11 Day Tour of Australia - The Cairns Sunshine Trail Tour
Featuring: Queensland See Australia and the tropical coast, including Noosa National Park, Fraser Island, Forest Glen Fauna Park, and Whitsunday Islands.
Day 1: Brisbane to Farmstay
Get down on the farm: Join up with your fellow travellers as leaving Brisbane we’ll head into the fertile farming lands of the Darling Downs. Enjoy a good ol’ Aussie ‘knees-up’ tonight at our farmstay near Toowoomba. Farmstay (D)
Day 2: Farmstay to Fraser Island
The Sunshine Coast: Heading down the mountain we’ll visit the koalas and kangaroos at the Forest Glen Wildlife Sanctuary. Onwards to Noosa Heads with its stunning beaches before meeting our launch to Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,D)
Day 3: Fraser Island at Leisure
Idyllic island life: Now you're on the largest sand island in the world - what to do? Here are a few clues. Why not take a 4WD tour through the rainforests, a guided bushwalk or a swim in the fresh water lakes? Eco Lodge
Day 4: Fraser Island to Capricorn Coast
Smile at the crocodile: Returning to the mainland, we’ll travel north to Rockhampton – gateway to the tropics. This evening why not come face-to-fang with huge estuarine crocodiles at the Koorana Crocodile Farm? Hotel (B)
Day 5: Capricorn Coast, the Whitsundays
Shute across to paradise: On our way to Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsundays, we’ll visit Mackay – Australia’s sugar capital. Boarding our launch at Shute Harbour, we make the short journey to Long Island, one of the jewels of the Whitsundays. Resort (B,D)
Day 6: Whitsundays at Leisure
Your own ‘fantasy island’: Time to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and great amenities of Long Island. Feeling energetic? Why not go bushwalking, play tennis or beach volleyball, take to the water with a snorkel or a jet ski? Want to relax? Then unwind on the palm lined beach, or sip cocktails on the verandah. Resort
Day 7: Whitsundays at Leisure. Continued.
Day 8: Whitsunday to Cairns
All ashore: It’s north to Townsville to explore the scenic lookout of Castle Hill, overlooking Magnetic Island. This evening we’ll check into our Cairns hotel, situated in a lush tropical setting. Resort (B)
Days 5 & 6: Or… Sail the Whitsundays.
As an alternative to 2 days Island Resort stay, you can spend 2 days sailing the Whitsundays. Swim, snorkel, or laze your way around this tropical paradise, on board a Prosail flotilla yacht. Book in conjunction with your East Coast tour to guarantee a place onboard. NB: There is an additional charge for this option. Twin share supplement not applicable.
Day 9: Cairns at Leisure
Are you game? For the adventurous a chance to do some white water rafting on the rapids of the Tully River. If rafting’s not your thing, time to relax and check out the delights of Cairns. Resort.
Day 10: Cairns at Leisure
Reef residents: Either spend the day at leisure or take the opportunity to visit the famous Great Barrier Reef aboard a high speed catamaran. Last night tonight, so we’ll check out more tropical wildlife at one of Cairns’ nightclubs! Resort (B)
Day 11: Cairns
Care to Dance? Our final morning is spent with a visit to Rainforestation to watch traditional aboriginal dancers and learn how to throw a boomerang. What a way to finish...see you next time!
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS:
10 nights in special Contiki accommodation based on quad-share. Breakfasts (B) and Dinners (D) - as per itinerary.
CONTIKI SPECIALS - Experienced, professional tour manager & driver * Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats * Free Contiki document wallet
Please note that this tour is only available for passengers aged 18 - 35 and does not include airfare.