Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Brisbane Gold Coast
Day 2 Free Day Gold Coast Gold Coast
Day 3 Gold Coast Gold Coast
Day 4 Cairns Cairns
Day 5 Cairns Day Kuranda Cairns
Day 6 DAY 11 – CAIRNS at Leisure Cairns
Day 7 Cairns Day on The Reef Cairns
Day 8 Daintree and Cape Tribulation Touring Cairns
Day 9 Arrive Sydney Sydney
Day 10 Sydney Day Touring Blue Mountains Sydney
Day 11 Sydney Day Touring and Beaches at leisure Sydney
Day 12 City Sights including Sydney Opera House Sydney
Day 13 Depart Sydney

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Day 1 Arrive Cairns optional KurandaOptional Kuranda tour.

Our tour will collect you at Cairns airport for your trip to Kuranda by train and Skyrail, following the tour you will be taken to your Hotel Riley By Crystalbrook .Stay with Riley, a five-star luxury hotel in Cairns, and rediscover fun. Live in the moment and indulge in the little luxuries. Leave your worries at check-in and stake your claim by the pool. Welcome to the great escape – stay a while.

Skyrail and Kuranda
* Guided tour of the Historic Village Herberton plus free time
* Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
* Atherton Tablelands Scenery
* Kuranda Village and markets
* Rainforest Walk & Scenic view of the Barron River
* Unlimited photo opportunities
* Light Lunch


Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation and after
introductions all round we then drive north along the scenic route via
Mossman to Cape Tribulation.
Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic
Daintree River. Time for a short morning tea break then its ‘all aboard’
for an informative river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the
Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove
forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best!
We ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World
Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral
Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park
Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given
with ample time for photographs and questions as we search for the
elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife
species within this habitat.
A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads (dietary
requirements catered for with prior notice) is served while you can hand
feed Wallabies and enjoy a cold drink from the bar (own cost). Our tour
does a little more, it takes you beyond Cape Tribulation along 7klms of
the 4WD Bloomfield Track too pristine Emmagen Creek and time for a
refreshing rainforest fresh water swim. Seek fish and turtles in the
creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a
taste testing of tropical fruit, a cup of traditional Billy Tea, and
damper all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings.
At Cape Tribulation Beach, there is a little time to stroll along the
beach and boardwalk to the photographers’ platform overlooking the
mountains and coast where the ‘Rainforest meets the Reef. (There is no
swimming at Cape Tribulation Beach due to dangerous Hazards)
After a short afternoon refreshment stop, we cross the Daintree River by
cable ferry and begin our homeward journey somewhat wiser for our ‘Total
Rainforest Experience’.

Day 3 Two Night Live-aboard Cruise

Great Barrier Reef Live Aboard
After being picked up from your hotel you will be taken to Cairns wharf for your live aboard diving drip.

This personalised adventure offers an opportunity to participate in up to 11 dives, including two-night dives, as well as some great snorkelling on a variety of our 19 exceptional Outer Reef dive sites over four magnificent reefs: Flynn, Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reefs. Diving at different times throughout the day, you will be able to encounter an amazing diversity of marine life including giant clams, majestic sea turtles, graceful stingrays, reef sharks, an incredible variety of tropical fish, spectacular coral formations and consistent underwater visibility. Night diving will introduce a whole new dimension of nocturnal life.

Between dives, relax in comfort on board one of our three premium Scubapro dive boats; these purpose-built liveaboard dive vessels; these feature air-conditioned twin or double cabins, spacious decks, WiFi, catered meals, and the comforts of home. With small passenger numbers and close crew-to-guest ratios, a high-quality, personalised experience from our dedicated staff is ensured at all times.

11 dives (includes 2 night dives)
All meals & bed linen
Dive insurance
Corrective lens mask (if required)
Double or twin share accommodation
All dive & snorkelling equipment, including dive computer, wetsuit and dive torch
Accommodation transfers (Cairns city & Northern Beaches)
Guided orientation and night dive
complimentary accommodation transfer
Available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches accommodation.

07:00 Depart Cairns
Depart Cairns for 3 days and 2 nights of fantastic diving/snorkelling on The Great Barrier Reef. A light breakfast is served onboard.

11:00 Dive 1
Your first dive is before lunch. A dive guide will be offered for those divers who have not dived in a while. This is an opportunity for you to acclimatise to the diving conditions, and fine-tune your skills if it has been some time since your last dive.

12:30 Lunch is served

14:30 Dive 2
Head off and discover more underwater delights. Once you have completed your dive, the vessel moves on to the next site.

16:30 Dive 3
After an afternoon of relaxing, it is time for your third dive of the trip

18:00 Dinner is served

19:45 Dive 4: the night dive!
We try to do the night dive at the same site as the afternoon dive, as this way you are familiar with your surroundings.
 Day 4
Dive 5
The vessel moves for an early morning dive.

09:00 Breakfast is served

11:15 Dive 6
After breakfast, the vessel moves on for the second dive of the day.

12:45 Lunch is served

15:15Dive 7
After lunch, it is time for your third dive.

17:45 Dinner is served

19:30Dive 8: night dive

 Day 5

Live aboard on the Reef last Day
Dive 9
Sunrise dive

07:30 Breakfast

Dive 10


Dive 11
The last dive of the trip, finished by 1200 noon

12:00 Lunch

16:00 Complimentary return transfer
Return transfer to your accommodation at Riley Crystalbrook

19:30 Farewell dinner (optional, additional cost)
Join fellow passengers and crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Cairns

Day 6  – 8 Cairns

Enjoy the the facilities at Crystalbrook’s  Riley Hotel .

Why not have dinner at the famous Flames in the Forrest?Flames of the Forest transports you into a world beyond your imagination so relaxing and uplifting for your soul
you will never want to leave.
A completely intimate, natural experience set within the candle lit rainforest under a black silk canopy highlighted
by crystal and bud light chandeliers, Flames of the Forest creates an unforgettable memory at an extraordinary
natural venue.
Enjoy romantic, and intimate rainforest dining in this magical place. Saturday night features a six-course tropical
tasting menu and quality Australian wines whilst enjoying the mellow sounds of a live solo acoustic guitar
performance. Perfect for honeymooners, small wedding receptions and those seeking a unique dining experience,
Flames of the Forest is truly food for the soul.