Cairns & the Tropical North

3-Day Best of Cairns Combo: The Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, and Kuranda

18 Reviews
Cairns, Australia

From USD 462.82

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


Save money by combining the Cairns region's three top activities in one 3-day tour. Begin by exploring the underwater world of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef with an included introductory dive. On the second day, head for Daintree Rainforest (also UNESCO-listed) to explore the world's oldest continuously surviving rainforest. Your final day is spent gliding above the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, then exploring quaint village of Kuranda before returning on the historical Kuranda Scenic Rail.
  • Save money by combining three popular tours in one trip
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Cairns or Northern Beaches hotel on each day
  • Includes one free introductory Scuba dive, as well as all entrance fees
  • Get insights into local flora and fauna from your naturalist guides

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Return transfers from Cairns City Hotels & Accommodation
  • One free scuba dive & Snorkelling - All Equipment Provided
  • Morning Tea and Restaurant style lunch (Daintree Day Tour)
  • 3.5 hours free time in Kuranda
  • Kuranda Train one way journey & Skyrail one way journey
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Lunch (2)
  • Tour combo does not operate from the Port Douglas area
  • Northern Beaches $30 per person charge for return Transfers for the Reef Tour Day
  • Kuranda Tour - Not available from Northern Beaches. You must make your own way to Skyrail Terminal
  • Daintree Ice Cream (at own expense)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:00 am

Pickup details

Departure Point: Cairns City ONLY Northern Beaches (includes Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach and Palm Cove) not included Dates: Operates everyday except Christmas Day. Confirmation is subject to availability

What To Expect

Day 1

Full Day Daintree and Cape Tribulation Day Trip

4 Stops

Mossman Gorge

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Daintree Region

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Daintree Region

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cape Tribulation

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Lunch

Day 2

Full Day Outer Reef Tour

1 Stop

Great Barrier Reef

6 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: BreakfastLunch

Day 3

Full Day Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Full-Day Tour

4 Stops

Barron Falls

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kuranda Heritage Markets

2 hours Admission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Skyrail Drive

10 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
  • This package tour is not available from the Port Douglas
  • Tours can be taken over 3 consecutive days, or on any day if required
  • Child rate applies to ages 4 -12 and no scuba dive is included. Minimum child age for introductory dive is 12 years of age - if they would like to dive, they must be booked as an adult
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Please note: accommodation is NOT included
  • 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.

