Reef Rafting and Rainforest

With this 3-Day Reef, Rafting, and Rainforest package, you will experience the trip of a lifetime! After all, where else can you visit two world heritage-listed sites located right next to each other? Spend your days exploring the Great Barrier Reef, go Rafting on the mighty Tully River, as well as journey through ancient Rainforests. This will certainly be a trip to remember!

Top deck of reef boat, looking out over the reef
Get your Vitamin Sea at the Great Barrier Reef!

Need some Vitamin Sea?

A trip to Cairns is not complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef! Rather than join a large ferry to an island, join us onboard our high-speed Catamaran “Reef Experience”. You will have an unforgettable day exploring the world below. Not only will you get to visit two pristine sites in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but also spend 5 hours there! The best way to start your Reef, Rafting and Rainforest adventure!

Reef Experience is Cairns’ only ALL inclusive Great Barrier Reef tour. After all, Courtesy Transfers, Snorkeling, Glass-Bottom Boat, BBQ Breakfast, and Lunch are all included. As well as your first dive FREE. In fact, you won’t find better value elsewhere.

Regardless of your swimming ability, we can cater to all levels. Our friendly Crew will be able to help you in the water to show you the best parts of the Reef. With this in mind, everyone will be able to find the perfect way to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

 

Time for some Thrills and Spills!

Next up on your Reef, Rafting and Rainforest package is a day out on the Tully River. Here you can get thrills and spills with this action-packed tour. It’s time to go Rafting on the mighty Tully River Rafting for a thrilling adventure! Raft across the breathtaking Tully Gorge while navigating grade 3 and 4 rapids in a rainforest that is listed as a World Heritage Site.

The turbulent waters of this river surge over and around enormous granite boulders as it passes down the canyon. Creating a thrilling Rafting experience just for you! Don’t forget to check out the soaring trees, clinging palms, as well as the deep rainforests that have dominated this region for a thousand years. During the trip, there is also the opportunity to climb onto the boulders and jump into the river!

After your exhilarating adventure, it will be time to stop back at the Feluga Hotel for a hearty Pub Dinner before returning home to Cairns.

Discover Tree-mendous Views

To wrap up your Reef, Rafting and Rainforest package is a nice relaxing day exploring the Daintree. Did you know that the Daintree Rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in Australia? It is also the oldest living rainforest on the planet! Not to mention also being a part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland. As well as being the only place in the world where two World Heritage Listed places meet. With so much going on, it definitely needs to be a place you plan on visiting!

To begin with, our journey will take us along the Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. You will be spoiled with stunning ocean views the entire way. Soon enough, we will arrive in Port Douglas, a boutique seaside town. Once we arrive, we can stretch our legs and take in the views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout. Looking out over 4 Mile Beach, it seems the beach never ends. There are certainly plenty of opportunities to snap some amazing holiday selfies here!

Next up on our adventure

As much as we would like to stay in Port Douglas, it is time to head to Mossman Gorge. Your guide will take you on an informative walk through the Rainforest. We will also get to stop for a swim and cool off here. So don’t forget to pack your swimmers! Crystal clear waters are the perfect stop to cool off in the Far North heat!

The next stop on our adventure is the Daintree!  It is time to jump onboard the Daintree River Cruise. The Daintree River is home to a variety of wildlife. Not to mention Crocodiles! While we cruise along the calm river, we will try and spot these ancient creatures in their natural habitat. As well as many other animals such as lizards, snakes, and even birds nesting in the trees.

Venture deeper into the Rainforest

Once we reach the other side of the river, it is time to reconnect with our guide to continue on our adventures. Here we will find ourselves venturing on into Cape Tribulation. Surrounded by lush rainforest, try and listen out for the Cassowary call. Indeed, if we are lucky, we may be able to spot one of these endangered creatures.

There is no better way to explore Tropical Far North Queensland, than with this Reef, Rafting and Rainforest package. With stunning scenery, world-heritage-listed locations, Paradise awaits!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights

Reef

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Snorkelling & Scuba Diving
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • BBQ Breakfast & Lunch
  • 2 Reef Locations

Rafting

Rainforest

  • Daintree National Park
  • Crocodile River Cruise
  • Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, and Cape Tribulation
  • Rainforest Boardwalks
  • Scenic Lookouts
  • The best swimming spots


