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Contents Accommodation Ratings

Experience Tropical North Queensland

6 Tips for your Queensland Holiday

Cairns Accommodation

General Information

Experience Brisbane

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Brisbane Accommodation

Experience Gold Coast

Port Douglas Accommodation

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Palm Cove Accommodation Tropical North Islands Accommodation

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Trinity Beach Accommodation Cultural, Wildlife & Adventure Experiences

Broadbeach Accommodation

Reef & Sailing Experiences

Surfers Paradise Accommodation

Rainforest Experiences

Coolangatta & Burleigh Heads Accommodation

Touring Queensland

Gold Coast Sightseeing

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Queensland Suggested Self-Drives

Theme Parks

Guided Tours

Experience Sunshine Coast

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Coral Expedition Cruises Flightseeing Holidays Rail Journeys with Queensland Rail

Noosa Accommodation Mooloolaba Accommodation The Rest of Sunshine Coast Accommodation Sunshine Coast Sightseeing

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Whitsunday Islands Accommodation Whitsunday Coast Accommodation Cruise Whitsundays

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General Information Accommodation Ratings To assist with the selection of your accommodation we have created our own rating system allowing you to compare each property. These are personal ratings offered by our people from their own experience and should therefore be used as a guide only. These ratings may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstances. Moderate accommodation with a reasonable range of rooms and facilities, with rooms furnished to a comfortable standard. Superior standard of accommodation with a wide range of rooms and facilities, and a higher standard of service. First Class accommodation with an excellent range of facilities and services. Accommodation in this rating is considered among the best in the country. A half star is noted when the level of service and facilities falls between two grades. Grading accommodation can be quite subjective and generally speaking the standard and services will be in line with the price paid. Please check with your travel consultant to ensure you get the accommodation to best suit your needs. Child Policy: Please note bedding configuration varies between properties and in some cases with different room types within a property. Some hotels also offer family bonuses and specials. Your travel consultant will help you choose the hotel to best suits you and your family’s needs. Price Indicator: The price is provided as a guide only. The actual price may differ to that indicated in this brochure due to currency fluctuations, special events, trade shows or peak periods. Your travel consultant will quote you the actual price at the time of booking. Per person pricing is based in New Zealand dollars. NOTE: Queensland Apartments may vary in décor as most holiday apartments are individually owned and then leased for holiday rentals, meaning each are individually decorated. Please also note that most apartments are serviced every 7 or 10 days and this is normally restricted to a change of towels, bed linen and a quick clean. Look out for our “gems” of information scattered throughout our Queensland brochure.

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Apartments are a great option, but did you realise that most are individually and privately owned? Here are a few things you need to be aware of:

Discover the green behind the gold. Few people know that the state of Queensland is actually more country than coastline. Great Aussie bushwalks abound and you definitely have your choice of hinterland hikes. From the allabilities Cedar Creek Falls track to the more challenging Cedar Creek Falls Rock Pools with waterfalls. Take your togs and you’ll be able to go for a dip.

Shopping just got better than ever on the Gold Coast. With Pacific Fair enjoying a big dollar refurbishment in 2016, its central location in the heart of the Gold Coast (and the fact it’s adjacent to The Star Gold Coast) make it the most convenient hub for a shopaholic. And let’s not forget it’s home to Aussie’s largest Myer.

The owner can choose to decorate their own unit. They may replace furniture or change the décor at any time. So the apartment you end up staying at may not look the same as the images in our brochures. There are many three storey apartment blocks that have NO LIFTS so you’ll need to carry your own bags up-stairs. They are serviced every 7 or 10 days - normally restricted to a change of towels, bed linen and a quick clean. On check-in, you will have a small initial supply of basic amenities but you will need to top up soap, toilet paper, dish liquid etc.

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The more advanced Witches Falls winds through dense sections of tumbling rainforest, as well as the namesake waterfall and a challenging terrain of boulders and tree roots, while the Sandy Creek Circuits will test even the most surefooted tramper. For less scenery and more shopping, hit the villages. A great day out for families, you’ll find antiques, artwork, cafés and boutique shopping.

