Day 1: Reef Tour
Evolution is a $5 million dollar vessel that provides customers with a luxury, superior and personalised tour. The vessel is large, modern and fast, offering class and style of a motor yacht.
Evolution visits two outer reef sites daily and travellers spend over 5 hours in the water exploring the beautiful great barrier reef. The reef locations they can visit are Norman, Saxon & Hastings Reefs. They always choose the 2 locations with the best clarity of water for the day and where they will get a wide range of marine species. Travellers will enjoy the beautiful coral formations and the different coloured fish around.
The package deal includes free guided snorkelling tours, scuba diving lessons, onboard entertainment and a barbecue lunch. For passengers who have never snorkelled before they can have an one-on-one lesson on gear use and snorkelling techniques.
For more information about this Great Barrier Reef tour please visit our tour page below.
Day 2: Cape Tribulation 4WD Tour through Bloomfield Track
This tour company offers great tours to Cape Tribulation through the Bloomfield Track, one of the most scenic short 4WD drives in Queensland.
The Bloomfield track attracts a lot of tourists every year because of its beautiful rainforest, natural swimming holes, creeks and beaches. The Bloomfield track was constructed in 1983- 1984 and led to one of Australia's most important environmental protests. Today the area has World Heritage protection.
This Cape Tribulation Tour is a personalised taking a group of maximum of 16 passengers in a custom built 4WD. Travellers spend the day in the company of a guide who talks about the flora, fauna, and history of the area, including aboriginal culture. The tour is quite educational, making the whole rainforest experience even more special.
This Cape Tribulation tour is the only one that travels to the pristine Emmagen Creek. Emmagen Creek is located 7 km north of Cape Tribulation and it is a beautiful location with many swimming holes. This is where all participants get in the water for a swim.
Other places visited include the Daintree river ferry, Alexandra Lookout, Lync Haven animal refugee, Cape Tribulation Beach and the Daintree Ice Cream Factory (if time permits).
For more information about this Cape Tribulation tour please visit our tour page below.
|Day 1: Reef Cruise:|
|07:30-08:20||Check-in at the Down Under Cruise & Dive desk inside the Reef Terminal, Cairns|
|08:30||Boat departs Cairns Marina|
|Travel time is 1 hour & 30 minutes from Cairns on a fast stable motor catamaran|
|10:00||Boat arrives at the outer reef|
|Enjoy around 5 hours exploring the outer reef|
|15:30||Boat departs the reef|
|17:00||Boat arrives back in Cairns|
|Day 2: Rainforest:|
|07:00||Accommodation pick up in Cairns|
|Drive along the magnificent scenic coastal route along the Captain Cook Highway|
|First stop is at the majestic Daintree River for morning tea (tea, coffee & biscuits)|
|Informative guided river cruise on the Daintree River|
|Alexandra Range for a panoramic view of World Heritage, Wet Tropics, and Tropical Rainforest|
|Guided elevated national park boardwalks through the rainforest|
|Lync Haven (animal refuge centre) - hand feed kangaroos & get up close to some of Australia’s wildlife|
|Enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads in a beautiful rainforest setting restaurant|
|Enjoy the spectacular lookout at Alexandra Range|
|Drive to Cape Tribulation and continue along the 4WD Bloomfield Track through to pristine Emmagen Creek|
|At Emmagen Creek. swim in crystal clear freshwaters and without the crowds of people|
|Enjoy a cup of traditional billy tea, made in a traditional Australian billy|
|Walk to Cape Tribulation Beach where 'the Rainforest meets the Reef'.|
|Daintree Ice Cream Factory – Home made ice cream with Daintree exotic fruit (time permitting)|
|Cross the Daintree river and the journey back home starts|
|18:30||Accommodation drop off|
All Divers: In accordance with Australian Diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving
Flying after diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended. This is not applicable for low helicopter flights over the reef.
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving, (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.
Cape Tribulation: Level of fitness:The rainforest walk is graded easy and it can be done by anyone with any level of fitness.
|Season: 2023 - 2024 Rates||Dates: 1st April 2023 - 31st March 2024||Action|
|Package Price (snorkelling only)||
$390.00 per adult
$250.00 per child
$1,280.00 per family
|Package Price (1 intro or cert dive included)||
$470.00 per adult
$330.00 per child
Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4 - 14 yrs old.
Reef Tax: $20.00 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.
Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.
Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.
Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.
Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.