8 Day Reef & Rainforest Cairns Highlights Package

Cairns Tours and Activities - Start in Cairns - East Coast Packages

Padi Scuba Course, Rainforest Tour & FREE Accommodation


Hit all the highlights of Cairns including the town centre, the Great Barrier Reef and the stunning tropical rainforest. Embark on a 5 day open water dive course and explore the Great Barrier Reef, before heading out to the rainforest to chase waterfalls and spot Aussie wildlife. 


Why You'll Love This Package

  • Earn an accredited Padi dive certificate 
  • Dive the incredible Great Barrier Reef
  • Up to 5 fun dives included
  • Spend a full day exploring incredible waterfalls and ancient rainforests 
  • Plenty of free nights to hit the town in Cairns 

What's Included

  • Total of 7 nights included accommodation
  • 5 nights central Cairns accommodation 
  • Free wifi access
  • 5 day Padi open water diving course
  • 2 nights at sea
  • 1 day Daintree Rainforest and waterfall tour 
  • Cairns city transfers to all activities
  • 2 breakfast, 4 lunches, 2 dinners, snacks


Day 1: Cairns arrival 

  • Welcome to Cairns!
  • Arrive at any time and check into your central accommodation 
  • Free afternoon and night 


Day 2: Diving Day 1

  • 9.00am pick-up from your city accommodation
  • Classroom theory
  • Dive medical to AS 4005.1 (if required)
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Dive equipment selection Pool training
  • 5.00pm return. (approximately)


Day 3: Diving Day 2

  • 9.00am pickup from your city accommodation
  • Pool training
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Classroom theory
  • 5.00pm return. (Approximately)

* Please note on days one and two - meals and Medical are not included. You will also at some point in the first 2 days be required to swim 200m and tread water for 10 minutes.


Day 4: Diving Day 3 / Night at sea 

  • 8.00am pickup from your city accommodation.
  • Transfer out to the reef aboard our day trip boat and do your first 2 training dives.
  • Lunch (included)
  • At 14:30 transfer to our Liveaboard boat where you will spend the night.
  • Lunch, dinner and accommodation included


Day 5: Diving Day 4 / Night at sea 

  • Breakfast, 2 more training dives
  • Lunch (included)
  • Certification as Open Water diver
  • Afternoon pleasure dive
  • Guided night dive.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.


Day 6: Diving Day 6

  • Breakfast, 3 more pleasure dives
  • Last dive completed by 2.00pm.
  • Breakfast and lunch included.
  • 5.00pm return to your accommodation.


Day 7: Daintree Rainforest Tour

  • Babinda Boulders (Spooky aboriginal stories)
  • Josephine Falls (Natural rock slide)
  • Crawfords Lookout (Big high lookout)
  • Millaa Millaa Falls (World famous hair flick waterfall)
  • Malanda Pub (Biggest timber pub in Oz, Lunch included)
  • Mount Hypipamee (Dinner Falls and The crater)
  • Platypus viewing
  • Curtain Fig Tree (Biggest tree you'll ever see)
  • Lake Eacham (swim in a volcanic crater lake)
  • Return aprox 6-7pm   


Day 8: Checkout 

  • Checkout from your central accommodation at 10am 

Pickups / Departures

Departs: Cairns 

Finishes: Cairns 


*Please note that this is a flexible package and can depart any day of the week


What's not included: Reef and Port Authority charge (includes $3.50 EMC, $16.50 fuel levy, Port & Administration Charges, GST) per day at sea, medical, passport photos.