Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Forests Discovery

Hotel stays in Cairns, Port Douglas & Hamilton Island

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Big enough to be seen from space and one of Australia’s most spectacular natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef is an aquatic paradise that can only be truly appreciated when you’re in its midst.

From the coastal city of Cairns, where you’ll be based, take an air-conditioned catamaran to the horse-shoe-shaped Moore Reef. From an exclusive pontoon, you’ll be able to swim amongst the vibrant marine life, from tiny angelfish to turtles to schools of coral trout. Alternatively you could stay dry and see it all from a semi-submersible vessel or glass-bottom boat.

In Cairns itself, you’ll find a welcoming coastal city with a lively esplanade and plenty to discover, from flea markets to independent boutiques.

Just a short drive north lies the town of Port Douglas, gateway to the Daintree National Park which is home to the Cape Tribulation area. Here your guide will take you for a guided walk into the world’s oldest rainforest and you’ll have the opportunity to hand-feed koalas and wallabies and see the endangered cassowary. Cross the Daintree River on a cable-driven ferry and explore the mangroves keeping an eye out for the occasional lurking crocodile.

Finally you’ll arrive on Hamilton Island, the largest inhabited island of the famous Whitsundays. This popular year-round tourist destination is known for its long swathes of powdery, palm-fringed beaches, sparkling turquoise waters and water-based activities, from Kayaking to stand-up paddle-boarding. Take an off-road adventure tour and delve into the interior of this idyllic island.

Package Includes

Hotel Stays

  • 3 night stay at the Holiday Inn Harbourside in Cairns with breakfast
  • 3 night stay at the Oaks Port Douglas in Port Douglas
  • 3 night stay at the Reefview Hotel in Hamilton Island with breakfast

Fully Escorted Great Barrier Reef Tour

  • Snorkel in the stunning colourful coral home to an array or marine life
  • Guided coral viewing from a glass bottom boat seeing the mysteries of the underwater world including lunch

Fully Escorted Cape Tribultion & Daintree Tour

  • Journey to Port Douglas via the "Great Barrier Reef Drive", one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives
  • Explore the Wildlife Habitat, with the opportunity to hand-feed Kangaroos and Wallabies
  • Join a guided rainforest walk, and admire magnificent landscapes at Alexandra Lookout
  • Keep an eye out for crocodiles, birds and other wildlife as you glide through the mangroves on an exciting cruise on the Daintree River
  • Enjoy lunch at Cape Tribulation in a picturesque setting

All flights and taxes

At a glance

9 nights
Departing 4 Sep 2021
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Twin Share
$3,399 pp
Solo Passenger
$4,599 pp

Here to help

Call to book:

1800 958 405

Holiday code:

TOU2235

Opening hours:

AWST: Mon to Fri 6am - 5pm | Sat & Sun 6am - 2pm | AEST: Mon to Fri 9am - 7pm | Sat & Sun 9am - 4pm

Great Barrier Reef

So large it can be seen from space, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest coral reef and takes up more space than the Great Wall of China. This natural wonder is home to a staggering variety of marine life, and whether you view it from a glass-bottom boat, diving above the ocean bed or from the heights of a sea-plane trip, it’ll blow your mind.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 4 Sep 2021
Cairns

Cairns is the gateway to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef as well as lively coastal town with a host of attractions – many of which are linked to the reef itself. Take the scenic cable car to nearby Kuranda which glides above the rainforest for breath-taking panoramic views across North Queensland or settle into a restaurant on the esplanade, home to flea markets and a swimming lagoon -perfect for a cooling dip.

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DAY 2 - 3 | 5 - 6 Sep 2021
Cairns - Outer Reef Tour

After another day enjoying Cairns you’ll spend your third day amongst the marine paradise of the reef. Travel by catamaran from this coastal city to an exclusive pontoon on the horse-shoe-shaped Moore Reef. Swim amongst the kaleidoscopic shoals of fish and explore the coral-coated sea bed, or take a semi-submersible vessel or glass-bottom boat to see the abundant marine riches. Broaden your knowledge with a presentation by a marine expert.

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DAY 4 | 7 Sep 2021
Port Douglas

Today you’ll transfer to Port Douglas, gateway to the Daintree National Park where the lush greenery of world’s oldest rainforest meets the sparkling azure waters of the Great Barrier Reef. This popular coastal town is known for its lively restaurant scene and water sports, especially kitesurfing at the windswept Four Mile Beach.

