5 DAY TOUR: Great Barrier Bonanza

Welcome to the Ocean Jewel of Australia 

Cairns with its brilliant cafes, bustling markets and tropical oasis to explore, is considered the gateway to Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is a world heritage listed natural inspiration; one of the seven wonders of the World, larger than the Great Wall of China. This reef is blessed with the breath-taking beauty of the World’s largest coral reef.

Seeing is believing!


Day 1 - Cairns    

Arrive Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland.

Today’s Options:
Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches. Check into accommodation.


Day 2 - Cairns

Today is a leisure day to sit back and enjoy the tropical environment of Cairns, rest and relaxation is the plan today. You could swim in lagoons, explore the local shops and cafes or venture out and explore the local beaches. The day is yours to relax and unwind.


Day 3 - Cairns

Today’s Options:
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park - the ultimate place to experience the rich and ancient cultures unique to Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The music and dance tells the aboriginal cultural stories.

Tjapukai By Day is great for all ages, and can be enjoyed no matter what the weather conditions may be. The parks restaurants, theatres and retail shop are complimented by a wide range of interactive experiences rotating throughout the day. Ranging from dance performances, boomerang and spear throwing, through to art exhibitions - there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Day 4 - Cairns - The Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

Today’s Options:
The Great Barrier Reef
– A Natural Wonder: one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and pulling away from it, and viewing it from a greater distance, you can understand why It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.

One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breath-taking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the world’s most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches. Because of its natural beauty, the Great Barrier Reef has become one of the world’s most sought after tourist destinations. There is an optional activity whereby you can view it from a glass-bottomed boat. (own cost).

Return to Cairns for overnight.



Day 5: Cairns - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Railway - Cairns

EEmbark on a fascinating journey over and through the wet tropical rainforest, home to the world’s oldest continually surviving rainforest.

Today’s Options:
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway - a multi-award winning attraction that immerses guests in the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. Located in Cairns, Skyrail traverses the ancient rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park within North Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.'

Kuranda Scenic Railway - Imagine all that natural wonder so close that you can almost touch it, your senses alive with the heady organic fragrance and untamed sounds of the dense rainforest. That’s what it’s like aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway as you unwind your way through a tropical paradise framed by rugged mountains with waterfalls tumbling forever into deep ravines. Being one with the rainforest as you undertake an unforgettable journey is what makes Kuranda Scenic Railway such a must-do experience. The Cairns-Kuranda Railway was constructed between 1882 and 1891 and even today is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude.

For now it’s time to say “See you later Mate” (an Australian saying) as we transfer you to Cairns Airport for your domestic flight to your International Airport to check in for your flight home.

Or view some of our other tempting pre-tour or post-tour options

With the whole of New Zealand at your feet we can tailor the perfect package to suit your group. You can combine Short Tours or create an all new bespoke itinerary, you can add in performances along the way or keep it as a relaxing visit to our beautiful country…really the choice is yours…contact us to start making your dream come alive and we will help you create true #momentsthatmatter.


Bay of Islands Spectacular

The beautiful Bay of Islands is the perfect place to rest and recuperate from your flight (we can even build in rehearsal to ensure you are pitch perfect). Or add to the end of our tour to wind down post Symposium.


Bay of Islands Discovery

If 3 days in the beautiful Bay of Islands just isn’t enough…we can extend your stay in Northland so you can truly experience this incredible and unique part of New Zealand.


A Taste of Middle Earth

Heading south of Auckland you can trek through our beautiful countryside to incredible Rotorua. On the way south you will visit Hobbiton, the set for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movies!

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North Island Natural Wonders

New Zealand has an incredible natural history, get a taste of the truly unique nature of New Zealand on the way south to our capital city!



North Island Escape

Your extended tour of the North Island takes in Hobbiton and the Art Deco capital of the world. And you will see some specular scenery on the way! This is a perfect way to wind down post Symposium.


South Island Sensations

The spectacular South Island truly is a winter wonderland. You will experience southern hospitality at its best and see the very best the deep south has to offer.


Essence of Australia

If you’re Down Under, you can’t miss the opportunity to visit our neighbours and friends in Australia. Here you will visit some of Australia’s cultural icons and drive through the extraordinary outback.