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Climate: 76 to 83 degrees
Dry Season: May thru October
Wet and monsoon season: Nov thru April
Water Temp: 75 to 85 degrees
Visibility: Up to 150ft
Currency: Australia dollar AUD
Electricity: some hotels have 110 but mostly 240 volts
Language: English


When you arrive in Australia be prepared for a lot of adventure. There is so much to do there from some amazing diving or white water rafting, taking in the spectacular view of the rainforest as you glide in the skyrail over the treetops. Even try a hot air balloon ride. One of my favorite adventures is taking a trip to the outback, walking into the lava tubes and have a campfire breakfast with the kangaroos out in the wild. Australia's biggest attraction is its natural beauty.  It isMyron Haynes the same in size as the United States. Australia has many exotic animals from koalas, wombats and of course the kangaroos. The landscape varies from endless horizons to dense tropical rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef which is the only living thing that can be seen outer space.

Great Barrier Reef Cairns, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is located in the far north of Australia where you can find some of the most exotic and rare diving and snorkeling in the world. The Great Barrier Reef has been a favorite point for the eastern coast of north Australia for centuries. Discovered by James Cook, who claimed Australia for Britain in 1770.

Since then the Great Barrier Reef has been a fascination for everyone who visits it, something they will never forget. Beautiful reefs, exotic fish, giant clams, mantas, whale sharks, brilliantly clear water a rejuvenating experience. Whether you are interested in deep-sea diving among giant wrasse, or snorkeling in shallow water surrounded by tiny fish, the Great Barrier Reef is a place for everyone. 



To experience the diving in Australia you will want to do it from either Mike Balls Spoilsport or Spirit of Freedom.  From the tantalizing food to the spectacular diving you’ll be talking about it for years to come.

Mike Ball’s Spoilsport

Dive with the most awarded liveaboard. Experience unbelievable diving in the Coral Sea and Cod Hole. Diving with the Potato Cod who are friendly giants and can weight up to 500 lbs. Also Pixie Pinnacle where you can see soft corals, giant fans, mantis shrimp, nudibranchs, barracudas, and jacks all in one dive.

Packages include:

Twin or double cabins
Flight from Cairns to Lizard Island

Call 1-866-541-8390 for pricing information 

All prices are per person, double occupancy (tax, marine park fee and fuel surcharge not included)

Spirit of Freedom

This is one of the Australia’s largest live a boards at 120 feet. You will be pleased with the gourmet meals and cabins that are roomy with your own private bath. Their dive sites include Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs and North Horn where you will dive with the sharks, Osprey Reef walls, Coral Sea.

Packages include:

Deluxe cabins with private bath
Meals and wines with dinnerMyron Haynes
Flight from Cairns to Lizard Island
All prices are per person, double occupancy (tax, marine park fee and fuel surcharge not included)

Hotel Packages:
7 nights in a standard room with transfers

Call 1-866-541-8390 for pricing information
All prices are per person, double occupancy- tax not included


Call 1-866-541-8390 for pricing information 

Ultimate Kuranda Experience: 

Kuranda Ultimate Tour with Train & Skyrail with Tropic Wings, including Kuranda Train, Army Duck Tour, BBQ Lunch, Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers, Dreamtime Walk, Koala and Wildlife Park, Skyrail, and Kuranda Levy

Undara Outback:


-2 nights accommodation, all National Park fees, tours and meals as indicated, evening activities, hotel pick-up from Cairns, return coach transfers from Cairns,

Day One:  Travel west through the beautiful Atherton Tablelands and on into Tropical North Queensland’s Outback region, known as the Gulf of Savannah.  On arrival at lava Lodge settle in and relax or take one of the many self guided walking trails, followed by an evening of activities.  Overnight at the Lava Lodge or Swags Tent Village.  Lunch and dinner included.

Day Two:  Rise to a bush breakfast and then join your Savannah Guide for a fascinating half day tour of the lava tubes followed by an evening Sunset Tour.  Overnight at the Lava Lodge or Swags Tent Village with evening activities.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day Three:  Rise to a bush breakfast and then join your Savannah Guide for a Heritage Tour.  You will travel to Iron Pot Creek to enjoy a traditional “smoko” with billy tea and biscuits.  Along the way you will learn of the great pioneering spirit, the innovative ways that were used to overcome the harsh conditions, and the domestic lifestyle endured during the 1800’s.  Afternoon departure to Cairns from Lava Lodge.  Breakfast and lunch included.

Two Day Combo - Green Island & Kuranda 

Day One
Kuranda Scenic Railway | Kuranda Village | Rainforest station Nature Park | Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience | Army Duck Rainforest Tour | Koala & Wildlife Park | Skyrail Rainforest Cableway | Lunch at own expense | Return Coach Transfers from Accommodation

Day Two
Cruise on Big Cat Catamaran | Full Day (5 hrs) at Green Island | Morning Tea or Coffee | Semi-Submarine Coral Viewing Tour | Buffet Lunch | Choice of Snorkeling or Glass Bottom Boat Tour | Snorkeling Demonstration & Reef Presentation | Fish Feeding Display | Island Rainforest Boardwalks | Return Coach Transfers from Accommodation

Tully River White Water Rafting: Call 1-866-541-8390 for pricing information

Includes return air-conditioned coach transfers from your Cairns, Northern Beaches
Up to 5 hours of rafting.
Safety Equipment - including life jacket, helmets and spray jacket.
Complimentary morning tea & coffee.
Riverside BBQ lunch with tropical fruits, salads, tea, and coffee and cool drinks (vegetarians catered for if advised).
Light refreshments after the trip while viewing the day's video and photos at Rafters Cafe.