5 Days “Action Getaway” Are you ready?

You will be spending 5 days in our beautiful Cairns region with a wonderful 2 days and 1 night on one of the natural wonders of the world the” Great Barrier Reef”.

1 day White Water Rafting through the World Heritage Rainforest on the mighty Tully River and then Cooling off for 2 days and 1 night in the Atherton Tablelands.

This fun filled 5 Day Action Getaway package can be done in any order and you can also have a days break in between if you wish.

Day 1 and 2

2 Day Liveaboard Scuba Dive Tour

Reef Encounter’s 2 Day liveaboard Scuba Dive tour includes 5 day dives & 1 night dive at beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations.

A great choice for certified scuba diver and all scuba divers know you can’t miss the night dive!

Reef Encounter is for anyone who wishes to experience the Great Barrier Reef -whether it be to enjoy the sunset, sleep on the reef, snorkeling with time to really to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the quality reef and marine life or for those mad keen divers who want to explore everything under the water!

Your 2 Day Certified Dive Adventure Includes

  • Double or Twin Stateroom with Private Bathroom
  • 5 Day Dives and 1 Night Dive
  • Dive Briefings
  • On-board Chef preparing all meals whilst on board
  • Coffee, Tea, Milo, Water and fresh fruit
  • Snorkelling and Scuba Diving equipment (except wetsuits)
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Reef Video presentation
  • Marine Biologist presentation on Reef Experience
  • All Government Reef Tax and Levies

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Modern Ocean-View rooms
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Large Dining Area,
  • Bar and Lounge area
  • On board heated spa
  • On board water desalination Plant
  • Hydraulic dive/Snorkel Platform
  • Helipad
  • Large Sundeck

Optional Extras

  • Underwater cameras
  • Wetsuit Hire
  • Soft drinks,
  • snacks etc
  • Alcohol available on board – NO BYO 

Reef Encounter Itinerary

Day One

7:30 am Breakfast onboard Reef Experience, Marlin Jetty, Cairns
8:00 am Depart Marlin Jetty
Marine Biologist Presentation
Scuba Dive Snorkel briefing
10:30 am Arrive Outer Great Barrier Reef  ~ Transfer to Reef Encounter
12:00 pm Lunch
Scuba Dive Snorkel Sun bake and relaxation time
3:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
Dive, Snorkel, Sun bake, and relaxation time
Glass bottom boat tour
6:00 pm Dinner & Dessert
7:30 pm Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, boardgames or a movie

Day Two

6:30 am Early Morning Scuba Dive
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
10:30 am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
2:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
3:00 pm Transfer to Reef Experience
4:30 pm Arrive Marlin Marina Cairns
  • Reef Encounter stays out and Cruises to different Reef Sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
  • Transfers from Cairns, Marina is by our Day Boat Reef Experience with a 90-minute boat journey to Reef Encounter
  • Departs every day of the year
  • Cabins on board Reef Encounter Are Double (1 Double Bed) and Twin share (2 Single Beds). When booking please advise your rooming preference. (We will do our best to accommodate you rooming preference).
  • Please advise when booking your Accommodation details for pick-up arrangements for the Daintree Sector of this package.
  • Accommodation is not included on the night of Day 3 when you arrive back into Cairns.
  • Please advise any Dietary requirements

What to Bring

  • Overnight bag – If you wish to store any excess luggage we are happy to do so in our office at 100 Abbott street Cairns.
  • For safety reasons Reef Encounter has a “No Shoe” policy. (There is no need to bring extra pairs of shoes)
  • Cash or credit card for purchases of snacks from the bar / souvenirs for sale on-board or underwater camera hire.
  • Sun hat, swimming clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, light casual clothing.
  • As the air-conditioning is on a set temperature for the heat during the day it can become quite cool in the evenings, even just being on the Great Barrier Reef can be cooler at night-time, therefore a light lo pullover, cardigan should be taken 

Day 3

Tully River Whitewater Rafting

$30 Rafting Levy to be paid on board

White Water Rafting down the Tully River is Australia’s most famous White Water Rafting full day adventure .

An an action packed experience filled with fun, thrills and spills on a day you will never forget.

White water rafting on the Tully River in this extreme five hour white water adventure in remote World Heritage Rainforest rating down grade 3 and 4 rapids with an unforgettable backdrop.

