short break icon 6 Day Short Break

Port Douglas & Reef Retreat

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway

    Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Mossman Gorge

    Mossman Gorge

  • Great Barrier Reef

    Great Barrier Reef

  • Couple at Kuranda Scenic Railway

    Couple at Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway

    Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Mossman Gorge

    Mossman Gorge

  • Daintree Rainforest Canopy

    Daintree Rainforest Canopy

Tour codes: PDCER, PDCES

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Day 1: Welcome to Cairns - Port Douglas

On arrival at Cairns Airport you’ll be transferred to your resort in Port Douglas (flights anytime). The rest of the day is yours to explore or relax in this tropical paradise.

Hotel: QT Port Douglas (Superior), 2 nights.

Day 2: Cape Tribulation & Daintree

Cruise on the Daintree River then enjoy views to the Coral Sea from Alexandra lookout. Take a short walk along a delightful forest creek before a delicious tropical lunch. Walk on the beach at Cape Tribulation before visiting the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre for an indigenous presentation by the Kuku Yalanji people. Your Driver Guide will take you for a walk in Mossman Gorge, sharing their knowledge of this enchanting region.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

An experience of a lifetime today – cruise to an underwater world that is a kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance on an Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise to Agincourt Reef. Dive, snorkel or just stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-submersible craft. Watch the fish feeding from a unique underwater viewing platform and enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch before heading to Cairns for the next 3 nights.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns (Superior), 3 nights.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Kuranda

Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for an amazing journey, as you travel on one of the world’s most scenic rail routes, through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges, to the picturesque village of Kuranda. On arrival there’s free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets full of colourful and interesting arts and crafts. Afterwards, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway* and travel high above the Barron Gorge National Park through some of the oldest rainforest in the world, on your way back down to Cairns.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Cairns ‘Free Time’

Today, relax and unwind or discover any of a number of Cairns’ hidden gems. Visit Cairns Wildlife Dome, the Cairns Zoo for an adventure or stroll through the Cairns Night Markets. It’s up to you!

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: 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.

6 Day Short Break


Daily, Cairns Airport


Morning of Day 6, Cairns

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  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast (5)
  • Lunch(2)
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • 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 (PDCER)

DoubleTree Cairns TwinRoom 258x115
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Tour with Superior Accommodation (PDCES)

Resort Room QT Port Douglas
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  • QT Port Douglas  
  • Hilton Hotel Cairns  
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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 & Quicksilver Group.

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)

  • QT Port Douglas
    87-109 Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD, 4877
    • Resort Room at QT Port Douglas
    • Swimming Pool at QT Port Douglas
    • Resort Room at QT Port Douglas

    You'll be welcomed by an inspiring open-spaced setting with a contemporary yet quirky tropical feel.

    • Features
    • Private balcony
    • Work Desk
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Ensuite
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Mini Bar
  • 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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