Quicksilver, Kuranda, Cape Trib

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Enjoy a premium 5 star Reef cruise to the Quicksilver Outer Reef activity platform including snorkel gear and a semi-sub tour.  Take the famous Kuranda Train & Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with free time in Kuranda and on your final day view amazing ancient rainforest in the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest on a fully guided day tour to Cape Tribulation including a River Cruise.

Package Inclusions:-

  • Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Semi-Submarine Tour
  • Agincourt Reef destination
  • Kuranda Train & Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Free time to explore Kuranda Village
  • Cape Tribulation & Daintree
  • Full day guided tour
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Return Hotel transfers for all tours



  • Return hotel transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) or Port Douglas included
  • Departs Reef Marina Port Douglas at 10am, returns Port Douglas: 4.30pm

For your experience of a lifetime, discover a world of beauty, vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life when you cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver.

Quicksilver's high-speed wave-piercing catamaran will take you in airconditioned comfort to an exclusive activity platform moored at the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the edge of Australia's Continental Shelf. The Agincourt ribbon reef systems showcase spectacular coral formations, colourful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility.

From the spacious activity platform guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, can experience this stunning reef world in comfort, whether you choose to get wet and snorkel or stay dry and observe. Friendly and attentive crew, including professional marine biologists, are on hand to ensure you enjoy and gain the most from your day. Explore the reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible, discover in the underwater observatory, watch the fascinating fish feeding presentation or snorkel and dive in the beautiful coral gardens.

Your Day Includes:

  • Return Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas Reef Marina
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) and instruction provided
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels – cruise as often as you like!
  • Fish feeding [conducted by crew].

Exciting optional activities (additional cost):

  • introductory and certified scuba diving,
  • Marine Biologist guided snorkel tours,
  • Oceanwalker helmet diving
  • scenic helicopter flights.


Tour Itinerary:

  • Return hotel transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) or Port Douglas included
  • Coach transfer to Freshwater Railway Station
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail departs at 9.45am
  • Free time in Kuranda
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Experience at 3.30pm
  • Depart on return transfer to hotel at 5:20pm.

Kuranda Scenic Railway:
Start your day aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, meandering to the Barron Falls and through mountainside tunnels. This breathtaking journey on one of the world's most scenic train routes will take you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. Stop at Barron Gorge to view the falls before arriving at Kuranda station. Allow 1.5 hours for this journey.

The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the "Village in the Rainforest". Visit the Heritage Markets, which operate daily, or perhaps visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld or the Kuranda Koala Gardens (own expense). Lunch at own expense.

At your scheduled time, board Skyrail for the world's most beautiful rainforest experience. Glide just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable 6 person gondola cabins, before descending to the Barron Falls and Red Peak Rainforest Stations to enjoy a walk through the rainforest or visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre.

  • A one-way Skyrail experience will take approximately 90 minutes to complete, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest.
  • Your experience ends at Skyrail’s Smithfield terminal where your coach will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation

Upgrade Options:

Train Gold Class:
Gold Class has provided a premium experience, giving you the extra comfort and little bit of luxury, and a most memorable experience

  • 9.55am departure from Freshwater station to Kuranda
  • 3.30pm departure from Kuranda to Cairns
  • Dedicated host service
  • Individual seating, lounge-style chairs
  • Ambient, historical décor, including timber look flooring, historical photographs and cedar interior
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen, postcard and postage
  • Souvenir trip guide
  • Optional exclusive tour of the Heritage-Listed Signal Cabin at Kuranda station
  • Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Manago to Go (100% pure mango "ice-cream" style treat), freshly baked muffins with local fruit, Sirromet wines and Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager
  • Welcome drinks served 20 minutes prior to departure:
    - Morning service: tropical mocktails served in the pavilion area
    - Afternoon service: served on-board the train

Diamond View (glass floor) Gondolas not only provide guests with amazing panoramic views of the tropical landscape, Coral Sea and rainforest canopy, tropical landscape and Coral Sea, but also the unique perspective of looking straight down at the treetops to the forest floor.  Maximum 5 people and an average waiting time of 7 minutes. (extra cost)


Discover the unique wilderness area of the World Heritage listed rainforests of both Cape Tribulation & iconic Mossman Gorge with Tropical Horizons, a Eco-Certified nature tourism operator.

Departures: (Daily)

  • Includes return hotel transfers from:
  • Departs Cairns and Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) at 7am, returns approx 6:30pm.
  • Departs Port Douglas at 8:30am. returns approx 5:30pm.


  • GPS Activated Audio Commentary
  • Short tour of Port Douglas
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • 1 hour Daintree River Wildlife Cruise
  • Lunch in a rainforest setting
  • Cape Tribulation Beach guided foreshore walk
  • Alexandra Range Lookout
  • Vehicular cable ferry crossings over the Daintree River
  • Mossman Gorge Centre and guided walking tour

• 1 hour Daintree River Wildlife Cruise - catch a river boat and be guided down the Daintree River where there’s a good chance of catching a glimpse of a lazy crocodile or two, tree snakes, pythons and water birds.

• Cape Tribulation Beach and a guided foreshore walk and Kulki lookout and observe where two of the world's natural wonders converge - the rainforest gives way to white sand and fringing coral reef!

• Alexandra Range Lookout to enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea.
• Vehicular cable ferry crossing over the Daintree River.

• Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre is a special place of significance to the local Ku Ku Yalanji people. The group is transferred by eco-friendly open electric vehicles, which quietly wind their way into the tranquil gorge surrounds. Enjoy an interpretive guided walk of the gorge and experience this ancient rainforest firsthand.

• Return you to your accommodation with wonderful memories of this unique and precious wilderness area.


The tour is operated using the latest GPS activated technology providing over 3hrs of commentary in the following languages- German, Italian, Spanish, French, Japanese and Chinese, delivered with sound effects and music, creating a truly memorable experience. Systems will be provided on day of travel. Feel free to bring your own earphones (3.5mm) or purchase for $3.00.


  • The tours do not need to be taken on consecutive days, please advise if you have preferred dates of travel. All tours depart daily.
  • Lunch not included for Kuranda tour
  • Order of attractions may change on day of travel.

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Guest Reviews

Quicksilver, Kuranda, Cape Trib (2)

I enjoyed all three tours

I enjoyed all three tours but I enjoyed cape trip the best

Posted By Janene McGrath

value for money

Overall it was a good price & value for money. Sheikh & Mishu

Posted By Sheikh Khalid

We will return

Sadly our tour was cancelled due to an accident and the road was then closed, our coach captain kept us informed as soon as possible. As we were flying home the next day a refund was promptly given without hesitation and because of that we will return and travel with same company any where else we holiday at a later date. Our daughter did this same trip a few years ago

Posted By Moya & Bob Summerville

Great day out

It was a great day out & a great way to see the area.

Posted By John Alexander


Really enjoyed the trip - well looked after, well informed, not too rushed and lunch was fabulous! Thanks

Posted By Anne Harris

I learned a great deal

I learned a great deal, for which I am very grateful. Our driver/guide was Shane and he did a superb job. I especially appreciate the input from our aboriginal host in country.

Posted By John Fitzgibbons

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Great relaxing day!

Great relaxing day! Met great people. Enjoyed a couple of walks and visited the Butterfly Sanctuary.

Posted By Jacque Bradley

Excellent trip.

Well organized and managed, very helpful staff with good knowledge, an excellent trip.

Posted By Ian Lowe


Good, could not be happier with the whole experience.
Staff & service excellent.

Posted By Philip Taylor

Lovely experience.

Lovely experience. The only blemish was a bottleneck at the 1st cable car changeover. I would certainly recommend the service and experience.

Posted By Brian Dunham

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A tour not to be missed.

A tour not to be missed when in Cairns old growth forest cableway is fantastic!!!

Posted By Larry H.

Very enjoyable

Many thanks,very enjoyable

Posted By Grant & Valerie Catlin

Excellent trip.

Excellent trip. Picked up on time and returned with no problems. Thanks

Posted By Diane Punter

Very good day

Very nice experience. The lady serving in our compartment in the train was very helpful and accomodating. Thanks for making it a memorable experience. Both the train and sky rail offered great views and we are sure to cherish this trip for years to come. Kuranda was also fantabulous with the things in offer at such a small place. The Frog restaurants food was delicious. The staff concerned with the transfers to the hotel was also very cordial and helped reschedule our trip back home. It was a nice gesture to take the trouble of looking up and arranging for a pick up as we were 30 mins before time. All in all a very good day with family.

Posted By Shivaraj Iyer

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A must do

We cannot wait till next time

Posted By Scott Allen

Exceptional day!

It was an exceptional day! Great service and care by Quicksilver staff.

Posted By Terri Anisko

Excellent day

Was an excellent day, a little rushed with so many people, a little overcrowded! Very promt service, right on time!

Posted By Barry Ayres

Amazed at the experience

We had a fab day the 4 grandchildren were just amazed at the experience have not stopped talking about the swim the dive the fish etc

Posted By Maxine Schofield

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Great day

What a seamless and tension free experience. Your hospitality has made the trip of our lifetime more memorable.

Posted By Swagata Majumdar Bhattacharya

Very well run

So pleased we had organised this in advance as a guided package (we are from NZ) and it was great having a show and all the extra bits they organised for us. Very well run, one of the highlights of our holiday though initially I had thought it was very expensive, after being there and finding out the info I did it was worthwhile. Would have appreciated more time in Kuranda, the drop offs really only take 10 minutes, we were advised about 20-30 minutes and when we did the train up, skyrail and Tuakpkai all in one day with little kids, that extra time would have been best spent at Kuranda.

Posted By Dianne

Really educational

The Tjapukai experience was really educational for myself and my friends from Finland. Their highlight was boomerang and spear throwing.

Posted By Andrew & Marianne Corbett

Thank you so much!

Thanks for organising at short notice everything worked out for us.

Thank you so much!

Posted By Lauren Gilbert


The Cape Tribulation is beautiful and the daintree is just stunning especially when you get to see Crocodiles in their natural habitat. The guide we had Daniel was funny and gave great information about the history around the Daintree, Cape Trib and Port Douglas.

Posted By Julia Selby

Recommend this tour

Did this trip for the second time & thoroughly enjoyed it again - different bus driver so different stories...loved the sights & information handed out not in a great big bus with 50 or more people just a group would recommend this tour also

Posted By Lyn I


Really informative and interesting. Amazing guide

Posted By Jane Paice

Highlight of our visit

This was the highlight of our visit and bus driver/ tour guide Shane was worth more money he was great. So informative and entertaining. Food at lunch was much better than we expected steak cooked to taste wow.
I did email to let you know how much we loved everything thank you

Posted By Kerry Kippax

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