Tour Code
W13BCD2 (Dorm share)
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W13BCT2 (Twin / Double)
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Price
AUD$2595 (Dorm)
AUD$2795 (Twin / Double)
AUD$2995 (Single)
AUD$2516 (Child 12-15 years)
Earlyird Special
AUD$-100 (Book and pay 90 days in advance of travel and receive AUD100 off the above prices)
Departs
from 2-Aug-2014Sat
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from 13-Oct-2014Mon
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from 16-Nov-2014Sun
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Base Brisbane Uptown 466 George Street, Brisbane 4000
10.00am
Finishes
Day 11
Cairns
5.30pm

Includes National Park Fees

11 Day Brissie to Reef Safari (Brisbane to Cairns)

Trip Detail | Trip Itinerary

This Wayoutback adventure captures all the best bits of the Sunshine State of Queensland. From making your own boomerang to learning how to throw it. From driving along one of the best routes in the world to sailing the Whitsundays. From four-wheel-driving the largest sand island in the world to exploring the rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands. From Brisbane to Cairns – this is your Queensland adventure.

Tour Price Includes:

Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, sightseeing and meals as indicated including make your own boomerang with Aboriginal people, overnight on Fraser Island with two days of sand four-wheel-driving, 2 nights / 1 day cattle station activities, Whitsunday Island sailing, day in the Atherton Tablelands, accommodation with all bedding and National park fees. 

What you need to Bring:

Hat, sunscreen, walking shoes/boots, insect repellent, water bottle, bathers/towel, flip flops/thongs and camera. 

Optional activities:

White-water rafting $165 + $30 local payment 

Hot Air Ballooning $205 + $30 local payment 

Great Barrier Reef day cruise $185 

Goat muster by horseback $65 

Quad biking through a cattle station $65 

Tour extensions 

3-day live-aboard certified dive course on the Great Barrier Reef from $710 

1, 2 & 3 day Cape Tribulation Rainforest Tours from $145 

Note:

  • Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time. 
  • Safari not suitable for children under 12 years. 
  • Travel insurance is recommended for passengers due to the adventure activities undertaken throughout this safari. 
  • Optional activities and tour extensions prices are subject to change without notice. 
  • For those wishing to spend a little more time on the Great Barrier Reef there are options available for extended beginner and advanced dive trips which can be arranged by our guide. 
  • If you wish to explore more of Tropical North Queensland then 2 and 3-day trips further north to Cape Tribulation can also be organised through your guide. 
  • White-water rafting can also be booked ex-Cairns for Day 12. Rafters will be returned to Cairns accommodation in the evening to meet up with the rest of the group. 
  • Twin/double customers will have bathrooms on a shared basis during our cattle station stay.

Day 1 (Lunch / Dinner)

This morning you will travel 240km north to the coastal town of Rainbow Beach – the gateway to World Heritage Fraser Island.

This afternoon you will be treated to a unique experience as you design and paint your own boomerang, a traditional Aboriginal hunting implement. Yarra (Bunjalung tribe) and local artist Ze will help you using Aboriginal symbols, animals and activities to create a personal memento of your Australian adventure.

Rainbow Beach gets its name from an Aboriginal legend that tells of Yiningie – the spirit of the Gods represented by a rainbow – who was killed in a fight over a woman. When he crashed into the cliffs his spirits created the coloured sands that are visible today.

On the walk we will explore these “rainbow” dunes, made up of more than 70 different colours of sand and also learn how to throw our boomerangs.

We settle into our accommodation for the evening with a meal in the bar/restaurant.

● Boomerang Making Lesson  ● Bushtucker lunch

Day 2 (Lunch / Dinner)

Welcome to World Heritage Fraser Island.

Your adventure onto the famous island begins in the morning when your local guide picks you up in Rainbow. After a short 10-minute ferry ride you start your two full days of four-wheel-driving on the roads of sand.

During your stay on Fraser you will have the chance to spot dingoes in the wild, swim in crystal clear freshwater lakes and swimming holes and explore the diverse landscapes in this unique habitat. Don’t forget to bring your new boomerang with you to practice your throwing on the beach.

Before heading to bed don’t forget to look up to enjoy the millions of stars and maybe even spot the five stars on the Aussie flag – the Southern Cross.

Day 3 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

In the late afternoon of day three your guide will return you to your Rainbow accommodation where you have a group dinner. 

Day 4 (Dinner)

This morning it’s time to hit the road to our outback cattle station, but on the way we have a wonderful experience for all guests. You will have the opportunity to hand-feed wild dolphins as they come into Tin Can Bay every morning. This National Park run activity is included in the price of your tour.

Upon arrival at Kroombit cattle station we will meet the station owners who will show us around the property before we settle around the fire for a traditional camp oven dinner.

