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Experience the diversity of Queensland on this fantastic journey from Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef to the metropolitan city of Brisbane.

You will have the opportunity to see the world’s largest coral reef system which is composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and that spreads across 900 islands. You’ll get to see and walk on some of Queensland’s best beaches and the opportunity to see some of the countries amazing wildlife including dingoes, whales and koalas.

Duration: 23 days

Holiday Type:
Independent Motorhome Tours

Departure dates:

  • Year round from £4,299  per person
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Highlights

  • 3 nights in Cairns, Tropical Queensland’s capital
  • A reef cruise to Franklands Islands
  • The 14km of sandy beaches at Townsville for a combination of sun, sand and city
  • The azure waters of Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands
  • Rockhampton and Mt Archer National Park
  • Hervey Bay, Australia’s whale watching Capital
  • Fraser Island
  • Noosa, one of Australia’s most popular beachside destinations
  • 3 nights in Brisbane, Queensland’s state capital

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What's Included

  • International flights from the UK to Australia
  • All Transfers
  • Three nights in a centrally located hotel in Cairns including breakfast
  • Three nights in a centrally located hotel in Brisbane including breakfast
  • 13 nights pre-booked campsites including electric power
  • Franklands Island Reef Tour
  • Fraser Island
  • 14 days Maui Ultima 2 berth motorhome rental including:
    • Unlimited kilometres, GST, admin fee and all additional drivers included
    • Kitchen Equipment, linen, and bedding plus a linen exchange during the tour
    • GPS
    • Liability Reduction Option (liability reduced to nil)
    • Single vehicle rollover cover
    • Picnic table and chairs

Itinerary

You will be met at Cairns Airport and transferred to your hotel which is close to the Cairns Esplanade lagoon.

The included excursion to Franklands Island begins with a river cruise along the Mulgrave River where migratory and breeding birds can be spotted. At the mouth of the river, Franklands Island slowly comes into view, and it is only a short open water crossing to your destination. All the snorkelling equipment and tuition on how to use masks, fins, and snorkel is provided and a Marine Biologist with support from the experienced snorkel guides will take you on a guided snorkelling tour which is straight off the beach, so perfect for all levels and ages.

See the amazing variety of corals and marine life that inhabit the area, including an abundance of colourful fish, sea turtles, giant clams, and sea anemones. A semi-submersible tour or glass bottom boat is also included which is run with commentary, where you can see the underwater world whilst staying dry!

Distance: 139km (87miles)

Collect your motorhomes and start your journey south, perhaps make a stop at the Babinda Bakery for a coffee and a cream bun, from here you can also visit Babinda Boulders which are scattered along the Babinda Creek, there’s a beautiful swimming hole and at the nearby Josephine Falls there’s a 750m rainforest walk with several lookout along the way.

Mission Beach is actually four separate towns that are spread along the 14km stretch of palm-fringed-beach, despite its popularity, the town has retained its dreamy, laid-back vibe and the welcoming locals are never outnumbered by its visitors

Distance: 235km (147miles)

Today’s drive will take you through the heart of Queensland’s sugar cane industry, make a stop in Ingham to view one of the largest sugar cane mills in Australia. The stunning green landscapes surrounding Ingham are also a bird lover’s paradise, with more than 245 species residing in the TYTO wetlands.

Townsville is in the dry tropics’ region of Queensland, adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef, home to a sea turtle hospital and plenty of other attractions.

Distance: 482km (301miles)

Rockhampton is the heart of the Fitzroy Basin, Australia’s second largest river system, and bordered by the Berserker Ranges. Known as the Beef City, Rockhampton is a modern throwback to the heydays of Queensland’s colonial past, offering all the cosmopolitan conveniences in a contemporary riverside setting.

Distance: 382km (239miles)

Visit Queensland’s whale hot spot where humpback whales stop to breed and nurse their young, see their playful antics on an optional whale watching tour. You’ll also visit Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world and the only place on earth where rainforests grow on sand dunes. Fraser Island is also home to the purest strain of dingoes which can often be seen scavenging around the rainwater lake.

Distance: 186km (116miles)

It takes just over 2 hours to drive to the stylish town of Noosa, so perfect timing for lunch at one of the many restaurants on Hastings Street, or perhaps get a takeaway and eat it with your toes in the sand! After lunch you could take a stroll along the coastal track to the village of Sunshine Beach or visit Halse Lodge, a heritage listed Queenslander house which is just off the main strip but still close to the beach.

Time for some last-minute souvenir shopping and packing before transferring to Brisbane Airport for your overnight flight home.

Additional Information

Price per person is based on two people sharing, prices for solo travellers are available on request.

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Available Vehicles

You have the choice of all Britz, Maui, Apollo and Star RV motorhomes for this tour. The prices displayed are based on the Maui 2 berth Ultima model or you can upgrade to any of the other motorhomes for an additional cost. Click on the images for more details and specifications of each motorhome.

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