Harbour town is another goodie, with multiple factory outlets in one centre. As well as 20 alfresco dining options, so you can shop for a cheap(er) new wardrobe and replenish your energy levels as you go. Then there’s Robina Town Centre, covering a colossal 84 acres, there are 350 retail outlets across five uniquely themed malls: Arbour Lane, Bazaar Street, Food Markets, Fashion Mall (Crescent West) and the North Mall.


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It is possible to observe the Great Barrier Reef without even getting wet. We’re serious, not even your feet!

Fitzroy Island is 45 minutes from Cairns on the Fitzroy Fast Cat. With rainforest, beaches and calm sheltered water. There’s even an ocean trampoline, for $5 per person, you can spend the entire day somersaulting into crystal clear water.

Well obviously! This is Queensland. But did you know for every wellfrequented seaside haunt, there’s another far quieter beach to be found? Mudjimba Beach is a hidden golden nugget just across from Maroochydore River. This oasis of calm offers a wide open beach and is patrolled, in parts, by lifeguards. It’s quiet but also safe.

Townsville’s Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is all about helping dedicated land-lovers stay high and dry. This is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium and you can easily spend an entire day exploring its exhibits. Based in Port Douglas and Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, Quicksilver is Australia’s most awarded reef cruise company. They offer two cruises, both suitable for toddlers through to teenagers, onboard their speedy, high-end catamarans. Explore Agincourt Reef, famed for its unique reefs known as ‘ribbons’. With an underwater observatory, semi-submersibles, snorkelling platforms and specially designed introductory dive areas.

Take full advantage of this watery oasis and go snorkelling, diving and kayaking. There are endless places to hire gear and convenient snorkelling locations right off the beach, while the glass-bottom boat tours are perfect for children not so keen on getting wet. Visit beaches only accessible by kayak with a guided sea kayaking tour, or visit the island’s turtle rehabilitation centre; a world-class facility for sick and injured turtles. Educational tours are held every day at 1pm (except Fridays) and we recommend you book in advance.

Shelly Beach on Caloundra’s coastline is scattered with rock pools bursting with sea cucumbers, barnacles and periwinkles; perfect if your children are fascinated by marine life. Off-the-beaten track, Alexandria Bay is a long 1.2 kilometre open bay, with golden sand and very few beach goers. It is however, a nudist beach, and although you probably won’t see many people (let alone naked ones) parents and prudes be aware!

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Experience

Brisbane

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Brisbane International

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State of Origin

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50th Winternationals

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EKKA Royal Queensland Show

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Ambiwerra Festival

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mmerse yourself into the vibrant city and friendly atmosphere of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane. Nestled along the Brisbane River that curves its way through the city, delight in cockatoos and kookaburras in abundance at the many green leafy parks, before heading into the urban precincts and indulge in world-class fare at one of many alfresco restaurants and bars overlooking the glittering Story Bridge. If shopping is your thing, shop till you drop on Queen Street Mall – the central hub for shopping in the city, or head over to James Street, where small boutique stores artistically curate local and international fashion designers. Check out Fortitude Valley for something a little different; it’s raw yet sophisticated, where elegance and style meet grungy and offbeat. See heritage listed buildings stand loud and proud amongst new and contemporary structures. Put on something sensational and hit the thriving nightlife, known by the locals as Australia’s first dedicated entertainment district. Experience the festival buzz of South Bank, with markets, bars, restaurants and live performances. See South Bank’s more playful side and bask in the glorious Queensland sunshine, swim in the man-made beach or relax at the cafés, parks and boardwalks. With so much to see and do you’re already planning your next visit so you can venture a little further afield, including a day trip to stunning Moreton Island. Here you can hand-feed wild dolphins whilst enjoying an island holiday just over an hour’s boat ride away from Brisbane.

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Experience Brisbane Our favourite things to see and do Brisbane River Citycat – Spend a day getting your bearings by jumping on a CityCat and exploring the city and its riverside precincts like New Farm, Kangaroo Point, South Bank and West End. South Bank – Soak up some rays and cool off with a free dip at Streets Beach (Australia’s only inner city beach), a water park, walks, promenades and lots of restaurants, plus check out the Young Designers Market on Little Stanley Street.

