Cairns: From $1,199 for a Tropical Getaway including Great Barrier Reef Tour and Scenic Rail and Skyway Day Trip Cairns is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city nestled between the sea life of the Great Barrier Reef and the rolling downs of the Atherton Tablelands. As the gateway to the wet tropics, the city buzzes with a lively mix of travellers, from backpackers to luxury-seekers keen to soak up ... More Info

Cairns: From $1,199 for a Tropical Getaway including Great Barrier Reef Tour and Scenic Rail and Skyway Day Trip

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Highlights
  • Hotel awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013
  • Includes two days of unique, only-in-Cairns activities
  • Sail the Outer Great Barrier Reef in a glass bottom boat and semi-submarine
  • Snorkel among the coral and feed brilliantly-coloured fish
  • Admire the World Heritage listed rainforest from the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail
Fine Print

How to Redeem

  • Can travel from: 1 Dec 2013
  • Can travel to: 31 Mar 2014
  • Must book by: 15 Mar 2014
  • Phone to book: 1800 663 396
  • Email to book: admin@travstar.com
  • State name, contact number and preferred dates of stay, plus Groupon Voucher and Security Codes
  • Present printed voucher on arrival

Image 1Cairns is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city nestled between the sea life of the Great Barrier Reef and the rolling downs of the Atherton Tablelands. As the gateway to the wet tropics, the city buzzes with a lively mix of travellers, from backpackers to luxury-seekers keen to soak up the sun. As night falls, the wide streets come alive with bars, galleries and seafood restaurants enticing diners by the waterside.

Choose from Two Options


  • $1,199 for a four-day getaway for two adults
  • $1,299 for a four day getaway for two adults and up to two children



Included in all options:

  • Four nights in a Standard Room with ocean views
  • Outer Barrier Reef tour
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ride
  • $50 Mercure Cairns Harbourside food and beverage voucher
  • Transfers to and from Kuranda Scenic Railway
     

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The Experience


Groupies spend their days exploring the natural splendour of the Great Barrier Reef and rainforest and their nights enjoying the comforts of a Standard Room at the Mercure Cairns Harbourside. The waterfront hotel offers a raft of amenities, including 24 hour reception, in-house restauant, free hourly shuttles to the CBD, wireless internet in public areas, free secure undercover parking, 24-hour room service and a spa and outdoor pool.

After spending their first day settling in, guests spend Day Two on the Reef Magic Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Tour. Departing nearby Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.15am, the Reef Magic pontoon travels 90 minutes out to the Outer Barrier Reef for five hours of activities including semi-submarine and glass bottom boat rides, fish feeding and unlimited snorkelling (equipment provided). A smorgasbord lunch and unlimited tea, coffee and drinking water are provided. On Day Three, guests are transferred to Freshwater Station to catch the famous Kurunda Scenic Railway, an historic train that runs through the rainforest and drops passengers at the charming village of Kurunda to sightsee and shop at the daily Heritage Markets. At the end of their allotted time in the village, guests board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and ride back down to Caravonica Lakes. The remainder of their time in Cairns is completely free, with guests checking out on the morning of Day Five.

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The Area: Cairns

 

Cairns is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city nestled between the sea life of the Great Barrier Reef and the rolling downs of the Atherton Tablelands. As the gateway to the wet tropics, the city buzzes with a lively mix of travellers, from backpackers to luxury-seekers keen to soak up the sun. As night falls, the wide streets come alive with bars, galleries and seafood restaurants enticing diners by the waterside.

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Snorkel, dive or simply recline on a glass-bottomed boat to admire the breathtaking wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Take a luxurious day trip to Port Douglas, an hour’s drive north, to dine on succulent seafood and shop in fashion boutiques. Walk among the towering ancient trees and lush greenery of the World Heritage Daintree rainforest, keeping an eye out for brilliantly-coloured butterflies and rare tropical birds; or marvel at enormous prehistoric reptiles in one of the region’s crocodile parks.

Closer to home, take a stroll down the Esplanade to find countless dining options and interesting shops. By night the same stretch comes alive with the Night Markets, where clothes, trinkets and Australian keepsakes are all up for grabs. Spend days simply soaking up the tropical sun on the beach, splashing about in the water when the heat gets too much.

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Room Details



Standard Room with ocean views

  • Bed size/type: King or twin double
  • Balcony with views of the Coral Sea
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Free cable television & LCD TV
  • Shower over bath
  • In-room safes
  • Pay-per-view movies
  • Mini fridge
  • Mini bar on request





Hotel Policies

 

  • Checkout: 11am
  • Parking: free secure undercover parking


Mercure harbourside was the place to go just what we were wanting. Nice comfy bed a balcony good service and price. The location was perfect. We will stay again here.
Ned K, TripAdvisor, November 2013

Excellant location combined with excellant service and quality. Shuttle service to city centre a great idea, as you can wander around the city then a leasurly stroll backalong the waterfront to the hotel.
Douglas H, TripAdvisor, November 2013

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