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Cairns Ultimate Getaway Package offers the ultimate in value, price, inclusions and relaxation. Enjoy the best that Cairns has to offer.

Package includes:-

  • 3 or 4 nights at Shangri-La
  • Breakfast daily at Shangri-La for 2 people
  • Kuranda Train & Skyrail
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • 3 nights at Green Island Resort 
  • Breakfast daily at Green Island Resort
  • Return ferry transfers from Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef Outer Reef cruise
  • Many island activities

DAY 1 - Check in to Shangri-la Cairns

Shangri-La Cairns is ideally situated in the city centre at the Marlin Marina connected to the Pier shopping complex, and adjacent to the Esplanade. Conveniently located within 5 minutes walking distance to the Cairns Convention Centre and only 10 minutes drive from the Cairns Airport.


  • 255 guest rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Children's pool
  • Jacuzzi & Sauna
  • 24 hour reception
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour in room dining
  • Fitness Centre
  • Restaurant (North Food & Wine)
  • Bar (Bá8)
  • Early arrival / late departure lounge
  • Table tennis
  • 16 function rooms
  • Business centre

Special Offers:

  • Children Specials:
    - under 6 years eat FREE when dining with adult
    Children 6 to 11 years receive 50% discount when dining with a paying adult.
  • Honeymoon / Anniversary Offer: Receive a complimentary bottle of Australian sparkling wine
  • Internet - Complimentary internet access throughout your stay
  • Late check-out at 11am

ROOMS FEATURES: (Superior Rooms, Deluxe Marina)

  • 1 King or 2x Queen Beds
  • Superior City/Garden View and Deluxe Marina have interconnecting rooms
  • 32.5 sqm
  • Lounge area, balcony or verandah
  • Separate bath & shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Executive writing desk
  • Data port
  • IDD telephone
  • Safe deposit box
  • Flat screen TV
  • In-house movie channels
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini-bar and refrigerator

ADDITIONALLY HORIZON CLUB & SUITES: (Horizon Club, Executive & One bedroom Suites)

  • Horizon Club Marina View:  56sqm, 1x King or 2x Queen beds
  • Horizon Club Premier: 1x King or 2x Single beds
  • Executive Suite:  49.5sqm, 1x King bed
  • One bedroom Suite:  58sqm, 1x King or 2x Queen beds

Horizon Club Lounge Privileges:

  • Private check in and check out
  • Access to exclusive Horizon Club Lounge
  • Breakfast daily 7am-10:30am in Horizon Club Lounge
  • Evening cocktail drinks & canapés 5pm - 7pm in Horizon Club Lounge 
  • Refreshments served throughout the day
  • Complimentary welcome fruit basket
  • Complimentary suit pressing & shoe shine
  • Complimentary daily newspaper
  • L’Occitane amenities

The Pier Shopping Complex:

  • 9 restaurants and 3 bars
  • Wellness spa
  • Gym (Your Fitness)
  • Hairdresser
  • Boutiques
  • Undercover parking additional charge

DAY TWO - Kuranda Train & Skyrail


  • Pickup from Shangri-La at 7:20am
  • 08:45am Train to Kuranda
  • Arrives in Kuranda at approx 10:15am
  • Free time to explore the Village
  • Return via Skyrail at 2:45pm
  • Coach transfer back to Shangri-La
  • Arriving approx 4:30pm

Kuranda Scenic Railway:  At Freshwater Station, board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail for your journey to Kuranda.  The Journey takes 1 1/2 hours from Freshwater station. 

Kuranda Village: Stroll the tree-lined streets of Kuranda, punctuated with quaint village architecture, shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes. Spend a few hours or just a short visit, the choice is yours. You will have free time to purchase your lunch and explore Kuranda. Discover the charm, colour and diversity that Kuranda has to offer:

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: At your scheduled time, board Skyrail for your journey to Caravonica Lakes. There are 2 stops enroute to explore Barron Falls and Red Peak Rainforest Boardwalks.  The Journey takes 1hr.15mins

DAY THREE - Free days to explore Cairns at leisure
Lounge by the pool, visit the lagoon, do some shopping or visit some of the attractions round Cairns. The options are endless.


Getting there:
Only 100 metres from the Shangri-La lobby is the Reef Fleet Terminal, checking in at the Green Island Resort counter ready for your ferry departure.
Island is just a 45 minute boat ride from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. These transfers are included in your package and are confirmed at the time of booking. Please allow time to check-in at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

**Please advise your preferred ferry times on booking.

From Cairns - 8.30am, 10.30am, 1.00pm
From Green Island - 9.45am, 12.00pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm

Upon arrival to Green Island your luggage will be transferred directly to your resort room. After check in you are more than welcome to explore the island and take part in the numerous activities.

Your Green Island stay includes:

3 nights on Green Island Resort:

  • Return catamaran ferry transfers from Cairns
  • Full buffet breakfast daily
  • Complimentary sunset drinks
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Rainforest and guided evening nature walk
  • Fish feeding presentation daily
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Non-motorised beach activities such as kayaking, beach volleyball and windsurfing
  • Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon Cruise:
  • Semi Submarine coral viewing tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Buffet lunch

With just 46 luxurious suites, you will discover an intimate haven. Suites are set in clusters under the rainforest canopy and adjoining central facilities via raised covered walkways. They are cleverly secluded from the remainder of the island and day visitor facilities.

