Reef Encounter and Daintree Rainforest

Reef Encounter and Daintree Rainforest tour package starts with an overnight stay onboard Reef Encounter.  Next, a day tour to the oldest rainforest in the World, the Daintree Rainforest.

Our first option allows you to stay for one or several nights at the GBR.

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Reef Encounter

Reef Encounter is a fantastic way to experience the  Great Barrier Reef.

Accommodation is in a Stateroom, all with a Reef view and private bathrooms.  While you are on board, our Chef will prepare delicious and nutritious meals.

Once you have checked into your room, it’s time to explore the Great Barrier Reef and choose the activities that suit you best.

Activities onboard include snorkelling, introductory and certified scuba diving, and dive lessons.

For anyone who is not comfortable in the water, the crew will get in the water to assist you, and you can also do a glass-bottom boat tour.

After several water sessions, relax and enjoy the sunset over one of the seven natural wonders of the World.

Reef Encounter offers all the luxury facilities of a reef resort while floating on the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Explore the best of the Great Barrier Reef

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • A fully air-conditioned 35-metre catamaran hotel designed for the utmost stability and comfort at Sea
  • Large dining saloon
  • TV and lounge area
  • Outdoor, freshwater hot-tub
  • Spacious sundeck with sun loungers
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Large, easy-access dive and snorkel platforms
  • Helicopter pad on the roof for low-flying scenic helicopter tours over the coral reef as your transfer to/from Reef Encounter (optional extra)

Liveaboard Cairns Accommodation

  • Check-in time: 10.00 am Check-Out time: 8.00 am
  • Spacious, air-conditioned Stateroom – with reef views
  • All staterooms have an ensuite bathroom with a toilet and shower
  • Towels and toiletries provided (soap, shampoo and conditioner)
  • All staterooms have Australian power outlets

Daintree Rainforest tour Description

You will be heading to the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest on this day.  Discover magnificent coastal rainforest and pristine tropical beaches stretching from the sugar town of Mossman to the Bloomfield River, all within 3 hours from Cairns.

Your journey to the rainforest

This tour starts in Cairns and travels to Cape Tribulation (the headlands of the Daintree Rainforest) along with one of Australia’s most scenic coastal roads.  Along the way, pass through beautiful Palm Cove and continue north to the seaside village of Port Douglas, where you will enjoy a stop at flagstaff hill lookout, overlooking Four Mile Beach and the historic St Mary’s by the Sea.

Mossman Gorge

Next, we travel to the southern edge of the Daintree National Park, the spectacular “Mossman Gorge”  surrounded by lush rainforest.

The clear mountain river cuts through thick rainforest and tumbles over boulders on its journey to the Sea.

Enjoy a morning tea of bush scones, then a guided walk through the tropical rainforest.

Then we travel further north towards the Daintree.  We will stop at a Tea House for a delicious lunch.

After lunch, we cruise along the Daintree River, spotting crocodiles, tree snakes, butterflies and an abundance of birdlife.

Spot Crocodiles in their natural habitat!

After your wildlife spotting cruise, you will cross the mighty Daintree River on a cable ferry.  We then enter the Cape Tribulation section of the Daintree National Park.  Along the way, we will stop at Alexandra Lookout.  Then enjoy a guided walk along boardwalks and visit a tower to enjoy the spectacular views.

Arrive at Cape Tribulation

The next stop is Cape Tribulation.  Your experienced local naturalist will take you on guided walks through the Daintree rainforest while discovering the spectacular Biodiversity of the oldest living rainforest in the World.  After that, we will stop at Kulki lookout and Cape Tribulation Beach – where the rainforest meets the Reef.

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