2 Day Kuranda Scenic Railway and Outer Reef Cruise

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Enjoy the 2 Day Cairns Packages - Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruises and Kuranda Village. Spend over 4 hours on one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

2 Day Kuranda Scenic Railway  and Outer Reef Cruise
From$ aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Kuranda Village
  • Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruises
  • Moore Reef
  • Snorkelling

Tour Info

Code TW-SC2R
  • Cruise
  • Coach Tour
Duration 2 Days
Price From $
Vehicle Cruise Ship,Coach,Train
Suitability Open Age
Start Cairns @ 08.30 am
Finish Cairns @ 05.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

Departs daily from Reef Fleet Terminal at 9.30am, returns approx 5.30pm.

Reef Cruises operates a fast, air-conditioned catamaran to a large pontoon (floating platform) located at pristine Moore Reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, approximately 40km from Cairns. Complete with complimentary snorkel equipment, glass bottom boat, semi-submersible coral reef viewing boat, an underwater observatory, marine life touch tank, and optional extras including scuba diving, guided snorkeling safari and Seawalker Helmet Diving. Reef Cruises offers value for money to enhance our visitors experience, regardless of age and ability, to discover beauty and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. Even if you cannot swim you will still enjoy a complete experience with Sunlover Reef Cruises.

Check-in is at the Reef Fleet Fleet Terminal from 8:30am - 9:15am and the boat departs at 9:30am sharp.


Catamaran Cruise

4 hours on the reef

Marine naturalist presentation

Snorkelling enclosure with rest and view stations

Snorkelling equipment

Underwater observatory

Glass bottom boat & semi-submersible coral viewing tours

On board marine life touch tank

Buffet lunch & afternoon tea

Fish feeding presentation

Return city coach transfers included (surcharges apply for the Northern Beaches)

• Luxury Catamaran Cruise • Snorkelling equipment • Educational presentation • Underwater Observatory

• Glass bottom boat & Semisubmersible coral viewing tours • On board marine life touch tank • Buffet Lunch & Afternoon tea. - Return transfers from Northern Beaches accommodation at an extra cost.

The best way to maximise your Kuranda and Australian Experience, where you'll get to explore indigenous culture, native wildlife and World Heritage Rainforest all in one day full of fun!

8.30 am

Travel Kuranda Scenic Railway. Wind through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls.

10.30 am

Arrive Kuranda Railway Station. On arrival, please make your way straight up to the coach parking area. Food, drinks and toilets are only 5 minutes away. Your Driver Guide will meet you and direct you to your coach for your

transfer to the village.

Wander through Kuranda Village, the picturesque Village in the Rainforest.

A must see is the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary - receive a 10% discount off your entry fee. Marvel at the largest butterfly flight aviary in the country, with a guided tour through the landscaped gardens. View hundreds of

butterflies including the famous electric blue Ulysses and Australia's largest butterfly, the Cairns Birdwing. Any other entries or expenditures in Kuranda Village are at own expense.

11.45 am

Please be at the bus stop outside the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary to transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park. Your tour includes:

- BBQ Lunch. Enjoy a delicious hot buffet and a wide selection of salads, cheeses and fruits.

- Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard. Travel deep into the rainforest on both land and water as your guide explains different species of flora and fauna.

- Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Watch the Pamagirri Dancers perform in the rainforest amphitheatre, then join the Dreamtime Walk - learn to throw a boomerang and watch spear-throwing and didgeridoo playing.

- Koala & Wildlife Park. Join a guided tour, and see crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes and a cassowary, and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies. You'll have the opportunity to have your photo taken cuddling a koala or holding a small crocodile (optional extra).

03.45 pm

Transfer to Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Terminal for 4pm boarding. The 7.5km Skyrail journey takes 30 - 40 minutes, however we recommend you spend time at the two stations enroute: Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station.

05.15 pm

Your coach will be at the Caravonica Skyrail Terminal to transfer you to your accommodation. Please tell your Driver Guide if you do not require a return transfer


Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Village

Rainforestation Nature Park

Pamagirri Aborginal Experience

Army Duck Rainforest Tour

Koala & Wildlife Park

BBQ Buffet Lunch

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Return coach transfers from accommodation


  • Departs daily from Reef Fleet Terminal at approximately 9:00am and returns approximately at 5:30pm.
  • Cost includes reef levy.
  • Coach pickup times to be confirmed on booking.
  • Please note: Northern Beaches pickups not available for Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob and Machans Beach.
  • Day 1   Reef Packages  have a $20  additional charge for transfers from Northern Beaches to be payable direct at Reef Fleet terminal before departure of reef trip.
  • Includes Dorm share accommodation, you may upgrade twin share or single room in a Hostel. 


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