Cairns In A Day

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Unique & Amazing Experience
  • Discover two World Heritage Listed wonders, the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest all in one day. Jump onboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and enjoy a one and a half hour journey through World Heritage Listed rainforest.
  • Enjoy 2 hours onboard a luxury catamaran on the outer Great Barrier Reef with a guided snorkel tour, BBQ lunch and scenic boat cruise return to Cairns
  • Have your camera ready as the Kuranda Scenic Railway approaches the mighty Barron Falls then snap a selfie from the comfort of your luxury helicopter as you glide over the blue azure waters and reef formations of the outer reef    
  • Sensational 1 day tour of Cairns to see Kuranda on the train and Skyrail and the amazing Great Barrier Reef on a helicopter flight to snorkel the reef. Unbelievable views and an amazing 1 day enabling you to see the iconic tours in Cairns  

Cairns in a day Combo Deal $$$ Saver. Kuranda Train and Skyrail in the morning, Helicopter out to the Reef in the afternoon, 1.5 hours on the reef, BBQ lunch, snorkelling, coral viewing

See the icons of Cairns on the best 1 day combo package tour deal that enables you to see the rainforest and ride on the Skyrail and Kuranda train and then take a scenic helicopter flight to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel the coral gardens and enjoy a BBQ lunch.

Experience the very best of Cairns and Tropical North Queensland including two World Heritage sites on a one day combo package tour deal that is all pre-planned for you.

Begin your Great Barrier Reef tour and Kuranda Rainforest adventure firstly with a breath taking journey upon the historic Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway as it meanders its way through World Heritage Listed Rainforest, Barron Gorge National Park and onto the colourful rainforest village of Kuranda.

Spend 30 minutes at Kuranda Village and explore the colourful shops, markets, cafes and galleries.

Jump onboard the Skyrail Cableway for a scenic ride above the rainforest canopies and back down to Cairns.

From here, you will enjoy a 25 minute scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef direct to your luxury boat on the outer Great Barrier Reef location.

Here you will have 1.5 hours to relax and explore the outer reef whilst onboard a luxury Great Barrier Reef tour.

Enjoy a guided snorkel tour, relax upon the sundeck or enjoy a BBQ lunch before enjoying a scenic boat cruise back to Cairns.

The ultimate 1 day see Cairns Great Barrier Reef and rainforest Combo $$$ Saver Deal!  

Cairns In A Day Reef and Rainforest Tour

Departing from Cairns, this is the best Great Barrier Reef tour and Rainforest combo package tour deal.

Journey to Kuranda Village onboard the fully restored historic Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway.

Explore the quaint village of Kuranda, vist the market and enter the native Australian wildlife parks where you can have your photo taken cuddling a Koala.

Return down the mountain and enjoy sweeping views of Cairns and the rainforest onboard the Skyrail Cableway.

Discover the Great Barrier Reef from above on a 25 minute scenic helicopter flight, spend 1.5 hours on the outer reef whilst onboard a luxury catamaran, enjoy a BBQ lunch and snorkeling and return boat cruise to Cairns.  

Your Coach Awaits

Begin your 1 day see all of Cairns tour with a courtesy pick up in an air conditioned coach from your accommodation in Cairns.

Cairns northern beaches or Palm Cove at around 8:00am.

Exact pick up times and location will be provided at time of booking.

From here your coach will make its way to the station as you prepare to board the Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway. 

Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway

Departing at 8:30am, the Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway will begin its journey deep into World Heritage rainforest.

Enjoy a magical one and a half hour’s journey from Cairns, through ancient rainforest clad mountains, Barron Gorge National Park and to the quaint rainforest village of Kuranda.

Enjoy breathtaking scenery, towering waterfalls and deep ravines as the train winds its way through 15 hand-made tunnels and over 37 bridges.

Provided with audio commentary, you will learn of the historic railway and the many interesting facts and stories about the ancient rainforest.

Soon you will arrive at the iconic Barron Falls where you will have 10 minutes to hop out of the carriage and watch the majestic 260 metre high cascading waters as they flow deep into the gorge.

A great place to snap some holiday photos! Jumping back on board the train, you will then make a short journey to humble and colourful mountain village of Kuranda. 

Kuranda Village Tour

Your Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway journey will soon arrive in Kuranda Village, a quaint and colourful village nestled 1,000 metres above Cairns.

Here you will have around 30 minutes to explore or grab a coffee or morning tea.

Discover the many markets and stalls, pay a visit to the Aboriginal art galleries or grab a bite to eat or a coffee at one of the many cafes.

Visit the many tourist attractions nestled within the community including Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and the Kuranda Koala Gardens where you can cuddle a Koala and have your photo taken.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Gondola

After enjoying 30 minutes at Kuranda Village, you will then board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to enjoy a scenic journey back to Cairns.

This unique experience will have you seated safely in the comfort of your very own cable car, complete with large viewing windows for you to soak in the stunning sights of the rainforest, coastline and surrounding Cairns region.

You will glide above the rainforest canopies and lush green mountains with your highest point reaching 40.5 metres above sea level.

The journey will take around one and a half hours with two stations where you can hop off along the way. Barron Falls Station includes a fantastic information centre conducted by the CSIRO with statistics of the rainforest and animal life.

The second jump off location is Red Peak Station which boasts a 175 metre boardwalk with informative signs along the way to educate you on the rainfores.

