Australia Great Barrier Reef Daintree Rainforest Holiday (AURR7)
The holiday in Australia for visitors wanting great scenic diversity, from the Great Barrier Reef to tropical rainforest, stunning scenic drives, plus quality time in key city and village locations sophisticated Port Douglas or casual Cairns. Enjoy activities and experiences to really get an appreciation of some of tropical Australia.
Day 1 - Arrive Cairns
Day 2 - Cairns
Day 3 - Depart for Great Barrier Reef
Day 4 - Great Barrier Reef return to Cairns
Day 5 - Cairns to Daintree
Day 6 - Daintree
Day 7 - Daintree to Cairns and Depart
|Arrive in Cairns for your tropical north
Queensland escape. Positioned between the Coral Sea and
the lush green landscapes of the Barron Gorge National Park
Cairns is the ideal base where your Reef and Rainforest
experiences come together
|Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway to access
the dense rainforest, view steep ravines and picturesque
waterfalls. Spend time around the scenic Kuranda village
watching for birdlife, platypus and butterflies as well
as browsing the markets and galleries. Descend from the
village, across the treetops on the spectacular Skyrail
cable car. This afternoon visit the Tjapukai Cultural Park
where you can learn about the history, culture, arts and
skills of the Tjapukai people.
|This morning depart Cairns to join Reef
Encounter, a 35 metre luxury catamaran designed for the
utmost stability & comfort at sea. The vessel is air-conditioned
throughout & features spacious decks as well as roomy
dining & recreation areas to dine and relax in, there
is even an onboard SPA.
Some time to relax, dive or snorkel before moving on to other excellent reef locations.
This evening there is the opportunity for a night dive and a delicious dinner freshly prepared by the on-board chef.
Accommodation aboard Reef Encounter
|The magic begins each day when the reef
awakens. Perhaps an early morning dive, a revitalising swim
or relaxing spa. Stay with Reef Encounter until early afternoon
- with lots more opportunities to dive and snorkel before
re-joining your transfer boat back to Cairns. Return approximately
|Leaving Cairns by rental car travel just
over an hour north along the beautiful Captain Cook Highway.
Nestled on the edge of the Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest, Silky Oaks Lodge is the Daintree's ultimate resort where this rare wilderness can be enjoyed in elegance and ease. Vast and pristine the Daintree area contains the oldest living rainforest on Earth.
Take a relaxing stroll along the lush riverbanks, explore the local area by bike, paddle a canoe on the Mossman River or join a guided rainforest walk.
|Join Australian Wilderness Experience's
for a day tour featuring incredible coastal and rainforest
scenery, visit a variety of different environments throughout
the day including estuary, mangroves, rainforest and beach.
Stop at Mill Walk in Cape Tribulation National Park, and learn about the ecology and fauna from your expert naturalist guide. Visit Myall Beach that offers spectacular views of the Cape Tribulation and the Great Dividing Range. A traditional Australian BBQ lunch is provided at a private bush camp followed by a revitalising swim in a freshwater swimming hole. In the afternoon enjoy a crocodile and wildlife spotting tour on the picturesque Daintree River and return to Silky Oaks Lodge for afternoon tea.
Alternatively, spend the day exploring the Mossman Gorge and visiting the tropical coastal township of Port Douglas.
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