Spectacular sightseeing experiences
Cairns To Brisbane Sunlander
– Picturesque Coffs Harbour
– Stop in Byron Bay
– Cape Byron Lighthouse
– Fraser Island 4WD Adventure
– Historic Langmorn Station
– Hamilton Island Stay
– Billabong Sanctuary Tour
– Opal Demonstration
– Visit Millaa Millaa Falls
– See the Curtain Fig Tree – Cruise on Lake Barrine
– See the Great Barrier Reef
– Snorkel or watch the Fish in
the Underwater Observatory
– Travel on the Kuranda Railway
– Ride the Skyrail Cableway
– Tjapukai Aboriginal
– INCLUDED Aboriginal
Premium 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
– Full Buffet Breakfasts (12)
– Lunch (1)
– Exciting Highlight Dinner (1)
– Hotel Dinners (6) YOUR CHOICE Accommodation
– Twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels
– Welcome Drink
– All-purpose travel wallet and map
– Airport transfers (Day prior to tour from Sydney Airport – flights anytime; Day 13 to Cairns Airport – flights anytime)
– Hotel porterage included
Day 1 Thu: Sydney – Coffs Harbour
Depart Sydney at 7.30 am. Travel the scenic coastline of New South Wales, stopping at the coastal town of Port Macquarie. Continue to Coffs Harbour. Tonight enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions.
Hotel: Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour.Day 2 Fri: Byron Bay – Gold Coast
This morning journey to the Cape Byron Lighthouse and enjoy the superb views from Australia’s easternmost point. Stop in exclusive Byron Bay for lunch (own expense), before following the lush Tweed River Valley to the famous Gold Coast. Tonight is free to dine at one of the many restaurants and cafés.
Hotel: Watermark Hotel, Gold Coast.
Day 3 Sat: Gold Coast – Fraser Island
Travel along the Gold Coast to Brisbane for an orientation tour of the city and learn about opals. Continue on to Hervey Bay for the ferry crossing to Fraser Island. Renowned for its beauty and unique ecology, the island is now protected for posterity as a World Heritage Area.
Hotel: Kingfisher Bay Resort & Village, Fraser Island, 2 nights.
Day 4 Sun: Fraser Island
Today join your 4WD vehicle for a half-day tour of the island. Marvel at the majestic rainforest at Central Station. Visit Lake McKenzie, a beautiful freshwater lake, surrounded by white sandy beaches.
Day 5 Mon: Rockhampton
Return to the mainland and 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 Rockhampton, situated on the broad Fitzroy River. Dine out this evening at the Dreamtime Cultural Centre. Learn about Aboriginal culture and traditions and be entertained.
Hotel: Leichhardt Hotel, Rockhampton.
Day 6 Tue: Hamilton Island
Travel north via Mackay, to Shute Harbour where you join a catamaran for your short cruise through the Whitsundays to Hamilton Island. Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner on the terrace of the Reef View Hotel overlooking the main swimming pool.
Hotel: Reef View Hotel – Coral Sea View Rooms, Hamilton Island, 2 nights.Day 7 Wed: Hamilton Island
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Hamilton Island. Opportunity to join a morning tour of the island including the fauna park or take a cruise to Whitehaven Beach. Perhaps hire a golf cart and explore the island yourself. Tonight is free for independent dining at one of the many restaurants available on the island.
Day 8 Thu: Townsville
Head north to the tropical city of Townsville. Enjoy a guided tour of Billabong Sanctuary. This afternoon is free to relax or perhaps take a stroll along The Strand.
Hotel: Jupiters Townsville Hotel & Casino, Townsville.
Day 9 Fri: Atherton Tablelands
Journey north then climbs the high tropical plateau known as the Atherton Tablelands. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the famous Curtain Fig Tree. Enjoy a guided cruise on Lake Barrine, before making our way to Port Douglas.
Hotel: Mantra Treetops Resort & Spa, Port Douglas, 2 nights.
Day 10 Sat: Port Douglas ‘Free Time’
Free day in Port Douglas today. There is an opportunity to explore the World Heritage rainforest, join a guided cruise on the Daintree River to perhaps spot the fearless saltwater crocodile, enjoy a walk along spectacular Four Mile Beach, or just sit back and relax by the pool. Your Tour Director will be able to assist you with bookings.
Day 11 Sun: Great Barrier Reef
Join the Reef Magic catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation and view the spectacular corals 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 delicious tropical buffet lunch, before we return to Cairns this afternoon.
Hotel: Novotel Oasis Cairns, Cairns, 2 nights.Day 12 Mon: Kuranda
Board the Kuranda train for a historic journey taking you through the scenic countryside behind Cairns. Arrive at the cultural rainforest village of Kuranda with time to wander through the various stalls of the colourful Kuranda Markets. Later, board the Skyrail Cableway that takes you above the canopy of the tropical rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and learn about this ancient culture through theatre, stage shows and demonstrations, before your transfer back to the hotel.
Day 13 Tue: Depart Cairns
Your tour concludes today after breakfast. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight.
Spend a few days on beautiful Dunk Island after your tour.
Take the opportunity to travel the coastal stretch between Cairns and Brisbane on The Sunlander or the revolutionary Tilt Train. Enjoy sweeping views and a taste of real Queensland hospitality in a travel experience with comfort and style. Prices are from $915 for The Sunlander and from $385 for the Tilt Train per person, twin share, one way.