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Rainforest, Reef & the Tropical Tablelands
Tropical North Queensland is renowned as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, however it’s also an incredible destination in itself. Discover endless beaches, spectacular waterfalls and lush forests teeming with birdlife, then uncover the secrets of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.
- Style: Fly Drive Holiday
- Duration: 15 days/14 nights
- Starts in: Cairns
- Tropical Tablelands
- Daintree National Park
- Great Barrier Reef
- Bedarra Island
Days 1-2 Cairns
Start your rainforest adventure with a scenic rail journey through dramatic gorges to bohemian Kuranda, returning back to Cairns on the gliding cable car.
Days 3-5 Cairns to Port Douglas
Pick up your car and meander north to Port Douglas, home to swaying palm trees, alfresco restaurants and the sweeping Four Mile Beach. On your second day, join a relaxing cruise to Mackay Cay, on the fringes of the Great Barrier Reef.
Day 6 Port Douglas to Daintree NP
Drive the short distance to your rainforest lodge, perched on the banks of the Daintree River, just outside the national park.
Days 7-8 Daintree NP
With two full days to explore this pristine region, discover the deepest reaches of the Daintree on a sunrise or sunset river cruise and join a knowledgeable guide for an immersive nature walk, through one of the world’s most ancient tropical rainforests.
Day 9 Daintree NP to the Atherton Tablelands
Today wind your way up to the elevated highlands known as the Tablelands. Relax in your treehouse accommodation and soak up the sights and sounds of the forest.
Day 10 Atherton Tablelands
An expanse of fertile plantations, glistening lakes and tropical rainforest, the rural scenery of the Tablelands affords plenty of opportunities for picturesque nature walks surrounded by colourful birdlife. Stop off for afternoon tea at the Lake Barrine Teahouse, sample local rum at the Mt Uncle Distillery and tuck into chocolates at Gallo Dairyland.
Day 11 Atherton Tablelands to Mission Beach
Head back to the coast today, stopping en route at Millaa Millaa Falls, a spectacular 60ft World Heritage listed waterfall. Skirt alongside the forests of Tully Gorge National Park before arriving in Mission Beach.
Day 12 Mission Beach
A collection of tiny hamlet towns, ‘Mission’ boasts 10 miles of glorious golden sands and enjoys a vibrant arts and ‘foodie’ scene.
Days 13-14 Mission Beach to Bedarra Island
It’s time to relax with a spot of sheer indulgence on magnificent Bedarra Island. Transfer by boat to this exclusive luxury eco retreat, where exquisite food and wine combine with unspoiled surroundings. Spend your days exploring lush walking trails, swim in the azure waters or venture to the Outer Barrier Reef on a day trip.
Day 15 Bedarra Island to Cairns
Return back to Cairns, to drop off your car.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 13 days Compact Inclusive Plus car hire including zero excess insurance, 10% discount (book by 31 Mar 20), unlimited mileage, 24 hour Roadside Assistance & additional drivers
- 14 nights 4 to 5 accommodation
- 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
- Kuranda, Scenic Rail & Skyrail, from Cairns
- Luxury Outer Barrier Reef Sail & Snorkel, from Port Douglas
- Wildlife river cruise & nature walk, Daintree Ecolodge
- Kayaks, paddleboards & motorised dinghies, Bedarra Island Resort
- Shared return boat transfers from Mission Beach to Bedarra Island
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