11 Night Reef & Rainforest Rail & Sail Holiday

Overnight Rail Journey, 3 Nights in Cairns, Reef & Skyrail Day Tour, 7 Night New Guinea Islands Cruise, Return Flight

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Indulge in the spirit of the Sunshine State discovering tropical villages, indigenous customs, and extraordinary scenery before getting up close and personal with the world’s largest marine eco system on an alluring exploration of Cairns.

Begin your adventure by embarking on an impressive Spirit of Queensland train journey to the enchanting city of Cairns, the gateway to 2 of the world’s natural wonders, The Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. The contemporary and comfortable carriage features a comfortable and spacious seat by day that transforms to a lie-flat bed at night. You will spend three incredible nights in Cairns, allowing you time to sample the freshest seafood, sip a sundowner and stroll along the Esplanade. Included in your trip is a guided Great Barrier Reef tour as well as a journey on the famed Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skywalk.

Its then time to unwind on a voyage of relaxation and discovery as you sail north to the Islands of New Guinea to sample all the highlights of this incredibly remote region. Be treated to an exclusive festival and Sing Sing in Alotau, witness the traditional Trobriand cricket on Kiriwina and visit new and captivating destination Conflict Islands all in absolute comfort aboard the stunning Pacific Explorer.

Your journey comes to an end when you arrive back in Cairns for your included flight back to your home city.


  • See the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Experience unrivalled luxury in a Railbed Sleeper
  • Visit Iconic Queensland Beaches
  • Explore the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest
  • Go waterfall hopping through the Atherton Tablelands
  • Visit historical WW2 sites in Rabaul
  • Witness the Alotau Festival and Sing Sing
  • Visit unspoiled beaches and sparkling tropical waters on Kitava


  • 1 night Railbed accommodation onboard Spirit of Queensland from Brisbane to Cairns
  • All main meals onboard
  • Free On-demand entertainment
  • Access to Club Car
  • Complimentary drink with Lunch & Dinner onboard
  • 3 night stay in Cairns
  • Includes 1 free night
  • Green Island & Kuranda with Skyrail experience
  • 7 Night New Guinea Island Explorer cruise in an inside cabin
  • Up to $400 Onboard Credit to spend per cabin
  • One way economy class airfare from Cairns to Brisbane with checked baggage


  • Upgrade to lead in Oceanview from $1869 per person
  • Upgrade to lead in Balcony from $1969 per person
  • Upgrade to lead in Suite from $2469 per person

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Brisbane - Embark Spirit of Queensland

Join fellow guests as you board Spirit of Queensland for your train journey to Cairns. The moment you step on board, you’ll be transported into a world of relaxation. With state-of-the-art facilities, the Spirit of Queensland tilt train offers you the classic old-world charms of rail travel with the ultimate mix of modern-day comforts. Turn on your personal in-seat entertainment or simply admire the spectacular vistas from your window as the scenes transform from the urban sights of Brisbane to the lush green landscapes of rural Queensland.


Disembark - Cairns

After you disembark from the comfort of the Spirit of Queensland, the balmy air and the azure waters of Cairns will transport you into a tropical paradise. The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns enjoys thriving tourism, but a leisurely pace of life prevails here.


at Leisure

Hire a car and explorer the region with its numerous waterfalls, farmers markets or perhaps visit nearby Port Douglas. Take a stroll along the Cairns Esplanade, enjoy the ocean views in the beautiful evening light and try some of the Balinese-inspired cuisine in one of the harbour-front restaurants.


Skyrail & Reef Day Tour

Highlighting two of Tropical North Queensland's most popular tourist attractions, this compact day tour combines a visit to the stunning cay and coral reefs of Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef with the spectacular views and unique experience of the Kuranda Skyrail and World Heritage listed rainforest.


Embark 7 night cruise aboard Pacific Explorer

Get off the beaten track on P&O's most jam packed Papua New Guinea holiday and sample all of the highlights from this incredible region.


at Sea

Enjoy days and nights filled with entertainment, relaxation, and delicious cuisine. P&O cruises offer unbeatable convenience, the freedom to customise every day of your holiday, and an experience you truly won’t find anywhere on land.


Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Located on Papua New Guinea’s northeastern tip, this province - blessed with natural beauty but plagued with an unlucky past - has literally risen from the ashes. Rabaul people are known for rich cultural heritage endowed in the spiritual realm of their ancestors and passed down from generations. A culture driven by ancestral spirits portrayed by ritual, melody, chants, rhythm and movement.


Kiriwina Islands, Papua New Guinea

Here, one of the world’s most intact island cultures resides on one of the world’s most untouched islands, and you are among the select few who are lucky enough to experience them both.


Conflict Islands

Don't be fooled by the name, this is paradise in the Coral Sea! A picturesque group of 21 islands surrounding a bright blue lagoon, the Conflict Islands are home to one of the world’s most bio-diverse reef systems. Make the most of this island paradise by kayaking, snorkeling and stand-up paddle-boarding as well as glass bottom boat and outrigger canoe tours.


at Sea

Enjoy days and nights filled with entertainment, relaxation, and delicious cuisine. P&O cruises offer unbeatable convenience, the freedom to customise every day of your holiday, and an experience you truly won’t find anywhere on land.


Cairns - Disembark

Today you bid farewell to Cairns as you make your way to the airport for your return flight home.



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