Sky & Telescope – GREAT BARRIER REEF PreExtension Tour - 6 - 9 March, 2021

From AUD $2,995.00
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Location: Palm cove, Qld
  • Product code: SATGBR2021

From USD $1,1995 

·        Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

·        Location: Palm Cove - Queensland

·        Product code: SATGBR2021


Saturday, 6 March, 2021

Flying into the northern city of Cairns today, we will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Palm Cove. This quaint coastal village, 25 kilometers north of Cairns, is popular with travellers looking for a relaxing natural environment. Buildings have been restricted to the height of the paperbark trees, a member of the melaleuca family that Captain Cook noted in his diaries as he cruised along the coastline. From your seaside resort, you can walk along the beach or to several restaurants. We've booked dinner in a local restaurant, not too far from the hotel, so you can enjoy a stroll along the esplanade. We have 3 nights at the Reef HousePalm Cove. (D)


Sunday, 7 March, 2021

Cairns has a long history of sugar cane farming, and the Kuranda Railway is a tranquil way to journey through both the history and agricultural land. The town of Kuranda was first settled in 1885 and surveyed by Thomas Behan in 1888 in anticipation of development that would accompany the arrival of the railway. Kuranda Station is one of the earliest stations to be built in Australia. We’ll travel from Cairns by rail and return from the scenic mountaintop by cable carTravel back to Palm Cove for a shower and refresh before dinner on your own in any of the many local restaurants. (B)


Monday, 8 March, 2021

No trip to Australia is complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Journeying out to sea with Calypso Cruises, we depart from the beautiful reef side town of Port Douglas to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, spending a half-day immersed in the tropical waters. Their comfortable vessel travels to Low Isles with only 23 guests and allows approximately 2.5 hours to snorkel and explore this picturesque coral cay. Snorkel in the calm lagoon or view the reef from our glass bottom boat, Calypso's crew will provide tours for guests to learn and appreciate the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Access to the reef is very easy, either from the back of the vessel or from the beach as the reef hugs close to the island. We return to Palm Cove in the afternoon, with a special dinner and stargazing organised at Thala Beach Resort overlooking the stunning Daintree Rainforest coastline. (B,D)


Tuesday, 9 March, 2021

Transferring from Palm Cove after breakfast this morning, we assist you with your flights (not included) to Sydney to meet the Australian Observatory Tour. (B)


Air-conditioned coach transport

Accommodation as stated (4-star)

Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D) as stated

Kuranda Rail and Cable Car experience

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Stargazing dinner at Tharla Beach Resort

Tour Manager

Set of tour documents 


Not included:

International flights or regional scheduled flights not part of tour and/or extension(s)

Passports and cost of same

Meals not noted in the itinerary

Tips and Gratuities

Price per person

$1995 USD - twin/double share

$2340 USD - single room