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4D/3N Cairns Ultimate Getaway Package

Break out of the repetitive city life and release your inner jungle animal amongst the backdrop of all the nature that Cairns has to offer.

  • Money Icon From $539
  • Clock Icon Duration: 4 Days


  • Take An Afternoon Dip In The Hostel Pool!
  • Fast, Stylish Catamaran Sailing Vessel
  • Chef Prepared Tropical Hot And Cold Buffet Lunch
  • Reef Interpretation Talk
  • Huge Sundeck And Netted Lounging Areas
  • Explore The Daintree Rainforest & Atherton Tablelands


Cairns is Australia’s gateway to northern Queensland. Whether you are backpacking in the region, looking to dive and explore the beautiful reef, visit the tablelands or rainforest, or want to head deep into the northern bush, this place has got pretty much everything you could ever want for an adventure.

Being a tropical area, life here focuses on taking the time to stop and appreciate the little things. With so much to see, the city deserves a longer stay than most people give it.


Day 1: Prologue

This package includes a safety briefing on the morning of your Whitsundays departure date. All you need to do is book your flight and check in to Nomads Airlie Beach on the first day of your trip and we’ll sort out the rest!

Individual tour itineraries may vary due to availability. All dates are fully flexible and if your preferred tour isn’t available, we will endeavour to find you a great alternative or we’ll provide you with a full refund.

Day 2: Travel Day/Arrive

Your accommodation at Bounce Cairns is located a short walk from the Greyhound and Premier Bus Stop or your nearest Airport to fly into is Cairns Airport (CNS) – Please let us know what time your flight arrives and we will organise your free airport pick up.

Your shuttle bus will drop you off at reception, where you will be able to check in (after 1PM) on the first day of your adventure. If you need help booking your flight, then just let us know and we’ll see if we can help you find a great deal.

Highlights include:

Checking in to your accommodation.

Visit some of the local bars and restaurants

Take an afternoon dip in the hostel pool

Take it easy and and get an early night as your first tour will start the following day

Enjoy the free WIFI throughout the hostel.

Day 3: Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Tour

Highlights include:

1 Full Day Great Barrier Reef (5 hours reef time)

Visit 3 unique outer reef locations

Fast, stylish catamaran sailing vessel

Chef prepared tropical hot & cold buffet lunch

Morning & afternoon tea/refreshments

Reef interpretation talk

Snorkel guides/Instructors

All snorkelling gear

Scuba dive upgrades available onboard

Huge sundeck & netted lounging areas

All marine park fees & taxes included

You will need to be up bright and early today. Don’t forget to eat brekkie first as this is not included on the boat. Make sure you bring your travel voucher with you when you check in for your boat trip so they can verify your booking number. Don’t forget the sunscreen and your swimmers!

You will need to meet at the Passions Of Paradise check-in desk at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns (details will be on your tour vouchers with what to bring and where to meet). Here, you will be checked in and given a basic safety briefing. Please be advised your boat trip will depart subject to the tides so departure time may vary!

Jump aboard this beauty of a vessel and sit back and relax as your crew sail out to the reef. On your way out there, your guide will give a reef interpretation talk where you and the rest of the passengers will have an opportunity to learn about the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

Not long after, you will arrive at your first unique snorkelling location on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Grab a snorkel and stringer suit (included) and jump into the crystal clear waters of the Coral Sea. If you are new to snorkelling, you will be given a basic snorkelling lesson. You’ll have the option to jump in the water and follow your guide or just freestyle it with your mates.

The Great Barrier Reef is home to stunning wildlife such as turtles, tropical fish, hard and soft coral, and much more. Take time to explore the magnificent world under the surface before jumping back on board for a beautiful fresh lunch prepared by your onboard chef. Magnificent!

Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to bask in the sunshine with the rest of your travel mates. If you prefer to get some shade, then why not head below deck and chill out in the air conditioned lounge area!

After lunch, your captain will take you to your next two snorkelling locations where you will once again, have the option to explore a totally different reef site. Here, you may wish to partake in a scuba dive experience. Let us know if you wish to pre-book this or simply ask your crew on board and they will look after you (subject to availability). Make sure you don’t forget your camera!

As the sun sets, you will head back to shore after an unreal day exploring one of Earth’s most incredible wonders. We’d recommend you head back to your accommodation to freshen up before heading out and exploring some of the amazing food that Cairns has to offer.

