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Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

Everyday Price From

$750

4 days

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Overview

Discover the colourful coral and fish of the Great Barrier Reef on this Mini Stays trip.

Locations Visited

Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Barron Gorge National Park, Kuranda Scenic Railway

Countries Visited

Australia

Travel Style

Mini Stay

Accommodations

3 nights included

Age Requirements

Minimum age 5

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Arrive Cairns (3 Nights)

Ease into the laidback vibe of Cairns and spend the day at leisure soaking up your coastal surrounds.

  • Accommodation

    Hilton

Day 2

Great Barrier Reef

Journey to the Great Barrier Reef and discover its underwater kaleidoscope of vivid colours. A high-speed catamaran takes you to the outer edge of this natural wonder which spans some 35 million hectares, making it the largest reef structure and marine park in the world. View the spectacular coral display and tropical fish that find sanctuary in its midst, from the comfort of an underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. Or take to the water, donning your mask and flippers for a snorkel to see these marine creatures up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on the water before returning to Cairns early evening.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Tjapukai - Skyrail - Kuranda Scenic Rail

Discover the secrets of the world's oldest living culture during a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park set amidst the rainforest. Gain a deeper understanding of the traditions and heritage that are revealed through bush food lessons, didgeridoo and fire-making demonstrations and the famous Tjapukai Dance. Then, it's a short distance to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which will take you through the World Heritage rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. There are two rainforest stations where you can enjoy a boardwalk tour and observe this ancient rainforest from spectacular lookouts. On arrival in Kuranda, there is free time to explore the 'village in the rainforest' and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets. Afterwards, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for a historic journey through some of the world's oldest rainforest. Passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls your journey winds through man-made tunnels and across bridges to arrive at its destination of Freshwater Station.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 4

Depart Cairns

Your rainforest and reef encounter concludes this morning after breakfast.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

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What's Included

  • Dining Highlights

  • 3 breakfasts

  • 1 lunch

  • First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

  • Handcrafted Highlights

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • All porterage and local charges included

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

  • VIP entry to many sights

  • Terms & Conditions

    Trip Notes:

    • ​Please note that airfare to and from your start/end destinations are not included in the cost of your trip.
    • Call 1-877-333-0992 for great deals from the USA to & from all start/end cities for your selected itinerary.
    • Internal flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the trip price.
    • Travel to Europe from the USA often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1 of your itinerary start date.

    Terms & Conditions:

    • ​Prices listed are land only & do not include airfare to and from the start/end of the tour.
    • Prices listed are per person, based on twin or multi-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost or you can upgrade to a single for an additional cost, based on availability.
    • For departure points and stay longer accommodation options call 1-877-333-0992 for more details.
    • ​​'Exclusive Costco Member Price' is available upon member login. 
    • 'Price with Current Deals' reflects current applicable 'Last Minute Deals.' Last Minute Deals are available on select departures only and only available to travelers departing from the United States; not combinable with any other promotional offers; full payment due at time of booking. 
    • All discounts are for new bookings only, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Call or request a quote for complete details.
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