3 Day Great Barrier Reef, Rafting, and Kuranda Tour Package

Welcome to Cairns North Queensland, The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef  – One of the natural wonders of the World and amazing World Heritage listed, spectacular aquatic environment.

Join us on this 3 day adventure which includes a Day on the Great Barrier Reef, another Rafting the almighty rapids of the Tully River and then a relaxing day in Kuranda the village in the Rainforest travelling on the Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail Cable Car

Day 1 – Reef Experience

Join us on board our high speed Catamaran “Reef Experience” for an unforgettable day visiting 2 pristine Outer Reef locations and discover the breathtaking wonder beneath the surface for yourself.

Reef Experience is Cairn’s only ALL inclusive Great Barrier Reef trip and offers a FREE Scuba Dive.

Catering for all levels in Swimming and Diving.  Everyone will find the perfect way to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

Experienced Swimmer or Snorkeler? Our crew will show you to the best patches of coral and can tell you where to find the marine marvels that call the reef their home.

Never Snorkeled before or cannot Swim? Or just Need some assistance in the water? Don’t worry our friendly and professional Crew are always ready to jump in and assist everybody who needs assistance to have fun and enjoy the magic that the reef has to offer, ensuring that you are comfortable with your equipment and introduce you to some of our friendly fish! Buoyancy aids for such as snorkelling vests, wetsuits and noodles are available for everyone, maintaining all the freedom of movement for those who need a little more assurance while comfortably allowing you to stay at the surface and observe the marine life beneath and are available for you on board.

Have a great time and visit one of the natural wonders of the world. A day on the Great Barrier Reef will be one of your most memorable days of your life.

Reef Highlights

  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited morning and afternoon Snorkeling
  • FREE Scuba Dive (Certified or Introductory)
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Large Sun deck
  • Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Bacon and Egg BBQ Rolls, Coffee, Tea and fruit platters
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Dietary requirements Catered for
  • Crew assistance for non confident Snorkellers
  • All Government Levies and Taxes included

Inclusions

  • Unlimited morning and afternoon Snorkeling at 2 Reef Locations
  • Guided Snorkel Tours – Non-swimmer snorkel tours are also included throughout the day for those who require assistance in the water
  • Buoyancy vests, noodles and Wetsuits are included and available for easy floatation for all passengers
  • Snorkeling equipment and tuition
  • FREE Certified Scuba Dive (licenced)  or Resort Scuba Dive (no-experience necessary) for everyone who is over the age of 12 and medically fit to scuba
  • Glass bottom boat tours  are a great way to witness life beneath the water. (Glass bottom boat tours are weather permitting)
  • The interactive Marine Biology Presentation is a great way to learn about the marine life from our resident, on-board Marine Biologist as you journey to your first reef destination.
  • Breakfast, Bacon and Egg BBQ Rolls, Coffee, Tea and fruit platter
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Cheese and fruit platters, wine or cordial with biscuits are served on the return trip to Cairns. Dietary requirements catered for; eg: Vegetarian/Gluten Free etc: please advise upon booking. All food is locally sourced and prepared fresh by our on board chef.
  • Tea & coffee served while boat is stationary
  • Water Drinking fountain
  • Bus Transfers For those staying in the Cairns City District area, bus transfers to and from your accommodation to and from the boat are included in your day trip.
  • Sunscreen available on board
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees Unlike other operators we include mandatory reef tax and fuel levies for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the trip cost, so there won’t be extra hidden charges on the day.

Scuba Diving

Your trip onboard “Reef Experience” Includes either a Certified or Resort/Introductory Dive.

What is a Resort/Introductory Dive? Introductory diving requires no previous scuba experience. You and 3 other introductory divers will be accompanied by an experienced professional dive instructor who will ensure you are in safe hands. Introductory dives give beginners an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience without having to complete a full scuba diving course.

Can anyone try a resort dive? If you are able to swim and are in good physical health you can probably dive. The Minimum age for resort diving is 12 years.

Queensland Dive Laws are the strictest in the World – with the safest dive record in the world.

Please be aware that Some Medical Conditions or Medications that are being taken could prevent you from participating in scuba activities.

If you wish to partake in our Introductory/Resort Scuba dive, it is the passengers’ responsibility to ensure they obtain the necessary medical clearance to dive if required.

Not sure if you’re medically fit to dive in Queensland? Can I go Diving?Take our questionnaire.

Medical Conditions

If you have EVER suffered from any of the following conditions, you will require a dive medical to Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.

  • Asthma / Wheezing or use of an inhaler
  • Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder
  • Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint
  • Chronic sinus condition
  • Collapsed Lung (pneumothorax)
  • Diabetes
  • Chest Surgery
  • Heart Disease of any kind
  • Crones Disease

If you are CURRENTLY suffering from or have recently had any of the following conditions or procedures, you will require a dive medical to Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.

  • Breathlessness
  • Chronic ear discharge or infection
  • High blood pressure
  • Ear Surgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Fainting Seizures or blackouts
  • Recurrent ear problems when flying
  • Tuberculosis or any other long-term disease
  • Any illness or operation within the last month
  • Perforated eardrum

Being pregnant will prohibit you from Scuba Diving

Please be aware that the above does not cover every medical condition there may be other medical conditions that I not listed.

If you are taking any Medications for anything we can check if these are safe for diving with the local Dive doctor. This is necessary as some medications can become dangerous underwater.  These checks are done on the day of travel and can be difficult for the dive doctor to approve without consultation with you.

We can only give them information submitted to us on your medical form so please understand that the dive Doctor may require a full dive medical to clear you to dive.

