Excitement, beauty & adventure

It will leave you mystified as it takes you on an exciting journey to visit the Daintree Rainforest, The Great Barrier Reef  & the famous Atherton tablelands & Waterfalls.

On your first day you will visit Cape Tribulation in a 4WD.
Perfect for exploring the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. You will learn about the history, flora and fauna of The Daintree Rainforest from your experienced environmental Driver/Guide.

It is a must to cross the Daintree River which takes you across the river into the heart of the “Wet Tropics Rainforest”.

On your second day we welcome on board Reef Experience, Cairns’ only ALL inclusive Great Barrier Reef Cruise with a FREE scuba dive.
Two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations are visited daily for optimal diving and snorkelling.

A luxury high speed catamaran gets you to the Reef fast, this tour guarantees the most time at each beautiful great barrier reef destination.

Last but not least, on day 3 you will explore the Atherton Tablelands & Paronella Park.
Travelling in air-conditioned comfort with local naturalist guides. Visiting the amazing North Queensland Atherton Tablelands with waterfalls and Paronella Park all in one day!

This is a very scenic tour, where you will finish the day with a relaxing swim and afternoon tea at Babinda Boulders.

Day 1 your 4WD Cape Tribulation Adventure

Cape Tribulation Premium day tour to the Daintree Rainforest along the Bloomfield Track.

4WD Cape Tribulation Highlights

  • Lake Barrine wildlife cruise
  • Giant Curtain Fig Tree
  • Millaa Millaa Falls
  • Guided tour of Paronella Park
  • Mena Creek Falls
  • Babinda Boulders in the heart of Wooroonooran National Park
  • Guided rainforest walks

4WD Cape Tribulation Inclusions

  • Pick up/drop off from your hotel/resort in Cairns City, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove & Port Douglas
  • Environmental driver/Guide
  • Custom Built high clearance air-conditioned 4WD vehicles
  • Scenic coastal drive along the Captain Cook Highway
  • Morning tea & coffee
  • 1 hour Daintree River bird and crocodile-spotting cruise
  • BBQ lunch
  • Hand feed Kangaroos
  • Travel along the famous Bloomfield Track to Emmagen Creek Billy tea
  • Tropical fruit tasting and swimming at Emmagen Creek Guided National Park elevated boardwalk tour
  • Spare time for a beach walk & lookout point at Cape Tribulation Beach Spectacular Alexandra Range lookout

4WD Cape Tribulation Itinerary

  • Your Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track day tour begins with being meet by your friendly accredited guide at your accommodation Cairns CBD area from 6.50am – 7.15am
  • Northern Beaches from 7.20am and Port Douglas area from 8.20am, and after introductions, we drive north along the magnificent scenic coastal route along the Captain Cook Highway learning about the history of the area and admiring spectacular views of the coast line and the Azure waters of the Coral Sea.
  • Our first stop is at the Majestic Daintree River for Morning Tea (Tea, Coffee & Biscuits) before enjoying an informative guided River Cruise on the Daintree River. From here we make our way up over the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage, Wet Tropics, and Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea.
  • We stop at Lync Haven which is an animal refuge centre where you have the opportunity to hand feed the wallabies, get up close to Eclectus Parrots, baby Crocodiles, Pythons & other native wildlife.
  •  enjoy delicious gourmet barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads in a beautiful rainforest setting restaurant, (we also cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements upon notification before tour day) enjoy a cold drink from the bar.
  • It takes us beyond the famous Daintree Tea Plantation, past spectacular mountains and through spectacular World Heritage Rainforest as we pass Cape Tribulation and continue along the 4WD Bloomfield Track through to pristine Emmagen Creek.
  • We then make our way to Cape Tribulation Beach after most of the crowds are gone, stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers’ platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the ‘Rainforest meets the Reef’
  • Time permitting we stop at Daintree’s hidden secret, the Daintree Ice Cream Factory.
  • 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’.
  • Arriving back at your hotel accommodation approx. Port Douglas 5.30pm, Northern Beaches approx. 6.00pm, Cairns CBD Area approx. 6.30pm.

What to Bring

  • Swim wear and towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Walking shoes
  • A light jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • A big smile!

Day 2 – Reef Experience

Visiting one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef.

Reef Experience Highlights

  • Lake Barrine wildlife cruise
  • Giant Curtain Fig Tree
  • Millaa Millaa Falls
  • Guided tour of Paronella Park
  • Mena Creek Falls
  • Babinda Boulders in the heart of Wooroonooran National Park
  • Guided rainforest walks

Reef Experience Inclusions

  • Snorkelling equipment and tuition (including wetsuit)
  • FREE Certified Scuba Dive or Resort Scuba Dive (no-experience necessary) for everyone who is over the age of 12 and medically fit to scuba
  • Glass bottom boat tour (weather permitting)
  • Marine Biologist Reef Talk
  • BBQ breakfast roll & fruit platter Delicious, freshly prepared hot & cold buffet lunch Afternoon cheese, wine & biscuits
  • Tea & coffee service
  • Transfers to and from the marina if you are staying in the Cairns business area
  • Free buoyancy aids
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees

Reef Experience Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns
  • 08:00 – Departure Marlin Jetty for the trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 08:30 – BBQ Bacon & Egg Rolls served on the way out to the Outer Reef a detailed dive & snorkelling briefing will be given
  • 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel & dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams plus more
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in it’s shallow lagoons
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

What to Bring

  • Swim wear and towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Walking shoes
  • A light jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • A big smile!

Very Important - About Scuba Diving

Your trip onboard “Reef Experience” Includes either a Certified or Resort/Introductory Dive.

