Arrive into Cairns and transfer up to Port Douglas. Meet your fellow travellers tonight over a Welcome Dinner.
A laidback tropical town where two World Heritage-listed regions meet, the Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef, it’s not hard to understand why Port Douglas is one of Far North Queensland’s favourite holiday spots. You’ll enjoy a special Insider Experience here today.
Surrounded by rainforest, experience the peaceful oasis of Millaa Millaa Falls before joining an Insider Experience. Continue onwards to beautiful Mission Beach. It’s hard to beat the location of your resort, just steps from the sand. Sit back, relax and take in your epic surrounds over dinner this evening.
Enjoy a tour of the tropical city of Townsville, surrounded by rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Travel to Airlie Beach where you’ll board a ferry for your journey through the Whitsunday Islands, arriving at the picturesque resort of Hamilton Island.
A whole day to yourself on Hamilton Island. Wade into the water and snorkel right off the beach and discover the region’s many species of tropical fish. Or pick a quiet patch of sand for a day of relaxation. You might even choose to venture further afield on a cruise to Whitehaven Beach (additional expense).
Board your return ferry transfer from Hamilton Island to the Port of Airlie. Then re-join your coach and travel to Rockhampton. Known as the beef capital of Australia, more than 2.5 million head of cattle is farmed within a 250-kilometre radius of the city. Wide streets and fine Victorian architecture reflect the region’s wealthy 19th-century gold and copper mining boom, as well as the successful cattle industry. Enjoy a casual dinner with your group this evening.
Head south to Hervey Bay and enjoy a ferry crossing over to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Spend the afternoon relaxing at your resort before dinner.
Today you’ll discover the world’s largest sand island with a half-day guided tour. Bounce along sandy tracks through lush rainforest, explore sparkling freshwater lakes, and drive along 75 Mile Beach. Then, with an afternoon at leisure, perhaps visit the historic wreck of the Maheno – a Trans-Tasman liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1932. Alternatively, make the most of the island’s many walking tracks, or simply relax on a peaceful stretch of white sand with a good book.
Take the ferry back to Hervey Bay and continue to the Sunshine Coast where you’ll have free time to relax before a Farewell Dinner.
Waking up right by the ocean, why not take an early morning stroll on the beach or linger over the water views at breakfast. Later, enjoy an Insider Experience before arriving in Brisbane where your tour will conclude.