2 Day Michaelmas Cay & Kuranda Rainforest Discovery

2 Day Michaelmas Cay & Kuranda Rainforest Discovery

After a day exploring Michaelmas Cay and sailing the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll visit the rainforest village of Kuranda, experiencing two picturesque journeys aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Train and the unique Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

DAY 1: Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise - Full Day

Tour Operator:  Ocean Spirit

Departing daily from Cairns, 32m luxury sailing catamaran, Ocean Spirit, sets sail for a day to remember at picturesque Michaelmas Cay. Encircled by a spectacular fringing reef teeming with colourful marine life, it is also a bird lover’s delight and an important protected sanctuary for migratory birds.

Snorkel directly from the beach in the cay’s protected shallow waters, cruise in the semi-submersible for a diver’s view of the reef, watch the fish feeding presentation and discover the fascinating island birdlife. For the more adventurous, you can experience the underwater delights of the reef with an exciting introductory scuba dive or take a guided snorkel tour with the marine biologist. Or if you prefer just relax on the beach or soak up the tropical atmosphere under the sails and enjoy a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef.

Michaelmas Cay

Your Ocean Spirit Cruise Includes:

  • Return Ocean Spirit cruise from Cairns
  • Experience 4 hours at Michaelmas Cay
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch, including prawns
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Lycra suits
  • Marine Biologist presentation
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Glass of complimentary sparkling wine served on the homeward journey

Optional activities include introductory scuba diving and marine biologist guided snorkel tours.

Tour departs from: Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Spence Street Cairns
Departs: Cairns 08.30am, Returns: Cairns: 5.00pm

DAY 2: Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway - Full Day

Tour Operator:  Down Under Tours

Start your day aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, meandering to the Barron Falls and through mountainside tunnels. This breathtaking journey on one of the world's most scenic train routes will take you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. Stop at Barron Gorge to view the falls before arriving at Kuranda station. 


The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the "Village in the Rainforest". Visit the Heritage Markets, which operate daily, or perhaps visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld or the Kuranda Koala Gardens (own expense). Day 2 lunch is at own cost. 

At the scheduled time, board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for the world's most beautiful rainforest experience. Glide over the rainforest canopy and take advantage of the two stops en-route to enjoy a walk through the rainforest or visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre. Your journey ends at Skyrail’s Smithfield station where your coach will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation. 

Your Kurunda Day Includes:

  • Complimentary hotel pick-up, time advised at time of boarding
  • Coach transfer to Freshwater Railway Station
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail 
  • View Barron River and Stoney Creek Falls
  • Free time in Kuranda
  • Heritage Markets operate daily
  • Return by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Experience 
  • Return transfer to hotel.


  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 338.00AU$ 179.00AU$ 890.00
EMC *)AU$ 7.00AU$ 7.00AU$ 28.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 345.00AU$ 186.00AU$ 918.00

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*Day 1: Self Drive to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, coach transfers are available at an additional cost.


A Government Environmental Management Charge of $7.00 is levied for all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. This charge is included in the total price and is payable by passengers on the day of travel.


  • Child age 4 -14 years; Children 3 years and under cruise for free. 
  • Family fare – maximum of 2 adults and 2 children of the same family. Normal fare applies for additional children. Not applicable with any other discount
  • All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.
  • Self-Drive options are available.
  • Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax. Prices valid to 31 March 2021.

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