Luxury Reef and Kuranda Experience

The Luxury Reef and Kuranda Experience delivers not only the best of two worlds but as a VIP and in luxury. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as well as Kuranda Village.

Top Deck Club is Cairns’ Best VIP Reef Day Experience

Top Deck valets serving wine and fruit platters
Be pampered by your personal valet!

Get that “Celebrity Feel” and discover why our Top Deck Club Reef Day Cruise is the ultimate way to see the Great Barrier Reef. This VIP Day tour is personalised and private and will certainly leave you feeling relaxed. With a dedicated Personal Valet caring for you in and out of the water, you will feel pampered.

Step onboard, head straight for the Top Deck lounge, and make yourself comfortable! Not only do you get to skip the queue but also head straight for the exclusive Top Deck Lounge and get comfortable! Your Valet will look after your check-in and then serve up a delicious plated BBQ Breakfast.

Clownfish and Anemone at the Great Barrier Reef
Find a Clownfish at the Great Barrier Reef

Whether you are Snorkelling or diving, you will be able to discover the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Let your guide personalise your snorkel and diving tour. Do you want to see Nemo the Clownfish? Then again, perhaps it is the Sea Turtle you want to see? No problems, your guide will know exactly where he is hiding. All in all, what better way to kick off your Luxury Reef and Kuranda Experience!

Kuranda Scenic Train, Rainforestation and Skyrail Experience

Next up on your Luxury Reef and Kuranda Experience is a visit to the heart of the rainforest. This tour combines three Cairns Icons – Kuranda Scenic Rail, Rainforestation, as well as the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.  Journey to Kuranda on ground level through World Heritage Listed rainforest on this world-famous railway.  Wrap up your adventure with the Skyrail Cableway. Glide high above the rainforest canopy for an extraordinary birds-eye view of the rainforest, not to mention the endless ocean views!

Take a journey through the rainforest on the Kuranda Scenic Train

Kuranda Scenic Train travelling over bridge in front of waterfall
Travel past many stunning waterfalls on the Kuranda Scenic Train

Begin your journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. This iconic railway was a massive feat, and certainly not without its sacrifices. Travel back in time as you listen to the history of the rail through the onboard commentary. Be blown away as you wind your way to Kuranda, through 15 hand-carved tunnels and traverse across 39 bridges. Certainly is an impressive achievement! Get that camera ready as you travel past Stoney Creek Falls – the only section where you can see the whole train at once! Including a stop at the popular Barron Falls, those holiday selfies are going to look grand indeed!

Once you arrive in Kuranda, you will have a little time to explore this village in the rainforest. Imagine yourself standing amongst vibrantly coloured stalls. Although at first, you will find yourself looking at intrinsic and sometimes abstract artwork from local artists. At the next stall, you will then find yourself chatting to the man who swears he has the hottest chilli sauce in the world. Each stall is so wonderfully different from the last.

Butterfly sitting on plant at Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary
Discover many beautiful butterflies such as the Ulysses

But it’s not just about the markets! Save some time to stop off at the Butterfly Sanctuary. The largest aviary in the Southern Hemisphere! Home to over 1500 butterflies, such as the Ulysses Butterfly. There are so many different species to discover. It is such a magical experience walking through. In fact, you may even have a butterfly come and land on your hand!

Explore culture and discover wildlife at Rainforestation

Following on on your adventure, it is time to head over to Rainforestation. Set on 100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest. Travel on an authentic WWII DUKW – better known as the Army Duck. This amphibious vehicle can travel not only on land but also on the water, making for an unforgettable experience! Learn about the indigenous culture through the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, or take a visit with the iconic Australian animals at the Koala & Wildlife Park.

Surely by now, you would have worked up a hunger? After all that exploring, it’s time to head on over to the Restaurant to recharge with a hot meal. Relax on the old world verandah overlooking a picturesque lake at the Treehouse Cafe.

