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  • Great Barrier Reef

    Great Barrier Reef

  • Get up close and personal with animals at Australia Zoo

    Get up close and personal with animals at Australia Zoo

  • Cairns Esplanade

    Cairns Esplanade

  • Airlie Beach

    Airlie Beach

  • Tropical Millaa Millaa Falls

    Tropical Millaa Millaa Falls


Tour code: QCB

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Welcome to tropical Cairns where your holiday begins with a meet and greet with your fellow guests and Travel Director. The iconic Great Barrier Reef awaits you, with the opportunity to snorkel with tropical fish or enjoy the stunning sight from the underwater observatory followed by a tropical buffet lunch. Mission Beach is the next stop, with its warm golden sand. Hamilton Island offers free time for you to choose your own adventure. Rockhampton and Hervey Bay offers more stunning scenery before arriving at the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island. Australia Zoo will provide you with an unforgettable wildlife experience before your holiday ends at the shimmering Gold Goast.

Itinerary

1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018 ?
Day 1-2
Welcome to Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef
Day 1: Welcome to Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

Welcome to Cairns! Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an orientation tour of the laid back tropical city. This evening get to know each other over a drink and delicious meal featuring fresh seasonal produce at a local restaurant.

Day 2: The Great Barrier Reef

Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. The world heritage listed reef is the only living organism you can see from the moon. Imagine that! You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up- close (equipment provided) and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi- submersible craft. Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns in the late afternoon. You have a free evening to do as you choose. Why not take a stroll along the esplanade and check out the Cairns Night Market.

Hotel: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner. Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3
Cairns – Mission Beach

This morning travel through the high tropical plateau Tablelands to Kuranda for a chance to explore the village in the rainforest. Continue to the Atherton Tablelands where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes abound. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the famous Curtain Fig Tree. Keep an eye out for the spectacular Ulysses Butterfly! There will be time to take a walk along the shore and feel the golden sand between your toes when you arrive in Mission Beach this afternoon.

Hotel: Castaways Resort & Spa

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4-5
Mission Beach – Hamilton Island
Day 4: Mission Beach – Hamilton Island

Travel down the coast towards tonight’s stopover in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef on spectacular Hamilton Island. You’ll visit Townsville where there’s time for a stroll along the Strand, then travel to Airlie Beach to catch the ferry to the island, one of 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsundays. You’ll be surrounded by pristine beaches, and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life!

Day 5: Hamilton Island

This morning take a cruise to spectacular Whitehaven Beach, voted the number one beach in Australia! Take a walk and feel the sand between your toes and if you’re up to it, take a walk to Hill’s Inlet for views over the Whitsunday islands and sparkling waters. This afternoon is yours to relax in paradise.

Hotel: Reef View Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast. Day 5: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6
Hamilton Island – Rockhampton

Return to the mainland and travel south through Mackay, Australia’s sugar capital, to Sarina for a guided tour through a miniature sugar mill and lunch! On your tour you’ll get a peak in to sugar cane processing and witness fully functioning sugar processing and distilling equipment in action. Afterwards you can taste some of the products made on site before sitting down for a light lunch. Continue to Rockhampton, Australia’s beef capital! Your night is free so why not try some local beef at one of the town’s steakhouses

Hotel: Quality Hotel Regent, Rockhampton

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7
Rockhampton – Hervey Bay

Cross the Tropic of Capricorn and stop at Langmorn Station, a fully operational cattle station. A member of the Creed family will treat you to a guided tour of the property including their original family homestead, built in 1873. Enjoy morning tea in the garden in the company of the pet kangaroo! Continue to Hervey Bay, gateway to Fraser Island.

Hotel: Mantra Hervey Bay

Included Meals: B

Day 8-9
Hervey Bay – Fraser Island – Noosa
Day 8: Hervey Bay – Fraser Island – Noosa

A day of discovery lies ahead as you cross by ferry to explore the wonders of World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Visit Lake McKenzie, ringed with magnificent white sandy beaches. Walk through the ancient rainforest at Central Station with its huge satiny, scribbly gum and kauri trees. Enjoy lunch before your 4WD tour takes you to the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach (tidal) and beyond on to the Sunshine Coast resort town of Noosa. This evening choose one of the town’s eateries and dine on inspiring local delights.

Day 9: Noosa

Take time out to discover Noosa for yourself. Swim at Noosa Main Beach or venture a little further with an easy, spectacular walk along the headland through to Noosa National Park. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may like to hire a stand-up paddle board or even take a boat ride through the incredible Noosa Everglades, one of Australia’s most beautiful wilderness areas. You’ll love the dark waterways and myriad of wildlife along the Noosa River- it’s truly spectacular! This evening enjoy dinner at Noosa Surflifesaving Club with views over the beach.

Hotel: Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast, Lunch. Day 9: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10
Noosa – Gold Coast

Visit Australia Zoo, made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin and Bindi. Enjoy a sneak peek in to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and see how AAT Kings works with the Wildlife Warriors to support the koala rehabilitation project at the hospital, the country’s largest and busiest wildlife facility. Catch a show in the world famous Crocoseum and wander through the zoo’s fascinating grounds. It’s bound to be a wildlife experience you’ll never forget. Later, you travel to Brisbane for a sightseeing tour where your tour concludes. You can choose to depart in Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Criterion Hotel in Rockhampton at night

Criterion Steak House

When in Rockhampton, a visit to the Criterion Steak House is a must. After all, ‘Rocky’ is the beef capital of Australia! The Criterion opened its doors in 1862 as Rocky’s first hotel and to this day has a roaring trade with locals and visitors alike who come for the atmosphere and the good, honest pub grub. On your free night in Rockhampton, head down for some Aussie hospitality and if you’re up for a challenge, why not try their ‘Challenge Rump’, one kilo of local prime Aussie beef - for the serious beef eater!

