2 Day Reef & Skyrail + Kuranda Train



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Enjoying the best of two World Heritage Areas over two days of adventure. Day One discover the Great Barrier Reef onboard Cairns premier reef vessel, Evolution. Day Two, climb aboard multi-award winning Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for journey gliding across the forest canopy, stopping off at Kuranda - the village in the forest.

Departs: Various days, please enquire now to book

Reef Day Tour:

  • Check-in from 7.15am - 7.45am departure
  • Departs 8am | Returns 4.30pm
  • Transfers can be arranged and booked at check-out for an additional cost.

Skyrail/Kuranda Train Tour: 

  • Includes pick up & drop off from your accommodation. (Times confirmed at time of booking)
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Full day Great Barrier Reef Tour Snorkelling from Cairns

$295 Adults | $180 Child | $870 Family 2 Adults, 2 Children | Child Age: 4-14 years

Evolution is a state of the art, purpose-built, high-speed 35-metre superyacht, with a cruising speed of 30 knots, providing a comfortable, safe and luxury reef cruise from Cairns. You will spend five hours visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef Destinations (Norman OR Saxon and Hastings Reef).

After cruising for 80 minutes, we reach the first reef location to being your reef adventure snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef! Explore the magical underwater world, spotting an abundance of colourful fish, coral and marine life. If you are interested in diving, you can add up to 3 introductory or certified scuba dives at checkout.

With all that snorkelling, you will have worked up an appetite. While you were in the water, the crew were busy preparing a delicious BBQ lunch including fresh fish, prawns, steak, vegetarian options and a variety of salads.

After lunch, it is time to snorkel the second location on the reef tour, Hastings Reef. Keen to stay dry? No problem! You can laze around on one of our three sun-decks for the afternoon. Then, it's time to cruise back to Cairns with a glass of complimentary wine and a snack to cheers to a great day on the Great Barrier Reef with Evolution.

Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Cableway

Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland’s pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage-listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park this is one of the world’s great railway journeys. After free time in Kuranda, skim the Rainforest as you return via Skyrail Cableway. Now includes the opportunity to experience THE EDGE LOOKOUT overlooking famous Barron Falls!

Do the tours need to be consecutive days?

No, multi-day tours do not need to be consecutive. As we are operating different days for different tours, they may not be able to be consecutive either. Please contact our reservations team by phone 07 4052 8300 or email reservations@downunderdive.com.au to book your preferred days of travel for your tours.


What's included?

Day 1: Evolution Reef Cruise

  • Cruise onboard our super-yacht to two unique outer Great Barrier Reef locations 
  • 5 hours reef time at the outer reef
  • Snorkel at 2 unique outer reef locations
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
  • Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch including fresh fish, prawns, steak, vegetarian option and a variety of fresh salads. (special dietary catered for - contact reservations prior to travel)
  • Tea & coffee provided
  • Glass of wine and a light snack on return
  • Experienced & professional dive instructors
  • Spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck to relax in comfort
  • Optional extras (additional cost): add up to 3 dives, scenic helicopter flight and return transfers

Day 2: Skyrail and Kuranda Train

  • One way transfers from your accommodation (excluding Yorkeys Knob, Machans Beach and Holloways Beach / Port Douglas at an additional cost)
  • Travel from Cairn to Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway (1.45 hours journey)
  • Free time to explore the village of Kuranda
  • A 1.5-hour trip on the 7.5km Skyrail cableway travelling above Australia’s Tropical Rainforests
  • Free time to explore Red Peak Station (Guided Ranger tours also available)
  • Free time to explore Barron Falls Station
  • Trip Guides: available in 11 languages.

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


Important information:

Helicopter: 130kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides.

Diving: All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card. Minimum age for Introductory divers and dive courses: 12+ years and Certified divers: 10+ years. Please read the important diving safety information prior to booking.

Child Age: note for packages with Skyrail, the child age is 4-14 years.

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