Reefs and Rainforests (Start Cairns)

Tour Length
18 days
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US$3304

Reefs and Rainforests (Start Cairns) » Review by Lisa

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Reefs and Rainforests (Start Cairns)

Trip Of A Lifetime

28 Mar 2013 - 12 Apr 2013

Where do I start!! Amazing trip from start to finish, worth every single penny. The accommodation was brilliant, all the hotels were gorgeous, big spacious rooms, balconies and very clean. Even the cattle farm stay, hostel and surf camp were all great fun and good accommodation, although don't expect 5 star at the surf camp, a very basic room, bunk beds and a small shower room. The surf lesson makes up for it though and is a must!! Although the trip is called Reef & Rainforest, to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef is an optional extra. All the guided walks/talks we had were very enjoyable and the guide will happily answer questions. You learn a lot of knowledge from the guides. Our tour guide Mark and driver Gaz were wonderful and Gaz knows how to drive and was very good and felt safe. You get to pick who you want to be in a bedroom with which is good. The pre-arranged meals were all lovely. If there's an option for kangaroo in cairns then you must try it. I wish we had longer in some places but it gives you a taster off it all and now I'm heading back to my favourite places to explore some more. Daydream island is lovely and although I didn't do the optional extra of the Whitsunday beach I heard and saw pictures and it is gorgeous. Although from the island it's a 2hour coach journey and then a boat to the Island. I really can't fault this trip and would do it all over again. If you book the trip I know I will have an amazing time. Contiki 2013

Review written May 2013

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