Tropical Lux and Urban Delights – Port Douglas, Gold Coast & Brisbane

13 days,

10 nights |

from $9499 per person*


Escape to an enchanting journey along Australia’s East Coast, where every day unfolds with new adventures and cherished moments.

Begin your vacation amidst the ancient rainforests of Mossman during a four-night retreat at Silky Oaks Lodge. Awaken each morning to the symphony of nature and indulge in tropical breakfasts before setting out on the First Nations Ngadiku Dreamtime walk at Mossman Gorge, where Indigenous guides share the rich cultural heritage and hidden wonders of the Daintree Rainforest. Relax and rejuvenate with daily yoga sessions, signature sunset drinks, and gourmet dinners in the Treehouse Restaurant, perfectly paired with local wines to elevate your dining experience.

But the adventure doesn’t end there – immerse yourself in the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise with Sailaway. Snorkel among vibrant coral gardens, swim alongside colorful marine life, and savor a delicious lunch on board as you soak in the beauty of one of the world’s most remarkable natural wonders.

Continue to the Gold Coast for a three-night stay at QT Gold Coast, where the sun-kissed shores and vibrant energy of the Gold Coast await. Dive into the heart of this coastal paradise with a private Gold Coast in a Day Experience, where you’ll explore hidden gems, soak up the sun, and indulge in a delectable lunch that captures the essence of seaside dining.

Venture to Brisbane for three nights at Emporium Hotel South Bank, where modern luxury meets urban sophistication. Embark on private half-day tours that reveal the city’s charms, from iconic landmarks to cuddly koalas at Lone Pine Sanctuary, and tantalizing tastes on the Sights and Bites tour, where you’ll sample the flavors of Brisbane’s thriving culinary scene.

  • Round-trip airfare on United Airlines from San Francisco to Brisbane, returning from Sydney
  • One-way airfare on Virgin Australia from Brisbane to Cairns and Sydney
  • Round-trip private transfers Cairns Airport to Mossman
  • 4-nights Mossman, Silky Oaks Lodge, Rainforest Retreat including tropical breakfast and dinner in the Treehouse Restaurant matched with wines daily, signature sunset drinks hour and snacks daily, in-suite bar with a selection of local treats and beverages, daily morning open air yoga, exclusive access to Fig Tree Rapids walking trails and one-return scheduled shuttle to Port Doulgas per day.
    • The First Nations Ngadiku Dreamtime walk at Mossman Gorge: a 90-minute Indigenous guided walking discovery of the Daintree Rainforest with return transfers
    • Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise with Sailaway, including lunch, snorkeling and return transfers
  • One-way private transfer from Brisbane Airport/Gold Coast Hotel
  • 3-nights Gold Coast, QT Gold Coast, QT King Room including breakfast
    • Private Gold Coast in a Day Experience including lunch
  • One-way private transfer from Gold Coast Hotel to Brisbane Hotel
  • 3-nights Brisbane, Emporium Hotel South Bank, River King Suite including breakfast
    • Private half-day Brisbane City Sights and Lone Pine Sanctuary
    • Private half-day Brisbane Sights and Bites
  • One-way private transfer from Brisbane Hotel/Airport
  • US/foreign taxes and fees including September 11 Security Fee

All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

May 31, 2024

Valid for travel between:

May 1 – June 29, 2024 & July 24 – September 20, 2024

Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.

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Day 1: Depart USA

This evening make your way to San Francisco Airport for your overnight flight to Brisbane & connecting flight to Cairns. Other gateway cities are available, please call for details and pricing.

Day 2: International Date Line

During your flight, you will cross the International Date Line.

Day 3: Port Douglas (D)

On arrival in Brisbane, clear Customs & Immigration before transferring to the Domestic Terminal for your flight to Cairns. On arrival in Cairns, you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to Mossman and the stunning Silky Oaks Lodge for a four-night stay.

The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 4: Port Douglas (B,D)

Awaken to the heady chorus of the rainforest. Enjoy breakfast in the open-air restaurant overlooking the Mossman River and plan the day’s pursuits, fresh juice, or coffee in-hand.

Explore Far North Queensland like a local on a full-day guided tour. Visit Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation before a cruise on the Daintree River. Not to worry, morning tea and lunch is served along the way (additional charges apply)

Unwind to the restorative rhythm of the tropics with evening drinks and snacks served in the bar. Dine at leisure in the Treehouse Restaurant and enjoy a daily changing four-course menu celebrating the bounty of local, seasonal produce.

