Tours to Cairns from the Gold Coast 2020 2021 - Photo
Great Barrier Reef tours 2020 2021 - Photo
Guided holidays to Cairns - Photo
Tours to Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef 2020 2021 - Photo

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Day 1. Gold Coast – K’gari (Fraser Island)

Departing this morning from the Gold Gold 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. Included Meals: Breakfast. (Note: As this tour departs at 7.30am from the Novotel Surfers Paradise a pre tour night will need to be booked).

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, 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, 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, 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

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2020
$3905 $4920 Apr 9
Jul 30
Sep 24
Oct 22
Nov 19
Dec 17
Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2021
$3905 $4920 Jan 14
Feb 11
Mar 11
Apr 8
June 10
Jul 15
Sep 16
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9

Highlights & inclusions

  • Soak up island life with two nights on Hamilton Island
  • Gain insight into farm life at Langmorn Cattle Station
  • Snorkel the world-famous Great Barrier Reef
  • Relax and enjoy 3 two-night stays on this tour
  • 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 enjoy an indulgent dinner.
  • Take a sneak peek at Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital and koala rehabilitation project, supported by AAT Kings.
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • 8 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
    Flight Information
  • Day prior – Flights to arrive anytime into Gold Coast Airport
  • Day 12 – Flights to depart anytime from Cairns Airport

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