Tour Highlights

  • Rafting through World heritage rainforest
  • Grade 3 and 4 rapids
  • Riverside BBQ Lunch

Tully River Itinerary

  • 06:10 – Pick ups from Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 06:30 – Pick ups from Cairns accommodation commence
  • 07:00 – Depart Cairns
  • 07:30 – Pick ups from Mission Beach accommodation
  • 08:00 – Depart Mission Beach
  • 08:30 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe for morning tea and coffee
  • 09:00 – Depart Rafters Cafe & Bar
  • 09:45 –  Arrive at top of the Tully River for a safety demonstration and to be supplied with safety equipment
  • 10:00 – Commence rafting. Brave the first few rapids,
  • 12:15 –  Arrive Ponytail Falls for  BBQ lunch
  • 12:45 –  Commence afternoon rafting
  • 15:00 –  Arrive at take out point. Pack up raft and change into dry clothes
  • 15:45 –  Arrive at Rafters Cafe & Bar.
  • 17:00 –  Return to Mission Beach accommodation
  • 18:30 – Return to Cairns accommodation (approx.)
  • 19:15 –  Return to Northern Beaches accommodation

What to Bring

  • Your ticket and
  • POB Levy of $30
  • You will need to sign an adventure waiver form
  • A cap or sun visor which can be worn under your safety helmet (eg. baseball hat)
  • Water resistant 15 + sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • towel. (you will need to have your swimming costume already on when you are picked up)
  • Secured footwear is mandatory – lace-up shoes or sandals that will get wet (limited shoe hire available at an additional cost)
  • Some money for photos and souvenirs
  • Change of clothes
  • We strongly recommend you bring an extra t-shirt or rash vest to wear under your life vest to prevent sunburn
  • Enthusiasm for an Awesome day 

Additional Information

  • Minimum age: 13 years,
  • under 18 years must travel with a guardian or parent
  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant 

Day 4 and 5

2 Day Atherton Tablelands Tour

Discover the beautiful Cairns Tablelands on our 2 day Atherton Tablelands tour

 DAY 1  –  Waterfalls & Rainforest

Departing your accommodation in Cairns your day begins when your guide takes you up the spectacular Gillies Range and onto the tropical Atherton Tablelands.

Explore the Cathedral Fig Tree and take a rainforest walk at Lake Barrine National park before lunch and a swim at Lake Eacham.

Travel through the picturesque countryside for the day’s highlights swimming at several pristine waterfalls, such as the famous Millaa Millaa, plus a jungle trek to view the raging Dinner Falls and the Crater in Mt Hypipamee National Park.

Overnight accommodation is at our award winning ON THE WALLABY BACKPACKERS LODGE, with platypus spotting before a seriously good BBQ dinner.

An an action packed experience filled with fun, thrills and spills on a day you will never forget.

DAY 2  Wildlife Canoeing – Mountain Bikes

After a self-serve breakfast you will be treated to a guided mountain bike ride through the lush, green Atherton Tablelands countryside and  a rainforest walk for a at the volcanic crater, Lake Eacham.

In the afternoon explore a secluded area of Lake Tinaroo with a guided canoeing tour spotting rare wildlife such as tree kangaroos, birds and water dragons.

Then, have your face painted with Aboriginal Ochre clay.

At the end of the day you will return to Yungaburra for a hot shower, a cup of tea or coffee before returning to Cairns at approximately 7.00pm.

2 Day Waterfalls Adventure Includes

  • Pick-up and return transfers to Cairns Accommodation
  • 1 night Share Dormitory accommodation
  • All Park Fees
  • Lunch at Lake Eacham (day 1 only)
  • Tea and Coffee Tropical Fruits
  • BBQ Dinner (day 1 only)
  • Self serve Breakfast (day 2 only)
  • Canoeing at Lake Tinaroo
  • Face Painting with Aboriginal ochre clay
  • Canoe hire and life jackets Bicycle Hire

2 Day Waterfalls Itinerary

Day 1

7:45 am Pick-ups commence from Cairns

9:00 am  Arrive at Gordonvale for snacks

9:30 am  Heales lookout

10:00 am Arrive at the Cathedral Fig tree (rainforest talk and animal spotting)

10:45 am Arrive at Lake Barrine

12:00 noon Lake Eacham National Park for Lunch and a swim

13:45 pm  Millaa Millaa for photo’s and swim

15:00 pm Lookout on top off Millaa Millaa

15:45 pm Mt Hypipamee to visit the crater and Dinner falls

16:45 pm Fresh fruit and depart for wallaby lodge

17:15-1740 pm  arrive at the wallaby lodge for tea/coffee and biscuits

17:45 pm Depart for platypus spotting

18:45 pm  Arrive at lodge 1900 Dinner (BBQ sausage/steak mash potato, coleslaw and tossed salad)

20:00 pm  Depart for night Canoeing adventure (Extra Charge)

22:00 pm  Return from Night Canoe SLEEP (accommodation is Dormitory Style)

Day 2

8:00 am Breakfast (Cereal, toast , tea and Coffee)

9:00 am Depart for Curtain fig tree walk and talk

9:45 am 15 km bike ride( If customers are not confident on ride they can do 3 km to the lake then walk 3 km around the lake and meet up after.) we stop and start on the ride and talk and take photo’s very mild unless group asks for harder ride. We judge each group on ability as we go.

12:00 am arrive back at Lake Eacham for a swim

12:30 pm ride back to roadhouse for lunch. (Own expense for day two)

13:30 pm arrive back lodge for water , sun cream and collect life jackets 1

15:45 pm afternoon Canoe trip

16:00 pm return to Yungaburra lodge

17:30 pm Return to Cairns

from $853
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