Delve Deep: Australia North Queensland 2022-23

Delve Deep: Australia North Queensland 2022-23

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Delve Deep: Australia North Queensland 2022-23

10 Days Starting and ending in Cairns

Visiting:

Cairns

,

Barron Gorge

,

Port Douglas

,

Cape Tribulation

,

Mission Beach

,

Airlie Beach

,

Townsville

,

Tablelands Regional

Tour operator:

Topdeck

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TAQCC2

Group size:

10 - 20

Age range:

18-39

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$2299

$1866 (USD)

Operator discount: $345

tourhub discount: $88

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  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 60 days before departure
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Tour Overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. Gobsmacking natural wonders. Mind-boggling hidden gems. From tangled tropical rainforest to wow-worthy coastline, nothing gets left behind on this EXTRAordinary North Queensland adventure. Plunge into tumbling waterfalls. Sink your toes into white-sand beaches. And delve deep beneath the surface for ALL the coral-filled, neon-coloured, sealife-shaped surprises. Pack your Ray-Bans: this is the Sunshine State done right.

Highlights

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    Visit Barron Falls Lookout

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    Walking tour of Mossman Gorge with local guide

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    Visit Daintree Rainforest

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    Visit Cape Tribulation

Places You'll See

Delve Deep: Australia North Queensland

Cairns

Port Douglas

Delve Deep: Australia North Queensland

Cairns

Port Douglas

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icon Day 1 : Cairns, Australia

Location:

  Cairns


Accommodation:

  Hostel


Meals Included:

  Dinner


You’ve just touched down in Cairns for the adventure of a lifetime. Crikey! First: say g’day to the fellow explorers sharing the ride. Then: get pumped for good times at our first included group dinner. Ready to delve deep into all the mind-blowing, jaw-dropping and eye-popping experiences that North Queensland has to offer? You’re in EXACTLY the right place.

icon Day 2 : Cairns to Port Douglas, via Barron Gorge

Location:

  Cairns, Barron Gorge, Port Douglas


Accommodation:

  Hostel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


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.

icon Day 3 : Port Douglas, including Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation

Location:

  Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation


Accommodation:

  Hostel


Meals Included:

  Lunch


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.

icon Day 4 : Port Douglas

Location:

  Port Douglas


Accommodation:

  Hostel


Meals Included:

  Dinner


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.

icon Day 5 : Port Douglas to Mission Beach

Location:

  Port Douglas, Mission Beach


Accommodation:

  Hostel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


So long and thanks for all the fish, Great Barrier Reef. This morning we’re voyaging through the day-glo-green sugarcane fields towards Mission Beach. When we jump off, your mission = complete your own spontaneous this-is-what-I-came-for thing. Want local tips? Your expert Trip Leader’s got ‘em. Head to Shanti Café for coffee, craft beer and tropical vibes. Make a beeline for Brookes Beach in neighbouring Bingil Bay for chill, off-the-beaten-track vibes. Or just lounge poolside with the swaying palm trees back at the hostel. It’s a mood. This evening: gather the fam and head to Clump Point Lookout for all the sunset feels.

icon Day 6 : Mission Beach to Airlie Beach

Location:

  Mission Beach, Airlie Beach


Accommodation:

  Hostel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Another day, another magical coastal landscape. Today we’re on the move to Airlie Beach – BFF of the Whitsunday Islands. Once we’ve checked into our digs, it’s time to go walkabout. Zip up that windbreaker and make like the locals with a bracing stroll along the waterfront. Get involved in the lagoon pool. Or just soak up some good times in the lively bar scene along the bay. Later, rock up at the boardwalk and watch the ocean turn 50 shades of pink. Cue: alllll the goosebumps.

icon Day 7 : Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Islands

Location:

  Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Islands


Accommodation Name:

  Motorised sailboat


Meals Included:

  Lunch, Dinner


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.

icon Day 8 : Whitsunday Islands to Townsville

Location:

  Whitsunday Islands, Townsville


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Hear that? That’s what waking up in paradise sounds like. This morning is all about boat life perks – swimming, snorkelling, snacking and... did someone say banana boat? Show off your mad skills (read: cling on for dear life) before we make tracks for Townsville. Need some hot recommendations for your free evening here? *Grabs foam finger and points at Trip Leader* – they’ve got it covered.

icon Day 9 : Townsville to Cairns, via the Atherton Tablelands

Location:

