Tropical Adventure

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Tropical Adventure

from £1,130
Duration: 10 days
Countries: Australia
One hot and sultry tour of Australia dedicated entirely to the charms of the East Coast. Travel between the metropolis of Brisbane and Cairns, our gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Tropical Adventure



Day 1: Brisbane to Fraser Island

Important info: Luggage space is limited on Fraser Island, so we ask you to pack a small overnight bag. You'll need swimmers, a towel, chargers, hat, suncream, camera, a jacket, toiletries, flip flops and some clothes for 2 days.

It's not every day you can say you're going to take a ferry to the world's largest sand island, but, today you can. Fraser Island is just that, and although it's entirely made of sand, you'd better believe it's not all about the sand. There are lakes, cliffs, rainforest, springs and tons of other amazing sights. We'll get you set up on at Kingfisher Bay Resort and then watch the sun go down behind the Great Dividing Range before staying up to the small hours in the infamous Dingo Bar.

Day 2: Fraser Island

Time to see what 120Km of sand looks like as we drive down the main highway of Fraser Island - 75 mile beach, and then explore the Pinnacle Coloured Sands, Eli Creek and the wreck of the SS Maheno. You're not done of the day yet though. We've saved the best for last - Lake McKenzie, where you can swim in perfectly clear water, sunbath and even stand-up paddle.

Day 3: Fraser Island to Myella Farm

After spending all that time on a huge sand island, you probably want a change of scene. So, we're off to the outback to Myella Farm, where you can go for a swim, meet the farmers that run the station, have a go at milking a cow and explore a real life Australian farm while you look for somewhere to watch the sun go down over the Outback. Once that's done, we settle in for some farm-style cooking and enjoy a huge meal before having a go at cracking a whip and lassoing.

Day 4: Myella Farm to Emu Park

Once you've had a night's kip and had a big breakfast to set you up for the day, the real activities can begin. You can go horse riding or motor biking around the farm. After all that, you'll probably be ready to head back to the coast to chill for a bit. We head to Emu Park, where you can do exactly that - sit on the beach, play beach cricket and just chill.

Day 5: Emu Park to The Whitsundays

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

Today we swap the bus for a boat and head out to one of the most beautiful places on earth - the Whitsunday Islands. We'll cruise around on our own private yacht for an overnight stay on this islands, where you can learn to sail if you like, and if you don't you can just sit back, relax and let the crew do it all for you while you swim, snorkel and eat.

Day 6: Daydream Island

Waking up on a boat, surrounded by tropical islands sounds like a pretty hard way to begin the day, but you'll just have to suffer it on this occasion. Daydream Island awaits! Explore Whitehaven beach and swim with the local Maori Wrasse at Blue Pearl Bay before getting back on board to relax on the cruise back to land - we're spending two nights at Daydream Island Resort.

Day 7: Daydream Island

Daydream Island is the perfect place to do just that. You can relax, recharge and recover with some water sports if you like, or maybe just play beach volleyball and feed the fishes from the jetty. All you really have to do is decide how you're going to relax. There are plenty of trails to wakl, palm trees to sit under and secluded beaches to relax on. There's also a bunch of hammocks and a swim up pool-side bar, so you know, you could just sit and drink in the pool…(B)

Day 8: Daydream Island to Cairns

One final morning on Daydream Island then we head back to Cairns, and the mainland. It's not so bad though. This is where you get to the Great Barrier Reef from and can soak up some proper backpacker nightlife. It's all up to you though. If you want to join a free zumba class, you can or yeah, you could just make your way around Cairns' bars. We wouldn't blame you.

Day 9: Cairns

Feeling invigorated after all that? Good, you should be. How about seeing some of Australia's most notorious predators up close on the Tully River? You can zip line of a crocodile and get some aerial views of the the tropical rainforest by flying through it. Alternatively, if you don't fancy that, head out to the Great Barrier Reef and swim with the fishes!

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

Day 10: Cairns

Last day *cries* and we've saved some pretty special stuff for you to do. You can go horse riding again, if you didn't get enough of that in the Outback, or bungee jumping, if you haven't had your adrenaline fix satisfied yet, or maybe just relax and drink a bit more. Your call!

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Full-day 4WD experience on Fraser Island
Authentic farm stay experience at Myella Farm
Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
Two nights on a tropical island

More Inclusions

9 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D)
8 nights in hotels, lodges and cabins
1 night ‘liveaboard’ sailing
Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

Group Size

Average 15, maximum 36


Modern air-conditioned vehicles

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