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North Queensland Adventure(Multi Share,Start Airlie Beach, End Cairns)

Get ready to uncover Queensland's many wonders. From the pure sands of Whitehaven Beach, there's so much laid-back beauty in this part of Australia. And that's before you head to Magnetic Island, taking epic coastal walks and meeting the local koalas, then ending on a high with an expedition to the Great Barrier Reef itself.
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Tour Provider Contiki
Number of Days
9
Price From
RRP: $1,754 eSeaShores price: $1,719
Start Location
Airlie Beach, Australia
End Location
Cairns, Australia
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
20 to 45
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
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Arrive Airlie Beach
Hello Airlie Beach! This tropical paradise is the perfect place to kick off our adventure. Our trip starts at 12pm at Base Backpackers where we'll meet our fellow Aussie adventurers. Then we'll bond over a delicious welcome dinner before a free night to explore this laid-back tropical town.
The Whitsundays
Is there anywhere in the world more beautiful than the Whitsundays? We think not. With 74 perfect islands at your fingertips, an open sea calling your name, today you'll get to explore one of the worlds most lusted-after holiday destinations with a day trip to the spotless Whitehaven Beach, including snorkelling and lunch. This is as close to heaven as you can find on planet earth.
The Whitsundays
We've got a free day in Airlie Beach today! This vibrant hub of the Whitsundays is ours to explore. We could get out onto the waters, kick back on the beach sipping something sweet or explore the cute boutiques, bistros and alfresco restaurants that adorn the seafront. It's a hard life.
The Whitsundays to Magnetic Island via Townsville
Another day, another island adventure awaits. We'll board a train this morning heading for Townsville.After soaking up some East Coast scenery on our train journey, we'll hop on a ferry headed towards the spellbinding Magnetic Island.Magnetic Island is an apt name for this captivating isle, with its coastal walking trails and gum trees teeming with lazy koala bears. We'll have plenty of time to explore, try some water sports in the bright turquoise waters or meet some of the local marsupials. But this evening, we'll enjoy some champagne (our treat) and watch the sunset over the bay. Blissful or what?
Magnetic Island
We have a whole day on this paradise island - lucky us! We'll waste no time meeting the locals, with a chance to eat an unlimited chef-cooked breakfast with some Koalas at the Bungalow Bay Koala Village. Then we can check out some of the walking trails - such as the Forts Walk which offers up stunning views of the Palm Island Group as well as WWI fortifications, and the chance to see more koalas in the wild- or enjoy some free time at Horsesh bay, taking a dip on the azure waters and relaxing on the beach. See Magnetic Island's resident Rock Wallabies at dusk before a free evening, where we can watch the sunset and check out some of the local bars.
Magnetic Island to Cairns via Townsville
After breakfast this morning we'll say farewell to our koala friends and depart Magnetic Island on a ferry. But we'll never forget its singular beauty.Back in Townsville we won't hang around too long, as we're hopping on a train headed to Cairns, where we'll arrive late afternoon after a gloriously scenic journey along Australia's East Coast.Welcome to the city where rainforests meet reefs, lagoons meet luxury hotels and boardshorts and business suits live side by side. We'll enjoy an included dinner at Ochre restaurant, which features native game. An experienced chef will guide you through the history of bush foods – we're talking wattle seed damper, smoked kangaroo, Emu pate with bush tomato salsa ; Eucalyptus smoked salmon and even crocodile, for the brave. It's in an incredible cultural feast, and the perfect way to start our adventure in Cairns.
Cairns
Rise and shine, today is day packed with history, heritage and natural beauty, as we take a day trip to the oldest tropical rainforest in the world: Daintree. With its ancient ferns and vibrant canopies, this place will take our breath away. There's a reason David Attenborough called it 'the most extraordinary place on earth.' As well as admiring the lush rainforest, we'll also meet the local Kuku Yalanji people and learn about their rich Aboriginal culture and history. We'll get the chance to view a smoking ceremony and take an art class with an Aboriginal artist. We'll also learn about ancient Dreamtime stories, local history and how these ideas shared through art. Then, we'll get to create our own unique souvenir to take home in the form of a canvas that tells our own stories. What a day; and we're not done yet.
Cairns
We'll board a catamaran out to the reef with options to snorkel or dive in the crystal waters and gaze at the colourful coral and even more vibrant marine life. Back on board, the expert marine crew will tell us all there is to know about this stunning, but vulnerable, natural miracle.
Depart Cairns
Our adventure ends this afternoon, but not before we have a chance to escape our comfort zones and try some of the adventurous activities that Cairns is famous for. Anyone for bungy jumping?
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Staff
Throughout your adventure you'll be with an expert Aussie Trip Manager who knows these parts better than anyone. They'll be your friend as well as your guide, imparting their killer local trivia and tips as you explore Queensland.
Departure dates Expand
Start End Availability Price AUD
14 Nov 2020 22 Nov 2020 available $1,719
12 Dec 2020 20 Dec 2020 available $1,719
19 Dec 2020 27 Dec 2020 available $1,719
26 Dec 2020 03 Jan 2021 available $1,719
02 Jan 2021 10 Jan 2021 available $1,719
09 Jan 2021 17 Jan 2021 available $1,719
23 Jan 2021 31 Jan 2021 available $1,719
06 Feb 2021 14 Feb 2021 available $1,719
20 Feb 2021 28 Feb 2021 available $1,719
06 Mar 2021 14 Mar 2021 available $1,719
20 Mar 2021 28 Mar 2021 available $1,719
03 Apr 2021 11 Apr 2021 available $1,719