Kuranda Scenic Railway and GBR

This Kuranda Scenic Railway and GBR tour is an excellent tour package; The time is over two full days, including a full day visiting Kuranda and the village in the rainforest, travelling on the Kuranda Train and the Skyrail.   Next, a full day on our all-inclusive tour to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail

This tour combines the Kuranda train with the world-famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

During your day, you will be able to see the best of Kuranda.

Starting on the Kuranda Scenic railway, you will learn about the history of the Tropical North. Spend some free time exploring Kuranda and local art and craft markets.  Then discover some of the fantastic Aussie wildlife experiences.

After a day in Kuranda, board the Skyrail for an extraordinary birds-eye-view of the rainforest.

Soar silently only meters above the rainforest canopy with an incredible view of the mighty Barron Falls.

Great Barrier Reef Tour

Today we will be visiting one of the World’s Natural Wonders.  Home to over 1600 species of fish.   There is also over 1400 species of coral.

First complimentary bus transfers are available for all guests.  Next, enjoy our famous  BBQ bacon and egg breakfast burger.

This GBR Tour Includes scuba diving on two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations.

Along the way, enjoy our informative and interactive marine biologist presentation.

Next in the water is the best way to see the reef, and our friendly crew will be delighted to assist you.

While you are at the Great Barrier Reef, you will be able to snorkel and scuba dive.  Then come face to face with brightly coloured tropical fish and coral.

The friendly crew will also help anyone who is nervous or who cannot swim in the water.

Discover other things to do in Cairns.

This tour visits two World Heritage sites, the Wet Tropics of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.

Kuranda Itinerary

  • 08:45 am approximately depart your hotel
  • 10:00 am Travel to Kuranda Village by Skyrail
  • 11:15 am – 3:15 pm Enjoy free time to explore Kuranda Village.  Take in the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, or jump on the shuttle bus to Rainforestation Nature Park (Additional costs)
  • 3.15 pm Be ready at the Kuranda Railway Station for your 3.30 pm departure
  • 5.15 pm arrive at Cairns Railway Station for the bus transfer back to your hotel.

Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in
  • 08:00 – Approximate departure & Safety Talk with snorkel briefing
  • 08:30 – Marine Biology presentation,
  • 09:00  – Scuba diving briefing
  • 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel and scuba diving.
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat Tour (approximately 20-minute tour)
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans and black coral trees in its shallow lagoons
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

Included in your day to Kuranda

  • Return bus transfers from your Cairns accommodation
  • One-way Travel on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • One-way Travel on the Kuranda Scenic Railway

 Great Barrier Reef Tour

Shuttle Bus

Bus transfers from your accommodation to the Marlin Marina in Cairns.


BBQ bacon and egg breakfast burger.  There are also options for vegetarians.

We can cater for all dietary requirements will be met; please advise upon booking. All food is locally sourced and prepared fresh by our onboard chef.

Marine Biology Presentation is a great way to learn about the marine life on the Great Barrier Reef.

Scuba diving

Including all scuba dive equipment along with one scuba dive (certified or resort dive)!*
Everybody over 12 can have a go who meets medical requirements. See the ‘Important Information’ page.

Glass bottom boat tour

are a great way to comfortably witness life beneath the waves and have it all explained by our marine experts.
(weather permitting)



Buffet style lunch with a wide variety of meal options with healthy salads on the side.

Our staff can meet all dietary requirements. Please advise upon booking. All food is locally sourced and prepared fresh by our onboard chef.



Snorkelling at two reef locations. If you can not swim or you need assistance in the water, our crew will be delighted to get in the water to assist.

Wine, cheese and crackers
Enjoy a light snack with wine on the journey back to Cairns.



Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. (except when the boat is moving).



A reef-friendly sunscreen is provided onboard free of charge.

Reef Levy


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.

Optional Extras for Kuranda Tour

  • Upgrade to Diamond Class on Skyrail
  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Upgrade to Gold Class on Kuranda Scenic Rail

Optional Extras for Great Barrier Reef Tour

  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc.
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour of the reef: Snorkel with an experienced Marine Biologist and learn about the marine life you see on an educational and interactive tour
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Dive Guides for already qualified ‘Certified’ scuba divers (dive guides included for beginner divers)
  • Prescription Mask Hire if you require stronger lenses to see (You can also wear contact lenses in most circumstances)
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area
  • Second Scuba Dive at our beautiful afternoon reef location


For your Kuranda Skyrail and Train journey, we recommend bringing the following:

  • Hat, Sunscreen and Sunglasses
  • Comfortable, sturdy footwear
  • Re-fillable Water bottle
  • Cash/credit cards for any purchases
  • Your Camera

What to bring for your day on the Great Barrier Reef

  • Cash and credit card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver

This Great Barrier Reef Tour is a barefoot tour. Once onboard, no one wears shoes.

This Great Barrier Reef tour departs from

Reef Experience departs from
Cairns Marina: ‘A-Finger’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Start Boarding commences at 7:30 am for check-in, directly on the vessel ‘Reef Experience.’

Arrive back to Cairns Marina at approximately 4:30 pm

Where Can I Park?

Several parking stations throughout Cairns are within walking distance of the Marina.  Click here to see where

Important information Kuranda Tour

While both the Skyrail and Train are Wheelchair accessible, please let us know if any mobility assistance at the time of booking.

While the Kuranda Village is relatively small, there is a lot of walking involved. The main street is slightly inclined, but a low-moderate fitness level will move around with ease.

Scuba diving Information

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

Queensland, Australia, has the strictest scuba diving rules globally and the safest scuba diving record.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel, we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking, as some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.   It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Reef Experience Medical Questionnaire

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

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 not to fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive for a single no decompression scuba dive.  For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.
If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.

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Kuranda Skyrail and Train

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