Backpacker's 4 day/5 night Reef & Rainforest
Prices from $426 AUD

 

Our ever popular Backpackers Reef & Rainforest Package is a great way to experience what Cairns and the surrounding area has to offer. With 3 tours over 4 days, as well as 1 nights accommodation at Cape Tribulation and 4 nights in Cairns' most popular hostel. You'll get to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef as well as see some incredible Rainforest at Cape Tribulation. We've also included a great tour of the Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls. Maybe check out our suggested add-ons to personalise this incredible package.    

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Features

  • 4 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
  • Full Day Waterfall Tour incl Breakfast
  • Full Day Reef Trip incl lunch
  • 2 Day / 1 Night Cape Trib Tour
  • Four nights dorm accomm in Cairns
  • Flexible Itinerary
  • Airport Pick-Up (no drop off)

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Prices

From 1/04/2016 to 31/03/2018 per person  
Backpacker 4 day / 5 night package reef tour,
waterfall tour,
o'nite cape trib,
4 nights dorm accom
$426.00
+ Extra Night Cairns (Dorm) add an extra nights dorm accommodation in Cairns $28.00
+ Extra Night Cape Trib (Dorm) extend your stay at Cape Tribulation $25.00
+ Wildlife Habitat add a guided visit to the Wildlife Habitat (please note the visit to Wildlife Habitat replaces free time in Port Douglas) $27.00
+ Jungle Surfing (Cape Trib) unique rainforest ropes experience - cape tribulation $105.00
+ Jungle Night Bushwalk (Cape Trib) guided nightime bushwalk at Cape Tribulation $45.00
+ Horseriding - AM (Cape Trib) Beginners to Experienced - Pick up at 8 am return to resorts by 10 am $110.00
+ Horseriding - PM (Cape Trib) Beginners to Experienced - Pick up at 12.30pm return to resorts by 2.30pm $110.00
+ Tully River Whitewater Rafting full day whitewater rafting (plus a levy of $30) $179.00
+ Party Tour Night time Party Tour (saturday & wednesday nights) $40.00
+ Sunset Cruise 90 minute sunset cruise on Trinity Inlet (Cairns Harbour) incl welcome drink. $46.00
Additional Costs: $35 APF membership applies to all skydiving, $30 insurance levy applies to whitewater rafting - scuba diving subject to medical conditions, 18+ with ID for party tour

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Our 4 day / 5 night backpacker package includes 5 nights dorm accommodation (4 nights Cairns and 1 night in Cape Tribulation), an arrival airport transfer, a day tour on the Great Barrier Reef, a full day waterfalls tour and a 2 day trip at Cape Tribulation with an overnight. Want a double room? We can also help you! 

Day #

Activity

Accommodation

Night 1

Arrive Cairns - Airport Transfer (if needed)

Gilligans Backpackers

Day 1 / Night 2

Great Barrier Reef Tour

Gilligans Backpackers

Day 2 / Night 3

Waterfalls Tour

Gilligans Backpackers

Day 3 / Night 4

Cape Tribulation 2 days / 1 night

Choice of 2 Hostels

Day 4 / Night 5

Cape Tribulation 2 days / 1 night

Gilligans Backpackers

Most of the tours can operate every day (except the waterfalls tour which is only available on monday to friday), so we can change it around to suit your exact itinerary.

Day 1 - Full Day Snorkel/Dive trip to the Reef

 

 

Escape for an unforgettable day to the Great Barrier Reef onboard Cairns' funnest reef day trip. Try snorkelling at 2 outer Great Barrier Reef locations amongst fantastic coral formations teeming with colourful tropical fish and an abundance of exotic marine life. Relax on the huge sundeck, see the reef from the glass bottom boat (extra charge) or go scuba diving (extra charge)! 

 

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 Day 2 - Full Day Waterfalls & Tablelands Tour

 

 

Come with us for the day! A full day tour including a great morning tea!!!

Bring swimming costumes, towel, walking shoes, change of clothes and a smile!

Experience a day you'll remember for years.

We stop along the way so you can buy lunch or you are welcome to bring your own.


We depart Cairns by 7:45am and get back around 8:00pm

So expect a full fun day! On the this day trip we will visit Babinda Boulders, Josephine Falls, the Atherton Tablelands, Gallo's Chocolate & Cheese Factory, Milla Milla Falls, Lake Eacham and Crawfords Lookout.

  

      

 

 Days 3 & 4 Overnight Tour to Cape Tribulation & the Daintree

 

Cape Tribulation is located in the heart of the Daintree National Park World Heritage Area, which contains the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforests in the world. Estimated to be over 100 million years old, the Wet Tropics area is home to around 50% of Australia's plant and animal species with many species found nowhere else in the world.
The drive between Cairns and Cape Tribulation weaves its way past beautiful white sandy beaches and some of the most picturesque scenery in Australia.This great value Cape Tribulation tour includes the highlights

  • Transfers to and from your accommodation
  • Professional, friendly naturalist tour guide
  • Guided walk through Mossman Gorge National Park
  • 1 hour famous Daintree River Crocodile / Wildlife Cruise
  • Free time in Port Douglas / optional visit to a wildlife park.
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Breathtaking views of North Queensland & scenic lookouts
  • World Heritage Daintree National Park

