Cairns Reef & Rail

9 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.

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9 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.

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Included Flight to Cairns

Your holiday includes a flight from your homeport to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland.

Day 1 – Welcome to Cairns (D)

On arrival in Cairns, you will be met and transferred to the Pacific Hotel Cairns where you will be staying for the next 5 nights.

Tonight, enjoy a fabulous dinner in the hotels spectacular Bushfire restaurant with views over the esplanade. The menu includes prime Australian beef cooked over volcanic rock served with fresh garden salads or fresh local fish of the day. Dinner also includes desserts, tea and coffee.

❱ 5 nights: Pacific Hotel Cairns

Day 2 – Kuranda Scenic Rail & Skyrail Experience (B)

You will be met at your hotel after breakfast this morning and transferred to the Kuranda Train. This train trip gives you one of the world’s most breathtaking train rides, travelling through hand hewn tunnels and across bridges whilst enjoying spectacular views along the way.

Stop at Barron Falls to watch the amazing waterfalls before arriving at the picturesque Kuranda Railway Station. Here, you will have time to explore the popular Heritage markets or visit the Butterfly Sanctuary or the Kuranda Koala Gardens.

Later, board the Skyrail on a journey into the world’s most beautiful rainforest as you guide over the canopy. A coach will be waiting for you on arrival at Caravonica Lakes to transfer you back to your hotel.

Day 3 – Cape Tribulation & Daintree Tour (BL)

After breakfast, you will be treated to an escape into World Heritage Rainforest. The Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Park is one of the most significant in the world.

Cruise into the Daintree and enjoy a BBQ lunch in a beautiful rainforest setting. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and beach at Cape Tribulation, ‘Where the Rainforest Meets the Reef’. Afternoon refreshments are provided before being returned back to your hotel.

Day 4 – Day at leisure in Cairns (B)

Enjoy a leisurely day to explore more of Cairns. Spend the day relaxing by the hotel’s pool, go shopping at nearby Cairns Central or explore the beautiful Cairns Esplanade.

Day 5 – Green Island Reef Cruise (BL)

This morning, you will be picked up from our hotel and transferred to the wharf to board our cruise to Green Island. A choice of activities are available today, including a cruise in the special glass bottom boat which allows passengers to see the brilliantly coloured fish and coral without getting wet!

You are also able to join a semi submarine cruise allowing you an up-close experience to the marine life and Barrier Reef Coral. This tour also includes a magnificent buffet lunch served on the Big Cat cruise. Other activities on offer today include safe snorkelling or you can just laze on the island beach. Return to your hotel at about 5pm.

Day 6 – Depart Cairns on the Spirit of Queensland Train (BLD)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairns Railway Station to board the Spirit of Queensland train. Relax onboard as the coastline unfolds while you travel south.

You’ll take advantage of the benefits of the revolutionary RailBed service which provides you with a comfortable seat by day which includes your personal entertainment systems and converts into flatbeds at nights. All bed linen, sheets, pillows and towels are provided and a personal amenities pack. A licensed Club Car provides light refreshments, confectionary and beverages and is open 24 hours. Showers and toilets are located at the end of every carriage. Enjoy the culinary delights prepared using the freshest of Queensland produce – all meals are included and served directly to your seat.

❱ 1 night: Spirit of Queensland Train – RailBed

Day 7 – Arrive in Brisbane (B)

Breakfast is served as you continue your rail journey through Nambour before arriving in Brisbane. Make your way to your hotel in Brisbane’s city centre for your overnight stay.

❱ 2 nights: Mercure Brisbane or similar

Day 8 – Choice of Included Activities in Brisbane (B)

We have included some sightseeing choices to some of the best regions surrounding Brisbane for you today. Choose from a selection of popular day tours below.

Gold Coast City Sights: See for yourself the amazing diversity of the Gold Coast in one day from the world famous coastline and city sights to a Crab cruise and seafood lunch. Guests have the option to visit the Q1 Observation Tower for 360 degree views and take a scenic helicopter ride. Discover the city’s highlights as far south as Burleigh Heads where the national park meets eh surf beach and put your toes in the sand of the Broadwater trying to catch a soldier crab or pump for yabbies.

Australia Zoo Croc Express: Take a scenic trip to the Sunshine Coast and visit world-famous Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Australia Zoo is a must-see holiday highlight for Australians and international visitors with more than 1200 animals from around the globe, daily wildlife shows and the busiest wildlife hospital in the world where you can see vets saving native Australian animals.

Lone Pine Sanctuary & Scenic Cruise: This popular cruise has been taking visitors to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 60 years and is a “must do” experience while in Brisbane. The cruise travels through the city’s most historic landscapes, iconic attractions, historical homesites and interesting wildlife habitats as you listen to an entertaining and informative commentary. Enjoy 3 hours exploring Lone Pine, before re-joining the cruise for a relaxing return journey on the river back to the city.

Day 9 – Depart Brisbane (B)

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Brisbane Airport in time for your flight home.

Included Flight from Brisbane

Your holiday includes a flight from Brisbane back to your homeport (as required).

Highlights
  • Travel aboard the breathtaking Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Cruise along the Green Island Reef aboard a glass bottom boat
  • Explore the Daintree & the Cape Tribulation National Park
  • Travel aboard the Spirit of Queensland in a RailBed
  • Choice of exciting sightseeing activities in Brisbane
Inclusions
  • Return flights to Cairns & from Brisbane
  • 5 nights in Cairns & 2 nights in Brisbane
  • 8 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) & 3 dinners (D)
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08 Dec 2020, 12 Jan 2021, 09 Feb 2021, 09 Mar 2021, 13 Apr 2021, 04 May 2021, 29 Jun 2021, 03 Aug 2021, 07 Sep 2021, 12 Oct 2021, 09 Nov 2021, 07 Dec 2021

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Transfers from home included - Adelaide only

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