Tropical North Queensland – 12 days
Sat 10 – Wed 21 August 2019
$4,790 pp (Seniors $4,640) Single Supplement $850
*SPECIAL* – Book this tour and Broome to Cairns – Savannah Way and take $1,000 off the total!
Starting in Cairns and finishing in Brisbane, this tour takes in some of Australia’s best-known tourist spots. We travel the coast to places such as Port Douglas, Kuranda, Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays. Join as for a magical tour of Queensland’s Tropical North.
Fly to Cairns where you will meet your Aussie Redback Tours team for a transfer to your accommodation. (Dinner included)
This morning we take the Scenic Railway through the rainforests and past the spectacular Barron Falls to Kuranda. We enjoy time here browsing the many craft shops and attractions in this quaint village. Later you will have a choice to take the 7.5 km Skyrail Rainforest cableway (own expense) to the bottom of the mountain or return on the coach. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
We travel to Mareeba today, stopping at the Mareeba museum to learn about the town’s history. Later we stop briefly at the small farming town of Lakeland on our way to Cooktown. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Our day starts with an informative tour of Cooktown, located on the Endeavour River on the Cape York Peninsula. Later you have time to visit the James Cook Historical museum before we enjoy a cruise on the river. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Today we travel to Port Douglas, named after John Douglas – a former premier of Queensland. We take part in an informative cruise on the Dickson Inlet, through the unspoilt mangrove channels, where you can learn about the surrounding estuarine habitat. Tonight is free for you to explore Cairns. (Breakfast included)
We travel south to the amazing Paronella Park, built in the 1930’s by Spanish Immigrant Jose Paronella, who brought his dream of building a castle to life. Everything in the park is powered by Queensland’s first hydro-electric plant. Later we continue to Ingham, a major centre for the sugar cane industry; and then continue to Townsville for a two night stop over. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
A relaxing day spent in and around Townsville. You will have an opportunity to take the ferry to Magnetic Island, explore Reef HQ – the largest living coral reef aquarium in the world, or simply explore Townsville town. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
We travel to Ayr on the Burdekin River, then Bowen – which sits in the “dry tropics”. Later we continue to lovely Airlie Beach – gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. This will be our home for two nights. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Today we enjoy a cruise to the islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Sit back, soak up the atmosphere and totally immerse yourself in the location. Later in the day we return to our accommodation and tonight is free time in Airlie Beach. (Breakfast included)
We travel to Mackay where you will view the world’s largest bulk handling sugar loading terminal. We then head to Rockhampton where we visit the Botanical gardens and step back in time at the Heritage Village, which showcases the rich, colourful history of Rockhampton. You will see vintage vehicles, a hall of clocks, timber cutters camp, a blacksmith shop, homesteads, cottages, and vintage machinery. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
An earlier start today. We travel to Bundaberg, visiting the Bundaberg Distillery Co for a guided tour which brings the crafting of rum to life. We also get to sample some of their product. Later we make our way to Brisbane for the night. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
We spend some time in Brisbane this morning, visiting Mt Coot-tha, site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, before you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast included)
Fights Perth – Cairns / Brisbane – Perth
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