3 Day Reef, Skyrail & Daintree Rainforest Tour



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Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef for 1 Day aboard EVOLUTION with Down Under Cruise & Dive, take an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests with Skyrail Cableway and relax and enjoy the scenic Railway back to Cairns, then head north for a day to Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest.

Itinerary - 

Day 1: Reef tour departs from the Reef Fleet Terminal (Check in from 7.15am for an 8.15am departure/Returns at 4.30pm)

Day 2: Skyrail/Train tour includes pick up & drop off from your accommodation.

(Pick up time confirmed at time of booking)

Day 3: Rainforest tour includes pick up & drop off from your accommodation.

(Pick up time confirmed at time of booking)

When:  Departing daily

Pricing from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Starter Package:

  • Adult $396.00
  • Child (4 - 12yrs) $254.00
  • Family (2AD + 2 CH) $1245.00

Deluxe Package:

  • Adult $446.00
  • Child (4 - 12yrs) $284.00
  • Family (2AD + 2 CH) $1414.00

(includes lunch and habitat)

All above prices include the $20.00 EMC

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Day 1: Fullday Reef Cruise on board Evolution:

Ride on EVOLUTION to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling with all gear and tuition included. Visit two exclusive reef sites, with plenty of time to enjoy relaxing and sun bathing on three deck levels. Dial up the adventure and choose from a variety of optional activities including an Introductory dive or Certified dive. 

​For First Time Divers; after an in-depth briefing from our expert dive staff, we gear you up and jump in the water for the thrill of a lifetime as we guide you through this amazing wonderland.

For Certified Divers; either buddy up with a friend or join our guides as we plunge into the abundance of marine life and explore the amazing ecology of the reef.

​In the afternoon you can upgrade to a ride on our Semi-Submersible tour (weather dependent), go sky-high with a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight, more snorkelling or diving, or just laze around on our massive sun-deck.

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

​Important information for diving:

All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may preclude some people from diving.

You will need to fill out the following documents for diving - you can download them and fill them out now or fill them out on the day. Please have a look at them to see what is required:

Divers medical questionnaire.pdf

Divers over 65yrs require a medical - if you answer YES to any question you will be referred to a qualified physician for a Dive Medical assessment that conforms to Australian Standard. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive.

For advice please contact our office directly. Final decisions rest with our qualified dive instructors who consider your safety – our highest priority.


Day 2: Kuranda Historic Train and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Kuranda Scenic Railway

After being picked up from your accommodation, travel by historic train to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest, with free time to explore the markets, shops, animal attractions and speak with the locals.

​Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail then takes you on an amazing experience over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy descending into the forest at two stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls Guests can enjoy spectacular views from three lookouts at Barron Falls station and learn more about the environment from ranger guided tours at Red Peak Station.


Day 3: Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest day tour:

Join our professional, friendly and highly experienced guides in an unforgettable 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. Cape Tribulation is the only place in the world where two-world heritage listed regions live alongside each other.

Starter Pak Tour

Designed for travellers looking for best value experiences, the tour includes all the must-see attractions between Cairns and Cape Tribulation Beach. No lunch is included but there are opportunities to buy your own lunch at the many stops along the coast together with exclusive use of kitchen facilities at Cape Tribulation Beach House.

Deluxe Pak Tour 

 Upgrade your day to include 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 – (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 – BYO for a great picnic in a beautiful beachside setting or nly metres from Cape Tribulation Beach you will be treated to a chef-prepared lunch(Deluxe Pak Upgrade) 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.

What's included?

Pricing from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Starter Pak:

  • Adult $396
  • Child (4 - 12yrs) $254
  • Family (2AD + 2CH) $1245

Deluxe Pak:

  • Adult $446
  • Child (4 - 12yrs) $284
  • Family (2AD + 2CH) $1414

All above prices include the EMC

Day 1: EVOLUTION Reef Cruise

  • 2 stunning outer reef sites - 5 Hours Reef Time
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices provided
  • Hot BBQ Lunch (Hot meats, fish, prawns & a variety of fresh salads, vegetarian option available)
  • Free Lycra/sun suit hire
  • Fruit platter, cheese and a glass of wine on return journey
  • Experienced, professional dive instructors
  • Large air-conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort

Day 2: Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Train

  • Return accommodation transfers
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway trip (1.5 hours one-way)
  • Free-time in Historic Kuranda Village to stroll the markets, cafes & many animal attractions
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey over the majestic Barron Falls (1.5 hours one-way)

Day 3: The Adventure Company

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

What to bring

Day 1- Reef Cruise:

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

Day 2- Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic train:

  • Hat & Sunscreen
  • Small day bag
  • Comfortable clothing & footwear
  • Water bottle
  • Cash or Credit Card

Day 3- 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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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 20th year of operation. Enjoy an exciting day on 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 on Cape Tribulation Beach and/or Admission to the award-winning Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas 



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