2 Day Reef Magic & Kuranda

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2 Day Reef Magic & Kuranda Info


The 2 day Reef and Skyrail Package is for those who want to explore the reef and rainforest at a relaxed pace. This package comprises of a Reef Magic Full Day Snorkelling Trip and a Kuranda daytrip. 

Reef Magic Includes: 

  • 5 hours at the Outer Barrier Reef
  • FREE Semi Submarine
  • FREE Glass Bottom Boat
  • Great Barrier Reef presentation
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Fish feeding
  • Unlimited Snorkelling with all snorkelling equipment
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water all day
  • Hot/Cold Tropical Smorgasbord Lunch

Kuranda Train & Skyrail Includes:

  • Return Hotel transfers
  • One Way Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Free time to explore Kuranda Village
  • One Way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Self-drive option also available
  • Tour is also available as Skyrail up, Train down

Day One:  Reef Magic, Marine World

Reef Magic's "Marine World" is a two level stable pontoon based at Moore Reef.  The Marine World site has been hand picked for its superior water clarity, biological diversity and overall quality of marine life. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful reef locations available anywhere in Australia and perfect for snorkellers. 

With 5 full hours at the reef and just 90 minutes travel time, The all-weather Marine World platform offers a full range of facilities and activities on-board.  Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, go scuba diving (no experience necessary) or join the Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel safari.

Departs Daily :

  • Check in from 8:15am at the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
  • Daily at 9:00am from the Cairns Marlin Jetty returning at 5:00pm.
  • Hotel Transfers are not included, however can be added at an additional fee

Your Day: 

08:00-08:30:  Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal and check in at the Reef Magic

09:00:  Depart Marlin Jetty Cairns.  Travel time is only 90 minutes direct from Cairns on a fast stable motor catamaran

10:30:  Arrive at Marine World on the Outer Reef - Reef duration: 5 hours.  Lunch is served and Reef Activities commence. Crew will provide some handy tips on the correct use of snorkelling equipment and then help fit you with a mask, snorkel and fins so you can take to the water with confidence (all included in the cruise price).

Included in your day is also a range of activities and facilities for the non-swimmer or for those simply wanting to take time out of the water and experience the reef from a different perspective.  Through large viewing windows Reef Magic's air conditioned Semi-submersible provides a divers perspective of the reef without getting wet.  Glide through coral gardens & along the edge of coral drop offs while spotting colourful reef fish, schools of larger Trevally, Red Bass, Hump Headed Parrot Fish and maybe even a turtle or friendly reef shark.

Similar to the experience of snorkelling the open-air Glass Bottom Boat is smaller and more manoeuvrable than the Semi-Submersible allowing your guide to hover over beautiful coral gardens, giant clams, schools of colourful reef fish and more!  Tours last around 30 minutes and include a running commentary.

Marine World underwater reef viewing observatory is open for you to walk through at any time of the day. Watch the Introductory Scuba Divers head off from the moon pool.

Depart Marine World 

Arrive back in Cairns

Day Two:  Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Travel to Kuranda, the Village in the Rainforest on board the Kuranda Scenic Rail. Enjoy free time in Kuranda to wander through the Kuranda Markets and indulge in the alternative lifestyle that Kuranda provides before returning on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. 


  • 08:35am Coach transfer to Freshwater Station
  • 09:45am Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Arrive in Kuranda at approx.. 11:15am
  • Free time to Explore Kuranda
  • 3:30pm return by Skyrail Railway Cableway
  • 500pm Coach transfer to your accommodation

Your Day:

Kuranda Scenic Railway: Wind through tunnels and over bridges, through Rainforest on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls.

Kuranda Village: Wander through the picturesque Village in the Rainforest. Kuranda features numerous attractions such as the butterfly sanctuary, a colourful bird aviary, koala park, walking tracks and a diverse range of markets, shops, cafes and restaurants

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway:  Journey into one of the oldest continually surviving rainforests on Earth.  Enjoy two stops at the Barron Falls and Red Peak Stations to explore the Rainforest Boardwalks before returning to Cairns.

