Tropical Islands & Rainforest

9 days,

8 nights |

from $3395 per person*

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TOUR CODE: QGC

Explore the scenic coastline that stretches between the Gold Coast and Cairns with a guided tour that takes you from Sarina Sugar Mill and Langmorn Station to Fraser Island. Finish off with a visit to gorgeous Hamilton Island and snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Quality accommodation
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Tour Highlights

  • Choose your island lifestyle at Hamilton Island. Take a ferry to famous Whitehaven Beach or hike up to Passage Peak followed by a dip in the pool. You have the freedom to roam around just the way you like.
  • Spend two nights on incredible Fraser Island, then enjoy a day out further north, on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Live it up on Hamilton Island as you please: take a ferry to Whitehaven Beach or TIME enjoy an indulgent dinner.
  • Take a sneak peek at Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital and koala rehabilitation project, SUSTAINABLE supported by AAT Kings.

Flight Information

Flights are not included in the tour price; please call our team for the current flight prices. Any flights referred to in the itinerary are an additional expense; these are the suggested group flights:

  • Day prior to tour commencement: flights can arrive into Brisbane at any time
  • Day 9: Flights to depart Cairns any time after breakfast

Departure Dates

2020 APR: 9 JUL: 30 SEP: 24 OCT: 22 NOV: 19 DEC: 17 Please click here for full booking conditions.

All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

December 1, 2020

Valid for travel between:

04/01/2020 – 12/17/2020

Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.

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Day 1 Gold Coast – K’gari (Fraser Island) This morning visit Australia Zoo made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin and his family. Enjoy a sneak peek into the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and see how AAT Kings works with the Wildlife Warriors to support the koala rehabilitation project at the hospital, the country’s largest and busiest wildlife facility. This afternoon the ferry will take you across to the World Heritage listed K’gari, also known as Fraser Island. Hotel: Kingfisher Bay Resort, 2 nights Day 2 K’gari (Fraser Island) A day of discovery lies ahead as your 4WD tour takes you for a ride around the island’s must-see sites. Visit Lake McKenzie, ringed with magnificent white sandy beaches. Walk through the ancient rainforest at Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek with its huge satiny, scribbly gum and kauri trees. Across the island to 75 Mile Beach, the sand highway will take you up the eastern coast to the Pinnacles Coloured Sands; cooling, calm waters of Eli Creek and the famous sinking Maheno Shipwreck. Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Day 3 K’gari (Fraser Island) – Rockhampton Visit Langmorn Station, a fully operational family run cattle station. Meet the Creed family and take a guided tour of the property including the original family homestead, built in 1873. Enjoy afternoon tea in the garden in the company of the pet kangaroo! Cross the Tropic of Capricorn as you arrive in Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. Your night is free so why not try some local beef at one of the town’s steakhouses. Hotel: Quality Hotel Regent, Rockhampton Included Meals: Breakfast Day 4 Rockhampton – Hamilton Island Travel north to Sarina today for a guided tour of its unique miniature sugar mill and distillery. At Airlie Beach you’ll catch the ferry to Hamilton Island, one of 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsunday group in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The spectacular island boasts pristine beaches and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life. Hotel: Reef View Hotel, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Day 5 Hamilton Island Free Time Today is yours to indulge in your own pleasures – consider an optional experience. Perhaps cruise to famous Whitehaven Beach, take a scenic flight over the iconic Heart Reef or sit back with a good book by one of the resort’s stunning pools. Included Meals: Breakfast Day 6 Hamilton Island – Mission Beach Take the ferry back to the mainland this morning, from where you’ll head north to the seaside town of Mission Beach. Nestled between World Heritage rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, your accommodation offers superb views over the Coral Sea. Hotel: Castaways Resort & Spa Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Day 7 Mission Beach – Cairns Today’s journey takes you to the Atherton Tablelands, with its lush rainforests, spectacular waterfalls and peaceful lakes. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the heritage listed 500-yearold Curtain Fig Tree, and keep an eye out for the magnificent Ulysses butterfly. Spend some free time in Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest’, before travelling on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Your six-person gondola will provide spectacular views of the rainforest and the Coral Sea. Hotel: Pacific Hotel Cairns, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast Day 8 Great Barrier Reef Board a high-speed catamaran today and cruise out to the iconic Great Barrier Reef, the only living organism that can be seen from the moon. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling (equipment provided) or view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and glass bottom boat. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board, before you return in the late afternoon for a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner Day 9 Farewell from Cairns Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Included Meals: Breakfast

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*Terms & Conditions (US):

Prices are land only, ‘from’ per person, based on double occupancy and valid for travel in low season. International airfare is not included. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (27 March 2020). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Subject to availability, this offer may be withdrawn at any time. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour code: QGC. CST#2001136-50.

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