Cairns is known as the gateway to Tropical North Queensland, Cairns and its surrounding natural attractions, offer an ideal location close to Port Douglas, Palm Cove and the Daintree Rainforest,
Townsville has a collection of destinations and attractions to spark everyone’s interest. We will visit Magnetic Island, with its wonderful wildlife and spectacular rocky coves. The Townsville region rewards your curiosity of the different.
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
This morning the train 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 our welcome 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 on the Atherton Tablelands arriving at 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
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
Departing Cairns this morning, we make our way along the Great Green Way which extends from Cairns to Cardwell and passes through World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests arriving at Paronella Park. The Park is a magical and unforgettable place nestled amongst heritage gardens and 13 acres of lush tropical rainforest. We will tour through the Castle Ruins, then enjoy a lunch before departing to Townsville arriving in time for dinner at the Cowboys Leagues Club.
Meals (B, L, D) Overnight Madison Plaza Townsville
Departing to board the ferry to Magnetic Island for our discovery coach tour of this beautiful Island . It only takes 25 minutes on a ferry to arrive in paradise. Magnetic Island sits within the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but the landscape here is different to the usual tropical rainforest found on many of the Great Barrier Reef islands. Enjoying a lunch at Horseshoe Bay before returning for dinner this evening.
Meals (B,L,D) Overnight Madison Plaza Townsville
This morning we depart on our City Tour including a stop at Castle Hill Lookout. Right in the heart of Townsville, the lookout that offers panoramic views from where you will have a lovely photo opportunity. Then a scenic drive along The Strand then make our way to the Museum of TNQ for a guided tour of the many exhibits including HMAS Pandora . Following lunch, we depart to meet the Spirit of Queensland for our relaxing journey home.
Meals (B, All meals on the train for Rail Beds)
Note: If making own return arrangements and not using the rail service, please make bookings from 3.30pm
Today the Spirit of Queensland will finish the journey arriving into Brisbane at 9.30am with cherished memories of both Cairns & Townsville.
Note: Interstate Guests with flights, will transfer back via Skytrain to Brisbane airport for your return flight home.
Tour starts in Brisbane when travelling by Train or Cairns under own arrangements
Return Rail as per Tour Pricing
Coach Touring with Commentary
4* Accommodation & All meals as per itinerary
Explore Cairns City
Mossman Gorge & Daintree River Cruise
Skyrail & Kuranda Village
Atherton Tablelands & Mareeba
Jacques Coffee Plantation
Port Douglas Township & Palm Cove Village
Paronella Park Castle Ruins & Tour
Cardwell & Ingham
Townsville City & Castle Hill
Magnetic Island Ferry and Day Tour
Museum of Nth Queensland Tour
Return Economy Flights to Brisbane for Interstate Guests
*Double/Twin, Single ADD $320