What is a Resort/Introductory Dive? Resort diving requires no previous scuba experience. Conducted in small group of 4 under the supervision of an experienced Dive Instructor, resort dives give beginners an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience without having to complete a full scuba diving course.

Can anyone try a resort dive? If you are able to swim and are in good physical health you can probably dive (See Medical Conditions). The Minimum age for resort diving is 12 years.

Queensland Dive Laws are the strictest in the World – with the safest dive record in the world.

Please be aware that Some Medical Conditions or Medications that are being taken could prevent you from participating in scuba activities.

To prevent disappointment on-the day, If you wish to partake in our Introductory/Resort Scuba dive, it is the passengers responsibility to ensure they are medically fit to dive.

Medical Conditions

If you have EVER suffered from any of the following conditions, you will require a dive medical to Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.

  • Asthma / Wheezing or use of an inhaler even for Sports endurance
  • Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder
  • Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint
  • Chronic sinus condition
  • Collapsed Lung (pneumothorax)
  • Diabetes
  • Chest Surgery
  • Heart Disease of any kind
  • Crones Disease

If you are CURRENTLY suffering from or have recently had any of the following conditions or procedures, you will require a dive medical to Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.

  • Breathlessness
  • Chronic ear discharge or infection
  • High blood pressure
  • Ear Surgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Fainting Seizures or blackouts
  • Recurrent ear problems when flying
  • Tuberculosis or any other long term disease
  • Any illness or operation within the last month
  • Perforated eardrum

Being pregnant will prohibit you from Scuba Diving

Please be aware that the above does not cover every medical condition there maybe other medical conditions that I not listed.

If you are taking any Medications for anything we can check if these are safe for diving with the local Dive doctor. This is necessary as some medications can become dangerous underwater.  These checks are done on the day of travel and can be difficult for the dive doctor to approve without consultation with you.

We can only give them information submitted to us on your medical form so please understand that the dive Doctor may require a full dive medical to clear you to dive.

Please be aware If you have used or are using ventolin or an inhaler for Sports endurance/enhancement you will still need a Dive Medical before being allowed to Scuba dive.

It is not our company’s decision regarding these laws –  we are regulated by the  Queensland Government.

Please contact our office, if you do require any further information regarding possible medical conditions.

If you have existing or pre existing medical conditions, operations, taking medication, have used an inhaler then you will need permission from the Dive Doctor to Scuba Dive.  If you have any doubts or queries regarding the above, please be proactive and contact our office to avoid disappointment on the day.

DAY 3 – Rainforest, Waterfalls & Paronella Park

Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive tree kangaroo at the Giant Curtain Fig Tree.

Forest, falls & Park Highlights

  • Lake Barrine wildlife cruise
  • Giant Curtain Fig Tree
  • Millaa Millaa Falls
  • Guided tour of Paronella Park
  • Mena Creek Falls
  • Babinda Boulders in the heart of Wooroonooran National Park
  • Guided rainforest walks

Forest, falls & Park Inclusions

  • Entry & up to 2 hour stay at Paronella Park
  • A 45 min Historical Guided Tour
  • Chinese & Japanese tours available.
  • Fully guided commentry & cruise at Lake Barrine Crater Lake
  • Devonshire Morning Tea
  • Delicious all you can eat Hot Buffet lunch at Roscoe’s Piazza Innisfail.
  • National Park Fees

Forest, falls & Park Itinerary

  • The pickup is between 7.15am – 7.45am depending on where you are staying. We arrive back to Cairns City between 6:00 – 6:30 pm.
  • Departure from Cairns to travel the Gillies Highway climbing 730 metres above sea level into the amazing Atherton Tablelands.
  • Our first stop is beautiful Lake Barrine Crater Lake National Park where you will enjoy a delicious freshly baked scones with jam & cream accompanied by locally grown & freshly brewed Tea and coffee (unlimited cup refills).
  • Then we depart on a 40 minute guided wild life cruise on the lake.
  • Back onto the bus & travel through extensive beef, dairy, sugar cane & other diverse types of farming areas & small villages.
  • Next stop is The Curtain Fig Tree, an amazing feat of nature reaching 45+ metres up into the tropical rainforest canopy. This is a board walk with plenty of time for photographs of the 600-800 year old epiphyte.
  • After a 30 minute drive through the Malanda dairy lands we arrive at the Millaa Millaa Falls – with the option of swimming under the cool waters falling 20 metres over an ancient volcanic lava flow from over 1 million years ago.
  • We then descend from the Tablelands down the Palmerstone Highway through sugar cane & banana fields to the coastal town of Innisfail. On arrival we begin our delicious Lunch at Roscoe’s all you can eat Hot buffet.
  • Paronella Park is the next destination with a 45 minute guided tour in English, Chinese or Japanese of the extensive National Trust Gardens.
  • We spend approximately one and a half to two hours here. If passengers are requiring more time, please feel free to approach your driver to arrange for this.
  • This is where you will learn of Hosea Paronella’s wonderful achievements & His colourful history of how he built his Spanish Castle in the rainforest.
  • After a quick stop at a local banana farm where you can purchase cheap bananas, papaya & home grown, homemade chocolate, we continue north bound to the small town of Babinda.
  • A 45 minute stop at the Babinda Boulders in the Wooroonooran National Park. This place is steeped in Aboriginal myth. Learn the legend of Oolana.
  • There is time for a walk to the bottom of the Boulders, a swim in the fresh mountain water and a light afternoon refreshments.
  • From there it is an approx. a 50-60 minute drive back to the city of Cairns & return to your accommodation.

What to Bring

  • Swim wear and towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Walking shoes
  • A light jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • A big smile!
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