4 Days: Cairns
Cairns is your gateway to The Great Barrier Reef. Explore this vibrant city on the day arrival, before boarding a high speed catamaran to The Reef the following day. In the company of a naturalist, enjoy this fascinatingly educative, firsthand experience of one of the most revered places on the planet.
Day 1: Arrive Cairns
On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore this vibrant city. Stroll along the Esplanade or simply relax in one of the many cafés or on the beach. Browse the night markets and the Pier Marketplace.
Day 2: Cairns – Great Barrier Reef
Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a marine naturalist and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. You have the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch. Return to Cairns early evening. BL
Day 3: Cairns – Tjapukai, Skyrail & Kuranda
Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your Indigenous guide who will escort you through the park as you discover this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. Ride the Skyrail Cableway that takes you above the breathtaking canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival in Kuranda there is free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets. Board the Kuranda train for a historic journey travelling through some of the oldest rainforest in the world, passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls to Freshwater Station. B
Day 4: Depart Cairns
You will be transferred to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight. B
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