(Private Two Day) World Heritage Listed Reef and Rain-forest Tour Tour(
I will personally collect you from your hotel accommodation at approx. 7:30am, and make sure you are securely delivered to the boat and crew before I leave you in their capable hands.
Cruise in comfort on a large catamaran cruiser to some of the very best coral reef locations on the Great Barrier Reef. As you get underway sample some Danish pastries, tea coffee or juice. During the day lunch and afternoon tea will also be served as an inclusion of the tour, with a selection of ﬁne cheese, tropical fruit platters cold meats and seafood,
Travel to several fantastic island and outer reef destinations with some of the best natural coral reef displays you will ever encounter. These reefs are teaming with life and it's not uncommon to spot at least 100 different species of marine life in the one location. The colours of these particular reefs are just awesome, along with the vivid colours of the fish to compliment the crystal clear underwater scene. Is it any wonder this natural wonder of the world has been world heritage listed.
Scuba or snorkel to your hearts content on this full day outing that will touch all your senses in this underwater paradise. You also get the chance to glass bottom boat, and explore Island sand cays, meet new friends, whale watch in season, and soak up the sunshine of this Pacific Ocean paradise. Crew members are experienced deckhands providing ﬁve star customer service, and will answer all your questions about the marine park and its unique beauty, while learning how we can conserve this wonder of the world for generations to come.
You will then have the opportunity to return straight back to your hotel for a rest and freshen up for the night's meal or outing on the town before tomorrow's early start to the rainforest.
Another early start for a 7:30am pick up but at a relaxed pace.
We begin your day-trip with a 90 minute drive out of Cairns CBD up to the Atherton Tablelands. visiting one of two huge Strangler Fig Trees. This tree is over 500 years old and is indeed a spectacular giant of the rainforest.
From here, head to the Crater Lakes, a now serene and peaceful paradise, where we have opportunity to enjoy a relaxing Devonshire Tea served in the teahouse overlooking the lake.
We will then take a short but informative rainforest walk partly around the lake after morning tea, where we will discover one of the best known botanical features of the Lake, the twin Rough-Barked Bull Kauri Pines, estimated to be nearly 1,100 years old.
Your next destination is a similar creation of scenic wonder and a great place for a quick swim in Summer. The Lake Eacham Crater.
Now we move to the North Johnstone River, where this local waterfall was created by the last flow of lava from the Malanda Shield Volcano, many thousands of years ago. Visit the hi-tech Malanda information centre here too, and afterwards walk the two 20-minute walks in the surrounding rainforest with the possibility of spotting several unique tropical rainforest species of flora and fauna including the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo.
Now it's a short 20-minute drive to the most photographed waterfall in Australia. Millaa Millaa Falls, another great place for a quick dip on a hot day with an invigorating massage from the cascade of mountain water.
After your optional swim, we visit two other spectacular water falls. Just a short walk through the rainforest will reveal the majesty of this unique natural display that is very easy to photograph like a professional.
It's lunch time! Lunch is a selection of hearty country meals, light salads, big dairyman's platters, or maybe an all-day breakfast. Whatever you fancy these country kitchen hands can do, and each meal caters to special dietary requirements. (Meals are at your own purchase).
While continuing down the Palmerston Highway towards Innisfail, stop at one or two spectacular lookouts for more photo opportunities.
Now it's back down to sea level with time to visit either the Babinda Boulders or the picture-perfect Josephine Falls. Both destinations are in the midst of the Wooroonooran National Park, and provide great locations to both cool off on a hot day and to get those last spectacular photos of the tour.
As the sun sets over the mountains, it's time to relax in the air-conditioned vehicle on the way back to Cairns and reflect upon the new memories and friends made on this wonderful 2 day trip.