Discover a sliver of paradise on a 7-day adventure, bouncing from northern Queensland’s sparkling coast to its secluded islands. See beneath the surface of the beautiful Magnetic Island during an afternoon of snorkelling, meet the First Nations owners of Mungalla Station, discover the untouched wonders of Hinchinbrook Island and walk through heavenly scenery on Dunk Island. If you’re looking to spot incredible wildlife, hike to waterfalls, swim in clear waters, relax on beautiful beaches and learn about local life from a leader, then this is the adventure for you.
2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Private vehicle, Boat, Public bus, Water taxi
Bungalow (with shared facilities) (2 nights), Hotel or Motel (4 nights)
Magnetic Island, Mungalla Station, Hinchinbrook Island, Dunk Island, Atherton Tablelands, Kuranda
Welcome to Queensland! Your adventure begins in Townsville, a delightful coastal city and your gateway to the islands of northern Queensland. A welcome meeting will take place at 1:30 pm today where you’ll meet your local leader and new travel companions. You won’t have to wait long to see scenery to take your breath away – after the meeting you’ll hop across to beautiful Magnetic Island on a ferry. On arrival, you’ll have time to get to know your new surroundings. Recommended is a short walk around Horseshoe Bay Lagoon, famed for its excellent birdwatching opportunities and cacophony of magpie geese. Dinner this evening will be quintessential Aussie fare – fish and chips. After an exciting first day, retire to your eco-lodge bungalows surrounded by the flora and fauna of the island.
Today’s meeting will take place at 1:30 pm in the café inside the Breakwater Ferry Terminal in Townsville. Please look out for your leader who will be holding a sign with the Intrepid logo. Make sure you are on time for this important meeting, as the group will leave Townsville on the ferry towards Magnetic Island straight after.
Please note that today’s snorkelling activity is subject to weather and water conditions and timings may vary. If snorkelling is not possible on your departure, alternative activities will be arranged. Your leader will advise.
There are no meals included on this day.
Travel to Hinchinbrook Island is dependent on weather and water conditions. In the case that it is unsafe to travel, an inland activity in a nearby National Park will be arranged. Be sure to bring insect repellent with you today to protect against mosquitoes and march flies.
Please note that the boat transfer to Dunk Island is subject to weather conditions. If passage is deemed unsafe alternative activities will be provided. Please note there is no jetty or pontoon for boarding the boat, so you will need to wade out to the boat in up to waist deep water.
There are no meals included on this day.
Your tour finishes in Cairns in the late afternoon/evening. We recommend you book onward travel for the following day.
|Departing||Finishing||Total from AUD|
|Sun 8 Jan 2023||Sat 14 Jan 2023||Available||$2,236|
|Sun 9 Apr 2023||Sat 15 Apr 2023||Available||$2,905|
|Sun 23 Apr 2023||Sat 29 Apr 2023||Available||$2,905|
|Sun 21 May 2023||Sat 27 May 2023||Available||$2,795|
|Sun 11 Jun 2023||Sat 17 Jun 2023||Available||$2,905|
|Sun 2 Jul 2023||Sat 8 Jul 2023||Available||$3,140|
|Sun 16 Jul 2023||Sat 22 Jul 2023||Available||$3,140|
|Sun 13 Aug 2023||Sat 19 Aug 2023||Available||$3,140|
|Sun 27 Aug 2023||Sat 2 Sep 2023||Available||$3,140|
|Sun 10 Sep 2023||Sat 16 Sep 2023||Available||$3,140|
|Sun 24 Sep 2023||Sat 30 Sep 2023||Available||$3,140|
|Sun 8 Oct 2023||Sat 14 Oct 2023||Available||$3,025|
|Sun 22 Oct 2023||Sat 28 Oct 2023||Available||$3,025|
|Sun 5 Nov 2023||Sat 11 Nov 2023||Available||$3,025|
|Sun 3 Dec 2023||Sat 9 Dec 2023||Available||$2,910|
|Sun 17 Dec 2023||Sat 23 Dec 2023||Available||$2,910|
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