Cairns on a Budget 4-Day Reef and Rainforest

You will see the best of our region without breaking the bank on this Cairns on a Budget tour! Spend a day on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Enjoy a day in the oldest living Rainforest on the Daintree Rainforest. Cool off in the Atherton Tablelands, and then Whitewater Rafting on the mighty Barron River.

This Cairns on a Budget package can be done in any order.

Great Barrier Reef Experience

Everything you need to know about the Great Barrier Reef Deluxe Cruise: a state-of-the-art, modern, and speedy catamaran is the best method to observe the Great Barrier Reef.  Getting to the outer Reef on a catamaran gives you more time to explore this UNESCO-listed world heritage site.

This tour includes fantastic options, making it the only fully-inclusive Great Barrier Reef tour available.

Either arrange a complimentary pick-up from your Cairns accommodation or meet at  Finger A number 8 on the  Marlin Jetty to begin the tour.

Boarding starts at 7:30 am, and then enjoy a delicious breakfast of BBQ egg and bacon rolls, tea, and coffee upon arrival (If you have dietary requirements, please advise in the booking notes at the time of booking).  We depart for the Outer Great Barrier Reef at 8:00 am.

On the way, we will show you how to use snorkelling and scuba diving equipment, the specialists, and you’ll also get a safety lecture.  Along the way, enjoy the fun and informative marine biologist presentation.

At 9:30 am, you’ll arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef site.  For this Great Barrier Reef tour, our captain will wait until the day of the trip to pick which Reef location would provide guests with the best snorkelling and scuba diving conditions.

Daintree Rainforest

Travel from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. One of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia!  The first stop is the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas.

See the endangered cassowary and other wildlife. Have the chance to have your photo taken while holding a koala, snake, or crocodile (extra cost).

Heading further north, you will cross the mighty Daintree River. You will feel like you have entered a different world with Rainforest towering over narrow winding roads.

Tablelands and Waterfalls Adventure

Next up on your Cairns on a Budget tour! Jump aboard Gus the Wonder Bus! Uncle Brian will take you, in his fun and friendly way on a day of adventures in our natural world.

We’ll visit ancient coastal Rainforests and the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands during this Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour.

We’ll be walking and talking, swimming, rock sliding, singing in waterfalls, floating in a volcanic crater lake. Then an exciting journey home! We look forward to welcoming you into our family and sharing fun times.

Barron River White Water Rafting

Feel the rush of white water rafting in the impressive wilderness of Australia’s tropical rainforests. A fun afternoon with a few thrills and spills.



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Barron River Rafting

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