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Cairns Barrier Reef

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 581

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforests. Enjoy time on a wave piercing catamaran then board an amphibious army duck to venture into the rainforest.


Nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and the lush, tropical rainforest of North Queensland, Cairns is your ideal base for exploring both on this 4 day itinerary.

Travel to the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef where you can snorkel, dive, or stay dry in an underwater observatory or semi-submersible craft to meet some of the 1200 species of fish and 500 species of coral that call this magical place home. Back on dry land, climb aboard an amphibious army duck for a trip into Kuranda’s scenic rainforest, where an authentic taste of Aboriginal culture including a ‘Dreamtime’ walk and the chance to throw a boomerang await. 


 

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Accommodation in Cairns

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    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside



    Nestled on the picturesque Cairns Esplanade, the Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is located close to the airport and vibrant city centre. The hotel features a variety of room types, each with their own private balcony, hosting stunning views over beautiful Trinity Bay or surrounding tropical ...

    Nestled on the picturesque Cairns Esplanade, the Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is located close to the airport and vibrant city centre. The hotel features a variety of room types, each with their own private balcony, hosting stunning views over beautiful Trinity Bay or surrounding tropical mountains.

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    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
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    DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns



    The DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is superbly located on the Cairns Esplanade only a five minute walk from the shopping, entertainment and business centre of Cairns. Featuring 237 comfortably appointed guestrooms, the DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns reflects the ambience of the Tropics with breathtaking views ...

    The DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is superbly located on the Cairns Esplanade only a five minute walk from the shopping, entertainment and business centre of Cairns. Featuring 237 comfortably appointed guestrooms, the DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns reflects the ambience of the Tropics with breathtaking views overlooking the Coral Sea and rainforest clad mountains. Its unique rainforest Atrium is designed to represent a mini rainforest surrounded by tropical plants, rock pools and Barramundi fish.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
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    Shangri La Hotel The Marina



    Shangri La Hotel the Marina is an ideal stay for both leisure and business travellers. Only a short stroll from the City Centre, Esplanade Lagoon, Reef Fleet Terminal and an integral part of the Pier Shopping Complex. Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns is the ideal ...

    Shangri La Hotel the Marina is an ideal stay for both leisure and business travellers. Only a short stroll from the City Centre, Esplanade Lagoon, Reef Fleet Terminal and an integral part of the Pier Shopping Complex. Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns is the ideal location for a tropical North Queensland vacation. The hotel boasts 255 elegantly appointed rooms and suites. All rooms feature contemporary interiors and panoramic views of the Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay, the surrounding mountain ranges or the Hotel's lush tropical gardens.

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    • Mail and Postal Facilities
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    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service Limited Hours
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    Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort



    Located in the city centre, the 314 room Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is just 5 minutes walking distance to Reef Fleet Terminal and the popular Night Markets. The resort is set in two hectares of tropical, landscaped grounds featuring a large free-form lagoon pool and ...

    Located in the city centre, the 314 room Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is just 5 minutes walking distance to Reef Fleet Terminal and the popular Night Markets. The resort is set in two hectares of tropical, landscaped grounds featuring a large free-form lagoon pool and cabana. Each guest room has a balcony overlooking the gardens or across the city.

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    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
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    • Swim-up Bar

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    Pacific Hotel Cairns



    The Pacific Hotel Cairns boasts a magnificent location, personalised service and award winning hospitality. Contemporary, and with a tropical ambiance, befitting a bygone era, an era when great service and friendly hospitality were the rule rather than the exception. Spacious rooms all offer balconies. Enjoy ...

    The Pacific Hotel Cairns boasts a magnificent location, personalised service and award winning hospitality. Contemporary, and with a tropical ambiance, befitting a bygone era, an era when great service and friendly hospitality were the rule rather than the exception. Spacious rooms all offer balconies. Enjoy the onsite restaurant and bar, outdoor pool and complimentary WIFI throughout the hotel.

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    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
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    • Restaurant(s)
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    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
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    Cairns Harbour Lights



    Welcome to Cairns Harbour Lights, the only absolute waterfront apartment complex in Cairns city. Uniquely positioned in the heart of all dining, cultural and shopping activities and near the Port of Cairns, this prestigious development boasts 98 apartments with unrivalled views. Come and enjoy Cairns ...

    Welcome to Cairns Harbour Lights, the only absolute waterfront apartment complex in Cairns city. Uniquely positioned in the heart of all dining, cultural and shopping activities and near the Port of Cairns, this prestigious development boasts 98 apartments with unrivalled views. Come and enjoy Cairns Harbour Lights many on-site features.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
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    Bay Village Tropical Retreat



    Bay Village Tropical Retreat offer a perfect base to discover the Region's natural wonders of reef, rainforest and outback. Located within easy walking distance to Cairns waterfront and Central Business District, this hotel boast an award-wining Restaurant and bar, free-form swimming pool, internet facility, laundry ...

