Excitement, beauty & adventure

It will leave you mystified as it takes you on an exciting journey to visit the Daintree Rainforest, The Great Barrier Reef  & the famous Atherton tablelands & Waterfalls.

On your first day you will visit Cape Tribulation in a 4WD.
Perfect for exploring the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. You will learn about the history, flora and fauna of The Daintree Rainforest from your experienced environmental Driver/Guide.

It is a must to cross the Daintree River which takes you across the river into the heart of the “Wet Tropics Rainforest”.

On your second day we welcome on board Reef Experience, Cairns’ only ALL inclusive Great Barrier Reef Cruise with a FREE scuba dive.
Two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations are visited daily for optimal diving and snorkelling.

A luxury high speed catamaran gets you to the Reef fast, this tour guarantees the most time at each beautiful great barrier reef destination.

Last but not least, on day 3 you will explore the Atherton Tablelands & Paronella Park.
Travelling in air-conditioned comfort with local naturalist guides. Visiting the amazing North Queensland Atherton Tablelands with waterfalls and Paronella Park all in one day!

This is a very scenic tour, where you will finish the day with a relaxing swim and afternoon tea at Babinda Boulders.

Day 1 your 4WD Cape Tribulation Adventure

Explore the exceptional biodiversity and ancient history of the UNESCO listed Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Parks with this Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge Multilingual tour.

This Cape Tribulation tour operates with a GPS activated Audio Commentary system.   The system is completely portable and wireless and is GPS triggered.  commentary is delivered with both sound effects and music.  You can bring along your own headsets or purchase some on the day at an extra cost.  Languages include:  Japanese, German, French, Italian, Chinese and Spanish.

Cape Tribulation Itinerary

06:45    Hotel Pickups commence

09:50    Daintree River Cruise for 1 hour – gliding through this ancient wildlife environment

Alexandra Look out for a photo stop of the spectacular view of Daintree River, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea

12:15    Tropical BBQ Lunch in a private rainforest setting on Noah Creek

Cape Tribulation for a walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach where the rainforest meetings the reef

15:15    Mossman Gorge Centre where you will visit the Gateway centre and enjoy an Indigenous Presentation by the local Kuku Yalanji people.  You will then have the opportunity to walk in the rainforest along Mossman Gorge with your guide sharing his knowledge

18:30    Approximate return time to you hotel

What's Included

  • Hotel Pickups and drop offs
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • GPS activitated Audio Commentary system
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • BBQ lunch
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Mossman Gorge Centre including:  Indigenous presentation, afternoon tea and driver guided walk

What to Bring

  • Your ticket / Voucher
  • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Insect Repellent
  • Umbrella (in rainy weather conditions)
  • Bottle of water


Day 2 – Reef Experience

Visiting one of the 7 wonders of the world, the UNESCO listed Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.


Reef Experience Inclusions

  • Snorkelling equipment and tuition (including wetsuit)
  • FREE Certified Scuba Dive or Resort Scuba Dive (no-experience necessary) for everyone who is over the age of 12 and medically fit to scuba
  • Glass bottom boat tour (weather permitting)
  • Marine Biologist Reef Talk
  • BBQ breakfast roll & fruit platter Delicious, freshly prepared hot & cold buffet lunch Afternoon cheese, wine & biscuits
  • Tea & coffee service
  • Transfers to and from the marina if you are staying in the Cairns business area
  • Free buoyancy aids
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees

Reef Experience Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns
  • 08:00 – Departure Marlin Jetty for the trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 08:30 – BBQ Bacon & Egg Rolls served on the way out to the Outer Reef a detailed dive & snorkelling briefing will be given
  • 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel & dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams plus more
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in it’s shallow lagoons
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

What to Bring

  • Swim wear and towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Walking shoes
  • A light jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • A big smile!

Important Information for Scuba Diving

We have a passion to show 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.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules 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 prior to booking as some medical conditions, age and / or medications may prevent you from scuba diving.   It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Reef Experience 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]

Or alternatively, you may like to consult your own 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 24 hours whenever possible

DAY 3 – Rainforest, Waterfalls & Paronella Park

Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive tree kangaroo at the Giant Curtain Fig Tree.

Forest, falls & Park Highlights

  • Lake Barrine wildlife cruise
  • Giant Curtain Fig Tree
  • Millaa Millaa Falls
  • Guided tour of Paronella Park
  • Mena Creek Falls
  • Babinda Boulders in the heart of Wooroonooran National Park
  • Guided rainforest walks

Forest, falls & Park Inclusions

  • Entry & up to 2 hour stay at Paronella Park
  • A 45 min Historical Guided Tour
  • Chinese & Japanese tours available.
  • Fully guided commentry & cruise at Lake Barrine Crater Lake
  • Devonshire Morning Tea
  • Delicious all you can eat Hot Buffet lunch at Roscoe’s Piazza Innisfail.
  • National Park Fees

Forest, falls & Park Itinerary

  • The pickup is between 7.15am – 7.45am depending on where you are staying. We arrive back to Cairns City between 6:00 – 6:30 pm.
  • Departure from Cairns to travel the Gillies Highway climbing 730 metres above sea level into the amazing Atherton Tablelands.
  • Our first stop is beautiful Lake Barrine Crater Lake National Park where you will enjoy a delicious freshly baked scones with jam & cream accompanied by locally grown & freshly brewed Tea and coffee (unlimited cup refills).
  • Then we depart on a 40 minute guided wild life cruise on the lake.
  • Back onto the bus & travel through extensive beef, dairy, sugar cane & other diverse types of farming areas & small villages.
  • Next stop is The Curtain Fig Tree, an amazing feat of nature reaching 45+ metres up into the tropical rainforest canopy. This is a board walk with plenty of time for photographs of the 600-800 year old epiphyte.
  • After a 30 minute drive through the Malanda dairy lands we arrive at the Millaa Millaa Falls – with the option of swimming under the cool waters falling 20 metres over an ancient volcanic lava flow from over 1 million years ago.
  • We then descend from the Tablelands down the Palmerstone Highway through sugar cane & banana fields to the coastal town of Innisfail. On arrival we begin our delicious Lunch at Roscoe’s all you can eat Hot buffet.
  • Paronella Park is the next destination with a 45 minute guided tour in English, Chinese or Japanese of the extensive National Trust Gardens.
  • We spend approximately one and a half to two hours here. If passengers are requiring more time, please feel free to approach your driver to arrange for this.
  • This is where you will learn of Hosea Paronella’s wonderful achievements & His colourful history of how he built his Spanish Castle in the rainforest.
  • After a quick stop at a local banana farm where you can purchase cheap bananas, papaya & home grown, homemade chocolate, we continue north bound to the small town of Babinda.
  • A 45 minute stop at the Babinda Boulders in the Wooroonooran National Park. This place is steeped in Aboriginal myth. Learn the legend of Oolana.
  • There is time for a walk to the bottom of the Boulders, a swim in the fresh mountain water and a light afternoon refreshments.
  • From there it is an approx. a 50-60 minute drive back to the city of Cairns & return to your accommodation.

What to Bring

  • Swim wear and towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Walking shoes
  • A light jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • A big smile!
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