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Free Bus Service – Take the ‘Loop’, a free and convenient bus service that travels around the CBD in both directions and gives you a great feel for the layout of the city (MondayFriday).

Foodie Heaven – Dining hotspots include Eagle Street Pier in the City, River Quay at South Bank and the eat streets in urban villages like Boundary Street in West End, Oxford Street in Bulimba and Logan Road in Woolloongabba. You’ll be in foodie heaven with Moreton Bay seafood, fresh farm produce and local boutique Queensland wineries.

Events & Culture – Enjoy exclusive shows, exhibitions and sporting events including the Brisbane International and State of Origin. Alongside outstanding local offerings, in world-class venues and inviting outdoor settings.

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Tour – a great free way to explore Brisbane with a local Brisbanite. Brisbane Greeters are locals who love living here, whether you’re passionate about public art, architecture or WWII – you name it, the Brisbane Greeters can cover it in their various walking tours around the city.

Nature & Wildlife – Brisbane is blessed with parks and feels like a green city. Explore the City Botanic Gardens or Roma Street Parklands. For koala lovers, head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or take a trip to North Stradbroke Island for the perfect nature getaway. © Tourism & Events Queensland

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Located in a prime position in this foot friendly city. Less than 5 minutes walk to the Queen Street mall with shops galore and Edward Street where you can discover Brisbane’s up-and-coming fashion designers. There are plenty of cafés, restaurants and bars all within easy reach by foot.


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Soak up the views of Brisbane’s skyline from your apartment’s private balcony at this contemporary styled property within walking distance to South Bank Markets, Parklands and Lagoon and the Performing Arts Complex & Lyric Theatre. There are dining options galore around here too.

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In a great spot on the riverside with fabulous views across the Brisbane River or the city skyline. Recently refurbished and in the heart of Brisbane, just steps away from Brisbane’s best shopping. After a day out exploring, relax at the outdoor pool before quality dining at MRepublic Restaurant, Bar and Lounge.

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If you are short on time, you’ve struck gold with this hotel. Located right on Queen Street Mall so shopping is a breeze. These hi-tech, modern rooms give you four free mini bar items daily, free WiFi and a Samsung 4G device in each room, which you can also use as a portable hotspot whilst enjoying Brisbane.

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In a great location in the heart of Brisbane. A short walk will have you strolling the paths of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens or browsing the shops of Queen Street Mall. Take advantage of the Queensland weather at the riverside lagoon on Southbank, also within easy reach.

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Stamford Plaza Brisbane is unquestionably one of Brisbane’s finest hotels. Uniquely positioned on the banks of the Brisbane River and a stone’s throw to the Botanic Gardens it is perfectly located within the city’s prestigious dining and shopping precinct.

Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island Discover this beautiful island resort located on Moreton Island, only 75 minutes from Brisbane. Swim in the beautiful crystal clear waters surrounding the island, snorkel the famous and fascinating Tangalooma Wrecks just minutes from the resort or try something unique to this island and hand feed a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins.

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Experience

Gold Coast

Festivals and Events 2017 14 Jan

Jeep Magic Millions Raceday

20-21, 22 Jan

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

23-26 Feb

RACV Ladies Masters

09-20 Mar

Quiksilver Pro & Roxy Pro

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Bleach* Festival

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Gold Coast Triathlon

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Prime Minister’s Cup

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Blues on Broadbeach

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Cooly Rocks On

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Gold Coast Airport Marathon

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Broadbeach Country Music Festival

