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From 1 April 2018

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  • Whitsunday Islands

    Whitsunday Islands

  • Whitehaven Beach

    Whitehaven Beach

  • Hamiilton Island

    Hamiilton Island

  • Milaa Milla Falls

    Milaa Milla Falls

  • Atherton Tablelands

    Atherton Tablelands

  • Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef

    Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef


Tour code: QHC

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This bijou tropical escape features sun-drenched white beaches, crystal-clear waters and lush rainforest. Relax on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, snorkel on Whitehaven Beach and cruise to the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef. Venture inland to discover spectacular rainforests and waterfalls, and complete your journey in tropical Cairns.

Itinerary

1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019 ?
Day 1 - 2
Welcome to Hamilton Island
Day 1: Welcome to Hamilton Island

One of 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsunday group in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island boasts pristine beaches and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life. Tonight, meet your Travel Director at a Welcome Reception.

Day 2: Hamilton Island

Cruise to Whitehaven Beach and wander in peace along its 7 kms of pure white sand. Or if you’re feeling energetic, take a walk to Hill’s Inlet for views over the Whitsunday islands and the sparkling waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Back on Hamilton Island, the afternoon is yours in this tropical paradise.

Hotel: Reef View Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner with wine. Day 2: Breakfast

Day 3
Hamilton Island – Mission Beach

Take the ferry back to the mainland this morning and continue along the Bruce Highway, stopping off in Townsville with time for a stroll along the Strand with its views to Magnetic Island. Your next destination is Mission Beach, where your accommodation offers superb views over the Coral Sea.

Hotel: Castaways Resort & Spa

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 4 - 5
Mission Beach – Cairns – Great Barrier Reef
Day 4: Mission Beach – Cairns

Take some time out this morning to wander along the shores of Mission Beach, before setting out on today’s journey to the high tropical plateau of the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, spectacular waterfalls and peaceful lakes abound. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the heritage-listed 500-yearold Curtain Fig Tree, and keep an eye out for the magnificent Ulysses butterfly. Then, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the local markets, before travelling on to Cairns via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Day 5: Great Barrier Reef

Board a high-speed catamaran today and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling (equipment provided) to view this natural living wonder at first hand, or view the coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board before you return to Cairns. Be my guest dining experienceThis evening join a family in their Cairns home for a Be My Guest Aussie BBQ dinner. Spend a leisurely evening enjoying an informal chat with the family and learning about life in the tropics.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast. Day 5: Breakfast, lunch and Be My Guest dinner

Day 6
Farewell from Cairns

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Tour departs from Hamilton Island and returns to Cairns

Highlights

  • Tropical paradise Whitehaven Beach
  • Stay on Hamilton Island – everyone has a view over the Whitsundays from their balcony
  • Stop at Millaa Millaa Falls & the Curtain Fig Tree in World Heritage listed rainforest
  • Relax in idyllic Mission Beach
  • Free time in Kuranda
  • Skirt across the treetops on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy a Be My Guest BBQ dinner with a local family in their Cairns homeBe my guest dining experience

Inclusions

  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • 5 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 2 Dinners with wine

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm into Hamilton Island Airport
Day 6   Flights to depart anytime from Cairns Airport

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel

Ways to Save

Departures from 1 April 2018
Early Payment Discount – 5% saving

when you pay in full by 29 June 2018

Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving
 
Kings Club   5% saving
 
2nd vacation discount   2.5% saving
 
Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving
 
Triple share   5% saving

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component. Conditions apply.

 

Find your applicable discounts as many discounts are combinable. More Information

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Reef View Hotel
    12 Resort Dr, Hamilton Island, QLD 4803

    2 nights

    • Reef View Hotel - Coral Sea View Twin Room

    With large, comfortable, modern rooms, the Reef View Hotel offers a perfect getaway for couples, families or groups of friends. Spacious, comfortable and with most rooms boasting incredible sea views, the Reef View Hotel offers stylish and family-friendly Hamilton Island accommodation.

    • Features
    • Private balcony
    • Air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Clock Radio
    • Ensuite
    • Bathtub and shower
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Phone
    • Refrigerator
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Room service
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • TV
    • iPod connectivity
  • Castaways Resort & Spa
    2 Pacific Parade, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852

    • Castways Resort & Spa Mission Beach - pool

    Castaways Resort & Spa is your ultimate beachfront escape in the tropics. Idyllically bound by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest, Castaways resort is the perfect destination for couples, families or groups of friends. Positioned absolute beachfront with direct access to the 14 km long beautiful, white sandy beach you have found your own tropical little paradise right here! 

    • Features
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Foxtel
    • Clock radio
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • Air-conditioning
    • Refrigerator
    • Hairdryer
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Hilton Hotel Cairns
    34 Esplanade, Cairns QLD, 4870

    2 nights

    • Cairns Hilton Hotel at sunset

    The Hilton Cairns hotel boasts a unique tropical setting, enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by lush gardens. The hotel offers bright accommodation with spacious bathrooms and private balconies with stunning waterfront views of Trinity Inlet, the Cairns Esplanade and blue-green mountains beyond

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Phone
    • Private balcony
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Hair Dryer
    • Internet Access
    • Hair dryer
    • Mini Bar
    • Iron / Ironing Board

Experience more on your holiday

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.