Reef Suite
The Reef Suites are perfect for honeymoons and special occasions. These split-level luxury suites have a large king size bed, spacious lounge area, separate bath, shower and private balcony.

Island Suite
The Island Suites consist of a spacious guestroom with either twin (double/double) or king beds. Some rooms can be interconnecting or adjoining for families. All rooms have separate showers and bath and a private balcony. These rooms look over the pool and island natural gardens.

Room Facilities:

  • Cable TV
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Direct dial ISD/STD telephones
  • Mini-bar and refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Private balcony with table & chairs
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower & separate bath
  • In-room safe
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Rechargeable torch
  • Pool & beach towels (available from Reception)

Guest Facilities:

  • Concierge
  • 24-hour reception
  • 2 bars, 1 restaurant and 1 casual grill
  • Guest Lounge
  • Guest Laundry
  • Resort shop and boutique

At 5pm after the day visitors have left enjoy sunset drinks at the jetty with a choice of sparkling wine, beers or orange juice. Fish feeding takes place from the jetty where you will see many tropical fish and a turtle or two if you're lucky!

DAY FIVE: Outer Barrier Reef Cruise *
Board Great Adventures departing the island at 11:15am to your outer reef destination at Moore Reef or Norman Reef. Travel time is approx 60 minutes where you will transfer onto a first class multi-level pontoon from where all the reef activities take place.

Your cruise includes:

  • Air-conditioned fast catamaran
  • 3 Hours at Outer Barrier Reef platform
  • Delicious hot & cold buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing tours
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Buoyancy vests if required
  • Reef education presentation
  • Undercover seating and tables
  • Full Bar Facilities
  • Sun-deck with Sun-lounges
  • Swimming enclosure for children
  • Change rooms
  • Freshwater showers
  • Underwater observatory
  • Scuba Doo - (At additional cost)

*NOTE: The Great Adventures Outer Barrier Reef trip component of this package is subject to weather conditions and non refundable.

DAY SIX: Free Day to Relax or Explore Green Island
Green Island is the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest growing on it, which is home to 126 native plant species, colourful birdlife, surrounded by magnificent coral gardens and is some 15 hectares (approx 37 acres) in size.

DAY SEVEN: End of Package, depart Green Island


  • This package is completely reversible.
  • Children in this package are considered 11 years and under. 
  • Breakfast daily at Shangri-La for stays in Superior to Deluxe Marina Rooms is in North Restaurant
  • Breakfast daily at Shangri-La for stays in Horizon Club, Executive and Suites in Horizon Club lounge
  • Horizon Club, Executive and suites receive additional benefits
  • Great Adventures Outer Barrier Reef trip is a free inclusion and is subject to operating conditions - non-refundable when not completed

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Guest Reviews

1 Day Kuranda Experience (68)

Very enjoyable experience.

Easy to arrange, reliable pick-up and drop-off a very enjoyable experience.

Posted By Smithy

Had a great day

Had a great day in spite of the heavy rain that greeted us in Kuranda.

Posted By Paul Webster


As a coach driver \"James\" was fantastic. A very polite young man with a great personality, very knowledgeable and helpful.

Posted By Lyn Jeffares

Blown away with the whole trip

Our trip to Kuranda by train and the skyrail was up there with one of the best things we have done here in Australia and overseas, our American friends who were with us was totaly blown away with the whole trip.

Posted By Edith Burton

See all 68 reviews for 1 Day Kuranda Experience »

Loved the atmosphere

Loved the atmosphere of Green Island. The accommodation was great and the room service was great. The reception staff were very helpful

Posted By Sharon Ford

Amazing Stay

Everything starting from checking in at the Reef Fleet Terminal went really smoothly. All the Cairns, boat and Island staff were so friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of Green Island, particularly after the day visitors had departed.

Posted By Michael Fisher

We are so impressed

We are so impressed, we intend to return to experience more of he peace and restfulness of this beautiful island resort. Staff are not just attentive & personal; they are warm and friendly and genuinely engaging across all services. Little busy during the day but after the visitors have left there are lots of lovely activities provided by the staff, thank you Green Island resort

Posted By Helen & James Keary

Great holiday!

Great holiday! The only suggestion would be to have a different menu each night.

Posted By Lynn Parsons

See all 208 reviews for Green Island Resort »

Great relaxing day!

Great relaxing day! Met great people. Enjoyed a couple of walks and visited the Butterfly Sanctuary.

Posted By Jacque Bradley

Excellent trip.

Well organized and managed, very helpful staff with good knowledge, an excellent trip.

Posted By Ian Lowe


Good, could not be happier with the whole experience.
Staff & service excellent.

Posted By Philip Taylor

Lovely experience.

Lovely experience. The only blemish was a bottleneck at the 1st cable car changeover. I would certainly recommend the service and experience.

Posted By Brian Dunham

See all 345 reviews for Kuranda in a Day »

Loved it

Just loved it. Breakfast was terrific. Lovely hotel.

Posted By Claude Dudart-Aberdeen

Excellent 5 star hotel

An excellent 5 star hotel with excellent service especially the breakfast

Posted By Damien Godwin

Fantastic Hotel

A fantastic hotel and resort with very friendly, helpful staff.

Posted By Linda Pearce

Shangri La

Great stay.

Posted By Bjorn De Smedt

See all 62 reviews for Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns »

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