Green Is & Reef + Kuranda Info
2 DAY GREEN ISLAND, OUTER REEF & ULTIMATE KURANDA:
The ultimate day out : Combine Green Island and the Outer Reef in a day followed by one day full of fun in Kuranda. An Australian Experience where you’ll explore indigenous culture, native wildlife, the Army Duck and World Heritage Rainforest!
Day 1: Green Island & Great Adventures Outer Reef Pontoon
Green Island is a superb coral cay with delightful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters on the Great Barrier Reef just 45 minutes from Cairns. You will have 2 hours to explore this perfect piece of paradise.
After spending time on Green Island cruise on-board a modern comfortable high-speed catamaran to the first class multi-level pontoon situated on the Outer Barrier Reef. Spend your afternoon snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, discovering exotic marine life and beautiful coral formations or stay dry and cruise in the Semi Sub and visit the Underwater Observatory. There is something here for everybody.
- Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
- Morning tea & coffee served until boat departure
- Morning tea cake selection
- Two hours on Green Island
- Three hours at Outer Reef platform
- Snorkelling equipment all day
- Use of buoyancy vests at the pontoon
- Reef education presentation
- Hot and cold buffet lunch
- Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
- Underwater Observatory
- Eco Reef Talk in underwater observatory
- Afternoon tea & coffee whilst at the platform
- Cheese and biscuits on return journey
- Undercover seating and tables
- Full Bar Facilities
- Sun-deck with Sun-lounges
- Swimming enclosure for children
- Change rooms with freshwater showers
- Scuba diving facilities with semi-submerged platform
7.30am - Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass.
8:00am - Vessel boarding. Complimentary morning tea/coffee served on boarding.
8:30am - Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for Green Island.
9.15am - Arrive Green Island 2 hours free time to explore Green Island…Included snorkel gear, (fins, mask and snorkel) can be obtained from the Dive Shop on the island. Enjoy a leisurely island walk with the self guided Eco Island Walk or take a dip in the island swimming pool.
11:20am - Re-board vessel for departure to the Great Barrier Reef platform. Cake selection served on forward journey. During your journey to the reef, a Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel’s monitors. Snorkelling demonstration by crew.
12:30pm - Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform Reef activities commence…Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised. Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform. Underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing.
1.00-2.30pm - Hot and cold buffet lunch is served. Time for more reef activities or just relax on the sundeck and take in the views! Tea and coffee is available whilst at the platform
3:30pm - A blast on the ship's horn will signal the time when all passengers should return to the vessel ready for departure.
3:45pm - Departure to Cairns via Green Island. Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on homeward journey.
5:30pm - Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.Additional Costs:
- Introductory or Certified scuba diving
- Scuba-doo Scooter
- Scenic helicopter flights - Cruise / Fly options available
- Guided snorkel tours
- Hotel transfers
Day 2: Train, Skyrail, Rainforestation & Butterfly Sanctuary
Return hotel transfers from Cairns and the Northern Beaches included commencing approx 8am and returning 5:30pm.Highlights:
- Kuranda Scenic Rail
- Butterfly Sanctuary
- Free time to Explore Kuranda Village
- Rainforestation Nature Park includes:
- Tropical BBQ buffet Lunch
- Army Duck
- Pamagirri Aboriginal dancers
- Koala & Wildlife Park
- Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
- Barron Falls & Red Peak Boardwalks
08:30am - Kuranda Scenic Railway: Wind through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls.
10:15am - Arrive Kuranda Railway Station: Your Driver Guide will meet you and direct you to your coach, which will transfer you to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary for your tour.
10:30am - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary: Marvel at the largest butterfly flight aviary in the country, with a guided tour through the landscaped gardensMarvel at the largest butterfly flight aviary in the country, with a guided tour through the landscaped gardens. View hundreds of butterflies including the famous electric Blue Ulysses and Australia’s largest butterfly, the Cairns Birdwing.
Kuranda Village: Wander through the picturesque Village in the Rainforest. Markets operate daily. Any other entries or expenditures in Kuranda Village are at own expense.
11:45am - Rainforestation Nature Park: Please meet at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary for your transfer to Rainforestation and experience:
Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard: Travel deep into the rainforest on both land and water as your guide explains different species of flora and fauna.
Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience: Watch the Pamagirri Dancers and join the Dreamtime Walk - learn to throw a boomerang and watch spear-throwing and didgeridoo playing.
BBQ Lunch: Enjoy a delicious hot buffet and a wide selection of salads, cheeses and fruits.
- Koala & Wildlife Park: Join a guided tour, and see crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes and a cassowary, and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies. You’ll have the opportunity to have your photo taken cuddling a koala or holding a small crocodile (optional extra).
3:45pm - Transfer to Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Terminal. The 7.5km Skyrail journey takes 30 – 40 minutes, however we recommend you spend time at the two stations enroute: Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station.
5:15pm - Your coach will be at the Skyrail Smithfield Terminal to transfer you to your accommodation
Great day out!
Great day out and well organised. Very pleasant to deal with Kim. Thank you.
Posted By Noella Rawsthorne
A Great Day
A great well organised day. My friends and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Posted By Nola Jukes
Made our holiday very enjoyable.
From pick up till drop off at the end of the day, we knew exactly where we were going and what to expect we we arrived at each attraction. The coach driver, I think his name was Mohamed was very friendly and professional. We are coming back again next year and will book all our tours with Travstar. Made our holiday very enjoyable.
Robert and Debra Cochrane
Posted By Robert Cochrane
We had a wonderful day on the Grand Kuranda from the Sky Rail in the morning to the train ride home in the afternoon.
Posted By Paul Pace
Great service from Travstar
We booked this tour through travstar. We received great service from travstar and the tour was very enjoyable.
Posted By Helen Brent-Jones
Staff and crew were all wonderful and very helpful. I loved the Scuba-do experience and also the helicopter ride back to Cairns - excellent day.
Posted By Rebecca Ford
My husband Scott and I had a fantastic day on our tour of the Green Island and Great Reef Pontoon 6/6/15. It was a full day creating fantastic memories we will treasure for a lifetime. Highlights were the parasailing at Green Island truley magestic flying above the waves looking as far as you can to the Island itself and beyond. The staff on the pontoon were quick to help make sure we were well decked out with gear for snorkeling and enouraged us to make the most of our visit in swimming with the fish. We always felt safe , the food was delicious the semi sub was awsome...thanks for the memories Cathie and Scott Jeffs
Posted By Catherine Jeffs
Dear Natalie and Gene,
Thanks for your terrific service. Both my daughter and myself really enjoyed the two trips booked through Travstar.
What I really appreciated, on perusing the so many day tour options on your website, was the very detailed description of each tour plan, with times and features and itinerary all provided. That was of great assistance.
Posted By Peter Femhel
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