Reef, Islands & Beaches

Explore Queensland from the Gold Coast to Cairns and enjoy idyllic island stays on Fraser Island and Hamilton Island. A Great Barrier Reef cruise is a wonderful highlight to this tropical adventure.

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Day 1: Arrive Gold Coast

Fly to the Gold Coast where you’ll transfer to your hotel for the night and meet your Tour Director.

Hotel: Voco Gold Coast

Day 2: Gold Coast – Australia Zoo – Sunshine Coast

Depart Gold Coast and head to the Sunshine Coast to visit Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Continue to the Sunshine Coast for the night.

Hotel: Novotel Twin Waters Resort.

Day 3: Noosa – Fraser Island

Spend some time this morning exploring the resort before travelling north to beautiful World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.

Hotel: Kingfisher Bay Resort, 2 nights

Day 4: Fraser Island

Today you’ll discover this beautiful island with a half-day guided tour. Then, with an afternoon at leisure, perhaps visit the historic wreck of the Maheno – a trans-Tasman liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1932 (own expense). Alternatively, make the most of the island’s many walking tracks, or simply relax on a peaceful stretch
of white sand with a good book.

Day 5: Fraser Island – Hervey Bay – Rockhampton

This morning, enjoy a ferry crossing to Hervey Bay while keeping an eye out for marine life. Rejoin your coach for the journey north, travelling through sugar cane country. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton, known as the beef capital of Australia, farming more than 2.5 million head of cattle within a 250-kilometre radius of the city. Wide streets and fine Victorian architecture reflect the region’s wealthy 19th-century gold and copper mining boom, as well as the successful cattle industry.

Hotel: Central Park Motel

Day 6: Rockhampton – Hamilton Island

This morning, travel to Airlie Beach, which is known as the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, Here, you’ll board a ferry for your journey through this tropical archipelago, before arriving for your two-night stay at the picturesque resort of Hamilton Island. In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, this small island is one of the only inhabited islands in the Whitsundays. Settle into your hotel and relax this evening.

Hotel: Reef View Hotel, 2 nights

Day 7: Hamilton Island

Today is yours to spend at leisure on spectacular Hamilton Island. Perhaps snorkel off the beach and discover the region’s many species of tropical fish, or simply take the time to relax by one of your resort’s swimming pools.

Day 8: Hamilton Island – Townsville – Mission Beach

Transfer from Hamilton Island to the Port of Airlie where you’ll reboard your coach and travel to Townsville. Here, tour this tropical city, surrounded by rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Then depart Townsville for Mission Beach.

Hotel: Castaways Resort & Spa

Day 9: Mission Beach – Atherton Tablelands – Cairns

Rolling green hills, open farmland and tropical rainforest characterise the Atherton Tablelands, which form part of the Great Dividing Range. Surrounded by tranquil rainforest, experience the peaceful oasis of Millaa Millaa Falls. You’ll also visit the Curtain Fig Tree. Later, at the scenic village of Kuranda, you’ll board the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. This afternoon, arrive in Cairns and enjoy views of the city skyline from your spacious room at the Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel.

Hotel: Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, 2 nights

Day 10: Great Barrier Reef

Cruise from Cairns by catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform and enjoy hours amid the colourful coral and marine-life. Later, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai by Night. Discover Dreamtime stories and take part in a corroboree.

Day 11: Port Douglas – Depart Cairns

Drive to Port Douglas for a tour. Later, transfer to the airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
September: 07, 18$4,495.00$5,945.00
October: 05, 16$4,495.00$5,945.00
November: 02, 13$4,495.00$5,945.00
2021 Dates & Prices
January: 11, 22$4,495.00$5,945.00
February: 08, 19$4,495.00$5,945.00
March: 08, 19 $4,495.00$5,945.00
Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse

Meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide:Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and an experienced Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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