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Want to see the best of Queensland in two weeks? This fantastic holiday brings together many of the highlights of this incredible state, from laidback and refined beach towns to the crystal-clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef and iconic Fraser Island.
- Style: Multi Centre Holiday
- Duration: 16 days/15 nights
- Starts in: Brisbane
- Great Barrier Reef
- Port Douglas
- Fraser Island
- Heron Island
Day 1 Brisbane to Noosa Heads
Upon arrival in Brisbane, pick up your car and head north to gorgeous Noosa Heads.
Days 2-3 Noosa Heads
Elegant Noosa is surrounded by stunning beaches, picturesque lakes and the lush Noosa National Park. Embark on a tranquil everglades cruise to spot native wildlife including dugongs and dolphins, then indulge in fantastic cuisine on Hastings St.
Day 4 Noosa Heads to Hervey Bay
Today continue on to Hervey Bay, famed as Australia’s whale watch capital (Jul - Nov). Enjoy a scenic cruise in the bay and look out for majestic humpbacks and orcas.
Day 5 Hervey Bay to Fraser Island
Drive 20 minutes south this morning to the Kingfisher Bay Resort Mainland Reception in River Heads and leave your car. Take the short ferry across to Fraser Island and spend the afternoon relaxing poolside. Day 6 Fraser Island The largest sand island in the world, World Heritage listed Fraser Island boasts pristine rainforest, vast beaches, sparkling creeks and turquoise lakes, which you’ll discover today on a guided 4WD tour.
Day 7 Fraser Island to Gladstone
Return by ferry, pick up your car and drive north to Gladstone. On arrival, drop your car at the airport and get a taxi to your hotel.
Day 8 Gladstone to Heron Island
Board your ferry to renowned Heron Island, an eco retreat nestled on a dazzling coral cay in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
Days 9-10 Heron Island
A paradise for snorkellers and divers, grab your fins and hit the crystal-clear waters in search of gliding manta rays, inquisitive turtles, nimble sharks and schools of reef fish swimming amongst giant clams. Also a crucial nesting site for a variety of native wildlife and birds, enjoy a range of free island activities and don’t miss a visit to the island’s fascinating research station.
Day 11 Heron Island to Brisbane
Return to Gladstone by ferry and taxi to the airport, for your flight to Brisbane.
Day 12 Brisbane
Queensland’s sunny state capital boasts a variety of scenic outdoor attractions and museums. Wander alongside the riverside cafés to South Bank and head to buzzing Fortitude Valley for the city’s best nightlife.
Day 13 Brisbane to Port Douglas
Fly to Cairns today and transfer one hour north along the scenic coastal road to the charming seaside town of Port Douglas.
Days 14-15 Port Douglas
Spend two days exploring some of Tropical North Queensland’s gems, including Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, the ancient Daintree rainforest and finish on a high with a luxury coral cay Barrier Reef cruise.
Day 16 Port Douglas
It’s time to transfer back to Cairns where your holiday ends.
Optional Excursions:Brisbane by Bicycle
Koala Sanctuary & River Cruise, Brisbane
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
- 8 days Compact Inclusive Plus car hire including zero excess insurance, 10% discount (book by 21 Mar 20) unlimited mileage, 24 hour Roadside Assistance & additional drivers
- 15 nights 3+ to 4 accommodation
- 8 breakfasts & 4 lunches
- Noosa Everglades Discovery
- Hervey Bay Whale Watch Tour
- Guided Fraser Island Beauty Spots 4WD Tour
- Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest, from Port Douglas
- Luxury Outer Barrier Reef Sail & Snorkel, from Port Douglas
- Return ferry transfer from River Heads to Fraser Island
- Car parking charge at River Heads
- Return ferry transfer from Gladstone to Heron Island
- Return shared road transfers from Cairns airport to Port Douglas hotel
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As we can offer you such a flexible choice of flights, we don't include international airfares with our tour prices. The price you pay will be determined by the time of year you travel, your departure airport, airline and availability.
However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Brisbane currently cost from £766 in Economy, £2,392 in Premium Economy and £5,059 in Business Class
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Crocodile Express to Australia Zoo
Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure
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Noosa Everglades Discovery
Dolphin Kayak and Great Beach Drive Adventure
1 Night Fraser Island Explorer Tour
Lady Elliot Island Reef Adventure with Scenic Flight
Mossman River Snorkelling
Luxury Outer Barrier Reef Sail & Snorkel
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