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DAY 5 | 8 Sep 2021
Cape Douglas

Enter the Daintree National Park and delve into the heart of this lush forest territory with a cruise down the Daintree River, scanning the waters for crocodiles as you glide by the banks. On a guided tour you might catch sight of the endangered cassowary, a flightless bird not found in other parts of Australia, and you could even hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies. Reaching Cape Tribulation you’ll discover a landscape untouched by modernity and designated a Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

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DAY 6 | 9 Sep 2021
Port Douglas

Back at Port Douglas, shed your trekking gear and venture into the town where you’ll find a friendly welcome. Its marina is home to a Caribbean-style cocktail bar and a brewery that doubles as a restaurant. A number of restaurants offer al fresco dining with menus offering a surprisingly metropolitan selection, from prime Wagyu Japanese beef to mouth-watering Italian. End your evening with a stroll down Four Mile Beach.

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DAY 7 | 10 Sep 2021
Hamilton Island

Today you’ll arrive on Hamilton Island, a favourite east-coast getaway for Australians who lap up its swathes of perfect beaches and turquoise waters. It’s the largest inhabited island of the Whitsundays and you can choose from a spectrum of water-based activities, from snorkelling to stand-up paddle-boarding. Alternatively, take an off-road adventure tour and explore the peaceful inner island and pretty hideaway coves.

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DAY 8 - 9 | 11 - 12 Sep 2021
Hamilton Island

If you’re still craving animal attractions, take a trip to Hamilton Island Wildlife, located in the heart of the resort side of the island. What it lacks in size it makes up for in rewarding experiences. You could enjoy breakfast with koalas and take a guided tour with an expert who’ll get you better acquainted with the furry residents. There’s even a talking cockatoo. A seaplane or helicopter flight is another way to get the most out of your trip on your final day.

Cape Tribultion & Daintree Tour

Did you know

You can reach the town of Kuranda by cable car, passing through rainforest along the way. With its quirky stalls and slightly alternative feel, its an intriguing destination that’s worth the trip.

Did you know

You can reach the town of Kuranda by cable car, passing through rainforest along the way. With its quirky stalls and slightly alternative feel, its an intriguing destination that’s worth the trip.

MOORE REEF

Just one of the many reefs within the Great Barrier Reef, this is a great base from which to explore the surrounding area. From your exclusive pontoon, seek the marine treasures among the turquoise waters.

CAPE TRIBULATION

Designated a Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Cape Tribulation is an eco-tourist favourite due to its lush rainforest and swathes of ivory-white beaches. You could even zip-line above the forest canopy for a unique viewpoint.

DAINTREE NATIONAL PARK

This superb National Park is like a lost world teeming with botanic curiosities and dense rainforest untouched by modernity. It’s home to the endangered cassowary, a flightless bird, koalas and numerous reptiles.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 4 September 2021
Departing 23 October 2021
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 4 December 2021
Twin Share
Twin Share $3,399
Twin Share $3,299
Twin Share $2,999
Twin Share $3,199
Solo Passenger
Solo Passenger $4,599
Solo Passenger $4,399
Solo Passenger $4,199
Solo Passenger $4,499
Departing
Departing 4 September 2021
Departing 23 October 2021
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 4 December 2021
Twin Share
Twin Share $3,399
Twin Share $3,299
Twin Share $2,999
Twin Share $3,199
Solo Passenger
Solo Passenger $4,599
Solo Passenger $4,399
Solo Passenger $4,199
Solo Passenger $4,499
Departing
Departing 4 September 2021
Departing 23 October 2021
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 4 December 2021
Twin Share
Twin Share $3,399
Twin Share $3,299
Twin Share $2,999
Twin Share $3,199
Solo Passenger
Solo Passenger $4,599
Solo Passenger $4,399
Solo Passenger $4,199
Solo Passenger $4,499
Departing
Departing 4 September 2021
Departing 23 October 2021
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 4 December 2021
Twin Share
Twin Share $3,449
Twin Share $3,349
Twin Share $3,049
Twin Share $3,249
Solo Passenger
Solo Passenger $4,649
Solo Passenger $4,449
Solo Passenger $4,249
Solo Passenger $4,549
Departing
Departing 4 September 2021
Departing 23 October 2021
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 4 December 2021
Twin Share
Twin Share $3,649
Twin Share $3,549
Twin Share $3,249
Twin Share $3,449
Solo Passenger
Solo Passenger $4,849
Solo Passenger $4,649
Solo Passenger $4,449
Solo Passenger $4,749

CALL TO BOOK: 1800 958 405

HOLIDAY CODE: TOU2235