Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

3 Nights

Cairns, QL

Enter a tropical paradise at Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the spectacular coral and stunning underwater world. Immerse yourself in the world’s oldest living culture and relax on Cairns’ white sandy beaches.

Your Independent Holiday
As a free independent traveller on an Independent Holiday, you won’t be escorted by a Travel Director for the duration of your trip, rather you’ll meet different Driver Guides and like-minded travellers each day as you explore different destinations. We’ve taken care of all of your arrangements such as hotel reservations and airport transfers so you don’t have to worry about the nitty gritty,  and we’re only ever a phone call away if you have any questions throughout your holiday.

From £525pp
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Highlights

  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Ride Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Day 1 - Cairns
  • Day 2 - Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 3 - Tjapukai – Skyrail – Kuranda
  • Day 4 - Cairns
  • Additional Information

On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime).

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns or Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns, 3 nights.

Meals Included: Ro

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Centrally located in the heart of Cairns the multi award winning Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is situated on 5 acres of tropical gardens and has the largest lagoon style pool in the City Centre, complete with its own white sandy beach and swim up bar. All 314 rooms offer contemporary style accommodation and a balcony or Terrace overlooking the city, gardens or pool. 

Board a high speed catamaran and cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Covering approximately 35 million hectares, it is the largest reef structure and marine park in the world and offers an experience like no other. View the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semisubmersible craft. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling and experience this natural wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before returning to Cairns early evening.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns or Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns, 3 nights.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Centrally located in the heart of Cairns the multi award winning Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is situated on 5 acres of tropical gardens and has the largest lagoon style pool in the City Centre, complete with its own white sandy beach and swim up bar. All 314 rooms offer contemporary style accommodation and a balcony or Terrace overlooking the city, gardens or pool. 

Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Australia’s largest indigenous cultural park which has been built in a spectacular rainforest setting. Discover this ancient culture through bush food lessons, didgeridoo demonstrations, movie theatres, fire making demonstrations and the famous Tjapukai Dance. A short distance from Tjapukai is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Skyrail takes you over and through the breathtaking World Heritage of the Barron Gorge National Park. There are two rainforest stations where you can enjoy a ranger guided boardwalk and observe this ancient rainforest from spectacular lookouts. On arrival in Kuranda there is free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets. After exploring, board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a historic journey travelling through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls your journey winds through man-made tunnels, across bridges and around curves to arrive at its final destination, Freshwater Station.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns or Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns, 3 nights.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Centrally located in the heart of Cairns the multi award winning Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is situated on 5 acres of tropical gardens and has the largest lagoon style pool in the City Centre, complete with its own white sandy beach and swim up bar. All 314 rooms offer contemporary style accommodation and a balcony or Terrace overlooking the city, gardens or pool. 

Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Departs
Daily from Cairns

Returns
Morning of Day 4, Cairns

Included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts (3)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Snorkel equipment provided for
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers - flight details to be provided 14 days prior to tour departure date

All prices are per person, land only.

*Single traveller must pay the single price.

If you would prefer to spend 3 nights in Port Douglas instead of Cairns, please ask us for details.

Code: PD11.

Pricing surcharges may apply due to hotel availability.