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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.

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    • Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2017 to 31 March 2019
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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.
    • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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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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    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

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    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2017 to 31 March 2019
      • 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.
      • 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. 

      About this trip

      The ancient tropical rainforests of northern Australia take centre stage on this aerial adventure suspended high above lush canopies, gorges and waterfalls, before you dive the depths of warm Pacific waters to explore the brilliant, colourful coral wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef.


      Trip type: Mini Stay

      Trip code: CC11

      3 Nights

      accommodation

      3 Meals
      • 2 Buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      On-trip Transport

      Internal flights not included.

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      Highlights

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 1 lunch


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        • 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 Cairns), 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


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive Cairns (3 Nights)

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      Great Barrier Reef

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      Tjapukai - Skyrail - Kuranda Scenic Railway

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      Depart Cairns

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      Arrive Cairns (3 Nights) 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.

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      Great Barrier Reef 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 hot and cold tropical buffet lunch. Return to Cairns early evening.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Tjapukai - Skyrail - Kuranda Scenic Railway Day 3 - Tjapukai - Skyrail - Kuranda Scenic Railway

      Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Discover this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway that takes you high above the canopy of 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 Scenic Railway for a historic journey travelling through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Passing Stoney Creek Falls your journey winds through man-made tunnels, across bridge and around curves to arrive at its final destination, Freshwater Station.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Depart Cairns Day 4 - Depart Cairns

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

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      • Buffet Breakfast

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        • Great Barrier Reef (ex Cairns), Kuranda Railway and Skyrail and Aboriginal Culture


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        • 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 Cairns), 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


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