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Pre Famil 7 – Wildlife encounters

October 16, 2019 - October 18, 2019

- Free


3 days, 2 nights

Pack your khakis and binoculars! On this famil you’re going into the thick of the rainforest and jungle with a visit to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. We’ll see the rainforest from above and below, exploring it from both angles. We won’t just be using our feet to get around, we’ll add in a cruise of the Daintree River to see Tropical North Queensland’s most famous predator, saltwater crocodiles. Add in a trip to the reef as well and you’ll see why this famil packs two World Heritage-listed sites into three days.

Wednesday 16th of October

AM: Swap Cairns for the Daintree

We’ll start this famil by winding our way along the Great Barrier Reef drive from Cairns to the Daintree Rainforest. Our first stop, Daintree River Cruise where we’ll go spotting for crocs (and other water life!) along the famous river.

PM: Check into the rainforest

After a few hours on the water, we’ll continue our journey through the rainforest to our accommodation, Heritage Lodge. Our rainforest cabins are set in the thick of this World Heritage-listed rainforest, so you’ll have front row seats to spotting birds and butterflies. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure wandering around the property either by foot, or swimming in the crystal clear Cooper Creek which cuts through the property.

Overnight: Heritage Lodge in the Daintree

Thursday 17th of October

AM: To the reef

When you’re staying this close to the Great Barrier Reef, you didn’t think we’d miss it, did you? Today we’ll join Ocean Safari for a half day cruise to the reef. We’ll be spending less time in the boat than off it, and after a 25 minute ride, you’ll be in your snorkel mask and fins exploring Mackay and Undine Reefs.

PM: To the rainforest

Back on the mainland by lunch time, there’ll be time to freshen up before you get your Tarzan and Jane on at Jungle Surfing. This zipline experience takes you 16m above the forest floor for unparalleled, immersive views of the rainforest.

Overnight: Heritage Lodge in the Daintree

Friday 18th of October

AM: Return to the city

It’s an early check out this morning for this famil as we return just shy of three hours to Cairns in time for the conference.


October 16, 2019
October 18, 2019
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