Cairns Best Value 3 Day Tours, Spend a great day on the Great Barrier Reef, then explore the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest and then on the third day join us on an outback tour to see the Chillagoe Caves.
Experience the best of Cairns in an all-inclusive 3-day adventure! Immerse yourself in the natural wonders that surround this vibrant city, exploring the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, and the awe-inspiring Australian Outback.
Day 1: Discover the Great Barrier Reef
Embark on an unforgettable journey to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most splendid marine wonders. Dive into tropical waters teeming with vibrant coral formations and exotic marine life. Snorkel alongside tropical fish, turtles, and maybe even encounter a friendly reef shark. Enjoy 5 hours on the reef visiting 2 outer reef location, a freshly prepared lunch onboard. Upgrade to experience a scuba dive or a 10 minute scenic flight.
Day 2: Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation
Venture deep into the magical Daintree Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Embark on a scenic Daintree River cruise that will take you deep into the heart of the rainforest. Take in the lush surroundings as you spot unique wildlife, including crocodiles, birds, and other tropical species. Visit Emmagen Creek, a hidden gem nestled within the rainforest. Take a stroll along the shores of Cape Tribulation Beach, End the day with a visit to Daintree ice creamery.
Day 3: Chillagoe Day Tour
Experience an exclusive one-day Chillagoe & Outback tour like no other from Cairns! Explore the captivating Chillagoe Caves, admire ancient Aboriginal Rock Art, encounter friendly wallabies in Granite Gorge, indulge in delicious treats at the renowned Skybury Cafe, and immerse yourself in the authentic outback atmosphere of a traditional Outback Pub. Depart with a deep appreciation for the natural wonders, vibrant history, and rich culture of the Chillagoe region and the Australian Outback.
Jump on board our newly built luxury catamaran and speed off with us to snorkel and scuba dive Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from Cairns. We only carry a maximum of 120 guests on our multi-level air conditioned boat and we will have you in the water in around 90 minutes after leaving Cairns.
The boats skipper will choose two perfect coral reef locations to spend the day based on the current weather conditions to ensure you get to enjoy the experience.
Enjoy the use of our state of the art snorkel and dive equipment and for the non-confident swimmers we have flotation equipment to keep you buoyant in the water.
We will spend 5 hours exploring these 2 coral reef systems and during that time you will enjoy some good food on the Australian barbeque luncheon along with some refreshments.
When visitors to Cairns see our custom built four wheel drive trucks in town they always take note and then try and find us to book our tours. Our vehicles are air-conditioned for comfort and have big tinted windows so our guests can see the wonderful scenery that the Daintree Rainforest offers.
We have an Advanced Eco Accredited Tour Operators licence and have been taking visitors to see the mystical Daintree Rainforest for over 20+ years.
With a maximum of 16 passengers on board your personal rainforest tour guide passes on their extensive knowledge of the rainforest it’s, flora, fauna, wildlife and stories about the regions indigenous people the Aboriginals who have lived here for many thousands of years.
Highlights of the Daintree Tour are the Daintree River Cruise where we go on tour with a professional river guide to find some pre-historic animals such as Crocodiles and Cassowaries. On this informative tour you will see magnificent birds that are both migratory and permanent residents along with butterflies, snakes and lots of other native Australian wildlife.
After a short break and light morning tea we place the four wheel drive on the river barge and head up into the depths of the Daintree Rainforest stopping off along the way at scenic lookouts for photo opportunities.
We take guided walks along the elevated rainforest boardwalks with our rainforest tour guide and learn all there is to know about this region and the Aboriginal people that call it home.
We pet some native Australian animals as our tour guide is preparing our Aussie barbeque luncheon and then jump back on board and head to beautiful Emmagen Creek on the famous Bloomfield track for a swim in the pristine mountain water.
It’s then time to head south back towards Cairns and along the way we stop off at Cape Tribulation Beach for a stroll and make our way up the hill to the scenic lookout where we can see where two World Heritage Listed sites meet, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
Our treat for you on the journey home is a stop off at the Daintree ice-cream company where you can taste some locally crafted ice creams that are made from the exotic tropical fruits grown on the property.
Then it’s back on the Daintree Ferry barge and down the Great Barrier Reef Drive towards your holiday accommodation in Cairns.
Departing from Cairns on our custom built four wheel drive vehicle with your personal naturalist guide, we track up the mountains towards the Atherton Tablelands as we head to Dimbulah and the Chillagoe Caves.
Along the way your naturalist guide will point out places of interest and even spot native Australian wildlife that may just miss your not so trained eyes.
Your first stop will be at Dimbulah where you will have some morning tea refreshments and you can take a look around at this historic little Australian town.
As we enter Chillagoe you will see the towering limestone karstes scattered around the township and then we delve into the history of the Chillagoe copper smelters, whose old chimneys dominate the landscapes western horizon.
After we spend some time here exploring the remains of the once mighty smelters we head off to a true Australian Outback Pub for some pub grub! (That means lunch).
Once we are all refreshed and have hard a yarn or two with the local yokels it’s time to meet up with the Australian National Parks tour guide who will be taking us thru the amazing labyrinth of the Chillagoe Caves.
These caves date back to some 400-420 million years and were once part of the Great Barrier Reef. This area was once the inland sea and all that remains of the ancient coral reefs is in these hidden limestone caves.
With millions of years in the making these underground caves are nothing short of simply spectacular and well worth seeing!
During the day we will visit the Aboriginal Rock Art and the Balancing Rock and if time permits we can do a bit of souvenir shopping in the gift shop for some Chillagoe marble and local Aboriginal artworks.
On the way back to Cairns we take a rest stop at Dimbulah and try some tropical fruits and then it’s onto Granite Gorge to meet some of the local wildlife who like to nibble on the treats we bring along to tempt them out of hiding.
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Coach pickups start as early as 6:45am
January - December
Reef Day - 8 hours (approx)
Daintree Cape Tribulation Day - 10.5 hours (approx)
Chillagoe Day - 12 hours (approx)
Hat, sunscreen, insect replellant, swim wear, towel, change of clothes, sensible walking shoes
We enjoyed the tour. Thank you!
Response From The Tour Specialists
Veronika thank you very much for your review. The 3 day Great Barrier Reef, Chillagoe Caves and Daintree Rainforest tour represent exceptional value when you buy them in our package deals. We hope to see you and your friends in Cairns again soon.
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Operator’s Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received within 24 hours prior to departure and no shows are subject to 100% cancellation fee and no refund whatsoever.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 946