Tropical Islands & Rainforest Package
Day 1: Brisbane – Noosa
Join this morning in Brisbane for a scenic city tour and free time for lunch before you visit Australia Zoo, made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin and his family. Enjoy a sneak peek of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and discover the menagerie of animals great and small. The zoo is the ultimate wildlife adventure and its team of more than 500 believes in delivering conservation through exciting education. They will ensure you have a wildlife experience you’ll never forget. Your final destination is Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.
Hotel: Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa, 2 nights. B
Day 2: Noosa ‘Free Time’
Take time out to discover Noosa for yourself. Swim at Noosa Main Beach or venture a little further with an easy, breathtaking walk along the headland through to Noosa National Park. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could take a boat ride through the Noosa Everglades. Pristine beaches, lakes, wetlands, mangroves and diverse flora and fauna are among the spectacular scenery you’ll witness. B
Day 3: Noosa – Fraser Island – Hervey Bay
A day of discovery lies ahead as you explore the wonders of World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Your 4WD tour will visit Rainbow Beach coloured sands (tidal) before heading across by ferry or barge to Fraser Island. Walk through the ancient rainforest at Central Station with its huge satinay, scribbly gum and kauri trees. Visit Lake McKenzie, ringed with magnificent white sandy beaches. Enjoy a barbecue lunch before you transfer by ferry to the mainland for your overnight stay at Hervey Bay.
Hotel: Mantra, Hervey Bay. B L D
Day 4: Hervey Bay – Rockhampton
Today you’ll journey to the beef capital of Australia. En route, stop at Langmorn Station, a fully operational cattle station. Enjoy afternoon tea at the homestead, a restored ‘Queenslander’ built in 1873. Cross the tropic of Capricorn and continue to historic Rockhampton, on the Fitzroy River.
Hotel: Quality Hotel Regent, Rockhampton. B
Day 5: Rockhampton – Hamilton Island
Travel north through Mackay, Australia’s sugar capital, before continuing to Airlie Beach, a gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. At Airlie Beach you’ll take a ferry across to Hamilton Island in the heart of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.
Hotel: Daydream Island Resort & Spa – Ocean Balcony Rooms, 2 nights. B D
Day 6: Hamilton Island ‘Free Time’
A day at leisure to explore Hamilton Island. Perhaps explore beautiful bays, islands and beaches on an optional cruise to Whitehaven Beach. If you’re feeling active, you have the opportunity to take a rainforest walk, play beach volleyball, tennis, water polo, go snorkelling or kayaking. Otherwise just laze by one of the pools, on the beach, or replenish your body and soul at the Spa. B
Day 7: Daydream Island – Mission Beach
Return to the mainland for today’s journey, which takes you further into Tropical Queensland. Stop in Townsville, overlooking Magnetic Island, where there’s time for a stroll along the Strand. You’ll spend tonight in a resort right on the waterfront at Mission Beach.
Hotel: Castaways Resort & Spa, Mission Beach. B D
Day 8: Mission Beach – Cairns
This morning enjoy a leisurely stroll to feel the sand between your toes then continue north to discover the picturesque mountain retreat, Kuranda. Explore the Heritage Markets and art galleries before you choose your mode of transport to your destination. You may choose to travel by coach or take an optional journey above the rainforest over Barron Gorge National Park on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
Hotel: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns, 2 nights. B
Day 9: Great Barrier Reef
Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. Celebrate your vacation this evening at dinner with your Tour Director and new-found friends. Breakfast , Lunch & Farwell Dinner
Day 10: Farwell from Cairns
Your holiday concludes today after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight. B
27 July 17 – Cost $3949.00pp – Twin Share – Limited Seats
21 September 17- Cost $3949.00pp – Twin Share
19 October 17 – Cost $3949.00pp – Twin Share – SOLD OUT
16 November 17 – Cost $3949.00pp – Twin Share – Limited Seats
11 January 18 – Cost $3949.00pp – Twin Share
08 February 18 – Cost $3949.00pp – Twin Share
08 March 18 – Cost $3949.00pp – Twin Share
Departures are guaranteed
Ask us about departures for other months
Deposit of $300.00pp is required 7days from confirmation
Balance is due 90days prior to departure.
- Cruise and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
- Check out amazing wildlife at Australia Zoo
- Visit the koalas in Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital
- Relax in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast
- Explore Fraser Island by 4WD
- Indulge in an Aussie BBQ on Fraser Island
- Swim in Lake McKenzie
- Discover farm life at Langmorn Station with homemade afternoon tea
- Experience island life on Daydream Island and explore the Whitsundays
- Stroll along spectacular Mission Beach
- Visit Kuranda – the village in the rainforest
Best Buys Holiday Inclusions
- Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows
- Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver
- Twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels
- Full Buffet Breakfasts (9) B
- Lunches (2) L
- Dinners (4) D
- Welcome Reception
- Travel wallet and map
- Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)
- Hotel porterage included
Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.
Day prior to holiday – flights anytime into Brisbane
Day 11 Flights anytime from Cairns
Why not extend your holiday by a day and take a day trip to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree National Park. Ask your Tour Director for details.
Tours are in co-operation with AAT Kings