Reef and Tropical Delights

Enjoy the Best of Tropical North Queensland.  Tantalise your taste buds on the food trail tour and the scenery of our Rainforests in this Reef and Tropical Delights Package.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Reef Experience is the only FULLY INCLUSIVE Great Barrier Reef Trip departing from Cairns. Inner City Bus transfers, BBQ Bacon and Egg Rolls for breakfast, unlimited snorkelling, Certified Dive or Introductory Dive (Subject to Medical Conditions), Glass bottom boat tour and more.

Join the crew aboard Reef Experience for an unforgettable journey to 2 (two) pristine outer Great Barrier Reef locations and discover the breathtaking wonders for yourself.

Tour Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in View map to Cairns Marlin Marina
  • 08:00 – Approximate departure & Safety Talk with snorkel briefing
  • 08:30 – Marine Biology presentation, followed by a detailed scuba dive briefing for those participating
  • 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 (approximately 20-minute tour)
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in its shallow lagoons
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour locations
  • Unlimited Snorkelling at morning and afternoon locations. All equipment INCLUDING wetsuit hire
  • FREE Scuba Dive* (Certified Dive qualified OR Resort Dive no-experience necessary at the first reef location for everyone over age 12 and medically fit scuba) Medical Conditions do apply – click here for more information
  • FREE Glass Bottom Boat Tour (weather permitting)
  • FREE Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation
  • FREE Marine Biology Presentation
  • Breakfast consisting of barbecue bacon & egg rolls, coffee, tea and fruit platters
  • Delicious Buffet BBQ lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Cheese & fruit platter & complimentary wine on the return journey
  • All dietary requirements are catered
  • All food is locally sourced where possible and prepared fresh by on-board Chef
  • FREE Crew assistance for non-confident snorkelers (flotation aids available). Friendly and professional crew are ready to jump with everyone who requires assistance to have fun and experience the magic of the reef!
  • Large Sun Deck with padded loungers and air-conditioned indoor areas
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees. Unlike other operators, mandatory levies for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are included in this trip cost so there won’t be extra charges on the day
  • No hidden costs!

Optional Extras

  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc.
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour of the reef: Snorkel with an experienced Marine Biologist and learn about the marine life you see on an educational and interactive tour
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Dive Guides for already qualified ‘Certified’ scuba divers (dive guides included for beginner divers)
  • Prescription Mask Hire if you require stronger lenses to see or you may use your contacts.
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area
  • Second Scuba Dive at our beautiful afternoon reef location

What to Bring

  • Cash and/or credit card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Cream
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver

How to get there

Reef Experience departs from Cairns Marina: ‘A-Finger’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Boarding commences at 7:30 am for check-in, directly on the vessel ‘Reef Experience.’

Arrive back to Cairns Marina at approximately 4:30 pm

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.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice 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/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 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 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

Food Tasting Tablelands Tour

Cairns’ Tablelands Food & Wine Tour delivers small, personalised tours specialising in service excellence.

Explore the Atherton Tablelands and enjoy local wine, spirits, beers, cheeses, Atherton red claw (crayfish), Kangaroo, Crocodile, Coffee, Chocolates, Nuts, and Tropical Fruits.

You will also have the opportunity to see the elusive Platypus in their natural habitat.
This foodie tour is one you will never forget!

You will travel Southwest towards the Atherton Tablelands region, nicknamed the “food bowl”.

This region has undoubtedly earned its’ nickname! It is home to a wide variety of crops including, coffee, sugar cane, mangoes, avocados, macadamia nuts, tea, citrus, and more. Additionally, dairy farming is also a staple of the Atherton Tablelands.

You will enjoy spectacular and diverse views of rolling hills and lush rainforest on this beautiful tasting tour

Tour Highlights

Stop 1: Sunset ridge farm. Enjoy breathtaking country views at this exclusive private property as you enjoy the native fruits grown at this family-run business. Your delicious breakfast will showcase Australia’s native Davidson Plum and Lemon Aspen.

Stop 2: Rainforest Bounty. Located on the outskirts of Malanda, you will enjoy local cheeses accompanied by the artisan condiments made from the locally grown, and native fruits. Indulge in a cocktail made from these native fruits, or enjoy a glass of wine while you take in the beautiful views.

Time for lunch!

Stop 3: The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes. Before lunch, you will have the chance to see one of the world’s most mysterious creatures, the Platypus. Lunch includes an array of handcrafted smoked products. Enjoy crocodile, Yabby (crayfish), and Kangaroo alongside fresh salads. Wash it all down with a “Tarzali Lakes” boutique beer or Dragon Fruit cider.

Stop 4: Gallo Dairyland. This fully operational dairy farm produces a variety of locally made cheeses and handcrafted, Swiss-style chocolates. Taste and purchase these delicious treats before meeting some of the friendly animals living at this property.

Stop 5: The Humpy. The Humpy is the best place to purchase freshly harvested local produce as well as locally made jams, sauces, and nuts. Purchase some goodies to enjoy for the rest of your stay and taste the seasonal food.

It’s happy hour!

Stop 6: Mount Uncle Distillery. Named Australia’s distillery of the year for 2017, Mount Uncle is North Queensland’s first and only distillery! Explore the impressive property grounds and taste their award-winning liqueurs and spirits.

Stop 7: Debrueys Boutique Tropical Winery. This mango orchard is home to Debruey’s. Here, tropical wines, liqueurs, cream liqueurs and Ports are made. Sip a selection of these delightful products while enjoying views of the lake and waterfall.

Stop 8: Jaques Coffee Plantation. Like any good meal, your day finishes with a delicious cup of locally made coffee. Enjoy your cuppa alongside freshly made scones served with local jam and Mungalli cream at this family coffee plantation which is home to 85,000 Arabica coffee trees!

What to Bring

  • Cash and/or credit card for purchases
  • Camera, Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Cream, walking shoes and a warm jacket in the cooler months

Kuranda Rainforest Tour

Travel on the original Kuranda Scenic Railway – one of the most spectacular railways in the world.  You will travel through the Baron Gorge National Park – over bridges and through a hand-made tunnel built by pioneers over 100 years ago.

Wander through the picturesque Village in the Rainforest, exploring the local arts and crafts in its famous markets.

Your return journey, you will be gliding quietly over the rainforest canopy of pristine World Heritage rainforest on the Skyrail cable car with two stops.

The first stop at Barron Falls and the 2nd at Red Peak Stations where you can explore the forest floor of the Skyrail’s rainforest boardwalk, meandering through the tropical undergrowth taking you past majestic buttress roots, beautiful tree ferns and climbing wait a while palms.


As at July 2020, Skyrail will not be operating until mid-2021.  This tour itinerary has changed, and you will now be transferred from Kuranda at 3.00 pm by air-conditioned coach to your Cairns accommodation.

Tour Itinerary

  • 0700 – 0745  Pickup from Cairns Accommodation
  • 0800                Arrive at Freshwater Historic Train Station
  • 0845                Depart Freshwater Train Station on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • 1010                Arrive Kuranda Village
  • 1600                Return Skyrail
  • 1730                Bus transfer from Skyrail to your accomodation

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Coach transfers to and from your Cairns Accommodation
  • The 90-minute journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Free time in Kuranda Village in the Rainforest
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cable Car
  • Your Reef and Tropical Delights package day tours can be done in any order that suits you and does not include accommodation

Important Information


As at July 2020, Skyrail will not be operating until mid-2021.  This tour itinerary has changed, and you will now be transferred from Kuranda at 3.00 pm by air-conditioned coach to your Cairns accommodation.

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