Australia: Australia's Nature Coast
Get set for a journey of the senses as you take on Queensland’s Nature Coast. From pristine beaches and glorious islands to wildlife-rich forests and breathtaking national parks, at each turn you’ll find new experiences and unforgettable natural wonders. Get up close and personal to some of Australia’s most incredible wildlife, dine on irresistible cuisine and fall in love with the diverse nature of Queensland.
Your holiday includes:
- International flights.
- 9 nights in 4-5* hotels.
- 7 days' car hire.
- Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Adventure tour.
- Boat transfers from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island.
- 4WD Beauty Spots Tour of Fraser Island.
- Australia Zoo one-day entry.
- Airport transfer.
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Days 1–2:Fly from Dublin to Brisbane.
Days 3–5: BrisbaneYour first stop is the cosmopolitan city of Brisbane – this modern city boasts a vibrant city centre, sub-tropical climate and unsurpassed natural beauty. Your hotel is centrally located on George Street, so once you’ve settled in you can step outside and explore all this fabulous city has to offer. Cruise along the Brisbane River on board a paddlesteamer, take a bike ride through the City Botanic Gardens or stroll around Brisbane’s art galleries. As night falls, Brisbane offers a superb selection of restaurants – tuck into fine Queensland cuisine while overlooking the twinkling lights of Story Bridge.
Your journey also includes a Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Adventure Tour on nearby Moreton Island – a tropical island escape just 75 minutes from the city. Moreton Island boasts long stretches of untouched beach, pristine waters and untouched national parks. You’ll enjoy a four-wheel drive tour of the island before enjoying the thrill of sand tobogganing down the island’s huge sand dunes (optional). At dusk, the ultimate experience awaits when you’ll be able to hand feed wild dolphins straight from the beach.
3 nights at the 4* Adina Hotel Apartments Brisbane
Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Adventure Tour
Days 6–7: Fraser IslandThis morning you’ll start off on your Fraser Island adventure. World Heritage listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and home to numerous pristine freshwater lakes, rock pools, rainforest and an abundance of wildlife. Your escorted tour takes you on an exhilarating four-wheel drive tour of the island, driving over dunes and along beaches as you explore this diverse wilderness area. Hit Fraser Island’s sandy highway as you drive north along the famous Seventy-Five Mile Beach, view the famous Maheno Shipwreck, walk through the subtropical rainforest and relax on the white sandy beaches of Lake McKenzie. Spend the night listening to the sounds of the wildlife. Next day, continue discovering the highlights of Fraser Island – from the technicoloured sand cliffs of The Pinnacles to spectacular views from Indian Head, your guide will make sure you don’t miss a thing.
2 nights at the 4* Kingfisher Bay Resort
Days 8–9: NoosaToday, pick up your car hire from Brisbane and travel to the picturesque seaside town of Noosa. This laid-back town boasts excellent beaches, lush tropical forest and the ruggedly beautiful Noosa Heads. Shop like a local at Noosa’s markets, relax in one of the many day spas and watch the sun set at Noosa River. While in Noosa, discover the tranquil mirrored waterways of the Noosa Everglades. Cruise through the magnificent lakes and wetlands, the perfect way to explore one of Australia’s best kept secrets. From Noosa, you’re perfectly positioned to visit the world-famous Australia Zoo where you can experience the ultimate wildlife adventures. This fantastic conservation facility is unlike any other and your journey includes entry to park.
2 nights at the 4* Hotel Mantra French Quarter
Australia Zoo One Day Entry
Day 10: MooloolabaSoak up the sun on the dazzling beach in the town of Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. With year-round sunshine, soft golden sands and a peaceful seaside vibe, Mooloolaba is the perfect place to kick back and relax, and admire the pretty views. Feel the sea breeze in your hair as you take a stroll along the Esplanade and discover the varied restaurants and boutique shops that line the shore. And why not check out the area’s more unusual attraction, the Big Pineapple, a 16m high pineapple by the side of the road just outside town.
1 night at the 4* Hotel Mantra Mooloolaba
Day 11: HinterlandContinue your journey inland to the natural wonders of Queensland’s Hinterland, where you can discover charming mountain villages, quaint markets and spectacular natural beauty. You’ll be staying at the spectacular 5* Spicers Tamarind Retreat and Spa, a luxurious resort hidden amongst the rainforest, surrounded by walking trails and natural beauty. While in the hinterland region, visit the nearby Glass House Mountains National Park – a group of 16 volcanic peaks rising prominently from the surrounding landscape. These spectacular ancient monoliths are a prominent feature of local Aboriginal legend. Take a leisurely drive through the national park or walk along one of the many trails, soaking up the beauty of this unique landscape.
1 night at the 5* Spicers Tamarind Retreat and Spa
Days 12–13:Depart Brisbane and return to Dublin.
- Brisbane - 4* Adina Hotel Apartments Brisbane.
- Fraser Island - 4* Kingfisher Resort.
- Noosa - 4* Mantra French Quarter.
- Mooloolaba - 4* Mantra Mooloolaba.
- Hinterland - 5* Spicers Tamarind Retreat and Spa.
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