2 Day Reef & Kuranda Rainforest Adventure - Cairns

2 Day Reef & Kuranda Rainforest Adventure - Cairns

Experience two renowned World Heritage environments over two full days… After a day of discovery on the Outer Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures you will journey to visit the rainforest village of Kuranda. You’ll travel through and above ancient rainforests with the famous Kuranda Scenic Train and the unique Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

DAY 1: Great Barrier Reef Adventure - Full Day

Tour Operator: Great Adventures

Get set for your Great Adventure! Escape into a world of surprises and experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures exciting Outer Reef cruise.

Departing from Cairns, you’ll cruise in air-conditioned comfort aboard Great Adventures’ fast catamaran to a spacious activity platform moored at a magnificent site on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

With activities for all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers, you'll enjoy a day of adventure and discovery in this World Heritage natural wonder. Snorkel and dive directly off the platform amongst beautiful coral gardens and an incredible diversity or colourful marine life. If you prefer to stay dry, explore the reef in the underwater observatory and from the air-conditioned spacious semi-submersible with informative commentary. In between activities, there’s a buffet lunch to enjoy, relax on the sundeck and take in the amazing panoramic reef views.

Your Great Barrier Reef Adventure Includes:Great Barrier Reef

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise from Cairns
  • 3 hours at Outer Reef activity platform
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Morning tea cake selection on outward journey
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch with prawns
  • Use of snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Reef education presentation
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater observatory
  • Use of lycra suits
  • Eco reef talk with marine naturalist in underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform, cheese and biscuits on return journey

Exciting optional activities (additional cost) include scuba diving, guided snorkel tours, the exclusive Scuba-Doo underwater scooter and scenic helicopter flights to see the reef from a different perspective.

Tour departs from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St
Departs Cairns: 10:30am, Returns Cairns: 5:30pm

DAY 2: Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail

Tour Operator: Down Under Tours

Barron Gorge 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 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 Lakes station where your coach will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation. 

Kuranda Markets

Your Kuranda day includes:

  • Complimentary hotel pick-up, time advised at time of booking.
  • 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$ 387.00AU$ 213.00AU$ 1,019.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 387.00AU$ 213.00AU$ 1,019.00

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  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 391.00AU$ 216.00AU$ 1,034.00
EMC *)AU$ 0.00AU$ 0.00AU$ 0.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 391.00AU$ 216.00AU$ 1,034.00

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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. *  EMC is waivered for travel up to 30 June 2023. 

General Conditions

  • Children: 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.
  • Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax. Prices valid to 31 March 2023.

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