Looking for value for your money?

Well check out our “Budget Buster” 3 day Package!

Just because you are on a budget doesn’t mean you have to miss out on seeing the great things in our beautiful Cairns region!

Spend your 1st day on a reef cruise snorkelling at 2 outer Great Barrier Reef locations with “Compass Cruises”.

On your 2nd day you will be on an adventure filled day exploring the cool tropical Atherton Tablelands with Rainforest, Volcanic Crater Lakes and swimming at spectacular waterfalls.

So get your camera ready……

On your 3rd day you will be travelling north from Cairns to Cape Tribulation (the headlands of the Daintree Rainforest) along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia, visiting the oldest living Rainforest on earth “The Daintree Rainforest”.

Day 1 – Great Barrier Reef

Compass will have you escaping for an unforgettable, unrushed day enjoying a relaxed leisurely cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkel amongst beautiful corals and a colourful variety of tropical marine life at one of the natural wonders of the world.

Relax on the huge sundeck,  or take the “Wild Ride” on the famous Compass Boomnet.

Tour Highlights

  • Two spectacular reef locations (weather permitting)
  • Unlimited snorkelling
  • Up to 4 hours at the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Delicious BBQ lunch with fresh salads
  • Fruit platters
  • Friendly crew assistance for non-confident swimmers
  • Boomnetting – “The Wild Ride” (weather permitting)
  • All Reef Levies and Taxes included in the price

Included in Your Great Barrier Reef Cruise

  • Snorkel Equipment hire & tuition (excluding wetsuits)
  • Flotation devices
  • In water assistance for non confident swimmers
  • Fresh fruit platters
  • Coffee and tea when boarding
  • Delicious BBQ lunch with an assortment of fresh salads (dietary requirement catered for)
  • Boomnetting the “Wild Ride” (weather permitting)
  • Glass of wine, cheese & crackers on return journey
  • Complimentary tea & coffee all day (whilst vessel is stationary)
  • All Reef Taxes and Levies

What to Bring

  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Voucher
  • Swimmers
  • Cash or credit card for extra purchases 

Additional Information

  • Please advise of any dietary requirements upon booking.
  • Compass Cruises is also family friendly and disability friendly
  • Please read the important information, terms and conditions prior to booking your trip.
  • Scuba Diving is an optional extra in this tour. If you are considering scuba diving please be aware that some medical conditions and/or medications may prevent from participation in scuba diving activities.
  • Children prices are for ages 4-14 years. Family prices are for 2 adults + 2 children age 4-14 years only 

Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

07:30 – Check in direct to Compass at Marlin Wharf Berth 18

08:00 – Depart Marlin Marina Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef

10:30 – Arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef Location

12:30 – BBQ Lunch with fresh salads

13:00 – Cruise to 2nd Reef Location

15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef

17:30 – Approximately Arrival time at Cairns Marina

Optional Extras

  • Certified Dive $55.00 or 2 Certified Dives for $100.00 (qualified)
  • Resort Scuba Diving $65.00 0r 2 Dives for $115.00 (no experience necessary) – see Medical Conditions
  • Dive Guide for Certified Divers $15.00 per person per dive per person
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours available (weather permitting)  $15.00
  • Return Bus transfers from your Cairns City Accommodation $12.00
  • Wetsuit hire $5.00 (During stinger season, stinger suits are included with your equipment. These are not the same as wetsuits, which provide flotation and warmth)
  • Prescription masks $10.00
  • Underwater Camera Hire $59.00
  • Licensed bar 

Day 2 – Tablelands and Waterfalls Adventure

Today you will be getting back to Nature and exploring the beautiful Atherton Tablelands with its Waterfalls, volcanic crater lakes, Rainforests.

This value packed day tour will have you exploring the Cathedral Fig Trees, walks through the Rainforest, hiking to Dinner Falls and world heritage National Parks.

Rember to take you swimsuit and towel as you will be also enjoying a swim in the cool waters of the famous Milla Milla falls, Dinner falls, Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham.

As your day comes to an end you can relax at the Lodge in Yungaburra with a cup of Tea or Coffee before heading back to Cairns.