Overnight in your choice of rustic bunkhouse or a night under the stars in a swag – a traditional Aussie bedroll.

● Hand feed wild dolphins  ● Outback Cattle Station  ● Traditional camp oven dinner

Day 5 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Awake to the sounds of birds chirping and the crackle of the campfire preparing for your camp oven breakfast.

Today is a day of Aussie outback life, as you will try your hand at whip cracking, clay target shooting and lassoing and releasing a goat in a rodeo. You can also participate in a goat muster by horseback or quad bike through the cattle station (both optional). In between these activities experience a traditional Aussie BBQ to keep your energy levels up.

In the evening we return to the campfire for another camp oven dinner followed by a mechanical bull ride. Who will reign supreme as the expert bull rider? 

● Outback cattle station Life  ● Whip Cracking  ● Clay Target Shooting  ● Goat Rodeo ● Campfire dinner 

Day 6 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

This morning we bid farewell to our outback paradise and head to the gateway of the Whitsundays region, Airlie Beach.

As we will be driving a lot of the day, we suggest counting kangaroos.

Airlie is one of the liveliest towns on the East Coast and has entertainment to cater to just about every taste.

● Outback to the Coast 

Day 7 (Breakfast)

Today you will have the option of relaxing in Airlie Beach to rest up and take in the tropical atmosphere of this chilled out town. For those wanting a more action-packed experience you have the option to upgrade to a 2 day/1 night sailing experience with our partners Explore Whitsundays. Sail on a maxi-yacht with young fun loving people and experience sleeping overnight on a fast sailing yacht

● Day at leisure at Airlie Beach  ● Optional Overnight Sailing adventure. 

Day 8 (Breakfast / Lunch)

This morning we head to Abel Point Marina for our cruise through the magnificent Whitsunday Islands.

Our sleek catamaran features a boom net where you can laze about as you watch the blue water break against the sides and the islands slowly cruise by.

In the morning we will venture onto Whitsunday Island to take in the breathtaking seven kilometre-long Whitehaven Beach where you can snorkel, swim and even clean your jewellery with the white pristine silica sand.

For lunch we return to the boat for a BBQ and cruise around the area before returning to Airlie in the late afternoon.

If you don’t have a case of the sea legs, then tonight you may want to check out the nightlife which makes Airlie Beach so famous.

● Catamaran sailing in the Whitsundays  ● Whitehaven Beach  ● Airlie Beach nightlife 

Day 9 - (Breakfast / Dinner)

An early start this morning as we continue our journey north with a coastal drive to Yungaburra, a village in the heart of the Atherton Tablelands.

En-route you will get to participate in a game of Australian folk-lore, “lawn bowls”. Stop at one of the great little towns in rural Australia to test your skills against your group and the locals that frequent these watering holes for the “sport”.

Yungaburra is a beautiful town nestled away from the coastline, amongst beautiful crater lakes, rainforest and tropical fruit farms. From our accommodation this night you will have the opportunity to go wildlife spotting by canoe, looking for the rare “Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo” (yes a real kangaroo that lives in amongst the rainforest canopy), ring tail and brush tail possums, carnivorous possums, bandicoots, gliders and platypuses.

● Australian Lawn Bowls  ● Night wildlife spotting by canoe 

Day 10 (Breakfast / Dinner)

After your big night of activities we awake this morning to participate in a platypus spotting walk (in fact we have a 98% success rate in seeing the elusive platypus), with the option of biking in the neighbouring area.

Our final destination of Cairns by road takes us through other parts of the stunning Atherton Tablelands. Here we will visit the magnificent Millaa Millaa Falls, the Curtain Fig Tree and the volcanic crater of Lake Eacham. Swim, bike and walk amongst nature.

Following an amazing last day in the Tablelands we arrive in Cairns and our group joins together again at a local Cairns restaurant for our end of tour dinner.

● Platypus spotting  ● Cairns Highlands Waterfalls  ● Crater Lakes  ● Cairns

Day 11

On this final morning our group will meet by the pool to plan further activities and to take an end of tour group photo before the guide leaves the group. If staying on in Cairns then the Great Barrier Reef is your oyster. Your guide can organise a boat trip on the Silverswift luxury catamaran where you can spend five hours on the world’s most famous reef swimming and snorkeling to your heart’s content.

The awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef carries many titles: one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the largest coral reef system on the globe and the only living thing on Earth visible from space.

The beauty of this magnificent piece of nature will remain in your mind long after you leave.

If you opt to stay on dry land then perhaps you’d prefer to soar above it. Hot Air Ballooning is a unique and tranquil way to greet the day and can be organised by your guide, along with a range of extensions including the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest from Cape Tribulation, Fitzroy Island or some thrill seeking adventures like Skydiving or Bungy.

We look forward to seeing you again on the great East Coast of Oz.

● Cairns at leisure  ● Optional Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise