North Queensland Getaway to Discover Chillagoe, the Great Barrier Reef, and the  Daintree Rainforest.

This North Queensland getaway includes exploring the outback and Chillagoe, an overnight stay on the Great Barrier Reef, and one day in the Daintree Rainforest.

During this tour, we visit two World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of North Queensland.

Visitors can do this tour package in the order that suits them best, and you can stay longer than one night on the Great Barrier Reef.

First, discover our North Queensland Outback and Chillagoe’s spectacular limestone caves.

Next, sleep on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and explore this fantastic natural wonder.

Then, spend a day exploring the oldest living rainforest on the planet, the Daintree Rainforest.

Visitors can enjoy this North Queensland Getaway package in any order, and you can do it over more days.

Day 1 – Outback and Chillagoe Caves

Chillagoe Caves








Embark on a remarkable journey back to prehistoric times.  This tour is a wildlife lover paradise, with many Aussie species to spot along the way.

During this tour, visitors can observe small galleries of Aboriginal rock art and jagged limestone outcrops.  The Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park is rich in natural and cultural heritage.

Next, take a step back in time as we travel through historical towns and rolling hills.  Then delve into the history of the copper smelters.  It’s time to enjoy a delicious lunch at the local Aussie outback pub.   After all, we want you to experience the best of Australia.

Then we set off on the Chillagoe cave tour before heading back to Cairns.

Days 2 and 3  Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Cairns








Next, explore one of Australia’s remarkable gifts: the “Great Barrier Reef.”.  Live and sleep on the reef.  See it at its best, day and night!  Snorkel off the boat onto pristine coral reefs that will take your breath away.   During your stay, there will be many opportunities to have unforgettable encounters with marine life, so make sure you have your underwater camera ready.

Step aboard, Cairns Liveaboard Reef Encounter

One of the most unique holiday escapes in Australia.  Enjoy the sunset over the reef, stargaze, snorkel, and scuba dive this stunning coral reef during your stay.

You’ll have time to enjoy the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and the magnificent marine life.


Reef Encounter is a floating hotel on the Great Barrier Reef.  During your time aboard, Reef Encounter will move to different outer Barrier Reef Sites.  Transfers to Reef Encounter are daily via our Vessel Reef Experience.   While you are there, head upstairs at night to see the best views of the Milky Way and Southern Cross.

Reef Encounter Facilities

Air-conditioned ocean-view staterooms Private bathrooms Large dining area, bar and lounge area, Onboard heated spa On board water desalination plant Hydraulic dive and snorkel platform Helipad

Day  4 – Daintree Rainforest


Then journey to the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest.  You boast magnificent coastal Rainforest and pristine tropical beaches.  Take in one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia.  The perfect ending to your North Queensland Getaway.

Next, stop in at beautiful seaside towns along the way.  While we tour Port Douglas, we will view the 4-mile beach from the Flagstaff Hill lookout.

Then experience the magic of the Mossman Gorge.  Next, enjoy a Daintree river cruise through the domain of the large estuarine crocodiles.  The knowledgeable guides will point out an array of wildlife along the way.

Enter the Daintree Rainforest.  As you make your way, marvel at the lush rainforest towering over narrow, winding roads.  Along the way, there are opportunities to take stunning photographs.    Keep an eye out for tree kangaroos and cassowaries along the way.

We will be delighted to assist if you require accommodation during your North Queensland getaway.

Accommodation is only included for the Great Barrier Reef liveaboard. 

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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

Chillegoe limestone Caves, North Queensland

Chillagoe Caves Australian Outback Tour

Chillagoe Caves & Outback

Chillagoe Caves & Outback


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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