  Townsville, Tablelands Regional, Cairns


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Nobody panic – it’s our last full day, but there’s more exploring in store yet. Northwards! First stop, a refreshing (spoiler: it’s freezing) dip at Millaa Millaa Falls in the Wet Tropics rainforest. Fun fact: the Herbal Essences advert was filmed here. Slo-mo hair flicks complete, next we’ll discover the monster Curtain Fig Tree – a ginormous ‘strangler fig’ that grows on other trees and then kills them. Savage. After we’ve soaked up the lush AF scenery of the Atherton Tablelands, we'll roll into Cairns for our last group dinner. Let’s give this unreal Aussie adventure the send-off it deserves!

icon Day 10 : Cairns

Location:

  Cairns


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


You met the locals. You said yes to culture. Yes to history. Yes to allllll the spine-tingling landscapes. And now – after one last group brekkie – it’s time to say goodbye. Swap those digits and lock in a date for the reunion. We hear Topdeck’s New Zealand trips are pretty legendary...

What's Included

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    Transport

    Air-conditioned coach

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    Accommodation

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    Fully Guided

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Meals

    3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners

What's Not Included

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Country Entry Visas

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    International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

Yes we can

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

This will be provided on all documentation

What is the maximum group size?

20

Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

Yes from all over the world

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No they aren't

    Are flights included in this tour?

    No they aren't

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes it is

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    All guides are English Speaking

    What is the tipping policy?

    Tipping is not required

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    We will have our Tour Leader with you every day

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No they aren't

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    AUD

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No they aren't

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Single pricing is available on all tours

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Curious? Open-minded? Same. Topdeckers are a mixed bunch, but that’s what makes us special. They come from all over the globe and are aged between 18 and 39. Like you, they’re looking to feel real. To experience more. To embrace the unknown. To grow and connect – without judgement.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    40 years

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    https://www.topdeck.travel/resources/booking-flexibility

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

    We operate Single Share across across all touring styles and will match you with someone of the same gender

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    E-Documentation will be sent

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, we work dilligenltly with our partners to acheive this

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes you can on European Tours

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Thursday

Dec 29, 2022

Saturday

Jan 07, 2023
  • Operator discount: $345 (USD)

  • tourhub discount: $88 (USD)

$2299
$1866 (USD)
$2299
$1866 (USD)

Operator discount: $345

tourhub discount: $88

Instant Booking Available

Thursday

Feb 23, 2023

Saturday

Mar 04, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $100 (USD)

$2219
$2119 (USD)
$2219
$2119 (USD)

tourhub discount: $100

Instant Booking Available

Thursday

Mar 23, 2023

Saturday

Apr 01, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $100 (USD)

$2219
$2119 (USD)
$2219
$2119 (USD)

tourhub discount: $100

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    Free Date Changes

    Topdeck allows you to make 1000 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

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    Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Topdeck allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform topdeck, 60 days before departure.

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    Low Deposit

    Topdeck requires a minimum deposit of 60 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

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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 topdeck charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 29 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost.

    At 7 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

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    What’s your vax status?

    I’m fully vaccinated (or soon will be): if you’ll be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before your trip begins, you’re good to go! You’ll just need to show proof of this to your Trip Leader on the day your trip departs. Please bring an electronic and/or printed copy of your vaccination status showing your full name (the one on your passport, obvs) and the date your last required dose of the vaccine was given – which must be at least 14 days before departure.
    I’m medically exempt: if you’re unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical reasons, you’ll need to provide us with a few things before your trip begins. This will include a copy of an official government exemption, or a letter from your doctor, emailed to us at least 14 days before your trip departs. You’ll also need to take a PCR test three days before your trip and email us the result. If we do not receive these within the given time – or your PCR test result is positive – you will not be able to travel with us. Please also bring electronic and/or printed copies of your medical exemption and negative PCR test result with you on your trip.
    I’ve not been vaccinated: if you’ve not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and you’re not exempt from having the vaccine for medical reasons, unfortunately you won’t be able to travel with us. We’re super serious about the safety of our Topdeckers and the communities we visit. For that reason, you must be fully vaccinated to join us – unless you are medically exempt.

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Delve Deep: Australia North Queensland 2022-23

10 Days Starting and ending in Cairns

Visiting:

Cairns

,

Barron Gorge

,

Port Douglas

,

Cape Tribulation

,

Mission Beach

,

Airlie Beach

,

Townsville

,

Tablelands Regional

Tour operator:

Topdeck

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TAQCC2

Group size:

10 - 20

Age range:

18-39

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$2299

$1866 (USD)

Operator discount: $345

tourhub discount: $88

-345

  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 60 days before departure
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