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  1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Cairns
  4. Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

Reef, Rainforest & Outback 3-Day Tour Combo from Cairns

Product ID: 160166
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Experience the best of Cairns on this 3-day trip combo. Snorkel the reef, explore the rainforest, see the famous Chillagoe caves and learn about aboriginal history and culture in the outback.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Spot Australian wildlife and feed wallabies
  • Explore the historical town of Chillagoe and the limestone caves
  • Snorkel in two locations on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit the world-heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation
  • Drive along the coast on a scenic coastal roadway
Full description
On day one from Cairns, climb aboard a state-of-the-art vessel and explore some of the most beautiful spots in the Outer Great Barrier Reef on a 5-hour trip. Jump in the water and explore this amazing natural wonder up close! Access exclusive, protected reef locations away from the crowds and benefit from the services of friendly and attentive staff for a safe and fun-filled experience. Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch with salad. Free snorkel guides are available all day long to guide you through the natural maze of beautiful coral and fishes.

On day two discover the amazing biodiversity of the Wet Tropics of Queensland! Drive north along the scenic route to Cape Tribulation. Observe the rainforest along elevated boardwalks on a guided nature hike and cruise through the World Heritage-listed Daintree River with morning tea. Relax and learn about Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife -  this is nature at its best! At a tranquil lunch site nearby, enjoy a traditional Aussie barbecue lunch with grilled meat and homemade salads. Hand feed wallabies, swim at Emmagen Creek and taste-test local tropical fruit, a cup of Billy Tea and damper. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon walking and exploring Cape Tribulation beach. Taste local ice-cream and enjoy the relaxing journey home.

On day 3 travel from Cairns by 4WD vehicle with a naturalist guide who has extensive knowledge of flora, fauna, history of the area and aboriginal culture, with a maximum of 16 participants. Ascend the McAllister Ranges and the Great Dividing Range as you explore the Australian Outback. Travel through historical towns and rolling hills rich in minerals eventually giving way to towering limestone karsts scattered around Chillagoe. See fossilized remains of the ancient coral reefs with hidden limestone labyrinths. Millions of years in the making, the limestone formations are nothing short of spectacular. Your guide will delve into the history of the copper smelters, whose old chimneys dominate the western horizon, experience Aboriginal Rock Art and the Balancing Rock. Enjoy an Aussie pub lunch, souvenir shopping.

  • Lunch each day
  • Pick up and drop off for Daintree and Chillagoe trips only
What’s Not Included
  • The reef trip does not include a pick-up
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Hotel or Hostel (Daintree & Chillagoe tour) Reef - Meet at the REEF FLEET TERMINAL. Check in at 7.30am

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Important information
What to bring
  • Towel
  • Water
Know before you go
• Transfers can be arranged from Port Douglas (Chillagoe tour only) at an additional cost
• A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour as there are steps into the caves and
uneven ground.
• The tour may be canceled or the itinerary changed due to the wet season
• Please bring a towel and swimsuit, camera, sunscreen, hat, insect repellant and cash for drinks
and Ice-cream
Organized by

Billy Tea Safaris

Product ID: 160166