8 days/7 nights (Ex Cairns)
Small Group Tour
- A minimum of 10 passengers are required for this tour to depart.
8 days/7 nights (Ex Cairns)
Small Group Tour
On arrival into Cairns, you will be transferred to your city hotel. The rooms will be available from 3pm. This evening dinner will be at your hotel and the opportunity to meet your fellow enthusiasts and your tour guide.
After breakfast, depart to the Kuranda Scenic Railway Station, for one of the most unique rail journeys in Australia. This famous railway winds its way on a journey from Cairns to Kuranda “the village in the rainforest”. Rising from sea level to 327m, you will encounter no fewer than 40 bridges and 15 tunnels, spectacular waterfalls and amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Kuranda, is famous for arts and crafts and indigenous artefacts. It is a lovely place to while away a few hours visiting the markets, Butterfly Sanctuary (own expense) or the Koala Gardens (own expense). Afterwards you will embark on a fascinating journey of discovery with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over and deep into Australia’s Wet Tropic World Heritage Area that survived against all odds to become the home of the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest. You will stop at Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station for the spectacular and scenic Rainforest Boardwalks with your guide.
After breakfast, visit Port Douglas’s most famous market, now almost 25 years old. You will find everything from fresh produce to loads of fashion, jewellery, art, music, local buskers and entertainers. Afterwards walk along the Four Mile Beach, which spans for 4km of perfectly soft, fine white sand with uninterrupted views, making it one of the best and most panoramic beach views in tropical Queensland. The afternoon is at leisure, where you can relax by the pool or continue exploring the town. Meet with your guide again at 4.30pm for a Sunset Sail, a “must do” when visiting Port Douglas. Soak up the peace and tranquillity of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea as you sail along the coast off Port Douglas. Take in the ambient music, relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the spectacular mountain views while having a welcome drink and delicious canapés on board a first-class sailing catamaran.
A full day experience today of the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkelling and sailing tour on a luxury sailing catamaran to Low Isles. Relax on the white sandy beach of the island, snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens in the blue lagoon on a guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist and swim with turtles in their natural habitat. Savour a trip on the glass bottom boat with reef interpretation by your skipper and explore the nature and history of Low Isles on an Island Heritage Walk with our expert guides. Delicious morning and afternoon teas and a buffet lunch.
Early departure for a tour to Cape Tribulation, where the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest, meets the world’s greatest living tropical reef, the Great Barrier Reef. Nowhere else on earth do two natural World Heritage listed sites exist side by side. You will cross the Daintree River with the cable ferry and head for a walk on the world-renowned rainforest beach. You can also admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout. Lunch is at Cape Trib Beach House. A stop at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory for a locally made ice-cream is also a must, they have 26 flavours including dragon fruit, coconut ginger, black sapote and goji berry with rainforest honey. A spectacular view from Alexandra Lookout (Walu Wugirriga), over the Daintree River, its rainforest delta, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea. Afterwards you will make your way to your unique boutique accommodation, which is nestled in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.
Today you will have the day at leisure to spend at the Lodge. The Ecolodge features the Daintree Wellness Spa, an inviting swimming pool, private and pristine onsite waterfall with a swimming hole and a multitude of quiet areas amongst the lush tropical rainforest to relax and unwind. Dinner in the rainforest restaurant overlooking the onsite lagoon is included.
After breakfast, you will be able to take in the wonder of the world's oldest rainforest on a Daintree River Cruise. The cruise is accompanied by a river guide, who will impart information about the surrounding scenery, its many native residents and will try their best to point out elusive estuarine crocodiles, snakes, butterflies, goannas and other species, as you pass through one of the most densely populated mangrove estuaries on the planet. Afterwards you will head towards the Mossman Gorge Centre, which is a must-do for anyone travelling to the beautiful Far North Queensland region. Here you will be taken on a private walking tour: the “Dreamtime Walk”. It begins with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony to cleanse and ward off bad spirits. Next, your guide will lead you on a meandering stroll through stunning, lush rainforest, observing traditional huts or humpies along the way. Your experienced interpretive Indigenous guide demonstrates traditional plant use, identifies bush food sources, and provides an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment. Discover traditions like making bush soaps and ochre painting. At the end of the tour, enjoy traditional bush tea and damper – the perfect treat after your journey. You will then start your return to Cairns, where you will enjoy a Farewell-Dinner at Dundee’s Waterfront Restaurant to taste the flavours of Australia.
Your tour will conclude today following breakfast and your transfer to Cairns Airport.
Accommodation based on the below or similar
Sheraton Grand Mirage
Daintree Eco Lodge
PAYMENTS: A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the tour price is required 45 days prior to your travel date. If you book inside 48 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking. Payment can be made by bank transfer. We also accept Visa and Mastercard at an additional fee of 2.5%. If you cancel between 25 and 48 days prior to your travel date 35% of your tour cost will be charged. If you cancel between 10 and 24 days prior to your tour departure you will be charged 50% of your tour cost. Cancellations within 10 days of departures will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
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A minimum of 10 passengers are required for the tour to depart
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Note: Wheelchair passengers
Some activities are not suitable for wheelchair passengers and any passenger requiring wheelchair assistance must be accompanied by a fellow traveller that is capable of assisting with all mobility requirements. Maximum of one wheelchair per group, the wheelchair must be fully collapsible. Further wheelchairs may be allowed subject to group size.
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