12 Day East Coast Adventure

Highlights:

  • Take in 360-degree views of Sydney during a Welcome Dinner at the iconic Sydney Tower
  • Engage with an incredible array of native Australian wildlife at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast
  • Enjoy two wonderful nights at Kingfisher Bay Resort on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island
  • Tour Rockhampton's famed provincial gardens
  • Cruise through the sparkling Whitsundays to Daydream Island
  • Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over Cairns' World Heritage-listed Tropical Rainforest canopy
  • Travel by catamaran to Reef Magic's exclusive activity platform and enjoy five hours amidst the colorful coral and marine life
  • Take part in a traditional corroboree and indulge in delicious regional delicacies at Tjapukai By Night

    Package Includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfers in Australia
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary
  • The services of a dedicated Tour Director and professional Driver
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 13 meals included - 11 breakfasts & 2 feature dinners

    Departure Dates:

    2014: Jan 27; Feb 8*, 24; Mar 8*, 24; Apr 5*, 27; May 9*; Sep 21; Oct 3*, 5, 17*, 19, 31*; Nov 16, 28*; Dec 14, 26*
    2015: Jan 25; Feb 6*, 22; Mar 6*, 15, 27*

    ^ Dates in bold indicate guaranteed departure
    *Indicates tour operates in reverse direction (TQ12R)

    ITINERARY

    Itinerary effective 27 April 2014. Tours prior follow a different itinerary. Please enquire for details.

    Day 1. Sydney, Welcome Dinner

    Your Queensland holiday starts in the stunning city of Sydney with a sightseeing tour. This evening, enjoy a special Welcome Drink and Dinner at Sydney Tower, the city's tallest building, with panoramic views of Sydney from the tower's revolving restaurant.
    Sydney, Parkroyal Darling Harbour (FD)

    Day 2. Sydney, Port Macquarie

    Today begins with a drive across famous Sydney Harbour Bridge to the charming seaside town of Port Macquarie, which is located on the scenic central coast of New South Wales.
    Rydges Port Macquarie (B)

    Day 3. Byron Bay, Gold Coast

    Known for its surf beaches, Byron Bay is a famous coastal holiday destination. Pass by Cape Byron, before journeying north to the Gold Coast. Perhaps stroll along Surfers Paradise Beach before enjoying dinner at leisure (own expense).
    Gold Coast, Mantra Legends Hotel Surfers Paradise (B)

    Day 4. Brisbane, Australia Zoo, Fraser Island

    Depart Gold Coast via Brisbane and continue to the Sunshine Coast to visit world-renowned Australia Zoo. Made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Australia Zoo features wild animals from all corners of the globe. Gain an appreciation for conservation here. Later today, travel north to remarkable Fraser Island.
    Two Nights: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort (B)

    Day 5. Fraser Island

    The largest sand island in the world, with an area of 184,000 hectares, Fraser Island represents extraordinary natural diversity. Striking sand cliffs, freshwater lakes and ancient rainforests are framed by stunning white sandy beaches. Today, we discover this beautiful island with a half-day tour and some time at leisure this afternoon. Perhaps visit the wreck of the Maheno, which is a Trans-Tasman liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1935. Alternatively, simply relax on a peaceful stretch of white sand with a good book. (B)

    Day 6. Hervey Bay, Rockhampton

    A morning cruise takes us across picturesque Hervey Bay and back to the mainland, where we rejoin our coach for the journey north. We travel through sugar cane country, crossing some of the many narrow gauge railway lines that transport sugar cane from the field to processing plants in town, an iconic sight of rural Queensland. Later, we arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton, which is known as the beef capital of Australia.
    Central Park Motel Rockhampton (B)

    Day 7. Rockhampton, Daydream Island

    The gateway to both the coast and the Outback, the city of Rockhampton also boasts some of
    the best provincial gardens in Australia. This morning, enjoy a tour of these beautiful gardens before travelling to Airlie Beach, where we join a cruise through the sparkling Whitsunday Islands for a two night stay on the picturesque tropical resort of Daydream Island.
    Two Nights: Daydream Island Resort and Spa (B)

    Day 8. Daydream Island

    The whole of today is at leisure on Daydream Island. Discover the region's many species of tropical fish by snorkelling off the beach; take a stroll through the tropical jungle to the highest point of the island; relax by one of the many inviting swimming pools or even enjoy some of the available water sports and spa treatments (own expense). Alternatively, join a half-day Whitehaven Beach excursion (own expense, please enquire for details). (B)

    Day 9. Townsville, Mission Beach

    Our journey north continues today with an early morning ferry transfer from Daydream Island to Shute Harbour where we re-board our coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a look around this tropical city, which is surrounded by rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Departing Townsville, continue to Mission Beach, a natural halfway point between Townsville and Cairns.
    Stay: Mission Beach, Castaways Resort and Spa (B)

    Day 10. Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

    Rolling green hills, open farmland and tropical rainforest characterise the Atherton Tablelands, which form part of Queensland's Great Dividing Range. Here, surrounded by lush rainforest, visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the Curtain Fig tree. Later, at the scenic village of Kuranda, you'll board the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Enjoy views of the tropical region surrounding Cairns and the Coral Sea in the distance, as you ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes. Arrive Cairns.
    Two Nights: Pullman Cairns International (B)

    Day 11. Great Barrier Reef, Farewell Dinner

    Cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic's exclusive reef activity platform and enjoy five hours amidst the colourful coral and marine life. Tonight, experience a Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai By Night, where you'll take part in a corroboree, and enjoy some of the region's premium dishes. (B, FD)

    Day 12. Depart Cairns

    Enjoy a drive north along beautiful coastline to the relaxed holiday township of Port Douglas for a tour. We then return to Cairns, where our tour concludes at the airport. (B)
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    *Terms & Conditions: All prices are land only, 'from' per person, double occupancy, based on low season travel. International flights are not included. Seasonal surcharges and additional surcharges apply over weekends, special events and holiday periods. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (10 December 2013). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change.Tour Code: TQ12.

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