5 Days “Action Getaway” Are you ready?

On this Action Getaway, spend 5 days in the beautiful Cairns region. Enjoy a spectacular 2 days and 1 night on one of the natural wonders of the world, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Spend 1 day White Water Rafting through the World Heritage Rainforest on the mighty Tully River. Cool off for 2 days and 1 night in Cape Tribulation.

This fun filled 5 Day Action Getaway package can be done in any order and you can also have a days break in between if you wish.

Action Getaway Day 1 and 2

2 Day Liveaboard Scuba Dive Tour

Enjoy 5 day dives & 1 night dive at beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations. A great choice for a certified scuba diver. All scuba divers know you can’t miss the night dive!

Enjoy the sunset and sleep on the reef. There is time to really to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the reef and marine life. Perfect for those mad keen divers who want to explore everything under the water on the Action Getaway!

To view the Reef Encounter itinerary, click HERE

Your 2 Day Certified Dive Adventure Includes

  • Double or twin stateroom with private bathroom
  • 5 day dives and 1 night dive
  • Dive briefings
  • On-board Chef preparing all meals whilst on board
  • Coffee, tea, water and fresh fruit
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving equipment (except wetsuits)
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Glass bottom boat tours
  • Reef video presentation
  • Marine Biologist presentation on Reef Experience
  • All Government reef tax and levies
  • Accommodation is not included on the night of Day 2 when you arrive back into Cairns.

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Modern ocean-view rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Large dining area
  • Bar and lounge area
  • On board heated spa
  • On board water desalination plant
  • Hydraulic dive/snorkel platform
  • Helipad
  • Large sundeck

What to Bring

  • Overnight bag – If you wish to store any excess luggage we are happy to do so in our office at 100 Abbott street Cairns.
  • For safety reasons Reef Encounter has a “No Shoe” policy. (There is no need to bring extra pairs of shoes).
  • Cash or credit card for purchases of snacks from the bar / souvenirs for sale on-board or underwater camera hire.
  • Sun hat
  • swimming clothes
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • pullover or cardigan

Important Information for Scuba Diving

Safety Always Comes First

We have a passion to show you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world.  It also has the safest scuba diving record.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice. We comply with all rules including medical as is the law.

It’s strongly recommended that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire prior to booking. Some medical conditions, age and / or medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Reef Encounter  Medical Questionnaire

We are very happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please Contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected]

Or alternatively, you may like to consult your own Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after the dive.  For multiple dives you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive. If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive. We recommend waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible

Action Getaway Day 3

Tully River Whitewater Rafting

Australia’s most famous White Water Rafting experience. Action packed, filled with fun, thrills and spills on a day you will never forget. Love every minute of this extreme five hour adventure in remote World Heritage Rainforest rafting down grade 3 and 4 rapids with an unforgettable backdrop.

Tully River Itinerary

So Much Packed Into 1 Day!

  • 6:10 – Pick ups from Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 6:30 – Pick ups from Cairns accommodation commence
  • 7:00 – Depart Cairns
  • 7:30 – Pick ups from Mission Beach accommodation
  • 8:00 – Depart Mission Beach
  • 8:30 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe for morning tea and coffee
  • 9:00 – Depart Rafters Cafe & Bar
  • 9:45 –  Arrive at the top of the Tully River for a safety demonstration and to be supplied with safety equipment
  • 10:00 – Commence rafting. Brave the first few rapids,
  • 12:15 – Arrive Ponytail Falls for  BBQ lunch
  • 12:45 – Commence afternoon rafting
  • 15:00 – Arrive at take out point. Pack up raft and change into dry clothes
  • 15:45 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe & Bar.
  • 17:00 – Return to Mission Beach accommodation
  • 18:30 – Return to Cairns accommodation (approx.)
  • 19:15 – Return to Northern Beaches accommodation

What to Bring

  • POB Levy
  • You will need to sign an adventure waiver form.
  • A cap or sun visor which can be worn under your safety helmet (eg. baseball hat).
  • Water resistant 15 + sunscreen
  • Swimming costume, towel (you will need to have your swimming costume already on when you are picked up).
  • Secured footwear is mandatory. Lace-up shoes or sandals that will get wet. (limited shoe hire available at an additional cost).
  • Some money for photos and souvenirs.
  • Change of clothes
  • We strongly recommend you bring an extra t-shirt or rash vest to wear under your life vest to prevent sunburn.
  • Enthusiasm for an Awesome day.

Additional Information

  • Minimum age: 13 years.
  • under 18 years must travel with a guardian or parent.
  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.

Action Getaway Day 4 and 5

Cape Tribulation Guided 2 Day Tour

This 2 Day tour takes you to the oldest living Rainforest on the planet. Cape Tribulation is where the Daintree Rainforest meets Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Fully guided tour

The only Cape Tribulation 2 Day Tour where the guide stays with you throughout your whole stay.  First, discover some of the region’s most incredible scenery. Learn more about the history of the area. Get up close and personal with native critters!

Night walk

After dinner, your guide will take you on a exciting night walk. Find what lies behind the darkness of these ancient forests. 

As your Action Getaway draws to a close, free time will be available to do some of the great optional activities Cape Tribulation has to offer!

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Informative guides that stay with you throughout your whole experience. Giving you the most out of this tour.
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • 1 lunch, dinner and breakfast.
  • Port Douglas and 4 Mile Beach.
  • A crocodile spotting cruise.
  • Ferry ride crossing the Daintree River soon you will enter the oldest rainforest in the world!
  • Exploring stunning beaches.
  • Swim in a rainforest creek.
  • 2 amazing lookouts
  • All park fees
  • Share overnight accommodation.
  • Rainforest night walk.
  • Granite Gorge – rock wallabies.
  • Free time to enjoy or do optional tours.
  • Fun times, great music and top guides!

Tour Itinerary

Order May Change To Ensure You See Wildlife

  • Port Douglas. Stop for a walk and swim at the famous 4 mile beach!
  • Enjoy a boat cruise looking for saltwater crocodiles!
  • Rare wildlife & ancient rainforest: Cross the Daintree River on the ferry, then hit the wild side and drive through some of the oldest rainforest in the world!
  • Morning tea, Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast are all included (1 lunch will be at your own expense).
  • Enjoy the beautiful beaches that Cape Tribulation offers.
  • Have the chance swim in pristine rainforest creeks!
  • Guided night walk.
  • Sleep in the middle of the rainforest in shared accommodation.
  • Free Time: This two day trip gives you free time on day 2 to do optional activities like a Reef Trip, Horse Riding or Zip Line through the Rainforest, enquire for more information.
  • Travel through to the edges of the outback and see huge termite mounds and hand feed rock wallabies in the wild.
  • Time to head home via two very beautiful lookouts and enjoy tunes as we head back into civilisation.

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat
  • Swimming gear and towel
  • Walking shoes or closed shoes
  • Money for lunch on day 2
  • Change of Warm Clothes
  • Overnight bag
  • Night torch (if you have one)
  • Sense of fun

from $744
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