6 Day Cairns Rail and Reef

​6 day Cairns Rail and Reef

Spend your days relaxing in tropical Cairns and indulge in must-do experiences including the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.


  • One-way travel on the Spirit of Queensland from Brisbane to Cairns in a RailBed
  • Dinner, breakfast and lunch included on Spirit of Queensland
  • 4 nights at the Hilton Cairns with breakfast included daily
  • Great Barrier Reef full day cruise, includes lunch
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail full day tour, includes lunch
  • Dinner experience at the Ochre Restaurant, Cairns


Day 1: Brisbane to Cairns

Join the Spirit of Queensland and travel to Cairns.  Enjoy the comforts onboard travelling in a RailBed with meals included.

Day 2: Cairns

Take in the green tropical landscapes as the Spirit of Queensland travels through north Queensland, arriving in Cairns this afternoon. Stay the next four nights at the Hilton Cairns, with breakfast included.

Day 3: Great Barrier Reef

Take a fast catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, visit the underwater observatory, cruise in a semi-submersible or just relax on the sundeck.

Day 4: Cairns

Explore Cairns at leisure. Visit the wide range of shops and restaurants and spend time at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon.  This evening enjoy dinner at Ochre Restaurant, renowned for its regional Australian menu.

Day 5: Kuranda

Today experience the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda. Sit back and take in the spectacular views as you wind your way up to the quaint village of Kuranda on this famous journey. There is plenty of time to explore the village of Kuranda with many attractions and local markets. This afternoon, return on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, gliding silently over the rainforest as you enjoy beautiful views along the way.

Day 6: Cairns

Your holiday concludes this morning upon check-out from the hotel.

Departs from Brisbane

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday


Adult from $1439*^ per person twin share

Senior from $1385*^ per person twin share

Prices from other departure points available, please ask our consultants for details.

How to book

Enquire by phone or email (Contact us) or visit your local Travel Centre.


^ Price is per person twin share and is valid for travel from 1 April to 21 June 2022; 17 October to 22 December 2022; 1 to 18 January and 29 January to 31 March 2023.  Blockout dates apply during these dates. * Prices are a guide only, subject to change and availability and are in Australian Dollars. From prices for rail packages are per person per package twin share, unless otherwise specified and based on the lowest room category for travel in low season.  Prices for travel in peak seasons available on application. Sole use prices also available.

For full terms and conditions refer to the Queensland Rail Holiday 2022/23 brochure booking conditions.

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