15 Day Coast & Rainforest

15 Day • Hamilton Island – Townsville – Mission Beach – Rose Gums – Cape Tribulation – Palm Cove

Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia

Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia

Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia

15 Day Coast & Rainforest

15 Day Self-Drive - Hamilton Island – Townsville – Mission Beach – Rose Gums – Cape Tribulation – Palm Cove

This 15 Day self-drive Coastal and Rainforest holiday starts on the picturesque Hamilton Island and ends in Cairns, whilst giving travellers incredible experiences from Wilderness Retreats to stunning beach stays, local attractions and more.  With this preplanned itinerary, you know where you are going and when you need to be there, and still have plenty of flexibility.

VALID FOR TRAVEL: 01 Jul 2020 – 31 Mar 2021

Pricing for Aussies
$2980AUD
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Subject to availability.
  • Package Includes:
  • 14 nights’ accommodation throughout Queensland, 3 excursions, car rental and all taxes & fees.
  • *Rental insurance is at an extra cost
Pricing for Kiwis
$3178NZD
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Subject to availability.
  • Package Includes:
  • 14 nights’ accommodation throughout Queensland, 3 excursions, car rental and all taxes & fees.
  • *Rental insurance is at an extra cost
Pricing for Canucks
$2885CAD
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Subject to availability.
  • Package Includes:
  • 14 nights’ accommodation throughout Queensland, 3 excursions, car rental and all taxes & fees.
  • *Rental insurance is at an extra cost
  • Note: the mandatory Australian Travel Visa is included in the Canadian price

Trip Details

Included in your trip

Hotel Accommodations
Itinerary
Customizable
Taxes & Fees
Excursions
Car Rental
Aquatic Experiences

EXCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

Travel Insurance
Flights/Airfare
Meals
Guided

WHERE WILL YOU VISIT?

  • Palm Cove
  • Queensland
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Hamilton Island
  • Townsville
  • Mission Beach
  • Rose Gums
  • Magnetic Island

TRIP ITINERARY

Arrive Hamilton Island and Depart Cairns

15 Day Adventure

Day 1: Arrive Hamilton Island

At the airport, you will be transferred to your apartment where you will check in to your accommodations for 3 nights.  The balance of your day is at leisure.

Day 2 – 3: Days at Leisure.

Days at leisure today. Kick back and enjoy the region’s stunningly white-sand beaches, the world-famous teal waters and its abundance of marine life. A trip to Whitehaven Beach should not be missed!

Day 4: Port of Airlie – Townsville

Board the ferry for Airlie Beach and collect your rental car. Drive to Townsville where you will check in to your accommodations for 2 nights.

Day 5: Magnetic Island tour

Discover the iconic beauty of Magnetic Island from above and below the water on this personalised 5-hour tour. Snorkel fringing reefs, explore many of the 23 bays and beaches, meet some “wildlife friends”, learn about the reef and marine life and the rich history of Magnetic Island. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and refreshments in a secluded bay as you relax, swim and enjoy the stunning views.

Day 6: Mission Beach

Head to Mission Beach where you will check in to your accommodations for 2 nights.

Day 7: Day at Leisure

Day at leisure today.  Enjoy the beautiful beachside area of the town as well as its vibrant art and culture scene and the nearby secluded rainforest retreats.

Day 8: Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Drive to Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat where you will check in to your accommodations for 2 nights.

Day 9: Day at Leisure

Day at leisure today.  We recommend going on one of the many wildlife hiking or cycling trails in the region.  Close by you can perhaps spot a platypus, admire the Curtain Fig Tree that is heritage listed or visit Lake Barrine.

Day 10: Cape Tribulation

Drive to Cape Tribulation where you will check in to your accommodations for 2 nights.

Day 11: Half Day Ocean Safari, Great Barrier Reef

The half day Great Barrier Reef tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. After a fast 25 minute ride, you are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs!

Day 12: Palm Cove

Drive to Palm Cove where you will check in to your accommodations for 3 nights.

Day 13: Brett’s Outback Tasting Tour

This unique food and wine experience from Port Douglas will be tasting some of the best food and wine that the Atherton Tablelands has to offer. You will be taken through a variety of contrasting landscapes from lush rainforest, crops, dairyland to stunning ochre savannah plains. The rich volcanic soil allows farmers to grow many and diverse crops from bananas, coffee, sugar cane, avocados, mangoes, macadamia nuts, citrus and more which you will learn about as we taste our way around the regions ‘Food Bowl.’

Day 14: Day at Leisure

Day at leisure today.  Kick back and enjoy the blue waters of Palm Cove and a friendly small-town vibe.

Day 15: Depart

Drop off your rental car in the morning at Cairns airport… why not stay longer?

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