Reef and Tropical Delights

Enjoy the Best of Tropical North Queensland.  Tantalise your taste buds on the food trail tour and the scenery of our Rainforests in this Reef and Tropical Delights Package.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Reef Experience is the only FULLY INCLUSIVE Great Barrier Reef Trip departing from Cairns. Inner City Bus transfers, BBQ Bacon and Egg Rolls for breakfast, unlimited snorkelling, Certified Dive or Introductory Dive (Subject to Medical Conditions), Glass bottom boat tour and more.

Join the crew aboard Reef Experience for an unforgettable journey to 2 (two) pristine outer Great Barrier Reef locations and discover the breathtaking wonders for yourself.

Tour Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in View map to Cairns Marlin Marina
  • 08:00 – Approximate departure & Safety Talk with snorkel briefing
  • 08:30 – Marine Biology presentation, followed by a detailed scuba dive briefing for those participating
  • 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel & dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams plus more
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat Tour (approximately 20-minute tour)
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in its shallow lagoons
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour locations
  • Unlimited Snorkelling at morning and afternoon locations. All equipment INCLUDING wetsuit hire
  • FREE Scuba Dive* (Certified Dive qualified OR Resort Dive no-experience necessary at the first reef location for everyone over age 12 and medically fit scuba) Medical Conditions do apply – click here for more information
  • FREE Glass Bottom Boat Tour (weather permitting)
  • FREE Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation
  • FREE Marine Biology Presentation
  • Breakfast consisting of barbecue bacon & egg rolls, coffee, tea and fruit platters
  • Delicious Buffet BBQ lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Cheese & fruit platter & complimentary wine on the return journey
  • All dietary requirements are catered
  • All food is locally sourced where possible and prepared fresh by on-board Chef
  • FREE Crew assistance for non-confident snorkelers (flotation aids available). Friendly and professional crew are ready to jump with everyone who requires assistance to have fun and experience the magic of the reef!
  • Large Sun Deck with padded loungers and air-conditioned indoor areas
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees. Unlike other operators, mandatory levies for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are included in this trip cost so there won’t be extra charges on the day
  • No hidden costs!

Optional Extras

  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc.
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour of the reef: Snorkel with an experienced Marine Biologist and learn about the marine life you see on an educational and interactive tour
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Dive Guides for already qualified ‘Certified’ scuba divers (dive guides included for beginner divers)
  • Prescription Mask Hire if you require stronger lenses to see or you may use your contacts.
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area
  • Second Scuba Dive at our beautiful afternoon reef location

What to Bring

  • Cash and/or credit card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Cream
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver

How to get there

Reef Experience departs from Cairns Marina: ‘A-Finger’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Boarding commences at 7:30 am for check-in, directly on the vessel ‘Reef Experience.’

Arrive back to Cairns Marina at approximately 4:30 pm

Important Information for Scuba Diving

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but also the safest scuba diving record.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel, we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as 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.

Reef Experience Medical Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected]

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  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

Food Tasting Tablelands Tour

Travelling through the Atherton Tablelands, across dry plains, rolling hills, quaint country towns and into World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics Rainforest. Visit private plantations, the enormous Kauri Pine Trees, wildlife spotting opportunities and the fantastic 500-year-old Strangler fig tree.

Tempt your taste buds with award-winning wines and liqueurs, made from locally grown exotic tropical fruits.

Visit a real working dairy farm and learn about cheese making and taste award-winning cheeses and chocolates.

See the Coffee Plantation processing and roasting machinery plus an exclusive tour of a Macadamia plantation and processing shed.

Along with a Tropical Seafood lunch at the Tully Hotel and Devonshire Tea at Lake Barrine Tea House.

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Pickup and return to your Cairns Accommodation approximately 07:15 am
  • Tropical Seafood lunch with salads, tropical fruit and fresh garlic bread (alternatives are available)
  • Afternoon Tea at Lake Barrine Tea House
  • Wine and food tasting throughout the day
  • The ancient Lake Barrine crater
  • An amazing, 500-year-old stanger fig tree
  • Enormous rainforest Kauri Pine Trees
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Small Country towns, rich in cultural and architectural history
  • Entertaining and comprehensive tour narration
  • Return to your accommodation approximately 18:30

What to Bring

  • Cash and/or credit card for purchases
  • Camera, Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Cream, walking shoes and a warm jacket in the cooler months

Kuranda Rainforest Tour

Travel on the original Kuranda Scenic Railway – one of the most spectacular railways in the world.  You will travel through the Baron Gorge National Park – over bridges and through a hand-made tunnel built by pioneers over 100 years ago.

Wander through the picturesque Village in the Rainforest, exploring the local arts and crafts in its famous markets.

Your return journey, you will be gliding quietly over the rainforest canopy of pristine World Heritage rainforest on the Skyrail cable car with two stops.

The first stop at Barron Falls and the 2nd at Red Peak Stations where you can explore the forest floor of the Skyrail’s rainforest boardwalk, meandering through the tropical undergrowth taking you past majestic buttress roots, beautiful tree ferns and climbing wait a while palms.

Tour Itinerary

  • 0700 – 0745  Pickup from Cairns Accommodation
  • 0800                Arrive at Freshwater Historic Train Station
  • 0845                Depart Freshwater Train Station on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • 1010                Arrive Kuranda Village
  • 1600                Return Skyrail
  • 1730                Bus transfer from Skyrail to your accomodation

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Coach transfers to and from your Cairns Accommodation
  • The 90-minute journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Free time in Kuranda Village in the Rainforest
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cable Car
  • Your Reef and Tropical Delights package day tours can be done in any order that suits you and does not include accommodation
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