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Cairns: Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation 2-Day Tour

Product ID: 106471
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Discover the best of Queensland's majestic beauty on a 2-day reef and rainforest tour. Snorkel at 2 locations in the Outer Great Barrier Reef and see stunning coral gardens. Then, visit Cape Tribulation.
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  • Snorkel at 2 spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Go to the Cape Tribulation rainforest
  • Take a coastal drive along the Captain Hook Highway to Port Douglas
  • Encounter native Australian wildlife
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Get back to nature with 2 fantastic day trips from Cairns, and experience the splendor of Queensland by land and water. Swim and snorkel with the fish at exclusive locations of the Outer Great Barrier Reef, and then take rainforest walks and a crocodile cruise up the Daintree River to see native Australian wildlife in their natural habitats.

Day 1: Reef Tour
Climb aboard the state-of-the-art “Evolution” and explore some of the most beautiful spots in the Outer Great Barrier Reef on a 5-hour trip. Cruise at up to 30 knots on a vessel with comfortable seating for up to 140 passengers and spend less time traveling and more time with the fish! Go to 2 spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef locations and benefit from snorkel equipment and lessons for your convenience. Jump in the water and explore this amazing natural wonder up close!

Head off for the second reef location, where you can take a semi-submersible tour (extra option) and get a whole new perspective of the underwater world. Access exclusive, protected reef locations away from the crowds and benefit from the services of friendly and attentive staff for a safe and fun-filled experience.

Day 2: Rainforest Tour
Following free pick-up from your hotel, discover the best of Cairns and Cape Tribulation on a spectacular coastal drive along the Captain Cook Highway to Port Douglas. Take a guided rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge and see the crystal-clear waters of the Mossman River cascade over boulder formations in the lush rainforest. Cross the Daintree River by ferry and then journey deep into Daintree National Park en route to Cape Tribulation.

Kick back and relax under the rainforest overlooking the reef or enjoy a walk at the historical beach location. Then, return towards Cairns via the majestic Daintree River. Take a 1-hour crocodile cruise up the river and see native wildlife at play in their natural habitat. Learn about the mangrove forests that can reach amazing heights along the banks of the river and hear about their importance as ocean fish nurseries.
  • Snorkel equipment and lesson (Reef Tour)
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, fruit, and cheese platter on the return journey (Reef Tour)
  • Live Australian musical entertainer on the return journey (Reef Tour)
  • Complimentary round-trip hotel transfers (Rainforest Tour)
  • Guide (Rainforest Tour)
  • Mossman Gorge and national park entrance fee (Rainforest Tour)
  • Daintree River ferry crossing (Rainforest Tour)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns (reef tour).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that a AU$20 per person EMC/fuel levy must be paid upon check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal on the day of travel
• Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes
• Bring a hat and sunscreen, your swimming costume and a towel
• Remember to bring your camera and cash or bank card to make any purchases on the day
• All divers must complete a Medical Questionnaire. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may preclude some people from diving
• Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, the following are temporarily unavailable: semi-submarine, live music, ice cream stop, wallabies visit, tropical fruit tasting, billy tea, and damper. Mossman gorge will be replaced by an elevated rainforest boardwalk tour through the Daintree. BBQ lunch is replaced with lunch at the Cape Tribulation Beach House Restaurant

From US$ 150.47 per person

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Product ID: 106471