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Great Barrier Reef In Depth

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Visit unique Cape Tribulation, the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites sit side by side
16 days priced at 2999, flight and hotel inclusive
Tailor-made Journey
Divers at Great Barrier Reef, CJ - Barrier Reef in Depth
Dazzling corals, vibrant marine life and an intricate underwater world like nowhere else on the planet: welcome to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Highlights

This Journey allows you to see the best of this marine wonderland: cruise in style along the calm blue waters, don your snorkel or scuba gear and get up close and personal with the reef, before relaxing on the picturesque beaches when you return to shore.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Discover the vibrant underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Savour the tropical paradise of Lizard Island, home to countless marine species
  • Visit unique Cape Tribulation, the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites sit side by side
  • Dive a little deeper and explore the Great Barrier Reef in more detail

Holiday Type

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

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What's included
  • International flights
  • 8 nights in our best selling 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 London
Days 3-5
Cairns

Arrive into Cairns – the gateway to the World Heritage wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. You’ll spend three nights in Cairns which means you’ll have plenty of time to explore this pretty waterfront city. From fantastic shopping to delectable cuisine, from museums and art galleries to soaking up the sun beside the beautiful esplanade lagoon, your sun-kissed Journey will start in style. Next day, it’s time to take in some of the scenery in Cairns' neighbouring regions. Surrounded by World-Heritage listed rainforest, the picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda is a must for any visitor to Queensland’s Tropical North. Travel to Kuranda by the Skyrail – a rainforest cableway experience. Glide just metres above the jungle canopy and take in views of the surrounding landscape, across to the ocean, before descending deep into the heart of the forest. Explore the village of Kuranda where you can shop for impressive artistic souvenirs and keepsakes, stroll around heritage markets and soak up the laid-back, small town feel.

4* Mantra Esplanade

Includes a Kuranda, Skyrail & Scenic Rail tour

Kuranda Scenic Railway, Australia
Days 6-9
Great Barrier Reef

There’s no better way to explore the Great Barrier Reef than via a small ship sailing experience, and today you’ll board your Coral Princess ship, which will be your home for the next four nights. Departing from Cairns, you’ll sail north along the coast. Settle into 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 visit reef and island sites inaccessible to larger ships. Travel past Palm Cove and admire the sunset with a glass of bubbly in hand before stopping at the historic Cooktown.

4 nights on board cruise

Includes a northern Great Barrier Reef cruise

Swimming with Turtles - CJ - Great Barrier Reef in Depth
Days 10-14
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 UNESCO-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 is home to a variety of coastal and rainforest dwelling wildlife.

5* QT Port Douglas

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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2999 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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