Brisbane and Lamington National Park Sample Travel Planning Itinerary for Australia
Example Itinerary for Brisbane, Lamington National Park,
The Gold Coast and Byron Bay
This page is designed to give you an example as to how our Custom Travel Planning itineraries are presented.
Please note that what follows is meant to be an example of the STYLE of itinerary that we will produce for Brisbane, Lamington National Park and Byron Bay.
It is not necessarily exactly what your planner will suggest for you while in Brisbane or touring out of the city to Lamington National Park or Byron Bay. Your complete itinerary will be set up from scratch and will reflect exactly what you want from your trip.
Read through what follows. It will give you a very good "feel" for the itinerary we will produce. Please remember that this is only a 3-day "snapshot" of the STYLE of the itinerary we will present for your consideration. Your full itinerary will be produced by your Australian Travel Planner.
Day 1. The City of Brisbane.
The downtown area of Brisbane is situated on an area of land bounded on three sides by a sharp bend in the Brisbane River, this creating well defined area in which the city is laid out on a rectangular plan. It is an easy downtown area to get around on foot. Your confirmed itinerary will contain more detail on the City.
The Botanical Gardens form a very picturesque area at the end of the point beside the central city area and there are many Kms of bicycle and walking paths beside the river, and regular cruises on the River leave during the day.
Your accommodation is included is an all suites hotel situated right on the Botanical Gardens. This hotel offers amazing views of the Gardens and the city and is wonderfully located, being a short walk from good restaurants, the main Shopping Mall and the downtown area.
When you stay here your realize you have made the right accommodation choice.. The suites feature in room laundry facilities and a modern, mini kitchen.
Day 2. Day Drive From Brisbane to the Lamington Rainforest.
Pick up Your Rental Car.
Collect your rental car from the city depot. Our confirmed itinerary will contain full insurance information.
Lamington National Park.
Leave Brisbane and continue south to Canungra at the gates of the Lamington National Park. Full driving directions will be in your confirmed itinerary. Driving time from Brisbane to Canungra is approximately one hour.
O'Reilley's Rainforest Guesthouse.
It was in 1911 that the owner's forebears traveled from the Blue Mountains district of New South Wales and selected 100 acre blocks of land on the mountain. Later that year, the remaining land was withdrawn from selection and in 1915 all further private land ownership and development of the region was halted when the Lamington National Park was declared.
For many years this isolated the property and packhorses were the only method of transportation in and out of the private land. The Guesthouse opened at Easter 1926 and the first guests rode up the mountain on horseback, a two day trip from Brisbane.
The road linking the property with the town of Canungra was constructed in the mid 1930's. As a result of this slow development, the property is surrounded by National Park and the abundant wildlife and rainforest that it preserves.
Overnight accommodation at O'Reilley's is included in our Package. The comfortable rooms are fully ensuited with tea and coffee making facilities and a personal refrigerator. Rooms feature exposed beams, natural timbers and a balcony with a magnificent view to the western escarpment.
Day 3. Day Exploring the Lamington Rainforest.
The day at the guesthouse starts with the routine of "having a look at the weather," with your hosts personally advising on how to get the most for your day. Any organized walks or trips available on the day will be discussed at breakfast and you will have the opportunity to ask for directions and obtain local advice on conditions in other areas you might wish to visit.
The rainforest around the property teams with birdlife with Crimson Rosellas, King Parrots and Bowerbirds in the area. There are full and half day hikes and a complimentary track map is available. You should sign out at reception when taking any of the longer walks so your hosts know where you are. You may order packed lunches to take on the walk on any day.
On many evenings there are nocturnal walks to see the glow worms and spotlighting excursions to see the local fauna, while in the warmer months of the year (November to April) you can enjoy the sunset and barbecue your dinner out in the bush.
Overnight accommodation at O'Reilley's is included in our Package.
Day 4. Drive to Byron Bay.
From your accommodation in Canungra, follow our directions to take the backroads to Byron Bay. Driving time is about 2 hours and full driving instructions will be in your confirmed itinerary.
The Byron Bay Area.
Being the most easterly point of Australia, Byron Bay is the first part of the continent to be touched by the sun each day. It is an area of mile after mile of excellent beaches for swimming, walking, surfing or just lazing around. There are small secluded coves separated by headlands and the water clarity is unbelievable. The views from the Byron Bay Lighthouse are excellent and it is always a pleasure to walk up on the the headland to enjoy the scenery. Your confirmed itinerary will contain more detail on this intriguing coastal town.
Accommodation is included at an excellent Lodge set in the rainforest hinterland just 15 minutes drive southwest of the township of Byron Bay and enjoys uninterrupted views out over the treetops. There are 18 rooms with a definitive eco style and tropical rainforest decor throughout. The Lodges provide verandahs and balconies overlooking the surroundings. The in house restaurant and bar offers a high standard of cuisine and friendly service.
Your complete itinerary will present your trip in the style of the above.
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