Tour Highlights

  • Rainforest Walks Lake Eacham
  • Cathedral Fig Tree
  • Lake Barrine
  • Famous Millaa Millaa Falls
  • Dinner Falls
  • The Crater
  • Informative Tour Guide

Whats Included

  • Cairns pick up & drop off from your Cairns City Accommodation
  • Informative Tour Guide
  • Rainforest Walks
  • Mt Hypipamee
  • Lunch
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Tropical Fruits & Biscuits
  • All National Park Fees 

Rainforest and Waterfalls Itinerary

8:00am – 8:15am Pickup from your Cairns City Accommodation.

This fully guided day tour begins with a scenic drive up the Gillies Range

  • Stopping for rainforest walks in search of native wildlife
  • Cathedral Fig Tree Volcanic Crater “Lake Barrine”
  • A refreshing swim at Lake Eacham.

After Lunch

The afternoon is spent travelling through the picturesque countryside for the day’s highlights

  • swimming at several pristine waterfalls
  • the famous Millaa Millaa Falls
  • a jungle trek to view the raging Dinner Falls
  • the Crater in Mt Hypipamee National Park.
  • Last stop, award-winning On the Wallaby Lodge for tea/coffee and tropical fruit to round off your day before heading back to Cairns.
  • Arriving back in Cairns at approximately 7:00pm

What to Bring

  • A small backpack
  • Secure walking shoes
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel Change of clothes 

Day 3 – Daintree Rainforest

A tropical wonderland stretching from Mossman to the Bloomfield River and only 2 and a half hours north of Cairns, travelling from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. (The headland of the Daintree National Park) along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia the “Captain Cook Highway”.

First stop is the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas where you will see the endangered cassowary and other wildlife along with your chance to have your photo taken holding a Koala, Snake or Crocodile (extra cost).

Heading further north and crossing the mighty Daintree River on a cable ferry. This is where it all begins to change. 

You will feel like you have entered a different world with Rainforest towering over narrow winding roads.

You have now entered the “Daintree Rainforest”.

Tour Highlights

  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
  • Daintree River Ferry Crossing
  • Daintree Wildlife River Cruise
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Dubuji Boardwalk (guided)
  • Tropical Picnic Lunch
  • Rex Lookout

Daintree Rainforest Inclusions

  • Air conditioned 21 seater coaster bus
  • Pickup and return Bus transfers from your Accommodation
  • Entry to the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
  • Tropical Picnic lunch
  • All National Park Fees
  • as per the “Tour Highlights” 

What to Bring

  • Money for drinks and snacks
  • Camera
  • Water Resistant 50+ sunscreen
  • Comfortable Walking shoes
  • Swimmers and Towel (optional)
  • Your booking Ticket
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect Repellent
  • Bottle of Water 

Daintree Rainforest Itinerary

7:00am  Commence pickups from Cairns accommodation.

7:45am  Depart Cairns. Travel to Port Douglas via the Captain Cook Highway

8:05am  Commence pickups from Port Douglas accommodation.

8:45am  Arrive at The Wildlife Habitat. Join a guided tour with the opportunity to have your photo taken holding a koala, snake or crocodile (extra cost).

10:15am Depart The Wildlife Habitat.

11:00am Cross the Daintree River ferry.

12:15pm Arrive at Cape Trib Beach House for a Tropical Lunch, free time for a swim or a walk along the spectacular Cape Tribulation Beach.

13:50pm  Depart Cape Trib Beach House and visit Cape Tribulation Beach and Boardwalk for a guided rainforest walk

14:35pm  Depart Cape Tribulation for return journey, with some comfort stops along the way.

15:35pm  Stop at Alexandra Lookout for magnificent views.

16:00pm  Daintree River Cruise. Spot crocodiles, birds and other wildlife

17:00pm  Arrive south-side of river to board bus

18:00pm  Arrive at Port Douglas accommodation.

19:00opm Arrive at Cairns accommodation.

PLEASE NOTE: All times are approximate and subject to change. 

Accommodation is not included in this 3 day package

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