Day 5: Port Douglas (B,D)

Join a Great Barrier Reef cruise and visit the outer reef in style onboard a high-speed catamaran (additional charges apply). Refuel with lunch on the open water before slipping on a snorkel and fins for a guided snorkeling adventure.

As the sun slips down, enjoy evening drinks and snacks on the Jungle Perch before dining in the relaxed ambience of the Treehouse Restaurant and savor a four-course table d’hôte menu matched with premium wines.

Day 6: Port Douglas (B,D)

Immerse in the sights and sounds of the rainforest with a hike along the Fig Tree Rapids trail. Plunge into the freshwater billabong for a feeling of refreshment only Mother Nature can offer.

Transfer mid-morning to the coastal resort town of Port Douglas. Wander along Four Mile Beach, visit the old Sugar Wharf and explore the boutique and restaurant lined main street.

The Healing Waters Spa offers a menu inspired by ancient Indigenous beliefs that the water in the Mossman River is a renewing and life-giving force. Treatments feature the Australian-made Sodashi skin care range (additional charges apply).

Enjoy cocktails on the Jungle Perch before settling in for a final dining experience in the Treehouse Restaurant.

Day 7: Gold Coast (B)

Join an early morning yoga class, take a rainforest walk, or plunge into the invigorating Mossman River. Breathe deep the clean, green oxygen and marvel at the oldest living rainforest on the planet. Time for a final breakfast and to take the last pictures before returning along the coastal bends to Cairns Airport.

Fly to Brisbane, where on arrival, you will be transferred by private vehicle to the Gold Coast for a three-night stay.

Day 8: Gold Coast (B,L)

Join a guided tour, beginning the adventure by exploring the enchanting landscape of the Gold Coast and stunning backdrop of the hinterlands, uncovering the region’s rich history and natural beauty. Then, step into the world of Australian wildlife with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes encounter at a renowned wildlife sanctuary. Here, you’ll have the chance to hold a cuddly koala, marvel at the peculiar echidna, hand-feed kangaroos, and observe the mighty crocodile. Savor a sumptuous lunch at a charming beachfront restaurant in Burleigh, where the tantalizing flavors of fresh, local cuisine await while the waves gently lap up to your table. As the day unfolds, prepare to be enlightened by the wisdom and stories of the indigenous Jellurgral guides as you walk the captivating coastal trails of Burleigh headland. Discover the significance of this sacred land, as you delve into the vibrant history, traditional customs, and enduring connection between the indigenous people and their environment.

Day 9: Gold Coast (B)

Today is free to explore the Gold Coast at your leisure.

Day 10:  Brisbane (B)

After breakfast, transfer by private vehicle to Brisbane for a three-night stay.

Day 11: Brisbane (B)

This morning join a private tour of Brisbane and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Hand-feed kangaroos and see over 100 koalas and hundreds of other unique Aussie wildlife in the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary. Then see why Brisbane is named in TIME Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places of 2023! ‘Brissy’ is the best city in the world to live with an energetic outdoor culture based around some of the world’s best riverside parklands, winding river, stunning lookouts, unique ‘Queenslander’ architecture and ‘city beach’. See and learn how Brisbane evolved from convict goal to the lifestyle capital of the world approaching 2.5 million and host of the 2032 Olympics.

The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 12: Brisbane (B,L)

Your culinary adventure begins in the heart of Brisbane’s trendy James Street precinct, a hub for gourmet food and wine. Here, you’ll sample some of the city’s finest offerings, starting with a visit to the renowned Agnes bakery, where you can delight your senses with their scrumptious pastries and artisanal bread. Next, indulge in a wine tasting at one of Australia’s few urban micro-wineries, where you’ll savor exquisite wines crafted from handpicked grapes sourced from top vineyards across the country. From there, proceed to the luxurious Calile hotel, an oasis of style and sophistication. Indulge in a gourmet dining experience at their on-site restaurant, where talented chefs create tantalizing dishes.

Day 13: Depart Brisbane (B)

After breakfast, transfer to Brisbane Airport for your return flight to the US.

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*Terms & Conditions: Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting for travel during specified travel dates. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Airfare is not included unless indicated. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. Package is not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. 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. Package is strictly subject to availability, not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Minimum night stays or required room types may apply. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-20

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