CAIRNS & THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Picture perfect coastlines, stunning rainforests & World Heritage listed reef

Cairns is the gateway to the picturesque Tropical North Queensland region and the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Relax in one of the many resorts in Cairns or Port Douglas, go for a stroll in the city’s bustling markets or spend a day in the stunning Daintree rainforest. Cairns is also the home of the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail – a great fun day out for everyone!

Top image: Great Barrier Reef – provided by Tourism and Events Queensland.

Our Travel Tip:

Cairns & North Queensland’s tropical weather makes it the perfect destination to visit year round. However, we recommend visiting between April & September to avoid the peak summer months.

Check out our exciting holidays for this region

Discover why a Rail Holiday is the perfect way to explore picturesque Tropical North Queensland

Travel aboard the luxurious Spirit of Queensland train and follow the coast from Cairns to Brisbane or experience true Outback hospitality whilst relaxing in a private sleeper cabin aboard the Spirit of the Outback.

Rail Holidays

Cairns Reef & Rail

From:  $2,590pp*

8 days | Departs year round -
Cairns » Kuranda Rainforest » Green Island Reef » Cape Tribulation » Daintree Rainforest » Brisbane

Discover more of beautiful Tropical North Queensland with sightseeing activities in the Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree before travelling down the coast aboard the Spirit of Queensland.

From:  $5,790pp*

16 days | Departs May to Oct -
Cairns » Kuranda Rainforest » Green Island Reef » Brisbane » Longreach » Winton

Discover more of beautiful Tropical North Queensland with sightseeing activities in the Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree before travelling down the coast aboard the Spirit of Queensland.

From:  $6,190pp*

19 days | Departs May to Oct -
Cairns » Kuranda Rainforest » Green Island Reef » Magnetic Island » Brisbane » Longreach » Winton

Discover more of beautiful Tropical North Queensland with sightseeing activities in the Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree before travelling down the coast aboard the Spirit of Queensland.

Pre-Register

18 days | Departs Jun & Sep -
Longreach » Brisbane » Cairns » Darwin » Katherine » Alice Springs » Coober Pedy » Adelaide

Discover more of beautiful Tropical North Queensland with sightseeing activities in the Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree before travelling down the coast aboard the Spirit of Queensland.

Pre-Register

Rail Holidays

Trains & the Tropics

13 days | Departs Jun & Sep -
Brisbane » Cairns » Darwin » Katherine » Alice Springs » Coober Pedy » Adelaide

Discover 3 of Australia’s most iconic rail journeys – the Spirit of Queensland, the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Ghan Expedition - on our most inclusive rail holiday ever!

From:  $2,950pp*

10 days | Departs Mar to Dec -
Cairns » Kuranda Rainforest » Green Island Reef » Cape Tribulation » Magnetic Island » Brisbane

Explore Cairns & beautiful Tropical North Queensland before enjoying a luxurious stay at Magnetic Island and relaxing in a spacious RailBed aboard the Spirit of Queensland train.

Pre-Register

13 days | Departs May to Sep -
Brisbane » Cairns » Chillagoe » Karumba » Normanton » Lawn Hill » Undara Lava Tubes

Explore the spectacular Gulf Country! Hop onboard 3 of Queensland’s spectacular train journeys. discover Chillagoe’s limestone caves, see historic Normanton and more!

Rail Holidays

Cairns Reef & Rail

From:  $2,590pp*

8 days | Departs year round -
Cairns » Kuranda Rainforest » Green Island Reef » Cape Tribulation » Daintree Rainforest » Brisbane

Discover more of beautiful Tropical North Queensland with sightseeing activities in the Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree before travelling down the coast aboard the Spirit of Queensland.

From:  $5,790pp*

16 days | Departs May to Oct -
Cairns » Kuranda Rainforest » Green Island Reef » Brisbane » Longreach » Winton

Discover more of beautiful Tropical North Queensland with sightseeing activities in the Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree before travelling down the coast aboard the Spirit of Queensland.

From:  $6,190pp*

19 days | Departs May to Oct -
Cairns » Kuranda Rainforest » Green Island Reef » Magnetic Island » Brisbane » Longreach » Winton

Discover more of beautiful Tropical North Queensland with sightseeing activities in the Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree before travelling down the coast aboard the Spirit of Queensland.

Pre-Register

18 days | Departs Jun & Sep -
Longreach » Brisbane » Cairns » Darwin » Katherine » Alice Springs » Coober Pedy » Adelaide

Discover more of beautiful Tropical North Queensland with sightseeing activities in the Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree before travelling down the coast aboard the Spirit of Queensland.

