Tours to Cairns from the Gold Coast 2024 - Photo
Guided holidays to Cairns - Photo
Great Barrier Reef tours 2024 - Photo
Tours to Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef 2024 - Photo


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

We hope you love sinking your toes into the sand, because there’s a lot to come. Bid adieu to the Gold Coast’s 70-kilometre coastline and venture north to Hervey Bay for the ferry ride to the world’s largest sand island, and the only place on the planet where rainforest grows from the sand. Welcome to World Heritage listed K’gari. Disconnect from tech, and reconnect with nature. . 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)

The other thing sandy is K’gari’s highway­, which you’ll get to zip along on a 4WD tour across 75 Mile Beach, all the way up the east coast to the Pinnacles Coloured Sands, calm Eli Creek and the Maheno shipwreck. Bring your camera, because between the wreck and Lake McKenzie – a dazzling patch of blue formed only with rainwater – you’ll accumulate dozens of happy snaps. It’s a hard act to follow, but the ancient rainforest at Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek lives up to the challenge with its huge satiny, scribbly gum and kauri trees. . Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3. K’gari (Fraser Island) – Rockhampton

In a whiplash, you leave the coast behind and reunite with Queensland’s cattle country. First stop: Langmorn Station, where the Creed family welcome you to their immense (and historic) cattle property with open arms and afternoon tea. And just a few stories about life on the land… The theme continues as you cross the Tropic of Capricorn to arrive in Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. See if it deserves its title sampling some of the town’s restaurants. Ask us for tips. . Hotel: Quality Hotel Regent, Rockhampton. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4. Rockhampton – Airlie Beach

From Australia’s beef capital to its sugar capital – today you’re en route to Sarina. If you’ve ever wanted to know how sugar cane is processed and distilled, you’ll find the guided tour at the Sarina Sugar Shed a sweet addition to the itinerary. And yes, you get to sample the wares. Continue, on a high, to Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsundays. Life moves at a leisurely pace here. Fall into step and take things slow tonight. Hotel: Mantra Club Croc, 2 nights. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5. Airlie Beach Free Time

The Whitsunday Islands are the stuff of postcards, a dreamy collection of 74 tropical islands that are all white sandy beaches and dense rainforest, surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef. You have to decide how to take it in. Perhaps on a scenic flight over the legendary Heart Reef, or on a cruise to Whitehaven Beach, where high amounts of silica in the sand means that it squeaks under your feet. Bring your sunglasses – the colours are blinding. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6. Airlie Beach – Cairns

Relax – today is all about soaking up the scenery. Think sugar cane fields and rolling green paddocks, all framed by the ocean and rainforest-clad mountains on one side, and the Coral Sea on the other. Stretch your legs en route to Cairns and soak up this steamy part of the state. Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns, 3 Nights. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7. Cairns

Early morning is the ideal time to explore Cairns, before things get too steamy. Join locals on a heart-starting stroll along the Esplanade. The temperature dips as you climb into the Atherton Tablelands, a high tropical plateau of rainforest, including the heritage listed Curtain Tree. And waterfalls, like Millaa Millaa Falls, where enormous iridescent Ulysses butterflies like to dance. Explore Kuranda before getting some perspective on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, high above and through the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8. Great Barrier Reef

Just when you thought your outlook couldn’t get any better, you’re zipping over the Great Barrier Reef on a high-speed catamaran. Snorkel with six of the world’s sea turtles bobbing over fans of coral, as well as so many fish you won’t know where to look. If you prefer to keep your head above water, the marine world can also be glimpsed from an underwater observatory and glass-bottom boat. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

Day 9. Farewell from Cairns

From underwater love to overwater love – bid adieu to your new crew of travel buddies. Included Meals: Breakfast

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2024
$5575 $7310 Jul 11
Sep 12
Oct 10
Nov 7
Dec 5
  • Dates, pricing and itinerary subject to change.

Highlights & inclusions

  • Hike through rainforest, stroll Whitehaven’s sand, cruise the Coral Sea or chopper above it. Choose your own Whitsundays adventure.
  • Where the rainforest meets the reef, Cairns is the tropics to a tee. Stroll the Esplanade or take a dip in the lagoon. This is your time.
  • Get up close with the only natural wonder you can see from space on the Great Barrier Reef. Dive in or cruise in a glass-bottom boat.
  • Some of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest envelops Cairns, this verdant tangle of ferns and palms a natural magnet for native wildlife.
  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – K’gari (Fraser Island), Great Barrier Reef & Wet Tropics of Queensland (Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail)
  • Centrally located premium hotels
  • 8 Full Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 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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