It is not our company’s decision regarding these laws –  we are regulated by the  Queensland Government.

Please contact our office, if you do require any further information regarding possible medical conditions.

If you have existing medical conditions, operations, taking medication have used an inhaler then you will need permission from the Dive Doctor to Scuba Dive.  If you have any doubts or queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Itinerary

7:30 am Board Reef Experience for check-in at Marlin Jetty “A” Finger
Delicious BBQ breakfast of bacon and egg rolls and an assorted fruit platter. Vegetarian options available – please advise upon booking
8:00 am Departure. Safety briefing and snorkeling demonstration
Marine Biology Talk
9:30 am Arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef Location snorkeling, scuba diving and glass bottom boat ride*
12:00 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Cruise to afternoon reef location snorkelling, second scuba dives and relaxing
3:00 pm Depart the Great Barrier Reef for the Journey back to Cairns
Complimentary wine, cheese, biscuits, and fruit platters served
4:30 pm Approximate return to Cairns Marina

What to Bring

  • Cash or Credit Card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Sun Cream & Hat
  • Voucher if applicable
  • Proof of certification if you’re a Certified Diver 

Optional Extras

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Biologist guided snorkel tour ($25.00)
  • Underwater digital camera hire ($49.00)
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Bar purchases – soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc
  • Great Barrier Reef guided dives for qualified scuba divers ($15,00)
  • Prescription masks ($10.00)
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area ($22.00 per person) round trip

 Day 2 – Tully River Whitewater Rafting

$30 Rafting Levy to be paid on board

White Water Rafting down the Tully River is Australia’s most famous White Water Rafting full day adventure.

An action-packed experience filled with fun, thrills, and spills on a day you will never forget.

Whitewater rafting on the Tully River is an extreme five-hour whitewater rafting adventure in a beautiful rainforest setting. Enjoy rafting on grade 3 and 4 rapids surrounded by the beauty of the rainforest.

Tour Highlights

  • Rafting through World Heritage Rainforest
  • Grade 3 and 4 rapids
  • Riverside BBQ Lunch

Tully River Itinerary

  • 06:10 – Pickups from Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 06:30 – Pickups from Cairns accommodation commence
  • 07:00 – Depart Cairns
  • 07:30 – Pickups from Mission Beach accommodation
  • 08:00 – Depart Mission Beach
  • 08:30 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe for morning tea and coffee
  • 09:00 – Depart Rafters Cafe & Bar
  • 09:45 – Arrive at top of the Tully River for a safety demonstration and to be supplied with safety equipment
  • 10:00 – Start rafting & brave the first few rapids,
  • 12:15 –  Arrive at Ponytail Falls for  BBQ lunch
  • 12:45 – Start afternoon rafting
  • 15:00 – Time change into dry clothes
  • 15:45 –  Arrive at Rafters Cafe & Bar.
  • 17:00 – Return to Mission Beach accommodation
  • 18:30 – Return to Cairns accommodation (approx.)
  • 19:15 – Return to Northern Beaches accommodation 

What to Bring

  • Your ticket
  • Pay on board Levy of $30
  • You will need to sign an adventure waiver form
  • A cap or sun visor which can be worn under your safety helmet (eg. baseball hat)
  • Water resistant 15 + sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • towel. (you will need to have your swimming costume already on when you are picked up)
  • Secured footwear is mandatory – lace-up shoes or sandals that will get wet (limited shoe hire available at an additional cost)
  • Some money for photos and souvenirs
  • Change of clothes
  • We strongly recommend you bring an 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 who is pregnant 

Day 3 – Kuranda Train and Skyrail

Kuranda Scenic Train from Cairns to Kuranda takes you on a step back in time to the day of our Pioneers. During your 90 minute journey, you will learn about the pioneering history of the tropical north that shaped the region of today. Climbing over 40 small bridges and through many dark tunnels while winding its way to the picturesque mountain retreat of the Kuranda Village.

Combining the Scenic Train journey with the world famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a great way to experience this World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest and Kuranda Village.

You will be in awe of the excellent views of the world listed rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the Barron Gorge National Park.

While the Kuranda Scenic Train gives visitors an amazing view of the rainforest at ground level, the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway provides an extraordinary birds-eye-view of the rainforest as it soars silently only meters above the rainforest canopy.

Return Bus Transfers are included only from Cairns City Accommodation. (Northern Beaches pick-ups are not Available)

What's Included

  • Return Bus Transfers from Cairns City Accommodation
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Skyrail Cablecar

Kuranda Itinerary

  • 7:00 – 7.30 am Approximate pickup from your Cairns Accommodation
  • 8:00 am   Arrive at the Freshwater Station. Explore the Railway Museum and Pioneer Cottage while you wait to board
  • 8:30 am   All aboard! Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • 10:15 am  Arrive at Kuranda Railway Station, explore Kuranda, a village in the rainforest
  • 4:00 pm    Transfer to Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Terminal for 4 PM boarding.
  •  5.15 pm    Your coach will be at Skyrail Terminal to transfer you to your Cairns City Accommodation. 

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash/Creditcard for purchases
  • bottle of water 
$507
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Best value outer Great Barrier Reef tour! Snorkel, scuba dive & glass bottom boat the Barrier Reef with Cairns' only all inclusive reef tour! Visit two pristine locations and enjoy up to 6 hours in natures paradise - Reef Experience is our NUMBER 1 day trip in Cairns. An unbeatable outer reef tour...

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Tully River - Full Day

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Visit Kuranda Village nestled in the lush rainforest of Far North Queensland by the Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail.

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