2 Day Great Barrier Reef & Rainforest Package



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Welcome to Tropical North Queensland where the Rainforest meets the Reef – and you have two stunning World Heritage areas to explore. With Down Under Cruise and Dive and The Adventure Company, you can discover both the reef and rainforest with a local company now celebrating its 30th year of operation.

Over 2 action-packed days, you get to experience the Great Barrier Reef with Down Under Cruise & Dive aboard EVOLUTION, then explore the wonders of Cape Tribulation and the famous Daintree National Park with a Full Day Starter PAK Tour.

Upgrade to a Deluxe PAK to include a Beautiful lunch at Cape Tribulation and/or Admission to the award-winning Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas

Day 1: Reef tour departs from the Reef Fleet Terminal (Check in from 7.15am for an 8.00am departure/Returns at 4.30pm) Transfers are an additional cost, please enquire at time of booking.

Day 2: Includes pick up & drop off from your accommodation.(Pick up time confirmed at time of booking)

When:  Departing daily

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Day 1: Full Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise onboard Evolution

Join Cairns Best Reef Tour, and travel onboard the fastest, most luxurious super-yacht, Evolution, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for your snorkelling experience.

Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef Destinations. (Hastings, Saxon or Norman Reef). Our professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun-filled experience.

In the afternoon you have the option to join us on the Semi-Submersible Tour ($10 payable on board & weather permitted) learning about the reef from a dry seat or just laze around on our massive sun-deck.

Finally, you'll cruise back to Cairns while enjoying our on-board entertainer for some live music together with a free glass of wine, cheese and biscuits.​

Day 2: Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Day Tour

Enjoy an unforgettable full day of fun, discovery and adventure exploring the majestic rainforests, pristine rivers and white sandy beaches of the World Heritage Listed Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Parks with our professional, friendly and experienced eco-accredited guides.

Cape Tribulation is the only place in the world where two-world heritage listed regions live alongside each other. The rainforest meets the reef!

Pick-up starts from 6:45am - 7.30am (confirmed at time of booking) & tour returns to Cairns at approximately 6:30pm

Starter Option:

Designed for travellers looking for best value experiences, the tour includes all the must-see attractions between Cairns and Cape Tribulation Beach. The starter option does not include:

  • No lunch is included. There are limited places to buy lunch or bring your own.
  • The Wildlife Habitat is not included. You will be dropped off in Port Douglas to explore for an hour.

Deluxe Option (all-inclusive):

Upgrade your day to include both lunch and the wildlife habitat! This option includes all the sites included as part of the Starter Pak plus explore all the amazing wildlife at the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas, then treat yourself to an amazing lunch at Cape Tribulation Beach House right at the water’s edge where the rainforest and reef collide.

Highlights of your day in the Daintree

  • Port Douglas – (Starter Pak) Take in the spectacular scenic coastal drive north of Cairns before you enjoy free time in Port Douglas to soak up the village atmosphere.
  • Wildlife Habitat – (Included in Deluxe Pak) We visit the award-winning Wildlife Habitat where you will venture through purpose-built native habitats of some of Australia’s rare, endangered and totally unique native animals. ** New optional activity is to get a photo holding a Koala. Ask your tour guide for details **
  • Visit famous Mossman Gorge – Enjoy a guided rainforest walk and see the crystal-clear waters of the Mossman River cascade over spectacular boulder formations amongst the lush rainforest. National Park entrance fee included in tour price.
  • Lunch time – (Included in Deluxe Pak) Only metres from Cape Tribulation Beach you will be treated to a chef-prepared lunch. Meal options include: steak, fish, chicken, kangaroo and vegetarian options.
  • Cape Tribulation Beach – Kick back and relax under the fringing rainforest of the Daintree where the “Rainforest meets the Reef”. Enjoy a leisurely walk and take in the picturesque views at this beautiful historic beach location.
  • Daintree River Wildlife Cruise – Our journey continues to the majestic Daintree River for a one-hour Wildlife and Crocodile exploration. This is a rare location to see wildlife at play in the natural habitat.
  • Cable Ferry crossing across the ancient Daintree River

Important information for diving:

All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Download it here: Divers waiver.pdf

Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving. Divers over 65 years old and anyone who answers YES to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire will require a recreational dive medical prior to diving. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. For advice please contact our office directly.


What's included?

Day 1: Great Barrier Reef Trip

  • Cruise onboard our super-yacht to two unique outer Great Barrier Reef locations 
  • 5 hours reef time with unlimited snorkelling
  • All snorkelling equipment & floatation devices and free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • Chef-prepared Aussie BBQ lunch including hot meats, fish, prawns & variety of fresh salads. (vegetarian options available)
  • Tea & coffee provided
  • Free glass of wine, cheese and fruit platter on return journey
  • Live musical entertainment on return journey
  • Experienced & professional dive instructors and friendly crew
  • Spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck to relax in comfort

Day 2: Rainforest Day Tour

  • Return accommodation transfers
  • Guided Rainforest walk through Mossman Gorge National Park
  • 1HR Daintree River Cruise - see some of the rainforests native birds, snakes & famous crocodiles
  • Cape Tribulation beach and foreshore walk
  • Free-time at The Wildlife Habitat to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most iconic animals (Deluxe option only) or free-time in picturesque Port Douglas Village (Starer option)
  • Chef-prepared meal at Cape Tribulation Beach House (Deluxe Option) or BYO your own food to enjoy a cool picnic around the pool or on the beach (Starter Option

What to bring

Day 1- Reef Cruise:

  • Hat & Sunscreen
  • Travel Voucher
  • Spare Clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card 

Day 2- Rainforest tour:

  • Hat & Sunscreen
  • Small day bag
  • Comfortable clothing & footwear
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch/snacks (optional)
  • Swimmers and a towel (optional)
  • Cash or Credit Card

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