Top 3 Cairns Tour Packages, Tips on How to Choose!

Top 3 Cairns Tour Packages, Tips on How to Choose!

Top 3 Cairns Tour Packages, Tips on How to Choose!


Top 3 Cairns Tour Packages, Tips on How to Choose!


Welcome to our latest article on the Top 3 Cairns Tour Packages, Tips on How to Choose!


The best way to choose a Cairns tour package is to start looking at the reef tour option first.


There are many Cairns reef tours, the 3 main things that set them apart are; the 3 different ways that you can visit the reef.


You can visit the reef from an Island or Sandy Cay. You can visit the reef from a floating platform or pontoon and you can also visit the reef from a day snorkel/dive boat.


Why does it matter you may ask? Read on to learn about the Top 3 Cairns Tour Packages, our top Tips on How To Choose the Perfect Package for You!


Tip Number-01: Visit the reef from an Island. Generally, a nice easy way to get in and out of the water, nice shallow clear water, white sand and a great option if you have kids. Generally also a good option for people who only want to swim a little bit, and perhaps like the safety of land. If you like the idea of visiting the reef from an Island please have a look at the 2 x Day Cairns Tour Package that visits Michaelmas Cay. This sandy cay has some of the best shallow water reefs that can be found around any of the Islands near Cairns.


Tip Number-02:  Visit the reef from a Pontoon or what is more commonly known as a platform. These are large man-made Islands that site very close to the Outer Barrier Reef systems. These are great for people who would like to try snorkeling but who also would like to try the Glass Bottom Boat, Semi-Submarines and Underwater Observatories. Pontoons are great for families with Children and also adults that do not swim. Visit the 3 x Day Cairns Tour Package that visits Moore Reef with Reef Magic Cruises. Voted as one of the best Cairns Reef tour companies in Cairns for 2015.


Tip Number-03: Visit the reef from a day Snorkel & Dive Boat. Trips like these are for people who can swim and would perhaps even like to try introductory scuba diving (First Time Scuba Diving) No experience necessary (As long as you are medically fit with no asthma). Day snorkel & dive boats are for the more adventurous type person. Someone who loves to get into the water and try snorkeling as much as possible. They are also good for the already certified scuba diver. The person who already has their dive license. Visit the 3 x Day Cairns Tour Package with the day Snorkel & Dive boat called Silverswift from Cairns. Silverswift is the only day boat in Cairns to visit 3 outer reef locations in the one day.


Based on the above information you should now understand the 3 different ways to visit the reef. With this new found knowledge you then look at the 2-day tour options of the Cairns Tour Packages.


The 2nd day and 3rd-day options in the above Cairns tour packages are based around visiting the surrounding rainforests of Cairns.


Visit Kuranda Village!


The first most important day tour to the rainforest is a trip to Kuranda. Kuranda is a small village located around 20 klm to the West of Cairns city. The best way to visit Kuranda is with a Kuranda day tour that includes a bus transfer to and from you Hotel. This will pick you up in the morning and take you to the Freshwater Train Station. From there you sit back and enjoy the 1.5 hour journey thru Barron Gorge National Park until you arrive in Kuranda.


Spend 2 or 3 hours in Kuranda Village before returning back down the mountain on the scenic Skyrail. This is a rainforest cableway designed to offer magnificent views of the top of the mountains and valleys of Barron Gorge National Park.


At the bottom of the mountain, the bus will take you back to your Cairns hotel for about 4:30pm.


Visit Cape Tribulation & Daintree National Park!


The 3rd day on the above mentioned Cairns tour packages is a day trip to Cape Tribulation National Park and the Daintree. A full day departing your Cairns hotel at 7:30am in the morning and returning to Cairns at 6:30pm. A trip to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree National Park will show the magnificent rainforests, mountain streams, the Daintree river, wild crocodiles, the local Aboriginal Cultures. A Cape Tribulation Day Tour is not complete without an experienced senior guide. The Daintree National Park is one of the oldest living rainforests in the World. No trip to Cairns is complete without a visit to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.


In Conclusion:


The above information should be a really good guide to help you understand the differences of the Cairns Tour Packages. Remember to try to choose the best reef tour option that is best suited to your needs. Then choosing a Cairns tour package will be easy.


If you have any questions shoot us a quick email or visit Cairns Tour Packages for the full range of day tour packages for you and your family.


Clint Carroll

Clint Carroll - Chief Travel writer and Scuba Diving enthusiast at Cairns Tour Info. Follow him on Twitter.

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