Tropical Suntanner

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Tropical Suntanner

from £544
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 - The Whitsundays

We start from Airlie Beach. This places is the launch point for trips to the Whitsunday Islands, where we'll be spending the next three days. There's really only one way to do it - on your own private yacht, so it's bloody lucky that's just what we've got! It'll be our home away from home and you can get things off on a relaxed note while the crew get everything sorted for you.

Day 2 - Long Island

As that first day was just so strenuous, what better place to wake up to the gentle rocking of the boat, than one of the quiet corners of the Whitsundays? After breakfast, we'll head for the highlights of the Whitsundays so you can chill on the beach, snorkel among some reefs and just top up your tan. We'll also be stopping off at Whitehaven Beach (only the best beach in the world) and Blue Pearl Bay, if the weather is on our side.

Day 3 - Long Island

You've got some free time today to jus explore the island's beaches, waters and trails, but not before you've had an indulgent buffet breakfast. We're spoiling you, we know! Take it all in at your own pace and just enjoy what the place has to offer.

Day 4 - Cairns

After all that sailing, you'll want to get your land legs back. So, we're headed to Cairns, where we'll set you up in a hostel and go for a meal all together. From there, it's up to you to decide whether you want to go to the Night Markets, or just take advantage of the nightlife and visit a club or two…

Day 5 - Cairns

Now that you're all settled back in Cairns it's time to take advantage of all the stuff on offer. There's plenty to do - white water rafting on the Tully River, a full day tour of the World Heritage listed Daintree, or you could even get up close with some of the wildlife. Maybe cuddle a koala, or zip line over salt water crocodiles? Just don't get them mixed up! You could also go horse riding, quad biking, bungy jumping, tandem skydiving or hot air ballooning. It's going to be hard to choose from so many options!

Day 6 - Cairns

And that, my friends, as they say, is all she wrote. Today is our last day, so we'll say our goodbyes and wish you happy travels!

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from £544


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4 nights in hotels, lodges and cabins


5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners


Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
Two nights on a tropical island
1 night ‘liveaboard’ sailing
Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

About StudentUniverse

StudentUniverse has been supplying the best flight, hotel and tours deals to students around the world for years now and we’re delighted to be the preferred travel partner of and to make your travel experience even more amazing.

We have a great team of travel gurus that understand what a gap year is all about just waiting to help you, and since we are part of the Flight Centre Travel Group we are able to offer the best flights, gap year packages, hostels, tours, volunteer placements and insurance - the works. This is not your average travel agency, it’s the ultimate backpacker travel agency.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.

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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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