East Coast Adventure
Duration: 11 nights escorted tour
Price from: £4999pp
Sydney 1 night
Gold Coast 1 night
Sunshine Coast 1 night
Fraser Island 2 nights
Rockhampton 1 night
Hamilton Island 2 nights
Mission Beach 1 night
Cairns 2 nights
Day 1: Fly to Sydney.
Day 2 Sydney: On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon embark on a sightseeing tour, which includes the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. This evening, meet your fellow travellers for dinner whilst cruising Sydney Harbour.
Day 3 Sydney/Gold Coast: Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Gold Coast, famous for its uninterrupted coastline fringed by vibrant communities and lush wilderness areas.
Day 4 Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast: Head north to the Sunshine Coast where you’ll visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.
Day 5 Sunshine Coast/Fraser Island: With some time at leisure this morning, perhaps enjoy the resort or stroll along the stunning beachfront. Later, travel to Hervey Bay and River Heads for a cruise to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, a rare and inviting paradise.
Day 6 Fraser Island: Discover the island with a half day tour then spend the afternoon as you choose. Perhaps explore the hundreds of walking trails which criss-cross the island, immerse yourself in the ancient rainforests or explore the coloured sand cliffs on Seventy Five Mile Beach. You may also like to visit the historic Maheno wreck (additional expense).
Day 7 Fraser Island/Rockhampton: A morning ferry takes you across to Hervey Bay before continuing by road through sugar cane country to Rockhampton. Wide streets and fine Victorian architecture reflect the region’s wealthy
19th century gold and copper mining boom, as well as the successful cattle industry.
Day 8 Rockhampton/Hamilton Island: Travel to Airlie Beach for the ferry through the sparkling Whitsundays to Hamilton Island.
Day 9 Hamilton Island: The entire day is yours to do as much or as little as you like. Perhaps snorkel off the beach, enjoy a round of golf (additional expense), stroll through the rainforest or simply relax by the pool.
Day 10 Hamilton Island/Mission Beach: Early morning ferry to Airlie, where you re-board the coach and travel to Townsville. Enjoy a tour of this tropical city, surrounded by rainforested hinterland and the Great Barrier Reef. Continue to Mission Beach.
Day 11 Mission Beach/Cairns: Experience the peaceful oasis of Millaa Millaa Falls before visiting the Curtain Fig Tree, a unique example of nature’s unpredictability and wonder. You’ll also board the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway before continuing to Cairns.
Day 12 Cairns: Cruise by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform for time amidst the colourful coral and marine life. Snorkel in the sheltered lagoon, walk through the underwater observatory, join a tour on the semi-submersible or glass bottom boat, or relax on the sundeck of your ship. This evening enjoy a special farewell dinner at Tjapukai.
Day 13 Cairns: Drive north to visit pretty Port Douglas. Return to Cairns where your tour ends at the airport for your onward journey. Alternatively, consider adding on the Grand Australian Discovery (see below).
Grand Australian Discovery 3 nights from £1599
This three night extension from Cairns includes Alice Springs, Uluru and King’s Canyon. The price includes a base tour of iconic Uluru, a tour of Kata Tjuta and majestic King’s Canyon. The scenery is dramatic and the natural attractions are totally mesmerising.
Departures: On specific dates. Please ask for details.
Accommodation: In 3-5* hotels
Meals: Breakfast. Lunch is also included on day 12. Dinner is also included on days 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 & 12.
Tour price: The price shown for this Travelmarvel by APT tour includes international flights, onward domestic flights where stated, airport transfers, accommodation, coach travel, sightseeing as outlined, and services of a Travelmarvel by APT tour director.
The itinerary is based on departures between Apr 20-Mar 21 and may vary for other dates.