Coral Expeditions - Reef & Rainforest

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Visit Cape Tribulation, the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites sit side by side.

Cairns, Atherton Tablelands, Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas,

Includes return economy airfares

16 days priced at £pp flight and hotel inclusive

Tailor-made Journey

16 days from £pp

Coral Expeditions - Reef & Rainforest Holiday

Dazzling corals, vibrant marine life and an intricate underwater world like nowhere else on the planet: welcome to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.


Jump on board the Coral Princess, cruise the calm blue waters and discover the best of this marine wonderland. Choose to don your snorkel or scuba gear and get up close and personal with the reef, before relaxing on the picturesque beaches when back onshore. 

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Set sail on a four or seven night cruise around the Great Barrier Reef
  • Discover a vibrant underwater world by snorkel or diving
  • Savour the tropical paradise of Lizard Island, whose waters are home to countless marine species
  • Visit Cape Tribulation, the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites sit side by side.

Holiday Type

Wildlife & Nature
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What's included

  • Indirect international flights
  • 8 nights in 4-4.5* hotels
  • 4 nights Northern Great Barrier Reef Cruise – Coral Expeditions I and II
  • 5 days' car hire
  • Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Rail tour
  • Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest tour
  • All airport transfers

Need to know

  • Arrives: Cairns Airport (CNS)
  • Time difference: GMT+10
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
  • Flying time from UK: around 21 hours
  • Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
  • Voltage: 240 volts

Your route



Days 1-2

Fly from UK to Cairns

Days 3-4


Arrive into Cairns and check into your hotel in the northern suburb of Trinity Beach. From fantastic shopping to delectable cuisine and from museums and art galleries to soaking up the sun beside the beautiful esplanade lagoon, this waterfront city has plenty to recommend it. Take a day to discover the picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda, travelling by rainforest cableway, the Skyrail, allowing you to glide just metres above the rainforest canopy. In Kuranda itself you can shop for impressive artistic souvenirs and keepsakes, stroll around the heritage markets and soak up the laid-back, small town feel.

4* Amaroo at Trinity Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Rail tour
Kuranda Scenic Railway, Australia

Days 5-6

Atherton Tablelands

These verdant highlands form part of Queensland’s Great Dividing Range, an idyllic carpet of emerald green tropical forests and bucolic countryside. It’s all rather picturesque, with waterfalls plunging majestically into blue lakes, lush ferns and palm trees contrasting with green fields and rolling hills. Get your camera ready for myriad natural attractions, such as craters, lava tubes and swamps, and look up to spot tree kangaroos among the foliage. Alternatively, discover your inner Tarzan (or Jane) as you surf the jungle on a zipwire, gliding effortlessly between the treetop platforms, an exhilarating and fun-filled adventure.

4* Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
Coral Expeditions - Reef & Rainforest Holiday

Days 6-9

Great Barrier Reef

Now it’s time for the main event: your Northern Great Barrier Reef Cruise onboard the Coral Expeditions I and II. Settle in to your beautifully appointed surroundings, which include spacious guest rooms, modern amenities and all the home comforts you’d expect from a larger vessel, while offering an intimate atmosphere and the ability to access reef and island sites inaccessible to larger ships. You’ll sail north along the coast and past Palm Cove, where you can admire the sunset, glass of bubbly in hand. Pause at historic Cooktown then head to picture postcard Lizard Island, where a hilltop viewpoint offers spectacular Great Barrier Reef views. Explore the diverse reefs and islands before continuing on to the rarely-visited and remote Ribbon Reefs for a bit of snorkelling or diving. This cruise is also available in a seven-night version.

the Coral Princess Includes a Northern Great Barrier Reef cruise
Coral Expeditions - Reef & Rainforest Holiday

Days 11-14

Port Douglas

Onwards to Port Douglas’s beautiful Four Mile Beach, sprinkled with white sand and lapped by turquoise waters. Explore this busy port, whose dappled streets and historical architecture, mixed in with contemporary constructions give it a small town feel. Use Port Douglas as your base to explore the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, which spreads right down to the sea at Cape Tribulation. This is the only place in the world where two World Heritage Sites lie side by side, and home to a variety of coastal and rainforest-dwelling wildlife.

4.5* Shantara Resort Cape Tribulation and Daintree tour
Coral Expeditions - Reef & Rainforest Holiday

Days 15-16

Depart Port Douglas and return to the UK

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price from £3445pp for travel up to 11 months in advance
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