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3 Night Great Barrier Reef Cruise

  • Cairns
  • 4 nights from
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  • Trip Code: CR-1098

Holiday Overview

3 night Great Barrier Reef Cruise - a stunning Australia Cruise Short Break


The 3 night Southern Reef itinerary takes guests from the mangrove channel at Hinchinbrook Island to the ancient rainforest of Dunk Island, and the untouched remoteness of Sudbury Cay.  You will experience the beautiful environment of the Great Barrier Reef region, both on land and at sea. Please note this itinerary is the first 4 nights of the Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Cruise


Day 1 - Cairns

Arrive in Cairns at any time - the rest of the day is at leisure

Featured accommodation

Mantra Esplanade


Day 2 - Cairns - Sudbury Cay

Board at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal at 10:00am, and cruise Trinity Bay. Visit Sudbury Reef, and enjoy snorkelling, glass bottom boat tours, and optional Scuba diving. Finish the day with sunset drinks ashore on the deserted sandy cay.


Day 3 - Hinchinbrook Channel & Dunk Island

Cruise the majestic Hinchinbrook Channel whilst enjoying a top deck breakfast in the sunshine. Look for wildlife during a mangrove tour. Stretch your legs on Dunk Island, with a hike up Mt Kootaloo or a beach walk. With the aid of your guides, you may spot the electric blue Ulysses butterfly.


Day 4 - Nathan Reef & Coates Reef

Discover Nathan Reef on a guided snorkel: this reef is teeming with abundant fish life, including clownfish and Maori Wrasse. Later, visit colourful Coates Reef – see plate corals and parrotfish during an optional SCUBA dive, or stay dry and view marine life from the comfort of the Glass Bottom Boat, with expert interpretation by your on-board marine biologist.


Day 5 - Return to Cairns

Enjoy a rainforest walk or a hike to the lighthouse. Snorkel over fringing reef and swim with Green Sea Turtles, before learning all about them during a visit to the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. Return to Cairns to disembark at 1:30pm.

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