Optional Upgrades (extra cost):

Gold Class Train: Experience another level of comfort on the Kuranda Scenic Rail. Your upgrade includes drinks, nibbles, individual seating and larger picture windows. Only available on 09:45am or 3:30pm Train. 

Diamond View (glass floor) Gondolas not only provide guests with amazing panoramic views of the rainforest canopy, tropical landscape and Coral Sea, but also the unique perspective of looking straight down at the treetops through to the forest floor.  Maximum of 5 people and an average waiting time of 7 minutes. (extra cost)

Located a short drive from Kuranda, Rainforestation will take you on a cruise through forest waterways on a World War II amphibious army duck.

Additional Info: 

  • Transfers are not included on the Reef Magic day, but can be added for an additional fee
  • Kuranda Tour is unguided and does not include lunch. 
  • Kuranda can also be Skyrail up, Train Down
  • Kuranda Self-drive does not include return hotel transfers, however does include a one way transfer between Skyrail and Freshwater Station.
  • Tour can operate in reverse and does not need to be on consecutive days.
  • Accommodation not included.

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Guest Reviews

Kuranda in a Day (384)

Amazing experience.

Amazing experience.

Posted By Tracy Ah Sam

The views are terrific

I have travelled many times and it always amazes me. The views are terrific.
The Skyrail was not running due to thunderstorms and lightning I have been on Sky rail and the get on get off stops are worth the effort.

Posted By Olympia Pauline Watson

Very well organized

Very well organized and met our expectations.

Thank you

Posted By Alan Stewart

No issues at all

Great trip. Well planned. Timely pickup. No issues at all

Posted By Anand Khandelwal

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Amazing Skyrail

Loved the Skyrail trip, and the ease of getting off at the mid stations to explore, and getting back on again. Definitely recommend.

Posted By Kim Cooper

Family day out

Very good and fun for all family

Posted By Cesar Carreno

Amazing Kuranda

Lovely journey with fantastic scenery

Posted By Carolanne Benson

Worth the Upgrade

We had a great time and enjoyed the gold service train ride up to kuranda. We upgraded our tickets to diamond class on the way down and it was a magical experience

Posted By Marilyn Holland

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perfect for non-swimmer

Loved the glass bottom boat, as a poor sea swimmer it was the highlight of my trip to the GBR. Definitely recommend it.

Posted By Kim Cooper

Reef Trip

Staff were friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful day!

Posted By Erika Cook

Great experience

Great experience with Reef Magic, definitely try SNUBA diving, say hello to Wally & enjoy!

Posted By Marcus Schultz

best days of our holiday!

We had a great day on Reef Magic with plenty of choice of activities on offer. All staff were friendly and helpful- one of the best days of our holiday!

Posted By Jan Outram

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Great service

Travstar - a big thank you for your great service - professional, easy, enjoyable...
And our Kuranda experience - despite of a cyclone - was magnificent !
Warmest regards,

Posted By Jolanta

So smooth

We booked this trip very last minute and I found the process to be painless and very easy my end. Communication was fantastic from the time we booked online and continued once arriving and waiting for the bus. A lovely, friendly lady greeted us and likewise, the bus driver was friendly with a great sense of humour. Thank you for a great day.

Posted By Anna Shaw

Great experience

Great experience and awesome friendly staff.

Posted By Michelle Caton

Spectacular scenery

Spectacular scenery on both the train and Skyrim. Staff on train were so nice. This was great value and we loved it

Posted By Catherine Dyck

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The Skyrail down was amazing and a lovely scenic experience.

Posted By Merle and Gin


Excellent service from the Skyrail.

Posted By Jayan Panwala

Amazing day.

Amazing day. Did the skyrail to Kuranda and return as the train was not operational. Will definately be doing it again.

Posted By Andrea West

We enjoyed our day

We enjoyed our day. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The transfers were on time and well organised. We enjoyed kuranda and will definitley return.

Posted By Neri Harp

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