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Explore Cairns + Tour the Daintree + Cruise the Great Barrier Reef + Ride the Spirit of Queensland to Brisbane!

New 2022 departures now available

Five days of affordable fun in the Tropical North! Stay in waterfront accommodation, explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, tour the spectacular Daintree Rainforest, and make friends along the way! To cap it off, this package includes a comfortable overnight rail journey Cairns to Brisbane on the Spirit of Queensland.

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About this holiday

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Tropical Cairns in Queensland's far north and one way on the Spirit of Queensland

Experience two unique UNESCO World Heritage sites - the Great Barrier Reef and The Wet Tropics National Park - before boarding the Spirit of Queensland a one-way overnight rail journey to Brisbane.



This Cairns-Brisbane package includes:

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation at the Hilton Cairns (includes breakfast daily)
  • a Welcome dinner at the Hilton to meet your fellow travellers
  • A full day Great Barrier Reef Cruise (includes lunch)
  • A full day Rainforest Tour including a Dreamtime Gorge Walk and Daintree River Cruise (includes lunch)
  • Travel from Cairns to Brisbane on the Spirit of Queensland in a RailBed (seat by day/bed by night)


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Hilton Cairns Sunrise

Spirit of Queensland (RailBed) - A spacious and comfortable seat by day that converts to a lie-flat bed at night. Enjoy 35 degrees of recline and a wide flat 18.5 inch screen with on-demand entertainment options including movies and music. At night sleep well on a thick mattress topper and comfortable linen, all included in your fare.

Hilton Cairns - A waterfront retreat located on the Cairns waterfront, conveniently located near the Reef Terminal, where the majority of reef trips depart from. Located within walking distance to many of the local cafes and restaurants. The Hilton Guest Rooms offer private balconies with city and mountain views and all rooms offer free Wi-Fi and daily breakfast.

Travel dates


Please note that minimum numbers are required for this group to operate.

  • 07 May to 12 May 2022
  • 28 May to 02 Jun 2022
  • 18 Jun to 23 Jun 2022
  • 30 Jul to 04 Aug 2022
  • 20 Aug to 25 Aug 2022
  • 03 Sept to 08 Sep 2022
  • 08 Oct to 13 Oct 2022

Twin / Double Share Room:

  • QLD Pensioner - from $1269.00 per person
  • Senior - from $1404.00 per person
  • Adult - from $1459.00 per person

Single Room:

  • QLD Pensioner - from $1759.00
  • Senior - from $1894.00
  • Adult - from $1949.00

Want to avoid the single supplement? If you're willing to share, we can happily pair you with another solo traveller. Subject to COVID-19 vaccination, availability of another guest of the same gender willing to share, otherwise a single room rate will apply.

Call our Brisbane based travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your place on this popular tour!

Note: Pricing is subject to change our Travel team will provide you with the most up to date costs.



Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Day 1, Saturday - Arrive Cairns

Make your own way to Cairns, the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest.

On arrival into Cairns, make your way to the Hilton Cairns, located on the waterfront and a short walk to the town centre.

A welcome dinner is included tonight at the Hilton Hotel, a great opportunity to meet your travel at 60 companions for the next few days

  • Stay: Hilton Hotel, Cairns
  • Included meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2, Sunday - Mossman Gorge & The Daintree (full day tour)

Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel before departing on your full day Mossman Gorge & Daintree tour. A unique experience awaits today. Join the Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Gorge Walk at Mossman Gorge, learning of dreamtime legends, bush tucker sources and traditional plant uses before tea, damper and question time with your Indigenous guide. Also included is a delicious lunch at the Daintree Tea House and an informative Daintree River cruise.

You'll return to Cairns late afternoon and tonight is at leisure.

  • Stay: Hilton Hotel, Cairns
  • Included meals - breakfast, lunch

Day 3, Monday - Great Barrier Reef

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, before a full day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Make your way to the Cairns Marina, 270 metres from your accommodation to check in for your cruise.

Enjoy a full day at Moore Reef (including lunch) and enjoy an extensive list of activities such as snorkelling, glass bottom boat and semi-submersible tours to make the most of your four hours on the reef.

For those who prefer to relax, enjoy watching the action from the large pontoon.

Upon return to Cairns late afternoon, tonight will be at leisure to enjoy the local cuisine.

  • Stay: Hilton Hotel, Cairns
  • Included meals - breakfast, lunch

Day 4, Tuesday - a free day

Today is free for you to explore Cairns. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before heading off to discover the many hidden gems in Cairns.

If you prefer to see more of the region, please ask your travel advisor for details on the many sightseeing tours available. Call us on 1300 414 198 now for details.

  • Stay: Hilton Hotel, Cairns
  • Included meals - breakfast

Day 5, Wednesday - Homeward Bound

Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel. This morning you will be met and transferred to the Cairns Railway Station for your Spirit of Queensland journey back to Brisbane.

Sit back and relax as you make your way from Cairns through Far North Queensland and the Whitsundays.

  • Stay: Spirit of Queensland (railbed)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6, Thursday -Arrive Brisbane

This morning, enjoy breakfast as you make your final journey down Queensland's east coast before arriving into Brisbane's Roma Street Station mid-morning.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast



Spirit of Queensland

Luggage - 2 x 20 kg Items per person, with one item of carry on luggage free of charge.

Onboard facilities - Licensed Galley Car open 24 hrs. Alcohol not available between midnight and 10am. • Drinking fountains• Showers and Toilets located in the end of each carriage

Accessibility - Accessible spaces and accessible Premium Economy Seats/RailBeds are available in Car E and Car B as well as signage with raised text, braille and hearing aid loops. Accessible shower/toilet located in the RailBed carriage Band Premium Economy carriage E. Most types of mobility devices can be accommodated on Spirit of Queensland services, however size restrictions do apply. In general, these dimension limits are 720 mm wide by1200 mm long on the Spirit of Queensland.

Please note that Queensland Rail periodically conduct planned and unplanned maintenance to tracks throughout the Queensland Rail network. Disruptions caused by this is out of our control. We will endeavour to advise you as soon as possible of the situation and alternative travel options.

Tours: The Cairns Touring companies can accommodate most mobility concerns, please speak to our Travel Advisors for details.

What should I pack?

  • Lightweight casual clothes with a warm jacket for evenings.
  • Sand shoes or comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Don't forget your camera!

Want to avoid the single supplement? If you're willing to share, we can happily pair you with another solo traveller. Subject to COVID-19 vaccination, availability of another guest of the same gender willing to share, otherwise a single room rate will apply. If we are unable to match you with another traveller the sole use price will be charged.

Couldn't find an answer to your question? Ask us!

Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Minimum numbers are required for the group to operate.

Please note that some operators will require proof of COVID19 vaccinations.