Soon enough, it will be time to head home, but we have saved the best for last!

Skim across the treetops on the Skyrail Experience

Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway travelling over Barron Falls
View the Barron Falls from above on your Skyrail Journey home

Glide high through the air, skimming past the treetops of the rainforest. There are two mid-stations where you can jump off and see parts of the rainforest up close. The first stop is the Barron Falls station. Venture onto the “The Edge Lookout” if you are brave enough. A glass balcony over the Barron Falls – but expect to get a little wet! In the wet season, these falls are full of water, and you can feel their thunder before seeing them! This is the best way to see the falls, but on the other hand, a short distance away is a second lookout. So if you would prefer to see the falls without getting wet, this is the option for you.

The second station is at Red Peak. With a short boardwalk loop, you can explore and learn about the forest with the many plaques found along the way. On the other hand, you could join the Ranger-guided walk. They certainly have a wealth of information! This station is optional whether you want to jump off and explore or continue your cableway journey.

All in all, a great way to wrap up your Luxury Reef and Kuranda Experience!


  • A Personal Valet on your Reef Trip
  • Private guided snorkel tours and/or scuba dive tours.
  • Reserved VIP Seating.
  • Table service for all Chef-prepared meals.
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Kuranda Village
  • Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience Army Duck Rainforest Tour
  • Koala & Wildlife Park
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway


Top Deck Club Great Barrier Reef Experience
  • 7:30 am – Board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in
  • 8:00 am – Approximate departure & Safety Talk with snorkel briefing
  • Marine Biology presentation and scuba dive safety briefing
  • Arrive at our first spectacular reef site
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Lunch
  • Cruise to our second location
  • 3:00 pm – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • A glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits on the return journey
  • 4:30 pm – Arrive back in Cairns
Kuranda Scenic Train, Rainforestation and Skyrail Experience
  • 7.30 am (approx) – Pickup from your Cairns City Accommodation
  • 8:30 am – Travel on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
  • 10:30 am – Arrive at Kuranda Railway Station.
  • 11:45 am –  Meet at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary for transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park.
  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard.
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.
  • Koala & Wildlife Park.
  • 3:45 pm – Transfer to Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Terminal for 4:00 pm boarding.
  • 5.15 pm – Coach transfer you to your accommodation.


Top Deck Club Great Barrier Reef Experience
  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited Snorkelling at morning and afternoon reef locations
  • Scuba Dive (Certified Dive OR Resort/Introductory Dive)* 
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour** (weather permitting)
  • Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation**
  • Marine Biology Presentation**
  • Large Sun Deck with padded loungers**

*Subject to Medical

**These activities are conducted with other guests onboard.

Kuranda Scenic Train, Rainforestation and Skyrail Experience
  • Return Hotel Transfers from Cairns City Accommodation
  • One-way Ticket on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Admission to Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Admission to Rainforestation
  • One-way Ticket on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway


Optional Extras

  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs
  • Bus transfers from Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Second Scuba Dive

What to bring

For your Great Barrier Reef Tour:

  • Cash and/or credit card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver

For your Kuranda Tour:

  • Cash and/or credit card for purchases
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat, Sunglasses and Sunscreen

Most importantly… Don’t forget your camera!

How to get there

Courtesy Transfers are included for both tours.

However, if you would to make your own way for the Reef Tour, you can meet at the
Cairns Marlin Marina: ‘A-Finger’. For check-in, boarding will commence at 7:30 am, directly on the vessel ‘Reef Experience’.


Important Information

It is important to note that a minimum of 2 passengers is required to book this package.

Your Safety Is Our First Priority

Some medical conditions, age and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you complete our Scuba Diving Questionnaire before booking. After all, we want you to be able to enjoy every aspect of your adventure.

On the other hand, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no-decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours.  If you are joining multiple dives, however, you will need to wait 24 hours after your last dive. Additionally, this also includes Skydiving and Hot Air Ballooning. However, we recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible

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