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Ultimate Coastal Queensland

Combining the best of Tropical Queensland with Cairns & Green Island, Townsville & Magnetic Island, Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands.

10 Days – $1,990*

*PP Twin Share, Single add $520
*Plus Applicable Discount Rail Fare

Departure Date

  • August 3rd, 2019
  • October 22nd, 2019

DAY 1 – Depart Brisbane

Depart on the Spirit of Queensland Train in your Premium Economy Seats or upgrade to Deluxe Rail Beds with all meals included plus pamper pack with the evening bed turndown.

(All meals  on the train for Railbeds)

Applicable Discount Rail Fare Applies

DAY 2 – Cairns Welcome

This morning  the train will pass through Townsville and then make its way along the picturesque Cassowary Coast , arriving in Cairns mid afternoon. You will then be met by our friendly tour host and will be taken on a Cairns City and Sites tour before we check into the  Cairns Queenslander. You will have time to freshen up before  Dinner this evening at our accommodation.

(D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander

DAY 3 – Mossman Gorge, Daintree River, Port Douglas

Today we adventure into the Mossman Gorge. The Gorge has a very accessible and scenic section of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders that line the gorge creating cool clear freshwater swimming holes. We then make our way to the Daintree River for a River Cruise  spotting  crocs and other wildlife. Then into Port Douglas with time to explore the town and purchase lunch if you wish, before returning to Cairns in time for Dinner this evening.

(B, MT, D)  Overnight Cairns Queenslander

DAY 4 – Gorgeous Green Island

Breakfast, then we will depart for a great day on Green Island. A visit to the Great Barrier Reef is the most popular thing to do whilst in Cairns. Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with unique island rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches & magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life. We will cruise out to the Island in luxury on a large  comfortable air-conditioned 35 metre catamaran with. On arrival, we will enjoy a glass bottom boat cruise so you can view the beautiful barrier reef without getting your feet wet. For those of you that want to be a bit more adventurous, you will have time to snorkel later in the day.  We will also enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon on board.

( B, L, D ) Overnight Cairns Queenslander

DAY 5 – Cairns to Townsville Paronella Park

Depart Cairns and on to Townsville.This section of highway that is known as “The Great Green Way” and provides the most memorable scenery in Australia with mountains wrapped in rainforest, splendid waterfalls, magnificent fertile farmlands and breathtaking Coral Sea views. Passing through Innisfail, and then into Paronella Park for our guided tour of the castle ruins followed by lunch.  Arriving in Townsville mid afternoon, then  depart on our Townsville Discovery tour including Castle Hill. As well as offering an iconic centre piece for the city and spectacular scenic views, Castle Hill has a significant history. A World War II observation bunker still sits on one corner of the Hill reminding visitors of Castle Hill’s military history.

( B, L, D ) Overnight Townsville Madison Plaza

DAY 6 – Magnetic Island

Today we explore beautiful Magnetic Island. We will take a tour and see the natural beauty of the island which is home to Northern Australia’s largest colony of koalas living in the wild. Two thirds of Magnetic Island is National Park with secluded but easily accessible bays and golden beaches. We enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous Marlin Bar before returning to the main land.

( B, L, D ) Overnight Townsville Madison Plaza

DAY 7 – Townsville to Airlie Beach

Departing Townsville, we make our way south passing through the towns of Ayr which is prime sugar country, an annual production of about 1.25 million tonnes of raw sugar. The Burdekin sits on a vast natural aquifer which is artificially replenished with water from the Burdekin River. The spectacular Burdekin River Bridge is the district’s best known landmark and is the longest crossing of its type in the country. Known as the Silver Link, it is the only bridge in Australia built without a firm foothold. Then on to Bowen which of course is famous for the Bowen Mango contributing one-third of the nations Mangos. It is also home to The Giant Mango.  After our stop, we then continue  on the Airlie Beach arriving in time  to discovery the township before check in and time to relax before dinner.

( B, D ) Overnight Arlie Beach Colonial Palms

DAY 8 – Whitsunday Island Cruise

Following breakfast we will transfer to the Port of Airlie and Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands National Park seeing the remote bays, islands and beaches. We step ashore at Whitehaven Beach which has been voted the best beach in the world.  We then visit Hamilton Island and enjoy lunch and some free time to explore before departing back to Airlie Beach.

( B, L, D )  Overnight Airlie Beach Colonial Palms

DAY 9 – Airlie Beach Discovery, Lake Proserpine, Depart Home

Today you will have time to relax and enjoy some free time in Airlie Beach. Soak up the laid-back, tropical atmosphere. Stroll through the boutiques, cafes and shops of the main street; relax by the lagoon or head to the Sailing Club for a nice cool drink. This afternoon, we visit Lake Proserpine also known as the Peter Faust Dam. An ideal spot for an afternoon tea. We then make our way to Proserpine and visit the Historical Museum. The museum bridges the decades since Federation with historical, thought-provoking displays. We then meet the Train for our journey home.

( B) Overnight Train

DAY 10 – Arrive Home

Today you will arrive at your home station after enjoying a charming rail journey from North Queensland with your new found friends.

 

 

  • All Accommodation
  • All meals as per Itinerary
  • Port Douglas & Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Cairns & Green Island
  • Townsville & Magnetic Island
  • Ayr,  Bowen, Giant Mango
  • Airlie Beach & Whitsunday Islands
  • Coach touring with commentary
  • Fully Hosted by our Friendly Staff

QPCV : Premium Economy Seat Return – $50 / First Class Rail Bed Return – $378
SENIOR : Premium Economy Seat Return – $370 / First Class Rail Bed Return $670
ADULT : Premium Economy Seat Return – $630 / First Class Rail Bed Return $935
Applicable Discount Rail Fare Applies (See Rail Fares Above)

Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. A $450 non refundable deposit is due upon booking with the remainder payable 60 days prior to departure. Full payment is also non refundable with in 45 days of departure. We highly recommend taking Travel Insurance. Please contact our office for a quote if you require travel insurance.