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Outback Coast and Caves

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Sunset at Undara

Explore the ancient landscapes of Far North Queensland over nine adventure filled days.

From prehistoric lava tubes, dramatic limestone caves and the tropical serenity of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, no two days will be the same.

Discover a part of Australia rarely seen by visitors and experience a journey with memories to last a lifetime.

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Professional Tour Director on every departure

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Travel Wellbeing Concierge onboard to ensure safe travels

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Breakfasts x 8, Lunches x 7, Dinners x 8

9 DAYS
from AU $5,699 pp

Touring Information

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Behind the scenes at Cairns Aquarium
  • Frankland Island day tour
  • Stunning outback sunsets at Undara
  • Full day guided tour of Undara Lava Tubes
  • Chillagoe National Park limestone cave tour
  • Chillagoe observatory tour and star gazing
  • Coffee Plantation tour
  • Mango Wine tasting at local winery
  • Guided Mossman Gorge walk

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Cairns
Arrive into Cairns by 10.00am and check into your hotel. Meet the group at 11.00am to enjoy an afternoon exploring Kuranda before a behind the scenes twilight tour of the Cairns Aquarium with dinner. (D)
Overnight: Cairns

Day 2 – Cairns – Frankland Island Excursion
Relax and explore the exciting world under the water surrounding Frankland Island with a guided scenic and snorkel tour. (B, L, D)
Overnight: Cairns

Day 3 – Cairns to Undara
Travel South West of Cairns to Undara. At dusk get up close to nature and be amazed at a lava tube where you’ll see thousands of tiny insect-eating micro-bats emerge from the darkness to find food. (B,L,D)
Overnight: Undara

Day 4 – Undara
Enjoy a full day touring the ancient Lava Tubes with your local Savannah Guide. In the evening, enjoy country entertainment around the campfire under the vibrant outback night sky. (B,L,D)
Overnight: Undara

Day 5 – Undara to Chillagoe
After a leisurely morning you head north to the township of Chillagoe. This evening visit the Chillagoe Observatory to learn about the sweeping outback night sky. (B,L,D)
Overnight: Chillagoe

Day 6 – Chillagoe to Port Douglas
After a guided tour through stunning limestone karst caves you head back over the mountains towards the tropical coast. On the way you stop at Mareeba to visit a coffee plantation and a local winery to experience their mango wine before heading into the idyllic coastal resort town of Port Douglas. (B,L,D)
Overnight: Port Douglas

Day 7 – Port Douglas – Daintree Rainforest Day
Cross the “Mighty Daintree River” on a cable ferry to the Daintree National Park and travel to Cooper Creek for a leisurely and informative wildlife cruise before returning to Port Douglas for an evening of leisure. (B,L,D)
Overnight: Port Douglas

Day 8 – Port Douglas to Cairns
This morning enjoy a fully guided tour through Mossman Gorge with a local indigenous guide to hear local stories and legends from times past. You return to Cairns in the afternoon before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)
Overnight: Cairns

Day 9 – Cairns
Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport. (B)

INCLUSIONS

  • Professional services of a Tour Director; who are knowledgeable, organised, helpful friendly experts to point you in the right direction
  • Professional services of a Travel Wellbeing Concierge; who will work to ensure COVID- 19 protocols are met and assist with the ’on road’ travel arrangements.
  • Transport on air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Hotels listed as per itinerary or similar
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts (B), 7 Lunches (L) and 8 Dinners (D)
  • Drinks: 1 Drink with included Lunches, 2 Drinks with included Dinners

DEPARTURES & PRICES

Outback Coast & Caves

  • 19 May 2022 – AU$5,699 pp twin share ($1,245 pp Single Supplement)
  • 14 July 2022 – AU$5,799 pp twin share ($1,271 pp Single Supplement)
  • 15 Sep 2022 – AU$5,799 pp twin share ($1,271 pp Single Supplement)

Remember small group tours sell out fast. 

For further information and to secure your space, contact one of our friendly Agency Partners today.

THURSDAY ISLAND EXTENSION - 4 DAYS (OPTIONAL EXTRA)

This optional extension is available to add to all Outback, Coast and Caves departures.

Journey to the top of Australia and beyond on four fun filled days in paradise. Explore the Torres Straits with visits to Horn, Thursday and Friday Islands and Cape York Peninsula at the very tip of Australia. You will mix with the locals, taking in the history of the Torres Straits Island Museum and visit the last working pearl farm in Queensland.

Experience four days exploring this untouched tropical wonderland with the team that does travel the best way—allowing you to dream, explore and discover to your hearts content.

EXTENSION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Guided tour of Torres Straight Heritage Museum and WWII base
  • Locally guided tour of Thursday Island
  • Ferry to Friday Island and tour of local Pearl farm
  • Full day tour exploring Cape York and its tropical rainforests with a visit to Fruit Bat Falls

EXTENSION ITINERARY:   

Day 1 (9) – Cairns to Thursday Island
Fly to Australia’s northernmost point of Horn Island (refer to NOTE below). Upon arrival you will visit the Torres Strait Heritage Museum and hear stories about WWII during a guided tour. After a relaxed lunch you board a ferry for a transfer across to Thursday Island.(L,D)
Overnight: Thursday Island

Day 2 (10) – Thursday Island to Cape York
Today you take an early ferry ride to the tip of Australia. After breakfast you will enjoy a full day touring Cape York and its stunning tropical landscapes. In the afternoon you return to Thursday Island for a group dinner. (B,L,D)
Overnight: Thursday Island

Day 3 (11) – Thursday Island to Friday Island
After a relaxed morning you take a ferry to Friday Island where you will gain an insight into pearl farming. On return to Thursday Island you have the option to visit a local design studio or spend the afternoon at leisure before your relaxed group dinner. (B,L,D)
Overnight: Thursday Island

Day 4 (12) – Thursday Island to Cairns
You take a final ferry ride across the turquoise waters to Horn Island for your return flight (refer to NOTE below) back to Cairns, where your tour concludes. (B)

EXTENSION INCLUSIONS:

  • Professional services of a Tour Director; who are knowledgeable, organised, helpful friendly experts to point you in the right direction
  • Hotels listed as per itinerary or similar standard
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L) and 3 Dinners (D)

Note: Cost of flight is not included. Recommended flights advised at time of booking.

EXTENSION DEPARTURES & PRICING * :

  • 27 May 2022 – AU$2,899 pp twin share ($430 pp Single Supplement)
  • 22 July 2022 – AU$2,899 pp twin share ($430 pp Single Supplement)
  • 23 Sep 2022 – AU$2,899 pp twin share ($575 pp Single Supplement)

* Only available if booking on Outback Coast and Caves.

For further information and to secure your space, contact one of our friendly Agency Partners today.

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