Top Deck Club and Kuranda

Top Deck Club and Kuranda tour package delivers the best of Far North Queensland.  Explore the world-famous Great Barrier Reef with an overnight stay on Australia’s best liveaboard, Reef Encounter.


Spend your time floating between four spectacular outer reef locations with Reef Encounter and discover the best coral reefs and marine life that the Great Barrier Reef offers.

Next, explore Kuranda, a village in the rainforest.  You will travel to Kuranda via the famous historical, scenic railway on this day trip.  Once you’ve arrived, stroll through the local markets and meet some of Australia’s native wildlife and Rainforestation nature park.  On the way back to Cairns, soar above the rainforest canopy and enjoy the views with Skyrail.

Top Deck Club stay on the Great Barrier Reef.

The luxurious Top Deck Club is the ultimate way to experience an overnight stay at the Outer Great Barrier Reef in comfort and style.

The VIP Top Deck Club guarantees a relaxing Great Barrier Reef holiday style!

What is the Top Deck Club?

Fantastic service – A VIP Top Deck holiday for people who wish to experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef style!  Much like ‘first class’ with an airline, it’s a trip tailored to your personal needs, so everybody’s Top Deck experience will be specialised.

The Top Deck package comes with many additional luxuries, including a dedicated personal valet, late checkout times and deluxe three-course evening meals.  Read on for more exclusive Top Deck Club services.

A crew member just for you!  Whether it’s a professional in-water guide for private scuba/snorkel tours, a fountain of marine-life knowledge or all of the above, your crew member ensures your holiday flows.

Top Deck Club

  • The best rooms on the boat
  • Spacious ensuite staterooms with uninterrupted ocean views, crisp Australian bed linen, plush bath robes, towels and toiletries
  • Champagne and a fruit platter await you upon arrival
  • An evening turn-down service for your Stateroom
  • Towels and toiletries

A deluxe three-course evening meal, freshly prepared by our onboard Chef each night of your stay.

Please advise any dietary requirements our friendly team of any special requests upon booking.

Choose to dine privately under the stars or join the rest of the guests in the spacious dining saloon Breakfast is served in your Stateroom.

Enjoy an Australian continental or cooked breakfast served to you just the way you like it, or join the rest of the guests for a buffet-style breakfast served in the dining saloon*

Complimentary sunset cocktail

Appreciate ocean views from the sundeck or outdoor hot tub as you sip a chilled Australian cocktail while watching the sunset over the sparkling Coral Sea.  The perfect setting for photography lovers!

Late checkout times!  Top  Deck Club guests keep their staterooms until the transfer vessel departs to take you back to Cairns.

On the voyage to Reef Encounter, you will have the option to listen to a marine biology presentation about the coral Reef and marine animals.

Top Deck guests can also enjoy a selection of local press coffee, tea and juices.

On the journey back into the Cairns Marina, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and a cheese and fruit platter.

About Reef Encounter’s Top Deck Club

Our spacious liveaboard is fully air-conditioned and with a large lounge and dining area, including a fully stocked bar.  Enjoy the rooftop sundeck and an outdoor heated spa for relaxation between snorkelling and scuba diving.

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Modern Ocean-View rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Large dining room
  • Bar and Lounge area
  • heated spa
  • Onboard water desalination plant
  • Hydraulic scuba dive/snorkel platform
  • Helipad
  • Sundeck and deck chairs

Please Note: Accommodation is not included on the night you return from Reef Encounter to Cairns.

Next on our Top Deck Club and Kuranda experience Scenic Railway and Skyrail

Located just 25 km northwest of Cairns and surrounded by world heritage Rainforest, you will find the quaint and quirky village known as Kuranda.  Kuranda has become a famous tourist destination in Far North Queensland known as the “Village in the Rainforest”.

The best way to experience Kuranda is by combining the Scenic Train journey with the world-famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which is exactly what this tour offers.

Your day begins with a journey on Kuranda’s scenic railway

Your day starts with a pickup from your Cairns city accommodation.  You will be transferred to the historical Freshwater train station.  During the 90-minute scenic railway journey, you will climb over 40 small bridges and through many dark tunnels.  You will learn about the Pioneering history of the Tropical North while enjoying views of Barron falls.

Kuranda is not complete without a visit to Rainforest Station

Rainforestation wildlife park on 100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest.  Here, you will experience the tropical Rainforest from a unique perspective.

Rainforestation is home to the Army Duck Rainforest Tours on land and water, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, and native Australian wildlife like the Koala and Kangaroo.  After exploring everything Rainforestation offers, you will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch at Rainforestation’s traditionally styled Aussie Restaurant.

Soar above the Rainforest with Skyrail

Kuranda Scenic Train gives visitors an amazing view of the Rainforest at ground level.  The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway provides an extraordinary birds-eye view of the Rainforest as it soars silently only meters above the Rainforest canopy.

Stretching 7.5 km through the tropical Rainforests of North Queensland, Skyrail provides people with a unique opportunity to see and experience the Rainforest safely and environmentally friendly.

You’ll glide just metres above the Rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the Rainforest at Skyrail’s two mid-stations, Barron Falls and Red Peak Station.


Accommodation is Not Included on this night (3rd Night)

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Top Deck Club Liveaboard

Double Bed

1 x Double bed, en-suite cabin. Requires 2 guests or sole occupancy.

Grand Kuranda

Grand Kuranda - Ex Cairns (CKBB)

Combining the Scenic Train journey with the world famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Rainforestation including lunch is a great way to experience this World Heritage listed tropical rainforest and Kuranda.




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