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5 Day Australia Retreat: Queensland Daintree

Cairns & the Tropical North, Queensland

Leave hustle and bustle in the rear-view mirror on this five-day journey to some of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and the untouched coast it spills onto.

Explore the world’s oldest rainforest – including a private area not open to the general public – with passionate local guides.

Spot crocodiles during a wildlife cruise on Cooper Creek, with expert eyes on board to point out creatures hidden in the forest.

Take a guided walk along the pristine, rainforest-rimmed beach of Cape Tribulation, where Europeans tried and failed to tame the coastal wilderness for hundreds of years.

After warm days spent walking deserted beaches and rambling through rainforest, relax in the comfort of your 4-star resort accommodation.

Learn about hunting native plants from a First Nations guide, encounter crocodiles and colourful birds on a cruise through mangrove thickets and walk under heavy green canopy in Mossman Gorge.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cairns/Barron Gorge/Port Douglas

Stop At: Barron Gorge National Park, Wrights Lookout Rd, Queensland Australia
First up is a Barron Gorge lookout that looks over a set of tumbling falls bursting from the rainforest. Spend some time ooh-ing and ah-ing at the lookout, then continue to the town of Kuranda. This little mountain village is the perfect place to grab a quick lunch (not included), before hitting the road again at around 2 pm.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Queensland
Settle back into the vehicle for an approximately 1.5-hour drive along the coast to Port Douglas. Take in views of cliffs covered in distinct native flora on one side and glittering blue ocean on the other, with some photo stops along the way. Arrive at the accommodation and spend a few hours settling in. In the early evening, take an orientation tour around Port Douglas. Stop at Trinity Bay lookout point to admire the perfect crescent of sand and surf in the twilight. Head to a local restaurant for drinks and dinner with your fellow travellers, then return to the resort for the evening.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Resort

Day 2: Daintree Rainforest/Cape Tribulation/Port Douglas

Stop At: Daintree National Park, Tropical Research Station, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873 Australia
Grab breakfast and get ready in time to leave the resort at 8 am, jumping on the ferry and crossing the river into the Daintree Rainforest. Meet up with a local family who live and breathe the rainforest, so much so that they hosted David Attenborough’s documentary crew when they were filming in the area. Spend some time learning from them about the forest
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Coopers Creek, Coopers Creek, Gippsland, Victoria
Continue exploring with a cruise along Cooper Creek. Your guide will point out crocodiles, birds and other wildlife while you glide through the water. Stop for an included lunch at a heritage restaurant smack-bang in the middle of the forest. If you need to cool off, there is also time to take a swim
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cape Tribulation Beach, Cape Tribulation, Queensland Australia
Continuing to Cape Tribulation. Take in views over the cape from a lookout, then head down to the beach for a guided walk and to learn about the region’s history. Return to the resort for the evening, where you can grab dinner at one of the restaurants within walking distance or choose to enjoy an optional al fresco dinner experience with Flames of the Forest
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Resort

Day 3: Port Douglas

Stop At: Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Queensland
Enjoy a day to explore this tropical paradise at your own pace. There are tonnes of activities on offer today, so be sure to talk to your leader about your options when it comes to snorkelling, reef tours and nature experiences. Your leader will also be on hand today to provide a transfer to Port Douglas town (and back) at 10 am and 6.30 pm if you want to spend the day shopping or grab dinner. If you’d prefer to move as little as possible, you could always take a day to unwind with spa treatments at the resort or chill by the pool with a book.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Resort

Day 4: Mossman Gorge/Kuyu Kuyu/Port Douglas

Stop At: Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Queensland 4873 Australia
Grab breakfast before leaving the resort at 8.15 am for a guided walk through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge. Work up an appetite on this gentle 1.5-hour hike, then grab morning tea (not included).
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kuku yalanji cultural heritage beach walk, Bougainvillea St, Cooya Beach, Queensland Australia
Head to Kuyu Kuyu (Cooya Beach) for an educational experience with a local member of the Kuku Yalanji family. Learn to throw a spear, which plants are edible and how Kuku Yalanji people live in harmony with the ever-shifting landscape. Enjoy lunch, then join an Aboriginal painting class in the afternoon. Learn about the significance of traditional and contemporary art and storytelling to First Nations people and leave with a small souvenir. Return to the resort in the early evening and enjoy a few free hours to relax. Grab dinner tonight with your group and toast to the beauty of the country around you.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Resort

Day 5: Port Douglas/Cairns

Stop At: Cairns, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland
Enjoy breakfast and time for one last swim before a 10 am departure for Cairns. We will make one drop-off stop at Cairns Airport and another at a central hotel in Cairns – before your tour begins please let your Intrepid representative or travel agent know which option you would prefer.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Location

Cairns & the Tropical North, Queensland

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