4-Day Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Tour

4-Day Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Tour information and booking

4 days
Departs from
Airport OR Rydes Hotel Esplanade or Hilton Hotel
Returns to
Concludes after breakfast on Day 4
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Tour description provided by Viator

Spend the day on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, visit an Aboriginal culture park and ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda on this fabulous four-day Cairns city stay. Go snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, shop at Kuranda markets and ride a historic train through ancient rainforest. With plenty of free time to spend in Cairns, this four-day city stay brings you the best of Far North Queensland in one package!

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Meals as per itinerary (b=breakfast, l=lunch, d=dinner)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Skyrail rainforest cableway
  • Scenic railway
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What isn't included

  • Flights
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Day 1: Cairns
After making your own flight arrangements to arrive at Cairns Airport, be picked up by airport transfer and taken to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day in Cairns at your leisure, strolling along the waterfront Esplanade or visiting the night markets. Overnight: Rydges Esplanade (standard hotel) or the Hilton Hotel (first-class hotel), Cairns
Day 2: Cairns -- Great Barrier Reef -- Cairns (B, L)
After breakfast at your Cairns hotel, step on board a high-speed catamaran to cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. After a reef education presentation by a marine naturalist, view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. Take the opportunity to go snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch served on board the catamaran. Cruise back to Cairns in the early evening and have the rest of the night to spend at your leisure. Overnight: your choice of accommodation, Cairns
Day 3: Cairns -- Tjapukai -- Skyrail -- Kuranda -- Cairns (B)
Following breakfast at your hotel, be immersed in the myths and legends of Australia’s indigenous people on a visit to the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Follow your indigenous guide on a tour through the park and discover Australia's ancient culture through theater, stage shows and demonstrations. Watch a live performance celebrating traditional Tjapukai corroboree dances and songs, and hear the story of the Tjapukai people. Then take a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda, gliding above the trees of the Barron Gorge National Park and enjoy unbeatable views from the rainforest to the reef as you pass over the mountain range. Enjoy free time to explore Kuranda, known as the ‘village in the rainforest’, and shop at the Heritage Markets. Return to Cairns on board the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, traveling through the rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park, crossing the impressive Stoney Creek Bridge and stopping for photos at Barron Gorge. Relax on the short drive back to your Cairns hotel, where you have the rest of the afternoon and evening to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight: your choice of accommodation, Cairns
Day 4: Cairns (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, be transferred to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight.