DAY 1: ARRIVE IN CAIRNS
On arrival in Cairns airport you will be transferred by coach transfer to your Cairns accommodation by Trip Shuttle operated by Exemplar Coaches.
The rest of the day is at your leisure.
- Cairns Plaza Hotel
- Standard Room
- Bay Village Tropical Retreat
- Studio Room
- Pullman Cairns International
- City Mountain View Room
DAY 2: OCEAN SPIRIT CRUISES (L)
A Quicksilver representative will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to check in for your cruise at the Great Adventures counter. At 8.00am board your Ocean Spirit vessel at Marlin Marina Cairns to commence a full day cruise to Michaelmas Cay.
Travel aboard a 32 metre luxury sailing catamaran to Michaelmas Cay, which is a picturesque vegetated Sand Cay encircled by a superb fringing reef. The Cay is a National Park and a protected sanctuary for migratory seabirds. Lunch is included.
Enjoy four hours on the Reef where you can choose from a range of activities including snorkelling, semisubmersible tours and guided beach walks. One Introductory Dive is included. Cruise concludes at approximately 5.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
DAY 3: NAUTILUS AVIATION (L)
Board your Down Under Cruise and Dive vessel at Cairns Marina, 1 Spence Street, to commence a full day Evolution Reef Cruise – Get High package. Check in commences at 07.30am at the Reef Fleet Terminal. Travel by high speed luxury vessel to enjoy five hours of snorkelling at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations.
Enjoy a guided snorkelling tour with snorkel equipment and flotation devices included, full use of the indoor and outdoor facilities onboard, and a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight with Nautilus Aviation. Lunch is included. Cruise concludes at approximately 4.30pm at Cairns Marina.
DAY 4: BILLY TEA SAFARIS (L)
Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation and after introductions, drive north along the scenic route to Mossman. Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as you approach the majestic Daintree River.
It is time for a short morning tea break then its ‘all aboard’ for an informative river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife. This is nature at its best! Ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of the World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on an elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as you search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this particular habitat.
A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads (dietary requirements catered for with prior notice) is served while you have the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo and enjoy a cold drink from the bar (own cost). Travel beyond Cape Tribulation along the 7kms of the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek and take time for a refreshing rainforest fresh water swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a taste testing of tropical fruit, a cup of traditional Billy Tea and damper.
At Cape Tribulation Beach there is time to stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers’ platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the ‘Rainforest meets the Reef’ (no swimming at Cape Tribulation Beach due to dangerous hazards). Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin your homeward journey somewhat wiser for your ‘Total Rainforest Experience’.
DAY 5: DEPART CAIRNS
This morning Trip Shuttle operated by Exemplar Coaches will transport you back to Cairns airport for your departure.
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