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7 Day Port Douglas Cape, Reef & Rainforest Escape

Port Douglas - Cairns

Stay in 4-star hotel accommodation

Great Barrier Reef and Snorkel Cruise included

Discover Daintree Rainforest and cruise Green Island

Book now with only 50% deposit

Daily departures in 2021 & 2022

From $1,599 Typically $1,899 pp twin share

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Description


This week-long escape introduces you to amazing Far North Queensland, that’s brimming with tropical beauty and wonder. Based in the resort town of Port Douglas, the laid-back vibe and relaxed lifestyle is ideal. Port Douglas is a town on the Coral Sea, known for its beach resorts and as a base for visits to both the Great Barrier Reef, the worlds largest reef system, and Daintree National Park, home to a biodiverse rainforest. In town, Macrossan Street is lined with boutique shops and restaurants and curving south is the popular Four Mile Beach. From Port Douglas, you’ll get to enjoy snorkelling on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, cruising to stunning Green Island, riding the Kuranda Scenic Railway and exploring the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation!

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

Day 1

Port Douglas

Arrive Port Douglas and transfer your hotel, the Oaks Resort Port Douglas.

Accommodation: The Palms at Palm Cove or Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Meals included: none

Day 2

Full-Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Snorkelling Tour

Set out from Cairns for a day of snorkelling and sightseeing at 2 spectacular destinations in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. A large, modern vessel carries you to exclusive, protected locations far away from the crowds, where the spectacle of nature is waiting.  Each day, your captain chooses amongst 12 exclusive moorings at 6 reef locations based on the water and weather conditions, making sure you get the best experience to be found. Seasoned dive masters are on hand to provide an in-depth briefing on your gear and what to expect at each site. Relax aboard the vessel as you leave the Australian coast behind and get your gear ready for some quality time in the sea.

With outer reef locations chosen for their variety and the striking contours of the ocean floor, you're in for an outstanding experience when you plunge into the water. Once you've had a chance to mingle with the amazing sea life of beautiful corals and tropical fish, kick back aboard the vessel to enjoy a barbecue lunch before you cruise back to shore

Accommodation: The Palms at Palm Cove or Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Meals included: Lunch

Day 3

Daintree Forest & Cape Tribulation Day Tour

Spend a day exploring the ancient Daintree Rainforest and its incredibly diverse tropical ecosystem with an expert guide. Cruise down the Daintree River and walk through the Daintree Entomological Museum before venturing further to the Cape Tribulation National Park.

Start your day with morning pick-up from your hotel, driving north to the Daintree Rainforest. Dating back 135 million years, the rainforest is one of the oldest in the world and is now home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Your guide takes you first to the Daintree River, where you enjoy morning tea before stopping on board a cruise. As you float down the gentle current, look for birds, frogs, crocodiles, and even flying foxes in the flourishing nature around you.

Following your cruise, take lunch by the Daintree Entomological Museum before touring its fascinating exhibits, which house the largest live and dead collection of insects in Australia. Your afternoon is spent visiting the Cape Tribulation National Park, where the beach beckons as you stroll along its coral sands. After a pause for refreshing afternoon tea, begin the return journey, catching sight of the extraordinary and primitive king ferns of the Alexander Range on the way back.

Accommodation: The Palms at Palm Cove or Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Meals included: none

Day 4

Green Island Cruise

Cruise to Green Island, the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef with a lush rainforest. Spend the day exploring this protected Marine National Park—immersing yourself in its surrounding undersea universe teeming with coral and marine life.

Your journey begins aboard a high-speed catamaran steering for the soft, white beaches of Green Island. This 6000-year-old coral cay boasts its own rainforest—the only of its kind in the Great Barrier Reef. Mid-cruise, tune in to your local guide's informative snorkelling and reef presentation.  Upon arrival, step ashore to soak up the turquoise waters, glittering sand, and fringe of emerald palms ringing the island. Climb into a glass-bottom boat and lean over the railings to get an up-close look at a colourful underwater world. Feast your eyes on brilliant colonies of zany Brain Coral, orange sea stars, and scores of blue damselfish flitting to and fro.

If you're craving a swim, strap on a snorkel and mask to see everything up close: black and white angelfish feeding on sponges and striped clownfish nestled amongst anemones. Emerge from the water to amble around the island at your leisure. Relax on the beach to soak up the sun, or choose to indulge in an optional semi-submarine tour, or buffet lunch before cruising back to Cairns.

Accommodation: The Palms at Palm Cove or Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Meals included: none

Day 5

Free Day in Port Douglas

Today is a free day for you to enjoy the sights of Port Douglas at leisure.  

Accommodation: The Palms at Palm Cove or Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Meals included: none

Day 6

Kuranda Railway Tour

Immerse yourself in the ancient, World Heritage-listed rain forest of Tropical North Queensland. Your full-day adventure begins with pickup at your Port Douglas hotel and a ride on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway. During the 1.5-hour journey, wind around mountainous curves and stop briefly at beautiful Barron Gorge for photos.  When you arrive at the station in Kuranda, enjoy several hours of leisure time to spend as you choose. Browse heritage markets and enjoy lunch at a local café (own expense), or select from a variety of optional activities. Join in an indigenous celebration at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park, take an amphibious duck tour at the Rainforestation Nature Park or enjoy an up-close observation of some of Australia’s amazing animals at Birdworld and the Kuranda Koala Gardens.

Accommodation: The Palms at Palm Cove or Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Meals included: none

Day 7

Depart Port Douglas

Your tour concludes today as you check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport home for flights home.

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • 6 nights 4-star hotel accommodation at Oaks Port Douglas resort in a Standard Room on a twin share basis
  • Great Barrier Reef and Snorkel Cruise
  • Green Island Cruise
  • Cape Tribulation and Daintree Forest day tour
  • Kuranda railway tour
  • Roundtrip transfers between the airport and hotel

 

4-star Accommodation

Port Douglas - The Palms at Palm Cove or Ramada Port Douglas Resort or similar in a Standard Room

 

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Booking Conditions

50% deposit option available for all bookings with departures outside of 100 days. If you are departing within the next 100 days, full payment will be due on Checkout.

Exclusions

  • Meals not mentioned
  • All drinks
  • Any additional requests
  • Travel Insurance

 

Child Policy 

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement 

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $899 per person

 

Add On's and Upgrades

Extra night at Oaks Port Douglas Resort in a Standard Room: $330 per room per night on a twin share basis (includes bed and breakfast)

Upgrade to Sheraton Mirage Hotel: $125 per room per night (room only)

To add these to your booking, please send an inquiry to info@traveldream.com.au or call on (03) 7018 8122

Departure Dates


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