Tropical Island Discovery

Cosmos
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Physical Level: Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
10 days
From: $ 3,679 $ 368 / day
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Overview

Short Description

Marine Life, Sun, Sea and Sand, this 10-day Queensland tour is the tropical island holiday you’ve been dreaming of. Starting in Brisbane, you’ll travel north to Airlie Beach, with overnights in Fraser Island, Great Keppel Island, and Airlie Beach.

Outdoor-enthusiasts will be in paradise with visits to Fraser Island, where you’ll spend your days in the great outdoors, on whale and dolphin watching cruises, 4WD tours and guided bush tucker demonstrations; Great Keppel Island, where there are 16 snorkeling beaches to choose from amongst other leisurely activities; and, the Whitsunday Islands, where you’ll spend a night sailing the Great Barrier Reef.

Of course, all of this time spent outdoors will work up quite an appetite and thirst… which you need not worry about, as there are also plenty of food and drink experiences, including a visit to the iconic Bundaberg Rum Brewery, where you’ll enjoy a tour and tasting and Sarina Sugar Shed, where you’ll embark on a guided tour of the cane plantation.

This is just some of what you’ll experience on this Tropical Island Discovery tour - this Australian holiday really is a stunning adventure like no other.

Style Small group tour
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Itinerary Focus N/A
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City ARRIVE BRISBANE Welcome to Brisbane! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in
End City AIRLIE BEACH Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

Destinations

Australia

Attractions & Cities Visited

Brisbane

Activities & Interests

Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE BRISBANE Welcome to Brisbane! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm in time for a welcome meeting and drink.

Day 2

BRISBANE–NOOSA–FRASER ISLAND This morning, head to Noosa, one of Australia's most popular beach destinations. Enjoy time to explore on your own, visit the stylish shops, and sample local cuisine. Then, take a ferry to the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island, where you'll spend the next 3 nights. (B,D)

Day 3

FRASER ISLAND Start the day with a wildlife-watching cruise. Sail past the beautiful white sand beaches of Fraser Island and keep your eyes out for whales (seasonal), dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and seabirds as well. After your cruise, enjoy a bush tucker demonstration. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Why not hike to the top of Indian Head for some breathtaking panoramic views of the island. Keep an eye out for the island's wildlife including dingoes, brushtail possums, flying foxes, and sugar gliders. (B)

Day 4

FRASER ISLAND Today, enjoy a four-wheel drive tour of the island taking in some of the island's landmarks including the sand cliffs of the Pinnacles, Wanggoolba Creek, the Champagne Pools, and the Pile Valley Rainforest. Your evening is at leisure. (B,L)

Day 5

FRASER ISLAND–BUNDABERG–GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND Return to the mainland by ferry and visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. On your tour, you'll see, touch, and smell your way through the rich history of Bundaberg and then enjoy a tasting. Next, take a ferry to Great Keppel Island, a pristine tropical landscape and home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Upon arrival, enjoy a short orientation tour with a Local guide. Evening is at leisure. Why not enjoy a refreshing cool drink as you watch the brilliant shades of bright orange, yellow, pink and red of the setting sun? (B,D)

Day 6

GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND Enjoy a full day at leisure on this beautiful Island. You may choose to visit the historic Leeke Homestead, take a jet ski safari, go paddle boarding, snorkel off Monkey Beach, see the reef from a glass bottom boat, or just relax with your toes in the sand. (B,L,D)

Day 7

GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND–SARINA–AIRLIE BEACH Take a ferry to the mainland and continue to the heart of sugar cane country. Visit the Sarina Sugar Shed for a guided tour of the cane planation and sugar mill. Arrive at Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. As this evening is at leisure, how about enjoying a swim in the pool or ocean, or getting a bite to eat at one of the many alfresco restaurants. (B,L)

Day 8

AIRLIE BEACH–EXCURSION TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF Take a scenic cruise through the Whitsundays to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. While out on the reef, go swimming, snorkeling, ride in a semi-submarine and visit the underwater observatory. Optional activities included guided snorkeling safaris, scuba-diving, and scenic helicopter flights. Return to Airlie Beach where your evening is at leisure. (B,L)

Accomodation Option
Choose to spend the night on the Great Barrier Reef with a unique Reefsleep. After all the crowds are gone, the reef is exclusively yours. Enjoy a sunset drink before a dinner of fresh and delicious local produce. Afterwards, head for the pontoon's top level and slip into your cozy Reefbed - it's just you, the ocean, and a galaxy of stars. It's sure to be a forever memory!.
It is sure to be an unforgettable experience! Please refer to tour Tropical Island Discovery with Reefsleep Upgrade, tour code 3397, for more information on this special overnight opportunity!

Day 9

AIRLIE BEACH Today is at leisure. You may wish to chill out at the Airlie Beach Lagoon, sample fresh seafood from classic fish and chips to mouth-watering crab, see the Whitsundays from above on a seaplane or helicopter excursion, take a stroll along the Airlie Beach Coastal Walk, or sample one or two of the 560 available rums at Rum Bar. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow travel companions for a farewell drink. (B)

Day 10

AIRLIE BEACH Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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I am a budget solo female traveler. I have traveled with COSMOS for about 20 years in the past, all over Europe, Switzerland, Turkey, etc. The best thing is that I never have to pay extra for single supplement when I room with someone. If Cosmos can not find a room mate for you, you end up having the whole room. Because of this feature, I was able to travel everywhere by my self with reasonable price. Cosmos always provides great value for the bucks. I would do it again. I highly recommend to you all.
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I am a budget solo female traveler. I have traveled with COSMOS for about 20 years in the past, all over Europe, Switzerland, Turkey, etc. The best thing is that I never have to pay extra for single supplement when I room with someone. If Cosmos can not find a room mate for you, you end up having the whole room. Because of this feature, I was able to travel everywhere by my self with reasonable price. Cosmos always provides great value for the bucks. I would do it again. I highly recommend to you all.
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Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane








Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort








Great Keppel Island Hideaway








The Sebel Whitsundays






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