Pre-Register

Rail Holidays

Trains & the Tropics

13 days | Departs Jun & Sep -
Brisbane » Cairns » Darwin » Katherine » Alice Springs » Coober Pedy » Adelaide

Discover 3 of Australia’s most iconic rail journeys – the Spirit of Queensland, the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Ghan Expedition - on our most inclusive rail holiday ever!

From:  $2,950pp*

10 days | Departs Mar to Dec -
Cairns » Kuranda Rainforest » Green Island Reef » Cape Tribulation » Magnetic Island » Brisbane

Explore Cairns & beautiful Tropical North Queensland before enjoying a luxurious stay at Magnetic Island and relaxing in a spacious RailBed aboard the Spirit of Queensland train.

Pre-Register

13 days | Departs May to Sep -
Brisbane » Cairns » Chillagoe » Karumba » Normanton » Lawn Hill » Undara Lava Tubes

Explore the spectacular Gulf Country! Hop onboard 3 of Queensland’s spectacular train journeys. discover Chillagoe’s limestone caves, see historic Normanton and more!

Experience more on an Australian Getaway

Our extensive range of Australian Getaways feature all of the must-see sightseeing inclusions, quality accommodation and knowledgeable local tour guides on every tour.

Book now and change your mind up to 40 days before departure

Our Peace of Mind Promise allows you to book with confidence on any of the tours below. If you decide not to travel for any reason, let us know at least 40 days before departure and your booking will be held in credit to use towards a future booking with us.

Australian Getaways

Australia’s East Coast

From:  $5,750pp*

14 days | Departs year round -
Sydney » Blue Mountains » Gold Coast » Fraser Island » Hamilton Island » Cairns

Explore Australia’s stunning East Coast, travelling from the iconic city of Sydney to beautiful Tropical North Queensland.

Australian Getaways

Australia’s East Coast

From:  $5,750pp*

14 days | Departs year round -
Sydney » Blue Mountains » Gold Coast » Fraser Island » Hamilton Island » Cairns

Explore Australia’s stunning East Coast, travelling from the iconic city of Sydney to beautiful Tropical North Queensland.

Spend a day exploring beautiful Tropical North Queensland

Explore the picturesque Daintree Rainforest, board the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail or enjoy a full day cruising around the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

From:  $224pp*

Day Tour | Departs daily, year round –
Cairns / Port Douglas » Daintree River » Cape Tribulation » Mossman Gorge

Travel in air-conditioned comfort in your luxury purpose-built vehicle to Cape Tribulation, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Cruise on the Daintree River & walk to Cape Tribulation Beach.

From:  $239pp*

Day Tour | Departs daily, year round –
Cairns / Port Douglas » Great Barrier Reef

Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef presentation by a marine naturalist to learn more about the wonders of the reef and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from a semi-submersible craft.

From:  $99pp*

Half Day Tour | Departs daily, year round –
Cairns » Hartley's Adventures

Take the scenic drive to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and enjoy plenty of free time to explore the remainder of the park, including the unique eco experience of the Wetlands cruise.

From:  $171pp*

Day Tour | Departs daily, year round –
Cairns / Port Douglas » Kuranda

Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for your journey to Kuranda. Time to explore this fascinating village. The Heritage Markets are full of colourful and interesting arts and crafts before returning on the Rainforest Cableway.

From:  $224pp*

Day Tour | Departs daily, year round –
Cairns / Port Douglas » Daintree River » Cape Tribulation » Mossman Gorge

Travel in air-conditioned comfort in your luxury purpose-built vehicle to Cape Tribulation, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Cruise on the Daintree River & walk to Cape Tribulation Beach.

From:  $239pp*

Day Tour | Departs daily, year round –
Cairns / Port Douglas » Great Barrier Reef

Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef presentation by a marine naturalist to learn more about the wonders of the reef and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from a semi-submersible craft.

From:  $99pp*

Half Day Tour | Departs daily, year round –
Cairns » Hartley's Adventures

Take the scenic drive to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and enjoy plenty of free time to explore the remainder of the park, including the unique eco experience of the Wetlands cruise.

From:  $171pp*

Day Tour | Departs daily, year round –
Cairns / Port Douglas » Kuranda

Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for your journey to Kuranda. Time to explore this fascinating village. The Heritage Markets are full of colourful and interesting arts and crafts before returning on the Rainforest Cableway.