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Island and Rainforest with Sailing (Start Cairns)(Multi Share,Start Cairns, End Whitsundays) tour
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Island and Rainforest with Sailing (Start Cairns)(Multi Share,Start Cairns, End Whitsundays)

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
7 days
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Swim in a local waterhole
  • Mangrove boardwalk with our expert guide
  • Visit the resort town of Port Douglas
  • 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
  • Relax on the famous white sands of Whitehaven Beach

Short Description

Mosey through mangrove forests, soak up sunshine on white sand beaches and spend 2-nights yachting around the Whitsunday Islands - this is tropic life at its finest. With plenty of options for the adrenalin junkies and equal down time for the laid back cats, this week long holiday leaving from Cairns will leave you speechless.

Style Group tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic (2*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Cairns
End City Whitsundays

Destinations

Australia

Attractions & Cities Visited

Cairns

Activities & Interests

Homestays & Cultural Immersion

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation

Today we hit the open road and pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest, meeting up with a local Aboriginal guide to walk through the rainforest and learn about the culture and traditions of the native people. Want a little adventure in the treetops of the Daintree? Why not experience ziplining through the canopy?

Day 2: Cape Tribulation to Cairns

Rise & shine – Cape Tribulation beach is calling, and we’ve got some giant mangroves to explore with our local guide. Nature fix complete, we’ll make our way back to Cairns, passing through the pretty seaside town of Port Douglas on route.
Tonight will be the chance to explore Cairns by night. Think cheap massages and souvenir shopping at the night markets or explore the restaurants of the esplanade.

Day 3: Cairns

Well good morning Cairns you delightful palm tree paradise. We have two days here to get deep - which may even mean a scuba dive on one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. You game?

Day 4: Cairns

Today is all about ticking off those once in a lifetime bucket list experiences. Think you’ve got what it takes to bungy jump or go whitewater rafting? Prove it – we’ve got optionals lined up that will get your head spinning with adrenaline. #NOREGRETS yo!

Day 5: Whitsundays Sailing

Arrive Whitsundays and jump on board the yacht.Swim, snorkel, eat & repeat is pretty much today’s vibe as we make our way around the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays. Do as much or as little as you want – help the crew wince the sails, snorkel some of the best coral reefs in Australia, laze on the fine silica sands of Whitehaven Beach (cue more pinch yourself moments) – today is all about soaking in the moment and relishing the finer things in life.

Day 6: Cairns to the Whitsundays via Townsville

Ready for some coach time fun? Damn right you are when your end destination is the Whitsundays. Bring it!
Tropical Townsville never fails to impress with its Colonial buildings and checkered maritime history. We'll get orientated with the city and grab some lunch before kicking on to Airlie.
Pack your towel and swimmers as we get onboard our private boat and set sail off around the 74 Islands.

Day 7: Depart Whitsundays

You could stay snuggled up in your cabin with the crew, but really, why not wake up, head to the bow to catch that last Aussie sunrise up on deck. Nothing like breathing in that salty sea air to bring back the memories of an incredible trip. After a final breakfast today we'll sail in and disembark the boat, yes traveller, the trip ends (sob). It’s time for final hugs, last minute social deets swapping, and probably a tear or two, but no doubt planning your reunion trip somewhere exotic. Pura Vida anyone?

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Island and Rainforest with Sailing (Start Cairns)(Multi Share,Start Cairns, End Whitsundays)

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Intimate Group - 12 max

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    Meals Included

    • 10 meals are provided, including breakfast every day and a couple of extra bites. The seafood in Queensland is world renowned and there's also an opportunity to try kangaroo, if you're up for it.
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