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      This Tour is a "Must Do"
      Noel_K, Mar 2023
      This is an awesome, action packed three days in Cairns. Our favorite part was the Daintree Rainforest Tour. It was so much more than just Daintree. Our guide, Steve made the very long day super enjoyable. Make sure you bring motion sickness pills for the great barrier reef tour, and lots of sunscreen. All of the meals provided were hearty and tasty. You could not ask for a better way to be introduced to Cairns. Cannot recommend enough. 11 stars!
      Response from Host, Mar 2023
      Thank you very much for your kind words and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your package. I'm glad that Steve was able to help you to experience this area with plenty of time at each of our attractions. Thank you for traveling with us.
      Great 3 day bundle but be warned about scuba diving with medication
      Olivia_S, Jan 2023
      If you are wanting to do everything Cairns has to offer then this is a great package to do it in as you get the best of everything. Day 1 was the Great Barrier Reef which had a very rocky start because of you are on any medication you are not allowed to dive unless you have a medical certificate which was very disappointing as this was not communicated effectively when booking this and it says you it may be some medications. So please do not be as disappointed as I was and if you book this and wish to go scuba diving to have a medical certificate for any medication you are taking or you will be told when you get on the boat that you cannot participate. Day 2 was Cape Trib & Mossman Gorge where we had the AMAZING Michelle as our guide and she was incredible. She was so lovely and informative and made sure we got the most out of our day. She took us to one of her favourite spots too and that was amazing as we got to see this incredible part of the rainforest with her. Day 3 was Kuranda Train and yet again another great day. There’s so much to see and do and you get to finish it off with the sky rail which is a great way to come down as compared to the train which was so scenic going up. Overall, this 3 day trip was amazing and I would book it again just be wary of you are on medication and you want to scuba dive as you need a medical certificate. It doesn’t matter what medication.
      Response from Host, Jan 2023
      Hi Olivia, Thankyou for taking the time to review our 3 day package. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Daintree/Cape Tribulation and the Kuranda day tours. We are sorry to hear that your Great Barrier Reef was rocky and you were unable to participate in your complimentary dive. We have taken your feedback on board and will be informing future guests about prerequisites and medications.
      Amy_O, Nov 2022
      Each excursion was a ton of fun! It’s was nice to be able to do so many things in one booking. Convenient to have everything all lined up for several days instead of scrambling to full days.
      Response from Host, Nov 2022
      Thank you so much for leaving your review. Our 3 Day Best of Cairns Combo really does include the best Cairns has to offer, from the Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda Train & Skyrail and the beautiful Daintree & Cape Tribulation. Thank you for travelling with us.
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      Tanya_G, Oct 2022
      The gray barrier reef was our number 1 highlight, the crew were fantastic and friendly. The train/ sky rail is amazing 🤩
      Response from Host, Oct 2022
      Thank you taking the time to leave a review. Our 3 Day Combo really does provide the three best experiences in Cairns. We are pleased that you enjoyed your tours.
      First day wen to the reef, weather...
      CLAYTON F, Mar 2018
      First day wen to the reef, weather was horrible on shore, but by the time we got to the reef the weather was fine, even got a little sunburn. The crew were great and took care of everyone, Reef was really good. Second day went to the rain forest and tribulation point, once again horrible weather, rain, rain, rain, but we got to see everything on the itinerary. Driver was really good, made sure we stayed as dry as we could. on the way back the river had come up over the road and was impassable. our drive got hold of the company owner and we had to leave the van, but were able to get to the other side by walking on the railroad tracks and the owner had arranged for another van to take us back to the city. The driver and the company owner went above and beyond to make sure that we got back to the city. Third day took the train to Karanda and the cable car back. Both ways the trip was great, and you had plenty of time to sightsee and get some lunch before heading back
      We took a three day tour with Viator...
      Donald_S, May 2017
      We took a three day tour with Viator and thought their tours were much better than the tours we took with Princess Cruise Line on a 12 day cruise of New Zealand just prior to our tours with Viator. The tour guides were friendly, engaging, and knowledgable. Tours often included meals, which we found were quite expensive in Australia. My first taste of kangaroo was with a Viator tour, and the food we had with each tour was excellent. Kuranda was fascinating and my wife and I were able to get our pictures taken with a Koala, one of the highlights of our trip. Our Great Barrier Reef tour included breakfast and lunch, and free wine. The crew on our boat were excellent, helpful, and wanted to make sure each customer accomplished whatever they wanted to do on the trip. I highly recommend Viator and the tours that they offer.
      Great value! All of the tours were...
      Ann_L, Feb 2017
      Great value! All of the tours were wonderful! We especially enjoyed the Great Barrier Reef tour!
      FANTASTIC!!!!! Couldn't have been...
      Lynne D, Oct 2016
      FANTASTIC!!!!! Couldn't have been happier with the 3 trips or the quality of guides/drivers. Would certainly use VIATOR without hesitation next time we travel!! Thanks so much, these 3 trips were the highlight of our holiday. Lynne and Chris, NZ
      Selon moi Daintree Rainforest n'a...
      Estelle S, Aug 2016
      Selon moi Daintree Rainforest n'a pas grand intérêt sans le super guide que nous avions, à savoir John, et la rapide croisière en quête de crocodile, peu fructueuse malheureusement. L'expérience sur la grande barrière était pas mal malgré un temps maussade et de forts courants qui ont rendu le voyage en bateau difficile mal de mer. L'équipage était adorable ! Enfin, Kuranda, vaut vraiment le déplacement si vous voulez une photo avec un Koala ou nourrir des kangourous et des oiseaux, dommage qu'il faille tout faire au pas de course, car peu de temps sur place. Mais je recommande.