Reef, Rainforest & Sky Rail Tour


Daily Departure


The Deal

Reef Cruise: 

Snorkel, dive, swim and ride the waves on a boat which is big enough to take you to the edge of the reef but small enough to make it personal. Enjoy multiple Introductory or Certified scuba dives or join a Semi-Submarine Tour exploring two of the best reef sites. With five hours reef time, this tour offers you more time to explore the world’s most famous National Park. A gourmet buffet lunch, together with live music and free glass of wine with nibbles provide a level of service and comfort unmatched.


  • Small-group full-day affordable cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

  • Snorkelling in selected locations for both beginners, experts and children

  • Indulge in scuba diving with certified instructors (additional cost)

  • View the underwater world through a semi-submersible chamber (weather permitting)

  • Take a scenic helicopter ride (additional cost)

  • Five hours of snorkeling or diving at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations

  • National Park Fees

  • State of the art snorkel and dive equipment and flotation devices

  • Aussie BBQ Lunch

  • Free guided snorkeling tours and scuba diving lesson so you can try it first

  • Live Australian Musical Entertainer and on-board Marine Biologist


Skyrail & Train:
Ride the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway through the Barron Gorge National Park; enjoy spectacular views of Barron Falls; then soar over the rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway


The Historic Kuranda Train: 

The Kuranda train is a step back into the days of our pioneers and although just 36km long, the train ride takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes, including a 15-minute stop at the Barron Gorge Lookout. Along the journey, you will traverse the gorgeous mountain range, travel through 15 tunnels and view many beautiful cascades and waterfalls all while learning about its wonderful and unique history. Did you know that half the people buried in Cairns Pioneer cemetery died during the construction of this brutal railway? It was an amazing and difficult pioneering feat that shaped the region of today. 


Skyrail Rainforest Cable-way: 

The Skyrail Rainforest Cable-way is a 7.5-kilometer scenic journey over the Barron Gorge National Park in the wet tropics of Queensland’s World Heritage area north of Cairns. Each Gondola carries 6 passengers and travels just a few meters above the world heritage listed rainforest canopy. The journey takes approximately 90-minutes including 2 stops where you can wander around and see the beauty of the rainforest at ground level. The two rainforest stations are Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station. At these stops you can explore the forest floor on boardwalks and interact with the environment and education of this World Heritage area. A Rainforest Interpretation Centre is also located at Barron Falls lookout, opposite side of where the train stops for its vista.


Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest:

The best of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree, with guided walks, lunch and guaranteed wildlife spotting at our immersion exhibit, Wildlife Habitat. You will also have the opportunity to look for wildlife in the rainforest and on the Daintree River throughout the day.


Tour Highlights:

  • Scenic journey along the Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas

  • Wildlife Habitat- Wander along elevated boardwalks and observe up close a huge range of wildlife, and birds and animals roam freely. Feed kangaroos, see crocodiles and the endangered cassowary and Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroos. Have your photo taken holding a koala, snake or small crocodile (extra cost).

  • Daintree River Cable Ferry- Cross the Daintree River on a Cable-Driven ferry and continue on to Cape Tribulation

  • Tropical Lunch- Served in the heart of Cape Tribulation’s rainforest. Enjoy lunch cooked to order.

  • Rainforest Boardwalk- Join our guided walk along a rainforest boardwalk. 

  • Cape Tribulation Beach- Enjoy free time to relax at Cape Tribulation’s sandy beach and wander to the lookout to take in the view.

  • Alexandra Lookout- Stop at Alexandra Lookout with magnificent views of the Daintree River and Coral Sea.

  • Daintree River Cruise- Spot crocodiles, tree snakes, water birds and other wildlife as your guide takes you through the mangroves along this crocodile infested river.

  • Return Transfers



Departure Point:
Day 1: Reef Fleet Terminal 

Day 2: Pick up from hotel accommodation

Day 3: Pick up from hotel accommodation

Departure Time:
Day 1: 7:15 am Check in- 8:00am Depart 

Day 2: Pick up approx 8:40am 

Day 3: 7:00 am 

Return Details:
Day 1: Returns to Reef Fleet Terminal 

Day 2: Returns to hotel accommodation

Day 3: Returns to hotel accommodation

The Itinerary

Day 1: Evolution Reef Cruise

  • Depart Reef Fleet Marina- Check in from 7:15am for an 8:00-8:15 departure

  • Norman Reef- 2 Reef locations included in this tour. The crew will choose the best two on the day from, Norman, Saxon & Hastings Reefs

  • Snorkelling- Snorkel amongst the beautiful corals, fishes, turtles and more, up close and personal.

  • Scuba Dive- See the reef up close and personal with a Scuba Dive

  • Scenic Flight- See the reef from a new perspective with a scenic flight

  • 4:30 Return to Reef Fleet Marina and your Accommodation


Day 2: Skyrail/Train tour 

8:30 - 9:00 AM - Pickup from Cairns City accommodation

9:30 AM - Your guide will take to the departure point for the Scenic Railway to Kuranda. On arrival, spend around 3 hours at

your leisure in the Kuranda Rainforest Village.

2:30 PM -           Ride the Skyrail from Kuranda to Smithfield, where you will be met by your driver. 

4:30 PM           Return to Cairns and drop-off at hotel.


Day 3:  Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest

7:00 AM - Commence pick ups from Cairns Accommodation

7:45 AM - Depart Cairns. Travel to Port Douglas via the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia’s most scenic costal


8:10 AM - Commence pickups from Port Douglas accommodation.

8:45 AM - Arrive at Wildlife Habitat. See the endangered cassowary and other wildlife. Photo at extra cost.

10:00 AM - Depart Wildlife Habitat.

11:00 AM - Cross the Daintree River on the cable-driven ferry. Travel along the rainforest-fringed Cape Tribulation Road

through the Daintree National Park, a magnificent wilderness region.

12:15 PM - Arrive at Cape Trib Beach House for a Tropical Lunch, followed by free time for a swim in the resort pool, or a

Walk along the spectacular Cape Tribulation Beach. 

1:00 PM - Depart Cape Trib Beach House and visit Cape Tribulation Beach and Boardwalk for a guided rainforest walk with

great photo opportunities.

2:35 PM - Depart Cape Tribulation for return journey, with some comfort stops along the way.

3:35 PM - Stop at Alexandra Lookout for magnificent views.


4:00 PM - Depart north side of river for the Daintree River Cruise. Search for crocodiles, birds and other wildlife as you

Journey through the mangroves.

5:00 PM - Arrive south side of river.

6:00 PM - Arrive at Port Douglas accommodation.

7:00 PM - Arrive at Cairns accommodation. 

The Fine Print

Day 1- Reef Cruise:

  • You will need a hat, sunscreen, spare clothes, swimmers, towel, travel voucher & cash or credit card

  • All divers must complete a Medical Questionnaire. 

  • Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may preclude some people from diving.


Day 2- Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic train:

  • You will need a hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothing & footwear, water bottle, small day bag & cash or credit card 


Day 3- Rainforest Tour 

  • You will need a hat, sunscreen, small day bag, comfortable clothing & footwear, water bottle, lunch, swimmers, towel & cash or credit card 

  • Small day bag

  • ATM located at IGA supermarket near Wildlife Habitat

  • Please advise at the time of reservation any disability requiring special attention while on tour. We will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled customers, however we are not responsible in the event we are unable to accommodate your needs

1300 962 924

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