Action Getaway 5 days of fun

This fantastic tour includes Reef Encounter, White Water Rafting and Cape Tribulation.

On this Action Getaway, spend five days in the beautiful Cairns region.  Enjoy a spectacular two days and one night on one of the World’s natural wonders, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Spend one day White Water Rafting through the World Heritage Rainforest on the mighty Tully River.  Cool off for two days and one night in Cape Tribulation.

Visitors can enjoy this fun-filled 5-Day Action Getaway package in any order, and you can also have a day’s break in between if you wish.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the World.

Action Getaway Day 1 and 2

2-Day Liveaboard tour

Enjoy a 2-day liveaboard tour on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

Enjoy the sunset and sleep on the Reef.  There is time to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the Reef and marine life.  Perfect for those mad keen divers who want to explore everything under the water on the Action Getaway!

Please note, this itinerary is based on a 3-day /2-night stay with Reef Encounter

First Day

Arrive

Snorkelling:

Unlimited in water sessions


Diving (Max possible):
Up to 2 Day Dives + 1 Night

7:30am
Board the transfer vessel 'Reef Experience' at Cairns Marlin Marina for breakfast, check-in and your journey to Reef Encounter

9:30am
Arrive onboard Reef Encounter for your 'Welcome & Safety Talk' before being shown to your room to settle in and relax

10:30am
 Water Session: Time to snorkel for all guests before lunch

12:00
Lunch is served in the dining saloon

13.00
Water Briefings: Certified Diver Briefings / Try Scuba Diving Briefings / Snorkel Adventure Briefings

13.30
 Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time

15:00

Reef Encounter moves to another spectacular outer barrier reef location

15:30
 Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

Summer


18:00
Dinner is served in the dining saloon

18:45
Night Dive Briefings

19:00
 Night dive commences for all those scuba diving

Winter


17:30
Night Dive Briefings

18:00
 Night dive commences for all those scuba diving

19:15
Dinner is served in the dining saloon

20:00
Dessert is served in the dining saloon

Full Day

On the Reef

Snorkelling:

Unlimited in water sessions


Diving (Max possible):
Up to 3 Day Dives + 1 Night

6:00am
Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session

6:30am
 Water Session: Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

7:30am
Breakfast is served in the dining saloon

8:00am

Reef Encounter moves to another spectacular outer barrier reef location

8:30am
 Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time

10:30am
Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time

12:00
Lunch is served in the dining saloon

13:30
 Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time

15:00

Reef Encounter moves to another spectacular outer barrier reef location

15:30
 Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

Summer


18:00
Dinner is served in the dining saloon

18:45
Night Dive Briefings

19:00
 Night dive commences for all those scuba diving

Winter


17:30
Night Dive Briefings

18:00
 Night dive commences for all those scuba diving

19:15
Dinner is served in the dining saloon

20:00
Dessert is served in the dining saloon

Last Day

Return

Snorkelling:

Unlimited in water sessions


Diving (Max possible):
Up to 3 Day Dives

6:00am
Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session

6:30am
Water Session: Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

7:30am
Breakfast is served in the dining saloon

8:00am

Room Checkout

Reef Encounter moves to another spectacular outer barrier reef location

8:30am
Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time

10:30am
Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time

12:00
Lunch is served in the dining saloon

13:30
 Water Session: Snorkel only session available to passengers before departure

14:45
Departing passengers board the transfer vessel 'Reef Experience' for the journey back to Cairns. Complimentary wine, cheese and biscuits served on the return journey

15:00 

Reef Encounter moves to another spectacular outer barrier reef location

16:30
Approximate arrival time to the Cairns Marlin Marina

*Please note, this itinerary does not apply to 'Great Barrier Reef Deal' bookings.

*Stateroom Check-In time is 10.00am with Check-Out time 8.00am on the morning of departure (access to a shared transfer/baggage room with bathroom is available along with all other boat facilities)

*Top Deck Club Check-in time is 10.00am with Check-Out time 2.00pm on the day of departure>

*This itinerary may vary due to weather conditions or other circumstances.

2 day liveaboard Includes

Onboard

  • Double or twin Stateroom with private bathroom
  • Onboard Chef preparing all meals whilst on board
  • Coffee, tea, water and fresh fruit
  • Snorkelling and scuba diving equipment (except wetsuits)
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Glass bottom boat tours
  • Reef video presentation
  • Marine Biologist presentation
  • All Government Reef tax and levies
  • Accommodation is not included on the night of Day 2 when you arrive back in Cairns.

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Modern ocean-view rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Large dining area
  • Bar and lounge area
  • On board heated spa
  • On board water desalination plant
  • Hydraulic dive/snorkel platform
  • Helipad
  • Large sundeck

What to Bring

  • Overnight bag – If you wish to store any excess luggage, we are happy to do so in our office at 100 Abbott Street Cairns.
  • For safety reasons, Reef Encounter has a “No Shoe” policy.  (There is no need to bring extra pairs of shoes).
  • Cash or credit card for purchases of snacks from the bar/souvenirs for sale onboard or underwater camera hire.
  • Sun hat
  • swimming clothes
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • pullover or cardigan

Important Information for Scuba Diving

Safety Always Comes First

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  Please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia, has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the World.  It also has the safest scuba diving record.   The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us.  We comply with all regulations, including medical, as is the law.

