the most popular things to do in Cairns.  This particular Cairns Tour Package is our most popular and is great for Backpackers and people of all ages. 
  • The tours in this package do not need to be taken on consecutive days, please advise if you have preferred dates of travel. All tours depart daily (subject to availability).

GREAT NEWS! All payments made to Travstar do not incur a credit card surcharge.

 

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All prices shown in Australian Dollars

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3 Day Tour Package $550
Includes Levies
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