Coral Tree Inn

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

166-172 Grafton Street, Cairns, Cairns District, 4870, Australia
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Great Barrier Reef Tours

by jserel


Can anyone recommend a tour operator departing Port Douglas or Cairns? We are looking for a day of snorkeling in and around the Reef. We are looking for a stable boat at a reasonable price for the day. We are expecting to pay anywhere from $125-$200 for the excursion. While I've heard that the best diving is found on the Outer Reef, we are merely beginners who would like a taste of what the Reef has to offer so it is not a necessity to be on the Outer Reef. Also, are they any tour operators that should be avoided?


Re: Great Barrier Reef Tours

by colin_bramso

I like Quicksilver, which gives you a full day on the outer reef from a pontoon they have moored out there. The trip is on big wave-piercer catamarans, they have marine biologists on board to explain the reef/sea life, and a very good buffet lunch. They have dives for qualified divers, snorkelling, glass-bottom boats, semi-submersibles, underwater viewing windows etc etc etc.

Re: Great Barrier Reef Tours

by unaS

The Great Barrier Reef:

Many different boats available locally to different diving sites.
Make your choice based on where they go, size of group and rates.

Lots of fun to snorkel with the fish, to see them in their natural habitat and colours. The reef coral changes colours when clouds cover the sun.

For beginners the Moor Reef is sufficient. Good diving platform. Guides and life guards alert and aware. Nice little submarine ride included, in addition to a convenient submarine viewing area.

Lunch and snacks available.
Special children's area where they bait the fish for the kids to see.
Safes available if you are carrying money.
No place private for clothing.

It will not do for scuba divers.

P.S. - I bought a disposable underwater camera before the trip. On the boat they cost 3X as much.

Address: Moor reef - Outer Great Barrier Reef
Directions: According to which boat company you choose.


Travel Tips for Cairns

The impressions of the Great Barrier Reef

by Alain_Smeets

A day at the Reef is something totally different then what I did before. While you are snorkelling in salty water of the Ocean, you see the coral floating by. Exploring the underwater beauty of the Reef is an amazing experience.

There was also a semi sub that showed us the underwater world. You sit in this boat and you have some glass windows to see the life in the Ocean.

If you want you can also do a dive initiation and do a short excursion to the ocean floor or fly over the Reef in a helicopter.

That last one I did also and it's amazing. A day at the Reef is a day that you will never forget, I had some much impressions coming towards me that day, that gave me memories I will cherish.

Volunteer for a day or weekend with CVA

by Gypsygirl05

If you like giving back to a community when you travel, volunteering with Conservation Volunteers of Australia is a good option. I spent a weekend with them cleaning invasive plant species out of endangered rainforest, and it was one of the best experiences I had during my four months in Australia. Often as not, the trips put you in an unexpected location with interesting people, and the work is really fulfilling. CVA offers day trips as well as weekend trips. Day trips are free; anything with an overnight usually runs about $40 per night, which covers lodging, food, transportation, etc. Projects range from forest cleanup to seed propagation to cane toad eradication. Whatever your interest, there is probably a good fit for you! The website lists all the availabilities for each location.

Virgin Blue, the cheap alternative to Qantas

by coolbananas

Virgin Blue has entered the Australian market a couple of years ago and is a serious competitor for Qantas, Australia's number one airline.

By booking in advance you can get a good price to Cairns coming from all kinds of destinations.

It's the same concept as Easyjet in Europe: no free food and drinks on board.


by elmasri

In the afternoon I visited Kuranda a village in the rainforest.

I took the sky rail (a cable car) on the way down. It runs for 7.5km yes 7 and a half km.

Amazing views of the rainforest, the different types of trees, there are also gorges and a waterfall. Your ticket fee include a leaflet explaining the types of plants and trees you encounter on the way.

A great experience... shame I always do this things alone.

Kuranda Railway

by ChadSteve1975

The Kuranda Railway is a famous trainride up through the Cairns hinterland to the small tourist town of Kuranda.

The train passes near the Barron Falls stopping briefly for a look see from a viewing area.

The trip from Kuranda to Cairns takes approximately 90 mins


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Address: 166-172 Grafton Street, Cairns, Cairns District, 4870, Australia