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

$585

adult twin ?

$468

child ?

$779

single ?
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Accommodation Standards

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Cairns

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

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns (Standard) or Hilton Hotel Cairns (Superior), 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 semi-submersible craft. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling and experience this natural wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical 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. From Tjapukai is Skyrail Rainforest Cableway*. Skyrail takes you over and through the breathtaking World Heritage Rainforest 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 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

*Note: The Skyrail will be closed for maintenance from 08 May 2017 to 04 June 2017. An alternative itinerary will be followed.

4 Day Short Break

Departs

Daily from Cairns

Touring operated by:
Down Under Tours

Reef cruise operated by:
Great Adventures

Returns

Morning of Day 4, Cairns

Need Accommodation?

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 45 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)

Twin Room DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
Where you'll be staying
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns  
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FROM
$585
adult twin ?
$468
child ?
$779
adult single ?

Tour with Superior Accommodation (CC11S)

King Deluxe Room Cairns Hilton Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Hilton Hotel Cairns  
> More detail
FROM
$629
adult twin ?
$503
child ?
$859
adult single ?

Prices above may vary according to your departure date. This tour has Third Party Operators. This tour is valid from 1 April 2016.



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)

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
    121-123 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870
    • Twin Room at DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
    •  Aerial view of DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
    • Lobby area at DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
    • Restaurant dining at DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns

    Boasting uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea, and a stunning natural setting amidst landscaped tropical gardens, the oceanfront DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns is just a short walk from the city center, and Cairn’s business, retail and entertainment districts. The hotel overlooks the picturesque Cairns Esplanade, and is just moments from Cairns Lagoon and Cairns Casino. The Great Barrier Reef departures terminal is 100m away, and Cairns International Airport is only 10 minutes’ drive from our Cairns hotel. Our onsite tour desk will help you explore the wonders of this unique region.

  • Hilton Hotel Cairns
    34 Esplanade, Cairns QLD, 4870
    • Swimming Pool at Cairns Hilton Hotel
    • Bar at at Cairns Hilton Hotel
    • Pool & Deck area at Cairns Hilton Hotel
    • Cairns Hilton Hotel at sunset
    • King Deluxe Room at Cairns Hilton Hotel

    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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