Island And Rainforest With Sailing (Start Cairns)

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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 t...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • 2 World Heritage Sites visited
    • Aboriginal experience at Mossman Gorge
    • Swim in a local waterhole
    • Mangrove boardwalk with our expert guide
    • Visit the resort town of Port Douglas
    • Cairns city orientation
    • 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

What's this trip about?

    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.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityCairns
End CityCairns

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Sailing

Destinations

  • Australia

Attractions

  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Kayaking
  • Nature
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • Accommodations: 6 Nights multi-share accommodation: 3 nights in resorts, 2 nights on a yacht, 1 night in a lodge
    • Modern, air-conditioned coach with power points for charging
    • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
    • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges Team An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
    • Sightseeing tours of all major cities Food: 10 meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners

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Itinerary

Travel Map

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 natu...

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, k...

Day 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.

Day 5-6: Cairns To Whitsundays Sailing 

Relax on the coach as we cruise past thick, tropical rainforests into Tully, home to some of Australia’s best whitewater 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 mariti...

Day 7: The Whitsundays

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

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Dates & Availability

Price From $1,311
Price per day$187
Last Updated: 7/19/2023

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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Logistics

What's excluded

    • International Flights
    • Passport and Visa Charges
    • Personal Expenses
Cancellation policy

Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is calculated as follows:

  • If Period of Notice is more than 45 days notice, then the Cancellation Fee is Deposit is forfeited
  • If Period of Notice is 45-22 days, then the Cancellation Fee is 25% of trip fare
  • If Period of Notice is 21-8 days, then the Cancellation Fee is 50% of trip fare
  • If Period of Notice is 7-1 days, then the Cancellation Fee is 75% of trip fare
  • If Period of Notice is Day of departure, then the Cancellation Fee is 100% of trip fare
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Meals Included

6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 3 Dinners

Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Optional Activities

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Trip Manager in local currency.

  • Jungle Surfing - A$85
  • Kayaking Adventure - A$65.00
  • Outer Barrier Reef Cruise - from A$170
  • White Water Rafting - A$125
  • Skydive Australia - From A$259
  • AJ Hackett Minjin Swing or Bungee Jump - A$105 / A$150
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