short break icon 4 Day Short Break

Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

  • Tropical Cairns

    Tropical Cairns

  • Great Adventures Pontoon

    Great Adventures Pontoon

  • Cairns Marina

    Cairns Marina

  • Kuranda Skyrail Cableway

    Kuranda Skyrail Cableway

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway

    Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tour codes: CC11R, CC11S

Prices From

$715

adult twin ?

$570

child ?

$980

single ?

Accommodation Standards

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Cairns

On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime).

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns (Superior) or Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort (Standard), Cairns, 3 nights.

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef

Board a high speed catamaran and cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Covering approximately 35 million hectares, it is the largest reef structure and marine park in the world and offers an experience like no other. View the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semisubmersible craft. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling and experience this natural wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a hot & cold buffet lunch before returning to Cairns early evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Tjapukai – Skyrail – Kuranda

Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Australia’s largest indigenous cultural park which has been built in a spectacular rainforest setting. Discover this ancient culture through bush food lessons, didgeridoo demonstrations, movie theatres, fire making demonstrations and the famous Tjapukai Dance. A short distance from Tjapukai is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Skyrail takes you over and through the breathtaking World Heritage of the Barron Gorge National Park. There are two rainforest stations where you can enjoy a ranger guided boardwalk and observe this ancient rainforest from spectacular lookouts. On arrival in Kuranda there is free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets. After exploring, board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a historic journey travelling through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls your journey winds through man-made tunnels, across bridges and around curves to arrive at its final destination, Freshwater Station.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Farewell from Cairns

Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Included Meals: Breakfast

4 Day Short Break

Departs

Daily from Cairns


If you would prefer to spend 3 nights in Port Douglas instead of Cairns, see tour PD11.

Returns

Morning of Day 4, Cairns

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Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts (3)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise (snorkel equipment provided)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 14 days prior to travel

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months
  • Swimmers & towel

Fitness requirement

Low level of fitness required.

Accommodation Standards & Prices

Choose from a range of accommodation standards below. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

Tour with Standard Accommodation (CC11R)

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Where you'll be staying
  • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort  
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FROM
$715
adult twin ?
$570
child ?
$980
adult single ?

Tour with Superior Accommodation (CC11S)

King Deluxe Room Cairns Hilton Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Hilton Hotel Cairns  
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FROM
$795
adult twin ?
$640
child ?
$1060
adult single ?

Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2017. Prices above may vary according to your departure date. This tour is operated by our partners at Down Under Tours & Great Adventures.



Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Your choice of accommodation standards

Choose from a range of accommodation standards. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

  • Standard (R)

  • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
    122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD 4870
    • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort - Room

    Centrally located in the heart of Cairns the multi award winning Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is situated on 5 acres of tropical gardens and has the largest lagoon style pool in the City Centre, complete with its own white sandy beach and swim up bar. Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is within walking distance of the Esplanade, Reef Terminal & Marina, Night Markets and Reef Casino.

    Please Note: The Novotel Cairns Oasis will be undergoing refurbishment between 11 June - 31 January 2019. Novotel Cairns Oasis will be working to ensure there is little to no disturbance to its operation and guests, however services may be relocated to alternative areas of the hotel if needed.

    • Features
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Air-conditioning
    • In-room safe
    • Radio
    • Work Desk
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • Manual temperature control
    • Iron
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Operator wake up call
    • Automatic wake up call
    • Alarm Clock
    • Private balcony
  • Hilton Hotel Cairns
    34 Esplanade, Cairns QLD, 4870
    • Cairns Hilton Hotel at sunset

    The Hilton Cairns hotel boasts a unique tropical setting, enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by lush gardens. The hotel offers bright accommodation with spacious bathrooms and private balconies with stunning waterfront views of Trinity Inlet, the Cairns Esplanade and blue-green mountains beyond

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Phone
    • Private balcony
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Hair Dryer
    • Internet Access
    • Hair dryer
    • Mini Bar
    • Iron / Ironing Board
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