Top Deck Club and Daintree Rainforest

Three Days of Luxury on our Top Deck Club and Daintree Rainforest tour the perfect tour package in North Queensland.

Spend the night and two full days on the Great Barrier Reef onboard Cairns’ Premier Liveaboard Reef Encounter. Then spend another full day exploring the world’s oldest living rainforest!

The great news is that if you would like to stay longer on the Great Barrier Reef, you can choose when you book this tour.

Top Deck Club Liveaboard

This Top Deck Club liveaboard is the ultimate way to see the Great Barrier Reef. Wake up for a sunrise snorkel, dine under the stars, and sleep on the Reef!

You’ll be given the ultimate Great Barrier Reef tour with your Top Deck Attendant just for you.

Stay in Style

Spacious ensuite cabins with uninterrupted ocean views, crisp Australian bed linen, plush bathrobes, towels and toiletries – everything is designed explicitly for comfort. Click below for more inclusions!

Top Deck Inclusions

  • Top Deck Club room with private bathroom
  • Personal valet service
  • Champagne on arrival (if you are entering the water after arriving, Champagne will be after all water sessions)
  • Breakfast is served in your room if you wish
  • Sunset cocktails
  • Chef prepared meals
  • Coffee, Tea, Water, and fresh fruits are available at all times
  • Turn down service
  • Fluffy Bathrobes
  • Romantic dinners under the stars (weather permitting)
  • Personal Great Barrier Reef Dive guide at all times
  • Reef Video and Marine Biologist presentation
  • Bath and Beach Towels Toiletries
  • Onboard heated spa
  • Government Reef Taxes and Levies

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 hats, swimming clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and light casual clothing.
  • As the air-conditioning is set for heat during the day, it can become quite cool in the evenings. Therefore, Visitors should pack a light pullover or cardigan should be taken

Optional Extras

  • Underwater cameras
  • Soft drinks, Alcoholic drinks and snacks from the bar
  • Alcohol available onboard – NO BYO
  • Introductory and/or certified dives (medical restrictions apply)

Please note: Cairns Accommodation is not included on the 2nd Night

Daintree Rainforest

Head north along the coast to the oldest living rainforest in the World: the Daintree Rainforest.

This beautiful rainforest is World Heritage Listed and is one of the world’s most complex ecosystems. Venture through a rainforest thick with some of the world’s oldest species of plants and see if you can spot the elusive cassowary!

Travel in comfort

Travelling in a small group of 13, you can relax comfortably while your guide provides commentary on the region and what you’re seeing. The small group numbers make for a more personal experience. Explore the rainforest without feeling rushed or crowded.

Daintree Day Tour Inclusions

  • Breathtaking views of the Coral Sea along the Captain Cook Highway
  • Stunning Mossman Gorge guided tour
  • Tour of Port Douglas, stopping at the Flagstaff Hill Lookout
  • Daintree River Cable Ferry
  • Alexandra Lookout – Coastal views over the Daintree River mouth Low Isles and Snapper island
  • Morning tea at Thornton Beach
  • Daintree Ice Cream Company (Optional stop)
  • Cape Tribulation lookout and beach – Where the Rainforest meets the Reef
  • Guided walk along a Rainforest Boardwalk
  • A delicious lunch at the Daintree Tea House
  • Exotic tropical fruit tasting
  • Daintree River Cruise – Wildlife and crocodile spotting Friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Chilled bottled water on board
  • This Daintree Tour is not suitable for infants

Daintree Rainforest Itinerary

  • Pickup from Accommodation between 7.00 am and 7.30 am
  • Tour of Palm Cove
  • Rex lookout: on one of the nicest coastal drives in Australia
  • Driving town tour of Port Douglas, including Flagstaff hill lookout overlooking the four-mile beach
  • Spectacular Mossman Gorge: morning tea, guided walk, and time to swim if weather permits
  • Delicious a la carte lunch, tropical fruit tasting with accompanying talk
  • Daintree River Cruise: Crocodile and wildlife spotting
  • World Heritage Rainforest/Areas
  • Fully guided walks through rainforest boardwalks
  • Alexandra lookout–coastal views over Daintree River mouth, Low Isles, Snapper Island and beyond to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Cape Tribulation beach: “where the rainforest meets the reef.”
  • Daintree Ice cream company- optional and popular local stop (own expense, cash only)
  • Daintree River cable ferry crossing
  • Return to Cairns at approximately 6 pm
  • (Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, operational or unforeseen issues)

What to Bring to the Daintree Rainforest

    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen, insect repellent
    • Sunglasses
    • Swimwear and Towel (swimming at Mossman Gorge is optional)
    • Camera
    • Cash for optional purchases

Know Before You Go

Please read the following information before making your booking:

  • Reef Encounter stays out and cruises to different reef sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
  • Transfers from Cairns Marina are by our day boat, Reef Experience, with a 90-minute boat journey to Reef Encounter.
  • Reef Encounter Top Deck departs every day of the year, subject to availability.
  • Staterooms are Double (1 Double Bed) and Twin Share (2 Single Beds). When booking, please advise your rooming preference.
  • The Daintree Rainforest section of this package will happen before or after your Top Deck stay.
  • Please advise on any Dietary requirements.
  • Please advise your tour’s pickup location for the Daintree Rainforest portion upon booking.

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Double Bed

1 x Double bed, en-suite cabin. Requires 2 guests or sole occupancy.

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