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2 Day Great Barrier Reef and Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail Tour

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling

    Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia
    Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef Destinations- Hastings Reef, Saxon Reef or Norman Reef.

    Evolution is a large 35-metre catamaran which provides a superior ride in all weather conditions, cruising at up to 30 knots. It is the newest and most luxurious vessel in Cairns with seating inside and out and a large sundeck. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensures a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience.

    • Passenger numbers approximately 180
    • Travel to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef with minimal travel time
    • Visit 2 reef locations in one day
    • Large air-conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort
    • Full length sundeck
    • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including steak, fish, prawns and a variety of tropical salads (vegetarians are catered for)
    • Complimentary tea and coffee
    • Complimentary wine, fruit and cheese platter
    • Live Australian Music Entertainer for the journey home
    • Five hours to explore the outer reef
    • Up to three certified or introductory dives available per day
    • Guided snorkelling tour – Free and upgraded version available
    • Free scuba diving lesson - available on board
    • Fully equipped vessel with state-of-the-art snorkel and dive equipment


    Down Under Cruise & Dive caters for everyone with or without snorkel experience. With professional Dive masters, FREE dedicated snorkel guides and flotation devices, you'll feel safe in the water whatever your experience level.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including steak, fish, prawns and a variety of tropical salads (vegetarians are catered for
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Kuranda Train and Skyrail

    Stop At: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, 6 Skyrail Dr, Smithfield QLD 4878, Australia
    Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland’s pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park this is one of the world’s great railway journeys. After free time in Kuranda, skim the Rainforest as you return via Skyrail Cableway.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Day 1: you have to go to the Reef Fleet Terminal @ 7:15am to check-in for the Reef Cruise. Transfers are an additional cost for this tour.
    Day 2: We pick up from all major hotels and hostels in the Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas (additional cost).
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 1x Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
    • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
    • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    • Accommodation
    • Meals on Day 2 (Skyrail day)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    We booked this 2 days trip.. we had really good fun and awesome time. First day we went to great barrier reef, did snorkeling and scuba diving too All staff team aboard were friendly.. food on board were really nice and fresh.. on the way back we got free glass of wine and some
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    There was four girls in our group but there had to be fifty or more people total on the tour. The tour was well planned, the food was delicious and plentiful. The crew was very safety conscious, friendly, helpful and approachable. The ride was smooth even on a rainy day. The
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    Do not recommend the kurrunda. Transfer controls your time in a bad way. Diving and snorkeling was great, many agencies companies could probably do it though.
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    Day 1: There's a hidden $20 fee that everyone has to pay to just get on the boat. In the inclusions section, it says "free scuba diving lesson" this is NOT true. It is $70 for a scuba diving lesson. the Aussie "BBQ" was not appetizing in the slightest. The fish tasted old and
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    WOW!!! Great experience! We did the 2 day package with reef and train/Skyrail The cruise staff was so incredible ..especially about safety! The boat was easy access in and out of the water (for the blue folks) and the 2 reef stops were amazing..the food was delicious (steak,
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    About the operator
    By: Down Under Cruise & Dive
    1,566 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Cairns day reef cruise
    Exceeded our expectations, staff were excellent, especially Tommy T-bone and mature age guy originally from
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    Great diving experience, but instructor not the best
    I did the PADI 4-day open water dive course with Down Under Diving, and it was amazing. The experience of scuba
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    Amazing Best day in Australia
    They planned everything well and made sure everyone was well taken care off. Highly recommend this trip to anyone
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    Chicago, IL
    Great Barrier Reef family experience
    Our family had an experienced and introductory scuba excursion along with snorkelers. The staff was very organized
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    Steve K
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Exceptional, as described below
    The entire experience of the day-long snorkeling trip was outstanding. The staff enjoy their work, and have a
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    Corals, sharks, turtles and rays
    Can't say enough good things about this trip. Staff are really friendly, cheerful, informative and take great care
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    Bucket List Scuba Dive
    Walking up to the largest and fanciest boat at the dock set the trip off to a great start. Everyone in the crew
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    Thomastown, Australia
    Awesome 2 days
    We booked this 2 days trip.. we had really good fun and awesome time. First day we went to great barrier reef, did
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    Montrose, Australia
    Say cheese with the turtles
    From booking right through to leaving the boat at the end, not a single fault or complaint can be made.
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    Jochem v
    Great snorkeling your!
    I really enjoyed this snorkeling trip. The boat was spacious, the staff was very friendly and professional and we
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    Calgary, Canada
    First time diving
    Great experience with the Down Under Cruise & Dive Excursion. I was booked on the introduction dive experience.
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    The HIGHLIGHT of our trip to Australia!
    I cannot say enough good things about this excursion! The boat, the staff, organization, onboarding & equipment,
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    What a great time everything was amazing food was great staff are helpful the boat was nice an clean can’t fault
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    Hirakata, Japan
    Great diving with friendly and professional support staff.
    This was an excellent diving trip. As a certified diver but with only about 20 dives, I recommend the folks at
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    Highlight of our trip to Cairns
    We had a great time on this day. In spite of the fact that it was thundering and lightening, the crew took us out
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