TOUR SUMMARY

Duration:

12 Days And 11 Nights


Tour Type:

Cities Of The World, Rivers And Lakes, Walking & Trekking , Sightseeing, Food An


Location:

Cairns, QL | view map...


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Summary

Discover Australia’s eastern coast on AAT Kings’ East Coast Discovery. Enjoy a 4WD tour on Fraser Island, Byron Bay, Daydream Island, Atherton Tablelands, the Great Barrier Reef & Cairns.

Cruise the Great Barrier ReefDiscover the reef’s underwater life on a semi-submersible watercraf.Visit the rainforest village of Kuranda.Play a game of cricket on beautiful Mission Beach.Stop for lunch in Townsville.Explore the Whitsundays.Experience island life on.Daydream Island.Explore Langmorn Station and.enjoy homemade morning tea.Swim in Lake McKenzie.Indulge in an Aussie BBQ lunch.Explore Fraser Island by 4WD.Relax on the beaches of Noosa.Visit the koalas in Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital.Check out amazing wildlife at Australia Zoo.Explore Brisbane’s South Bank.Try out a local restaurant on the Gold Coast.Discover bohemian Byron Bay.Visit Cape Byron Lighthouse on the most eastern point of Australia.

Itinerary

On arrival in Cairns you will be transferred to your hotel. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for an orientation tour of this tropical city.
This evening get to know your companions at a welcome reception and dinner.


Overnight: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Destination: Cairns, QL

Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided).
Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns in the late afternoon.


Overnight: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Destination: Cairns, QL

This morning choose your own mode of transport! You can travel by coach or take an optional Skyrail journey high above Barron Gorge National Park to the village in the rainforest, Kuranda. Discover the famous Heritage Markets, explore the art and craft galleries or even visit a butterfly sanctuary, it’s up to you.
Journey south to Mission Beach where you will arrive in the early afternoon with plenty of time to feel the golden sand between your toes.


Overnight: Castaways Resort & Spa
Destination: Mission Beach

Travel down the coast towards tonight’s stopover in the heart of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. You’ll visit Townsville, overlooking Magnetic Island, where there’s time for a stroll along the Strand. Travel to Airlie Beach to catch the ferry to Daydream Island, one of 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsundays.


Overnight: Daydream Island Resort & Spa
Destination: Daydream Island, QL

A day at leisure to explore Daydream Island. Perhaps explore beautiful bays, islands and beaches on an optional cruise to Whitehaven Beach. If you’re feeling active, you have the opportunity to take a rainforest walk, play beach volleyball, tennis, water polo, go snorkelling or kayaking. Otherwise just laze by one of the pools, on the beach, or replenish your body and soul at the Daydream Rejuvenation Spa.


Overnight: Daydream Island Resort & Spa
Destination: Daydream Island, QL

Return to the mainland and travel south through Mackay, Australia’s sugar capital, before continuing to Rockhampton.


Overnight: Travelodge Hotel, Rockhampton
Destination: Rockhampton, QL

Cross the Tropic of Capricorn and stop at Langmorn Station, a fully operational cattle station. A member of the Creed family will treat you to a guided tour of the property including their original family homestead, built in 1873. Enjoy morning tea in the garden in the company of the pet kangaroo! Continue to Hervey Bay, gateway to Fraser Island.


Overnight: Mantra Hervey Bay
Destination: Hervey Bay, QL

A day of discovery lies ahead as you cross by ferry to explore the wonders of World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Visit Lake McKenzie, ringed with magnificent white sandy beaches. Walk through the ancient rainforest at Central Station with its huge satinay, scribbly gum and kauri trees. Enjoy a barbecue lunch before your 4WD tour takes you to the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach (tidal) and beyond on to the Sunshine Coast resort town of Noosa.


Overnight: Mantra French Quarter
Destination: Noosa, QL

Take time out to discover Noosa for yourself. Swim at Noosa Main Beach or venture a little further with an easy, spectacular walk along the headland through to Noosa National Park. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could take a boat ride through the Noosa Everglades. Pristine beaches, lakes, wetlands, mangroves and diverse flora and fauna are among the spectacular scenery you’ll witness.


Overnight: Mantra French Quarter
Destination: Noosa, QL

Visit Australia Zoo, made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin and his family. Enjoy a sneak peek of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and catch a show in the world famous Crocoseum. The zoo is the ultimate wildlife adventure and its team of more than 500 believes in delivering conservation through exciting education. They will ensure you have a wildlife experience you’ll never forget. Later, you travel to Brisbane for a sightseeing tour.
Tonight is free for you to dine at one of the many restaurants and cafs on the Gold Coast.


Overnight: Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
Destination: Gold Coast, QL

Journey to Cape Byron Lighthouse and enjoy superb views from Australia’s most eastern point. En route to the coastal resort town of Coffs Harbour, stop in exclusive Byron Bay for lunch and free time. Celebrate your holiday this evening at dinner with your Tour Director and travelling companions.


Overnight: OPAL COVE RESORT
Destination: Coffs Harbour

Visit Port Macquarie this morning on your way to Sydney, where your holiday concludes.


Destination: Sydney, NSW

Additional information

What`s included

Transportation:Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows

Professionally Guided:Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver

Accommodation:Twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels

Dining Inclusions

Full Buffet Breakfasts (11) B

Lunches (2) L

Dinners (5) D

Plus

Welcome Reception

Travel wallet and map

Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)

Hotel porterage included

Highlights

  • • Cruise the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the rainforest village of Kuranda. Stop for lunch in Townsville. Explore the Whitsundays. Daydream Island. enjoy homemade morning tea. Relax on the beaches of Noosa. Visit the koalas in Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital. Check out amazing wildlife at Australia Zoo. Try out a local restaurant on the Gold Coast.
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