Captivating Queensland - 11N/12D

Captivating Queensland - 11N/12D

Cairns And Gold Coast

Day 1 : Arrive Cairns

Your magical holiday Down Under begins today as you arrive into Cairns this morning via Sydney. Upon arrival you are met and are transferred to your hotel. Check in and relax. Overnight in Cairns.

Day 2 : Cairns

The day begins very early this morning around 05:00 hrs as you are escorted for a ride of your life on board the Hot Air Balloon. Experience the fun and unique sensation of being in a Hot Air Balloon, flying gently high above the Atherton Tablelands. The balloon takes off from Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn, spend 30 minutes floating in your Hot Air Balloon, time to really breathe in the wide-open spaces. Its just like a balloon festival, every day!

Later you will depart Cairns for Green Island an area where one of the Natural Wonders of the World is housed - the ONLY wonder that can be seen from the Moon!! - The Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australias Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a Marine National Park with unique rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life. Lunch is on own. Enjoy the Fish feeding display. You will depart Green Island for Cairns at evening. The rest of the evening is free for you. Overnight in Cairns.

Day 3 : Cairns

Wake up to breakfast this morning following which you are taken to visit the rainforests of Kuranda and the aboriginal experience at Tjapukai. Your driver will meet you at your hotel and check you in for your tour using your Kuranda Boarding Pass. The pass includes a detailed itinerary, pre-allocated preferential Kuranda Scenic Railway seating, map of Kuranda, and discounted entry into selected Kuranda attractions. On arrival, meet your Indigenous guide who will show you through the remainder of the park, including bush food demonstrations, didgeridoo demonstrations, movie theatres, fire making and the famous Tjapukai Dance Troupe at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. At the scheduled time board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Once aboard, you will be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest. There are 2 stations enroute where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rainforest to spectacular lookouts. Upon arrival in Kuranda Village, you have 2 hours free time to do your own exploring, the Kuranda Boarding Pass offers discounted entry into many of the Kuranda Attractions a detailed map of Kuranda including key points of interest. Later avoid the ticketing lines and board the Kuranda Scenic Railway, sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Barron Gorge on your journey to Freshwater Station. Disembark at Fresh water Station where our coaches are waiting to return you to your accommodation. The rest of the evening is free for you to relax and unwind. Overnight in Cairns.

Day 4 : Cairns - Brisbane - Tangalooma

Following breakfast this morning its time to head to the airport to board your flight to Brisbane. Upon arrival you are met and are transferred to the Holt Street Wharf Ferry terminal for your transfer to Tangalooma. Upon arrival make your way to your accommodation on the island and check in. Later in the evening enjoy feeding the dolphins who swim up to the shore! Overnight in Tangalooma.

Day 5 : Tangalooma - Brisbane - Gold Coast

Wake up to breakfast and spend the morning at the sand dunes or experiencing the 4WD. Take a journey to the scenic Moreton Island Desert region as part of this thrilling 4WD tour. Participate in the exhilarating sport of sand tobogganing, reaching speeds of up to 40 kms per hour. Later in the afternoon its time to be transferred to the ferry terminal for your ride back to Brisbane. You are then transferred to your hotel in the Gold Coast. Overnight in Gold Coast.

Day 6 : Gold Coast

This morning after breakfast its time for your transfer to Dreamworld!! Dreamworld spans 30 hectares and is filled with a variety of rides, shows and attractions. So many worlds in one, it is home to The Big 8 Thrill Rides. Dreamworld is made up of several themed lands. These lands have a collection of rides, animal exhibits, shows, food outlets and merchandise shops. Your transfer to take you back to the Hotel awaits you at the exit gate later this evening. Overnight in Gold Coast.

Day 7 : Gold Coast

Gold Coast is so famous for its Theme Parks and is rightly called the Disneyland of the South Pacific. This morning after breakfast you are escorted to the well loved and popular Seaworld. Here you spend the entire day enjoying yourself at the various shows and rides here. We strongly recommend you trying out the Dolphin Backstage Pass which we can help you book and this allows you get up close and personal with the dolphins and you can actually swim and pet the creatures too. Your transfer to take you back to the Hotel awaits you at the exit gate later this evening.

A brief rest at the hotel and by 18:00 hrs you are escorted for Australias only 4WDing Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour. Experience exciting night time 4WDing, local commentary on nocturnal flora and fauna, finished off with glow worms in their natural environment alongside secluded National Park Waterfall. Your fully guided experience from start to finish is all about getting you into the forest to experience something that many have not touring with personal guide. Evening supper at a local cafe is included where you can enjoy freshly baked cakes and biscuits. You are then escorted back to your hotel. Overnight in Gold Coast.

