2-Day Reef, Kuranda and Rainforestation Tour

Tour Code: 188

Prices From

au$454

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$227.00
Family: au$1,135.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

A Great Barrier Reef tour and rainforest tour over two days with this great Cairns Combo Package Deal. Day 1, snorkel, learn to dive or take a scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Day 2, explore the rainforest, Aboriginal culture & interact with wildlife at Rainforestation.

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Highlights

  • When snorkelling the Outer Great Barrier Reef, make sure to keep an eye out for the local Maori Wrasse, Wally. Sometimes he likes a pat!
  • The Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers in Kuranda treat guests with a spectacular and interactive performance

Perfect Selfie

  • Upgrade your selfie and have your photo taken cuddling koala at Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Day 1: Great Barrier Reef Tour, Activity Platform

Cruise to Marine World Activity Platform

On Day 1 your Great Barrier Reef tour is on a spacious catamaran that provides a smooth yet speedy ride that ensures a fast arrival for more activity time on the Great Barrier Reef.

The Marine World floating platform is ideally suited for activities for all levels and ages.

It's also a great place to simply relax and perhaps indulge in the only reef-based massage, and enjoy the delicious tropical buffet lunch included in your tour. 

Your pontoon day includes:

  • Free use of snorkel, mask and floatation devices.
  • Semi-submersible submarine tour with interactive commentary.
  • Glass bottom boat tour with interactive commentary.
  • Fish feeding and identification session with Marine Biologist.
  • All day use of underwater observatory.
  • All day use of sundeck, fresh water showers and changing rooms.
Snorkel on the Outer Great Barrier Reef

You can snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoons or join one of the privately guided Marine Biologist tours as they take you out on a guided snorkel safari (extra cost).

The friendly crew will share some snorkelling tips and fit you with a set of mask and fins. 

Once you are in the warm waters, marvel at the sight of blue starfish and huge clams, spectacular coral, clownfish, angel fish, parrot fish and wrasse.

And it might be your lucky day to spot a sea turtle or friendly reef shark. 

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

You won’t even have to get wet to indulge in this marine expedition!

The glass bottom boat tour is a classic way to discover the world’s largest living organism and a fabulous way for non-swimmers to view the reef.

Keep your eyes on the glass floor for sights of branch, plate and flowery corals as well as anemones with their clownfish  (Nemo) colonies.

You'll also get to enjoy a fish feeding show.

Semi-Submersible Submarine Tour

Enjoy a scuba diver's perspective of the reef without getting wet!

Join the semi-submersible submarine tour and relax in air-conditioned comfort on a journey under the water. 

The glass windows offer uninterrupted views of the reef and marine life.

You'll also learn some fascinating facts about the reef and its inhabitants from listening to the Great Barrier Reef Presentation. 

Underwater Observatory

Stay dry and view the amazing underwater from the underwater observatory.

Look through the perspex windows beneath the floating pontoon and watch all the different types and colours of fish being fed as they go crazy swimming around to find the food.

Take happy snaps of your family snorkelling and scuba diving from this vantage point. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Day 1: Outer Great Barrier Reef: Return catamaran to the Outer Reef Pontoon
  • 5 full hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Unlimited snorkelling and all equipment and instruction provided
  • Underwater observatory to see the reef up close. Fish feeding and coral viewing for the non swimmers and children.
  • Wet Suit or Lycra Suit
  • Cruising the reef and staying dry in a glass bottom boat
  • Informative reef presentations with Marine Naturalists
  • Semi-submersible boat tour
  • A safe swimming enclosure for the children - Children are well catered for!
  • Morning tea at Outer Reef
  • Buffet lunch at Outer Reef
  • Afternoon tea at Outer Reef
  • Lowest passenger numbers to a large two storey platform “Marine World”
  • A really friendly, personalised and professional service
  • Day 2: Kuranda: Courtesy return transfers on the Kuranda day
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Entry into Rainforestation
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Koala & Wildlife Park
  • Lunch At Rainforestation
  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Outer Reef Tour departs Marlin Marina at 9.00 am
  • Kuranda Tour departs Freshwater Station at 8.50 am
Departure Instructions
  • For the Outer Reef Tour, check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal between 8.00am and 8.30am
  • Kuranda Tour pick ups from Cairns and Northern Beaches are between 7.00am and 7.50am on the day of travel
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Pick up only included on Kuranda Day
Destinations
  • Kuranda
  • Moore Reef
  • Rainforestation Nature Park
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

