10 nights |
from $3795 per person*
TOUR CODE: TQ11
Value Plus escorted tour of Australia’s Sunshine Coast, full of vibrant cities, sun-drenched beaches, tropical rainforests and an abundance of unique wildlife.
2020 SEP: 7, 18 OCT: 5, 16 NOV: 2, 13
All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.
November 13, 2020
Valid for travel between:
09/07/2020 – 11/13/2020
Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.
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Tour also operates in reverse: please enquire for details. Day 1 Gold Coast Upon arrival spend the day at leisure exploring Surfers Paradise. Perhaps wander downtown or walk along Surfers Paradise Beach. Stay: Gold Coast, Voco Hotel Day 2 Gold Coast Departing the Gold Coast this morning, you’ll head north to the Sunshine Coast. Visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Here you will be given the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of conservation and see many native Australian species up close. Continue to the Sunshine Coast and check in to your resort. Stay: Sunshine Coast, Novotel Twin Waters Resort Breakfast Day 3 Gold Coast, Noosa With some time at leisure this morning, perhaps enjoy the resort or take a stroll along the stunning beachfront. Later, travel to Hervey Bay and join your cruise transfer to the world’s largest sand island, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Here, settle in to your room at Kingfisher Bay Resort. This evening, enjoy dinner in the company of your fellow travellers Stay: Two nights, Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort Breakfast, Dinner Day 4 Fraser Island Located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is a rare and inviting paradise. The untamed wilderness will thrill you from the moment you arrive. Discover the island today with a half-day tour then enjoy time at leisure this afternoon. Slip into island living and perhaps explore the hundreds of walking trails which 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 liner driven ashore during a cyclone in 1935 (own expense). Breakfast, Dinner Day 5 Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton A morning ferry takes you across 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 heading 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. Stay: Central Park Motel Rockhampton Breakfast, Dinner Day 6 Rockhampton, Hamilton Island INSIDER EXPERIENCE Realise your dreams of a tropical island paradise as you arrive at picturesque Hamilton Island. Explore the charming historical town of Rockhampton, known as the gateway to the coast and the Outback. Founded in 1853, the city is home to historic heritage architecture and a rich, fascinating history. Then, travel to Airlie Beach and enjoy one of the region’s most immaculate beaches. Here you will join a ferry through the sparkling Whitsundays towards Hamilton Island. Here, enjoy dinner later this evening. Stay: Two Nights, Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel Breakfast, Dinner Day 7 Hamilton Island You have the entire day at leisure to do as little or as much as you like. Perhaps snorkel off the beach; enjoy a round of golf or hire a buggy to explore this island paradise (all at own expense). Breakfast Day 8 Hamilton Island, Townsville, Mission Beach Take an early morning ferry transfer, gliding from Hamilton Island to the Port of Airlie, where you will reboard your coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy 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 beachfront escape, Castaways Resort and Spa, where the only thing between you and the golden beach is a grassy lawn and a line of coconut palms. Complete with a secluded rainforest swimming area, it won’t be long before you discover why Mission Beach has earned its reputation as a haven for rest and relaxation. Stay: Castaways Resort and Spa Mission Beach Breakfast, Dinner Day 9 Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns INSIDER EXPERIENCE Enjoy lush mountain views from your spacious room at the Pullman Cairns International. INSIDER EXPERIENCE Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda and ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes. As you continue your journey north, you will 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, a natural Australian icon. Arrive in Cairns this afternoon. Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own pace. Stay: Two Nights, Cairns, Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel Breakfast Day 10 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 coral and marine life. INSIDER EXPERIENCE Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai By Night. During an Aboriginal cultural dinner and performance, you will discover the spiritual concept known as Dreamtime, witness a corroboree, then be guided along a flame-lit pathway to a dinner of local produce. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 11 Port Douglas, 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. The Daintree boasts the highest variety of flora and fauna in any rainforest on Earth. At approximately 180 million years old, it remains the world’s oldest living rainforest. Meanwhile, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system; it is even visible from space. Spend some time in this magical destination, relax and enjoy the tranquil surrounds then return to Cairns, where the tour concludes with a transfer to the airport. Breakfast
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