2 day Reef and Rainforest

Your two day Reef and Train package includes a full day on Marine World’s outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon and a day in Kuranda the “Village in the Rainforest”.

Your day on the Outer Great Barrier Reef onboard the all-weather Marine World Platform caters for all activity levels.

Whether you wish to Snorkel or a non swimmer and wish to just stay dry there is something for everyone.

Snorkel in the sheltered lagoon, go Scuba Diving or Helmet Diving  or just relax and glide through coral gardens and along the edge of the Reef spotting an array colourful Marine Life onboard the Semi submersible or hover over beautiful Coral gardens, giant clams, schools of colourful fish and more on the glass bottom boat tour.

Which every you choose you will have a wonderful day on the Great Barrier Reef.

Your second day you will travelling by the scenic Train and learning about the pioneering history of the tropical north. During the 90 minute journey climbing over 40 small bridges and through many hand made tunnels while winding its way from Cairns to Kuranda.

Whilst Kuranda Scenic Train gives visitors an amazing view of the rainforest at ground level, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway provides an extraordinary birds-eye-view of the rainforest as it soars silently only meters above the rainforest canopy.

You’ll glide just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the rainforest at Skyrail’s two mid-stations where you can enjoy strolling through the rainforest along the boardwalks.

Kuranda is not complete without a visit to Rainforest Station.  Set on  100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest this unique tourist attraction.

You will experience the topical rainforest from a totally unique perspective. The Outback Restaurant is styled as a traditional Aussie Outback venue and is where you will enjoy your  delicious BBQ Buffet Lunch.

Day 1: Great Barrier Reef – Pontoon

Great Barrier Reef Inclusions

$7.00per person Reef Tax to be paid on board

  • 90 minute transfer from Cairns by fast Catamaran
  • 5 hours on ‘Marine World’ outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon
  • Unlimited snorkelling with all equipment and instruction
  • Floatation devices in adult and child sizes
  • On board Marine Biology presentation on the way to the Great Barrier Reef Pontoon
  • Underwater Observatory with fish feeding and identification
  • Glass bottom boat and
  • Semi-Submarine Coral viewing tours
  • Full hot and cold Buffet lunch with vegetarian options
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • Coffee, Tea and Drinking Water available free of charge during the day
  • Use of sundeck,
  • Fresh water showers and changing rooms

Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

  • 800 – 830 Check in at the Reef Fleet terminal- 1 Spence Street Cairns
  • 900 – Depart Marlin Marina for the 90 minute journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon
  • 1030 – Arrive at Marine World Pontoon
  • 1530 – Depart Marine World
  • 1700 – Arrive back at Cairns Marina

What to Bring

  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun screen
  • Dry change of clothes for trip home
  • Extra cash/creditcard (visa or mastercard) for any onboard purchases

Optional Extras

  • Introductory scuba dive (no experience necessary) Medical Conditions apply
  • Certified Scuba Dive
  • Helmet Diving – Medical Conditions apply
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tours – Beginners and Advanced levels
  • 5, 10 & 30 minute Reef Scenic flights – Helicopter
  • Wetsuit/Lycra suite
  • Lockers for hire ($2)
  • City and Northern Beaches Coach Transfers

Important Information

  • If you are considering partaking in an Introductory Scuba Dive or Helmet Dive please be advised
    • Some Medications and Medical Conditionscould PREVENT you from Scuba Diving or Helmet Diving
    • Some medications and medical conditions can have adverse affects when scuba diving.
    • If you have pre existing or existing Medical Conditions or taking any medication, please contact our office , for further information.
    • You will be required to fill out a Medical Declaration when boarding.

Day 2: Kuranda Rainforest Adventure

Kuranda Train and Skyrail Inclusions

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Kuranda Village
  • Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour
  • Koala & Wildlife Park
  • BBQ Buffet Lunch
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Return Transfers to and from Cairns City Accommodation

Kuranda Train and Skyrail Itinerary

  • 8:30am –  Travel Kuranda Scenic Railway. Wind through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls.
  • 10:30am – Arrive Kuranda Railway Station. On arrival, please make your way straight up to the coach parking area. Your Driver Guide will meet you and direct you to your coach for your                              transfer to the village.
  • 11:45am Meet at the bus stop outside the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary to transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park.
    • BBQ Lunch. Enjoy a delicious hot buffet and a wide selection of salads, cheeses and fruits.
    • Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard. Travel deep into the rainforest on both land and water as your guide explains different species of flora and fauna.
    • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Watch the Pamagirri Dancers perform in the rainforest amphitheatre, then join the Dreamtime Walk – learn to throw a boomerang and watch spear-throwing and didgeridoo playing.
    • Koala & Wildlife Park. Join a guided tour, and see crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes and a cassowary, and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies. You’ll have the opportunity to have your photo taken cuddling a holding a small crocodile (Optional extra)
  • 3:45pm Transfer to Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Terminal for 4pm boarding. The 7.5km Skyrail journey takes 30 – 40 minutes, however we recommend you spend time at the two stations enroute: Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station
  • 5:15pm Your coach will be at the Caravonica Skyrail Terminal to transfer you to your accommodation.

Overnight Accommodation is not included in this package

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Kuranda Classic – CKB

Classic Kuranda - CKB

Combining the Scenic Train journey with the world famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Rainforestation including lunch is a great way to experience this World Heritage listed tropical rainforest and Kuranda.


Cairns Reef tour

Private: Great Barrier Reef Pontoon

Great Barrier Reef Pontoon

Visit an all-weather Pontoon on a day tour to the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, suitable for all ages and abilities. Ideal for families, snorkelers and those who prefer to stay dry. Includes glass-boat & semi-submarine tours, underwater dry-viewing theatre, unlimited snorkeling, lunch, plus plenty of optional extra activities


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Most Recent Traveller Reviews
  • 12 October 2017: A real 'Must Do" in Kuranda
  • 28 September 2017: Great natural resources
  • 25 August 2017: Not my thing
  • 18 August 2017: Lots of information and good intro to the Rainforest
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