Experience two World Heritage-listed locations in style and comfort on this 7-day luxury Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Daintree rainforest package.
Your week in tropical paradise includes a visit to one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel at two pristine reef locations or scuba dive and discover the ocean bed.
Ride the historical Kuranda Scenic Railway with unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls all within the World Heritage-listed Barron Gorge National Park.
Marvel at the wonders of the Daintree rainforest that is 180 million years in the making and see both of these world-class heritage sites from the sky in a breathtaking scenic flight over the reef and rainforest.
Day 1 – Arrive in Cairns
Arrive in Cairns. Your private airport transfer will meet you and take you to your hotel.
Check into your luxury accommodation – Riley, a Cystalbrook Collection Resort.
Day 2 – The Great Barrier Reef
Travel with style and speed on a comfortable 20-metre motor catamaran. This reef cruise provides you with a first-class way to experience two unique Great Barrier Reef sites, without the crowds.
Enjoy truly personalised service. The crew will connect with you to ensure you have the best reef experience possible. This reef cruise is the only boat in Cairns offering a full 6 hours on the reef, meaning there’s absolutely no rush in the day. You get to enjoy all the complimentary water activities, whilst still having time to relax and enjoy a long lazy lunch. Experience an adventure drift snorkel tour with the amazing attentive crew and jump on board for an informative glass bottom boat tour.
If interested in taking your first ever scuba dive experience, you know you’re in good hands with a unique 2 divers to 1 instructor ratio to ensure your comfort and care. If you’re a certified diver, enjoy a small personal group with a complimentary guide, so you can just relax and enjoy the sights! This 5-star tour visits 2 great and unique destinations. The crystal clear, shallow waters and surrounding reef of Upolu Cay and “Wonder Wall” on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with us, for a simply superb day in paradise.
Day 3 – Kuranda Scenic Railway
Experience one of the most unique rail journeys in Australia. Today you will discover the living colour and natural beauty of a world heritage-listed rainforest that’s millions of years old.
Experience your scenic journey in the luxury Gold Class with handcrafted Victorian-inspired decor and club class lounge seating. Enjoy a drink and dine on locally produced delicacies brought to you by your dedicated Gold Class Attendant as this famous railway winds it’s way on a journey from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest, with Freshwater situated along the line with views of the surrounding mountains. Rising from sea level to 328 metres, the journey to Kuranda passes spectacular waterfalls and into the stunning Barron Gorge.
Your journey includes an English commentary and all passengers receive a commentary companion which includes information on the history of the railway’s construction, a trip map and a map of Kuranda. Upon reaching the village of Kuranda a rich assortment of interesting attractions and unique shopping experiences awaits you.
Day 4 – Ultimate Reef & Rainforest Explorer by Helicopter
We couldn’t think of a better word to describe this amazing experience than ‘ultimate’. Experience both World Heritage regions side by side on a breathtaking 60-minute flight. See Barron Gorge, Northern Beaches, Double Island and the Great Barrier Reef.
Now that you have seen the rainforest from the sky, it’s time to experience it up close and personal. Your driver will pick you up and transfer you to Daintree Ecolodge – your home in the rainforest for the next few days.
Day 5 – Walkabout Cultural Adventure
Your amazing local guide will pick you up for a half-day cultural tour of Mossman, Mossman Gorge and Daintree River area. Discover the Kuku Yalanji people’s environment, learn about different foods and medicines utilised from nature, sample some bush tucker, collect shellfish and try traditional Aboriginal hunting practices.
Have a go at boomerang and spear throwing and if you are lucky, catch a mud crab.
Day 6 – A Walk Through Time
There are an array of activities you can take part in, or just relax at the resort spa. We also have an included 1.5 hour light walking tour around the Ecolodge property and up to the onsite waterfall. Learn about the unique and amazing plants, insects, birds and other wildlife that surround us. Much of the wildlife you will see here cannot be found anywhere else in the world, with some species dating back 135 million years.
Day 7 – Daintree to Cairns
Enjoy your last morning waking up to the sound of the rainforest. Your private transfer will pick you up and return you back to Cairns Airport.
Your luxury stay at Riley, a Cystalbrook Collection Resort includes a Resort Room upgrade and daily breakfast for two people.
Upgrade to a Panorama Sea View room for $60 per night
Upgrade to a Suite for $460 per night
The Daintree Ecolodge is the perfect destination to reconnect with nature where lush tropical rainforest meets sweeping white sand beaches and fringing coral reefs.
Relax in a Lagoon Bayan with A la carte breakfast daily in the Julaymba Restaurant.
Upgrade to the Canopy Bayan for $34 per night
Upgrade to a Rainforest Bayan for $79 per night
Valid for new bookings only. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice. Accommodation is subject to availability. Insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. All prices are in Australian Dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise. Charges may apply for changes or cancellations to your holiday.
Flight not included unless specified.
Upgrades of accommodation option are subject to availability.
Cancellation Charges & Other Service Fees:
Please note, cancelled bookings will incur charges. Travel service providers are entitled to impose cancellation charges, which can be up to 100% of the amount paid to them for the relevant service, regardless of whether travel has commenced. If any refunds are received from travel service providers, they will be passed on to you, less a minimum cancellation fee of $300 per person.
Price valid until 31st March 2021.
Blackout date applies for stay on 31st DEC 2020
For booking during this period, a holiday surcharge will apply.
Surcharge of $125 per person applies for travel between 1st JUL – 30th SEP