We recommend our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire.   Some medical conditions, age and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Reef Encounter  Medical Questionnaire

We are delighted to help you with any questions you may have.   Please get in touch with our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected].

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms’ AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

It would be best if you did not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a single no decompression 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

Action Getaway Day 3

 White water Rafting Tully River

Australia’s most famous White Water Rafting experience.

This tour is action-packed, filled with fun, thrills and spills on a day you will never forget.  This five-hour adventure in remote World Heritage Rainforest rafting down grade 3 and 4 rapids with an unforgettable backdrop.

Tully River Itinerary

White Water Rafting on the Tully River

  • 6:10 – Pick-ups from Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 6:30 – Pickups from Cairns accommodation commence
  • 7:00 – Depart Cairns
  • 7:30 – Pickups from Mission Beach accommodation
  • 8:00 – Depart Mission Beach
  • 8:30 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe for morning tea and coffee
  • 9:00 – Depart Rafters Cafe and Bar
  • 9:45 –  Arrive at the top of the Tully River for a safety demonstration and to be supplied with safety equipment
  • 10:00 – Commence white water rafting.  Brave the first few rapids,
  • 12:15 – Arrive at Ponytail Falls for  BBQ lunch
  • 12:45 – Commence afternoon rafting
  • 15:00 – Arrive at take-out point.  Pack up the raft and change into dry clothes
  • 15:45 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe and Bar.
  • 17:00 – Return to Mission Beach accommodation
  • 18:30 – Return to Cairns accommodation (approx.)
  • 19:15 – Return to Northern Beaches accommodation
  • Accommodation is not included in this tour.

What to Bring

  • POB Levy
  • You will need to sign an adventure waiver form.
  • A cap or sun visor can be worn under your safety helmet.
  • Water resistant 15 + sunscreen
  • Swimming costume, towel (you will need to have your swimming costume on when you are picked up).
  • Closed footwear is mandatory.  Lace-up shoes or sandals that will get wet.  (shoe hire is available at an additional cost).
  • Money for photos and souvenirs.
  • Change of clothes
  • 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 pregnant.

Action Getaway Day 4 and 5

Cape Tribulation tour – Guided 2 Day

This 2 Day tour takes you to the oldest living Rainforest on the planet.  Cape Tribulation is where the Daintree Rainforest meets Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

The Cape Tribulation tour

The only Cape Tribulation 2-Day tour where the guide stays with you throughout your stay.  First, discover some of the region’s most incredible scenery.  Learn more about the history of the area.  Get up close and personal with native critters!

Cape Tribulation Tour Night walk.

After dinner, your guide will take you on an exciting night walk.  Find what lies behind the darkness of these ancient forests. 

As your Action Getaway draws close, free time will be available to do some great optional activities this Cape Tribulation tour offers!

Tour Highlights and Inclusions

  • Informative guides that stay with you throughout your whole experience.  Giving you the most out of this tour.
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • One lunch, dinner and breakfast.
  • Port Douglas and 4 Mile Beach.
  • A crocodile spotting cruise.
  • A ferry ride crossing the Daintree River will soon enter the oldest Rainforest in the World!
  • Stunning beaches.
  • Swim in a rainforest creek.
  • Two amazing lookouts
  • All park fees
  • Share overnight accommodation.
  • Rainforest night walk.
  • Next, we visit Granite Gorge to see the Mareeba Rock Wallabies.
  • Free time to enjoy or do optional tours.
  • Fun times, great music and top guides!

Tour Itinerary

Order May Change To Ensure You See Wildlife

  • Port Douglas.  Stop for a walk and swim at the famous 4-mile beach!
  • Enjoy a boat cruise looking for saltwater crocodiles!
  • Rare wildlife and ancient Rainforest: Cross the Daintree River on the ferry, then hit the wild side and drive through some of the oldest Rainforests in the World!
  • Morning tea, Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast are all included (1 lunch will be at your own expense).
  • Enjoy the beautiful beaches that Cape Tribulation offers.
  • Have the chance to swim in pristine rainforest creeks!
  • Guided night walk.
  • Sleep in the middle of the Rainforest in shared accommodation.
  • Free Time: This two-day trip gives you free time on day 2 to do optional activities like a Reef Trip, Horse Riding or Zip Line through the Rainforest.  Enquire for more information.
  • Travel through the edges of the outback and see huge termite mounds and hand-feed rock wallabies in the wild.
  • Time to head home via two beautiful lookouts and enjoy tunes as we head back into civilisation.

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat
  • Swimming gear and towel
  • Walking shoes or closed shoes
  • Money for lunch on day 2
  • Change of Warm Clothes
  • Overnight bag
  • Night torch (if you have one)
  • Sense of fun

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Twin Bed Stateroom Cabin - Reef Encounter

Reef Encounter Stateroom

Twin Share

2 x Single beds, ensuite Stateroom. Share with another guest

Rapids don't always go down!

Tully River Rafting

Tully River Rafting (10am-10pm) - ex Cairns

Full Day Rafting on the Tully River with transfers to and from Cairns.

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