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Tropical Reef and Rainforest

4 Days 1 Country 2 Cities

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 Stay

Trip code: PD11

3 Nights


0 Meals
On-trip Transport

Internal flights not included.

Tropical Reef and Rainforest

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Port Douglas (3 Nights)

Day 2

Great Barrier Reef

Day 3

Tjapukai - Skyrail - Kuranda Scenic Railway

Day 4

Depart Port Douglas

Day 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


Day 1

Day 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
  • Lunch

Day 2

Day 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 Rainforest Cableway, which takes you above the canopy of Barron Gorge National Park. 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 rail journeys.


  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Depart Port Douglas

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


  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

The Trafalgar Difference

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What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

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

    • 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

    • Airport transfers in Cairns

    • VIP entry to many sights

    Airport Transfers

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

Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience


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.

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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.


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.


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

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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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4 Days, 1 Country, 2 Cities

Tropical Reef and Rainforest

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    • Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018
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    • *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.
    • Room Share: Guaranteed 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.
    • All prices are per person, double share.
    • For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.
  • 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.
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  • 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. 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 travelling as part of a family group. 

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