Great Barrier Reef and Chillagoe Caves!

Cairns Reef and Outback Tour include two days one day discovering the Great Barrier Reef and one day exploring the Queensland Outback.

We will take you to the Outer Great Barrier Reef on a day to remember with Reef Experience and then out west over the Great Dividing Range to the Queensland Australian outback and Chillagoe Caves.

You can  decide which order to experience this tour mention your preference in our note section when booking

Day One of your Reef and Outback Experience

Reef Experience is the only “Fully Inclusive” Great Barrier Reef Trip departing from Cairns. Inner City Bus transfers, BBQ Bacon and Egg Rolls and fruit platters, Coffee or Tea for breakfast, unlimited snorkelling, a Certified Dive or Introductory Dive (Subject to Medical Conditions), Glass bottom boat tour, Government Reef Levies.

Dedicated Crew that will help you to snorkel if you have concerns.

Join the crew aboard “Reef Experience” for an unforgettable 90-minute journey on a fast catamaran to 2 (two) pristine outer Great Barrier Reef locations and explore the spectacular underwater world of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Inclusions

  • Visit two Outer Barrier Reef locations with unlimited snorkelling!
  • FREE Certified Scuba Dive or Resort Scuba Dive (no-experience necessary) for everyone who is over the age of 12 and medically fit scuba
  • All snorkelling & scuba diving equipment & tuition
  • Glass bottom boat tour (weather permitting)
  • BBQ breakfast roll & fruit platters lunch prepared fresh at the reef
  • Afternoon wine, cheese & biscuits
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Marine Biology Presentation
  • Transfers to and from the marina if you are staying in the Cairns business area.
  • Departs every day

Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

  • 07:45 Board Reef Experience vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns 08:00
  • Departure Marlin Jetty for the trip to the Great Barrier Reef 08:30
  • Breakfast -BBQ bacon & Egg Rolls 09:30
  • Arrive at our first spectacular reef site 10:30
  • Glass Bottom Boat tour 12:30
  • Lunch 13:00
  • Cruise to our second location 15:00
  • Depart the Great Barrier Reef 15:30
  • The glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits 16:30
  • Arrive back in Cairns

Day Two of your Adventure – Chillagoe Caves

Chillagoe lies within a belt of limestone approximately 5 km wide and 45 km long. Travelling 215 km or 3 hours’ drive west of Cairns heading to the northern end of the Atherton Tablelands and over the Great Dividing Range.

You will embark on a remarkable journey back to a prehistoric time when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

We are stopping at the Mareeba Wetlands for morning tea and a cruise in this magnificent setting seeing the Giant Lotus Lilly’s up close along with so many different Water Birds as well.

Travel through the back blocks of this wetland area viewing Wallabies, Emus and other wildlife.

Along with the agricultural paddocks of this fertile area, I am eventually crossing over the Great Divide and into the Western watershed.

You are now in the Australian Outback.

Travel through historical towns and rolling hills, rich in mineral eventually giving way to towering limestone karsts scattered around Chillagoe Township.

After delving into the history of the copper smelters, it is time for lunch at a unique outback pub.

Before setting off to the Chillagoe cave tour after which you will start heading back to Cairns.


Outback & Chillegoe Caves Inclusions

  • Courtesy Pick up and return From Your accommodation between Cairns and Smithfield
  • Custom-built, high clearance air-conditioned 4WD vehicles.
  • Mareeba Wetlands
  • Morning Tea
  • Delicious Aussie Lunch
  • National Park Ranger guided Chillagoe Cave Tour Chillagoe Smelters Mt Uncle Distillery

Outback & Chillagoe Caves Itinerary

  • Days of travel for your Outback Day tour are: MONDAY’S – WEDNESDAY’S –FRIDAY’S
  • 0700 Pick-up from your Accommodation
  • 1830 Return to your Accommodation
  • There is no set Itinerary

What to Bring

  • Money for afternoon tea
  • hat, camera, closed in footwear, comfortable clothing, sunscreen and water bottle
  • Please ensure that you wear closed in footwear for the cave tour, please. No Thongs or High Heels on this tour.
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour as there are steps into the caves.
  • The tour may not operate, or itinerary may change due to the wet season where conditions may close roads and access to the caves.

Your Reef and Outback Experience does not include Accommodation.

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