Cairns Combo Package Tour Deal 2-Day Green Island & Kuranda Tour

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Combo Deal - Save From $200 2nd Child Free

From

au$389.00

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

Child: au$195.00
Family: au$973.00

Tour Code: 186

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
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  • Experience the ultimate World Heritage rainforest adventure with a thrilling gondola ride above the rainforest canopy and a scenic rainforest rail journey from Cairns to Kuranda
  • For non-swimmers or those who prefer to stay dry, Green Island offers the choice of snorkel equipment or glass bottom boat tour PLUS the option to upgrade to a semi-submarine tour. Make sure you ask when booking!
  • Hop aboard the WWII Army Duck – an incredible amphibious vehicle. Explore the World Heritage rainforest on this guided tour
  • Save $$$ and experience World Heritage reef and rainforest with this fantastic two-day Green Island & Kuranda Combo Deal

Day 1. On Green Island, snorkel, swim and explore the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 2.  Visit Kuranda Village by Kuranda Train, Visit Rainforestation Nature Park, return on famous Skyrail rainforest gondola.

A must-do Cairns attraction for anyone wanting to experience the best of two World Heritage sites over two days.

This is a fabulous combo package tour for adventure lovers, families and nature lovers of all ages.

Cuddle a koala, learn about Aboriginal culture and throw a boomerang, see pre-historic crocodiles and other Native Australian animals, see amazing waterfalls and beautiful rainforest and mountain scenery.

Great Barrier Reef Tour to Green Island

Hop aboard your reef boat at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and enjoy a 45 minute cruise to beautiful Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Spend around five hours snorkelling the pristine fringing reef on Green Island or take a glass bottom boat ride around the lagoon to see the marine life.

Upgrade to scuba diving or even try a Seawalker helmet dive fo a truly unique experience.

If you are keen to see the Great Barrier Reef from above the waters surface you may also book a scenic helicopter flight from the island to fly you across the reef.

This is especially exciting during the annual whale migration months of July to August.

At other times of the year you may spot Mantarays, dolphins, turtles and other large marine life.  

Nature enthusiasts will love exploring this island’s boardwalks; and, if you're feeling brave, head to the Marineland Melanesia Museum to see the largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, Cassius who is now over 115 year old. 

If you prefer to simply laze in the sun, take advantage of either the sandy shores of Green Island or the sunny decks of your spacious vessel.

Kuranda Rainforest, Scenic Railway & Skyrail Adventure

Your day starts with boarding the beautifully restored Kuranda Scenic Train, that is now recoginised as one of the great train journeys of the world!

On this train journey to Kuranda; you'll travel through hand cut tunnels and shunt over bridges that hover above deep gorges and ravines, passing beautiful Stoney Creek and Barron Falls.

Explore picturesque Kuranda Village, known as the village in the rainforest and then arrive at Rainforestation Nature Park and ride an authentic WWII Army Duck thu the rainforest and rivers around the mountains.

Immerse yourself in the Aboriginal culture and try your hand at playing the didgeridoo or throwing a boomerang.

Enjoy the ultimate wildlife experience hand feeding kangaroos and wallabies, or upgrade and cuddle up to a koala for a memorable photo.

Return down the Kuranda mountain via the multi award winning Skyrail Rainforest Gondola and enjoy a 7.5km journey above the rainforest canopy. 

Day 1: Cruise and snorkel Green Island

Return coach transfers to your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation can be pre-booked for a small extra fee – ask us on booking!

You'll check-in at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.30am and depart Cairns Marlin Marina at 9.00am, travelling aboard a modern, fast catamaran to beautiful Green Island, the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest! 

During the cruise to Green Island, your friendly crew will share some amazing marine facts and provide a snorkelling brief to enhance your Great Barrier Reef experience.

Once at Green Island, you’ll have your choice of snorkelling equipment or a glass bottom boat tour –  or you can upgrade to do both!

