Tropical Island Discovery With Reefsleep
Marine Life, Sun, Sea and Sand, this 10-day Queensland tour is the tropical island holiday you were dreaming of throughout lockdown. Starting in Brisbane, you’ll travel north to Airlie beach, with overnights in Fraser Island, Great Keppel Island and Airlie Beach.
Outdoor-enthusiasts will be in paradise with visits to Fraser Island, where you’ll spend your days in the great outdoors, on whale and dolphin watching cruises, 4WD tours and guided bush tucker demonstrations; Great Keppel Island, where there are 16 snorkelling beaches to choose from amongst other leisurely activities; and, the Whitsunday Islands, where you’ll spend time sailing the Great Barrier Reef.
Of course, all of this time spent outdoors will work up quite an appetite and thirst… which you need not worry about, as there are also plenty of food and drink experiences, including a visit to the iconic Bundaberg Rum Brewery, where you’ll enjoy a tour and tasting; and Sarina Sugar Shed, where you’ll embark on a guided tour of the cane plantation.
This is just some of what you’ll experience on this Tropical Island Escape tour - this Queensland holiday really is a stunning adventure of Australia like no other.
** Includes upgrade with an incredible overnight under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef **
Your Queensland guided holiday from Brisbane to Airlie Beach includes:
- 9 nights in moderate accommodation
- Select daily activities
- A total of 13 meals - 9x breakfast, 3x lunches, 1x dinner
- Touring by private, air conditioned motorcoach
Departure dates: 16-25 Jul, 30 Jul-08 Aug, 13-22 Aug, 27 Aug-05 Sep 2021
- Bundaberg Rum Distillery
- Lake McKenzie
- Wanggoolba Creek
- Maheno Shipwreck
- Whale Watching
- Reef World
- Brisbane - 1 night
- Fraser Island - 3 nights
- Great Keppel Island - 2 nights
- Airlie Beach - 3 nights
Peace of Mind Travel Plan
Buy now, change later with our Peace of Mind Travel Plan†. This complimentary plan will be attached to all 2021 holiday bookings, giving travellers the flexibility to move holidays to any other 2021, 2022 or 2023 date, destination, itinerary or even, another brand in our vast travel portfolio. No penalties, no problem – as long as the booking is moved before the final payment date.
And for as long as the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting, travel**, all bookings for 2022 travel dates are also covered by our Peace of Mind Travel Plan, extending the ability to move travel dates through 2023.
Added Travel Protection With SafetyNet
Give yourself even more flexibility for your holiday with our SafetyNet Protection ($95 per person* for International bookings and $105 per person* for Australia bookings). This allows you to cancel with no penalties up to 30 days prior to your holiday, or transfer your holiday to another date with only 24 hours' notice.
Day 1 / Arrive Brisbane.
Welcome to Brisbane! Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm in time for a welcome meeting and drink.
Day 2 / Brisbane - Noosa - Fraser Island.
This morning, head to Noosa, one of Australia's most popular beach destinations. Enjoy time to explore on your own, visit the stylish shops, and sample local cuisine. Then, take a ferry to the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island, where you'll spend the next 3 nights.
Day 3 / Fraser Island.
Start the day with a wildlife-watching cruise. Sail past the beautiful white sand beaches of Fraser Island and keep your eyes out for whales (seasonal), dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and seabirds as well. After your cruise, enjoy a bush tucker demonstration. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Why not hike to the top of Indian Head for some breathtaking panoramic views of the island. Keep an eye out for the island's wildlife including dingoes, brushtail possums, flying foxes, and sugar gliders.
Day 4 / Fraser Island.
Today, enjoy a four-wheel drive tour of the island taking in some of the island's landmarks including the sand cliffs of the Pinnacles, Wanggoolba Creek, the Champagne Pools, and the Pile Valley Rainforest. Your evening is at leisure.
Day 5 / Fraser Island - Bundaberg - Great Keppel Island.
Return to the mainland by ferry and visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. On your tour, you'll see, touch, and smell your way through the rich history of Bundaberg and then enjoy a tasting. Next, take a ferry to Great Keppel Island, a pristine tropical landscape and home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Upon arrival, enjoy a short orientation tour with a Local guide. Evening is at leisure. Why not enjoy a refreshing cool drink as you watch the brilliant shades of bright orange, yellow, pink and red of the setting sun?
Day 6 / Great Keppel Island.
Enjoy a morning at leisure. This afternoon, visit the historic Leeke Homestead constructed around 1922. This beautiful building is a great spot to snap a few photos and to soak in the island's history. During your free time today, you may choose to take a jet ski safari, go paddle boarding, snorkel off Monkey Beach, see the reef from a glass bottom boat, or just relax with your toes in the sand.
Day 7 / Great Keppel Island - Sarina - Airlie Beach.
Take a ferry to the mainland and continue to the heart of sugar cane country. Visit the Sarina Sugar Shed for a guided tour of the cane planation and sugar mill. Arrive at Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. As this evening is at leisure, how about enjoying a swim in the pool or ocean, or getting a bite to eat at one of the many alfresco restaurants.
Day 8 / Airlie Beach - Great Barrier Reef.
Take a scenic cruise through the Whitsundays to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Spend the next two days exploring the reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. While out on the reef, go swimming, snorkelling, ride in a semi-submarine and visit the underwater observatory. Optional activities include guided snorkelling safaris, scuba-diving, and scenic helicopter flights. Accommodation Spotlight: Spend the night on the Great Barrier Reef with a unique Reefsleep. After all the crowds are gone, the reef is exclusively yours. Enjoy a sunset drink before a dinner of fresh and delicious local produce. Afterwards, head for the pontoon's top level and slip into your cozy Reefbed - it's just you, the ocean, and a galaxy of stars. It's sure to be a forever memory! NOTE: Plan to pack an overnight bag with necessities for the overnight Reefsleep including toiletries, change of clothes, swimwear, protective clothing, hat and sunscreen, camera, light jacket or sweater for cool or windy days, cash/credit cards for drinks and optional activities.
Day 9 / Whitsundays/Great Barrier Reef - Airlie Beach.
After breakfast, the reef is all yours to enjoy - relax, snorkel, or return to the underwater observatory and watch the reef come to life. This afternoon, take a return cruise to Airlie Beach. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow travel companions for a farewell drink.
Day 10 / Airlie Beach.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Airlie Beach and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase.
Terms & Conditions
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