Cairns, the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north, Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambiance. Cairns is the jewel in Australia’s tropical crown, being a popular holiday location for locals & tourists alike. With it’s warm climate & amazing scenery, it’s a fun & beautiful city to visit. Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef, the mountains of the Great Dividing Range and a number of nearby attractions, there is no shortage of things to do in Cairns.
Note: Some images courtesy of TTNQ
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 / Overseas 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
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 transferred to Cairns Queenslander. You will have time to freshen up before enjoying dinner.
Meals (D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
Note: If arriving today under own arrangements, please check in and meet the Host and other travelers for your welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant at 6pm
Following breakfast we board the Skyrail that makes its journey up and over the Rainforest below. Then arriving in colourful and quirky Kuranda. The village in the rainforest has earned a reputation as the arts and crafts nexus of Tropical NQ. You will have time to wander through the markets before we meet our coach and travel to Mareeba and the Australian Coffee Plantation. The Plantation is situated along side the spring waters of Emerald Creek and is furnished with 25,000 young and fully producing Arabica Coffee trees. After enjoying a coffee and tasty alfresco lunch, we will tour the plantation. We will then make our back to Cairns in time for our Dinner this evening.
Meals (B, L, D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
Breakfast then depart for a great day on Green Island. We will enjoy a glass bottom boat tour where you can view the beautiful barrier reef without getting your feet wet. For those of you that want to be a bit more adventurous, their is time to snorkel later in the day. We will also enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon. After an enchanting day we will return to our hotel.
Meals (B, L, D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
South to Innisfail today,then after a town tour from the comfort of our coach, we arrive at our destination, Paronella Park. The Park is a magical, unforgettable place nestled amongst heritage gardens and 13 acres of lush Australian rainforest situated on the banks of the crystal clear waters of Mena Creek, south of Innisfail. The ruins of the Spanish Castillo feature prominently on the grounds of Paronella Park, as do several other distinctive structures that were designed and built by the original owner of Paronella Park – Jose Paronella.We will tour through the Castle Ruins in the rainforest, then enjoy a lunch before departing back to Cairns
Meals (B, L, D ) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
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 via Palm Cove.
Meals (B, MT, D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander
After breakfast this morning the group will make its way to meet the Spirit of Queensland train departing Cairns at 8.30am for your journey home from our Tropical Cairns Getaway. (B) Overnight Train
Note: If making own return arrangements and not using the rail service, please make check out by 10am.
Note: Extra nights in Cairns upon request can be arranged.
Today you will arrive at Brisbane Railway Station at 9.30am after enjoying a charming rail journey from North Queensland with your new found friends.
Note: Interstate / Overseas guests, please make your way via Skytrain to the Brisbane airport for you return flights home.
Tour starts in Brisbane when travelling by Train or Cairns under own arrangements.
Return Rail Fares as per Tour Pricing
Coach touring and commentary in Cairns
All accommodation & meals as per Itinerary
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Australian Coffee Mareeba
Green Island Day Tour
Paronella Park Castle Ruins Tour
Daintree River Cruise
Visit Port Douglas & Palm Cove
Return Economy Airfares for Interstate Guests using the Rail Service from Brisbane
*Double/Twin, Single ADD $290