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Because not everybody wants the same holiday....
Because not everybody wants the same holiday....

Australia Great Barrier Reef Daintree Rainforest Holiday

Itinerary Overview:

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

Itinerary Details:

Day - Cairns
Kuranda Skyrail 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 evening visit the Tjapukai Cultural Park where you can learn about the history, culture, arts and skills of the Tjapukai people.
Day 3 - Great Barrier Reef overnight cruise
Great Barrier Reef snorkel 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.
Day 4 - Great Barrier Reef (finish Cairns)
Great Barrier Reef Diving 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 5.45pm.
Day 5 - Cairns to Daintree
Silky Oaks Lodge 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.
Day 6 - Daintree
Daintree River Join Billy Tea Safaris 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.
Day 7 - Daintree to Cairns and end trip


This holiday can be customised to suit your interests, golf, wine, hiking, art, culture... just let us know. You can also have all or part of this holiday combined with a holiday in New Zealand. Price will be determined by accommodation choices, activities to include and flight costs. Please contact us for more information, we are here to help you get the very best from your trip.

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