Keep your eyes peeled for the famed orange clownfish (Nemo) and Blue Tang (Dory) once in the water.

Green Island is locally known as ‘Sea-turtle Heaven’ and with luck, you will see a number of these amazing creatures.

Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch onboard your spacious vessel and then take the rest of the afternoon to enjoy more snorkelling or perhaps explore the island boardwalks or relax on the white sandy beaches.

Green Island: Optional Activities

Marineland Melanesia (optional activity) 

The island is home to Marineland Melanesia, a museum where you can explore marine artefacts, primitive artwork, and even pat a baby crocodile.

But the main attraction here is the massive Cassius, the oldest saltwater crocodile in captivity.

Semi-submarine tour (optional activity) 

Pre-book your semi-submersible submarine tour for a unique reef experience. 

Offering 270-degree views through glass windows, you'll experience the reef and tropical marine life from a diver's perspective without getting wet.

Ideal for families with younger kids and non-swimmers, take the chance to spy Nemo or perhaps a passing sea turtle and enjoy the informative commentary whilst onboard.

Introductory scuba diving (optional activity) 

The calm, warm waters surrounding Green Island make for the perfect first ever scuba-dive in the tropics.

Almost anyone can do it!  A friendly expert will go through all the skills you need to explore the Great Barrier Reef.

View the colours of the corals up close and spot some of the local starfish, turtles and rays. 

This optional activity is subject to a medical questionnaire. Pre-booking is recommended. 

Certified scuba diving (optional activity) 

You'll receive some quick tips and buddy up with a dive partner, then enjoy the experience of diving the reef surrounding Green Island. 

Rich in abundant marine life, you’ll be sure to see some of our well-known reef fish such as parrotfish, angelfish, damsels and clownfish. 

With luck, the chance may arise to dive alongside the sea turtles or a Black Tip Reef Shark. One for the Dive Log bucket list!

This optional activity is subject to a medical questionnaire. Pre-booking is recommended. 

Seawalker helmet diving (optional activity) 

Seawalker helmet diving is ideal for beginners or non-swimmers; no skills or experience are required.

The friendly staff will suit you up and guide you down to the seafloor.

You'll walk on specially designed boardwalks through sea-grass and coral gardens, with a helmet expert to help every step of the way. 

With specially placed bait balls on your oceanic trek, you’ll be surrounded by an abundance of coloured reef fish, big and small, who will accompany you along the way.

The star of the show here is Gavin the very famous Parrot Fish who even has his own facebook page.

Gavin cannot help but be in every selfie possible showing his lovely teeth in his cheery smile. 

As you walk on the ocean floor, keep your eye out for sea-stars, neon-coloured feeders, and even a sleeping ray in the sand. 

This optional activity is subject to a medical questionnaire. Pre-booking is recommended.

Day 2: Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail & Rainforest Adventure

Your day tour to Kuranda Village includes return coach transfers to your accommodation in Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches.

You'll be picked up from your holiday accommodation between 7.00am - 7.40am approximately (you will be advised more precisely at the time of booking).

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Recently voted one of the best train journeys in the world, the Kuranda Train winds its way from Cairns to Kuranda, the “Village in the Rainforest”.

Enjoy breathtaking, diverse scenery as you travel on the historic train through ancient World Heritage rainforest, over rocky ravines, and past stunning waterfalls including Stoney Creek Falls and Barron Gorge National Park. 

Your Kuranda Train journey includes commentary (in English) on the scenery as you are passing and on the history of this amazing railway.

Discover Kuranda – the "Village in the Rainforest"

A popular tourist destination for over a hundred years, Kuranda, also known as "the Village in the Rainforest" is home to the spectacular Barron Falls and a vibrant arts and crafts scene and market culture.

Here you can browse around the Kuranda markets and find unique souvenirs and gifts, from handcrafted didgeridoos to one-of-a-kind local clothing designs, fossils, gemstones and intricate crystals as well as gourmet homemade pies, sweets and other treats. 

