Reef, Train and Skyrail

The 2 day Reef, Train and Skyrail package includes a full day on the outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon and a day in Kuranda, the “Village in the Rainforest”.

Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Cairns

Great Barrier Reef pontoon day tour includes an activity platform perfect base for both swimmers and non-swimmers alike.

You can snorkel, scuba dive or choose to not get wet and visit the underwater observatory and the semi submersible submarine.

The Reef, Train and Skyrail package will show you the very best our region has to offer!

Tour Inclusions

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Morning tea cake selection
  • 3 hours at Outer Reef Activity Platform
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Use of buoyancy vests & lycra / stinger suits
  • Reef education presentation
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform, cheese and biscuits on return journey

What to Bring

  • Swimming costume and beach towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes
  • Money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities
  • And a sense of adventure!
  • Passengers must check-in at the Great Adventures counter for boarding passes before boarding vessel.
  • Boarding is 30 minutes prior to departure time.

Tour Itinerary

From 9.30 am

Your Reef, Train and Skyrail tour begins! Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass.

10:10 am

Vessel boarding.

Complimentary morning tea/coffee served on boarding. For your safety hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway.

10:30 am

Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for the Outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon via Green Island.

11:20 am

Cake selection served on forward journey.

During your journey to the reef, a Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel’s monitors. Snorkeling demonstration by crew.

12:30 pm

Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon

Reef activities commence… Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised. Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform. Underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing. Pre-booked optional activities including introductory diving, Scuba-Doo and scenic helicopter flights commence as advised.


Hot and cold buffet lunch is served. Time for more reef activities or just relax on the sundeck and take in the views! Tea and coffee is available whilst at the platform


A blast on the ship’s horn will signal the time when all passengers should return to the vessel ready for departure.


A passenger count is conducted before leaving the Reef. The crew will announce when this commences and we ask all passengers to co-operate during this very important procedure by not moving about the vessel.


Departure to Cairns via Green Island. Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on the homeward journey.


Arrive Marlin Marina, Cairns

Kuranda Train and Skyrail

Experience your 90 minute journey to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, in the splendor of Kuranda Scenic Rail.

After enjoying free time in Kuranda village you will transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park.

Set on 100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest.  This unique and award-winning Eco-friendly tourist attraction hosts an amphibious Army Duck rainforest tour. Explore the Tropical Fruit Orchard before the Pamagirri Aboriginal experience.

Join a guided tour!  See crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes and the cassowary.  Hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies!

End the day with a journey back to Cairns on the breathtaking Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Glide metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the into the heart of the rainforest.  Stop off at Skyrail’s two mid-stations to enjoy a walk along the boardwalks.

This tour includes Cairns city area pickups, Northern Beaches pickups available at extra cost.

Tour Inclusions

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Time in Kuranda Village Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Exclusive tour of the heritage listed signal cabin at Kuranda station
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway journey
  • Coach Transfers to and from your Cairns City Accommodation (Northern Beaches pickups available at extra cost)
  • Please note, lunch is not included in this tour

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat Sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Credit card or money for shopping souvenirs, and snacks.
  • Bottle of Water

Tour Itinerary

7:30 (approx)

Pickup from your Cairns city accommodation


Travel Kuranda Scenic Railway


Arrive Kuranda Railway Station


Please be at the bus stop outside the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary to transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park

  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Learn to throw a boomerang and watch spear-throwing and didgeridoo playing
  • Koala & Wildlife Park. Join a guided tour if you wish or wander 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 (additional cost)

Glide over the rainforest from Kuranda on the Skyrail, the perfect end to your Reef, Train and Skyrail package!


Arrive at your Cairns accommodation


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