Day 8 : Gold Coast

Its time for you to experience the last of the 3 worlds - Movieworld. Enjoy interacting with the various characters here and the myriad of rides. Shopping at the Harbour Town Outlet assures you of some great bargains and a great range of products too. You can also opt to take a mind-blowing journey into spectacular, futuristic maze like worlds of wonder - an extraordinary series of around 20 multi-sensual environments filled with unique special effects, atmospheric sound fields, ultra groovy music and illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity! This exhilarating experience at Infinity is for around 45 mins and is located in the Surfers Paradise Boulevard. Overnight in Gold Coast.

Day 9 : Gold Coast

Wake up to breakfast this morning following which you take back with you a taste of Tamborine just out of the Gold Coast. Discover mountain top forest wonderlands of vine clad vegetation in the cool shade of ancient tree species, waterfalls, insects and wildlife in sub-tropical rainforest. Distant city and coastal views make this World Heritage National Park one of Australias unique and most desirable locations to visit. Travel via Canungra and Tamborine Mountain. You then return back to your hotel later in the evening at around 17:00 hrs. Overnight in Gold Coast.

Day 10 : Gold Coast

Today is a day to get the adrenalin pumping & premium experience, the Broadwater Adventure ride - famous for the unique blend of thrills and adventure mixed with sightseeing and scenery. Over 35 km of genuine jet boating action. This is the longest jetboat ride available. It tours through areas of the Broadwater exclusive to this ride. Entry to the protected Moreton Bay Marine Park. This section of the Broadwater is restricted to certified operators and allows passengers to view more natural scenery and gives the opportunity for dolphin and other wildlife spotting. Wildlife spotting - dolphins and birdlife in the Marine Park and wallabies along South Stradbroke Island beaches. Tour around famous Sovereign Islands and the array of magnificent multi-million dollar mansions. Later you have a free day to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Gold Coast.

Day 11 : Gold Coast

Full day is at leisure & we hope you have a fun time with your family today as we recommend you to head out for some great crab catching on the Tweed River. From the moment you step on board the specially designed river cruiser you can take part in a range of activities such as feeding pelicans, yabbie pumping, fishing and trapping for crabs. If you prefer, you can simply sitting back and enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the tranquil and safe Terranora inlet, on the Tweed River.

This tour includes all the equipment for activities, fishing equipment and bait. Also included is morning tea or coffee and biscuits. Whereas our delicious crab lunch is optional. You also have the opportunity to visit the famous Birds Bay Oyster Farm and purchase fresh oysters and pearls right here.

We suggest you to visit the Witches Chase Cheese Co, a small cooperation creating small batches of very high quality handmade cheese and ice cream, with over 15 varieties of to choose from, this is an experience in old world traditions that should not be missed. This can be followed by a visit to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Overnight in Gold Coast

Day 12 : Depart Goldcoast

Its time to bid adios to your holiday in Queensland as you head to the airport and onwards.

Inclusions

• 3 Nights accommodation in Cairns.
• 1 Night accommodation in Tangalooma.
• 7 Nights accommodation in Gold Coast.
• 30 Minute Hot Air Balloon Flight (incl $30 per person compulsory Aviation Insurance levy) on seat in coach basis.
• Full Day Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises on seat in coach basis (meal not included)
• Kuranda Rail, Skyrail and Tjapukai on seat in coach basis (meal not included)
• Feeding of the dolphins at Tangalooma.
• Desert Safari Tour in Tangalooma.
• Full day to Dreamworld in Gold Coast on seat in coach basis.
• Full day to Seaworld in Gold Coast on seat in coach basis.
• Rainforest/Glow Worm Tour on seat in coach basis.
• Full day to Movieworld in Gold Coast on seat in coach basis.
• OReillys Green Mtn Tour on seat in coach basis (meal not included)
• Paradise Jetboating Broadwater Adventure Tour.
• Ferry Transfer from Brisbane - Tangalooma - Brisbane.
• Return airport transfers in all cities on seat in coach basis.

Exclusions

• Airfare & Airport Taxes.
• Visa charges.
• Meals not specified above.
• Surcharges applicable.
• Travel and Medical Insurance.
• Tips and Porterage.
• Expenses of personal nature.
• Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.

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