Enjoy a Christmas like no other to the gateway of Queensland’s tropical north. Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambiance. Combined with the best of the regions attractions and a sumptuous Christmas Lunch at the Reef Casino, what can be a more rewarding way to spend this festive time than in Cairns.
Arriving into Brisbane City today and depart for Cairns at 3.45pm on the Spirit of Queensland Train in your Premium Economy Seats or Deluxe Rail Beds with all meals included plus pamper pack with the evening bed turn down. (All meals provided on the train for Rail Beds)
Note: Interstate Guests with flights, will arrive in Brisbane today and transfer via Skytrain to meet the Spirit of Queensland for your journey to Cairns
Note; If making your way to Cairns under own arrangements, please see Day 2 for details
Arriving in Cairns mid afternoon. You will then be meet by our friendly Tour Host and transferred to Cairns Queenslander with time to freshen up before enjoying dinner
Meals ( D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
If you are arriving today under your own arrangements, please arrive in the afternoon and make your way to the Cairns Queenslander Hotel. Check in will be pre-arranged for you and we ask that you meet the Tour Host for dinner this evening in our hotel at 6pm.
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Following breakfast we will travel on the Skyrail which is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Skyrail traverses the McAlister Range and through the Barron Gorge National Park between its Smithfield and Kuranda Terminals. In Kuranda, you will have time to wander through the markets and taste the local cuisine before we meet our coach and travel back to Cairns. We will then return to our hotel with time to relax before dinner
Meals (B, D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
Breakfast then depart Northwards for the drive along the Coral Coast Road which has been referred to as Queenslands equivalent to the Great Ocean Rd, with beautiful views of the Coral Sea and coastline. Arriving in Mossman Gorge for our tour of this magnificent ancient gorge. Then onto the Daintree River for our boat cruise, seeing crocodiles and other wildlife in their natural habitat. We will then depart for Iconic Port Douglas, with time to wander around the township and purchase lunch if you wish before we return in time for dinner this evening.
Meals (B, MT, on cruise, D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
The big day has arrived !!!! This morning enjoy a relaxing breakfast with a build up to the Main Event. We will be transferred late morning to the Reef Hotel Casino for a wonderful Christmas Lunch with all the special trimmings to ensure you have a memorable day. When we have had our fill our host will call us all to board the coach and make our way back to the Hotel to recover and relax this late afternoon before meeting for a light supper this evening.
Meals (B, Xmas Lunch Casino, Light Supper) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
After breakfast we make our way to the Cairns Botanic Gardens. The gardens are the best example in Australia of the Tropical Flora. The extensive selection of tropical flora includes some rare plants seldom found elsewhere in the world. Lunch at the famous Dundees Restaurant, then we then visit the Cairns Aquarium. As the only aquarium in the world dedicated exclusively to the habitats and species of tropical North Queensland, the Cairns Aquarium connects visitors with the natural wonders of The Great Barrier Reef, The Wet Tropics, The Gulf Savannah and Cape York regions. With over 16,000 animals and unique opportunities to move up close to some of the world’s most fascinating, elusive creatures. Dinner Tonight at our Hotel.
Meals (B,L,D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
This morning following breakfast we will depart on the Spirit of Queensland Train travelling to our home destination enjoying the company of your new found friends.
Meals (B) Overnight Train
Note: If you are making your own return arrangements, please check out by 10am and continue your wonderful holiday
Today the Spirit of Queensland will finish the journey arriving into Brisbane at 9.30am with cherished memories of both the Australian Outback and the vast Gulf Region of Australia.
Note: Interstate Guests with flights, will transfer back via Skytrain to Brisbane airport for your return flight home.
Tour starts and completes in Brisbane if travelling by Rail, or Cairns if arriving under own arrangements
Coach Touring with Commentary
Cairns Queenslander Accomodation
Christmas Lunch Reef Casino
Tour Cost is PP in a Double or Twin Room, If Sole Use Room, ADD $400