Great Barrier Reef Adventure & Daintree Dreaming

Great Barrier Reef Adventure & Daintree Dreaming

An inspiring tour combination of two ancient World Heritage Wonders. Experience the Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures followed by a day in the Daintree Rainforest immersed in ancient Aboriginal culture.

DAY 1: Great Barrier Reef Adventure 

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:

  • 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: Daintree Dreaming 

Tour Operator: Adventure North Australia

This exclusive and fully immersive rainforest tour allows you to join in a genuine Aboriginal cultural experience in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. Gain an understanding of the region’s original indigenous culture with this unique experience as you are guided through the traditional rainforest, mangrove and beach habitats of the Kuku Yalanji tribe.

The Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat tour will take you to the beautiful Cooya Beach, a traditional fishing ground, where you will join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers on a beach, mudflat and mangrove walk. This area is filled with diverse wildlife as a meeting point for three different ecosystems; beach, mangrove and coastal reef. Here you will learn the ways of traditional fishing and gathering, a real chance to catch your own bush tucker! Back at the family home, your catch will be cooked up and served with homemade damper. Then it’s on to Mossman Gorge where you are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. While at the Mossman Gorge Centre, enjoy lunch at the edge of the rainforest. You will also have time to explore the art gallery featuring work from local artists.

Following lunch, your guide will take you to explore the lush rainforest of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. During an easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges, learn about the flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem that makes this region completely unique. 

At the end of your day, you can refresh yourself with a swim in the clear cool waters of Mossman Gorge surrounded by pristine rainforest before beginning the return journey.

Your Daintree Dreaming Tour includes:

  • Complimentary hotel pickup from Port Douglas accommodation.
  • 2 hour coastal and mangrove walk learning to catch and identify bush tucker
  • Eat your catch with homemade damper
  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Guided interpretative tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge with an Adventure North guide
  • Swim at Mossman Gorge
  • Lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre
  • (Itinerary can operate in reverse subject to the tide.)

What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimmers and bottle of water.

Daintree Dreaming tour operates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 

Tour departs: Cairns 7:30am, Northern Beaches 8:00am

Tour returns: Cairns 6:30pm, Northern Beaches 6:00pm,

Total Package Price

All taxes and levies included in total price.


  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 467.00AU$ 352.00AU$ 1,527.00
EMC *)AU$ 6.50AU$ 6.50AU$ 26.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 473.50AU$ 358.50AU$ 1,553.00

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

Additional Cost - *EMC

A Government Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 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.

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.
  • Daintree Dreaming tour operates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 
  • Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax. Prices valid to 31 March 2019.

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