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V8 Supercars Gold Coast 600

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With all the soft sand, dazzling blue water and sunshine you could dream of, why wouldn’t you head to the Gold Coast? Head to the ‘Glitter Strip’ of Surfers Paradise and see what makes this beach so famous, with beachside accommodation, a superb restaurant and entertainment scene and 7-day late night shopping, what’s not to love. For something a little quieter head to Broadbeach, with its beautiful beaches and framed by lazy parks. It seems a new restaurant or bar is opening every time you blink, you will be spoilt for choice with eating options to keep your belly full. There’s a reason the Gold Coast is famous for fun! Known as the theme park capital of Australia – spend your days making your way through the five theme parks on the Gold Coast, with thrill rides galore, stunt & animal shows and plenty of family fun to be had. But it’s not just theme parks that make the Gold Coast fun; get to know the Australian wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and hold a koala or hand feed a kangaroo, experience Jet Boating ‘Aussie Style’ on the Gold Coast Broadwater or take in a dinner show and the famous Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant. Nature lovers head inland to Mt Tamborine, known as the ‘green behind the gold’ and experience another side of the Gold Coast. With the third oldest National Park in the world, numerous walks, lookouts, home-grown produce, spas and art galleries, there’s something for everyone.


Experience Gold Coast Our favourite things to see and do Events – There are many family-friendly, free and lowcost events taking place across the Gold Coast every week. With international surfing titles, sporting clashes, 2018 Commonwealth Games, music festivals and markets showcased on a local and international scale, time your travel with the many events on offer to deliver good times and great memories, day or night on the Gold Coast. Gold Coast Oceanway – A 36 kilometre network of paths along the beaches from the Gold Coast Seaway (The Spit) to the Point Danger Lighthouse (Coolangatta), this is a great way to explore the fabulous beaches on foot or by bike.

Theme Parks – You can’t help but get caught up in the excitement. If you’re travelling with little kids, teens or a group of mates there are plenty of options to keep everyone entertained for hours. Whether you’re a scaredy-cat or a thrill seeker, you won’t be disappointed!

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Shopping – Looking for a bargain? Find all the best brands at all the best prices at Harbour Town Shopping Outlet centre. Shop till you drop at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, home to over 300 specialty stores. Plus there’s also great shopping at Robina Town Centre with both Myer and David Jones.

Hinterland Food And Wine Trail – Pick your own strawberries at The Strawberry Farm, try macadamia coffee at a nut orchard, learn how cheese is made and taste awardwinning wines at the various cellar doors. Surf Clubs – Everyone’s seen the iconic images of surf life saving on the beaches of Australia and the surf clubs do a great job at the patrolled beaches all along the Gold Coast. What many also offer are great meals at a great price, and of course being a surf club you’ll be dining waterfront! Golf – Tee off at one of the many golf courses on the Gold Coast. Popular options include Royal Pines, Palm Meadows and Emerald Lakes.

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Broadbeach A sophisticated vibe. Amazing cafés and restaurants along Surf Parade ensure absolute indulgence with a view. Expand your palette in the bustling Broadbeach Mall and Oracle Precinct just around the corner. A fantastic atmosphere is on offer with plenty of street musicians, artists and performers on Surf Parade, plus the excitement of the casino at The Star Gold Coast nearby hosting a multitude of entertainment options. Need a new outfit for the beach or the evening? Shop up a storm at the huge Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, be sure to visit their Customer Service Centre upon arrival to receive your VIP Visitor Pack which is packed with discounts and offers for tourists.

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These tropical apartments have fullyequipped kitchens, plus there’s an outdoor barbecue area so you can save your pennies for the important things like shopping, theme parks, the casino and more. Enjoy the tropical surrounds of the swimming pool and spa pool, or head for the beach, just a 2 minute walk away.

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Settle in for a great family holiday. The kids will love facilities like an activity playground, games room and kids’ pool (and two other pools!), plus you’re just a 10 minute walk from the shops and restaurants of central Broadbeach and only 100 metres from familyfriendly, patrolled Kurrawa Beach.

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This is one of the best family resorts on the coast, with an in-house cinema, arcade games room, playgrounds, tennis court, mini putt golf, awesome pools, a water park and a cool kids club ‘Club Turtle’. You’re in a great spot at Mermaid beach with a bus stop at your front gate; head to the shops, a theme park or the beach.

As a popular family option, we recommend an upgrade to a Deluxe Room as they have been fully refurbished

Neptune Resort Located in the heart of Broadbeach, these bright, modern apartments are across the road from Pacific Fair & The Star Gold Coast and only 25 metres to the famous Kurrawa Beach. Check out the great cafés, restaurants and shops of Broadbeach and explore the Gold Coast with public transport at your doorstep.

