Australia: Tropical North Queensland
Australia’s tropical north is strewn with breathtaking landscapes, world-famous natural wonders and idyllic beaches. Explore the ancient rainforest, discover the kaleidoscopic underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and step back in time visiting the spectacular Atherton Tablelands. From adventure and discovery to sun-drenched beaches and total relaxation; you’ll experience it all.
Your holiday includes:
- International flights.
- 9 nights in 4-5* hotels & hand-picked local gems.
- 9 days car hire.
- Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Rail tour.
- Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Experience.
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Days 1–2:Fly from Dublin to Cairns.
Days 3–4: CairnsKick start your holiday in Cairns by soaking up the lifestyle of the tropics – enjoy a swim in the huge esplanade lagoon, take a stroll around the museums and art galleries, and indulge on some of the freshest seafood Australia has to offer. Next day, soar high above the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail, a fantastic cable car experience. Admire the majestic mountains cloaked in emerald as you glide up to the village of Kuranda, located on top of the McAlister Range. You’ll have plenty of free time here to stroll around the famous Heritage markets, enjoy spectacular bird watching and discover amazing street art at every corner. Returning to Cairns, board the original Kuranda Scenic Rail – a spectacular journey of unsurpassed views of the rainforest, steep ravines and breathtaking waterfalls.
2 nights at the 4.5* Pacific International Hotel Cairns
Kuranda, Skyrail and Scenic Rail Tour
Days 5–6: Atherton TablelandsToday, travel to the spectacular Atherton Tablelands. This natural paradise is home to stunning landscapes, which are yours to explore. From awe-inspiring waterfalls, rolling ranges and volcanic features to bushwalking, meeting the wildlife or trying some of the local cuisine – there’s something for everyone. You’ll also be just steps from Wooroonooran National Park with its abundance of freshwater streams, waterfalls and wildlife.
2 nights at the 4* Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
Days 7–8: Cape TribulationContinue your drive to the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest surviving rainforest. Spend time exploring the area’s exceptional natural beauty and learn about the importance of its biological diversity and history. Cruise down the Daintree River and try to spot crocodiles, hike along one of the many trails and discover stunning valleys and forest-clad mountains. Travel over the Daintree River to Cape Tribulation – this stunning beach area is where two World Heritage sites exist side-by-side: the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
2 nights at the 3.5* Daintree Heritage Lodge & Spa
Days 9–11: Port DouglasYour journey continues to the charming seaside village of Port Douglas – the perfect place to kick back and relax. Soak up the sun on Four Mile Beach, stroll around the range of contemporary boutiques and enjoy the laid-back vibe of this beautiful town. While you’re here, you cannot miss the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef – your included Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Tour takes you to the magnificent Agincourt Reef where you will spend the day snorkelling or diving this sensational natural wonder.
3 nights at the 5* QT Port Douglas
Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Tour
Days 12–13:Depart Cairns and return to Dublin.
- Cairns - 4,5* Pullman Cairns International.
- Atherton Tablelands - 4* Rosegums Wilderness Retreat.
- Cape Tribulation - 3,5* Daintree Heritage Lodge & SPA.
- Port Douglas - 5* QT Port Douglas.
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