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Queensland: Culture, Reef and Rainforest

8 NIGHTS FROM £3,949 per person

With the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest living side by side, Tropical North Queensland is a place unlike anywhere else in the world. Spend four nights in the charming beachside village of Palm Cove, home to spectacular boutique hotels. Stay in a nature reserve with its own private beach. Explore the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Immerse yourself in a rainforest experience like no other while on a Mossman Gorge tour followed by a unique river drift snorkelling experience. Spend the morning with a local Kuku Yalanji Indigenous tour guide and learn about the history of the region, the Indigenous people.


place DAYS 1 - 4 - Palm Cove

Palm Cove

On arrival be transferred to Palm Cove, a small beachside village centred around an esplanade lined with 500-year-old melaleuca trees. Your accommodation for the next four nights is a charming colonial beach house built in 1958. Relax in the adult’s only pool, revive with yoga, aqua aerobics and cocktail making classes or rejuvenate in the Reef House Day Spa. Finish your day with complimentary drinks and canapés served in the Brigadier’s lounge before dining under the stars in the awarded Reef House restaurant.

place DAY 5 - Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Transfer to Thala Beach Nature Reserve, located on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas. Complimentary experiences are provided for guests including nature walks, star gazing nights, a Coconut Odyssey tour and specialist talks from local experts.

Spend the following four nights here taking in the tranquil surroundings, enjoy the complimentary experiences and feast on modern Australian cuisine with uninterrupted Coral Sea views while dining at Osprey’s Restaurant. The resort can organise a transfer to the charming town of Port Douglas which is only a 15 minute drive away.

place DAY 6 - Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Your Great Barrier Reef adventure starts with an early departure from Port Douglas Marina, enjoy an authentic sailing experience, following the coastline and views of the Daintree mountains.

Once at the protected sites at the Coral Cays, snorkel over the pristine coral reef with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation on a guided snorkel tour. Premium reef sites showcase abundant marine life, including encounters with turtles and an amazing display of giant clam gardens, beautiful corals and a wide variety of fish. A tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas and coffees will compliment a day of adventure and relaxation.

place DAY 7 - Mossman Gorge with River Drift Snorkelling

Mossman Gorge with River Drift Snorkelling

Immerse yourself in a rainforest experience like no other, start the day at Mossman Gorge with a traditional Kuku Yalanji smoking ceremony where you’ll be cleansed of bad spirits and have traditional rainforest body paint applied. Exploring the Daintree National Park at an easy pace, this interpretive walk, will leave you with a deeper understanding of this breathtaking rainforest.

After a well earned lunch, travel to a secret location on the Mossman River for a one of a kind River Drift Snorkelling tour; searching for turtles, water dragons and the elusive platypus. A Daintree adventure not to be missed!

place DAY 8 - Kuku Yalanji Country Cultural Tour

Kuku Yalanji Country Cultural Tour

Spend the morning with a local Aboriginal tour guide and explore Kuku Yalanji country, the only place where two world heritage sites meet; the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

Travel along the coastal habitats learning about the environment, different foods and medicines utilised from nature. Sample some bush tucker, collect shellfish and try traditional Aboriginal hunting practices. Have a go at spear throwing and if you are lucky, catch a mud crab. This half day tour is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated. 

DAY 9 - Depart Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Depart Thala Beach Nature Reserve


8 NIGHTS FROM £3,949 per person

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