Brisbane to Cairns Northbound

Brisbane to Cairns Northbound

8 Days
From
$3135
$2947

Brisbane to Cairns Northbound

8 Days Starting in Brisbane and ending in Cairns

Visiting:

Brisbane

,

Fraser Island

,

Airlie Beach

,

Mission Beach

,

Tablelands Regional

,

Cairns

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

PVOB

Group size:

1 - 16

Age range:

8-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$3135

$2947 (USD)

tourhub discount: $188


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 56 days before departure
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Tour Overview

Explore Australia’s sun-kissed east coast from the Queensland capital of Brisbane to the tropical hub of Cairns on an epic trip that offers one coastal paradise after another. Take an off-road adventure across the undulating dunes of Fraser Island, sail through dazzling waters to discover the impossibly white beaches of the Whitsundays, flop and drop on the palm-fringed sands of laidback Mission Beach, soak up the energy and nightlife of Airlie Beach after sunset and explore the colourful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Get wet and wild in waterfalls and rainforests and salty and sandy on islands and beaches, then retreat to your four-star accommodation for a refreshingly hot shower – Queensland is calling!

Highlights

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    Take an incredible 4WD adventure through the breathtaking landscape of Fraser Island. Venture across undulating sand dunes and vast golden beach in search of that iconic outback creature, the dingo!

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    Cruise through the postcard-perfect islands of the Whitsundays, including a stop at the world-famous Whitehaven beach. Surround yourself with dazzling white sands and azure waters as you discover this idyllic corner of Queensland.

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    Enjoy a free afternoon in the tropical bliss of Mission Beach. Soak up the salty sea breeze and laze on the palm-fringed sands, stretch your limbs with a yoga class or go for a dip in the pool – it’s a hard life!

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    Venture into the wilderness of the Atherton Tablelands – take a dip in a magnificent plunge waterfall nestled in dense tropical rainforest and admire the beautiful blue-green hues of Lake Eacham.

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    Witness the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef on a bucket-list-ticking snorkelling adventure. Brimming with colourful coral and tropical fish, enjoy an included cruise from Cairns to explore this underwater paradise.

Places You'll See

Brisbane to Cairns Northbound

Brisbane to Cairns Northbound

Brisbane to Cairns Northbound

Fraser Island

Fraser Island

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach

Mission Beach

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Brisbane to Fraser Island

Location:

  Brisbane, Fraser Island


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Your east coast adventure kicks off in Queensland’s capital of Brisbane at 10 am today. Travel through to sun-kissed Noosa, visiting one of Australia’s top surf locations on the way. Go koala-spotting in a national park before enjoying a glorious sunset over the Sunshine Coast’s hinterland. In the evening stay on the stunning Fraser Island – the local Butchulla people call it K’gari (paradise), and you’ll find out why soon enough. This incredible slice of land is the largest sand island in the world, stretching some 123 kilometres down Queensland's southern coast and tomorrow you’ll have the chance to explore it, so get a good night’s rest ready for a day of adventure – oh, and look out for dingoes!

icon Day 2 : Fraser Island

Location:

  Fraser Island


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Lunch


After a delicious buffet breakfast, set off on a 4WD adventure through the breathtaking landscape of Fraser Island. Visit some of the renowned lookout points – perhaps Indian Head or the Cathedrals – for incredible views of the coast, then take a refreshing dive into the crystal-clear water of Lake McKenzie – an island icon. Visit the Maheno shipwreck and the coloured sands of the pinnacles, Pile Valley’s awe-inspiring Satinay and Brush Box forests as well as Central Station and Wanggoolba, before adventuring along 75 Mile Beach Road – one of the best coastal drives in the country – and taking a dip in the fresh waters of Eli Creek. From tropical dense rainforest to wild offshore waters – witness the contrasting fauna and terrain of this truly unique island as you venture across undulating sand dunes and vast golden beach, in search of that iconic outback creature, the dingo. This evening, relax at your accommodation and perhaps join the rest of your group for dinner at one of the resort’s restaurants.

Included Activities:
-Fraser Island 4WD day trip

icon Day 3 : Airlie Beach

Location:

  Airlie Beach


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Transfer back to Brisbane before boarding a flight to Airlie Beach, the hub town of the magnificent Whitsundays and home to endless beer gardens, trendy cafes and a lawn-fringed swimming lagoon. You’ll arrive late in the afternoon, so after settling into your lodgings the evening is yours to spend as you please. Perhaps stroll around and explore, or if the sun is still up why not visit some local swimming spots for a refreshing dip. Alternatively, you might feel more at home finding a seat at one of the many bars, grabbing a cocktail or two, and watching the sun set on the shimmering blue water.

