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Queensland Island Discovery

Brisbane to Cairns: 10 days / 9 nights

Fully Escorted Quality Touring

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HIGHLIGHTS:
* Enjoy the renowned beaches of Queensland - including Fraser and Daydream islands plus Port Douglas
* Fraser Island 4WD adventure tour
* Scenic Kuranda Rail
* Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
* Billabong Sanctuary + Historic Langmorn Station
* Koorana Crocodile Farm
* Dreamtime Cultural Centre
* Millaa Millaa Falls
* Lake Barrine Wilderness cruise
* Travel through the Atherton Tablelands
* Outer Barrier Reef cruise
* Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
* Many included meals plus complimentary airport transfers
Tropical north Queensland beach

Departures: 

2014:
 

Thu 13 Feb 2014 to Sat 22 Feb 2014**
Thu 13 Mar 2014 to Sat 22 Mar 2014**

 

Thu 08 May 2014 to Sat 17 May 2014**
Thu 05 Jun 2014 to Sat 14 Jun 2014
Thu 03 Jul 2014 to Sat 12 Jul 2014
Thu 31 Jul 2014 to Sat 09 Aug 2014**
Thu 25 Sep 2014 to Sat 04 Oct 2014**
Thu 23 Oct 2014 to Sat 01 Nov 2014**
Thu 20 Nov 2014 to Sat 29 Nov 2014**
Thu 18 Dec 2014 to Sat 27 Dec 2014
  

2015:


Thu 15 Jan 2015 to Sat 24 Jan 2015**
Thu 12 Feb 2015 to Sat 21 Feb 2015**
Thu 12 Mar 2015 to Sat 21 Mar 2015**

Thu 09 Apr 2015 to Sat 18 Apr 2015
Thu 07 May 2015 to Sat 16 May 2015
Thu 04 Jun 2015 to Sat 13 Jun 2015
Thu 02 Jul 2015 to Sat 11 Jul 2015
Thu 30 Jul 2015 to Sat 08 Aug 2015
Thu 27 Aug 2015 to Sat 05 Sep 2015
Thu 24 Sep 2015 to Sat 03 Oct 2015
Thu 22 Oct 2015 to Sat 31 Oct 2015
Thu 19 Nov 2015 to Sat 28 Nov 2015
Thu 17 Dec 2015 to Sat 26 Dec 2015
 

** = Guaranteed departure

  

ITINERARY: Brisbane to Cairns ('Queensland Island Discovery')

Truly Ref. 1426
Day 1
: Brisbane   Fraser Island
Depart Brisbane at 8.45am. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city and learn about opals, before beginning the journey north along the Sunshine Coast to Hervey Bay for the ferry crossing to Fraser Island. 
Kingfsher Bay Resort, Fraser Island  This evening join your Tour Director for a welcome drink.
Accommodation: Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village, Fraser Island, 2 nights (D)

Day 2
: Fraser Island  
Today join your 4WD vehicle for a half-day tour of the island. Marvel at the majestic rainforest at Central Station. Visit Lake McKenzie, one of the island's beautiful freshwater lakes, surrounded by white sandy beaches. There is also time to relax and enjoy Kingfisher Bay's facilities. (B)

Aerial view of Langmorn StationDay 3: Yeppoon
Return to the mainland, and stop at Langmorn Station (pictured) , a fully operational cattle station. Enjoy afternoon tea at the homestead, a restored 'Queenslander' built in 1873. Cross the Tropic of Capricorn and continue to the coastal resort of Yeppoon. Dine out this evening, on crocodile of course, at the Koorana Crocodile Farm. Home to around 3,000 crocodiles, your guide will take you on a spotlight tour, where a visit to the pens will reveal crocodiles as small as 150 grams and as large as 750 kilograms!
Accommodation: Rydges Capricorn, Yeppoon. (BD)
 
 

Pool at Daydream Island, Whitsundays Day 4: Daydream Island
Travel north through Mackay, Australia's sugar capital, before continuing to Airlie Beach, a gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. At Airlie Beach we take a ferry across to Daydream Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
Accommodation: Daydream Island Resort and Spa, Ocean Balcony Rooms, 2 nights. (BD)

