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Queensland Islands and Rainforest

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Witness the soul-stirring natural splendour of Hamilton Island and Mission Beach, with the Great Barrier Reef and lush northern rainforests.

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    • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
    • If you've never encountered a Cassowary bird before, your stay on Mission Beach provides the opportunity. This region supports the highest density of the endangered Cassowary in Australia. This flightless bird is important to the Aboriginal Djiru Traditional Owner culture and community identity. They're quite elusive, but if you're lucky, you may spot one or two! You can easily identify them from their cobalt blue and burnt orange plumage.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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    Departure date

    Hamilton Island, Australia

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    Cairns, Australia

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    i Flights available

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    Early payment discount

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    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
      • If you've never encountered a Cassowary bird before, your stay on Mission Beach provides the opportunity. This region supports the highest density of the endangered Cassowary in Australia. This flightless bird is important to the Aboriginal Djiru Traditional Owner culture and community identity. They're quite elusive, but if you're lucky, you may spot one or two! You can easily identify them from their cobalt blue and burnt orange plumage.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Witness the soul-stirring natural splendour of Hamilton Island and Mission Beach, with the Great Barrier Reef and lush northern rainforests, featuring as highlights along your journey through tropical Australia.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: QHC

      5 Nights

      accommodation

      9 Meals
      • 5 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 3 dinners

      • 1 lunch

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CRUISE on the Great Barrier Reef

        • VIEW colourful coral and tropical fish on the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park and the Coral Sea on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

        • VISIT Millaa Millaa Falls and the Curtain Fig Tree and Kuranda in the Atherton Tablelands


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 3 dinners

        • 1 lunch


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Hamilton Island (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Hamilton Island Free Time

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      Day 3

      Hamilton Island - Mission Beach

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      Mission Beach - Cairns (2 Nights)

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      Great Barrier Reef

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      Depart Cairns

      Day 1

      Arrive Hamilton Island (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Hamilton Island (2 Nights)

      Australia's enchanting Whitsundays and the holiday hotspot of Hamilton Island is your launch pad to an east coast Australian adventure (flights to arrive prior to 2pm). The island boasts pristine beaches and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life. Embrace your inner sloth, kick back and relax with a book on a lounger at one of the crystal-clear pools, take a leisurely stroll along the water's edge or indulge in a beautiful tropical sunset from your private balcony. Tonight, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

      Hotel

      Reef View Hotel

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Reef View Hotel

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Hamilton Island Free Time Day 2 - Hamilton Island Free Time

      Today is yours to indulge in your own pleasures - consider a cruise to famous Whitehaven Beach, visit the island's wildlife park, home to many species of Australian animals, hire a buggy and ramble along the island's winding roads or sit back with a good book at one of the resort's stunning pools. In Hamilton Island, you can be as energetic and relaxed as you wish, but if it's the former, lace up your walking shoes and embark on a challenging hike up to Passage Peak for unforgettable views of the Whitsundays from the highest point on Hamilton Island.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Hamilton Island - Mission Beach Day 3 - Hamilton Island - Mission Beach

      Say goodbye to idyllic island-life and board your ferry back to the mainland. Continue north heading to Mission Beach, where the UNESCO-listed Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. With its quirky village-style atmosphere, golden palm-fringed beach that stretches for miles and a vibrant arts and culture scene, Mission Beach is the perfect seaside sojourn for a night spent with new friends. Connect with your exquisite natural surrounds and settle into your resort overlooking the Coral Sea.

      Hotel

      Castaways Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Castaways Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Mission Beach - Cairns (2 Nights) Day 4 - Mission Beach - Cairns (2 Nights)

      Today's journey takes you to the Atherton Tablelands, where ancient rainforests, spectacular waterfalls and peaceful lakes abound. This is one of Australia's most important birdlife areas, with over 320 unique species recorded. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls, which plunge 18 metres into the depths of a refreshing rock pool, and the heritage-listed 500-year-old Curtain Fig Tree, where you may be lucky enough to spot the brilliant blue flash of the Ulysses butterfly. Spend some free time in Kuranda, the 'village in the rainforest', and browse the village shops for hand-crafted silk and cotton clothing, jewellery, locally made Aboriginal artwork and gifts, before the journey to Freshwater Station via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. You'll glide just metres above the canopy providing views of the tropical rainforest, Coral Sea, the Cairns Highlands and the city of Cairns itself.

      Hotel

      Hilton

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

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      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Great Barrier Reef Day 5 - Great Barrier Reef

      A day filled with pinch-me moments awaits, as you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. The world's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef sustains over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching some 2,300km. Discover this UNESCO-listed underwater wonderland from the comfort of your semi-submersible observatory, keeping a keen eye out for turtles, sharks and giant starfish, amongst the myriad of species that find sanctuary in these tropical waters. Or get your feet wet and don your flippers and mask for an up-close encounter with the reef and its residents (snorkelling equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch up on deck before returning to Cairns. This evening, join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a restaurant on Cairns Harbour.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Depart Cairns Day 6 - Depart Cairns

      Your scenic exploration of Australia's sun-kissed east coast at its end, say farewell to newfound friends and the epic beauty of one of the most pristine corners of Australia. Take your transfer to Cairns Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-eu/tours/queensland-islands-and-rainforest?tripcode=qhc for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Stays with Stories
        An island paradise, you'll enjoy idyllic views over the Whitsunday Islands and the Coral Sea from the Reef View Hotel on Hamilton Island. All room feature private balconies, so you can admire the island's spectacular sunrises and sunsets in comfort. (Day 1)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CRUISE on the Great Barrier Reef

        • VIEW colourful coral and tropical fish on the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park and the Coral Sea on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

        • VISIT Millaa Millaa Falls and the Curtain Fig Tree and Kuranda in the Atherton Tablelands


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 3 dinners

        • 1 lunch


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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