Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour And Cruise - Cairns

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Transfer from Cairns and Northern Beaches (up to and including Palm Cove) are included for all
    tours. Transfers to/from Port Douglas are $205 per car (up to 4 passenge.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Hit the rails, the rainforest, the sky and the reef in an action-packed day trip from Cairns! You'll take the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway between Carins and Kuranda, soar over the Great Barrier Reef on a helicopter tour, take a lunchtime cruise on the reef, then spend the afternoon swimming or snorkeling before cruising back to Cairns. What a rewarding day out!

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Rail Tour
  • Lunch included
  • Family friendly
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Have your camera ready aboard the Kuranda scenic railway to take photographs as the train winds its way around Horseshoe Bend and past Stoney creek falls and Barron Falls. You will witness the World Heritage Rainforest with Skyrail rainforest cableway. Make sure to have your camera ready as you glide over the rainforest canopy and glimpse tantalizing views of Cairns' beautiful coastline.

From lush tropical rainforest it's on to the blue expanse of the Great barrier reef and your spectacular thirty-minute helicopter flight to the Outer Reef. From the heli pontoon at Hastings Reef, you will be transferred to a high-speed vessel to enjoy a delicious tropical lunch.

After lunch you will have more than two hours to snorkel and swim. If you prefer not to get wet, you can take an informative semi-submersible boat tour to see and learn about the delicate coral reef ecosystem (if time permits). Then it's time to relax and enjoy the live entertainment on-board this luxury vessel as you sail back to Cairns at the end of a packed, fulfilling day.

Itinerary:

Snorkeling:
Please be aware that snorkeling may be a strenuous activity. Your level of fitness and any existing medical conditions should be considered prior to snorkeling. Buoyancy vests are available on-board the vessel. Please consider wind strength or the roughness of the sea before booking.

Flying:
In the interest of safety, we recommend you do not fly on high altitude flights within 48 hours of your last dive. It must be noted that all helicopter flights are low altitude flights.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop off from Cairns hotels

Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Cableway

Approx. 25-minute helicopter tour

Use of snorkeling equipment

Lunch - Buffet lunch

Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway

Exclusions

Beverages

AU$20per person for the Environmental Management Charge and Fuel Levy is payable direct to the operator on the day of travel

Semi-submersible boat tour and diving

Transfers from Port Douglas hotels are at an additional cost of AU$77 per person with a minimum of 2 people needed for the transfer.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Weight Policy: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variances greater than 10% may incur an additional fee. Maximum single seat payload of 110kg. For passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 110kg are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of ticket price - this is non-commissionable and payable to Nautilus Aviation on day of travel.

Child Policy: Children 3 years and above are charged at adult rates. Subject to conditions, children under 3 years may travel free of charge when seated on parents/guardians lap.

There is a maximum of 6 to 7 passengers permitted depending on aircraft availability

It is recommended that you wear swimmers upon check in

you will have a compulsory 20 minute safety briefing before being allowed enter the water, this is part of your two hours out at the reef

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Feb-2020

    This was a superb trip - Margret met me at the hotel - took me to the station and met me at the sky rail to take me to the helicopter port. She is lovely and so welcoming. The train trip was amazing - the sky train was superb - both only spoilt by the weather - the flight out to the Great Barrier Reef was brilliant as well as the glass bottom boat. Margret was excellent but so too were the staff on the sky strain, at the heliport and on the boat - they were all very friendly and welcoming - a really brilliant day. Thank you all.

  • 26-Mar-2018

    Beautiful.

  • 16-Mar-2018

    Absolute wonderful day! A scenic train ride followed by a fantastic view of the rainforest via a gondola ride. From there we took a 25 minute helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef. It's the best way to truly get an appreciation of the reef. The helicopter landed on a pontoon and we were taken to the ferry allowing us time for lunch and snorkelling, approximately two hours before heading back to land.
    Canadian travellers

  • 09-Oct-2017

    Kuranda was very nice. The helicopter ride, a waste unless you get front seats, you barely see anything and they do not tell you that.
    The Great Barrier reef is average at best

  • 29-Mar-2017

    SPECTACULAR!!

  • 27-Mar-2017

    This was one of the best days I have ever had traveling! I was worried that it was too much in one day, but it didn't feel like that at all. Looking back on it, I would definitely have spent more time in Kuranda, we were worried we wouldn't get down the skyrail in time, but that didn't take near as long as I thought. Also, once you get on the boat on the reef, I rushed through snorkeling to also do the submarine, but they ended up adding another group towards the end, so I could have taken more time and still fit both in. Everyone was really professional and the people I were with was great. Didn't feel weird being a solo traveler at all and doing this trip. I fully recommend it if you don't have a lot of time in Cairns. I was happy to have the next day to just lay by the pool and relax.

  • 26-Mar-2017

    This was our best day !Helicoptering over the Great Barrier Reef! Only hitch was mechanical trouble on helicopter made us late to the big boat and prevented us from snorkeling in the Reef which was a real disappointment - as a consolation they took us on the submarine .

  • 14-Mar-2017

    I wish I had two days so I could have spent some more time in Kuranda but this tour was sensory overload. Absolutely amazing! The guides made sure I didn't miss anything. First is the ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway - great old train with history and beautiful scenery with a couple of stops for pictures through the rain forest up the mountain. Kuranda is very interesting town at top. Then, you are riding down the mountain in a gondola over a canopy of the rain forest trees looking out to the city of Cairns and the ocean. Once you arrive on ground, the guide whisks you away to the heliport where you board a helicopter and fly over the Great Barrier Reef, which is breathtaking. You land on a helipad in the ocean and a large boat picks you up. You can snorkel, scuba dive or go in the semi-submersible. I took the submersible and we went downstairs and sat on benches with individual windows to look out on the sea life and the reef. You are at eye level and the colors and variety outstanding. On the way back you are treated to a very good lunch we had steak and fish and one of the crew is a singer/guitar player. The realization of all that you have seen that day is sensory overload in the best possible way. They give free rides to/from your hotel. I stayed with a family so they made arrangements for my journey to the train station and from the port. This is a must tour, worth every penny!

  • 15-Feb-2017

    Well this had to be one of the best experiences of our entire 6 week trip. We had a great time and learned a lot about the area. I did manage to get in one dive aboard the boat at the end of the afternoon as well. This was really well organized with very little wasted time. Well worth the money in my opinion.

  • 14-Jan-2017

    Loved the train, the skyrail and magnificent views!! great helicopter tour and amazing landing on the small dock!! The snorkeling part was ok - very crowded in the area where we were limited to snorkel. Also, lunch wasn't very good. But still thrilled that we got to do all in one day!!

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