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East Coast Adventure

East Coast Adventure

Adult from: £2,295    Child from: Please call for details 
Offer based on:
East Coast Adventure valid: 30/01/2014 to 23/09/2015
Duration: 9 nights
Departure airport: NONE – NO FLIGHTS INCLUDED
Board basis: Tour
Hotel details
Itinerary

Day 1 Sat. Gold Coast, Brisbane, Moreton Island.
Cruise Moreton Bay to Moreton Island National Park, home to Queensland’s wild dolphins.

Two Night Stay: Moreton Island, Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort

Breakfast Dinner

Day 2 Moreton Island, Tangalooma, Day at Leisure, Wild Dolphins.
Enjoy a full day to explore the island. Perhaps snorkel around the shipwrecks, try sand tobogganing, quad bike riding or take a 4WD tour of the island (all activities at own expense). Tonight is a highlight – the opportunity to interact with the dolphins that swim close to shore. Most evenings the dolphins swim up to the beach, and you’ll have the opportunity to feed them fresh

Breakfast

Day 3 Mon. Moreton Island, Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay.
Return to the mainland and visit Australia Zoo, made famous by Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Then travel through the Sunshine Coast to Hervey Bay, a popular tourist destination, especially in whale watching season (Aug.-Oct.) when Humpback whales can be seen offshore.

Two Night Stay: Hervey Bay, Mantra Hervey Bay in a One Bedroom Marina View Suite

Breakfast

Day 4 Tue. World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.
Cruise to Fraser Island, offering exceptional beauty in the form of uninterrupted white beaches and striking-coloured sand cliffs. Explore the world’s largest sand island in 4WD vehicles and discover unspoilt surf beaches, inland lakes and lush rainforest. Recross the Great Sandy Strait. As you cruise to Hervey Bay, watch for Humpback whales migrating to their breeding grounds (Aug.-Oct.).

Breakfast Feature Lunch

Day 5 Wed. Tropic of Capricorn, Rockhampton.
Journey to Rockhampton, located on the Tropic of Capricorn. Take a leisurely stroll around the Botanic Gardens, one of the best in regional Australia. Excellent specimens of palms, cycads and ferns are found throughout the grounds, and a Japanese garden gives a sense of peace and tranquillity.

Stay: Rockhampton Plaza Hotel.

Breakfast Dinner

Day 6 Thur. Mackay, Airlie Beach, Cruise to Daydream Island.
Head for Mackay, the sugar capital of Australia. Continue to Airlie Beach and cruise to Daydream Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The island lies beside an archipelago of green islands in the blue tropical waters. Tonight enjoy a delightful dinner at the resort.

Two Night Stay: Daydream Island Resort & Spa, a tropical island getaway.

Breakfast Dinner

Day 7 Fri. Great Barrier Reef Experience
Today is your chance to voyage to the heart of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef aboard a catamaran. Arrive at Reefworld, one of the largest reef pontoons in Australia. Enjoy a reef education presentation and view the tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible. For the more adventurous, follow a snorkelling trail and view the coral and sea life up close. A delicious tropical buffet lunch on board is included.

Breakfast Feature Lunch

Day 8 Sat. Daydream Island, Whitsundays, Townsville, Cairns
This morning, depart Daydream Island and return to the mainland. Head to Townsville, North Queensland’s largest city. Continue along the coast between lush mountains with tropical vegetation and sandy beaches. Your destination is Cairns, a cosmopolitan city where its residents enjoy an enviable tropical lifestyle. Cairns is where two of Australia’s World Heritage areas – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest converge.

Two Night Stay: The Hotel Cairns, a tropical haven in the heart of Cairns.

Breakfast

Day 9 Sun. Port Douglas, Kuranda, Farewell Dinner
This morning following breakfast, drive along the coast to Port Douglas. On arrival here, enjoy free time before heading to Kuranda, a village in the rainforest where you can wander the local markets. Travel aboard the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or Kuranda Scenic Railway (both at own expense) or by coach back to Cairns. Tonight enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai by Night – discover the Dreamtime and take an interactive part in an ancient corroboree. Afterwards, you’ll be led along a flame-lit pathway to a dinner banquet of the region’s best food.

Breakfast Feature Dinner

Day 10 Tue. Depart Cairns
Your tour concludes today after breakfast and you are transferred to Cairns airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast