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7 day Island & Rainforest

Get the most of Australia's East Coast on this tour to explore and relax. Take in the crystal clear waters and the lush tropical settings of the magnificent Whitsunday islands. Ride the Captain Cook Highway with rainforest on one side and the Great Barrier Reef on the other, it's not your typical road trip. 

 

7 days from
£775
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Day 1 – Cairns to Cape Tribulation
Meet up with the other Contiki travellers and your Tour Manager in Cairns. Then we hit the road and travel north.

Sticking to the coast, we follow the Coral Sea past remote beaches and gorgeous scenery to the lush, tropical Daintree Rainforest. Get back to nature as we walk through this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site with a local aboriginal guide who will teach you about the culture traditions of the native people. You will also head to a stunningly clear swimming-hole in Mossman Gorge, where you can cool off in the waters.

This afternoon you can choose to either glide through the canopy of the rainforest on the optional zip lines, go kayaking off cape tribulation and see turtles swimming beneath and eagles soaring overhead.

Tonight, get to know your group and Tour Manager over dinner in Cape Tribulation.

  • Aboriginal experience at Mossman Gorge


Day 2 – Cape Tribulation to Cairns
Head to the lookout point at Cape Tribulation. The only place in the world where two UNESCO heritage listed sites meet. Next it’s onto make a splash in a local watering hole then check out the mangroves on a walk with our local guide.

Next up is Port Douglas, known for its idyllic white sands and palms trees. This resort town attracts the rich & famous, travelers and families alike. You’ll soon see why.

This afternoon it's back to Cairns!

In your free time on the first night in Cairns, walk around the buzzing night markets. It’s the perfect place for shopping and with everything from fun, kitsch treasures to local crafts like boomerangs and didgeridoos.

  • Swim in a local waterhole
  • Mangrove boardwalk with our expert guide
  • Visit the resort town of Port Douglas


Days 3 – 4 – Cairns
Wake up to the warm waters of Cairns where there’s something for everyone. This is your chance to experience the Great Barrier Reef on an optional day trip. Put on your snorkel gear and check out colourful fish, turtles, vivid coral and the incredible clear waters.

On day 2, for those who are keen for a fun and thrilling ride on the rapids of the Tully River, join our optional whitewater rafting adventure activity with our professional Local Guides. There are loads more activities available in Cairns like hot air ballooning, sky diving and bungy jumping – just ask your Tour Manager for some more info.

Tonight we head out to a local restaurant for dinner where you have the opportunity to try kangaroo, amongst other delicious Australian delicacies.

  • Cairns city orientation

 
Days 5 – 6 – Cairns to The Whitsundays 
Relax on the coach as we cruise past thick, tropical rainforests into Tully, home to some of Australia’s best white-water rafting.

Slowly leaving the tropics behind us, we hit Townsville for some free time. Check out the colonial buildings and get a feel for its maritime past as we drive along the esplanade and into town where you can grab some lunch.

See vistas over Magnetic Island, a National Park and bird sanctuary, before we continue our travels south. Play some tunes on your iPod, have a chat, catch a DVD or simply enjoy some downtime before you board a ferry out to stunning Daydream Island.

The time is then yours to enjoy the picture-perfect Whitsundays! Slow the pace down, kick back and make the most of the fantastic facilities available at the resort. Go for a rainforest walk, swim in the pool, get into some beach or water sports, try your hand at fish-feeding, catch a film at the big outdoor cinema or laze about on the beach.

For those that are up for it, you could get away from it all with our optional day sail. Check out some of the Whitsunday’s 74 islands from the boat – you’ll soon understand why this region is so famous. Experience what is known as one of the top ten beaches in the world, uninhabited Whitehaven Beach. Swim off the boat and play beach volleyball or cricket with the local skipper and crew before enjoying a tasty lunch and a few drinks on the way back to Daydream Island.

  • Pass through Tully, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting
  • Pass Hinchinbrook Island - Australia's largest island national park
  • See Magnetic Island
  • Townsville city orientation
  • Visit the vibrant seaside town of Airlie Beach
  • Transfer boat to Daydream Island
  • Stay on Daydream Island and enjoy all the resort facilities

 
7 – The Whitsundays 
The trip ends after breakfast, so it's time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends.


7 day Island & Rainforest from £775
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About your adventure

Accommodation
6 nights resort accommodation

Meals
8 meals including 6 breakfasts and 2 dinners

What else is included
National Park fees
Rainforest adventure tour
Experienced tour guide

Options
Single Room - enquire for price
2 night Whitsunday Sailing option from £180 per person supplement
Local activities and excursions
pre/post night accommodation
reverse direction - Cairns to Whitsunday

Need to Know
Max luggage size: 73cmx50cmx25cm
Max luggage weight: 20kg + 1 small carry on

Price is per person based on shared accommodation

To book:
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Why Book with Oz Adventure

With Oz Adventures you can enjoy the type of holiday you are looking for - with the help of our Free Planning Service.

Mix and match any of our hostels, hotels and touring options to create your complete Australia adventure.
All our consultants have travelled downunder and their expert advice will make your adventure special.
Fully protected - We are ABTA & ATOL
bonded and part of Freedom Australia.
For expert help & advice call
0333 234 3941
or enquire online
ContikiContiki tours aren't like other tours.
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Contiki Experience
49 years on, the Contiki spirit is stronger than ever. We travel to over 40 countries on 5 continents. We have more fun. We meet more people. And we're trusted by travellers all over the world.

18-35 is All Contiki Do
No one older. No one younger. Travel with us & you'll meet people your age, make friends from all over the world & share some incredible times together.

Lots of Holiday. Less Hassle.
Lugging a heavy backpack in the rain? Getting lost? Hanging around wasting time? Not with Contiki! We do the hard work for you, so you can get on with having a good time.

Free Time. All included.
All our tours are flexible and give you free time every day. So you'll have plenty of time to do your own thing.

Must see sights. All included.
Every tour has Included Highlights included in the price of your tour. Wherever you are, we'll line up trips to famous monuments, guided walking tours, organised nights out & more. At no extra cost.

Fresh food. Every day.
All Contiki tours include breakfast every day & many dinners. But we don't cover every meal, especially lunches, so you can explore in your free time, meet the locals & try things out on your own.

Local know how
Get off the beaten track with our expert local guides, who'll share their knowledge, so you can discover even more.

expert sales consultant

Why Book with Oz Adventure

With Oz Adventures you can enjoy the type of holiday you are looking for - with the help of our Free Planning Service.

Mix and match any of our hostels, hotels and touring options to create your complete Australia adventure.
All our consultants have travelled downunder and their expert advice will make your adventure special.
Fully protected - We are ABTA & ATOL
bonded and part of Freedom Australia.
For expert help & advice call
0333 234 3941
or enquire online
Just a short note to say thank you for a wonderful holiday to Australia - Jennifer Snow

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