Airlie Beach is a perfect spot to stay when discovering the Whitsunday Islands. On this tour we visit the newly updated resort on Daydream Island, Visit Hamilton Island and the Iconic Whitehaven Beach which has been renowned as one of the best beaches in the world. Throw in a Croc Safari along with a visit to a Cattle Station, makes this tour a fun filled adventure to one of the most beautiful places on the QLD Coast
Depart on the Spirit of Queensland Train in your optional Premium Economy Seats, or upgrade to Deluxe Rail Beds with all meals included.
(All meals on the train for Rail Beds)
Following breakfast on the train, you will arrive in Bowen and join our coach to make our way into Arlie Beach and enjoy an Eco River Cruise on the Proserpine River. Here we encounter the locals, also known as Crocs !!!! We will also enjoy a wagon ride viewing the wildlife and wetland habitat, a billie tea and damper for our “smoko” and tasty B-B-Q lunch.
After a fantastic day we make our way to our Motel and check in in time for a hearty Dinner
Meals (L, D) Overnight Colonial Palms Motel
Today we visit two of Australia’s best-loved destinations on a scenic Whitsundays cruise – Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach. Hamilton Island is a sophisticated and friendly with excellent eating, drinking and shopping opportunities. We have lunch here before departing to Whitsunday Island and the glorious Whitehaven Beach which is one Australia’s most beautiful stretches of sand.
Meals (B,L, D) Overnight Colonial Palms Motel
As is a Saturday, the famous local markets on the beach front are a must. Complete with local produce, art, craft and food, it is a great place to spend some time, have a coffee or purchase a unique gift.
Next to the markets is the Sailing Club and a great place rest your feet, have a cool drink and purchase lunch if you wish. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Meals (B) Overnight Colonial Palms Motel
It might be an expensive 5* resort, but that doesn’t stop us from spending the day on the island. So this morning following breakfast, we transfer to the port of Airlie for our ferry over to Daydream Island. Enjoy your day discovering what the Island has to offer at your own leisure. Following an extensive redevelopment , there is an expanded food and beverage offering across the island with three restaurants and three bars including an exciting new Asian Fusion restaurant which joins the buffet and modern Australian restaurants. The Living Reef also makes its return to the island in an even bigger and better capacity than before. You will have time to wander the island, dip in the pool and enjoy a relaxing day, before returning to Airlie Beach for dinner this evening
Meals (B, D) Overnight Colonial Palms Motel
This morning we make our way north towards Hideaway Bay and Dingo Beach. Our destination is a private property “Earlando” and our visit here will be a highlight of our tour. It is a hidden gem of the Whitsundays with magnificent private beaches, panoramic views, abundant wildlife and a traditional working cattle station. This 6,500 acre cattle station has been in the same family for almost 50 years. Upon arrival we are joined on the coach by the owner who will introduce us to Earlando and take us to the lookout for superb views out across Hayman Island whilst enjoying our morning tea. Returning to the beachfront later we enjoy a delicious Reef & Beef BBQ lunch, including fresh prawns! Prior to finishing our day, we have a traditional outback billy tea. We then make our way to Proserpine to meet the Train for our return home.
Note: If not using the return train service and wish to stay on, a coach is available from the Train Station to return to Airlie Beach.
Meals (B, L) (All meals on the train for Rail Beds)
This morning you will arrive at your home station after enjoying a charming rail journey.
Spirit of Queensland Train (when departing from Brisbane)
Accommodation & Meals as per itinerary