Enjoying the best of two World Heritage Areas over two days of adventure. Day One discover the Great Barrier Reef on board 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.
Itinerary 2021 overview:
Day 1: Cairns Reef tour departs Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street Cairns. Check-in from 7.15am - 7.45am for an 8.00am departure/Returns at 4.30pm. Transfers can be arranged and booked at check-out for an additional cost.
Day 2: Skyrail/Train tour includes pick up & drop off from your accommodation. (Times confirmed at time of booking)
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 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!
Day 1: Evolution Reef Cruise
Day 2: Skyrail and Kuranda Train
Day 1- Reef Cruise:
Day 2- Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic train:
Helicopter: 130kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides.
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.