Rail Package - Experience Reef to Rain Forest

Experience the age-old rainforests and the islands and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef.

To book this incredible trip please contact us via phone or email.

Experience highlights:
- 3 night Great Barrier Reef Cruise aboard Coral Princess from Cairns to Townsville.
- Overnight premium rail travel aboard The Sunlander in Queenslander Class from Townsville to Brisbane
- All meals are included.

Experience 1
Day 1
(Saturday) - This morning board your Coral Princess vessel at Cairns Trinity Wharf for an 11.00am departure. Cruise the outer Great Barrier Reef visiting Thetford Reef and Sudbury Cay for fish feeding, snorkelling, coral viewing and scuba diving. Overnight: Coral Princess (D)
Day 2 (Sunday) - Visit Coates or Nathan Reefs to further enjoy the Great Barrier Reef. Visit Dunk Island resort and enjoy a guided rainforest walk. Overnight: Coral Princess (B, L, D)
Day 3 (Monday) - Cruise the Family Group of Islands (the only tropical rainforest island on the Australian coast), Hinchinbrook Channel and be our guest at exclusive Pelorus Island with its magnificent fringing reef, beach and rainforest for an Aussie beach BBQ. Overnight: Coral Princess (B, L, D)
Day 4 (Tuesday) - Cruise Halifax Bay, passing Magnetic Island, arriving in Townsville at 10.00am. Time to relax in Townsville before transferring to Townsville Rail Station (own expense). Board The Sunlander, travelling in Queenslander Class for your south bound rail journey to Brisbane. Watch the sun set over the passing fields of sugarcane before enjoying your superb three-course evening meal. Overnight: Onboard The Sunlander (B, D)
Day 5 (Wednesday) - Enjoy the view as you pass through the northern suburbs on your way to your arrival point in the vibrant city of Brisbane. (B, L)

Experience 2
Day 1
(Sunday) - Depart Brisbane on the Sunlander travelling in style in Queenslander Class. Overnight: The Sunlander (L, D)
Day 2 (Monday) - Arrive in Cairns, transferring to your accommodation (own expense). Overnight: The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa (B, L)
Day 3 (Tuesday) - Join your transfer to the award winning Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa. Your private tree house style accommodation is in the heart of the Rainforest World Heritage region. Overnight: Daintree Eco Lodge (B)
Day 4 (Wednesday) - Join a guided 4WD safari of the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest. Overnight: Daintree Eco Lodge (B,D)
Day 5 (Thursday) - Today is at your own leisure. Join a guided walk or a nocturnal tour, or relax with one of the many therapeutic spa treatments available. (own expense) Overnight: Daintree Eco Lodge (B)
Day 6 (Friday) - Transfer back to Cairns to connect to your onward journey.

Experience 3
Day 1
(Thursday) - On arrival in Cairns transfer to your accommodation (own expense), located in the heart of Cairns. Overnight: The Oasis Resort, Cairns.
Day 2 (Friday) - Kuranda, Coffee and Tablelands Tour includes the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail, visit Skybury Coffee Centre and return to Cairns over the treetops on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Overnight: The Oasis Resort, Cairns. (L)
Day 3 (Saturday) - Cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef with Sunlover Cruises. Explore, swim, snorkel and get to know the local marine life. Overnight: The Oasis Resort, Cairns. (L)
Day 4 (Sunday) - Depart Cairns on the Tilt Train southbound to The Whitsundays. Accommodation (per room per night) Day Tours (per person)

B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

For more information or to book please contact us or complete a Journey Request Form.

All itineraries are subject to change


 
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