Cairns & the Tropical North

5-Day Best of Cairns with Daintree, Kuranda, and Great Barrier Reef

Cairns, Australia

From USD 597.89

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 5 days (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the very best of Far North Queensland on this diverse 5-day adventure based out of Cairns. Scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef, visit Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge, ride through the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, and marvel at some of the world's oldest living species in Daintree Rainforest. Includes round-trip airport transfers, all transportation, some meals, and overnight accommodation in a charming 3-star hotel with pool in Cairns.
  • Excellent value for money
  • Airport transfer
  • All entrance fees included

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • 4 nights accommodation in a standard queen, twin, or triple room
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Full-day tour to the Great Barrier Reef including hotel pickup and drop-off, one introductory dive and lunch
  • Day trip to The Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge with lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Day Trip to Kuranda aboard the Scenic Railway and Skyrail including hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (2)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Daintree Ice Cream (at own expense)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

07:00 am

What To Expect

Day 1

Arrive Cairns

2 Stops

Discovery Tours Australia

Admission Ticket Free

Airport Avenue

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: The hotel is a centrally located, quality 3-star hotel, with standard queen, twin or triple accommodation.

Meals: Not included

Day 2

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

1 Stop

Great Barrier Reef

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Accommodation: The hotel is a centrally located, quality 3-star hotel, with standard queen, twin or triple accommodation.

Meals: BreakfastLunch

Day 3

Daintree and Cape Tribulation Day Trip

7 Stops

Palm Cove Beach

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Port Douglas

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mossman Gorge

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Solar Whisper Wildlife and Crocodile Cruises on the Daintree river

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Cape Tribulation Beach

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Art Gallery

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Walu Wugirriga Lookout

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Accommodation: The hotel is a centrally located, quality 3-star hotel, with standard queen, twin or triple accommodation.

Meals: Lunch

Day 4

Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

4 Stops


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Barron Falls

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: The hotel is a centrally located, quality 3-star hotel, with standard queen, twin or triple accommodation.

Meals: Not included

Day 5

Depart Cairns

1 Stop

Airport Avenue

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Not included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum child age for introductory dive is 12 years of age
  • Accommodation is subject to availability and change if required to a hotel of the same standard/rating
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Only Great Barrier Reef Tour operates Christmas Day 25th Dec, with a surcharge of AUD$100 per person, payable on the day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    8 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travellers.
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    Cairns in the wet season
    Karen_S, Feb 2023
    It was a great package, the motel we stayed at in the package was very comfortable and clean. Unfortunately, we had 3 days of solid rain while we were there, so one of our tours had to be cancelled (but that is no one's fault) The other two tours went ahead and they were very well planned. They would have been outstanding if we did not have torrential rain.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to write a reply. Our small group tours help you to appreciate all that our region has to offer. Thank you for traveling with us.
    Professional and knowledgeable
    Mary_E, Dec 2019
    The guides for each activity were friendly, knowledgeable, professional and on time. The tours were nice and well organized. The reef experience included breakfast sandwiches and a hot lunch of chicken, steak, and sausage, along with several different kinds of salads. The Daintree day was very nice but a bit long. Suggest cutting out Port Douglas and maybe one other stop. The ice cream stop was fantastic! The Karunda tour was very well executed and the driver was fun and helpful. The Coral Tree Inn was less than desirable. The staff there seemed to be very occupied with the computer and giving information seemed to be an unwelcome distraction. The eggs at breakfast were very runny. The microwaved a plate of them for me. Charging $3 for a pool towel is not cool. Also, requiring a Facebook checkin to get wireless access is not cool. Otherwise the tour was great. The price seemed to be very reasonable for what I got. Thank you.
    Best possible use of time in Cairns
    Eric_F, Nov 2019
    The combination of the three best attractions in Cairns under the guidance of professionals who knew their business gave us a glimpse of the most colourful corals a look at Cape Tribulation and the crocodiles in the region and the pleasure of the train and ropeway ride through and above the rainforest. Too bad that the windows of the minibus to Port Douglas were not clean enough for good pictures... But those of the train could be opened!
    5 day best of Cairns tour review
    John_B, July 2019
    Everything was exactly as described. Everyone associated with this tour were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly
    Best of Cairns and Daiintree 5 day trip
    howard_s, Mar 2019
    We booked this from the UK with no problems and found the break to be very well organised and extremely good value would recommend to anyone
    Was not disappointed with anything...
    Kenneth W, Jan 2018
    Was not disappointed with anything. All the events, transfers, accommodations came through without a snag. Good job.
    The 3 days of trips were amazing and...
    Eileen_T, Oct 2017
    The 3 days of trips were amazing and I wouldnt change a thing, the guide for the Daintree and Cape Trib tour was fabulous! The hotel was just ok, we had problems with shower pressure. The transfers could be improved, we had to wait nearly an hour for the pick up from airport and the driver was very grumpy....think he is in the wrong job and wish we had just got a taxi. The other transfers were mixed some good drivers and some ok. I would definitely recommend the trips but would probably recommend arranging own hotel and transport to/from hotel.....Cairns is small enough to not really need transfers.
    Once again a really fine tour and...
    Marguerite_A, July 2016
    Once again a really fine tour and all arrangements were perfect. No real complaints...we saw everything we wanted to see. Kudos on the reef tour!