Island and Rainforest with Sailing (Start Whitsundays) (Start Whitsundays, end Cairns)

Island and Rainforest with Sailing (Start Whitsundays)
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Get the most of Australia's East Coast with this tour to explore and relax. Take in the crystal clear waters and the lush tropical settings of this magnificent island. 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. You'll make friends for life as you explore Down Under with this Contiki Australia travel package.

Highlights
The Whitsundays to Cairns
  • Townsville city orientation
  • See Magnetic Island
  • Pass Hinchinbrook Island - Australia's largest island national park


Cairns to Cape Tribulation
  • Aboriginal experience at Mossman Gorge


Cairns
  • Cairns city orientation


Cape Tribulation to Cairns
  • Swim in a local waterhole
  • Mangrove boardwalk with our expert guide
  • Visit the resort town of Port Douglas
Destinations
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Australasia
  • Australia
  • Whitsundays
  • Cairns
Tour Types
  • In Depth Explorer
Day 1 Whitsundays Sailing
Your sailing adventure commences with check in at the Pro Sail office, Shop 1, 4 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach from 3.00pm.
Enjoy two nights sailing the stunning Whitsunday islands with your friends. Swim, snorkel, or laze your way around the 74 islands of this tropical paradise, where you will pass the lush tropical islands, snorkel the many spectacular coral reefs, laze on the world's best beaches and personally meet an extravagant array of sea life. You can help the crew & learn how to grind the winches & hoist the sails, or just relax and top up your tan in the sun.
Please note: Accommodation on board the yacht is multishare only.

Day 3 The Whitsundays to Cairns
Today we head deeper into the tropics of Australia when 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.
Tonight we head out to a local restaurant for dinner where you have the opportunity to try kangaroo, amongst other delicious Australian delicacies. In your free time, 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.

Day 4 Cairns to Cape Tribulation
We hit the road following 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 and 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.
Heading further north to Cape Tribulation, you have the option to go jungle surfing on zip lines through the rainforest canopy or go kayaking off Cape Tribulation and see turtles swimming beneath and eagles soaring overhead.
We overnight in Cape Tribulation.

Day 5 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. If you have always wanted to go scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef then this is your chance! There are scuba diving options for both certified and introductory divers (no experience necessary). Check out the amazing World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, you are sure to see one of Nemo's cousins, tiny schooling fish right up to giant Maori wrasse and if you're lucky, even a small reef shark! There are local marine biologists on board to answer 'which fish is that?' On day 2, for those who are keen for a fun and thrilling ride, join our optional whitewater rafting adventure activity with our professional Local Guides. There are loads more activities available in Cairns like bungy jumping – just ask your Trip Manager for some more info. Catch up with your new buddies to swap stories on your day at a local hot spot. The food and entertainment is sure to leave a lasting impression!

Day 7 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, 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, travellers and families alike. You’ll soon see why.
This afternoon it’s back to Cairns, where your tour ends at 4:00pm.


Accommodation
6 nights multi-share accommodation: 3 nights in resorts, 2 nights on a yacht, 1 night in a lodge
Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
Rainforest adventure on days 6 & 7
National Park fees, local taxes & service charges
Food
10 meals:
6 breakfasts
1 lunch
3 dinners
Staff
An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
Sightseeing tours of all major cities

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Touring with Contiki

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Their incredible experiences encompass all interests and cultures – bathing in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, seeing the pyramids of Giza, walking the Great Wall of China, roadtrip along Route 66, watch the sunrise over Uluru, party in Las Vegas, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, zipline through the Costa Rica rainforest, see the Mona Lisa, fly over the Grand Canyon or cuddle a Koala. The cost of your trip ensures Contiki take care of all your travel arrangements, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, organised activities, plenty of free time and optional ‘me’ time activities to put your own unique stamp on your travel experience.

Contiki cater to all travellers, whether you want to cram in as many destinations as possible and experience everything or stick in one region for a while for an in depth exploration to really get under the skin of the country, they have the trip for you and many other options in between. Choose a purely water-based adventure with their Sailing, Cruise and Beach holidays, or snowy travels with the Winter holidays and even purely camping accommodation to make the most of your holiday budget but still see and experience all your destination has to offer.

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