Itinerary

Cruising the Great Barrier Reef

  • 7:30 am – Board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in
  • 8:00 am – Approximate departure & Safety Talk with snorkel briefing
  • Marine Biology presentation. Followed by a detailed scuba dive briefing for those participating
  • Arrive at our first spectacular reef site. Snorkel & dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams plus more
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour (approximately 20-minute tour)
  • Lunch
  • Cruise to our second location. Explore forests of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in its shallow lagoons
  • 3:00 pm – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 4:30 pm – Arrive back in Cairns

Rafting on the Tully River

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Pickups from Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Travel to Tully
  • Meet with the Self Drivers, and enjoy a short break at Tully to grab a quick lunch (own cost)
  • Travel to Tully River and get fitted with Safety Gear
  • After a quick Safety Brief, it’s time to hit the River!
  • Enjoy your Rafting along the Tully River
  • Arrive at take-out point. Pack up the raft and change into dry clothes
  • 7:15 – 8:15 pm – Travel back to Feluga Hotel for a hearty pub meal (included).
  • 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm – Travel back to your Cairns or Northern Beaches Accommodation.

Exploring the Daintree Rainforest

  • Scenic drive along one of the nicest coastal drives in Australia
  • Rex Lookout. Stunning Mountain and Ocean Views!
  • Spectacular Mossman Gorge
  • Port Douglas. Flag Staff Hill lookout
  • Morning Tea at Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree Tea House for lunch
  • Exotic tropical fruit tasting
  • Daintree River Cruise.
  • Alexandra Lookout.
  • Cape Tribulation. Kulki Lookout and Cape Tribulation beach. “Where the rainforest meets the reef”
  • Guided Rainforest walks.
  • Daintree Ice Cream Company.
  • Daintree River cable ferry


Included

So what is included in the 3 Days?

Great Barrier Reef:
  • Up to 5 hours at two Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited snorkeling
  • All snorkel & scuba equipment INCLUDING wetsuit
  • FREE Scuba Dive Medical Conditions do apply – see below
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour (weather permitting)
  • Return shuttle to Cairns City Accommodation
  • Marine Biology Presentation
  • Breakfast & lunch provided
  • Complimentary glass of wine on return journey
  • Dietary requirements catered for (please advise upon booking).
  • Crew assistance for inexperienced snorkelers/swimmers
  • Flotation aids
  • Large Sun Deck and air-conditioned indoor areas
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees.
Daintree Rainforest:
  • Informative Accredited/ Naturalist Guides
  • Small group (max 13) offering unrivaled, friendly, and personalized service
  • Air Conditioned comfortable vehicle
  • Morning tea
  • A delicious lunch at the Daintree Tea House
  • Exotic tropical fruit tasting
  • National Park Fees & Permits
White Water Rafting:
  • Return transfers
  • Rafting through grades 3 and 4 rapids
  • All tuition as well as safety equipment
  • Dinner


Optional Extras

What else is available?

Great Barrier Reef:
  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar Purchases
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour of the reef:
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs.
  • Dive Guides for already qualified ‘Certified’ scuba divers.
  • Prescription Mask Hire
  • Bus transfers from accommodation at the Northern Beaches
  • Second Scuba Dive
White Water Rafting:
  • Snacks and Drinks at Feluga Hotel before your Tour
  • Shoe Hire – $5
  • Photo Packages – $25-$55


What to bring

What will i need to bring?

Great Barrier Reef:
  • Cash and/or credit card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Cream
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver
White Water Rafting:
  • Your ticket
  • Cash or card for National Park Levy
  • A hat that can be worn under your safety helmet
  • Water resistant 15 + sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Secured footwear is mandatory. Lace-up shoes or sandals that will get wet
  • Some money for photos and souvenirs
  • Change of clothes

Daintree

  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Water
  • Insect Repellent & Sunscreen
  • Wet weather gear
  • Swimmers
  • Cash for optional purchases
  • Towel


How to get there

But how will I get there?

Courtesy transfers are included for all 3 days.

If you would like to make your own way to meeting points for the Reef and Rafting days, please speak to our Friendly Team.


Important Information

Your Safety Is Our First Priority

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel we strongly recommend that you complete our dive medical questionnaire prior to booking.  Some medical conditions, age and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving.   It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no-decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours.  For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.
If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.

 

White Water Rafting

  • There is a $30 per person Rafting Levy that is payable on the day of travel.
  • The minimum age is 13 years
  • Please note that a competent swimming ability and ability to understand English is a requirement for this tour. This is for your safety.
  • English speaking and comprehension will be assessed by River Guides at the time of pick-up. With this in mind, if there are concerns about your ability to understand instructions and communicate with our River Guides, you will not be able to participate in the tour. In this case, a refund will not be provided.
  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who may be pregnant.


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