DreamTrips - Rainforest & Reef Retreat in Cairns

About Your Trip

Don’t forget to pack your waterproof camera for this sun- and fun-filled DreamTrip to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, a place of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy several days of exploring the land and sea as you travel from Cairns to Green Island and back.

Start your

adventure at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park where you’ll learn about the heritage of the indigenous people of the region. Take in breathtaking views of roaring waterfalls and the lush, tropical canopy before gliding over the immense Barron Gorge National Park on the Skyrail® Rainforest Cableway — a unique experience that includes time for walking the pathways and more at 2 of the stations. Board an authentic timber train carriage on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and journey by train through the Wet Tropics of Queensland, one of the oldest rainforests in the world. The next day, you’ll visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, located within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, where you’ll learn about the relationship between Australia’s animals and their natural habitat.

Then, from your private retreat on Green Island, you’ll cruise through the Coral Sea to a platform in the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Strap on complimentary snorkeling gear and swim in the warm, clear waters of the coral reef. A semi-submersible is at the ready for those who want to stay dry yet still view the amazing marine life. For even more fun, join an educational talk in the underwater observatory. Take a break and relax on the sundeck. Some activities, such as scuba diving, are at an additional fee.

While staying at Green Island Resort, you can indulge in activities designed for all ages and energy levels. Take a self-guided walking tour, a complimentary guided tour along the Interpretive Boardwalk or a complimentary guided nighttime nature walk. An assortment of equipment is available for guests to fully enjoy the sand, sun and surf.

What we love:
• Skyrail Rangers offer interactive boardwalk tours, while Barron Falls Station features a Rainforest Interpretation Centre with engaging learning experiences for all ages.
• The Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures sanctuary features more than 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) of paths and boardwalks, allowing visitors to become completely immersed in their surroundings among dense flora and protected wildlife.
• On Green Island, you can stroll the boardwalk that starts at one end, passes by the crocodile park at Marineland Melanesia and makes its way through the rainforest to a beach at the other end.
• Spanning more than 1,300 miles (2,092 kilometers) in the Coral Sea off northeastern Australia’s Queensland coast, Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

What's Included
Your DreamTrip includes 7 days and 6 nights in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, as well as:
• Full-day tour of Kuranda; includes admission fees, ticket for Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, English-speaking guide and transportation by private coach.
• Half-day visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures; includes transportation by private coach.
• Great Barrier Reef excursion; includes morning and afternoon tea, snacks (return trip only), environmental management charge (EMC), snorkeling equipment and demonstration, buoyancy vests, and transportation.
• Round-trip boat transfers between Cairns and Green Island. See Transportation and Additional Information sections for more details.
• 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.


Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Cairns Airport (CNS), approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside for your arrival.

Transfer by boat is included for your departure from Green Island to the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns at 9:45 a.m.*, noon, 2:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. (about 50 minutes each way). From Reef Fleet Terminal, you will be required to make your own arrangements to the departure airport, or Cairns Airport (CNS), which is approximately 4.5 miles (7 kilometers) away from the terminal.

*Please note: Transfer service from the hotel to the Reef Fleet Terminal is not available prior to 9:45 a.m.

Hotel Details
Family-friendly Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside overlooks the picturesque Trinity Bay from its vantage point in North Cairns. It’s a short walk to the Botanical Gardens and busy Esplanade dotted with restaurants and souvenir shops.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant and 1 cocktail lounge and wine bar, plus 24-hour in-room dining.
• 1 outdoor pool.
• Concierge service and currency exchange.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Standard Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Extra bed available in rooms with king bed.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
• Hairdryer and bathrobe and slippers to use during your stay.
• Satellite television.
• Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
• Guest-room refrigerator (consumption of minibar items at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
209-217 The Esplanade
Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia


Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.

Guests at Green Island Resort enjoy easy access to an expansive white-sand beach and the Great Barrier Reef. The resort features a variety of amenities and facilities, including private balconies, room service, glass-bottom boat tours, fish-feeding and more.

Hotel features:
• 2 restaurants, 1 ice cream and snack shop and 1 poolside bar, plus private guest lounge and in-room dining.
• 1 private outdoor pool and 1 outdoor pool for day visitors.
• Spa services available.
• Concierge and 24-hour reception services.
• Complimentary activities available, including glass-bottom boat tours, nature or rainforest walks and fish-feeding demonstrations.

Island Suite accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Extra bed available in suites with king bed.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.

Both room types include:
• Private balcony.
• Air conditioning and ceiling fans.
• Bathroom with separate bathtub and shower.
• Hairdryer, towels, linens and bathrobes to use during your stay.
• In-room safe.
• Television.
• Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in the guest lounge.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 10 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Green Island Resort
Green Island
Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia

Pricing for children for this resort may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.

Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotels may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of WorldVentures™ and Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia or WorldVentures.

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209-217 The Esplanade, 4870
Cairns
28 November , Wednesday 15:00

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