Australia: Tropical North Queensland
Your Australia tailor-made holiday includes:
- International flights
- 9 nights in 4–5* hotels & hand-picked local gems
- 9 days car hire
- Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Rail tour
- Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Day tour
- All airport transfers
Your Australia travel itinerary:
Days 1 - 2: Cairns
Fly from the UK to Cairns
Days 3 - 4: Cairns
On arrival to Cairns, pick up your hire car and drive to your centrally-located hotel. Kick start your holiday soaking up the lifestyle of the tropics – enjoy a swim in the huge esplanade lagoon, take a stroll around the museums and art galleries, and indulge on some of the freshest seafood Australia has to offer. Next day, it’s time to explore the beautiful surrounding rainforest on your inclusive Kuranda, Skyrail and Scenic Rail experience. Soar high above the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail – a fantastic cable car ride. Admire the majestic mountains cloaked in emerald as you glide up to the village of Kuranda. Located on top of the MacAlister Range, Kuranda is a picturesque village in the heart of the rainforest. You’ll have plenty of free time here to stroll around the famous heritage markets, enjoy spectacular bird watching and discover amazing street art at every corner. For your return journey to Cairns, board the original Kuranda Scenic Rail – a spectacular Journey of unsurpassed views of the rainforest, steep ravines and breathtaking waterfalls.
Days 5 - 6: Atherton Tablelands
Today, travel to the spectacular Atherton Tablelands. This natural paradise is home to stunning landscapes, which are yours to explore. From awe-inspiring waterfalls, rolling ranges and volcanic features to bushwalking, meeting the wildlife or trying some of the local cuisine – there’s something for everyone. Nestled in the heart of the rainforest, the 3.5* Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat encapsulates the best of this region and offers a unique experience you’ll never forget. You’ll be staying in luxury treehouse accommodation set into the forest, each with mesmerising views over Mount Bartle Frere, Queensland’s highest mountain. You’ll also be just steps from Wooroonooran National Park with its abundance of freshwater streams, waterfalls and wildlife.
Days 7 - 8: Cape Tribulation
Continue your drive to the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, the oldest surviving rainforest on the planet. Spend time exploring the area’s exceptional natural beauty and learn about the importance of its biological diversity and history. Cruise down the Daintree River and try to spot crocodiles, hike along one of the many trails and discover stunning valleys and forest-clad mountains. Travel over the Daintree River to Cape Tribulation – this stunning beach area is where two UNESCO sites exist side-by-side: the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Tucked away in the natural splendour of the forest, the 3.5* Heritage Lodge & Spa is located on the banks of Cooper Creek. Relax in your cabin, soak up your natural surrounds and enjoy the clear air of the Daintree in your jungle retreat.
Days 9 - 11: Port Douglas
Your Journey continues to the charming seaside village of Port Douglas – the perfect place to relax at the end of your jam-packed holiday. Soak up the sun on Four Mile Beach, stroll around the range of contemporary boutiques and enjoy the laid-back vibe of this beautiful town. While you’re here, you cannot miss the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef – your inclusive Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Tour takes you to the magnificent Agincourt Reef where you will spend the day snorkelling or diving this sensational natural wonder.
Days 12 - 13: London
Hotels on this Australia holiday:
- Cairns - 4.5* Pacific International Hotel Cairns
- Atherton Tablelands - 4* Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
- Cape Tribulation - 3.5* Daintree Heritage Lodge & Spa
- Port Douglas - 5* QT Port Douglas
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