Your 2 Days

  • After being picked up from your accommodation, we will travel by air-conditioned vehicles via one of the most renowned scenic coastal roads in Australia, the World Heritage Listed Captain Cook Highway.
  • 8.30am-9.15am: Port Douglas - Take in the spectacular scenic coastal drive north of Cairns, before you enjoy free time in Port Douglas to soak up the village atmosphere along with a brief tour of 4 mile beach or enjoy an optional visit to the world famous Wildlife Habitat.
  • 10.00am-11.00am: Mossman Gorge National Park - Enjoy a guided rainforest walk and see the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River cascade over spectacular boulder formations amongst the lush rainforest. National Park entrance fee included in tour price.
  • 12.30pm - 1.15pm: hostel pickups and droppoffs
  • Day 2 - 1.15pm-1.45pm: Cape Tribulation Beach - Kick back and relax under the fringing rainforest of the Daintree where the "Rainforest meets the Reef"! Enjoy a walk or a swim (seasonal), at this beautiful historic beach location.
  • Day 2 - 3.00pm - 4.00pm: Daintree River Wildlife Cruise - Our journey continues to the majestic Daintree River for a 1 hour Wildlife and Crocodile exploration. This is a rare location to see wildlife at play in their native habitat.

 

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4 Nights Dorm Accommodation

 

 

Stay in an 8 share ensuite dorm room at Gilligans. Gilligan's offers a variety of room types to suit the taste of all our guests. All the rooms are air conditioned and all have ensuite bathrooms. Each floor has its own fully equipped kitchen, in house high speed internet facilities and a TV room for those well deserved lazy days. Gilligans is also one of Cairns best known nightspots.

Also included as part of this package is a FREE airport pickup (drop off at your cost).

 

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Some Popular Add-ons to this package

 

Full Day Tully River Whitewater Rafting

 

Experience the world famous Tully River, it is considered as one of the best white water rafting rivers in Australia and New Zealand. And definately the best white water rafting in Cairns. This awesome adventure is located in spectacular surroundings only 2 hours south of Cairns, with departures available from Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Mission Beach/Tully. It's a full days rafting, with over 5 hours on the water. Lunch is included as well as return coach transfers from your accommodation.

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Party Bus Tour

 

Ultimate Party town Cairns is well known for it's awesome nightlife - it has a great selection of bars and nightclubs which will keep you entertained until the wee hours.  Why not join the Ultimate Party Tour Pub Crawl - so you get to experience  the best nightlife that Cairns has to offer, as well as play some fun party games and meet some new people.  Everyone is welcome!

Join Cairns most Popular Party Tour / Pub Crawl. Ultimate Party has been showing travellers and locals alike the best nightlife Cairns has to offer for almost 10 years. The party tours run on Tuesday and Saturday Nights. Don't worry if this doesn't fit your schedule, we also have an alternate for Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

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 Tandem Skydive

Tandem Skydiving has become one of the most popular adventure activities in Australia. Almost anyone over the age of 14 years can jump. Tandem jumps are the best way how to introduce yourself into the world of skydiving, and once you start, IT’S ADDICTIVE!!! It's FUN, it's SAFE, it's EASY and it's the ultimate adrenalin rush, come and join us for the ultimate experience of your life.

Skydive Cairns has it all when it comes to choosing where to do your skydive. This half day adrenaline activity takes approx. 3-4 hrs in a warm tropical climate and has spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforests. Why look else where?

 

 

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 Sunset Cruise

Imagine enjoying a complimentary cold drink whilst relaxing after an action packed day, all with a stunning tropical sunset silhouetting the Cairns Esplanade. A sunset cruise onboard the MV Crocodile Explore is equally the perfect end to a busy day or the perfect start to an unforgettable evening!

Our friendly crew will meet you on boarding with a complimentary refreshment. Departing at 5.30pm, this cruise allows you to take in the beautiful views of the mangroves and waterways of Cairns Harbour, all with the backdrop of the sun setting behind Cairns surrounding Mountains. Enjoy a complimentary welcome drink and nibbles, with a fully licenced bar on board.

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Cape Tribulation 1/2 day Tours

With this package you'll have a free afternoon, evening and morning to yourself whilst in Cape Tribulation. We have a variety of half day and evening tours that will allow you to maximise your time in the Daintree.

Jungle Surfing
is a new and exciting way to see the rainforest up close. Explore the rainforest canopy by zip line. This is available as both a morning or afternoon option and can also be packaged with the night bushwalk and/or sunset seakayak tour.

A Night Time Bush Walk is an exciting way to see the Daintree Rainforest, a large percentage of the rainforests animals are nocturnal and therefore can't be seen during the day. This activity can be packaged with Jungle Surfing and/or a sunset kayak tour.

Sunset Kayak Tour. Explore the daintree coast via seakayak, it's the ultimate way to explore the Daintree coast's beaches, fringing reefs, mangroves and Marine wildlife.

Half Day Reef Snorkelling The reef's much closer to Cape Tribulation than it is to Cairns so why not take advantage of a half day snorkelling trip. There's ample time to do this trip on the afternoon you arrive.

Horseriding Enjoy a ride through the rainforest trails and along the beach at Cape Tribulation. This is available both mornings and afternnon and is suitable for beginners.

 

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