3 Day Rafting, Reef and Rainforest

During your 3-Day Rafting, Reef, and Rainforest adventure, experience a full day on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, snorkeling amongst the beautiful corals and colourful tropical marine life and 2 hours of fun-filled Whitewater Rafting on the Barron River National Park.

Next, enjoy a half-day tour of rafting on the stunning Barron Gorge.

Finally, travel to the stunning Kuranda Village, a village in the Rainforest, by Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail Cablecar.

You can do this Rafting, Reef and Rainforest package in any order, and you can also have a day’s break in between if you wish.

Day 1 – Great Barrier Reef

Reef Experience will have you escaping for an unforgettable, unrushed day enjoying a relaxed, leisurely cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkel amongst beautiful corals and a colourful variety of tropical marine life at one of the natural wonders of the world.

Tour Highlights

  • Snorkeling in 2 beautiful outer reef locations
  • 1 included scuba dive
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours available (weather permitting)
  • Up to 5 hours at our Outer Great Barrier Reef Locations
  • Breakfast roll, delicious BBQ lunch with fresh salads
  • Cheese and wine on return journey
  • Friendly Crew Assistance for Non-confident Swimmers
  • All Government Reef Levies and Taxes included in the price

Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

0730 – Check-in directly on Reef Experience located on A Finger at Cairns Marlin Marina

0800 – Depart Marlin Marina Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef

0945 – Arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef Location

1230 – BBQ Lunch with fresh salads 1300 – Cruise to 2nd Reef Location

1500 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef

1630 – Approximately Arrival time at Cairns Marina 

Great Barrier Reef Cruise Inclusions

  • Snorkel Equipment hire & tuition (excluding wetsuits and stinger suits)
  • 1 x scuba dive included (introductory or certified)
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours available (weather permitting)
  • Return bus transfers from your Accommodation (from Cairns City hotels only)
  • Floatation devices (children and Adult Sizes)
  • Coffee and Tea when boarding and while the boat is stationary
  • Breakfast roll, delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads (dietary requirement catered for)
  • A glass of wine, cheese & crackers on the return journey (cordial for the children)
  • All Government Reef Taxes and Levies
  • Assistance for non-confident swimmers

What to Bring

  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimmers
  • Cash or credit card for extra purchases

Optional Extras

  • Dive Guide for Certified Divers
  • Prescription masks
  • Fully licensed bar 

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

We strongly recommend that our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent scuba diving.

It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier 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],

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[/toggle]

Day 2 – Whitewater Rafting (Half-day tour)

This half-day Whitewater Rafting on the Barron River is a great and fun way to discover the pristine rainforest surrounding Cairns, in Tropical North Queensland.

Feel the rush of white water rafting within the remarkable wilderness of  Australia’s tropical rainforests with your experienced River Guide. Travel along alternating smooth and bumpy waters of the Barron River as it winds its way through the heart of the Barron Gorge National Park, and its breathtaking scenery.

When finished, enjoy a swim, pack up your raft and change into dry clothes, then enjoy tea and coffee before transferring back to your accommodation.

Minimum age 13 years 

Whitewater Rafting Inclusions

  • Return transfers (if not self-driving)
  • 2 Hours of White Water Rafting on rapids up to grade 3
  • As well as all Tuition
  • Safety equipment
  • River Guides (professional and certified),
  • Stunning Rainforest and ravines of Barron Gorge National Park

Rafting Half-day Itinerary

1400 – Pickup from your Cairns City Accommodation

1430 – Meet at Lake Placid

1500 – Briefings and 2 hours of white water rafting on the Barron River

1730 – Approximately Arrival time at your Accommodation

What to Bring

  • Ticket or voucher
  • Swimming costume (you will get wet)
  • Secured footwear is mandatory – lace-up shoes or sandals that will get wet (limited shoe hire available at an additional cost)
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes
  • Sunscreen but don’t apply to the back of your legs
  • Money for photos & rafting levy

Optional Extras

  • Digital photos available for purchase
  • Shoe hire

Day 3 – Scenic Train & Skyrail

Traveling by scenic rail, you will learn about the pioneering history of the tropical north.

During the 90-minute journey, it is climbing over 40 small bridges and through many dark tunnels while winding its way from Cairns to Kuranda.

You will be in awe of the excellent views of the world-listed rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the Barron Gorge National Park.

While Kuranda Scenic Rail gives visitors a fantastic view of the rainforest at ground level, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway provides an extraordinary birds-eye-view of the rainforest from above. You soar silently only meters above the rainforest canopy.

Glide 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 where you can hop off and enjoy rainforest walks along the boardwalks.

What's Included

  • Return bus transfers to and from Cairns City Accommodation
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Cablecar
  • Time in Kuranda Village

What to Bring

  • Comfortable Walking shoes
  • Camera, cash/credit card for purchases
  • Bottle of water

Make your time in Cairns, Far North Queensland memorable by booking this three-day tour

Important Information

This package includes 3 tours on 3 different days. Accommodation is not included.

Please advise where you will be staying and we will get back to you with the different pickup times.

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Kuranda Skyrail and Train

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Essential Kuranda

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Barron River Rafting

Barron River Rafting – Half Day


Pick-up from Cairns City Accommodations


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