Kuranda Rainforest & Great Barrier Reef

Kuranda Rainforest & Great Barrier Reef

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Kuranda Rainforest & Great Barrier Reef

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Australia
Duration#Number of nights offered for the pre cruise or post cruise program.
4-Night Pre-Cruise | 3-Night Post-Cruise

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This journey is made for nature enthusiasts with a healthy spirit for adventure. It begins with a ride aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway, a 21-mile route that passes along steep gorges, tumbling waterfalls and towering peaks. Once in Kuranda, set off on a rainforest expedition that includes gliding above the treetops in a gondola and celebrating ancient customs alongside Australia’s aboriginal people. After exploring the rainforest, dive into further adventures on the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Embark on a five-hour charter, snorkeling two sites teeming with marine life and vibrant coral formations.

Highlights

Kuranda Scenic Railway: Rumble through 15 tunnels and across 37 bridges as you ride this engineering marvel high into the Kuranda Ranges.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: Board a six-passenger gondola and descend from Kuranda to Cairns on a panoramic ride above the rainforest canopy.

Explore the Rainforest Interpretive Centre for an in-depth look at this fragile ecosystem.

Connect with Aboriginal heritage during an immersive celebration of music, dance and art at the Tjapukai Cultural Centre.

Foodie Experience: Enjoy an exotic buffet of indigenous flavors during your visit to the Tjapukai Cultural Centre. Try crocodile, kangaroo, and an array of fresh seafood.

Great Barrier Reef: Snorkel two sites on a five-hour seafaring adventure complete with an onboard marine biologist who’ll provide insight and answer questions.

Sydney City Sights Tour: Discover Australia’s iconic city on a guided tour through its historic streets and exclusive neighborhoods.

Highlights

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway: Rumble through 15 tunnels and across 37 bridges as you ride this engineering marvel high into the Kuranda Ranges.

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: Board a six-passenger gondola and descend from Kuranda to Cairns on a panoramic ride above the rainforest canopy.

  • Explore the Rainforest Interpretive Centre for an in-depth look at this fragile ecosystem.

  • Connect with Aboriginal heritage during an immersive celebration of music, dance and art at the Tjapukai Cultural Centre.

  • Foodie Experience: Enjoy an exotic buffet of indigenous flavors during your visit to the Tjapukai Cultural Centre. Try crocodile, kangaroo, and an array of fresh seafood.

  • Great Barrier Reef: Snorkel two sites on a five-hour seafaring adventure complete with an onboard marine biologist who’ll provide insight and answer questions.

  • Sydney City Sights Tour: Discover Australia’s iconic city on a guided tour through its historic streets and exclusive neighborhoods.

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Land Program Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Arrive in Cairns and check into your local hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. The hotel offers free shuttle service into town to make exploring easy. Perhaps, spend a few hours with the locals along the Esplanade, a favorite gathering spot with lively bars and great restaurants.

  • Day 2
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    Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a rumbling journey across deep gorges and past cascading waterfalls that leads high into the surrounding mountains. Arrive at a rainforest village and enjoy some time to browse the local arts and crafts studios. Later, go for a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide gently above the treetops in a six-person gondola—the views from this height extend all the way to the coast. Stop at the Rainforest Interpretive Centre for further insight into this intricate ecosystem. And, come evening, connect with 40,000 years of Aboriginal history during a celebration featuring traditional songs, dances and exotic foods at the Tjapukai Cultural Centre.

  • Day 3
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    Enjoy an early breakfast before embarking on the day’s Great Barrier Reef snorkeling adventure. This is a special cruise led by indigenous sea rangers, who’ll share the world’s oldest living culture with you in stories passed down through generations. Explore two ideal snorkeling sites on the outer reef. The water is crystal clear. The diversity of marine life is astonishing. The coral formations are brimming with vibrant color. All the gear you need is provided and you’ll be accompanied by a Marine Biologist who’ll gladly answer your questions. Your charter includes a tropical buffet-lunch onboard and available cocktails during the relaxing cruise back to the dock.

  • Day 4
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    Following breakfast, head to the airport to catch your flight to Sydney. Arrive and check into your hotel, after which the rest of the evening is yours to enjoy independently. Stroll along the waterfront for great views of the Opera House and sprawling Sydney Harbour Bridge. Or, simply relax and enjoy some well-earned downtime after your rainforest and reef adventures.

  • Day 5
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    Wake up and embark on a sightseeing tour that provides an immersive look at Australia’s landmark city. Begin with a stroll through ‘The Rocks,’ an enclave of historic streets set in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This leads to a panoramic drive through the heart of the city and into some of its most exclusive neighborhoods. Stop at Bondi Beach, famed for its legendary surf break and delightful cafés. Then, head back into the city by way of Paddington, a beautiful area of Victorian buildings graced with lovely verandas and wrought ironwork. Your tour concludes at the pier, where your Azamara® voyage is all set to begin.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Disembark the ship and tour the sights of Sydney before catching your flight to Cairns. Check into your hotel and the rest of the evening is at your leisure. The hotel offers free shuttle service into town to make exploring easy. Perhaps, spend a few hours with the locals along the Esplanade, a favorite gathering spot with lively bars and great restaurants.

  • Day 2
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    Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a rumbling journey across deep gorges and past cascading waterfalls that leads high into the surrounding mountains. Arrive at a rainforest village and enjoy some time to browse the local arts and crafts studios. Later, go for a ride on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide gently above the treetops in a six-person gondola—the views from this height extend all the way to the coast. Stop at the Rainforest Interpretive Centre for further insight into this intricate ecosystem. Come evening, connect with 40,000 years of Aboriginal history during a celebration featuring traditional songs, dances, and exotic foods at the Tjapukai Cultural Centre.

  • Day 3
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    Fuel up with an early breakfast before embarking on the day’s Great Barrier Reef snorkeling adventure. This is a special cruise led by indigenous sea rangers, who’ll share the world’s oldest living culture with you in stories passed down through generations. Explore two ideal snorkeling sites on the outer reef. The water is crystal clear. The diversity of marine life is astonishing. The coral formations are brimming with vibrant color. All the gear you need is provided and you’ll be accompanied by a Marine Biologist who’ll gladly answer your questions. Your charter includes a tropical buffet-lunch onboard and available cocktails during the relaxing cruise back to the dock.

  • Day 4
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    After breakfast, check out of the hotel and head to the airport to catch your outbound flight.

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