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$121.37 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove

Learn about Tropical North Queensland's pioneering history on a leisurely train journey to Kuranda 'the village in the rainforest'. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you wind your way through the rainforest. A short photo stop is made at Barron Gorge and as you cross Stoney Creek Bridge, before arriving in Kuranda. There is free time in Kuranda to do a little shopping at the heritage markets, grab some lunch in one of the many restaurants/cafes (additional cost) or checkout some wildlife at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (entrance fees not included). There are many options available to choose from for your Kuranda day trip so you can do as much or as little as you like. Choose from: Rail/Rainforestation/Sky - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, visit Rainforestation Nature Park, return on Skyrail (10 hours) Rail/Sky - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail (8.5 hours) Sky/Rail - Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, return on the Scenic Railway (10 hours) Rail/Sky/Tjapukai- Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail, visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (9 hours) Rail/Sky/Tjapukai/Lunch - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail, visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with buffet lunch (10 hours)

$11.84 Transfers & Ground Transport

Cairns Airport Transfers

Choose between a private or shuttle transfer to and from Cairns Domestic and International airport. Experience a "Meet and Greet" service before relaxing in your transfer vehicle to Palm Cove or Port Douglas.Operating between 6am and 7pm for your shuttle service or 24-hours for your private transfer, you will experience incredible service along the way.When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Palm Cove or Port Douglas hotel details. At time of booking, You must include the following flight and hotel details: Airline Flight Number Domestic / International Airport Departing City / Arrival City Arrival Time Hotel Name Hotel Address

$122.11 Cultural & Theme Tours

Brett's Night Tour to 'NIGHT FIRE' at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park from Port Douglas

Journey into dream-time legend and discover the magic of Australia's ancient indigenous culture by night. Enjoy a cultural evening of entertainment and tastes of the Tropical North during your award winning Dinner and Show experience. Choose between pickup at approx 6:15pm with a relaxing trip of only 45 minutes to the Tjapukai night fire show, or the Skyrail and Kuranda village upgrade with 11am pickup and a visit to Kurda village. WELCOME DRINK & CANAPES: set in the Rainforest Canopy Breezeway, sip complimentary sparkling wine and taste canapés inspired by bush tucker foods. DDGERIDOO JOURNEY: Have your face painted by the Bama Indigenous rainforest people to link you to their traditional land, then take you on a mesmerizing journey with the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo. SACRED CORROBOREE: Follow the Tjapukai warriors along a fire-lit path to a rain forest dance theater where a sacred corroboree celebrating Aboriginal Dreamtime stories will inspire you to join in. LAKSIDE FIRE CEREMONY: Become part of the Rainbow Serpent circle to learn traditional language songs and make music with aboriginal sticks before the ceremonial fire is lit with a spectacular fire ball shooting towards the stars. TROPICAL DINING: Enjoy Australian meats including Kangaroo and crocodile. Local seafood and an array of salads and desserts featuring tantalizing Indigenous flavors at the Flame Tree Bar and Grill buffet where chef whips up fresh dishes from an open flame grill. FIRESIDE FAREWELL: End an evening of cultural celebrations with the Tjapukai warriors beside the campfire where there is time for an intimate chat and photo opportunities.Alternatively, upgrade to the Skyrail and Kuranda option and enjoy departure from Port Douglas mid-morning. Your first stop is Kuranda to travel over some of the oldest rainforests on earth. Travel by bus, scenic train, or on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. On arrival in Kuranda, your local tour guide will show you around the 'Village in the rainforest' famous for its colorful arts and crafts markets.After approx 2 hours in Kuranda, travel on one of the most spectacular rail journeys in Australia, the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, or the scenic train.Next, head up the coast to stunning Palm Cove where you will be introduced to the palm fringed esplanade before you are left to enjoy a cocktails while overlooking the beautiful beach. Take a stroll among the shops and galleries or wander along the jetty. Relax in Palm Cove until your Tjapukai Night Fire guide picks you up at 6:50pm ready for the Tjapukai night fire show.

$121.37 Cultural & Theme Tours

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Palm Cove

Start your day traveling to Kuranda either by coach or aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. On arrival you'll have free time to shop in Kuranda's Heritage Markets, or grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants/cafes (additional cost). Maybe you prefer to observe wildlife at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (additional cost). Later, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for one of the world's most beautiful rainforest experiences. As you glide over the rainforest canopy, take advantage of two optional stops to enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. There are many options available to choose from for your Kuranda day trip so you can do as much or as little as you like. Choose from: Rail/Rainforestation/Sky - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, visit Rainforestation Nature Park, return on Skyrail (10 hours) Sky/Rail - Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, return on the Scenic Railway (10 hours) Rail/Sky - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail (8.5 hours) Rail/Sky/Tjapukai - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail, visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (9 hours) Rail/Sky/Tjapukai/Lunch - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail, visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with buffet lunch (10 hours)

$182.42 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Palm Cove

This full-day excursion from Cairns is ideal for nature lovers. Michaelmas Cay is a protected sanctuary for 27,000 migratory seabirds, and one of the most important nesting sites in the Southern Hemisphere. The surrounding Outer Reef is a breathtaking garden of exotic marine life, magnificent coral and giant clams. There are more varieties of fish here than in the entire Atlantic Ocean. The Cay is a protected seabird sanctuary playing host to over 20,000 migratory seabirds, one of the most important nesting sights in the Southern Hemisphere.The tour includes semi-submersible coral-viewing tours for those who want to see the underwater world without getting wet. If you would like to dive the Great Barrier Reef, introductory dives for novices and certified dives for experienced divers are also available.

$26.64 Day Trips & Excursions

Palm Cove Day Trip from Cairns

During your stay in Cairns, travel north to visit beautiful beach side community of Palm Cove. There are three daily departures to choose from, departing Carins at 8:30am, 10:30am or 12:30pm. Pick-up is from your accommodation. Your trip takes about 30 minutes passing through sugar cane farmland, and then alongside the eastern slopes of the rain forest-covered Kuranda Range. If you are lucky, you may even see wild wallabies and red tailed black cockatoos along the way.In Palm Cove, find your own little piece of paradise. Some suggestions of things to do include:  Walk for miles along the beautiful white sandy beach Take a refreshing swim in the patrolled swimming enclosure. Check out the locals fishing along the seafront jetty, and enjoy the fantastic views. Have coffee or a leisurely lunch at one of the many restaurants and cafe's along the waterfront esplanade (at own expense). Enjoy cool sun-downers at one of several fully licenced bars (at own expense). Reward yourself with a spa treatment or massage (at own expense). Hire a kayak or jetski (at own expense). Paddle out and around Double Island and "Scouts Hat" Islands located just offshore. Sport a 9-hole Golf Course located an easy 1km walk from the beach. You will be picked up from Palm Cove at 1:45pm or 5pm to be taken back to your accommodation in Cairns.  You can choose your departure time as your day unfolds - no need to decide when you arrive - just relax, enjoy, and see where the day takes you.