5 Days “Action Getaway” Are you ready?

On this Action Getaway, spend 5 days in the beautiful Cairns region. Includes 2 nights accommodation!

  • Enjoy a spectacular 2 days and 1 night on one of the natural wonders of the world, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Wake up on the Reef!
  • Spend 1 day White Water Rafting through the World Heritage Rainforest on the mighty Tully River.
  • Cool off for 2 days and 1 night in the Tablelands and Cape Tribulation.

This fun-filled 5-Day Action Getaway package can be done in any order and you can also have a day’s break in between if you wish.

Action Getaway Day 1 and 2

2 Day Liveaboard Scuba Dive Tour

Enjoy 5 day dives & 1 night dive at beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations. A great choice for a certified scuba diver. All scuba divers know you can’t miss the night dive!

Enjoy the sunset and sleep on the reef. There is time to really to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the reef and marine life. Perfect for those mad keen divers who want to explore everything under the water on the Action Getaway!

To view the Reef Encounter itinerary, click HERE

Your 2 Day Certified Dive Adventure Includes

  • Double or twin stateroom with private bathroom
  • 5-day dives and 1-night dive
  • Dive briefings
  • On-board Chef preparing all meals whilst on board
  • Coffee, tea, water and fresh fruit
  • Snorkelling and scuba diving equipment (except wetsuits)
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Glass bottom boat tours
  • Reef video presentation
  • Marine Biologist Presentation on Reef Experience
  • All Government reef taxes and levies
  • Accommodation is not included on the night of Day 2 when you arrive back in Cairns.

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Modern ocean-view rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Large dining area
  • Bar and lounge area
  • Onboard heated spa
  • Water desalination plant
  • Hydraulic dive/snorkel platform
  • Helipad
  • Large sundeck

What to Bring

  • Overnight bag – If you wish to store any excess luggage, we are happy to do so in our 100 Abbott Street Cairns office.
  • For safety reasons, Reef Encounter has a “No Shoe” policy. (There is no need to bring extra pairs of shoes).
  • Cash or credit card for purchases of snacks from the bar/souvenirs for sale on-board or underwater camera hire.
  • Sun hat
  • swimming clothes
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • pullover or cardigan

Important Information for Scuba Diving

Safety Always Comes First

We have a passion to show you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia, has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world.  It also has the safest scuba diving record.   The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us. We comply with all rules, including medical, as is the law.

It’s strongly recommended that all passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking. Some medical conditions, age and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Reef Encounter  Medical Questionnaire

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

Action Getaway Day 3

Tully River Whitewater Rafting

Australia’s most famous White Water Rafting experience. Action-packed, filled with fun, thrills and spills on a day you will never forget. Love every minute of this extreme five-hour adventure in remote World Heritage Rainforest rafting down grade 3 and 4 rapids with an unforgettable backdrop.

Tully River Itinerary

So Much Packed Into 1 Day!

  • 6:10 – Pickups from Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 6:30 – Pick-ups from Cairns accommodation commence
  • 7:00 – Depart Cairns
  • 7:30 – Pick-ups from Mission Beach accommodation
  • 8:00 – Depart Mission Beach
  • 8:30 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe for morning tea and coffee
  • 9:00 – Depart Rafters Cafe & Bar
  • 9:45 –  Arrive at the top of the Tully River for a safety demonstration and to be supplied with safety equipment
  • 10:00 – Commence rafting. Brave the first few rapids,
  • 12:15 – Arrive at Ponytail Falls for  BBQ lunch
  • 12:45 – Commence afternoon rafting
  • 15:00 – Arrive at the take-out point. Pack up the raft and change into dry clothes
  • 15:45 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe and Bar.
  • 17:00 – Return to Mission Beach accommodation
  • 18:30 – Return to Cairns accommodation (approx.)
  • 19:15 – Return to Northern Beaches accommodation

What to Bring

  • POB Levy
  • You will need to sign an adventure waiver form.
  • A cap or sun visor can be worn under your safety helmet (e.g. baseball hat).
  • Water resistant 15 + sunscreen
  • Swimming costume, towel (you must have your swimming costume on when you are picked up).
  • Closed footwear is mandatory. Lace-up shoes or sandals that will get wet. (limited shoe hire is available at an additional cost).
  • Some money for photos and souvenirs.
  • Change of clothes
  • We strongly recommend you bring an extra t-shirt or rash vest under your life vest to prevent sunburn.
  • Enthusiasm for an Awesome day.

Additional Information

  • Minimum age: 13 years.
  • Under 18 years must travel with a guardian or parent.
  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone pregnant.

Action Getaway Days 4 and 5

Tablelands & Cape Tribulation Guided 2-Day Tour

This 2-day tour merges three extraordinary experiences, namely visiting the enchanting Atherton Tablelands, exploring Cape Tribulation, and spending a night at the idyllic On the Wallaby Eco Lodge in the charming village of Yungaburra.

Overnight at “On the Wallaby Eco Lodge”

Your accommodation offers dormitory-style rooms (upgrade to private rooms available) on the Atherton Tablelands. With lovely home-cooked meals and after dinner we will take you on Australia’s one & only night canoeing trip.

Spot amazing wildlife and be closer to the stars on Lake Tinaroo.

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Informative guides that stay with you throughout your whole experience, therefore you will get the most out of this tour.
  • All meals
  • A crocodile cruise
  • Ferry ride crossing the Daintree River soon you will enter the oldest rainforest in the world!
  • All park fees
  • Shared overnight accommodation at On The Wallaby Eco lodge
  • Fun times, great music and top guides!

Tour Itinerary

Order May Change To Ensure You See Wildlife

Day 1

  • Pick-ups from your Cairns City Accommodation will start around 7.30 am
  • Journey to the Tablelands
  • Babinda Boulders
  • Josephine Falls
  • Lunch
  • Milla Milla Waterfall
  • Lake Eacham
  • Platypus spotting  (Apr-Oct)
  • Dinner
  • Night Canoe on Lake Tinaroo
  • Overnight in Yungaburra


Day 2

  • Travel to Cape Tribulation
  • Granite Gorge Nature Park
  • Rainforest walks
  • Port Douglas and 4 Mile Beach
  • A crocodile tour
  • Ferry ride
  • Delicious lunch
  • Stunning beaches
  • Swim in a rainforest creek
  • Return late afternoon


What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat
  • Swimming gear and towel
  • Walking shoes or closed shoes
  • Money for lunch on day 2
  • Change of Warm Clothes
  • Overnight bag
  • Night torch (if you have one)
  • Sense of fun

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