Tropical Trails

7 Day Short Break | Cairns Return

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Tropical Trails

7 Day Short Break | Cairns Return

Tropical Trails

7 Day Short Break | Cairns Return | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2020 – 31 Mar 2021

See the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a Dreamtime Walk in Mossman Gorge. Watch a Crocodile Attack Show, board the Kuranda Scenic Railway journey, and ride the Skyrail Cableway.

Departs

Daily from Cairns (Apr-Mar)

Returns

Morning of Day 7, Cairns

Make your own way from Cairns Airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort or Pacific Hotel Cairns, Cairns, 6 nights.

Visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre for morning tea before boarding your shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your Driver Guide will take you for a guided walk, sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests. Reach an understanding of this wildlife environment on a one-hour cruise; habitat of birds, tree snakes, unique plants and the estuarine crocodile. With special access at a private rainforest property, enjoy a short walk along a delightful rainforest creek before a delicious tropical lunch. Enjoy an afternoon refreshment at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. After winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range, enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea. 

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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) 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 buffet lunch before returning to Cairns in the late afternoon.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today, relax and unwind or discover any of several Cairns’ hidden gems.

Included Meals: Breakfast

This afternoon, take the scenic drive to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. After arrival, there is then plenty of free time to explore the remainder of the park, including the unique eco experience of the Wetlands cruise through the ecologically significant Melaleuca wetlands, the domain of the saltwater crocodile. Explore the rest of the park with its abundance of wildlife including water birds, turtles, wallabies and cassowaries. See the notorious head shake and death roll of a huge crocodile at the Crocodile Attack Show. Discover the world’s most venomous snakes at the Snake Show. 

Included Meals: Breakfast

On arrival at Freshwater Station, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for an historical rail journey to Kuranda enjoying breathtaking views across the cane fields of Cairns, to the tropical rainforest of Kuranda. Wind through hand-hewn tunnels, across bridges and curves, all the time appreciating what an amazing engineering feat it is. In Kuranda, it’s time to explore this fascinating Village. The Heritage Markets are full of colourful and interesting arts and crafts. You might also like to visit Birdworld, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (own expense). Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your 7.5km journey over and through World Heritage protected rainforest to Smithfield. Your 90-minute iconic rainforest experience showcases ancient rainforest and spectacular views with time at both Red Peak and Barron Falls Stations for education and interpretation.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Short Break concludes this morning after breakfast. (Airport transfer is an additional cost.)

Included Meals: Breakfast

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.

Travel Date
1 Apr 2020 to 31 Mar 2021
1 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
Adult Twin
$1195
$1065
Child
$960
$852
Single
$1840
$1638
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

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.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort - Room
Travel Date
1 Apr 2020 to 31 Mar 2021
1 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
Adult Twin
$1280
$1138
Child
$1025
$911
Single
$1920
$1707
Pacific Hotel Cairns

Pacific Hotel Cairns is centrally located on the picturesque Cairns Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour and the Reef Fleet Terminal, the main departure point to the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns. Opposite the main shopping precinct, casino and the new restaurant area, the Pacific is also a short walk to the Esplanade Lagoon with waterside boardwalks and parklands.

Pacific Hotel Cairns - Room
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

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

  • Accommodation
  • Snorkel equipment provided for Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Prices above may vary according to your departure date. This tour is operated by our partners at Down Under Tours & Great Adventures.

What to Bring

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimmers & towel (if swimming)

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • Breakfast (6)
  • Lunch (2)

Flight Information

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive anytime into Cairns Airport
  • Day 7: Flights to depart anytime from Cairns Airport

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