Included Activities:
-Flight Brisbane to Airlie Beach

icon Day 4 : Whitsundays Cruise and Airlie Beach

Location:

  Cruise Whitsundays, Airlie Beach


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


After breakfast, take a leisurely day cruise through the postcard-perfect islands of the Whitsundays, including a stop at the world-renowned Whitehaven Beach. Words can’t do justice to the dazzling white sands, azure waters and densely verdant vegetation of this incredible corner of the world – Whitehaven is about as impressive as a beach can get, and at 98% pure silica, it’s about as white as a beach can get too. Peel your eyes away from the pristine sands and explore the colourful underwater world surrounding the Whitsundays on a snorkelling adventure. Get up close to a beautiful array of rainbow coral, playful fish and, if you’re lucky, maybe even some friendly turtles. Head back to Airlie Beach and enjoy one last drink in this lively town

Included Activities:
-Whitsunday Islands sailing

icon Day 5 : Mission Beach

Location:

  Mission Beach


Accommodation:

  Resort


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Admire the change of scenery today as you jump into your private vehicle and head through undulating cane fields to picturesque Mission Beach, where World Heritage rainforest meets the colourful Coral Sea. Be welcomed by crystal-clear waters, stunning views and a large population of cassowaries – a flightless bird that thrives in the tropical forests of north-eastern Australia. This afternoon you can enjoy plenty of free time to soak up paradise and do as you please. You might like to wind down with an optional yoga class or go for a swim in the pool. Alternately, head out in search of the famous cassowary or simply grab a book and find a shady spot to sit and enjoy the tropical bliss.

icon Day 6 : Mission Beach

Location:

  Mission Beach


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


The breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef is on the bucket list of many travellers who venture to this incredible corner of Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is brimming with colourful coral and an amazing array of tropical fish, and today you’ll get to witness its magnificence with your own eyes on a snorkelling adventure through this underwater paradise. Cruise out to this famous reef this morning as you hear a marine conservation commentary about the importance of preserving the World Heritage-listed region and how you can do your bit. Then, it’s time to put on your snorkelling gear and dive into the dazzling waters, where you can freely explore a wonderfully rich ecosystem. After an incredible day, head back to the hotel, where you can freshen up and get ready for dinner. Compare memories, swap stories, and celebrate your east coast journey with your travel companions.

icon Day 7 : Atherton Tableands - Cairns

Location:

  Tablelands Regional, Cairns


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Enjoy breakfast in a local cafe before venturing into the wet tropics of far north Queensland. Stop off en route to your next destination and discover a magnificent plunge waterfall nestled in dense tropical rainforest. Take a dip in the cool water, then continue on to Lake Eacham, a crater lake with beautiful blue-green hues in the heart of the Atherton Tablelands. Next, visit the unusual yet fascinating Curtain Fig Tree, a magnificent tree with extensive aerial roots that drop 15 metres to the forest floor, forming a curtain-like appearance. The day draws to a close as you head to your final stop, Cairns, one of Australia’s most lively tropical towns. You may like to head out for dinner to compare memories, swap stories, and celebrate your east coast journey with your travel companions.

Included Activities:
-Great Barrier Reef day cruise

icon Day 8 : Cairns

Location:

  Cairns


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your east coast experience comes to an end after breakfast. With so much to do in this bustling hub, enquire about booking some extra nights in Cairns for further exploration of this tropical paradise.

What's Included

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    Great Barrier Reef day cruise

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    Fraser Island 4WD day trip

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    Flight Brisbane to Airlie Beach

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    Whitsunday Islands sailing

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    Meals

    6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinners

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    Accommodation

    Hotel (7 nights)

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    Transport

    Bus, Plane

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Included Activities

  • Fraser Island 4WD day trip
  • Flight Brisbane to Airlie Beach
  • Whitsunday Islands sailing
  • Great Barrier Reef day cruise

Transport

  • Bus , Plane

Accommodation

  • Hotel (7 nights)

Check out our Q&As

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

Are internal flights included in this tour?

Yes, Brisbane to Airlie Beach

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

No

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

    Are internal flights included in this tour?

    Yes, Brisbane to

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

    What are the Flexible booking conditions in place for Covid-19?

    Lock your trip in with a deposit, then you just need to pay in full by 21 days prior to departure. If you cancel your trip up to 21 days before departure, you can transfer your deposit to another available trip or hold your deposit on file indefinitely (excluding Polar). We are an accredited member of ATOL, AFTA, ABTA, TICO, USTOA and the US Travel Association, so your booking is protected.

    What are the Safety Policies in place for Covid-19?

    We have reviewed all our health and safety policies and are implementing new minimum standards that emphasise increased hygiene and sanitation. These are in line with recommendations from the World Health Organisation and following the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel protocols for tour operators, for which we have received a 'Safe Travels Stamp'

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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Feb 10, 2023

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: 30% of tour cost.

    At 30 days before tour starts: 60% of tour cost.

    At 14 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

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    If you contract COVID-19 before you leave, or if government-imposed travel restrictions related to COVID-19 mess up your plans, you can cancel your trip right up until departure day. Government-imposed restrictions include border closures, lockdowns, do not travel warnings and new quarantine measures.



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Brisbane to Cairns Northbound

8 Days Starting in Brisbane and ending in Cairns

Visiting:

Brisbane

,

Fraser Island

,

Airlie Beach

,

Mission Beach

,

Tablelands Regional

,

Cairns

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

PVOB

Group size:

1 - 16

Age range:

8-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$3135

$2947 (USD)

tourhub discount: $188


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 56 days before departure
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