You will have a bit of time to wander around before meeting up to be taken to the Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park.

Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park

The Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park is set on 100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest and offers amazing experiences for your day.

Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

In a spellbinding amphitheatre, with the rainforest serving as its walls, the Pamagirri people express their rich history of hunting, gathering and relationships with wildlife.

Try your hand at throwing a boomerang and, if you're lucky, you may get the opportunity to recreate the sounds of wildlife on a didgeridoo.

Army Duck Rainforest Tour

Your remarkable vehicle on this tour is a genuine WW II Army Duck amphibious 6 wheel drive.

This allows you to roam over ravines and through running streams, as you adventure into a 100 million-year-old rainforest.

Your ‘Duck Captain’ will share some fascinating facts about the flora and fauna of this World Heritage landscape, and will point out a few turtles in the shallows. 

Commentary sheets are available in 17 languages.

Koala & Wildlife Park

The Kuranda Koala and Wildlife Park is all about enriching your experience by interacting with native Australian wildlife.

Stroll around the rainforest-fringed sanctuary at your own leisure or join a guided tour for a formal introduction. 

The staff here are as friendly as the animals, and you’ll soon become acquainted with Kitta the 2m cassowary, and Neville, the only Tasmanian devil in Far North Queensland.

You’ll have the opportunity to handfeed a kangaroo and even have your photo taken cuddling a koala.

The park is a wonderland of lush gardens and elevated walkways that allow you to view animals up close, including ‘Jack the Ripper’, a 5m Saltwater crocodile.

Lunch (at own expense)

The Colonial Restaurant is a great place for lunch, with a delicious selection of fresh foods and scenic views of a lake. There is also a range of cafes in Kuranda.

Kuranda Skyrail

The Kuranda Skyrail cableway spans 7.5kms over the pristine rainforest.

You’ll glide above the rainforest canopy, over the Barron River, and past tumbling waterfalls.

Along the way, you’ll have an opportunity to alight at two stations to explore the World Heritage-listed rainforest on foot.

The first stop is at Barron Falls Station where you can visit the CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre.

Red Peak Station is the second stop. Here we recommend you join a complimentary ranger-guided tour.

Allow approximately 20 minutes for each stop.

Transfers to your accommodation

The coach will meet you at the Skyrail Terminal at 5.15pm to transfer you to your accommodation in Cairns or Northern Beaches. 

Kuranda Tour Upgrades Available

Upgrade to Diamond View Skyrail Cableway (optional)

This will give you a whole new perspective as you sit in these specially modified gondolas that have complete 360-degree clear views from top to bottom.

Look onto the tops of the rainforest below your feet through the clear perspex glass floor which is both an amazing and unerving experience!

Upgrade to Gold Class Kuranda Scenic Railway – Kuranda to Cairns leg (optional)

Enjoy lounge-style club chairs in Gold Class carriage, a dedicated host service and a sampling of local produce including Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Wondaree Macadamias, Skybury Coffee, Mango to Go, freshly baked muffins containing local fruit, Great Northern Brewing Larger and Sirromet Wine. 

Included In Price

  • Return ferry transfers to Green Island From Reef Fleet Terminal
  • Snorkel equipment or Glass bottom boat on Green Island (your choice)
  • Semi-submersible submarine boat tour on Green Island
  • Lunch on Green Island
  • Return coach transfers on Day 2 - Kuranda
  • Skyrail Cableway
  • Entry into Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda
  • Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway
  • WWII Army Duck Tour Rainofrestation Nature Park Kuranda
  • Pamagirri Dancers - Rainforestation Nature Park
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Green Island day: check in at 8.30am – boat departs at 9.00am – returns 5.00pm
  • Kuranda day: Cairns & Northern Beaches – pick up between 7.00am - 7.40am – return pick up from Skyrail terminal between 5.00 - 5.15pm – return to accommodation around 5.30pm
Departure Instructions
  • Green Island day: departs from Cairns Marlin Marina
  • Kuranda day: you will be picked up from your accommodation in the Cairns & Northern Beaches area
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations
  • Green Island
  • Kuranda
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

