Tropical Suntanner

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Tropical Suntanner

from £646
Duration: 6 days
Countries: Australia
Travel between Airlie Beach and Cairns - experiences sailing around the Whitsunday Islands, a trip Whitehaven Beach, two nights on a tropical island and a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef.

Tropical Suntanner

Things you need to bring with you on this trip - sunscreen, sunglasses, some kind of swimmers and a chilled vibe. That's pretty much it! We're going to spend quite a bit of time sailing, quite a bit of time chilling in Cairns and maybe just a bit of time on the Great Barrier Reef.


Day 1: Emu Park to The Whitsundays
***We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space on the overnight sailing is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for 3 days.***

Meet your new crew in Airlie Beach and board your own private yacht for our overnight (2 day, one night) sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. More of a land-lover? Take the diva option and let the crew do the work whilst you feast, swim and snorkel.

Included today:
-Overnight sailing

Day 2: Daydream Island
Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds and swim with the resident Maori Wrasse at Blue Pearl Bay. Back on board, keep adrift of your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm as we set course for land and two nights at Daydream Island Resort.

Included today:
-Whitehaven Beach
-Whitsunday sailing

Day 3: Daydream Island
Did someone say buffet breakfast? (Over) indulge, recharge and relax with water sports, beach volleyball and fish feeding right off the jetty. Appropriately named, Daydream Island has walking tracks, palm trees and secluded beaches. In keeping with tradition, a looong list of activities has been provided ranging from watersports to mini golf and tennis. Grab a cocktail from the swim up pool bar then make a date with a hammock and get in your happy place overlooking the pools.

Included today:
-Non-motorised activities
-Bush walking

Day 4: Daydream Island to Cairns
Today we pull into Cairns - gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. You'll soon forget you're not on a yacht anymore. We'll show you the sights of the local night markets, and then the night is yours to get out and explore some of Australia's best nightlife.

Included today:
-Visit the Big Mango

Day 5: Cairns
The only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas. And you've got two days to take it all in. Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? It's like a kid's gone crazy with their paint set down there. Snorkel or scuba to get that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish.

*Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day-trip at the time of booking to secure your spot

Day 6: Cairns
After breakfast, say g'bye to your trip buddies. But with zip lining, rafting, hot air ballooning and bungee jumping on offer in Cairns, why would you leave this sunny corner of Oz?

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Price details:

from £646


Call 0333 333 9923 to enquire or book


4 nights in hotels, lodges and cabins


5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners


Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
2 nights at the tropical Daydream Island

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Tropical Suntanner route map

Tropical Suntanner route map

Underwater reef

Underwater reef

Cairns from above

Cairns from above

Whitehaven beach

Whitehaven beach

Cairns high street

Cairns high street

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