Ultimate Coastal Queensland & Islands Port Douglas to the Whitsundays

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Combing all the amazing sites and places along the Queensland Tropical Coast from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach. This tour includes Port Douglas & The Daintree River, Cairns & Green Island, Townsville & Magnetic Island, Airlie Beach & Whitsunday Islands.

Tour starts Brisbane if traveling by Rail or Cairns if under own arrangements

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Depart Brisbane

Depart on the Spirit of Queensland Train from Brisbane at 3pm in your Premium Economy Seats or upgrade to Deluxe Rail Beds with all meals included.   (All meals  on the train for Railbeds)   Plus Applicable Rail Fare Applies

Return Rail Fares Add the following:

QLD Pension,  Seat $50 / Rail Bed $374

Australian Senior,  Seat $315 / Rail Bed $589

Adult No Concessions, Seat $423 / Rail Bed $720

If you are arriving under your own arrangements and not using the train service, please see Day 2 for details

DAY 2 – Cairns Welcome

This morning the train will make its way along the picturesque Cassowary Coast , arriving in Cairns mid afternoon. You will then be met by our friendly tour host and transferred to the hotel. You will have time to freshen up before a welcome dinner. (D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander

If you are arriving under your own arrangements and not using the train service, please arrive today in the afternoon. Check in will be arranged for you and we ask that you meet the Tour Host and your fellow travelers for dinner this evening in the hotel restaurant at 6pm.

DAY 3 – Mossman Gorge,   Daintree River Cruise,   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 before returning to Cairns  (B, MT, D)  Overnight Cairns Queenslander

DAY 4 – Gorgeous Green Island

Breakfast, followed by a Cairns town tour, then we then we will depart for a great day on Green Island. We will cruise out to the Island in luxury  on a large  comfortable air-conditioned catamaran . On arrival, we will enjoy a glass bottom boat tour 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. Dinner tonight at our motel.  ( B, L, D ) Overnight Cairns Queenslander

DAY 5 – Paronella Park,  Great Green Way to Townsville

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  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  Madison Plaza

DAY 7 – Townsville to Airlie Bch

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 check in and freshen up before dinner.  ( B, D ) Overnight Airlie Beach Colonial Palms 

DAY 8 – Whitsunday Islands Cruise 

Following breakfast we will transfer to the Port of Airlie and join our Island Cruise. Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands National Park seeing the remote bays, islands and beaches. We step ashore at Hamilton Island &  Whitehaven Beach, which has been voted the best beach in the world. Upon return, we have dinner tonight at our hotel  ( B, L, D )  Overnight Airlie Beach Colonial Palms 

 

DAY 9 –  Airlie Beach Discovery,  Cedar Creek Falls, Depart Proserpine.

Today you will have time to relax and enjoy some free time in Airlie Beach. Stroll through the boutiques, cafes and shops, relax by the lagoon or head to the Sailing Club for a nice cool drink. This afternoon, we visit Cedar Creek Falls. Passing though picturesque cane fields and scenic landscapes to this secluded natural waterfall. 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, L) Overnight Train

Note: We would recommend using the train service back to Brisbane as flights from Proserpine are limited and do not suit tour times.One way rail tickets can be arranged upon request.

DAY 10 –  Arrive Home  

Today you will arrive at Brisbane Railway Station at 9am after enjoying a charming rail journey from North Queensland with your new found friends.

Note: If arranging flights from Brisbane, please book from 1pm on wards.

 

Inclusions

Tour starts Brisbane if traveling by Rail or Cairns if under own arrangements

Plus Applicable Discount Rail Fare to be Added Brisbane to Cairns Return Spirit of Queensland (See Rail Fares Below)

QPCV : Premium Economy Seat Return –  $50  /  First Class Rail Bed Return – $400
SENIOR : Premium Economy Seat Return – $370  /  First Class Rail Bed Return $670
ADULT : Premium Economy Seat Return – $443  /  First Class Rail Bed Return $778.50

4* Accommodation & All Meals as per Itinerary

Coach Touring with Commentry

Fully Hosted by our Friendly Staff

  • Port Douglas & Palm Cove Tours
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Cairns City Tour & Day on Green Island
  • Innisfail Township, Paronella Park Castle Ruins & Tour
  • Townsville City Tour & Day on Magnetic Island
  • Bowen Giant Mango & Airlie Beach Town Tour
  • Whitsundays Day Cruise to Hamilton Island & Whitehaven Beach

Tour Length 10 Days

Tour Cost $1990.00

Additional Details

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

Tour Dates
03/08/2019
22/10/2019

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