Sign up to our latest deals & offers

Close

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

4 Days 1 Country 1 City

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

"Our experience was first class"

Glendon

Your Itinerary

Trafalgar Costsaver is rated

80

4.0 /5

Based on 58 independent user reviews

Back to calendar

4 Days 1 Country 1 City

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

Departure date

Return date

  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S

Your itinerary has changed

Please note, the itinerary, meals and highlights may have changed as a result of selecting a new date.

Please check these again before booking this date.

Upgrades available for this trip

Alternate Trips

X Days X Countries X Cities

Please select a date

Departure date

Cairns, Australia

Return date

Cairns, Australia

Book and Pay By:

i Flights available

Hurry almost full

Early payment discount

Was: PP

Save: PP

Code: XXXXX

    Extensions available for this trip

    Secure your trip with a deposit today

    Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

    Please read our Trip Notes before booking

    iNotes
    • Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2018 to 31 March 2020
    • Young Traveller Discount Save up to
    • *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.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings and Down Under Tours.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
    • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
    • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
    • Double-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless traveling as part of a family group. 
    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

    This departure of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef is sold out. However, we have an alternative trip with a similar itinerary - take a look...

    X Days X Countries X Cities

    Please select a date

    Departure date

    Cairns, Australia

    Return date

    Cairns, Australia

    Book and Pay By:

    i Flights available

    Hurry almost full

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2018 to 31 March 2020
      • Young Traveller Discount Save up to
      • *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.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings and Down Under Tours.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Double-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      About this trip

      Embark on an aerial adventure suspended high above lush canopies, gorges and waterfalls, before you dive the depths of warm Pacific waters to explore an underwater wonderland.


      Trip type: Mini Stay

      Trip code: CC11

      3 Nights

      accommodation

      4 Meals
      • 3 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      On-trip Transport

      Internal flights not included.

      CC11_WIN_MAP_WW_18

      What's Included

      Dining

        • 3 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch


      $name

      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

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

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

      Your Itinerary

      • 1 of 4
      • 2 of 4
      • 3 of 4
      • 4 of 4
      $name

      Day 1

      Arrive Cairns (3 Nights)

      $name

      Day 2

      Great Barrier Reef

      $name

      Day 3

      Tjapukai - Skyrail - Kuranda Scenic Rail

      $name

      Day 4

      Depart Cairns

      Day 1

      Arrive Cairns (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Cairns (3 Nights)

      Ease into the laidback vibe of Cairns as you transfer to your hotel (flights anytime) and spend the rest of the day soaking up your coastal surrounds.

      Hotel

      Hilton

      Meals

      Hotel

      Hilton

      Meals

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Great Barrier Reef 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

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Tjapukai - Skyrail - Kuranda Scenic Rail 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 demonstrations, movie theatres, 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 ranger-guided boardwalk 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

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Depart Cairns Day 4 - Depart Cairns

      Your rainforest and reef encounter at its end, you'll transfer to Cairns Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-us/tours/cairns-the-great-barrier-reef?tripcode=cc11 for the latest discounts & departure information.

      What's Included

      Dining

        • 3 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch


      $name

      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

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

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Why Trafalgar?

      The Trafalgar Experience

      $name

      Simply Authentic

      Enjoy

      Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


      sunset heart

      Simply Authentic

      Love... Travel

      "Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


      $name

      Simply Authentic

      Meet

      Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


      $name

      Simply Authentic

      Taste

      Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


      $name

      Simply Authentic

      Unwind

      Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

      What our customers say on social | #simplytrafalgar

      Current Settings:

      Analytics Active: True

      Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/Home/Data/Trips/C/Cairns the Great Barrier Reef/Summer 2019

      Page ID: {7EBB9B2D-66AB-48F9-BF0A-A5035DAF74B8}

      Page Name: Summer 2019

      Page Display Name: Summer 2019

      Page Template Name: Operating Product

      Page Template ID: {EE27CEEF-7D22-45B3-8F2B-A556D3997A72}

      Parent ID: {E8C6C6FD-9AF0-4646-A970-30DE75E9675D}

      Parent Name: Cairns the Great Barrier Reef

      Parent Display Name: Cairns the Great Barrier Reef

      Parent Template Name: Catalogue Product

      Parent Template ID: {8302121E-1207-4BF0-95A2-6C0FCB0D684B}

      Feature Toggle SagittariusTourUrlMerger: True

      Feature Toggle TripPageRedesign: True

      Feature Toggle HomePageRedesign: True

      Altered Feature Toggle TripPageRedesign: True

      Altered Feature Toggle HomePageRedesign: False

      Sitecore Site Name: website

      Is Cost Saver: False