short break icon 4 Day Short Break

Cairns Rainforest & Reef

  • Cairns Marina

    Cairns Marina

  • Cairns


  • Kuranda Scenic Railway

    Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Snorkelling Great Barrier Reef

    Snorkelling Great Barrier Reef

Tour codes: CC12R, CC12S

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Day 1: Arrive Cairns

You will be transferred to your hotel on arrival in Cairns (flights anytime). This afternoon is free for you to explore the city.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns (Standard) or Hilton Hotel Cairns (Superior), 3 nights

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef

Escape into a world of surprises where you can experience first-hand the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. This cruise transfers you to a stable reef activity platform which is a perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers alike to explore this natural wonder. Snorkel (equipment provided) or dive (optional extra) amongst beautiful coral gardens or stay dry and discover the reef from the underwater observatory and/or the air conditioned semi-submersible vessel. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch which offers a selection of hot and cold dishes along with morning and afternoon teas.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Skyrail – Kuranda Railway

Board the famous Kuranda Railway for a breathtaking train journey which will take you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. Enjoy free time to explore the village of Kuranda and perhaps stroll through the famous Kuranda Markets. At the scheduled time, board the Skyrail for the World's most beautiful rainforest experience. Glide over the Rainforest canopy and take advantage of the two stops to enjoy a walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre. Journey ends at Smithfield. You will then be transferred back to Cairns.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Depart Cairns

You will be transferred to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).

4 Day Short Break


Daily, Cairns

Flights to arrive Cairns anytime.


Morning of Day 4, Cairns.

Flights to depart Cairns anytime.

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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  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts (2)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise (including snorkel equipment)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • 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

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 (CC12R)

DoubleTree Cairns TwinRoom 258x115
Where you'll be staying
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns  
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Tour with Superior Accommodation (CC12S)

King Deluxe Room Cairns Hilton Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Hilton Hotel Cairns  
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child ?
adult single ?

Prices above may vary according to your departure date. This itinerary is valid until 31 March 2017.

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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