Great Barrier Reef Tour Deals - Cairns Green Island & Kuranda Skyrail Combo Package Tour

Tour Code: 16

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Combo Deal $$$ Saver
  • The perfect one day combo package tour deal that departs Cairns for Green Island in the morning and ride the Skyrail to Kuranda in the afternoon 
  • In the morning spend two hours exploring all of Green Island. Go snorkeling, walk around the island pathways, visit the shops and Marineland Melanesia where you will see the largest and oldest crocodile in captivity, Cassius.     
  • Green Island is well known for its sea turtles and for Gavin the famous Parrot Fish who loves having selfies taken
  • In the afternoon take the Skyrail gondola ride on the cableway up to Kuranda Village for a quick look around and then back on the Skyrail to return to Cairns. Explore the range of shops and markets and the 2 rainforest stops along the way

Included In Price

  • Morning: Half Day Green Island Cruise
  • Choice of snorkel gear or glass bottom boat
  • Afternoon: Return travel to Kuranda on Skyrail
  • Less than 1 hour in Kuranda
  • Afternoon transfer Included (Drop off unavailable to Holloways, Yorkeys, Crystal Cascades & Lake Placid)

Cairns Reef & Rainforest Combo Deal - Experience the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and Kuranda Rainforest in one day. Great value Cairns combo package tour deal!

Experience the two biggest tourist icons of the Cairns region, the Great Barrier Reef and the Kuranda Tropical Rainforest.

An ideal 1 day Cairns combo package tour deal if you're on a tight budget or short on time.

Take a half day reef trip to Green Island to snorkel the reef then a rainforest gondola ride to Kuranda Village. 

Cairns Morning Tour

From Cairns begin your 1 day combo package tour with a morning ferry ride for a half day tour to Green Island, your day will be action packed from beginning to end as you experience a few hours snorkelling around this popular tropical island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns Afternoon Tour

Then in the afternoon you will be visiting the rainforest via the Kuranda Skyrail Gondola, skimming over magnificent waterfalls and spending time in the quaint rainforest village of Kuranda before finishing your day with another return Skyrail Gondola ride back down the mountainside over the treetops.

With something for everyone, the whole family will go home happy having experienced the best that Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer all in a one day combo package tour deal.

Green Island Reef Trip

Your day will begin at 8.15am when you check in at the ferry desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns. At 9.00am, the fast cat ferry pulls away from the Marina and speeds out to Green Island on a short 45-minute boat cruise.

Enjoy watching the beautiful Coral Sea coastline and the mountains beyond shrink into the distance. And before you know it, you are pulling in to the jetty at Green Island.

Be sure to keep your eyes open as soon as you get off the boat; turtles love to hang out under the jetty.

Activities on Green Island

Enjoy two hours of fun on Green Island. Explore the unique rainforest setting and beautiful boardwalk, laze on the white sand beach or snorkel the fringing reef.

Included in your tour price is the option of either hiring snorkelling gear or taking a glass bottom boat tour.

If one is not enough, simply pay a little extra and do both!

Additional optional activities on Green Island include: 

  • Coral viewing semi-submersible submarine tour
  • Marineland Melanesia to see Cassius the oldest and largest crocodile in captivity

Green Island Semi-submersible submarine tour

The semi-submersible submarine tour is the perfect alternative for non-swimmers, or even for those who want a unique underwater experience.

This submarine tour differs from the glass bottom boat tour because you are seated beneath the water, getting a fish-eye view of the fabulous coral and sea life that calls this area of the world home, and you don't get wet!.

Optional activity to be pre-booked on combo package tour deal

Marineland Melanesia

Marineland Melanesia has been a fixture on Green Island for 61 years, entertaining families with its aquariums, tribal artwork and crocodile habitat.

In fact, it is the home of the Guinness World Records holder for the largest crocodile in captivity; Cassius! This monster weighs more than a ton and is estimated to be over 117 years old.

Optional activity to be pre-booked on combo package tour deal

Kuranda Village Tour - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Gondola

You'll have about half an hour in Cairns before a comfortable coach collects you for the journey to the Skyrail Gondola Station.

Grab a bite to eat before setting off on the next part of your combo package tour journey. 

At 2.00pm, you board the Skyrail gondola and begin the amazing journey over the treetops of the oldest living rainforest in the world.

There is no better way to view this incredible ecosystem than from the canopy, giving you a birds-eye view of the entire region.

You will get to hear the birds chirping and the leaves rustling as the gondola slowly meanders its way through the ranges.

The Skyrail has a journey time of 45 minutes non-stop, or the choice of alighting at the two rainforest staions along the way.

Covering 7.5kms the cableway stretches over the rainforest and the Barron River.

Kuranda Rainforest Tour

On the Skyrail rainforest gondola, there are two stops along the way designed to enhance your rainforest experience.

The first stop brings you to Red Peak Station, where a free guided rainforest walk is held every 20 minutes. This walk takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, covering a 100-metre boardwalk.

The second stop is at the Barron River waterfalls, where you have the opportunity to take photos of these majestic falls from several lookouts as well as visit the small CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre.

Diamond View Skyrail Gondola

While the Skyrail is the perfect way to see the rainforest, you can make it even more exciting by adding the thrill of Diamond View.

For a little extra cost, you can opt for a gondola car with a perspex glass floor, meaning not only do you get to watch the canopy slide by all around you but also beneath your feet!

Optional activity to be pre-booked on package deal

Kuranda Village

After your Skyrail rainforest gondola experience, you will have an hour and a half to explore the quaint and relaxed village of Kuranda.

Walking the streets, you will find interesting market stalls and shops selling everything from home-made soaps and sweets to leather goods, jewellery and second-hand stores.

There are also plenty of fabulous nearby attractions and activities on offer to visit during your free hour and a half, including:

  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Birdworld
  • Koala Gardens
  • Australian Venom Zoo

You can also stop by the information centre for information on small rainforest walks, and if time permits, take a small river cruise on the Barron River.

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

Departure: 9.00 am

Departure Instructions
  • A coach pick up service is available from Cairns and the Northern Beaches for a small added fee.
  • Afternoon transfer back to your accommodation in Cairns and the Northern Beaches is included (Drop off unavailable to Holloways, Yorkeys, Crystal Cascades & Lake Placid)
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Pick up time confirmed at time of booking
  • Green Island
  • Kuranda
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



Full day

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Island Upgrade To Snorkel Gear AND Glass Bottom Boat
  • Semi-submersible submarine coral viewing tour
  • Morning Transfer - Pick up from Hotel to Marina
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Additional Information

No Scuba Diving or Sea Walker available on half day tours on Green Island

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Cash for drinks and snacks. Souvenirs also available for sale onboard
  • Snorkelling deposit $20.00 "Refundable Deposit" is required for the hire of snorkelling gear - cash or credit card imprint

  • Infants 3 and under travel free
  • 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.

  • No refund for bookings cancelled 24 hours or less prior to departure.
  • Please note – cancellation fees apply to group bookings.

Great Barrier Reef Tour Deals - Cairns Green Island & Kuranda Skyrail Combo Package Tour

Tour Code: 16

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Combo Deal $$$ Saver



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

Child: au$110.50
Family: au$552.50

Tour Code: 16



15 yrs & over

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