TOUR PACKAGE

8 Day Beaches & Reef Self Drive

An action-packed tropical experience you won't forget

Queensland is the ideal tropical paradise that postcards were made for. This tour is action-packed, with plenty of activities for the entire family. Enjoy Queensland’s stunning tropical beaches and surf towns like Byron Bay. Visit theme parks in Gold Coast before heading to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest Unesco World Heritage site. Here you will go out on the Great Barrier Reef, where you can choose to snorkel or dive, learn about Aboriginal culture, discover the natural wildlife and explore ancient rainforests and gorges.

8 Days
Adventure and outdoors, Australian Multi-Day Tours
1+
Car

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is full of theme parks, family fun and Beaches. It isn’t called Travel Destination Gold Coast for nothing. The high rise buildings come right down to the surf beach and the series of inland waterways, shopping and restaurant precincts mix sun, surf and fun into a great environment. The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s iconic tourist destinations.

Byron Bay

Byron Bay’s endless beaches and reliable surf breaks have been attracting surfers for years. But today its beaches draw visitors for meditation, walking and sheltered swimming as much as their tubular waves. Kayak through clear waters beside a pod of bottlenose dolphins in Cape Byron Marine Park, or snorkel or scuba dive among sea turtles at Julian Rocks. Hit the popular right-hand point break, The Pass, halfway between Main Beach and the Cape Byron Headland.

Cairns 

Cairns is the 4th most popular destination for international visitors. It is situated on a coastal strip between the Atherton Tableland (part of the Great Dividing Range) and the Coral Sea.

Cairns is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. It is the departure point for many day trips to the Atherton Tableland, Kuranda and the Daintree Tropical Rainforest. Flying into Cairns, one is struck by the lush tropical vegetation contrasting with the bright blue of the Coral Sea. There is a wide range of hotels in Cairns, both in the city itself and along the northern beaches heading to Port Douglas.

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest feature made up of living organisms.  Stretching  2,600 kilometres (1,600 miles) down the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, the Great Barrier Reef can be seen clearly from outer space.

Consisting of more than 900 islands and 2,900 individual reefs, it cannot be experienced by strapping on a mask, snorkel and fins and taking a casual swim from the beach.  A great deal of thought has to be given to the style of the Great Barrier Reef trip you wish to take.

Daintree Forest

The Daintree has some of the most beautiful birds and the largest crocodiles you will ever see.
The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest tropical rainforest on Earth and is the home of one of the oldest Aboriginal cultures. It is a World Heritage Protected eco-destination and can be visited by any number of day trips from Cairns or Port Douglas.

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation is a headland that lies within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Site and Daintree National Park. This is where the rainforest meets the ocean. To take advantage of the unique geography, you can participate in an array of activities, including horseriding, bushwalking, kayaking and snorkelling.

What's Included In This Package

Accommodation

7 nights Accommodation (Choose from 3 star, 4 star and 5-star luxury)

Flights

Internal flights within Australia included in the tour

Entry to Activities

Entry to Premium Day Activities handpicked for you

Meals

Drinks and meals will be included as a part of this tour

Car Hire

Car hire and Insurance is included

Tours

Expert guided tours of important places and activities, including beautifully illustrated souvenir map

Daily itinerary

1

Day 1

Arrive In Australia on the Gold Coast, Queensland

G’day and welcome to Sunny Queensland in Australia. We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your accommodation.

Settle into your beachside accommodation in the morning and take in the views.

In the afternoon you may want to take a famous Australian surf lesson, read a book and relax on the beach, take in Sea World or Movie World or another theme park, an exhilarating Jetski adventure or wander the many restaurants, shops and cafes spread through Surfers Paradise & Broadbeach.

Beachside Accommodation at Surfers Paradise  (Choose from 3, 4 or 5 stars)

2

Day 2

Theme Park or Byron Bay

Choose Either

A day for the kids, and young at heart – Movie World or Seaworld; a full day of  entertainment and rides

or

Byron Bay day trip – Visit Australia’s famous surf town with hip shops, art, music and cafes. Home to our very own Chris Hemsworth.

Beachside Accommodation at Surfers Paradise (Choose from 3, 4 or 5 stars)

3

Day 3

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Drive south to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. See up close Australian wildlife from koala’s, kangaroos. our native birds and crocodiles. The live shows are not to be missed.

Drive to Springbrook National Park for stunning views and an Australian bush experience.

Beachside Accommodation at Surfers Paradise (Choose from 3, 4 or 5 stars)

4

Day 4

Cairns and Port Douglas

Drive to Gold Coast airport and leave the car and fly a couple of hours north to Cairns in tropical North Queensland. Pick up your car at the airport and drive through Cairns, wander around the shops and visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Centre.

Continue north 1 hour to the beautiful portside village of Port Douglas.

Resort Accommodation in Port Douglas plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

5

Day 5

Port Douglas and Kuranda Village

In the morning, drive to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over the Kuranda Rain Forest to Kuranda Village. Explore the quaint village, markets and cafes before catching the Kuranda Scenic Rail train back to Freshwater.

In the afternoon head back to Port Douglas and join a sunset sail.

Resort Accommodation in Port Douglas plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 star to 5 star)

6

Day 6

Great Barrier Reef

An early 7:30 start for a full day on the Great Barrier Reef starts today with Quicksilver Cruises.

Your cruise takes you to Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Barrier Reef. Here, special reefs known as ribbons run parallel to the Continental Shelf.

Choose to snorkel or scuba dive.

Resort Accommodation in Port Douglas plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

7

Day 7

Self Drive to Mossman, Daintree Forest and Cape Tribulation

Self Drive to Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Nestled in the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge contains the oldest, continuously surviving rainforest on earth.

Resort Accommodation in Port Douglas plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

8

Day 8

Return to Cairns for your flight home

Drive back down from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport and return your car for your flight home.

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