Catch ya later Cairns – after brekkie we're making our way to GORGEous Barron Gorge (sorry not sorry). Treat your peepers to the rip-roaring waterfalls that gush from the Barron River and plummet through the steep slopes of the gorge below. Here in wet season? (That's November to April, FYI). *Poof* – prepare to disappear in a cloud of mist.
Next: the quirky mountain village of Kuranda is calling our name. Wander the spice-filled, rainbow-coloured craft markets and pick up a souvenir for the cat, then hunt down some fresh falafels or crispy crêpes for lunch. Mmmm. Finally: it's onwards to Port Douglas, our b-e-a-u-t base for the next few days. (B)
Strap on those hiking boots: this morning we're heading to Mossman Gorge for a locally guided tour. Home to the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people for thousands of years, this sacred site is a tropical maze of ancient woodland, bubbling creeks and sparkling waterfalls. Wait, is that a turtle? Then: *Daintree Rainforest joined the chat*. It's time to delve deeper into this magical wonderland.
We'll play spot-the-croc as we cross the Daintree River (they're more scared of you than you are of them... jk). After an included lunch smack-bang in the middle of this fairytale forest, Cape Tribulation is our final stop of the day. Gawp at the immense mountain and ocean views from Mount Alexandra Lookout. And keep your eyes peeled for cassowaries – aka ‘the world's most dangerous bird'. Hard pass on saying hi. (L)
It's Great. It's a Barrier Reef. And today it's yours to explore = WIN. There's an optional full-day tour of this bucket-list topping world wonder on the cards, so make the most of it. Get the lowdown from a marine biologist on how we can help protect this incred place for gens to come.
Then: dive in and find Nemo! It's time to get snorkelling and meet the locals – we're talking clownfish, manta rays, giant clams and turtles, all going about their business in a watery neon nightclub. Sebastian the crab was right – it IS better under the sea. Tonight, shake the salt from your hair and fill up at our included dinner. Those cals need topping up, pronto. (D)
All aboard! The REAL way to explore the gobsmackingly gorgeous Whitsundays? By private boat, duh! Expect: a tropical jigsaw of greener-than-green forests and dreamy turquoise waters. We'll motor our way to dazzling Whitehaven Beach, famed for having the whitest sand in the world (sunnies = essential).
Snap on those goggles – there's a whole Little Mermaid world under the water's surface, including stingrays and baby lemon sharks in the shallows. Lunch is on us today: sweeeeet. Then perfect those pano skills as we seek out the crazy-beautiful views from Hill Inlet Lookout with a local guide. This eve we'll drop anchor for sunset bevvies and dinner before bunking down for the night. Opt for a cabin or snooze under a blanket of stars on deck. This is your chance. (L/D)
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