Cairns safari


​​​​General information

Tour dates: 2 to 7 July 2023

Price for 2023: $1,880 per person + flights (inc. GST)

Applications close: 1 June 2023

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Day 1
2 July

Home to Cairns

This morning, we fly to Cairns arriving at 11.30am. On arrival,​ our coach transports us to our accommodation to check in. After a quick lunch break, we visit is the 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.

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. Late evening, we head back to our accommodation.

Meals included: No meals

Day 2
3 July


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 safety 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 affect of climate change with bleaching of the coral. Water activities include snorkelling (at 2 reef locations), a free introductory scuba dive (if you are certified) and a glass bottom boat ride.

We enjoy a tropical hot and cold buffet lunch on board. After a day of sea, fun and sun, we head back to the mainland and return back to Cairns late afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3
4 July


This morning, we explore Granite Gorge and enjoy a guided walk, if you're lucky you will see Rock Wallabies as we enjoy the majestic views of Savannah Land. We then head to Gallos cheese and chocolate factory for a tasting of the local produce and enjoy visiting the Curtain Fig Tree.

We stop for lunch before we explore Lake Tinaroo in 2-person canoes and your guide will help you spot rare wildlife such as tree kangaroos, birds, and water dragons, before heading back to Cairns.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4
5 July

Atherton to Cairns

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 Queensland's tallest mountain,​​ Mt Bartle Frere, plus a jungle trek to view the raging Dinner Falls and World Heritage listed Mount Hypipamee National Park.

We return to Cairns to our accommodation to relax by the pool before enjoying dinner this evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5
6 July


This morning, we travel by Sky Rail to Kuranda Village. We enjoy the self guided tour through Australia's World Heritage protected rainforests. First, we glide over the rainforest canopy and see the varied flora of a tropical rainforest, stopping at various points to learn about the rainforest and unique flora and fauna. You also visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre. There is free time to explore Kuranda with lunch at own expense.

Our coach then transports us to Rain Forest Station. There are a range of activities including a rainforest walkabout with a Pamagirri guide which takes you on a journey of discovery into the traditional lifestyles and culture of the world's oldest culture. Experience the local fauna and flora in the wildlife park, before we return to our accommodation early evening.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6
7 July


This morning, we take the shuttle bus to the airport and say goodbye to all our new friends, arriving into Brisbane at 11.20am.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Last updated 06 June 2023