Queensland Rail, Reef and Tropical Islands
Queensland Rail, Reef and Tropical Islands
10 days

Featuring the Spirit of Queensland Rail Journey Cairns to Whitsundays


Arrive into tropical North Queensland to enjoy the highlands, the islands, the botanical gardens and a harbour cruise then step aboard your train for the journey from Cairns to the Whitsundays. To complete your holiday, bask in the glorious island life of the Whitsundays.

Australian Destination Queensland
International Destination
Tour Date 16 to 25 July 2019
Number Of Days 10 days
Tour Price From (per person twin share) $5,230
Tour Cost Adult$0
Tour Price Single Option $915
Price Senior $5230
Price Adult $5255

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  • Cairns
  • Kuranda Train Ride
  • Green Island
  • Cairns Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Cairns Botanical Gardens
  • Reef HQ, Townsville
  • Magnetic Island Touring
  • Airlie Beach Free Time
  • Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays
  • Spirit of Queensland Rail Journey (Cairns - Whitsundays)

Pre/Post Tour Transfers (ex Perth, WA)

Airfares and Taxes (ex Perth, WA)

17 Meals

9 Nights Accommodation

Tours and Attractions

Professional Villa Tour Leader

Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia 

Day 1. Perth to Cairns (Inflight)
Your holiday starts with a courtesy home collection and transfers to the Perth Airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival, be escorted to your accommodation which is located in the heart of Cairns.  Overnight:  Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns
Day 2. Cairns and Kuranda (BD)
Join your coach for an orientation tour exploring the gateway to the tropical north.  At the Cairns Botanical Gardens, a guided tour will showcase one of Australia’s best exhibits of tropical plants then aboard the coach, transfer to the village in a rainforest, Kuranda.  Explore the quaint village before the finale, a journey aboard the Kuranda Train.  In your heritage carriage, return to Cairns as you pass magnificent scenery.  Overnight: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns
Day 3. Green Island and Sunsets (BD)
Today enjoy the beauty of Green Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef.  Departing from Cairns, and just 45 minutes across the Coral Sea, spend the morning on this beautiful 6000-year-old coral cay located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.  You can choose to snorkel (at own expense), swim, stay dry or view the spectacular underwater reef in the semi submarine.  The afternoon is free before a tranquil sunset dinner cruise tonight.  Overnight: Novotel Cairns, Cairns
Day 4. Spirit of Queensland (BD)
Today you will board the train and settle into your premium seating for the full daylight journey that will take you from Cairns to Townsville in comfort and style. Offering state-of-the-art personal entertainment systems, premium leather seating, reading light and a seat that reclines enjoy the sights as Queensland’s rural and coastal scenery glides by.  Overnight: Seagulls Resort, Townsville
Day 5. Magnetic Island (BD)
Today we are drawn to the beautiful destination of Magnetic Island.  We board a passenger ferry for the short journey across to the island where we are met by our local guide.  Travelling the island, we discovergrand vistas, search for locals such as koala’s, majestic raptors and the distinctive bush stone curlew, admire imposing hoop pines and enjoy the superb nature based classroom that is Magnetic Island.  In the afternoon we return to Townsville. Overnight: Seagulls Resort, Townsville
Day 6. Townsville and Spirit of QLD (BD)
Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium.  With your guide, immerse yourself in the underwater world.  Nearby, the Museum of Tropical Queensland provides an insight into rainforests, shipwrecks and prehistoric times and The Maritime Museum continues stories of naval, fishing and port history.  Back aboard the Spirit of Queensland, journey on to the Whitsundays.  On arrival, transfer to your accommodation which is just a short stroll to enchanting Airlie Beach village.  Overnight Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach
Day 7. Airlie Beach (BD)
Today is at your leisure.  Spend time at your resort or exploring the town centre of Airlie Beach.  Overnight Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach
Day 8. Hamilton Island (BD)
By ferry, travel past the many islands and waterways of the Whitsundays before arriving on to the world famous Hamilton Island, one of Australia’s most spectacular and sought after holiday destinations.  You'll be surrounded by pristine white beaches, and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life.  The afternoon is at your leisure to explore the island and to enjoy its many activities (at own expense). Tonight we dine at the Pool Terrace.  Overnight: Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island
Day 9. The Whitsundays (BD)
Today is free for you to experience the Whitsundays.  For the adventurous, island hopping, the Great Barrier Reef, snorkelling or a helicopter ride could fill your day (at own expense).  Others may choose to take a gentle cruise (at own expense) or relax on Hamilton Island.  Tonight come together at the Sales Restaurant for a fine farewell dinner experience.  Overnight: Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island
Day 10. Hamilton Island to Perth (B)
Today bid farewell to the Whitsundays and begin the return journey to Perth.  Transfer to the Hamilton Island Airport for your flight on to Perth via Sydney.
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