Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise

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Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise information and booking

9 - 10 hours
Departs from
Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
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Tour description provided by Viator

Hit the rails, the rainforest, the sky and the reef in an action-packed day trip from Cairns! You'll take the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns, go shopping in the Kuranda Markets, ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, soar over the Great Barrier Reef on a helicopter tour, take a lunchtime cruise on the reef, then spend the afternoon swimming, snorkeling or diving before cruising back to Cairns. What a rewarding day out!

Have your camera ready aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway to take photographs as the train winds its way around Horseshoe Bend and past Stoney Creek Falls and Barron Falls. At Kuranda Markets you'll have free time to shop for locally made arts and crafts before taking a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Make sure to have your camera ready as you glide over the rainforest canopy and glimpse tantalizing views of Cairns' beautiful coastline.

From lush tropical rainforest it's on to the blue expanse of the Great Barrier Reef and your spectacular thirty-minute helicopter flight to the Outer Reef. From the heli pontoon at Hastings Reef, you will be transferred to a high-speed vessel to enjoy a delicious tropical lunch.

After lunch you will have more than two hours to snorkel and swim. If you prefer not to get wet, you can take an informative semi-submersible boat tour to see and learn about the delicate coral reef ecosystem (if time permits). Divers are not forgotten either with scuba diving available for both beginners and experienced divers at an additional cost. Then it's time to relax and enjoy the live entertainment onboard this luxury vessel as you sail back to Cairns at the end of a packed, fulfilling day.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off from cairns, palm cove and northern beaches hotels
  • Kuranda scenic rail and skyrail cableway
  • 30-minute helicopter tour
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Buffet lunch

What isn't included

  • Beverages
  • Optional introductory or certified dives, payable direct on travel date
  • Au$20 environmental management charge and fuel levy is payable direct to the operator on the day of travel
  • Semi-submersible boat tour