Experiences available between 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Great Adventures Certified Dive - 40min (Cairns)

Adult Price: AUD 119.00 - 1 Certified Scuba Dive

Great Adventures Certified Dive - 40min

If you already have a dive certification, we will provide an experienced dive guide to ensure maximum enjoyment and safety and guide you to the best sites. Proof of certification is required C-card / log book. (Certified diving is subject to availability on the day of travel.)

Great Adventures Introductory Dive (Cairns)

Adult Price: AUD 167.00

Great Adventures Introductory Dive

For an underwater adventure to remember, experience an introductory dive! It’s fun and no experience is necessary to take a fully supervised introductory dive. Professional and experienced instructors will guide you through every aspect of your dive, allowing you to have a relaxed, enjoyable experience.

Cape Tribulation Day Tour (CTR) (Cairns)FIND OUT MORE

Adult Price: AUD 214.00

Cape Tribulation Day Tour (CTR)

Travel in air-conditioned comfort in your luxury purpose-built vehicle to Cape Tribulation, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Included is a driver/guided tour & morning tea at the Mossman Gorge Centre, delicious tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest, and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach.

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Railway (KQS) (Cairns)FIND OUT MORE

Adult Price: AUD 164.00

Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Railway (KQS)

Join your luxury Down Under Tours coach for the journey to Caravonica Lakes. Here you join Skyrail and marvel at the technology that has created the World's Most Beautiful Rainforest Experience. Stop at Barron Falls Station and learn more about this amazing Eco-system at the CSIRO Interpretive Centre. View the Barron Falls or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the rainforest boardwalk. On arrival in Kuranda, the Village is yours to explore. The vibrant and colourful Heritage markets take place daily. Your return to Cairns is aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail. Winding around curves, across bridges and through hand-hewn tunnels this amazing engineering feat is a tribute to our pioneers. Spectacular scenery is the order of the day before arriving at historic Freshwater Station, where you will board your coach back to your accommodation.

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Cairns Harbour Afternoon Cruise - 2 hours (Cairns)

Adult Price: AUD 48.00 - Dep 1.30pm from Reef Fleet Terminal

Cairns Harbour Afternoon Cruise - 2 hours

With waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from the crew. This is the saltwater crocodile’s natural habitat – with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks particularly in the cooler months.
* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Daintree Walkabout (DWA) (Cairns)FIND OUT MORE

Adult Price: AUD 216.00 (Operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)

Daintree Walkabout (DWA)

After arriving at Mossman Gorge, you will be treated to a guided rainforest walk along private, easy graded tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over cool rainforest streams. Your experienced interpretive Indigenous guides demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush tucker sources, share their dreamtime legends, explain the history of cave paintings and provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationships within this unique tropical environment. After your 1.5hr walk, enjoy tea, damper and question time with guide.  Later enjoy a fascinating hour cruising through this wildlife environment, which is home to birds, tree snakes, unique plants and the estuarine crocodile – a great photo opportunity. Enjoy afternoon tea after your cruise. Lunch included. 

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Dinner and Harbour Cruise on Spirit of Cairns (Cairns)

Adult Price: From AUD 95.00 (Operates Wednesday to Saturday)

Dinner and Harbour Cruise on Spirit of Cairns

A Cairns Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise. Step aboard the luxury catamaran Spirit of Cairns for a 2.5 hour cruise of dining, entertainment, and panoramic mountain and city views. Throughout the evening you cruise the calm water inlet and waterfront precinct of Cairns, whilst enjoying fabulous dining, live music, and (optional!) dancing after dinner.

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Hot Air Cairns - 30 Minute Flight (Cairns)

Adult Price: AUD 230.00 + flight levy

Hot Air Cairns - 30 Minute Flight

Enjoy a spectacular balloon flight over the Atherton Tablelands the hot air ballooning capital of the southern hemisphere.

*Additional $30.00 insurance levy to be paid direct to Hot Air Cairns applies.

** If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park - By Day (Cairns )

Adult Price: AUD 83.00

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park - By Day

Watch Indigenous performers bring the world’s oldest living culture to life through traditional dance, art and interactive demonstrations.

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park - By Night (Cairns)

Adult Price: AUD 144.00

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park - By Night

More than just a dinner and show; Tjapukai by Night takes you on a magical adventure into the legends of Australia’s dreamtime. Here you will enter another world as Australia’s Aboriginal culture is brought to life through a series of award winning performances as you feast on modern cuisine from the Far North.

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Ochre Restaurant - 2 Course Dinner (Cairns)

Adult Price: AUD 50.00

Ochre Restaurant - 2 Course Dinner

Ochre Restaurant has created a whole new Australian Cuisine utilising the abundant and, until recently, untapped traditional native fruits, berries, game meats and seafood, as well as the best of Australian wines and beers.

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Kuranda, Skyrail and Tjapukai Day Tour (KQST) (Cairns)FIND OUT MORE

Adult Price: AUD 211.00

Kuranda, Skyrail and Tjapukai Day Tour (KQST)

Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience the history, creation and dance theatres where the legends of the dreamtime are brought to life. Ride the Skyrail Cableway above the Barron Gorge National Park to the village of Kuranda, where there is time to stroll through the markets.

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Great Barrier Reef Helicopters (Cairns)

$175 adult

Great Barrier Reef Helicopters

Take a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef - spectacular!

Bookings

The excursions can be booked through your Travel Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available.

Prices

Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 April 2018. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.