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Situated directly across the road from Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, the Gold Coast Convention Centre and the new light rail system. Just a short stroll to beautiful beaches, as well as the Broadbeach dining precinct and The Star Gold Coast. Choose between one and two bedroom apartments, many with ocean, hinterland and canal views.

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Overlooking Victoria Park and surrounded by endless cafés and restaurants, including the multi award-winning Moo Moo The Wine Bar & Grill, you’ll never go hungry. Head over to nearby The Star Gold Coast or Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant for some evening entertainment or explore the exciting Broadbeach by night.


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Stay in cosmopolitan Broadbeach and enjoy all that the Gold Coast has to offer. Just metres from the new Light Rail Terminal, beach and a wide range of cafés and restaurants. Pay a little extra for a superior apartment as the views are magical. Pacific Fair and The Star Gold Coast are a short walk away too. Free high speed WiFi is included.

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In the thick of Broadbeach with delicious eateries out of the front door at the base of the resort. Across the road is Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Draculas Cabaret Restaurant and The Star Gold Coast – enough entertainment for a few nights of fun.

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Head up to the 34th floor rooftop terrace for breath-taking 360° views of the entire coast, but be warned: you may be tempted to spend your entire stay lying on the poolside loungers watching the world go by, and miss all the fun and action of Broadbeach which is right on your doorstep.

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A perfect location whether you prefer to paddle, pedal, ride or relax. The beach is a 2 minute stroll away, the dining precinct, The Star Gold Coast and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre less than five. The apartments have great balconies, perfect for relaxing and watching the waves roll in and dining alfresco.

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Indulge in 5-star luxury and live it up with first class entertainment, a wide range of restaurants and bars, the never ending excitement of a 24-hour casino combined with world-class facilities and the luxury of an international hotel. With so much under one roof, what will you get up to?

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For a holiday that’s more than a little bit swanky, try these modern apartments with their incredible views of the hinterland or ocean. They feature all the latest technology, plus quirky touches like a Tai Chi lawn and Zen garden to take a peaceful wander through, and teppanyaki BBQ. Fantastic location on top of the Oracle dining district, foodies - you will have a plethora of restaurants at your fingertips

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Surfers Paradise Iconic Gold Coast. Take in the stunning beachside and an impressive vista of towering skyscrapers in popular Surfers Paradise. Enjoy a lively surfing, shopping and nightlife culture that you won’t find elsewhere in Queensland. There’s shopping options galore, from high-end boutiques in the Oracle Precinct and Marina Mirage, to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets on the Promenade that take place each Wednesday and Friday night – or head inland towards Harbour Town for outlet shopping. Cavill Ave comes alive at night with live music, fairy lights and pumping nightclubs to dance the night away.

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Halfway between the buzz of Surfers Paradise and the relaxed ambience of Broadbeach, these fully self-contained low-rise apartments offer great value for money. The beach is just a 200 metre stroll away, and if you fancy going further afield there’s a local bus stop just outside.

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Located just an 8 minute stroll from Cavill Avenue, which is the heart of Surfers Paradise. Palazzo Colonnades offers apartment living with views of the hinterland or ocean and are well appointed. Within walking distance to the beach or catch the tram to Broadbeach with the stop right outside the property this couldn’t be easier.

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Grab your towel, cross the road and you’ll have your toes in the sand on one of Australia’s most famous beaches. Or you could always stay put and make the most of the indoor and outdoor pool, spa, sauna and tennis court. It’s also just a short walk to Cavill Ave where you can hit the shops or take your pick from one of the many eateries.

Mantra Wings Smack bang between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, a 20 minute walk in either direction, or there’s a bus stop nearby. The golden sands are just 300 metres away, ideal for lounging with a book or for a great scenic walk. The Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club is nearby with great views if you need a refreshment.

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Midway between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach and 200 metres from a patrolled beach. Enjoy a secluded garden and pool area with a lounge and shower facilities – ideal if you’re arriving early. Ask for a hinterland facing apartment if you want the afternoon sun drenching your apartment balcony.