If you fancy going somewhere special, look no further than The Esplanade. Here, you will find tons of epic foodie joints with some incredible seafood, pasta, and steaks. No matter what you fancy, you’ll find it!

Our recommendation is Salt House for a special treat or if you want something more casual, then why not head to ‘The Rattle and Hum’ for a few bevvies and a top-notch bit of pub grub!

Day 4: Explore Cairns/Free Day/Add An Activity

On day three, you will have the day to explore more and check out all that Cairns has to offer. If you are feeling adventurous and fancy doing something once-in-a-lifetime, then why not add on one of the following activities? Don’t forget, if you pre-book it with us we’ll even get you a discount too!

15,000ft Skydive Cairns (from $309pp)

Bungy Jump (from $179pp)

Kuranda Rainforest Day Trip (from $107)

Waterfalls Day Trip ($99)

Car Hire – Explore more! ($49pp)

Cairns is surrounded by lush rainforest, so why not rent a car for the day and explore the Atherton Tablelands or The Daintree National Park? If you fancy something more local and chilled out, then simply head to The Esplanade and take a dip in the saltwater lagoon with ocean views.

Enjoy your last night in Cairns by heading out to town once again. We’d recommend checking out the Cairns Nightmarkets. Whether you fancy street musicians or maybe you want to try some weird and wonderful food then look no further! Located in the Cairns CBD, it’s just a short walk from your accommodation. This is definitely not to be missed.

If you’re up for a big night, then no trip to Cairns is complete without visiting the infamous Gilligans nightclub. DJs from all around the world play here and it’s Cairns biggest nightclub by far! Lucky enough, it’s only a 2 minute walk from your hostel too, so getting home won’t be a problem either!

Day 5: Travel Day/End Of Trip

The final day is here. Time to check out before making your way home or to your next destination. Check out will be at 10AM, and if you need somewhere to store your luggage, just speak to the friendly reception team at Bounce Cairns, and they will help you out!

Package Inclusions

  • 3 Nights Private Room Accommodation at Bounce Cairns
  • 1 Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour With Silverswift
  • Free Time To Explore Cairns
  • 1x Lunch, 3x Breakfast
  • Free Airport Pick up
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Gym Access
  • Free Luggage Storage
  • Discounted ‘Add-On’ Activities i.e Bungy, Skydive, Waterfalls, Car Hire.
  • Discounts On Local Bars, Clubs, and Restaurants
  • Local Tour Information Centre


Add a Bus Pass: SAVE 10% on any of the following passes when booking together with the package

Greyhound – WHIMIT East Coast 30 Day Pass $389.00

Greyhound – WHIMIT National 30 Day Pass $439.00

Add a Campervan:

Let us find a great deal on a campervan for you: Custom Campervan Quote

Own Transport:

We can build an itinerary taking into account the fact that you have your own transport already.

What to bring

  • Swimmers
  • Sunglasses And Hat
  • Walking Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Water Bottle

Supplier Terms & Conditions

All of our discount package deals are comprised of a combination of various tour providers, accommodation providers, and transport providers. Each of these suppliers and/or providers have their own individual terms and conditions in addition to Happy Travels standard terms and conditions. To view Happy Travels’ terms and conditions, please click this link. For more information for individual supplier terms & conditions, please contact us by making an inquiry. Alternatively, they will be listed on your travel vouchers at the time of purchase.

Frequently asked questions

What do I do if I need help with my existing package booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can assist you right away.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Can I book a package but travel in the reverse direction?

Absolutely, just let us know your preferred start and finish location and we’ll make it work.

What is the best way to travel Australia?

There is definitely no wrong way. We recommend either taking a WHIMIT or Hop on Hop off bus pass such as Greyhound or renting a campervan with some mates and hitting the open road. If you feel like getting pretty adventurous and want to get amongst the true Australian terrain, a 4WD may be better suited for you. Enquire now and we can help you find the most suitable transport option.

What if something comes up and I can't make my tour?

There is definitely no wrong way. We recommend either taking a WHIMIT or Hop on Hop off bus pass such as Greyhound or renting a campervan with some mates and hitting the open road. If you feel like getting pretty adventurous and want to get amongst the true Australian terrain, a 4WD may be better suited for you. Enquire now and we can help you find the most suitable transport option.

Can I add additional tours or make changes to this package?

Yes. All of our packages are customisable so if you would like to make any changes please contact our team.

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4D/3N Cairns Ultimate Getaway Package

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