Cairns Safari


Day 1
28 November


This morning we fly to Cairns.  On arrival our coach transports us to our accommodation to unpack. This afternoon we explore Cairns including the Esplanade and sculptures. This evening we explore the Cairns Night Markets, wander the many stalls, perhaps try some of the local food stalls and enjoy the buskers and music.  Dinner is at your own expense.  Late evening we head back to our accommodation. 

Meals: No meals

Day 2

29 November




Today we depart the Marina for a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site and marine park Outer Barrier Reef.  Get ready to view the beauty of this natural wonder.  First we receive a briefing on how to snorkel and dive safely and ensure no impact to the coral and marine life.  Marine biologists on the boat can give you advice on how to minimise your environmental impact and discuss the effect of climate change with bleaching of the coral. After the initial water activities including snorkelling you enjoy a free introductory dive or snorkel. Then we enjoy a tropical hot and cold buffet lunch.   After a day of sea, fun and sun we head back to the mainland and return to Cairns late afternoon.  

Meals: Breakfast and dinner 

Day 3
30 November





This action packed day tour begins when your guide takes you up the spectacular Gillies Range and onto the tropical Atherton Tablelands. Explore the Cathedral Curtain Fig Tree and take a rainforest walk at Lake Barrine National Park.  We travel through picturesque countryside for the day’s highlights, swimming at Lake Eacham and visiting several pristine waterfalls, such as the famous Millaa Millaa and Josephine Falls part of Queenslands tallest mountain Mt Bartle Frere, plus a jungle trek to view the raging Dinner Falls and World Heritage listed Mount Hypipamee National Park. Last stop is On the Wallaby Lodge for tea and coffee before heading back to Cairns.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4
1 December




This morning we walk to Cairns Aquarium, the only aquarium in the world dedicated to the habitats and species of North Queensland. See the Great Barrier Reef, Wet Tropics, Gulf Savannah and Cape York animals with over 15,000 animals and creatures to explore. With daily talks and demonstrations there is plenty to see and do. We head back to the accommodation to collect our bags and head to the airport and say goodbye to all our new friends, arriving into Brisbane early evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Date – 28 November to 1 December 2020
Price for 2019 – $1,224 pp + flights (inc. GST)
Applications close 17 November, 2020


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  • Group size – minimum 15; maximum 45 students
  • Available to overseas students enrolled in an Education Queensland International high school course


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Last reviewed 16 December 2019
Last updated 11 March 2020