Tropical Bliss Cape Tribulation, Paronella Park and Great Barrier Reef

Our Tropical Bliss 3-day tour package includes:

  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • A day on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Paronella Park

You can enjoy this tour package in the order that suits you best.

It will leave you mystified as it takes you on an exciting journey to visit the Daintree Rainforest, The Great Barrier Reef and the famous Atherton Tablelands and Waterfalls.

DAY 1: Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest

Explore the UNESCO-listed Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Parks.

This tour visits Cape Tribulation within the Daintree Rainforest.  Discover this World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.  Here you will learn about the history, flora and fauna of the Daintree Rainforest.

Along the way, visit Mossman Gorge and enjoy a Daintree River cruise.

Crossing the Daintree River, which takes you across the river into the heart of the “Wet Tropics Rainforest” is a must.

DAY 2: Great Barrier Reef

This local family-owned and operated tour is the best way to see the Great Barrier Reef.

While snorkelling on the outer Reef, you will see abundant brightly coloured marine life and corals.   During your time on the Reef, you can see parrotfish, turtles and clownfish.

Try scuba diving

You can try scuba diving if you are fit, healthy, and over 12 years old.  With a quick lesson, we will have you breathing underwater in no time.

Scuba diving lets you see the Reef like a fish.  It is easy and fun.   Under the water, there are swim-through caves and ledges to explore.

Today, you will be welcomed onboard Reef Experience.  This tour is Cairns’ only ALL-inclusive Great Barrier Reef Cruise.

Included in this tour

  • Snorkelling
  • 1 x scuba dive
  • Glass bottom boat tour (weather-permitting)
  • Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Two outer barrier Reef locations

If you are not confident in the water

Undoubtedly, the best place to see the Reef is in the water.  This crew will assist you in seeing the best of the Reef even if you can not swim.

DAY 3: Atherton Tablelands and Paronella Park

Explore the magnificent World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest on this boutique tour through the Atherton Tablelands. In air-conditioned comfort, you’ll visit iconic waterfalls and natural wonders, including the popular Millaa Millaa Falls, where you can swim and capture the perfect photo amid stunning rainforests. The tour culminates at Paronella Park, Queensland’s top must-see attraction, where you’ll learn about its fascinating history, explore fairy-like gardens, and marvel at the hand-built Spanish Castle and its hydroelectric system. The day includes stops at Lake Barrine Crater National Park, Curtain Fig Tree, an a la carte lunch, and potentially a swim at Babinda Boulders, with pickups between 7:15 am and 7:45 am from Cairns accommodations.

Next, find out about staying overnight on the Great Barrier Reef.


DAY 1: Cape Tribulation Tour

  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Mossman Gorge

DAY 2: Great Barrier Reef Experience

This tour visits one of the world’s seven wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.  You will have plenty of options to see this stunning location during this day.

DAY 3: Forest, falls and Paronella Park Highlights.

  • Lake Barrine
  • Giant Curtain Fig Tree
  • Millaa Millaa Falls
  • Guided tour of Paronella Park
  • Mena Creek Falls
  • Babinda Boulders in the heart of Wooroonooran National Park
  • Guided rainforest walks


 DAY 1: Cape Tribulation Itinerary

  • 06:45 – Hotel Pickups commence
  • 09:50 – Daintree River Cruise for 1 hour, fantastic for spotting crocodiles and other wildlife.
  • Alexandra Lookout for a photo stop of the spectacular view of Daintree River, Snapper Island and the Coral Sea
  • 12:15 – Tropical BBQ Lunch
  • Cape Tribulation for a walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach where the rainforest meetings the reef
  • 15:15 – Mossman Gorge Centre where you will visit the Gateway centre. Enjoy an Indigenous presentation by the local Kuku Yalanji people during this visit. Then have the opportunity to walk in the rainforest along Mossman Gorge with your guide.
  • 18:30 – hotel drop off

DAY 2: Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns
  • 08:00 – Departure Marlin Jetty for the trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 08:30 – BBQ Bacon and Egg Rolls
  • 8:40 – Next, a detailed scuba diving and snorkelling briefing.
  • Along the way, there will also be a marine biologist presentation.
  • 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel and dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams, plus more
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans and black coral trees in its shallow lagoons
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese and biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

DAY 3: Forest, falls and Paronella Park Itinerary

  • The pickup is between 7.15 am – 7.45 am
    We arrive back in Cairns City between 6:00 – 6:30 pm.
  • Departure from Cairns to travel the Gillies Highway climbing 730 metres above sea level into the amazing Atherton Tablelands.
  • Visit Beautiful Lake Barrine Crater Lake National Park
  • Travel through great beef, dairy, sugar cane and other diverse farming areas and small villages.
  • The next stop is The Curtain Fig Tree, a fantastic feat of nature reaching 45+ metres up into the tropical rainforest canopy.
    Plenty of time for photographs of the 600-800-year-old epiphyte.
  • Millaa Millaa Falls – shower under the waterfall and swim
  • Next, enjoy a delicious a la carte lunch.
  • Paronella Park is the next destination with a 45 minute guided tour.
  • Then visit Babinda Boulders in the Wooroonooran National Park.
  • Babinda Boulders walk and a refreshing swim.
  •  After that, drop off to accommodation.




Cape Tribulation What’s Included

  • Hotel Pickups and drop-offs
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • GPS activated Audio Commentary system
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • BBQ lunch
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Mossman Gorge Centre, including Indigenous presentation.

Great Barrier Reef Inclusions

  • Snorkelling equipment and tuition (including wetsuit)
  • FREE Certified Scuba Dive or Resort Scuba Dive (no-experience necessary) for everyone who is over the age of 12 and medically fit scuba
  • Glass bottom boat tour (weather permitting)
  • Marine Biologist Reef Talk
  • BBQ breakfast roll and fruit platter Delicious, freshly prepared hot and cold buffet lunch Afternoon cheese, wine and biscuits
  • Tea and coffee service
  • Transfers to and from the marina if you are staying in the Cairns business area
  • Free buoyancy aids
  • Reef tax, fuel levy and Marine Park Fees

Forest, falls and Paronella Park

  • Entry and up to 2-hour stay at Paronella Park with a guided tour.
  • Followed by Devonshire Morning Tea
  • Delicious a la carte lunch
  • National Park Fees

Optional Extras

Great Barrier Reef Tour Optional extras

  • 2nd certified and introductory scuba dive
  • Marine Biologist guided snorkel
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Prescription mask
  • Northern beaches bus transfers

What to bring

 What to Bring for the Cape Tribulation Tour

  • Ticket / Voucher
  • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Insect Repellent
  • Umbrella (in rainy weather conditions)
  • Bottle of water

What to Bring for this Great Barrier Reef tour

  • Swimwear and towel
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • A certification card for scuba divers.

 What to Bring for Forest Falls and Paronella Park

  • Swimwear and towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Walking shoes
  • A light jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Camera

Important Information

Cape Tribulation Adventure

This Cape Tribulation tour operates with a GPS activated Audio Commentary system.   This system is completely portable and wireless and is GPS triggered.

You can bring along your headsets or purchase some on the day at an extra cost.

Languages include Japanese, German, French, Italian, Chinese and Spanish.

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 the strictest scuba diving rules globally and the safest scuba diving record.

The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and comply with all rules, including medical as is the law.

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.

You should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive for multiple dives.
If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.

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

Some medical conditions, age and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Our mission is to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Reef Experience Medical Questionnaire

We are delighted to help you with any questions you may have.   Don’t hesitate to contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected].

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