Reef, Kuranda & Cape Tribulation

Starting from: $AU396.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Outer Reef, Kuranda & Cape Tribulation Tour
  • Package to be completed in 3 days
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling & diving
  • Suitable for backpackers
  • Number of passengers: Reef: 150 / Kuranda: Open to public / Capetrib: 28
  • Reef locations (permit areas): Norman, Saxon & Hastings Reefs
  • Number of reef sites visited: 2 sites
  • Travelling time to the reef: Reef: 1hr 30min
  • Time exploring the reef: 5hrs
  • Vessel type and size: Motor Catamaran / 35 meters with 3 levels
  • CapeTrib locations: Rex Lookout, Port Douglas, Rainforest Habitat,Mossman Gorge, Daintree river ferry, Alexandra Lookout, Cape Tribulation Beach.
  • Reef duration: 08:30am – 5:00pm
  • Kuranda tour duration: 07:30am – 4:30pm
  • Capetrib tour duration: 6:30am – 6:30pm
  • Lunch included on Day 1 & 3
  • Hotel coach transfer included on day 2 & 3
  • Clients save $50.00 per person


Outer Reef, Kuranda & Cape Tribulation Package

Day 1: Great Barrier Reef

Evolution is a brand new $5 million dollar catamaran. Their luxury vessel offers class, and style of a motor yacht. It is ultra-spacious and comfortable with decks over 3 levels with large well glazed interior spaces on the main and upper deck. Enjoy a choice of big outdoor seating areas fitted with comfortable lounges and well protected from the sun. Also the fold-down platforms at the end of the vessel provides comfortable and safe access to the water.

Visiting two spectacular outer reef sites in one day travelers will spend around 5 hours in the water and minimum time travelling. Free guided snorkelling tours, free scuba diving lesson, onboard entertainment and a barbecue lunch including a selection of prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas are all included in the main price.If you never snorkeled before this is not a problem, you can have a one-on-one tuition on gear use and snorkeling techniques. Also to help clients a selection of buoyancy aids (foam noodles, life jackets and wetsuits) are available.

Extra activities include:

  • Introductory diving (for clients who have never dived before)
  • Certified diving (for experienced divers)
  • Semi-submersible submarine tour (underwater coral viewing tour)
  • Helicopter scenic flights (see how colorful the reef is from the top)

Day 2: Kuranda

Kuranda is a little township in the rainforest, situated where both Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the Kuranda Scenic Train journeys terminate.

This Kuranda Tour is the most popular way to visit Kuranda. Travelers travel up to Kuranda by the Kuranda Scenic Railway and travels down back to Cairns on the famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Also pick up & drop off from hotels and accommodations are included in the day package.

Kuranda provides visitors with many shopping opportunities, all within easy walking distance around the CBD, including the famous Kuranda markets which consists of a range of stalls with locally made arts, crafts and produce. Kuranda has also numerous art galleries and specialty shops offering a wide selection of locally made and designed art, clothing and handicrafts as well as a variety of sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Kuranda is also a major centre for opals and didgeridoos.

Day 3: Cape Tribulation

The company operating this tour, Adventure Company, is an award winning tour company with great reputation. This tour operator is 100% locally owned and operated and has a dedicated and experienced team of staff that are devoted to ensuring that each and every person travelling with them has a great time.

This Cape Tribulation tour is designed for the budget conscious travelers. It contains all the ‘must see’ attractions between Cairns and Cape Tribulation Beach including Rex Lookout, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Daintree river ferry, Alexandra Lookout, Cape Tribulation Beach and much more.

Also included is lunch at Capetrib Beach House and the Rainforest Habitat at Port Douglas. The Rainforest Wildlife Habitat is a Wildlife park where guest are welcome to interact with animals in a spacious and natural setting. There is a huge range of flora and fauna as birds fly and roam freely.

What's included in the main price

  • Day 1: Reef Cruise:
  • Return cruise to the outer reef by a luxuary air-conditioned fast catamaram
  • Five hours of snorkelling at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Guided snorkelling tour
  • Scuba diving lesson so clients can try it first
  • State of the art snorkel and flotation devices
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas.
  • Tea & coffee available
  • Exclusive, protected, sheltered reef locations
  • Large and spacious comfortable decks
  • Day 2: Kuranda:
  • Return coach transfer from accommodation
  • One way Scenic Railway to Kuranda
  • One way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway back to Cairns
  • Day 3: Cape Tribulation:
  • Return coach transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas accommodation
  • Rainforest Habitat Park
  • Lunch included
  • Professional, friendly naturalist tour guide
  • Guided walk through Mossman Gorge National Park
  • 1 hour Daintree River Crocodile & Wildlife Cruise
  • Breathtaking views of North Queensland & scenic lookouts
  • Guided walk through Cape Tribulation Beach
  • World Heritage Daintree National Park Fees & Entry
  • Day 1: Reef Cruise:
  • Introductory dive
  • Certified dive
  • Semi-submersible tour
  • Scenic helicopter flight (10 minute)
  • Wetsuit or Stinger suit ($10.00 on the day)
  • Digital underwater camera hire ($50.00 on the day)
  • Hotel coach transfers
  • Day 2: Kuranda:
  • Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Koala Gardens
  • Birdworld Kuranda
  • Restaurant & cafes available at Kuranda village
  • Day 3: Cape Tribulation:
  • Purchase of souvenir shops

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
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 in the Outer Reef
Enjoy around 5 hours exploring the reef
15:30 Boat departs the Reef
17:00 Boat arrives back in Cairns
Day 2: Kuranda:
07:30 Pick up from your Hotel
08:50 Kuranda Train departs Freshwater Station to Kuranda
Travel time is 1 hour 10 minutes to Kuranda Village
10:00 Train arrives in Kuranda
Enjoy your free time exploring Kuranda Village
14:45 Skyrail Rainforest Cableway departs Kuranda to Cairns
Travel time is 1 hour 15 minutes to Cairns Station
16:00 Skyrail arrives at Smithfield Station
16:10 Coach transfer back to your Hotel
Day 3: Cape Tribulation:
06:30 Pick up from your Hotel
Drive along the beautiful scenic coastal drive to Port Douglas
08:30 Arrive at Port Douglas
Enjoy your time at the Rainforest Habitat park
10:00 Arrive at Mossman George
Guided rainforest walk and see the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River
11:00 Your journey continues to Cape Tribulation
12:00 Lunch break
13:00 Cape Tribulation Beach where “The Rainforest meets the Reef”
Enjoy a walk or swim in this beautiful location
14:30 Daintree River Cruise
1 hour Wildlife and Crocodile exploration river cruise
16:00 Return to Cairns starts
18:30 Bus arrives back in Cairns & hotel drop off
  • Day 1: Reef Cruise:
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Dry change of clothes for the trip home
  • Motion sickness tablet is recommended to take 30 minutes prior to boat departure
  • Dive card and log book for certified divers
  • Day 2: Kuranda:
  • Casual clothing & walking shoes suitable for safe track walking
  • Hat & sunscreen for sunny days
  • Day 3: Cape Tribulation:
  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes suitable for safe track walking
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunscreen if going for a swim
  • Light coat & drinking water

Please Note:
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 & Kuranda: Level of fitness:The rainforest walk is graded easy and it can be done by anyone with any level of fitness.

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2019 - 2020 Rates Dates: 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020 Action
Package Price (SAVE $50) $396.00 per adult
$253.00 per child

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
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.

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