Green Island day: 8 hours
Kuranda day: 9.5 hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Green Island day: return coach transfers to your Cairns & Northern Beaches accommodation
  • Snuba - Go Beyond Snorkelling
  • Snuba Doo - Power Snorkel
  • Snorkel Experience Tour
  • Gold Class Upgrade on Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Diamond View Upgrade on Skyrail
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

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.

Eco Certifications
Eco Green Travel Leader
Ecotourism Certified
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Water Bottle
  • Comforatble footwear
  • Swimwear on Green Island day
  • Towel on Green Island day
  • Insect repellant on Kuranda Day
Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the visually impairedContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility

Depending on level of mobility, disabled and wheelchair passengers can be assisted for vessel and activities. Please advise your tour operator on level of assistance required prior to booking.

Standard wheelchairs only, unable to accommodate electric wheelchairs.

Number of Steps

3 stairs from wharf to boat on arrival at Green Island~|~There are 8-10 steps down to the glass bottom boat and semi-sub so this would preclude wheelchair access

Boarding Access

Ramps available

Visually Impaired Notes

There are announcements and commentary provided throughout the day.

Hearing Impaired Information

Written information sheets and itineraries are provided for hearing impaired travellers

Facilities

Disabled toilets on Green Island.

Please note that the toilets on the vessel are not wheelchair accessible but there are disabled toilets available on the island.

Activities

Unable to use wheelchair on the beach, but there are ramps for access off the beach.

Wheelchair Accessibility

A limited number of wheelchairs/mobility scooters can be transported on each Kuranda Scenic Railway service in the PWD carriage. Loading area 6 has a ramp to the train platform. A safety cage and hand forklift allows wheelchairs on the train. Car 6 features an accessible bathroom. There is no access for wheelchairs/mobility scooters to disembark at Barron Falls station. When booking please advise your tour operator on required wheelchair access, so that the appropriate assistance can be provided.

Wheelchair access at all stations (except Barron Falls station)

Wheelchair Ramp at Cairns station

Wheelchair lift at Freshwater & Kuranda stations

Boarding Access

There is an elevator from train to street level at Kuranda.

Hearing Impaired Information

Written information sheets and itineraries are provided for hearing impaired travellers

Facilities

Rainforestation Nature Park – wheelchair ramps and disabled toilets

Additional Information

Transfer Vehicle – will need the helper to assist on to tour bus – collapsible wheelchair required.
Wheelchair Accessibility

The width of the wheelchair cannot exceed 630mm.

The length of the wheelchair cannot exceed 950mm.

Wheelchairs must be capable of being tilted backwards to enable loading into the gondola. To load a wheelchair, the wheelchair will need to be tipped backwards raising the front wheels and then gently pushed into the gondola.

The combined weight of the wheelchair occupant and the wheelchair must be of a manageable weight to allow cableway operators to load the wheelchair.

Wheelchairs must have handles to ensure easy lifting into the gondola cabins.

Boarding Access

Optional use of ramp, to assist with loading and unloading from gondola cabins on the cableway.

Ramp access to all boardwalks at Red Peak and Barron Falls stations.

Hearing Impaired Information

Written information sheets and itineraries are provided for hearing impaired travellers

Facilities

Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities at all stations.

Activities

Access to the CSIRO Interpretation Centre at Barron Falls Station.

  • Infants from 0-3 years old travel free of charge
  • 4-14 years old will be charged at the child rate
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children

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.

Cairns Combo Package Tour Deal 2-Day Green Island & Kuranda Tour

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Combo Deal - Save From $200 2nd Child Free

From

au$389.00

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

Child: au$195.00
Family: au$973.00

Tour Code: 186

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
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