Experience all the highlights of Queensland, from the Great Barrier Reef to the lush rainforest and the incredible Aboriginal history of the region over two unique days. On the first, delve into the breathtaking underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef on our amazing 5 star luxury cruiser, with an amazing trip on a glass bottom boat. Dive into the crystal clear ocean and snorkel through the breathtaking reef as we go swimming with a myriad of tropical fishes and get up close and personal to one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders.
Uncover the history of this breathtaking region with a full day adventuring into the heart of the Daintree Rainforest and the spectacular Mossman Gorge. Our amazing Aboriginal guides will lead you on a journey deep into the jungle, teaching you how to fish and throw spears, and telling ancient legends and folklore that have been passed down from generation to generation in the world’s oldest living culture. This spectacular two-day extravaganza truly showcases the best of this beautiful region, from the bottom of the ocean to the tips of the trees and everywhere in between!
This epic two-day tour takes in the highlights of the Great Barrier Reef on the first day, before returning you back to your accommodation in Cairns and then picking you up to go exploring the Daintree Rainforest and the Mossman Gorge on the second day. This action-packed itinerary will lead you on a true adventure into the heart of what makes Queensland and the Australian East Coast so special, from the breathtaking nature to the spectacular wildlife and fascinating history.
Our amazing two day Queensland explorer starts with an incredible luxury cruise onboard the beautiful Ocean Freedom. Meet at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 7:15am when we check in and start boarding our luxury catamaran. Tuck into a selection of pastries, fruit and tea and coffee before we set off on our amazing day trip! Sit back and relax as we glide across the ocean on our way out to the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.
After an hour of cruising, we arrive at our breathtaking destination. Witness the incredible underwater world of Upolu Cay Reef as we embark on a Glass Bottom boat tour through the shallow blue waters, catching a glimpse of colourful coral, tropical fish, stingrays, sea cucumbers and starfish. Snorkel through the crystal clear water, and, if the tide is right, we can even land on the perfect white sand and enjoy standing on this little pocket of paradise in the middle of the ocean.
Returning to our luxury cat, we leave Upolu Cay behind and enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch with smoked salmon and prawns and a selection of cold meats, salads and freshly cooked breads as we slowly cruise onto our next destination, the Outer Edge Uplou Reef, also known as the ‘Wonder Wall’. Marvel at this breathtaking wall as it rises up 14 metres from the ocean floor to less than a metre beneath the surface of the waves. This breathtaking wall is the perfect snorkel and dive destination, with countless types of coral, fans, giant calms, sea turtles and a huge array of colourful reef fishes! Enjoy this informative snorkel drift adventure tour with our amazing Marine Naturalist.
We enjoy over six hours of unrushed pleasure on the reef and shallow waters surrounding the Cay. Swim, snorkel and even dive into the tropical depths of the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef before we head back to shore, tucking into a delicious platter of fruit, cheese, crackers and an assortment of cakes with tea and coffee as we cruise home.
Enjoy a relaxing night in the beautiful city of Cairns, before we gear up for a second day of adventuring on our amazing two-day Queensland explorer! We start the trip bright and early, with pick up from your Cairns accommodation at 7:30am. Settle in to our comfortable seats and enjoy the beautiful drive north through the lush green Daintree National Park to the beautiful Cooya Beach, home to the ancinet Kuku Yalanji people.
Explore the diverse ecosystems of Cooya Beach on an incredible two-hour coastal walk, led by the amazing Kubirri Warra brothers. Wander through mangroves and beach to coastal reef, mudflats and lagoons as we uncover the traditions of their ancestors and learn how to throw spears, hunt and fish in the ancient ways. Enjoy our catch of the day with Daintree tea and homemade damper before we head onto our next destination, the beautiful Mossman Gorge.
Mossman Gorge, nestled in the heart of Daintree Rainforest, is home to the oldest living rainforest in the world. Enjoy breathtaking views of pristine jungle as we enjoy a delicious lunch infused with local flavours, regionally sourced produce and even bush tucker for a unique and tasty culinary experience. Experience the highlights of the Mossman Gorge Centre before we embark on a guided interpretive tour through the rainforest, uncovering the stories and legends of the ancient past and taking a dip in a beautiful turquoise pool in the pristine jungle.
You can also choose to add on an incredible Ngadiku Dreamtime walk, where your amazing Aboriginal guides will lead you on an adventure deep into the heart of Mossman Gorge, following private trails and passing traditional homes as we uncover the ancient connection between man and nature.
Our incredible 2-day Queensland adventure ends as we say goodbye to our amazing Aboriginal guides in the breathtaking jungle and enjoy a scenic afternoon drive back to Cairns, reminiscing about your amazing experience exploring the lush rainforest of Daintree National Park and coming face to face with the colourful fish and stunning coral the tropical Great Barrier Reef!
Although we take individual bookings, we require a minimum of 4 people confirmed to operate this tour. If we do not have 4 bookings on your preferred day we will offer you a place on another trip or provide a full refund.
Hotel pick up and drop off is NOT included on OCEAN FREEDOM
We can offer transfers to/from your accommodation in Cairns for $14pp or from the Northern Beaches for $21 per person
Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Ocean Freedom check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, Marlin Marina from 7.15am should you wish to make your own way and not include transfers
What to Bring
7:15am check in at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Marlin Marina
4:30pm return to the marina
2: Daintree Dreaming Tour
This tour can sometimes operate in reverse due to tide times at Cooya Beach
We recommend bringing a packed breakfast or eating before we leave
What to Bring
Rain jacket (October- March is normally hot with heavy rainfall)
Comfortable walking shoes
7:30am pick up Cairns
8am pick up Northern Beaches
9am pick up Port Douglas
6pm drop off Cairns
5:30pm drop off Northern Beaches
5pm drop off Port Douglas