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Water, water everywhere! Dive into the indoor heated pool, take a dip in the outdoor plunge, or splash around with the kids in the Aztec themed lagoon pool with waterslides. Walk 200 metres and you’re on the golden beach of Surfers Paradise where you can spend the day soaking up the sun and enjoying some family time.


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Enjoy walking, swimming or lazing on the beach, the café scene, the fabulous shopping of Broadbeach, or the non-stop entertainment and diversity of Surfers Paradise. Then again, you might choose to soak up the Marrakesh experience – with poolside Dear Friends Dining & Bar, your choice of pools, a gym and a rooftop BBQ.

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If you’ve got water babies then this is the place for you – it’s heaven for kids and a paradise for parents! The entire central resort area features a lagoon pool and two enormous water park attractions with slides, water cannons and jets to entertain for hours. There’s also a great kids club and their very own ice skating rink.

Mantra Circle on Cavill Smack bang in the heart of Surfers, this is the perfect spot from which to explore this bustling beachside city. Or if it’s R&R you’re after, make a splash in the lagoon pool, get fit in the gym or unwind in the steam room. You can even relax in the plush seats of the private theatrette and watch movies on the big screen.

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Take your family on a journey of discovery. There’s so much to explore – an aquatic adventure playground, a full-sized water slide, cuddle your favourite Nickelodeon characters or the fun-filled kid’s club. There’s a monorail to Sea World and family friendly service all with beaches and theme parks on your doorstep.

A family favourite! We recommend you request a room close to the waterpark for the best kid’s fun

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Gold Coast meets Miami Beach at this designer hotel that is intended to inspire conversation. Experience an enticing mosaic of foods in a deluxe street stall setting at QT’s international marketplace, Bazaar. If you can imagine it, Bazaar can dish it up.

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This resort is the Gold Coast’s only 5-star absolute beachfront resort. Relax amongst the six hectares of sparkling lagoons and tropical gardens or enjoy a cocktail from the swim-up Oasis bar. Shopping, dining and water sports are located via sky-bridge at Marina Mirage.

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Experience luxury, centre stage on Surfers Paradise Esplanade. The beach view apartments have floor to ceiling windows, with balconies where you can relax and take in the view and enjoy the refreshing ocean breezes. You get the same magical views overlooking Surfers Paradise beach, lying by the sparkling outdoor pool.

The Bazaar is the place for breakfast, said to be the BEST buffet on the Coast!

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Coolangatta & Burleigh Heads Burleigh Heads – Laidback & Local Halfway between Coolangatta and Surfers Paradise you’ll find this true Aussie gem. The actual Heads is a national park so expect breathtaking scenery. With a famous surf break, hip cafés and bars, Burleigh is also loved for its unique shops and eclectic weekend markets. Coolangatta – Charming Surf Village Surfers are everywhere! With surfboards in hand, spot them on the beach, in cafés, shopping malls and more. It truly gives the town a good times feeling. For great surf and swimming, the stunning Coolangatta, Greenmount and Rainbow Bay beaches are sure to impress.

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Soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere in these beachfront apartments on the Esplanade. Located just 15 minutes south of Surfers Paradise with great facilities including an indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, children’s wading pool, gym, sauna, spa, stunning rooftop and poolside BBQ areas – you can’t help but relax.

Located on Marine Parade overlooking the surf beaches of Kirra, Greenmount and Rainbow Bay, this is a great spot for a beach holiday. Take a walk along the Esplanade and spend the day exploring the shops, followed by a casual beachside meal at a café, or take the plunge and cool down with a swim at the beach or in the resort’s pool.

Sitting right on the main shopping street opposite the beautiful beach, this is a superb central location. You’ll love the fantastic lagoon-style swimming pool with waterslides, surrounded by lovely tropical gardens. When you feel like an outing, Surfers Paradise is 30 minutes to the north and Lamington National Park just over an hour to the west.

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Sitting directly on the border of Queensland and New South Wales at Tweed Heads. Just a short stroll to the famous Snapper Rocks where the Quicksilver Roxy Pro is held annually. Take in spectacular views as you walk around the headland. Be in two states at once as you straddle the state border.

