Queensland Tropical Coast

Queensland Tropical Coast

Follow the coastline from Rockhampton to Cairns hopping between mainland and island destinations including Great Keppel Island, just a short sail away from Yeppoon; Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island off the coast of Airlie Beach; Magnetic Island out from Townsville and Green Island off from Cairns.

Follow the coastline from Rockhampton to Cairns hopping between mainland and island destinations including Great Keppel Island, just a short sail away from Yeppoon; Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island off the coast of Airlie Beach; Magnetic Island out from Townsville and Green Island off from Cairns.

 

Fly/Coach/Fly

8 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• Enjoy four cruises to some of Queensland’s most stunning islands

• View Queensland’s coal port at Hay Point

• Visit the white sands of Whitehaven Beach, largest of the 74 Islands in the Whitsundays

• Be surprised by the beauty and ingenuity of the man behind Paronella Park

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• Flights

• 21 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

 

*As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Home – Rockhampton
Travellers flying from Brisbane will be met by our crew before heading to lunch. We then visit the Capricorn Caves, home to rare ferns, massive tree roots and small bats that are all part of the native flora and fauna of the area. Those travelling from Sydney will arrive late afternoon before settling into our accommodation for the next two nights.

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Day 2

Rockhampton – Yeppoon – Rockhampton
After breakfast, head to the picturesque Capricorn Coastal strip and the town of Yeppoon. Pristine beaches and the clear blue waters will whet your appetite for the beauty you will experience as you set sail for your Great Keppel Island experience in the Keppel Bay Islands National Park. Return late afternoon to your motel.

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Day 3

Rockhampton – Airlie Beach
Heading north along the Queensland coastline we travel through Marlborough, Clairview, Carmila, Ilbilbie, and Koumala before arriving into Sarina for lunch. After lunch, take the opportunity to view the Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay Coal terminals and port, the largest coal terminal in the southern hemisphere. Continue on via Mackay and Proserpine before arriving into Airlie Beach for the next two nights.

B, L, D

Day 4

Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach
The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the great wonders of the natural world and a ‘must see’ for any visitor to the region. A full day will allow you to admire the prolific fish life and magnificent coral - some of which are unique to this area. The day starts with a short cruise to Whitehaven Beach, home of crystal clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sand. Our friendly Cruise Whitsundays guide will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area as you cruise from island to island before stopping at Hamilton Island. Here you will soak up the atmosphere with a wander along the famous Front Street offering boutiques, galleries and cafes overlooking the luxury vessels in the marina. Return to Airlie Marina late afternoon.

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Day 5

Airlie Beach – Townsville
Travel to Bowen, home of The Big Mango and a major film location for the movie Australia. Following a town tour continue on to Home Hill. After lunch, visit Ashworth’s Rock Shop, a gemstone factory which declares it has ‘the treasures of the earth’. Continue to Townsville for the next two nights.

B, L, D

Day 6

Magnetic Island – Townsville
This morning we venture off the coast of Townsville to Magnetic Island. Enjoy a tour of this tropical island which is located within the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with stunning beaches and abundant wildlife. More than half of the Island’s 5,184 hectares is National Park, with Mt Cook in the centre rising 497 metres. Huge granite boulders are softened by tall Hoop pines, eucalypt forest and small patches of rainforest. Following lunch it is time to return to Townsville to visit the Museum of Tropical Queensland; a museum of natural history, archaeology and Queensland history. Return to our motel for dinner.

B, L, D

Day 7

Townsville – Cairns
Farewell Townsville and continue up the highway flanked by acres and acres of sugar cane, pawpaw and bananas. Journey north through Ingham, Cardwell and in Tully see the “Golden Gumboot” depicting the fact that it is the wettest town in Australia. Visit Paronella Park, voted as Queensland’s No 1 “Must See Things” for Queensland’s 150th year celebrations. The experience will leave you in awe as you discover the history of José Paronella’s development of this unique and truly beautiful place. Travel north through Babinda, a town famous for the legendary Babinda Boulders before arriving in Cairns.

B, L, D

Day 8

Cairns – Home
Spend our last morning on a coral cruise to Green Island, returning to Cairns with time to purchase your own lunch before boarding your flight home.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE DEPARTING BRISBANE: $3,774 per person

TOUR FARE DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $3,796 per person

Single Supplement available @ $550 extra

 

 

Booking Conditions

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Home pickups Taxi home pickups and returns are provided.
Contact us to see if your address is included.
Hornsby Railway Station Hornsby Railway Station. Pickup at the bottom of
the bus rank, near roundabout opp hotel
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport - Meet at Qantas Groups
Check-in located on ground floor at Terminal 3.
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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