Mini-Stays: Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

Discover the Great Barrier Reef on a tour of Australia with Trafalgar

Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

Your mini-stay starts by boarding a high-speed catamaran for a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef, with an opportunity to snorkel! Later visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and travel on the Skyrail Cableway that takes you above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park. 

Your Mini-Stay includes:

  • Hotel accommodations at Hilton Hotel Cairns
  • Airport transfers in Cairns
  • Four days including Great Barrier Reef (ex Cairns), Kuranda Railway and Skyrail
    and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Buffet breakfast daily and lunch on Day 2

  • 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.

  • 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 snorkeling 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 theaters, 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 traveling 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)

Departure Notes:
  • Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2013 to 31 March 2015
  • All prices are per person on a twin share basis.
  • Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
  • Please note that departures between 1 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.
  • Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

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Hotel Class Key
  • SF= Superior First Class, F = First Class, MF = Moderate First Class, ST = Superior Tourist, D = Deluxe and MD = Moderate Deluxe.
  • Hotels are subject to change.
Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms.
  • ^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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