Reef Encounter and Daintree Rainforest

The Reef Encounter and Daintree Rainforest tour package starts with an overnight stay onboard Reef Encounter. Next, there is a day tour to the oldest rainforest in the world, the Daintree Rainforest.

Our first option allows you to stay for one or several nights at the Great Barrier Reef.

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Reef Encounter

Reef Encounter offers an unparalleled experience to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef in comfort and style. As a liveaboard vessel in Cairns, Reef Encounter allows guests to immerse themselves in this natural wonder for multiple days and nights, creating memories that last a lifetime.

Onboard Reef Encounter

The vessel boasts modern amenities, spacious accommodations, and a dedicated crew committed to ensuring guests’ comfort and satisfaction. Whether you’re a seasoned diver, a snorkelling enthusiast, or simply seeking a relaxing getaway, Reef Encounter caters to all levels of experience and preferences.

The Great Barrier Reef

With its prime location on the Great Barrier Reef, Reef Encounter offers easy access to some of the world’s most pristine dive sites and vibrant marine ecosystems. From colourful coral gardens teeming with aquatic life to breathtaking underwater landscapes, every moment spent exploring the reef is filled with awe and wonder.

In addition to world-class diving and snorkelling experiences, Reef Encounter offers a range of onboard activities and amenities to enhance your stay. Relax on the spacious sun deck, indulge in delicious meals prepared by onboard chefs, or soak in the beauty of the surrounding ocean views.

Whether you’re embarking on a solo adventure, a romantic getaway, or a family vacation, Reef Encounter promises an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • A fully air-conditioned 35-metre catamaran hotel designed for the utmost stability and comfort at Sea
  • Large dining saloon
  • TV and lounge area
  • Outdoor, freshwater hot-tub
  • Spacious sundeck with sun loungers
  • Fully licenced bar
  • Large, easy-access dive and snorkel platforms
  • Helicopter pad on the roof for low-flying scenic helicopter tours over the coral reef as your transfer to/from Reef Encounter (optional extra)

Liveaboard Cairns Accommodation

  • Check-in time: 10.00 am Check-out time: 8 am
  • Spacious, air-conditioned stateroom with reef views
  • All staterooms have an ensuite bathroom with a toilet and shower
  • Towels and toiletries provided (soap, shampoo and conditioner)
  • All staterooms have Australian power outlets

Daintree Rainforest tour Description

You will head to the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest on this day. Discover magnificent coastal rainforest and pristine tropical beaches stretching from the sugar town of Mossman to the Bloomfield River, all within 3 hours from Cairns.

Your journey to the rainforest

This tour starts in Cairns and travels to Cape Tribulation (the headlands of the Daintree Rainforest) along with one of Australia’s most scenic coastal roads.  Along the way, pass through beautiful Palm Cove and continue north to the seaside village of Port Douglas, where you will enjoy a stop at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, overlooking Four Mile Beach and the historic St Mary’s by the Sea.

Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge

Next, we travel to the southern edge of Daintree National Park, the spectacular “Mossman Gorge,” surrounded by lush rainforest.

The clear mountain river cuts through thick rainforest and tumbles over boulders on its journey to the Sea.

Enjoy a morning tea of bush scones, then a guided walk through the tropical rainforest.

Then, we travel further north towards the Daintree. We will stop at a Tea House for a delicious lunch.

After lunch, we cruise along the Daintree River, spotting crocodiles, tree snakes, butterflies, and abundant birdlife.

Spot crocodiles in their natural habitat!

After your wildlife spotting cruise, you will cross the mighty Daintree River on a cable ferry.  We then enter the Cape Tribulation section of the Daintree National Park.  Along the way, we will stop at Alexandra Lookout.  Then, enjoy a guided walk along boardwalks and visit a tower to enjoy the spectacular views.

Arrive at Cape Tribulation

The next stop is Cape Tribulation. Your experienced local naturalist will take you on guided walks through the Daintree rainforest while you discover the spectacular biodiversity of the oldest living rainforest in the world. After that, we will stop at Kulki Lookout and Cape Tribulation Beach – where the rainforest meets the Reef.

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Twin Bed Stateroom Cabin - Reef Encounter

Reef Encounter Stateroom

Twin Share

2 x Single beds, ensuite Stateroom. Share with another guest

Daintree Rainforest Tour

Cairns, Beaches, Port Douglas

Experience World Heritage-listed location in style and comfort on this one day Daintree Rainforest package.




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