Day 5
: Daydream Island
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Daydream Island, located in the beautiful Whitsundays. There are sailboarding and catamaran classes. You have the opportunity to take a rainforest walk, play beach volleyball, tennis, water polo or you could go snorkelling or kayaking. Perhaps just laze by one of the pools or on a beach or replenish your body and soul at the Rejuvenation Spa. Ask your Tour Director for details. (B)
 

Day 6: Townsville
Head north to the tropical city of Townsville. Enjoy a guided tour of Billabong Sanctuary. This afternoon is free for you to relax at the hotel or perhaps take a stroll along The Strand any maybe take a dip in the excellent saltwater pool.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn, Townsville. (BD)

Millaa Millaa Falls  Tourism QLDDay 7: Atherton Townsville
Climb the high tropical plateau known as the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes abound. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the famous Curtain Fig Tree. Enjoy a guided cruise on the serene crater of Lake Barrine, before making your way to Port Douglas.
Accommodation: QT Port Douglas Hotel & Resort. 2 nights. (BD)

Day 8: Port Douglas
A day at leisure in Port Douglas. There is the opportunity to explore World Heritage listed rainforest, join a guided cruise on the Daintree River to perhaps spot the fearless saltwater crocodile or try hot air ballooning on the Atherton Tablelands. (B)

Day 9: Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Join the Quicksilver catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch before you return to Port Douglas and travel on to Cairns.
Accommodation: Novotel Oasis Resort, Cairns, 2 nights. (BL
 

Skyrail Cableway high above Barron Falls  Tourism QLD

Day 10: Kuranda Railway Skyrail Tjapukai
Board the Kuranda train for an historic journey taking you through the scenic countryside behind Cairns. Arrive at the cultural rainforest village of Kuranda with time to wander through the various stalls of the colourful Kuranda Markets. 
Later, board the Skyrail Cableway which takes you above the canopy of the tropical rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. 
Visit the internationally famous Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience the History, Creative and Dance theatres where the legends of the Dreamtime become reality. (BD)

Day 11: Depart Cairns
Your tour concludes today after breakfast. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (B)

ITINERARY MAY BE MODIFIED WITHOUT NOTICE

 

INCLUDED IN YOUR Queensland Island Discovery COACH TOUR Brisbane to Cairns

Transportation. Tour by luxury coach, air-conditioned,2-door access, restroom equipped, reclining seats with seatbelts and large panoramic tinted windows
Professionally Escorted. Discover Queensland with your experienced professional Tour Director and Tour Driver
Accommodation. Rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels, on a Twin Share basis
Dining Inclusions - as shown in itinerary
Full Buffet Breakfasts  Lunch   Dinner
Plus
Welcome Drink
All purpose travel bag and map
Airport transfers included (subject to flight timings)
Hotel porterage included
 

Map Queensland Island Discovery Coach Tour

Air fares are NOT included
 

WEATHER
Brisbane - has a subtropical climate. The coolest months are July/August with day temperatures around 21 Celsius, nights around 10 Celsius. The hottest season (January/February) has highs around 29 Celsius with evenings around 21 Celsius. So your luggage should be mainly light clothes, cool and casual. No wonder Queenslanders say 'Beautiful one day, perfect the next'.

Cairns
- this is the tropics. That means warm all year round almost everywhere, especially around the coastal areas. Daytime temperatures in Cairns range from around 31 Celsius in December to March, to around 26 Celsius in May to August. The lush rainforests surrounding Cairns exist because of the high annual rainfall - but even the rain is warm here!  Again, you'll need mainly light clothes, cool and casual, to explore the region where 'rainforest meets the reef'. 

 
PRICES: QLD Island Discovery coach tour
Per person per tour
01 Jan - 31 Mar 2012 01 Apr - 31 Dec 2012 Truly
Ref
Twin Share Single** Triple Share Twin Share Single** Triple Share
11 days/10 nights Brisbane to Cairns A$3567 A$4312 A$3390 A$3709 A$4454 A$3533 1426
** A same gender room share can be requested to save paying the single room supplement (all room shares will be in non-smoking rooms)
Reductions for children 15 years and under and sharing a room with 2 adults are available on request
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NOTE: Other than for '** Guaranteed Departures', our local Australian coach operator partner reserves the right to cancel a tour up to 42 days before departure and offer an alternative tour or your money back. Please bear this in mind if you are organising complex touring arrangements within Australia. The itinerary shown may also be modified without notice.
  
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