See the best of Cairns on the perfect one day tour, the 3 in 1 Combo Package tour deal which includes a 40 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, a tour to Kuranda Village on the multi award winning Skyrail Rainforest Gondola and a return trip on the fully restored Kuranda Train.
When booking your great value 3 in 1 combo package tour you can choose for us to collect you from Cairns city or you can meet us in our hanger at Cairns Airport General Aviation where we arrange to have you all checked in and ready for your exciting 40 minute scenic flightover the Great Barrier Reef.
This is the perfect one day Cairns tour if you wish to see it all in a day
Taking off around 10.00 am each one of our passengers have their own window seats for the ultimate viewing of the Great Barrier Reef islands, coral reefs and scenery below from each and every one of our aircraft.
We fly at a low level on our scenic flights over places like Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolo Reef and the various sand cays that stand out shimmering like a pure white castaway beach surrounded by aqua waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
From the seat of our aircraft the scenery of the reef below changes as the Tropical North Queensland seasons change and the marine life and activity change. During the months of June to September we have the gentle giants of the deep, the Humpback Whales and Dwarf Minke Whales migrating to the Great Barrier Reef to calve and mate in our safe waters before they turn around and head back down south to the thawing of the Antarctic and the feast of krill that awaits their arrival.
From November the Coral Spawning season begins and the Great Barrier Reef comes alive with “sex on the reef” as all the various corals spawn new life to create new reefs from as far down the eastern coastline as 1770 and up past Cape York in Northern Australia.
This in turn is a feeding frenzy time for the marine life and the world’s largest fighting fish the Black Marlin and other fish travel from all parts of the planet to be here just for this event. For the resident fish it is under water terror as the visiting predators are all around looking for and opportunist meal.
Also at this time of the year and up to March the marine life below are having a party with all this food around so you may be lucky enough to see pods of dolphins strategically hunting, giant Mantarays cruising the ocean, turtles nesting and even the odd shark or two.
Once we have completed our scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef we then jump the coach and make our way to the Skyrail Gondola for our 1 ½ hour ride up the mountainside to the Kuranda Village. Along the way we are encouraged to alight from the Skyrail and visit the two information stations along the way called Red Peak Station and the Barron Gorge station.
Here we can take a wander around thru the rainforest and take some photographs of Barron Gorge at the Barron Falls Station as well as check out our historical displays and visit our rainforest interpretation centre.
At the Red Peak Station we can take a complimentary guided tour of the rainforest with a ranger as tour guide.
At each of these stations we recommend only a 15 - 20 minute stop so you have ample time to see Kuranda Village.
We reach Kuranda Village at around 1.00 pm giving you time to explore the shops, cuddle a koala, have some lunch and shop around in the Kuranda Markets before making your way back down the hill to the Kuranda Scenic Railway Station to meet your train at 3.30 pm (or if you prefer a shorter time in Kuranda the 2.00 pm train).
This beautifully restored historic train will have you seated in lovely old carriages with big open windows for great viewing as you wind your way around the mountains thru hand hewn tunnels, past waterfalls and famous lookouts out.
The Kuranda Scenic Railway journey has been called one of the great train journeys of the world so you will really enjoy this train ride.
From Kuranda Village there is one stop on the way down the mountain at a Barron Gorge lookout where you alight from the train and admire the scenery across the rainforests and see the mighty Barron Gorge from another angle. You will have plenty of time here to get the perfect selfies here before re-boarding and making the journey back to Freshwater station and Cairns Central train station.
A great value well organised three in one combo package tour to see Cairns in a day
When booking your great value combo package tour from Cairns your day will start with our exciting 40 minute scenic flight before boarding Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and return on the Kuranda Scenic Train.
Please note if you are travelling from the Northern Beaches your day will start with the Kuranda Scenic Rail followed by Skyrail before taking off on the 40 minute reef scenic flight.
If you are travelling from Cairns you will need to make their own way back to your accommodation from the Cairns Central Railway Station in the afternoon.
January - December
Excludes Christmas Day and New Year's Day
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.