Day 1: 9 hours (approx)
Day 2: 9.5 hours (approx)

What to Bring
  • Swimming costume on Outer Reef Day
  • Towel on Outer Reef Day
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Certification card / scuba license if doing Certified Diving
  • Cash or credit card for drinks, snacks and souvenirs
  • Comfortable walking shoes on Kuranda Day
  • Kuranda Day: If you decide to visit the Butterfly Sanctuary you should wear a bright colourful shirt to attract a maximum of butterflies
  • Camera (charged)
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Scuba Diving: introductory & certified
  • Guided snorkel safari at Outer Reef
  • Helmet diving at Outer Reef
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight at Outer Reef
  • Return coach transfers on the Outer Reef day
  • Massage treatment
  • Security lockers
  • Gold Class Upgrade on Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Diamond View Upgrade on Skyrail Cableway
  • Bush Tucka Walk
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to medical questionnaires completed on board with the tour operator.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Intro Dive Medical Advanced Dive Medical Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • Child price applies to children age 4 to 14 Years.
  • Children 3 & under travel free.
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our Terms and Conditions for details prior to booking.

  • Operator's Cancellation Policy: 100% cancellation fee applies to tours of 2 days duration and longer, if cancelled 72 hours prior to departure.
  • 100% cancellation fee applies to day tours if cancelled within 24 hours prior to departure or no shows.
Additional Information

Multilingual staff: please note not all multilingual staff are available daily – please enquire at time of booking if you require assistance in another language

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Climate Action Leader
Ecotourism Certified
Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the visually impairedContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility
Number of Steps

Glass bottom boat – 4 steps~|~Semi-sub – 8 steps~|~Snorkel 2 steps – with seats and hand holds in snorkel area

Boarding Access

Gangway to boat

Visually Impaired Notes

Announcements made throughout the day

Hearing Impaired Information

Written information can be given on request

Facilities

Disabled bathroom on board (and access from the platform)

Activities

Snorkel guided tour (extra cost) can pull disabled person around on a guided tour of the reef using a life ring.

There is a chairlift on one of the boats to negotiate 10 stairs. If you are disabled and need this chairlift then the boat with the chairlift needs to be used – ask upon booking.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Transfer Vehicle – assistance needed to get onto bus – there are a few steps – collapsible wheelchair required.

Kuranda Scenic Railway – will require assistance to be helped on and off the train – there is a special disabled carriage.

Rainforestation Nature Park – wheelchair ramps.

Skyrail – If you have a collapsible wheelchair then this is fine – they will stop the gondola to allow enough time to get on or off.

Visually Impaired Notes

Commentary is provided throughout the day on all activities

Hearing Impaired Information

Written information can be given on request. Rainforestation offers translations in 17 languages.

Facilities

Rainforestation Nature Park – disabled toilets

A Great Barrier Reef tour and rainforest tour over two days with this great Cairns Combo Package Deal. Day 1, snorkel, learn to dive or take a scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Day 2, explore the rainforest, Aboriginal culture & interact with wildlife at Rainforestation.

Read More

Highlights

  • When snorkelling the Outer Great Barrier Reef, make sure to keep an eye out for the local Maori Wrasse, Wally. Sometimes he likes a pat!
  • The Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers in Kuranda treat guests with a spectacular and interactive performance

Perfect Selfie

  • Upgrade your selfie and have your photo taken cuddling koala at Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Day 1: Great Barrier Reef Tour, Activity Platform

Cruise to Marine World Activity Platform

On Day 1 your Great Barrier Reef tour is on a spacious catamaran that provides a smooth yet speedy ride that ensures a fast arrival for more activity time on the Great Barrier Reef.

The Marine World floating platform is ideally suited for activities for all levels and ages.

It's also a great place to simply relax and perhaps indulge in the only reef-based massage, and enjoy the delicious tropical buffet lunch included in your tour. 

Your pontoon day includes:

  • Free use of snorkel, mask and floatation devices.
  • Semi-submersible submarine tour with interactive commentary.
  • Glass bottom boat tour with interactive commentary.
  • Fish feeding and identification session with Marine Biologist.
  • All day use of underwater observatory.
  • All day use of sundeck, fresh water showers and changing rooms.
Snorkel on the Outer Great Barrier Reef

You can snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoons or join one of the privately guided Marine Biologist tours as they take you out on a guided snorkel safari (extra cost).

