Waterfalls and Great Barrier Reef on a Budget

Get ready for two fun-filled days on the Waterfalls and Great Barrier Reef on a Budget package! You will visit the best locations in the region. Cool off in pristine rainforest swimming holes. Dive into the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour

Jump aboard Gus the Wonder Bus! Uncle Brian will take you in his fun and friendly way on a day of adventures in our natural world. We’ll visit ancient coastal Rainforests and the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands during this Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour.

We’ll be walking and talking, swimming, rock sliding, singing in waterfalls, floating in a volcanic crater lake. Then an exciting journey home!

Waterfalls Itinerary

  • The day begins with a visit to the Babinda Boulders. After a delicious morning tea, you take your first walk and swim of the day.
  • From here, your journey on to Josephine Falls. Enjoy a short rainforest walk before sliding down a waterfall.
  • Drive to the beautiful Tablelands and famous Millaa Millaa Falls. Uncle Brian will keep you amused and entertained with tales of adventure!
  • Lunch at the Millaa Millaa Falls Tea House is a selection of cold roast meats, salads and vegetarian meals.
  • For Dessert, enjoy freshly brewed tea, coffee and cake.
  • When you get to Millaa Millaa Falls, make your way to beneath the waterfall and SING your heart out! One of the most photographed waterfalls in Australia.
  • Delicious afternoon tea of hot chocolate and muffins follows a swim or stroll around Lake Eacham.
  • Platypus spotting is next.
  • You get to relax by a volcanic crater lake in the evening before the exciting fun journey home with Uncle Brian.

Waterfalls Inclusions

  • Morning and afternoon drinks and snacks.
  • Delicious home-cooked 2-course lunch.
  • Ancient Rainforests.
  • Experience the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands.
  • Swimming, walking and just relaxing.
  • Milla Milla Falls
  • Babinda Boulders
  • Josephine Falls
  • Lake Eacham
  • Friendly, relaxed company.
  • Fun-filled day! Sing along on the homeward journey.
  • Pick up & return from/to your Cairns CBD accommodation.

What to Bring

  • Sense of fun
  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat
  • Swimming Gear
  • Walking Shoes/Sandals
  • Towel
  • Change of Warm Clothes

Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise

This Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise is Cairns best value reef tour and a true Cairns icon.  If you’re looking for and a memorable day on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef then Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise has it all!

We will have you on an unforgettable, unrushed day. Enjoy a relaxed, leisurely cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel among beautiful corals. View a colourful variety of tropical marine life at one of the natural wonders of the world.

Sit Back And Relax!

Relax on the sun deck. See Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from the glass bottom boat (optional extra) or take the “Wild Ride” on the famous Compass Boomnet. Scuba Diving is available as an optional extra for all levels of experience.

Waterfalls and Great Barrier Reef on a Budget offer something that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, even those with limited swimming ability.

Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

  • 0730 – Check-in direct to Compass at Marlin Wharf Berth 18
  • 0800 –Depart Marlin Marina Cairns to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 1030 – 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
  • 1730 – Approximately Arrival time at Cairns Marina

Great Barrier Reef Inclusions

  • Snorkel Equipment hire & tuition (excluding wetsuits)
  • Flotation devices (children and Adult Sizes)
  • Fresh fruit platters,
  • Coffee and tea when boarding
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads (dietary requirement catered for)
  • Boomnetting the “Wild Ride” (weather permitting)
  • A glass of wine, cheese & crackers on the return journey
  • Complimentary tea & coffee all day (while the vessel is stationary)
  • All Reef Taxes and Levies
  • Assistance for non-confident swimmers

What to Bring

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

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 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.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel, we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as some medical conditions, age and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.   It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Compass Cruises 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

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 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
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Uncle Brian's has been sharing rainforest and waterfall experiences with amazing people for over 21 years. The combination of music, food, world people's and breathtaking natural history has made us who we are. Your driver and Gus the bus are as excited to be on the tour as you will be, they do it because they love showing off their backyard.

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