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Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef 2014

  • Duration: 4 Days
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  • Brochure: Australia and New Zealand 2014
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  • Style: Mini Stays
  • Description: Cruise aboard a high-speed catamaran to cruise through the beautiful coloured coral of the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and explore some of the oldest rainforest in the world as you travel aboard the Kuranda train, passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls on your journey.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE CAIRNS (3 NIGHTS)

    On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The afternoon is free for you to explore this vibrant city.

    Hotel: Hilton Cairns

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 2

    GREAT BARRIER REEF

    Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a marine naturalist and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch. Return to Cairns early evening.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)

  • Day 3

    TJAPUKAI - SKYRAIL - KURANDA RAILWAY

    Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your Indigenous Guide who will escort you through the park as you discover this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel on the Skyrail Cableway that takes you high above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival in Kuranda there is free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets. Board the Kuranda train for a historic journey travelling through some of the oldest rainforest in the world, passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls before arriving at Freshwater Station, where your coach awaits to return you to your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    DEPART CAIRNS

    You will be transferred to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Travel Highlights

  • Airport transfers in Cairns
  • Buffet breakfast daily and lunch on Day 2
  • Four days including Great Barrier Reef presentation by marine naturalist, Kuranda and Aboriginal Culture
  • Hotel accommodation at Hilton Hotel Cairns

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  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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