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Join Travelmarvel for 12 days as you discover the Tropical Far North of Cairns and Port Douglas. Cruise, swim and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef aboard a catamaran before visiting the stunning Queensland Islands of Daydream and Fraser Island. View complete itinerary

Trip code: TQ12R
Duration: 12 days
Accommodation: Premium Hotels & Resorts
Journey: Cairns to Sydney
Meals included: 18


Day 1. Arrive Cairns, Port Douglas

Be met on arrival in Cairns and head north to Port Douglas for a tour. Settle in to your room at Pullman Cairns International. Later, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner at Tjapukai by Night.
Stay: Two Nights: Pullman Cairns International
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Great Barrier Reef

Today, cruise from Cairns to Reef Magic's exclusive platform and enjoy hours among the spectacular coral and marine life.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch

Day 3. Cairns, Atherton Tablelands, Mission Beach

Today, ride the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Later, visit the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. Experience the serene atmosphere of Millaa Millaa Falls and marvel at the unusual formations of the Curtain Fig Tree.
Stay: Mission Beach, Castaways Beach Resort
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 4. Townsville, Daydream Island

Travel from Mission Beach to Townsville for a tour of this tropical city. From Airlie Beach, cruise to Daydream Island in the Whitsundays for a special stay.
Stay: Two Nights: Daydream Island Resort and Spa
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Daydream Island

Enjoy today at leisure on beautiful Daydream Island. You might like to snorkel off the beach and discover the abundance of tropical fish; take a stroll through the rainforest; or simply relax by one of the resort's many swimming pools. Alternatively, embark on a half-day excursion to Whitehaven Beach, regarded as one of Australia's most stunning beaches (own expense).
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 6. Daydream Island, Rockhampton

This morning, cruise back to the mainland and rejoin your coach for the journey south to Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. Here, you'll see wide streets lined with Victorian-style buildings – a reminder of the region's 19th-century gold and copper mining boom, and its prosperous cattle industry.
Stay: Rockhampton, Central Park Motel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Rockhampton, Fraser Island

Take a tour of Rockhampton's beautiful provincial gardens, some of the best in Australia. Then, enjoy a relaxing stay on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island at the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Stay: Two Nights: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Fraser Island

Enjoy a half-day tour of Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. This afternoon is yours to relax on the beach or perhaps explore the island's walking tracks.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 9. Fraser Island, Australia Zoo, Brisbane, Gold Coast

After exploring world-famous Australia Zoo, travel via Brisbane to the Gold Coast.
Stay: Gold Coast, Mantra On View Hotel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 10. Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Port Macquarie

Travel south to the coastal hub of Byron Bay. Then continue on to the town of Port Macquarie.
Stay: Rydges Port Macquarie
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 11. Port Macquarie, Sydney

This morning, journey to Sydney via the iconic Harbour Bridge. Tonight, indulge in a delicious Farewell Dinner at Sydney Tower, where you'll take in spectacular 360° views of the city.
Stay: Sydney, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 12. Sydney, Depart

Take a sightseeing tour of Sydney before your holiday concludes with a transfer to the airport.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in a special Welcome Dinner at Tjapukai by Night, while discovering mystical Dreamtime stories
  • Snorkel from Reef Magic's exclusive activity platform or stroll through the enchanting underwater observatory
  • Ride over the rainforest aboard the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Take in the lush mountain hinterland at the Pullman Cairns International
  • Stay at the picturesque Daydream Island Resort and Spa, a stone's throw away from the beach
  • Visit world-renowned Australia Zoo, the legacy of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin
  • Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with 360° city views at Sydney Tower



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Included Experiences

  • 11 nights in premium accommodation in comfortable hotels and stylish resorts
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and an experienced Driver
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • All airport transfers, sightseeing tours, cruises and entrance fees as specified
  • 18 delicious meals – 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners and 2 Feature Dinners

Additional Information

In the following locations, Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests and enhance your Queensland adventure with a range of Optional Experiences in Daydream Island, Cairns and Gold Coast. Learn more about enhancing your journey here.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Meals as Indicated and Breakfast and Feature Dinner Packages available
  • Seniors Card holders and Aust./New Zealand pensioner deductions available
  • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check details at time of booking
  • Please enquire for solo traveller prices
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

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