2 Day Big Cat Green Island, Kuranda and Rainforestation Tour from  Cairns

Adults from $389

Spend one day relaxing on Green Island and one day exploring the spectacular Kuranda Village and Rainforest with an Aboriginal Cultural Experience.

On day 1 you will cruise to Green Island on the ‘Big Cat’ a modern air-conditioned 115ft catamaran. Green Island is the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef to feature a rain forest which makes it very unique. It’s almost impossible to be disappointed with its white sandy beach and abundance of coral and marine life. If you’re looking for something a little different you also have the choice of taking a self guided walk along one of the many tracks leading through the National Park. Activities for the kids include a tour of the"Big Cat’ Wheelhouse, membership to the Turtle Rescue Club, and a colouring in/activity sheet Hire of canoes, beach umbrellas, sun lounges, surf skis, beach volleyball gear, stand-up paddle boards, wet-suits and flotation aids can be arranged on the island. On Day 2 you will travel to Kuranda on the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway. This amazing train ride will take you on a journey through a lush green paradise before arriving at Kuranda Station. Throughout the course of the journey you will view dense rainforests,steep ravines and flowing waterfalls as well the Barron Gorge which offers spectacular views of Cairns. You will be seated in a Heritage Class carriage for the duration of your ride. The Heritage Class carriages offer old world charm in the design and decor. They are made of authentic timber, and may be up to 90 years old. Upon arrival at Kuranda you will have plenty of time to enjoy your natural surrounds. Your tour includes admission to the Rainforestation Nature Park when you can experience a rainforest tour in an amphibious Army Duck. You can also visit the koala and wildlife park, as well as see a show performed by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers and wander down the Dreamtime Walk. You return journey to Cairns will be on-board the Kuranda Skyrail, a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey over one of Australia’s World Heritage Listed Tropical Rainforest. You will soar above the rainforest in a six-person gondola cabin which provides uninterrupted views of the Kuranda region, Cairns, the Coral Sea and the lush highlands. The Skyrail experience runs 7.5kms long and features two mid-station platforms where you can step out of your gondola and take time to learn more about this fascinating environment surrounding you by participating in a Ranger-guided boardwalk tour and by taking a visit to the Rainforest Interpretation Centre. Here you will also get to experience the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers and Dreamtime Walk. ​*Please note this tour does not include overnight accommodation* *Order of Kuranda Rail and Skyrail on Day 2 may be reversed*

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Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
Green Island and Kuranda Package 9:00am 5:30pm 2 Days


​This tour does not include accommodation. This tour books Green Island as the first day and Kuranda as the second day. The coach pick up time for your Kuranda tour will be given at checkin for the Green Island day.

Please note customers traveling on 25 December will need to pay a surcharge on arrival. $25 per Adult, $12.50 per Child, & $62.50 per Family ticket

Ticket Room Type Details Price
Adults None
(Min booking: 0, Sleeps: 0)
From Cairns $389
(Min booking: 0, Sleeps: 0)
From Northern Beaches $433
Children (4-14 yrs) None
(Min booking: 0, Sleeps: 0)
From Cairns $195
(Min booking: 0, Sleeps: 0)
From Northern Beaches $217
Family (2+2) None
(Min booking: 0, Sleeps: 0)
From Cairns $973
(Min booking: 0, Sleeps: 0)
From Northern Beaches $1093
Infants (0-3) None
(Min booking: 0, Sleeps: 0)
From Cairns or Northern Beaches Free



Group Size: 120ppl max

  • 78ft Fast Catamaran


  • Cruise to Green Island aboard Big Cat, a modern catamaran
  • 5 hours to enjoy Green Island
  • Coral viewing tour in a semi-submarine
  • Buffet lunch x2
  • Your choice of a Glass Bottom Boat Tour or Snorkeling Gear Hire *Security Deposit Required*
  • Fish Feeding
  • Self Guided Island Walk
  • National Park Fees
  • Admission to Kuranda Village and a ticket to the Kuranda Skyrail and Railway
  • Free Pick-up and Drop-off to Accommodation included on 2nd day only
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers and Dreamtime Walk

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The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Pickup from Northern Beaches Accommodation

7:15am – 7:45am

Pickup from Cairns Accommodation

7:45am – 8:30am

Checkin at the Reef Fleet Terminal and Board Vessel for 9am Departure


Arrive Green Island


Enjoy activities available at your leisure, choose from swimming, snorkeling, take a self guided walk or a glass bottom boat ride.


Snorkel amongst the beautiful corals, fishes, turtles and more, up close and personal.

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Opportunity to enjoy a Scenic Helicopter Flight!

Glass Bottom Boat

Want to see the Reef and not get wet? Glass Bottom Boats are awesome fun for all ages!

Snorkel Boat Tour

Opportunity to enjoy a Snorkel Boat Tour

Buffet Lunch

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on tour!

Self Guided Walk

Enjoy a Guided Walk and hear all about the Great Barrier Reef!


Enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm tropical waters!

Helmet Dive

Opportunity to enjoy a Helmet Dive!

Fish Feeding

Feed the local Reef fish!

Scuba Dive

Opportunity to enjoy a Scuba Dive!

Marineland Melanesia

Opportunity to see Marineland Melanesia!

Depart Green Island


Home to an abundance of plant and wildlife, and surrounded in coral gardens.

Return to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal


Dropoff at Cairns Accommodation

5:15am – 6:00pm

Dropoff at Northern Beaches Accommodation

6:00pm – 6:30pm

Please Note: No Overnight Accommodation Is Included in the Tour Cost, You must arrange this yourself.

Day 2


Pickup from Northern Beaches Accommodation

7:15am – 7:45am

Pickup from Cairns Accommodation

7:45am – 8:30am

Meet at Marina and Board Coach


Board the Kuranda Skyrail at Caravonica

Soar Above the Rainforest in A 6 Person Gondola!

Arrive at Kuranda

Visit the World-Famous Kuranda Village!


Take a break and enjoy lunch.


Aboriginal Experience, rainforest tour & wildlife centre.

Return to Cairns on the Kuranda Scenic Railway

The Kuranda Railway Provides Spectacular Views of Rainforests, Waterfalls, Ravines and Cairns!

Return to Cairns Marina


Dropoff at Cairns Accommodation

5:15pm – 6:00pm

Dropoff at Northern Beaches Accommodation

6:00pm – 6:30pm

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