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Tropical Reef and Rainforest

4 Days 1 Country

Explore this tropical paradise on a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef on this Mini Stays trip.

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About this trip

Explore this tropical paradise on a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef and a scenic train journey through the breathtaking rainforest. 

Trip type: Mini-Stays

Trip code: PD11

3 Nights


0 Meals
On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Tropical Reef and Rainforest

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Port Douglas (3 Nights)

On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Port Douglas (flights anytime). The remainder of the day is free for you to explore this resort town.

QT Port Douglas

2. Great Barrier Reef

Board a wavepiercing catamaran and cruise out to Agincourt Reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to experience first-hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Watch the fish feeding from the unique underwater viewing platform and observatory. Enjoy a delicious hot and cold tropical buffet lunch before returning to Port Douglas.

Buffet Breakfast

3. Tjapukai - Skyrail - Kuranda Scenic Railway

Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Learn about this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel from the lowlands on the Skyrail Cableway, which takes you above the canopy of the tropical rainforest. On arrival in Kuranda, there is free time to take a stroll through the Kuranda Markets. Board the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway and enjoy a breathtaking trip on one of the world's most scenic operational rail journeys.

Buffet Breakfast

4. Depart Port Douglas

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

Buffet Breakfast

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What's Included

Travel Highlights

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

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • 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

    • It's the right hotels
      With our Insider knowledge, we've handpicked quality hotels to complement this trip. Check the daily itinerary for hotel details and for reviews.

    • Hotel accommodation at QT Port Douglas

    • Airport transfers in Cairns

    • Four days including Great Barrier Reef (ex Port Douglas), Kuranda Railway and Skyrail and Aboriginal Culture

    • Buffet breakfast daily and lunch on Day 2

    Airport Transfers

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

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Guest Reviews and Ratings

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    Service rating : Fun experiences, memorable activities. We were a little unsure about the rainforest trip, being left on our own, but once we started at the indigenous culture center, everything was easy and very enjoyable.Product : Great day snorkeling at the reef. Took the guided tour, and

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