Highlights

  • Tropical paradise Hamilton Island
  • See the cute koalas at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. AAT Kings donates $2 for every guest that visits to help in the rehabilitation of injured wildlife.
  • Home of the Irwin family, Australia Zoo
  • Let your hair down in the ultimate holiday town of Noosa
  • Take an exciting 4WD tour on Fraser Island
  • Visit a working cattle property, Langmorn Station and meet Helen Creed and her family
  • Stop at the Sarina Sugar Shed for a guided tour and lunch at a miniature Sugar Mill
  • Stay on Hamilton Island- everyone has a view over the Whitsundays from their balcony
  • Experience Whitehaven Beach on a cruise
  • Stop at Millaa Millaa Falls and the Curtain Fig Tree
  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

Inclusions

  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (9)
  • Lunches (3)
  • Dinners (4)

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 Cairns Airport
Day 10   Flights to depart anytime after
breakfast from Brisbane 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 2017
Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $370
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $275
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $185
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $555
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $460
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $370
 
Triple share    Save up to $185
Kings Club    Save up to $185

All savings are per person.

Quality accommodation

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

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
    122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD 4870

    • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort - Bar
    • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort - Exterior
    • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort - Room
    • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort - Pool
    • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort - Lobby

    Centrally located in the heart of Cairns the multi award winning Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is situated on 5 acres of tropical gardens and has the largest lagoon style pool in the City Centre, complete with its own white sandy beach and swim up bar. Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is within walking distance of the Esplanade, Reef Terminal & Marina, Night Markets and Reef Casino.

    • Features
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Air-conditioning
    • In-room safe
    • Radio
    • Work Desk
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • Manual temperature control
    • Iron
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Operator wake up call
    • Automatic wake up call
    • Alarm Clock
    • Private balcony
  • Castaways Resort & Spa
    2 Pacific Parade, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852

    • Castways Resort & Spa Mission Beach - exterior
    • Castways Resort & Spa Mission Beach - sunset
    • Castways Resort & Spa Mission Beach - pool
    • Castways Resort & Spa Mission Beach
    • Castways Resort & Spa Mission Beach - pool
    • Castways Resort & Spa Mission Beach - room

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

    2 nights

    • Reef View Hotel - Balcony
    • Reef View Hotel - Coral Sea View Twin Room
    • Reef View Hotel - Coral Sea View Twin Room
    • Reef View Hotel

    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
  • Quality Hotel Regent, Rockhampton
    192 Bolsover St Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

    • Quality Hotel Regent Rockhamton - Room
    • Quality Hotel Regent Rockhampton - Exterior
    • Quality Hotel Regent - Rockhampton
    • Quality Hotel Regent Rockhampton - Exterior

    The 1914 Historical Heritage Listed TAFE College has been converted into a 4 1/2 Star 49 room hotel with conference and licensed restaurant facilities. The Quality Regent Hotel Rockhampton is part of the Choice group of quality hotels and offers superior accommodation and professional functions facilities in a premier position in the CBD. It is situated within walking distance to shops, businesses, restaurants and waterfront. Airport and Rail - only minutes drive away. We will cater to our guests every need to ensure their stay is most enjoyable.

    • Features
    • Guest Laundry
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Refrigerator
    • Room service
  • Mantra Hervey Bay
    Buccaneer Drive, Hervey Bay, QLD 4655

    • Mantra Hervey Bay - Room
    • Mantra Hervey Bay - Exterior
    • Mantra Hervey Bay - Exterior and Pool

    Mantra Hervey Bay makes a perfect base for sightseeing. Overlooking the famous calm waters where migrating humpback whales frolic with their newborns during Hervey Bay whale watching season. Fantastic dining and shopping options just a short walk away.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Heater
    • Flat Screen TV
    • In-house movies
    • ISD/STD phone
    • Ensuite
    • Hairdryer
    • Foxtel
    • CD player
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Clock Radio
    • Refrigerator
    • Private balcony
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Gym facilities
    • Business Facilities
  • Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa
    14-16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, Queensland, 4567

    2 nights

    • Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa - Pool
    • Sheraton Noosa - Bar Area
    • Sheraton Noosa - River Studio

    Located in the heart of Hastings Street, Noosa's only 5 star deluxe hotel boasts 176 studios, suites and villas. Discover a world of shopping, dining and playing right on your doorstep, take time out and indulge in a little spa therapy, or spend a day visiting Noosa's pristine beaches. Wander through ancient national parks and cruise Noosa's beautiful waterways or simply relax poolside with your favourite drink. It's all here...

    • Features
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Ensuite
    • Spa bath
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Air Conditioning
    • In-room safe
    • Refrigerator
    • 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 2017 - 31 March 2018

Great Adventures Certified Dive - 40min (Cairns)

Adult Price: AUD 116.00 - 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 164.00

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.

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.

Great Barrier Reef Helicopters (Cairns)

Adult Price: AUD 179.00

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

Noosa Everglades Lunch Cruise (Noosa)

Adult Price: AUD 110.00

Experience one of Australia’s most magnificent wilderness areas with its intriguing waterways and myriad of wildlife on a Noosa Everglades Discovery. Float through ancient landscapes, mirrored waterways and sub-tropical rainforest on an interpretive guided cruise through the Noosa Everglades on a purpose built vessel. You’ll enjoy an included morning tea of freshly baked scones with tea and coffee and a delicious BBQ lunch of Sirloin Steak, Barramundi or Vegetable Frittata.

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 2017. 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.