It all Starts in Cairns – aka the Gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef…

Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard

Enjoy as many nights as you choose on the Great Barrier Reef. Reef Encounter is the perfect destination for anyone wishing to experience the Great Barrier Reef in comfort and style.

Daintree Rainforest Day Tour

Head to the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest. Along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia you’ll visit the beautiful Palm Cove, see the seaside village of Port Douglas, visit the magical “Mossman Gorge”, and take a Daintree River Cruise before arriving to Cape Tribulation – of the Daintree National Park.

Daintree Rainforest Itinerary

  • Tour of Palm Cove
  • Rex Lookout: photograph opportunities of one of the best coastal drives in Australia
  • Driving town tour of Port Douglas, including Flagstaff hill lookout overlooking four mile beach
  • Spectacular Mossman Gorge: guided walk and swim option (if time or weather permits)
  •  A delicious lunch, tropical fruit tasting
  • Morning Tea
  • Daintree River Cruise: try your luck at Crocodile and wildlife spotting
  •  World Heritage Rainforest/Areas
  • Fully guided walks- Rainforest Boardwalks in a unique environment of rainforest Alexandra lookout–coastal views over Daintree River mouth, Low Isles, Snapper Island and beyond to the Great Barrier Reef
  •  Cape Tribulation beach: “where the rainforest meets the reef”
  • Daintree Ice cream company- optional and popular local stop (own expense)
  • Daintree River cable ferry crossing
  • (Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, operational or unforseen circumstances)

Daintree Rainforest Inclusions

  • Small group offering unrivaled, friendly and personal service
  • Air Conditioned comfortable late models vehicles
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Daintree Ferry
  • Morning Tea & Lunch
  • National Park Fees & Permits
  • Experienced Local Guides
  • Interpretation: friendly, knowledgeable Naturalist/Eco/World Heritage accredited guides

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat,
  • sunscreen,
  • sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash for optional purchases
  • Water & Water Bottle
  •  Insect Repellent
  • Rain coat/Umbrella if looks like rain
from $834
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Twin Bed Stateroom Cabin - Reef Encounter

Reef Encounter Stateroom

Twin Share

2 x Single beds, ensuite Stateroom. Share with another guest

Daintree Rainforest Tour

Cairns, Beaches, Port Douglas

Experience World Heritage-listed location in style and comfort on this one day Daintree Rainforest package.



2 Reviews for “Reef Liveaboard & Rainforest”

  1. Brody

    Totally agree with the other comment about Jim being an amazing tour guide! Had the whole group laughing in between sharing his immense knowledge of all things Australia. Would 100% recommend booking this adventure for your next trip to Cairns!

  2. Maria Marvin

    Jim was absolutely the BEST! High energy, positive,knowledgeable, funny! He kept our interest and attention. We learned so much about Australia. The bus was comfortable and Jim kept us safe. We really enjoyed our day exploring.


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