The friendly crew will share some snorkelling tips and fit you with a set of mask and fins. 

Once you are in the warm waters, marvel at the sight of blue starfish and huge clams, spectacular coral, clownfish, angel fish, parrot fish and wrasse.

And it might be your lucky day to spot a sea turtle or friendly reef shark. 

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

You won’t even have to get wet to indulge in this marine expedition!

The glass bottom boat tour is a classic way to discover the world’s largest living organism and a fabulous way for non-swimmers to view the reef.

Keep your eyes on the glass floor for sights of branch, plate and flowery corals as well as anemones with their clownfish  (Nemo) colonies.

You'll also get to enjoy a fish feeding show.

Semi-Submersible Submarine Tour

Enjoy a scuba diver's perspective of the reef without getting wet!

Join the semi-submersible submarine tour and relax in air-conditioned comfort on a journey under the water. 

The glass windows offer uninterrupted views of the reef and marine life.

You'll also learn some fascinating facts about the reef and its inhabitants from listening to the Great Barrier Reef Presentation. 

Underwater Observatory

Stay dry and view the amazing underwater from the underwater observatory.

Look through the perspex windows beneath the floating pontoon and watch all the different types and colours of fish being fed as they go crazy swimming around to find the food.

Take happy snaps of your family snorkelling and scuba diving from this vantage point. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Day 1: Outer Great Barrier Reef: Return catamaran to the Outer Reef Pontoon
  • 5 full hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Unlimited snorkelling and all equipment and instruction provided
  • Underwater observatory to see the reef up close. Fish feeding and coral viewing for the non swimmers and children.
  • Wet Suit or Lycra Suit
  • Cruising the reef and staying dry in a glass bottom boat
  • Informative reef presentations with Marine Naturalists
  • Semi-submersible boat tour
  • A safe swimming enclosure for the children - Children are well catered for!
  • Morning tea at Outer Reef
  • Buffet lunch at Outer Reef
  • Afternoon tea at Outer Reef
  • Lowest passenger numbers to a large two storey platform “Marine World”
  • A really friendly, personalised and professional service
  • Day 2: Kuranda: Courtesy return transfers on the Kuranda day
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Entry into Rainforestation
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Koala & Wildlife Park
  • Lunch At Rainforestation
  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Outer Reef Tour departs Marlin Marina at 9.00 am
  • Kuranda Tour departs Freshwater Station at 8.50 am
Departure Instructions
  • For the Outer Reef Tour, check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal between 8.00am and 8.30am
  • Kuranda Tour pick ups from Cairns and Northern Beaches are between 7.00am and 7.50am on the day of travel
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Pick up only included on Kuranda Day
Destinations
  • Kuranda
  • Moore Reef
  • Rainforestation Nature Park
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

Day 1: 9 hours (approx)
Day 2: 9.5 hours (approx)

What to Bring
  • Swimming costume on Outer Reef Day
  • Towel on Outer Reef Day
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Certification card / scuba license if doing Certified Diving
  • Cash or credit card for drinks, snacks and souvenirs
  • Comfortable walking shoes on Kuranda Day
  • Kuranda Day: If you decide to visit the Butterfly Sanctuary you should wear a bright colourful shirt to attract a maximum of butterflies
  • Camera (charged)
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Scuba Diving: introductory & certified
  • Guided snorkel safari at Outer Reef
  • Helmet diving at Outer Reef
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight at Outer Reef
  • Return coach transfers on the Outer Reef day
  • Massage treatment
  • Security lockers
  • Gold Class Upgrade on Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Diamond View Upgrade on Skyrail Cableway
  • Bush Tucka Walk
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to medical questionnaires completed on board with the tour operator.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Intro Dive Medical Advanced Dive Medical Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • Child price applies to children age 4 to 14 Years.
  • Children 3 & under travel free.
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our Terms and Conditions for details prior to booking.

  • Operator's Cancellation Policy: 100% cancellation fee applies to tours of 2 days duration and longer, if cancelled 72 hours prior to departure.
  • 100% cancellation fee applies to day tours if cancelled within 24 hours prior to departure or no shows.
Additional Information

Multilingual staff: please note not all multilingual staff are available daily – please enquire at time of booking if you require assistance in another language

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Climate Action Leader
Ecotourism Certified

Tour Code: 188

Prices From

au$454

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$227.00
Family: au$1,135.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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