Tropical Islands & Rainforest

10 Day Guided Tour from Brisbane to Cairns with AAT Kings

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings 10 Day Tropical Islands & Rainforest. Commence your journey with a scenic city tour of Brisbane before embarking on the ultimate wildlife adventure at Australia Zoo. The Sunshine Coast awaits you, with free time more

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1 Brisbane – Noosa
As this Guided Holiday departs early morning, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night. After a short orientation tour of Brisbane, visit Australia Zoo made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin and his family. Enjoy a sneak peek in to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and see how AAT Kings works with the Wildlife Warriors to support the koala rehabilitation project at the hospital, the country’s largest and busiest wildlife facility. Catch one of the many shows and wander through the zoo’s fascinating grounds. Later travel to the resort town of Noosa for a relaxing stay. This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with your fellow travellers and travel director. (D) Stay: The Sebel Resort Noosa, 2 nights
2 Noosa Free Time
Take time out to discover Noosa for yourself. Swim at Noosa Main Beach or venture a little further with an easy, spectacular walk along the headland through to Noosa National Park. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may like to take a boat ride through the incredible Noosa Everglades, one of Australia’s most beautiful wilderness areas. You’ll love the dark waterways and myriad of wildlife along the Noosa River - it’s truly spectacular! (B)
3 Noosa – Fraser Island
A day of discovery lies ahead as you cross by ferry to explore the wonders of World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Your 4WD tour takes you to the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach (tidal) and beyond. Visit Lake McKenzie, ringed with magnificent white sandy beaches. Walk through the ancient rainforest at Central Station with its huge satiny, scribbly gum and kauri trees and enjoy a delicious lunch before arriving in Hervey Bay. (B/L) Stay: Mantra Hervey Bay
4 Hervey Bay to Rockhampton
This morning stop at Ohana Exotic Fruit Orchard for a guided tour with the opportunity to try some local flavours and produce. Later you’ll stop at Langmorn Station, a fully operational family run cattle station. Take a guided tour of the property including the original family homestead, built in 1873. Enjoy afternoon tea in the garden in the company of the pet kangaroo! Cross the Tropic of Capricorn as you arrive in Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia! Your night is free so why not try some local beef at one of the town’s steakhouses. (B) Stay: Quality Hotel Regent, Rockhampton
5 Rockhampton – Hamilton Island
Travel north to the sugar town of Sarina, Australia’s sugar capital, to Sarina Sugar Shed, a working miniature sugar mill. On your tour you’ll get a peak in to sugar cane processing and witness fully functioning sugar processing and distilling equipment in action. Afterwards you can taste some of the products made on site before sitting down for a light lunch. Continue to Airlie Beach to catch a ferry to Hamilton Island one of 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsundays. You’ll be surrounded by pristine beaches, and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life! (B/L/D) Stay: Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island, 2 nights
6 Hamilton Island
The famous Whitehaven Beach beckons this morning. Cruise aboard a catamaran to this slice of paradise, where you can simply relax on the beach, take a swim, or get involved in some fun beach activities. Back at Hamilton Island the afternoon is yours to indulge in your own pleasures – hire a buggy to explore the island or maybe tee off in paradise against the magnificent backdrop of an azure ocean. (B)
7 Hamilton Island – Mission Beach
This morning you’ll board a ferry back to mainland and continue north along the Bruce Highway to Townsville for a stop at lunchtime when you’ll have the opportunity to take a stroll along the Strand with views to Magnetic Island. Your destination for the night is Mission Beach where you’ll stay with views over the ocean. Magic! (B/D) Stay: Castaways Resort & Spa, Mission Beach
8 Mission Beach – Cairns
This morning there will be time to take a walk along the shore and feel the golden sand between your toes before you depart. Today you’ll travel through the high tropical plateau known as the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes abound. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the famous Curtain Fig Tree. Keep an eye out for the spectacular Ulysses Butterfly while you’re there. Continue to Kuranda where you’ll stop around lunch time. Enjoy some free time to explore the village in the rainforest. From Kuranda you will take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway high above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park before arriving at your hotel in Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. (B) Stay: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 2 nights
9 Great Barrier Reef
Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. The world heritage listed reef is the only living organism you can see from the moon. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided) and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns in the late afternoon. This evening you’re in for a real Aussie treat, enjoy a Be My Guest Aussie BBQ dinner with your local hosts in their family home.
10 Farewell from Cairns
Your wonderful holiday concludes after breakfast when you bid farewell to your fellow travellers. (B)

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Journey Highlights
  • Visit Australia Zoo, home of the Irwin family
  • See the cute koalas at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
  • Let your hair down with free time in the holiday town of Noosa
  • Take an exciting 4WD tour on Fraser Island
  • Taste local produce at the Ohana Exotic Fruit Orchard
  • Experience life on Langmorn Station, a working cattle property
  • Stop at the Sarina Sugar Shed for a guided tour and lunch at a miniature sugar mill
  • Stay on Hamilton Island – everyone has a view over the Whitsundays from their balcony
  • Tropical paradise Hamilton Island
  • Cruise to spectacular Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays
  • Relax in idyllic Mission Beach
  • Stop at Millaa Millaa Falls & the Curtain Fig Tree
  • Skirt across the treetops on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy a Be My Guest BBQ dinner with a local family in their Cairns home
Trip Inclusions
  • 'Best Buys' Inclusions & Accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Included Meals
  • 9 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 3 Dinners with wine
What To Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel
Arrival & Departure
  • Day prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Brisbane Airport
  • Day 10: Flights to depart anytime from Cairns Airport
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

Reviews (6)

10 Day Tropical Islands & Rainforest reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Good holiday until I had to pull out due to previous accident ”
- WA, Australia Jan 2018 1 Helpful Vote

Liz was very good.The tour started off bad for me first i had a bad fall prior to boarding the plane in Perth, we were delayed one hour and I wasn’t met in Brisbane. I enjoyed the tour until I had to pull out with knee pain. Was sorry to leave as I am sure that the rest of the tour was very good. Thanks for all the help I received. If I travel again I will contact Global Journeys again. Thanks Jemma.

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“No doubt we will visit again”
- NZ, New Zealand Oct 2015

This was our first guided tour in Australia and we fully enjoyed not just the beautiful coastal towns but also the forest and islands we visited. The tour was organised very well to take care of everybody's travel plan from the first day of arrival to the last day of departure. We met many interested people (there were 40 people in our group), some of them spent up to four months travelling in Australia. it was a great holiday. No doubt we will have another visit in the near future to see more

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“Well worth the money”
- United Kingdom Mar 2015

Great vacation, well worth the money although Tyhoon Nathan put paid to our visit to the Barrier Reef. Some long days in the bus but great scenery and company. Not enough time at Australia Zoo. Will be back to explore the west coast.

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“Excellent guide and bus driver”
- United Kingdom Dec 2013

Really enjoyed the tour. Excellent guide and bus driver. The accommodation was first class, with one exception, in Rockhampton. We would recommend the tour to friends.

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“An amazing experience”
- New Zealand Aug 2013

An amazing experience, and to think it is really on our doorstep. No need to travel to the other side of the world to see the wonders when a tour such as this has one reeling in the sights, colours and surroundings that leave the traveller in awe. Words fail to express the feelings of privilege, pleasure and yes responsibilities to protect the rain forests, wildlife and the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Thank you for the opportunity, we will always be so grateful. Tour Director, Bus Driver more

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