11 Day Australia East Coast Adventure from $3,945

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 10 Nights accommodations
  • Immersive Insider Experiences
  • 10 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) & 6 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia
  • Luggage porterage for your convenience
  • After Hours Emergency Travel Assistance
11 Day Australia East Coast Adventure

Get ready for an 11 day escorted tour of Australia’s Sunshine Coast, full of vibrant cities, sun-drenched beaches, tropical rainforests and an abundance of unique wildlife. Visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Enjoy two nights at the wonderful Kingfisher Bay Resort on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda and ride above the treetops. Cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform situated right on the iconic Great Barrier Reef. This is the perfect trip to see the East Coast of Australia!

 


VIEW ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive Gold Coast

 

Be met on arrival and be transferred to your hotel.

One Night: Gold Coast, Mantra on View Hotel

 

Day 2. Gold Coast, Noosa

Insider Experience: Head north to the Sunshine Coast and visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Gain an in-depth understanding of wildlife conservation and see many native Australian species up close. Insider Experience: Continue to the chic resort town of Noosa and dine with locals at the Noosa Surf Club. B D

One Night: Sebel Noosa

 

Day 3 – Noosa, Fraser Island

After some time in Noosa, travel to Hervey Bay and join your cruise transfer to the world’s largest sand island, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Insider Experience: Here, settle in to your room at Kingfisher Bay Resort. This evening, enjoy dinner at your resort. B D

Two Nights: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort

 

Day 4 – Fraser Island

Discover Fraser Island today with a half-day tour and some time at leisure this afternoon. Slip into island living and perhaps explore the hundreds of fantastic walking trails that criss-cross the island. Immerse yourself in the ancient rainforests or explore the coloured sand cliffs on Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Perhaps visit the wreck of the Maheno, a trans-Tasman liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1935 (own expense). B

 

Day 5 – Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton

A morning ferry takes you across spectacular Hervey Bay, where you will discover why this special place is often referred to as the jewel in Queensland’s crown. The journey concludes back on the mainland where you will rejoin your coach to continue north. Travel through sugarcane country, crossing some of the many narrow-gauge railway lines that transport sugarcane from the field to processing plants in town, an iconic sight of rural Queensland. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton, known as the beef capital of Australia, where you will enjoy dinner this evening. B D

One Night: Central Park Motel Rockhampton

 

Day 6 – Rockhampton, Hamilton Island

Explore the charming historical town of Rockhampton, known as the gateway to the coast. Then, travel to Airlie Beach and enjoy one of the region’s most beautiful beaches. Here you will join a ferry through the sparkling Whitsundays. Insider Experience: Realize your dreams of a tropical island paradise as you arrive at picturesque Hamilton Island. B D

Two Nights: Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel

 

Day 7 – Hamilton Island

You have the entire day at leisure. Perhaps snorkel off the beach; enjoy a round of golf or hire a buggy to explore this beautiful island (all at own expense). B

WHITEHAVEN BEACH EXCURSION: Enjoy a half-day to explore the never-ending pristine sands of Whitehaven Beach (own expense). Enquire for further details.

 

Day 8 – Hamilton Island, Townsville, Mission Beach

Take an early morning ferry transfer to the Port of Airlie, where you will re-board your coach and travel to Townsville for a tour of the city. Continue to Mission Beach, the destination where two of the most stunning World Heritage-listed areas meet; the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Arrive at your haven, Castaways Resort & Spa. B D

One Night: Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach

 

Day 9 – Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

Discover the lush Atherton Tablelands. This region is part of the Waterfalls Circuit, including magnificent Millaa Millaa Falls, known to be some of the most photographed falls in Australia. As you journey towards Cairns, you will visit the Curtain Fig Tree, an iconic natural Australian icon. Insider Experience: Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda and ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes. Arrivie in Cairns this afternoon. Insider Experience: Enjoy mountain views from your spacious room at the Pullman Cairns International. B

Two Nights: Pullman Cairns International

 

Day 10 – Cairns, Great Barrier Reef

Insider Experience: Cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy five hours amid the colourful coral and marine life. Enjoy the unique chance to snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon; walk through the underwater observatory; learn about the delicate ecosystem and view the reef during a tour on the semi-submersible or glass bottom boat; or relax on the sun deck of your ship. This is one of the most perfect destinations on the Great Barrier Reef for viewing the unique and vibrant species of coral and fish that call the reef home. Insider Experience: Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai By Night this evening in Cairns. During this Aboriginal cultural dinner and performance you will discover the spiritual concept known as the Dreamtime, and witness a traditional corroboree. Then be guided along a flame-lit pathway to enjoy a dinner of delicious regional produce. B L D

 

Day 11 – Port Douglas, Depart Cairns

Drive to the pretty coastal township of Port Douglas for a guided tour. This patch of tropical paradise is the meeting point of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. After some time here to relax and enjoy the tranquil surrounds, return to Cairns and transfer to the airport. B

 

 

Pricing & Departures

Sep 17, 2019 $3,945
Oct 15, 2019 $3,945
Jan 21; Feb 18; Mar 17, 2020 $3,945
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