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- Comfortable accommodation
- Travel by luxury coach
- Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
- Airport transfers
- 5 Full buffet breakfasts
- 1 Lunch
- 1 Be My Guest dinner
- 2 Dinners with wine
- Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
Queensland Islands & Rainforest Tour
This bijou tropical escape features sun-drenched white beaches, crystal-clear waters and lush rainforest. Relax on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, snorkel on Whitehaven Beach and cruise to the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef. Stop at Millaa Millaa Falls & the Curtain Fig Tree in World Heritage listed rainforest. Relax in idyllic Mission Beach. Skirt across the treetops on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Venture inland to discover spectacular rainforests and waterfalls, and complete your journey in tropical Cairns.
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Day 1 – 2 Welcome to Hamilton Island
Day 1: Welcome to Hamilton Island
One of 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsunday group in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island boasts pristine beaches and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life. Tonight, meet your Travel Director at a Welcome Reception.
Day 2: Hamilton Island
Cruise to Whitehaven Beach and wander in peace along its 7 kms of pure white sand. Or if you’re feeling energetic, take a walk to Hill’s Inlet for views over the Whitsunday islands and the sparkling waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Back on Hamilton Island, the afternoon is yours in this tropical paradise.
Hotel: Reef View Hotel, 2 nights
Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner with wine. Day 2: Breakfast
Day 3 Hamilton Island – Mission Beach
Take the ferry back to the mainland this morning and continue along the Bruce Highway, stopping off in Townsville with time for a stroll along the Strand with its views to Magnetic Island. Your next destination is Mission Beach, where your accommodation offers superb views over the Coral Sea.
Hotel: Castaways Resort & Spa
Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine
Day 4 – 5 Mission Beach – Cairns – Great Barrier Reef
Day 4: Mission Beach – Cairns
Take some time out this morning to wander along the shores of Mission Beach, before setting out on today’s journey to the high tropical plateau of the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, spectacular waterfalls and peaceful lakes abound. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the heritage-listed 500-yearold Curtain Fig Tree, and keep an eye out for the magnificent Ulysses butterfly. Then, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the local markets, before travelling on to Cairns via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
Day 5: Great Barrier Reef
Board a high-speed catamaran today and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling (equipment provided) to view this natural living wonder at first hand, or view the coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board before you return to Cairns. Be my guest dining experienceThis evening join a family in their Cairns home for a Be My Guest Aussie BBQ dinner. Spend a leisurely evening enjoying an informal chat with the family and learning about life in the tropics.
Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 2 nights
Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast. Day 5: Breakfast, lunch and Be My Guest dinner
Day 6 Farewell from Cairns
Say farewell to your fellow travelers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Pricing & Departures
|From||Jan 20, 2020||$2,275|
|From||Feb 9, 2020||$2,275|
|From||Mar 8, 2020||$2,275|
|From||Apr 12; Aug 2, 2020||$2,275|
|From||Sep 27; Oct 25; Nov 22; Dec 20, 2020||$2,275|
|From||Jan 17; Feb 14; Mar 14, 2021||$2,275|
|From||Apr 11; Jun 13; Jul 18; Sep 19; Oct 17; Nov 14; Dec 12, 2021||$2,275|
|From||Jan 16; Feb 13; Mar 22, 2022||$2,275|
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- Land only package
- Prices are per person based on double occupancy
- Limited space is subject to availability and prior sale
- Prices in US dollars unless otherwise noted
- Prices reflect cash discount
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