Australia: Australia's Nature Coast
Your Australia tailor-made holiday includes:
- International flights
- 9 nights 4–5* hotels
- 7 days car hire
- Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Adventure Tour
- Boat transfers from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island
- 4X4 Beauty Spots Tour of Fraser Island
- Australia Zoo 1-day entry
- Airport transfer
Your Australia travel itinerary:
Days 1 - 2: Brisbane
Fly from the UK to Brisbane
Days 3 - 5: Brisbane
Your first stop is the cosmopolitan city of Brisbane – this modern city boasts a vibrant city centre, sub-tropical climate and unsurpassed natural beauty. Your hotel is centrally located on George Street, so once you’ve settled in you can step outside and explore all this fabulous city has to offer. Cruise along the Brisbane River onboard a paddle steamer, take a bike ride through the City Botanic Gardens or stroll around Brisbane’s art galleries. As night falls, Brisbane offers a superb selection of restaurants – tuck into fine Queensland cuisine while overlooking the twinkling lights of Story Bridge. Your Journey also includes a Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Adventure Tour on nearby Moreton Island – a tropical island escape just 75 minutes from the city. Moreton Island boasts long stretches of untouched beach, pristine waters and untouched national parks. You’ll enjoy a 4x4 tour of the island before feeling the thrill of sand tobogganing down the island’s huge sand dunes (optional). At dusk the ultimate experience awaits, when you’ll be able to hand-feed wild dolphins straight from the beach.
Days 6 - 7: Fraser Island
This morning you’ll start off on your Fraser Island adventure. World Heritage listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and home to numerous pristine freshwater lakes, rock pools, rainforest and an abundance of wildlife. Your escorted tour takes you on an exhilarating four-wheel drive tour of the island, driving over dunes and along beaches as you explore this diverse wilderness area. Hit Fraser Island’s sandy highway as you drive north along the famous Seventy-Five Mile Beach, view the famous Maheno Shipwreck, walk through the subtropical rainforest and relax on the white sandy beaches of Lake McKenzie. Spend the night listening to the sounds of the wildlife.
Days 8 - 9: Noosa
This laid-back town boasts excellent beaches, lush tropical forest and the ruggedly beautiful Noosa Heads. Shop like a local at Noosa’s markets, relax in one of the many day spas and watch the sunset at Noosa River. While in Noosa, discover the tranquil mirrored waterways of the Noosa Everglades. Cruise through the magnificent lakes and wetlands, the perfect way to explore one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. From Noosa, you’re perfectly positioned to visit the world-famous Australia Zoo where you can experience the ultimate wildlife adventures. This fantastic conservation facility is unlike any other and your Journey includes entry to park.
Day 10: Mooloolaba
Soak up the sun on the dazzling beach in the town of Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. With year-round sunshine, soft golden sands and a peaceful seaside vibe, Mooloolaba is the perfect place to kick back and relax, and admire the pretty views. Feel the sea breeze in your hair as you take a stroll along the esplanade and discover the varied restaurants and boutique shops that line the shore. And why not check out the area’s more unusual attraction, the Big Pineapple, a 16m-high pineapple by the side of the road just outside town.
Day 11: Hinterland
Continue your Journey inland to discover the natural wonders of Queensland’s Hinterland, where you can explore charming mountain villages, quaint markets and spectacular natural beauty. You’ll be staying at the spectacular 5* Spicers Tamarind Retreat and Spa, a luxurious resort hidden amid the rainforest, surrounded by walking trails and natural beauty. While in the hinterland region, visit the nearby Glass House Mountains National Park – a group of 16 volcanic peaks rising prominently from the surrounding landscape. These spectacular ancient monoliths are a prominent feature of local Aboriginal legend. Take a leisurely drive through the national park or walk along one of the many trails, soaking up the beauty of this unique landscape.
Days 12 - 13:
Depart Brisbane and return to the UK
Hotels on this Australia holiday:
- Brisbane - 4* Mercure Brisbane
- Fraser Island - 4* Kingfisher Bay Resort
- Noosa - 5* Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
- Mooloolaba - 4.5* Hotel Mantra Mooloolaba
- Hinterland - 5* Spicers Tamarind Retreat and Spa
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