    Bay Village Tropical Retreat offer a perfect base to discover the Region's natural wonders of reef, rainforest and outback. Located within easy walking distance to Cairns waterfront and Central Business District, this hotel boast an award-wining Restaurant and bar, free-form swimming pool, internet facility, laundry and on-site parking.

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    • Bar(s)
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    Cairns Plaza Hotel



    The 60 suite Cairns Plaza Hotel is located close to the city centre and offers spectacular views across Trinity Bay. The hotel's rooms are a mix of studio and apartments which all provide comfortable accommodation whether you come to Cairns for Business or Leisure. The ...

    The 60 suite Cairns Plaza Hotel is located close to the city centre and offers spectacular views across Trinity Bay. The hotel's rooms are a mix of studio and apartments which all provide comfortable accommodation whether you come to Cairns for Business or Leisure. The hotel's restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner every day of the week and offers casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
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    Cairns Colonial Club Resort



    Cairns Colonial Club Resort's friendly staff are looking forward to welcoming you. This resort style accommodation is set on 5 hectares of lush tropical landscaped gardens. It features 345 classic, standard and studio apartments surrounding 3 lagoon style pools. Relax and enjoy the amenities or ...

    Cairns Colonial Club Resort's friendly staff are looking forward to welcoming you. This resort style accommodation is set on 5 hectares of lush tropical landscaped gardens. It features 345 classic, standard and studio apartments surrounding 3 lagoon style pools. Relax and enjoy the amenities or go and explore all that the Cairns area has to offer.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Bicycles
    • Business Centre
    • Children's Activities
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Playground
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
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    Pullman Cairns International



    Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel, perfectly located in the centre of tropical Cairns. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321 room hotel is spectacularly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

    Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel, perfectly located in the centre of tropical Cairns. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321 room hotel is spectacularly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
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    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 581

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Day 1

Cairns Airport to Cairns City

Duration30 Minutes

Park Regis City Quay

Park Regis City Quay invites you to discover Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef during your stay in Cairns. Just a short stroll from the Esplanade, harbour foreshore, restaurants, shops, Night Markets, Reef Casino and the Marlin Marina, you are close to everything that makes Cairns a great destination. Relax and unwind in your modern hotel room or self-catering apartment and enjoy facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, rooftop sundeck and BBQ area.

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Duration3 Nights
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    Park Regis City Quay



    Park Regis City Quay invites you to discover Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef during your stay in Cairns. Just a short stroll from the Esplanade, harbour foreshore, restaurants, shops, Night Markets, Reef Casino and the Marlin Marina, you are close to everything that makes ...

    Park Regis City Quay invites you to discover Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef during your stay in Cairns. Just a short stroll from the Esplanade, harbour foreshore, restaurants, shops, Night Markets, Reef Casino and the Marlin Marina, you are close to everything that makes Cairns a great destination. Relax and unwind in your modern hotel room or self-catering apartment and enjoy facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, rooftop sundeck and BBQ area.

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    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Business Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
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Day 2

Quicksilver Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Cruise ex Cairns

For an experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's wave piercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Agincourt Reef is a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first-hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to dive (extra cost), snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, just one metre underwater. Watch the fish feeding from a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a helicopter over the reef (extra cost). Whichever way you choose; you'll bring home a lifetime of memories from this living natural wonder.

Duration7 Hours
Day 3

Kuranda Classic Tour with Train Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Rainforestation

The Classic Kuranda Experience includes the main attractions of Kuranda, but gives you more free time to explore Kuranda. You will travel to Kuranda by scenic railway and then spend some free time in the village. Wander through the many shops and local markets, which offer a full range of local handicrafts, souvenirs, and gifts.

You will then be transferred to Rainforestation Nature Park, where you will enjoy a delicious Australian BBQ lunch, a guided tour of the rainforest on board an amphibious Army Duck, and the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance performance, followed by the Dreamtime Walk. You will learn how to throw a boomerang, see a spear-throwing demonstrations, and learn about aboriginal culture.

A guided tour of the Koala and Wildlife Park will commence at the Cultural Centre. Your coach will then transfer you to Kuranda Skyrail Terminal for the 7.5 kilometre Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey down the mountain. Your coach will then return you to your accommodation.

Duration10 Hours
Day 4

Cairns City to Cairns Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Return airport transfers
  • Full day Quicksilver Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Full day Kuranda Classic Tour with Train Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Rainforestation
  • Reef tax
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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6 Dec 2018

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