Discover the Eastern Coast on our delightful tropical tour. Experience a 4WD Drive Tour on Fraser Island, Byron Bay, Daydream Island, the Atherton Tablelands and Cairns. Travel from Sydney to Cairns on this 12 day tour. This is a one-of-a-kind East Coast experience! Book online today and enjoy an experience you will never forget!
Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows. Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver.
Day 1: Sydney – Coffs Harbour
Depart Sydney at 7.30am. Travel along the scenic coastline of New South Wales. We stop at Port Macquarie on our way to the resort town of Coffs Harbour. Enjoy a welcome drink with your Tour Director.
Hotel: Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour. D
Day 2: Byron Bay – Gold Coast
This morning journey to the Cape Byron Lighthouse and enjoy the superb views from Australia's eastern-most point. Stop in exclusive Byron Bay for lunch (own expense) before following the lush Tweed River Valley to the famous Gold Coast. We'll visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. With hundreds of animals and birds, the Sanctuary, established nearly 60 years ago, is home to one of the largest collections of Australian native wildlife in the world. Tonight is free for you to dine at one of the many restaurants and cafés on the Gold Coast.
Hotel: Vibe hotel, Gold coast. B
Day 3: Gold Coast – Noosa
Enjoy morning tea at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, where you'll encounter Australian native flora and fauna and wildlife. Meet the passionate staff who'll take you on a guided tour through the bushland walk tracks or botanical gardens. Travel on to Brisbane for an orientation tour. Our final destination is Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.
Hotel: The French Quarter, Noosa, 2 nights. B
Day 4: Noosa ”˜Free Time'
Take time out to discover Noosa for yourself. Swim at Noosa Main Beach or venture a little further with an easy walk along the headland through to Noosa National Park. If you're feeling adventurous, you could take a boat ride through the Noosa Everglades. Pristine beaches, lakes, wetlands, mangroves and diverse flora and fauna are among the spectacular scenery you'll witness. B
Day 5: Fraser Island – Hervey Bay
A day of discovery lies ahead as you explore the wonders of World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Your 4WD tour will visit Rainbow Beach coloured sands before heading across by ferry or barge to Fraser Island. Walk through the ancient rainforest at Central Station with its huge satinay, scribbly gum and kauri trees. Visit Lake McKenzie, ringed with magnificent white sandy beaches. Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch you transfer by ferry to the mainland for your overnight stay at Hervey Bay.
Hotel: Mantra, Hervey Bay. B L D
Day 6: Hervey Bay – Rockhampton
Today you'll journey to the beef capital of Australia. En route, stop at Langmorn Station, 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 Rockhampton, on the Fitzroy River.
Hotel: Travelodge, Rockhampton. B D
Day 7: Rockhampton – 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 spectacular Great Barrier Reef.
Hotel: Daydream Island Resort & Spa, Ocean Balcony Rooms, 2 nights. B D
Day 8: Daydream Island ”˜Free Time'
A day at leisure to explore Daydream Island. 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 Daydream Rejuvenation Spa. B
Day 9: Mission Beach
Today's journey takes you to Townsville, where you'll have time for a stroll along the Strand then it's on to Mission Beach in Tropical North Queensland.
Hotel: Castaways Resort & Spa, Mission Beach. B D
Day 10: Mission Beach - Cairns
Climb the high tropical plateau known as the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes abound. Our first stop is the Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway. Elevated walkways, a cantilever and observation tower offers you the exhilarating experience of being high in the rainforest canopy and provides spectacular panoramic views of World Heritage rainforest landscapes. Later, visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the famous Curtain Fig Tree. Your final destination today is Cairns. Late this afternoon after checking into your hotel explore the Cairns Botanic Gardens before a short stroll to historic Whitfeld House. You are invited by Joy and Henry Glennie to an exclusive barbecue at their restored Federation-style mansion located in a magnificent tropical garden setting.
Hotel: Novotel Oasis Cairns, Cairns, 2 nights. B D
Day 11: Great Barrier Reef
Join a high speed 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 tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. B L
Day 12: Depart Cairns
Your tour concludes today after breakfast. Make the most of your stay in this tropical city before being transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight. You could ride on Kuranda Railway taking you through the scenic countryside behind Cairns to the village of Kuranda with time to stroll through the market. Then return to the lowlands by the Skyrail Cableway above the Barron Gorge National Park, a beautiful experience. Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to experience the History, Creation and Dance Theatres, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Or perhaps take a day trip to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree National Park. B
Picturesque Coffs Harbour
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre
Noosa on the Sunshine Coast
Fraser Island 4WD Adventure
Historic Langmorn Station
Daydream Island stay
Visit Millaa Millaa Falls
See the Curtain Fig Tree
Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Transportation, Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows
Professionally Escorted Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver
Accommodation - Twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels. Single rooms are available on request and a supplement payable at the time of booking.
Full Buffet Breakfasts (11) B
Lunches (2) L
Hotel Dinners (5) D
Travel wallet and map
Hotel porterage included
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2016 - 2017 season. The 2016 - 2017 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017. The 2017 - 2018 season rates commence on the 1st April 2017.