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Cairns Super Saver: Great Barrier Reef Cruise plus Kuranda Scenic Railway plus Cape Tribulation Day Trip
Enjoy three iconic Cairns experiences over three unforgettable days in tropical Far North Queensland. Each tour takes place on a separate day. Please note that these are day tours only; accommodation is not included."""Over three days experience the best of tropical Far North Queensland! Go diving or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and explore the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Combining the Cairns area's most popular attractions this three-day super saver is perfect for first-time visitors to Queensland plus represents a savings of 10%. From the coral beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to scenic views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and encounters with Australian wildlife
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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
"Your Great Barrier Reef experience begins in the morning with one of the fastest trips to the reef from the Cairns mainland covering the distance in a little over an hour. After checking in step aboard your deluxe boat which holds a maximum of 100 people including expert guides who make sure that you are comfortable throughout the day. When you arrive at the reef head to two prime locations to take in colorful schools of fish and coral gardens. Your guides help you to get outfitted with snorkel and scuba diving equipment and provide instruction and encouragement to newcomers and experienced people alike. Your friendly and knowledgeable crew is always available to help nervous snorkelers or divers enjoy their time in the water. Marvel at the incredible richness an
From AUD149.00
 
"Daintree Rainforest
"Daintree Rainforest Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour""After pickup from your hotel travel by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle north along the coast taking in rugged mountains to one side and miles of golden sand and crystal clear waters to the other.When you reach Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas disembark to explore the wildlife park
From AUD169.00

Great Barrier Reef Tips (58)

Exploring the reef from Cairns

Hello and welcome to VT,there are many tours to the reef that will get you back into Cairns aprox 5pm and will give you plenty of time to stroll around the boardwalk to your ship which will be moored...
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tropicrd
Sep 16, 2011

GO TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, The Great Barrier Reef has to be seen if you are going to Cairns. Book a charter, get on a big boat or go in a submarine, but get there. Once you have...
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Tourtech
Apr 04, 2011

OUTER REEF

When most decide to come to Cairns they are usually looking to go out to the Great Barrier Reef and visit the Rainforest.There are a number of Outer Reef trips available. I always reccommend the...
Anne12
Feb 01, 2008

Great Barrier Reef part 4

I almost forgot to mention that you should definitely either rent an underwater camera or bring one with you to the reef. It would be a real shame to come home without any pictures of the beautiful...
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AcornMan
Apr 11, 2004

Just Drive!

We hired a car and headed north looking for "Where the rainforest meets the reef". It is a great drive with piles of places to stop along the way if you choose to..just spot a sign that interests you...
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dancinbudgie
Jan 21, 2008

Dive the Reef

The Great Barrier Reef offers some of the most spectacular diving in the world and to miss it would be a true shame. I can only describe the experience as being one in which I felt like I was actually...
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dlandt
Mar 06, 2006

Great Barrier Reef part 2

The Quicksilver boat docks at a floating platform anchored near the ege of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. From there you can see where the reef ends and the vast open expanse of the Pacific Ocean...
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AcornMan
Apr 11, 2004

You must see the reef!

This almost goes without saying, that you must see the reef, any way you can (or several ways)There are many ways - snorkelling on a dive trip as we did, diving, glass bottomed boat tours, semi...
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Kate-Me
Oct 10, 2003

Snorkelling cruise to the Great Barrier Reef

You can sign up for one of many daily cruises to the Great Barrier Reef for a day of snorkelling and scuba diving. The water is so clear and the clarity so god, that it feels like you're snorkelling...
picknick
Apr 09, 2005

Go to The Great Barrier Reef 2

My 2nd reef outing was with CDC Cairns Dive Centre on board the "Sun-kiss". This is a much larger operation that the "Noah's Ark Too", so the group is larger and certainly less personal. The...
xuessium
May 15, 2006

Go to The Great Barrier Reef 1

I went in a smaller group with "Noah's Ark Too" on my 1st trip to the Reef. The setup was smaller but it also meant that the group was cosier too. There were about 20 of us on the boat and we quickly...
xuessium
May 14, 2006

The Great Barrier Reef

The main reason for most people to visit Cairns is to go out to the Great Barrier Reef. There's a big choice of operators offering all kinds of trips. It's not really cheap, expect to pay around 100...
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bijo69
Apr 24, 2007
 
 
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"Cairns QLD more than a tourist city."
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Anne12

"CAIRNS (PAGES UNDER CONSTRUCTION)"
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"Cairns - A Land of Contrast"
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"Cairns - gateway to Far North Queensland"
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Trinity Beach

Cairns does have nice beaches with lovely white sand but you need to travel north to get to them. We went to Trinity Beach on the local public bus which took 55 mins to get there. Bus 111 from Cairns...
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Atherton Tableland

Took a one day Waterfalls Tour to the Atherton Tablelands with On The Wallaby Tours. Was charged A$80, circa June 2003. These were the highlights of the tour - folks getting VERY VERY wet. Once at...
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Fitzroy Island

You will not believe your eyes when you arrive to Fitzroy Island. This peaceful and perfect island 45 minutes from Cairns by ferry, is 339 hectares of pure bliss. It contains vast rainforests, Turtle...
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