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Coral Expeditions - Reef & Rainforest

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Set sail on a four or seven night cruise around the Great Barrier Reef
16 days priced at 3675, flight and hotel inclusive
Tailor-made Journey
Great Barrier Reef

16 days from £3675pp

Dazzling corals, vibrant marine life and an intricate underwater world like nowhere else on the planet: welcome to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Highlights

Jump on board the Coral Princess, cruise the calm blue waters and discover the best of this marine wonderland. Choose to don your snorkel or scuba gear and get up close and personal with the reef, before relaxing on the picturesque beaches when back onshore.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Set sail on a four or seven night cruise around the Great Barrier Reef
  • Discover a vibrant underwater world by snorkel or diving
  • Savour the tropical paradise of Lizard Island, whose waters are home to countless marine species
  • Visit Cape Tribulation, the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites sit side by side.

Holiday Type

Wildlife & Nature
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
Beach
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
  • N
  • N
Fly-drive
  • Y
  • Y
  • N
  • N
  • N
Active
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
  • N
  • N
Honeymoons
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y

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What's included
  • International flights
  • 8 nights in 4-4.5* hotels
  • 5 days car hire
  • Kuranda, Skyrail & Scenic Rail tour
  • 4 nights Northern Great Barrier Reef Cruise – Coral Princess
  • Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest tour
  • All airport transfers
Need to know
  • Arrives: Cairns Airport (CNS)
  • Time difference: GMT+10
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
  • Flying time from UK: around 21 hours
  • Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
  • Voltage: 240 volts
Your route
 

Itinerary

Days 1-2
Fly from UK to
Days 3-4
Cairns

Arrive into Cairns and check into your hotel in the northern suburb of Trinity Beach. From fantastic shopping to delectable cuisine and from museums and art galleries to soaking up the sun beside the beautiful esplanade lagoon, this waterfront city has plenty to recommend it. Take a day to discover the picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda, travelling by rainforest cableway, the Skyrail, allowing you to glide just metres above the rainforest canopy. In Kuranda itself you can shop for impressive artistic souvenirs and keepsakes, stroll around the heritage markets and soak up the laid-back, small town feel.

4* Amaroo at Trinity

Includes a Kuranda, Skyrail & Scenic Rail tour

Kuranda Scenic Railway, Australia
Days 5-6
Atherton Tablelands

It’s all rather picturesque, with waterfalls plunging majestically into blue lakes, lush ferns and palm trees contrasting with green fields and rolling hills. Get your camera ready for myriad natural attractions, such as craters, lava tubes and swamps, and look up to spot tree kangaroos among the foliage. Alternatively, discover your inner Tarzan (or Jane) as you surf the jungle on a zipwire, gliding effortlessly between the treetop platforms, an exhilarating and fun-filled adventure.

4* Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Milla Milla Falls, Atherton Tablelands, waterfall, CJ-Tropical North Queensland
Days 6-9
Great Barrier Reef

Settle in to your beautifully appointed surroundings, which include spacious guest rooms, modern amenities and all the home comforts you’d expect from a larger vessel, while offering an intimate atmosphere and the ability to access reef and island sites inaccessible to larger ships. You’ll sail north along the coast and past Palm Cove, where you can admire the sunset, glass of bubbly in hand. Pause at historic Cooktown then head to picture postcard Lizard Island, where a hilltop viewpoint offers spectacular Great Barrier Reef views. Explore the diverse reefs and islands before continuing on to the rarely-visited and remote Ribbon Reefs for a bit of snorkelling or diving. This cruise is also available in a seven-night version.

4 nights on board cruise

Includes a Northern Great Barrier Reef cruise

Swimming with Turtles - CJ - Great Barrier Reef in Depth
Days 11-14
Port Douglas

Onwards to Port Douglas’s beautiful Four Mile Beach, sprinkled with white sand and lapped by turquoise waters. Explore this busy port, whose dappled streets and historical architecture, mixed in with contemporary constructions give it a small town feel. Use Port Douglas as your base to explore the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, which spreads right down to the sea at Cape Tribulation. This is the only place in the world where two World Heritage Sites lie side by side, and home to a variety of coastal and rainforest-dwelling wildlife.

4.5* Shantara Resort

Includes a Cape Tribulation and Daintree tour

Port Douglas Beach, CJ - Great Barrier Reef in Depth
Days 15-16
Depart Port Douglas and return to the UK

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3675 for mid-season travel up to 11 months in advance
This journey can be tailor-made by our experts to suit your plan or budget.

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