You will then arrive at Caravonica Skyrail station at around midday where you will be met by a driver to transfer you to the airport for your scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Flight - 25 Minute Scenic Reef Helicopter Flight

Arriving at the Cairns central helicopter pad, you will meet your friendly and experienced Pilot and guide.

As you take a seat safely onboard the aircraft, you will be provided in headsets to enjoy in flight commentary throughout the flight.

Taking off from the helicopter pad you will soon be greeted with breathtaking aerial views of Cairns city and its surrounds.

Have your camera in hand as you fly above the palm tree lined beaches, inland mangroves and estuaries and surrounding rainforest greenery.

Heading east, your journey will begin over the mighty Great Barrier Reef. The sparkling blue waters and swirling reef formations below are nothing less than magnificent!

Soon your will arrive at Green Island, located around 27km from the coast of Cairns. The Green Island National Park is one of 300 coral cays that sit upon the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Of the 300 coral cays, it is the only island cay that boasts both stunning white sandy beaches and true rainforest.

Continuing over the Arlington Reef system, you may be lucky to spot the many marine life that can commonly be spotted throughout the flight. Keep your eyes open for manta rays, turtles, reef sharks and larger tropical fish.

If travelling through the winter months, you may even be lucky enough to spot a Humpback Whale.

Soon your pilot will have you soaring above sand cays. Vlassoff Sand Cay and Upolu Sand Cay are naturally formed, un-vegetated sand island cays that are surrounded by fringing coral reefs and shallow, protected waters.

You may spot some small white tip Reef sharks, Turtles and Blue Spotted Rays resting in the sand.

From 500 feet above the water, you will have endless photo opportunities of these unique natural formations.

 From here your helicopter pilot will then begin its descent to the helicopter pad moored on the outer Great Barrier Reef. 

Outer Great Barrier Reef

Arriving at the Great Barrier Reef helicopter pad, you will then board the luxury vessel moored at a pristine outer reef location.

With 12 exclusive moorings at six reef locations, your outer reef destination will be chosen on the day dependent on weather conditions and water clarity to ensure that you have the best underwater experience on the day.

Onboard the vessel you will have around two hours to relax and explore. Relax on a sun lounge on the top deck, enjoy a cheeky sunbake on the middle deck or take a seat outside on the front of the vessel.

For those eager to explore the unique coral gardens, marine life and reef formations below, free snorkeling equipment and demonstrations are provided throughout the day.

For beginners, the onboard Divemasters will provide in depth briefings and tips on where to find the cool stuff. Wetsuits, noodles and life jackets are also available.

Enjoy a guided snorkeling tour whilst onboard to really experience the best of the many reef sites.

A delicious BBQ lunch will be served onboard including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian options, tropical salads and pastas. 

Boat Cruise Return to Cairns

After enjoying 1.5 hours on your Great Barrier Reef tour, you will then begin your journey onboard the vessel back to Cairns.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, cheese and live entertainment onboard.

Have your camera ready as the views of the reef on the way back to the mainland are stunning!

You will return to Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns at around 4:45pm where you will then enjoy return transfers back to your accommodation.

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Included In Price

  • Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway to Kuranda Village
  • Return to Cairns Skyrail Gondola ride
  • One-way helicopter flight to the outer Great Barrier Reef (25 minutes)
  • Up to 1.5 hours on the Great Barrier Reef with Down Under Dive
  • Guided snorkelling tour
  • Snorkel, dive equipment and floatation devices if required
  • Delicious BBQ lunch – prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian options, tropical salads and pastas
  • Return cruise with complimentary glass of wine and live entertainment
  • Return transfers to Cairns & Northern Beaches accommodation (up and including Palm Cove)
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

Approximately 8am

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • 8:00am pick up from your accommodation in Cairns, Cairns northern beaches or Palm Cove are included
  • Exact pick up time will be provided at time of booking.
  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Cairns
  • Kuranda
  • Barron Falls
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



9 Hours Approx

Fitness Level Required



Weights of individual passengers and accompanying carryon luggage (max 5 kg) MUST be advised at time of booking. A weight variance greater than 10% may incur an additional fee or cancellation with no refund. Maximum single seat payload of 130kg.

Weight: Up to 130 Kg / 287 Lb

Additional Information
  • Minimum of 2 passengers are required
  • Departure times are subject to availability and weather conditions
  • $20 reef levy per person payable on the day
  • Tours and aircraft substitutions are subject to Management and/or Pilots discretion, weather, air traffic control and availability.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Cash or credit card

One (1) infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap. A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations. Children 3 years and above pay full fare.

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions page here for details prior to booking.


  • Cancellation notice of 48hours is required for a partial refund claim and 24-48 hours, for a partial refund claim. No refund applies if booking is cancelled inside 24 hours.
  • Weights of individual passengers and accompanying carryon luggage (max 5 kg) MUST be advised at time of booking. A weight variance greater than 10% may incur an additional fee or cancellation with no refund. Maximum single seat payload of 130kg.

Cairns Helicopter Reef Rainforest Deals | See Cairns In 1 Day

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Unique & Amazing Experience



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

Child: au$655.00
Family: au$2,620.00

Tour Code: 247



15 yrs & over

3 - 14 yrs

0 - 2 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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