Tropical North Queensland Getaway

This Tropical North Queensland Getaway includes chasing waterfalls and the Great Barrier Reef.

First, spend a beautiful day on the Great Barrier Reef and cool off in the Atherton Tablelands.    Explore stunning Waterfalls and crater lakes. This Tropical North Queensland package is flexible and can fit into your holiday itinerary.

Great Barrier Reef

This day visits the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

Included in this tour are snorkelling, scuba diving and a glass-bottom boat tour.

Underwater is where the true beauty of this coral reef is.  Dive in to find over 1500 species of brightly coloured fish and 44 species of coral.

This tour includes two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations.   While you are snorkelling, keep an eye out for sea turtles and lagoon rays.


Tablelands and Waterfalls Adventure

Jump aboard Gus the Wonder Bus for a fantastic, fun tour.

This Uncle Brian’s tour is a full day filled with fun adventures.

Along the way, we will visit ancient coastal Rainforests and the Atherton Tablelands.

While on this tour, swim in stunning waterfalls and float in a volcanic crater lake.


  • Magnificent Waterfalls
  • Great Barrier Reef



  • This day begins with a visit to the Babinda Boulders.  Then enjoy a delicious morning tea and then a walk and a swim.
  • From here, journey to Josephine Falls. Enjoy a short rainforest walk before sliding down a stunning waterfall.
  • Next drive to the beautiful Tablelands and the famous Millaa Millaa Falls.   Along the way Uncle Brian will keep you amused and entertained.
  • Next is lunch at the Falls Tea House with a selection of cold roast meats, salads and vegetarian meals.
  • Freshly brewed local tea and coffee and freshly baked cake is available for dessert.
  • Millaa Millaa Falls, This waterfall is one of the most photographed in Australia.
  • Delicious afternoon tea of hot chocolate and muffins.
  • Then a swim or stroll around Lake Eacham.
  • Next Platypus spotting. It’s a beautiful moment when you see one.
  • Then relax by a volcanic crater lake before the exciting journey home with Uncle Brian.

Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

  • 07:30 – First board Reef Experience vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns
  • 08:00 – Next cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 08:30 – BBQ Breakfast roll with bacon and Egg Rolls
  • 8:40 –   Along the way, a detailed dive and snorkelling briefing
  • 09:30 – Then arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel and dive
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Next Cruise to our second location
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese and biscuits
  • 16:30 – Then  arrive back in Cairns


This Tropical North Queensland tour includes Waterfalls

  • Morning and afternoon drinks and snacks.
  • Delicious home-cooked two-course lunch.
  • Visit ancient Rainforests.
  • Babinda Boulders
  • Experience the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands.
  • Swimming, walking and just relaxing.
  • Milla Milla Falls
  • Josephine Falls
  • Lake Eacham
  • Yungaburra 
  • Friendly and relaxed company.
  • Fun-filled day!
  • Pick up and return from/to your Cairns CBD accommodation.


Great Barrier Reef

  • Pick up and drop off from Cairns CBD accommodation
  • Unlimited morning and afternoon Snorkeling at 2 Outer Great Barrier Reef Locations
  • Guided Snorkel Tours – Non-swimmer snorkel tours included throughout the day for those who require assistance in the water
  • Buoyancy vests, noodles and Wetsuits are included and available f
  • Snorkelling equipment and tuition
  • FREE Certified or Resort Scuba Dive (no-experience necessary)
  • Glass bottom boat tours (Glass bottom boat tours are weather permitting)
  • The interactive Marine Biology Presentation
  • Breakfast, Bacon and Egg BBQ rolls, coffee, tea and fruit platter
  • Reef friendly sunscreen
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Then Enjoy cheese,  fruit platters, wine or cordial with biscuits as we cruise back to  Cairns.
  • Tea and coffee
  • Water Drinking fountain
  • Bus Transfers to and from your Cairns City accommodation included
  • Reef tax, fuel levy and national park fees.

Optional Extras

Great Barrier Reef

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Biologist guided snorkel tour
  • Underwater digital camera hire
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Bar purchases – soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc
  • Great Barrier Reef Guided dives for qualified scuba divers
  • Prescription masks
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area

What to bring

Great Barrier Reef

  • Cash or credit Card
  • Togs, towel and Hat
    Voucher if applicable
    Proof of certification if you’re a Certified Diver


  • Sense of fun
  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat
  • Swimming Gear
  • Walking Shoes/Sandals
  • Towel
  • Change of Warm Clothes

Important Information

Great Barrier Reef Important Information

Queensland, Australia, has  strict scuba diving rules.   The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us, and all reef operators are must follow these regulations.

To avoid disappointment please complete our dive medical questionnaire.   Some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Reef Experience Medical Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please get in touch with our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us.

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms’ AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single decompression scuba dive, do not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours.

For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.

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