Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

4 Day mini stay trip from $910*pp!

Discover the colourful coral and fish of the Great Barrier Reef on this Mini Stays trip! Add on an optional short excursion to your holiday, focusing on one particular icon or region so you can leave feeling as if you’ve left no stone unturned.

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Day 1: Arrive in Cairns

Ease into the laidback vibe of Cairns and spend the day at leisure soaking up your coastal surrounds.

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef
Journey to the Great Barrier Reef and discover its underwater kaleidoscope of vivid colours. After a motorised sail on board the catamaran Ocean Spirit, you'll arrive at Michaelmas Cay. Don your mask and fins for a snorkel to view the spectacular coral display and tropical fish up close in the cay's protected shallow waters (equipment provided). Cruise in the semi-sub for a diver's view of the reef, watch the fish feeding presentation, observe the bird life or just chill out on Ocean Spirit's spacious decks or on the beach. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on the water before returning to Cairns early evening.

Day 3: Skyrail - Kuranda - Scenic Rail
Take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway through and over the World Heritage rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. There are two rainforest stations where you can enjoy a boardwalk tour and observe this ancient rainforest from spectacular lookouts. On arrival in Kuranda, there is free time to explore the 'village in the rainforest' and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets. Afterwards, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for a historic journey through some of the world's oldest rainforest. Passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls your journey winds through man-made tunnels and across bridges to arrive at its destination of Freshwater Station.

Day 4: Depart Cairns
Your rainforest and reef encounter concludes this morning after breakfast.

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

*Terms & Conditions: Pricing correct as of 29 July 2020, available for new bookings only, per person, twin share. Valid for departure 1 November 2020. Additional dates and pricing are available.
For full Trafalgar booking conditions, please download the PDF here.