Australian Rainforest & Culture Tour

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
3 Nights
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About Your Trip

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  • Arts & Culture

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  • Points of Interest

Discover all that Cairns has to offer on this DreamTrip to Australia. Board an authentic timber train carriage on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and journey by train through the Wet Tropics of Queensland, one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Take in breathtaking views of roaring waterfalls and the lush, tropical canopy before gliding over the immense Barron Gorge National Park on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. At Tjapukai Cultural Park, learn about the heritage of these indigenous people.

Use your leisure time to visit the nearby, UNESCO-protected Great Barrier Reef, where you can dive, snorkel or sail in the world’s biggest coral kingdom.

What we love:
• The Wet Tropics of Queensland rainforest, famous for its rich biodiversity, was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.
• Skyrail Rangers offer interactive boardwalk tours, while Barron Falls Station features a Rainforest Interpretation Centre with engaging learning experiences for all ages.
• Spanning more than 1,300 miles (2,092 kilometers) in the Coral Sea off northeastern Australia’s Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system. It is the only one of the world’s 7 natural wonders that can be recognized from space.

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This trip will close by October 14.

What's Included
Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights in Cairns, Australia, as well as:
• Full-day tour of Kuranda; includes English-speaking guide and transportation.
• 1-way ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
• 1-way ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
• Admission to the Tjapukai Cultural Park.
• 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
• All local and hotel taxes.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Cairns Airport (CNS). We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note:
Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.



Hotel Details
Waterfront Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, boasts scenic views of the adjacent marina, the nearby mountains and the Trinity Bay waters that lead to the UNESCO-protected Great Barrier Reef. This award-winning hotel is steps from the very popular pedestrian Cairns Esplanade.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant and 2 bars.
• Outdoor pool and children’s pool.
• 24-hour fitness center.
• Table tennis.
• Self-parking (underground lot): 20 Australian dollars per day; valet parking: 25 Australian dollars per day.

Superior Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 queen beds.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
• Garden views.
• 800-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets.
• Pillow menu.
• Tea- and coffee-making facilities.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Flat-screen television with in-house movie channels.
• Complimentary 24-hour Wi-Fi access.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns
Pierpoint Road
Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia

  • Destination
    The beautiful, tropical city of Cairns is an inviting destination located in far North Queensland. Cairns attracts adventurous travelers with its rainforests, coral reefs and native Aussie animals. Cradled by the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is also the jumping-off point for some of Australia’s greatest attractions. These include the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Skyrail® Rainforest Cableway, 2 of the most popular sightseeing destinations in the region. Visitors to Cairns enjoy a variety of water activities along white-sand shores, including snorkeling, scuba diving, kiteboarding, rafting, kayaking and more. Thundering waterfalls, deep ravines and dense rainforests filled with diverse flora and fauna make Cairns a popular spot for photography and nature enthusiasts.
  • Platinum Inclusions
    On this DreamTrip to Cairns, Australia, Platinum Members will be treated to a special 3-course farewell dinner at Dundee’s Restaurant on the waterfront on Day 3 (7 p.m.). Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
  • Itinerary
    Day 1

    Check into the hotel at any time after 2 p.m.
    1-5 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
    7 p.m.: Welcome dinner at the hotel.

    Day 2

    6-8:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
    8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Full-day tour of Kuranda; includes lunch, English-speaking guide and transportation.
         • 9 a.m.: Pickup from the hotel and transfer to the train station.
         • Board a heritage train car for a 1-way ride through Barron Gorge National Park via the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
         • Stop at Kuranda, the “village in the rainforest.”
         • Board a 6-person gondola for a 1-way ride across the rainforest canopy via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
         • Stop at Red Peak Station for a guided boardwalk tour.
         • Stop at Barron Falls Station for scenic sightseeing, historical displays and a visit to the Rainforest Interpretation Centre.
         • Enjoy a 2-course lunch at Frogs restaurant.
         • Visit Tjapukai Cultural Park and learn about the region’s aboriginal culture.
         • 5:30 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
    The rest of the day at your leisure.

    Day 3

    6-10:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
    A day at your leisure.

    Day 4

    6-10:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
    Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m.

    Itinerary subject to change.
  • Additional Information
    Adult and children’s pricing may vary depending on the travel date. Click BOOK IT for detailed pricing information.

    We base children’s pricing on their age at the time of travel. Their reservation has to be booked and paid for in order for you to check them in.

    Please remember to book a reservation for everyone you’re bringing along on your DreamTrip before you travel. Otherwise, they’ll be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.
  • Policies
    Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 46 days or more prior to your trip, you’ll get a full refund. If you cancel within 45 days of your trip, your trip will not be refunded.

    *This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

    Name Change Policy: If you change any name(s) on your booking 30 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll be charged a fee of US$50 per name change. Name changes are not permitted within 30 days of the start date of your trip.

    Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

    Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

    At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

    Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

    In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

    Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

    Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

    Members with additional people in the room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

    Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

    Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.

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