Great Barrier Reef and Raft (2 days) with this incredible 2 day package tour!

See the highlights Cairns tropical North has to offer with an adventure filled itinerary over two days or spread out the tours for a more relaxed feel.

DAY ONE of this two day package cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef onboard ‘Reef Experience’, spending the day relaxing, snorkelling, scuba diving and glass bottom boat touring amongst natures coral paradise.

DAY TWO: Experience the fun, thrills and spills on a white water rafting day you will never forget. Ride the rush of exciting Grade 4 rapids on Cairns Tully River and if you dare, take the plunge and try rock jumping with your guide!

Included in your Reef Experience Day Tour:

  • Visit two Outer Great Barrier Reef locations with unlimited snorkelling!
  • Try a certified or resort scuba dive for free*
  • All snorkelling & scuba diving equipment & tuition
  • Glass bottom boat tour (weather permitting)
  • BBQ breakfast roll & fruit platters
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch prepared fresh at the reef
  • Afternoon wine, cheese & biscuits
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Marine Biology Presentation
  • Transfers to and from the marina if you are staying in the Cairns business area

Daily Itinerary:

07:45 – Board Reef Experience vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns

08:00 – Departure Marlin Jetty for the trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

08:30 – Tropical breakfast served on the way out to the Outer Reef, followed later by morning tea. On the way, a detailed dive & snorkelling briefing will be given

09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel & dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams, turtles, moray eels and huge Cod. Time for your guided snorkel and dive

10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat tour

12:30 – Lunch  – Our lunch is made fresh onboard Reef Experience – bbq meats and crisp delicious salads

13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in it’s shallow lagoons

15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef

15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits

16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns


Included in your ‘Tully River White Water Rafting’ Day:

  • Up to 5 hours rafting more than 45 rapids through World Heritage Rainforest
  • Return air-conditioned coach transfers from your accommodation
  • All safety equipment hire inc. life jacket, helmet and spray jacket
  • Riverside BBQ lunch, morning tea and coffee and afternoon refreshments
  • Rock jumping
  • Visit to Rafters Cafe and Bar to re-live your day viewing the action on the big screen with photographs available for purchase

* Please note there is a $30 Rafting Levy Charge payable on the day of your tour

Daily Itinerary:

06:10 – Pick-ups from Northern Beaches accommodation

06:30 – Pick-ups from Cairns accommodation commence

07:00 – Depart Cairns

07:30 – Pick-ups from Mission Beach accommodation

08:00 – Depart Mission Beach

08:30 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe & Bar for morning tea and coffee

09:00 – Depart Rafters Cafe & Bar

09:45 – Arrive at top of the Tully River for a safety demonstration and to be supplied with safety equipment

10:00 – Commence rafting. Brave the first few rapids, including the “Alarm Clock”, the dramatic “Theatre”, “Staircase” and “Wet and Moisty”

12:15 – Arrive at lunch spot, Ponytail Falls for a riverside BBQ lunch to recharge for the afternoon

12:45 – Commence afternoon rafting, riding more rapids, including the “Double D Cup”, “Zig Zag”, and “Minefield”

15:00 – Arrive at take out point. Pack up raft and change into dry clothes

15:45 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe & Bar. View video highlights and group photos of the day whilst enjoying afternoon refreshments with your guide. Photos and DVDs are available for purchase

16:30 – Depart Rafters Cafe for return to Cairns

17:00 – Return to Mission Beach accommodation

18:30 -Return to Cairns accommodation (approx.)

19:15 – Return to Northern Beaches accommodation


* Note – this Cairns Reef, Raft and Rainforest package does not include any overnight accommodation, evening meals or breakfast.

* Please read the terms and conditions of each tour. Some medical conditions and/or medications may prevent from participation in scuba diving activities.

* Minimum age 13 years

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