Perfectly positioned opposite the beautiful Coolangatta Beach and just 5 minutes walk to the surrounding shops, restaurants and cafés. You’ll have your own private balcony with views of the ocean as far as the eye can see, so sit back with a good book or a beverage and soak up that beautiful Gold Coast sunshine.

An ideal location, just cross the Esplanade and you’re at the beach, luxurious spacious apartments and Pacific Ocean views to die for from your own private balcony. If this doesn’t scream relaxing holiday, we don’t know what will. Head out and explore the coast for the day, or stay in and enjoy the resort pool, who cares, you’re on holiday!


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Treat yourself to a night out combining dining and entertainment in a very different way. Ride the ghost train into the Theatre of the Vampire, where weird waiters will serve you, indulge in a three-course dinner and exotic cocktails. Enjoy a cabaret show with a horror twist, comedy and wicked burlesque.

Delight in a delicious three course menu and drinks along with a breath-taking show produced under the Australian Outback Spectacular arena roof. Be dazzled by amazing animal stars, death defying stunts and special effects you have to see to believe.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary With over 1000 native animals, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to one of the world’s largest collections of Australian wildlife. See many of their iconic species on display in their natural habitat. Cuddle a koala, hand feed a kangaroo or watch one of their 14 daily shows. Home to Blinky Bill & Friends!

Bluewater Cruises Cruise the canals, waterways and broadwater and check out the million dollar homes of the rich and famous, luxury yachts and wildlife. One of the most popular sightseeing options on the Gold Coast – take a morning, lunchtime or early evening cruise and see the Gold Coast from a different side.

Surfing Lessons Surfs up with Go Ride a Wave! The Gold Coast is known for its perfect surfing conditions with its warm water, patrolled beaches and some of the best surf spots in the world, so why not try it out for yourself. Aimed at beginners, you will be up, standing and hanging loose in no time.

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Dreamworld Theme Parks Welcome to Australia’s biggest theme park – Dreamworld! Bursting with happiness, there are over 50 rides and attractions on offer at Dreamworld providing fun for the whole family. Ride the Big 9 Thrill Rides, meet Kai the tiger cub, let the kids’ imaginations run wild in ABC KIDS WORLD and the DreamWorks Experience, plus check out the new Motor Sports Precinct. All in one massive location, WhiteWater World boasts some of the hottest waterslides on the planet, right next door. With over 30 water slides and the toddler friendly Wiggle Bay, the family will love coming back year round. For a change of pace, SkyPoint, Australia’s only beachside observation deck located in the iconic Q1 building, offers spectacular 360 degree views of the glistening coastline, hinterland and beyond.

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Famous for having the highest, fastest and most impressive rides in the country! If adrenaline isn’t your thing, or you’ve got little ones, be sure to visit ABC KIDS WORLD, try the DreamWorks Experience or immerse yourself in indigenous culture at Dreamworld Corroboree. For something different, head to the new Motor Sports Precinct, home to the world’s largest collection of Peter Brock cars.

When the fun heats up, you can cool down at Dreamworld’s interconnecting water park WhiteWater World, offering thrilling slides and great family fun for everyone. Test your nerve on the Triple Vortex, the Green Room and the Wedgie or chill out in the Cave of Waves, while kids can run wild in the Pipeline Plunge and toddlers can play in their very own Wiggle Bay.

Ride in one of the world’s fastest elevators to level 77 where you’ll find Australia’s only beach side observation deck. SkyPoint is a must-see destination for all visitors, boasting 360 degree views that extend from the surf to the hinterland and beyond. If you’re after more than views, be sure to brave SkyPoint Climb, Australia’s highest external building walk reaching 270 metres into the sky.

Ticket Combos Only at Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and SkyPoint can adventure be discovered at every turn with endless fun for both the young and young at heart. With a multi-day ticket, you can spend all day bouncing between Dreamworld and WhiteWater World then relax as the sun sets over the stunning Gold Coast at SkyPoint. Brave the Big 9 thrill rides, meet your favourite DreamWorks or ABC KIDS WORLD heroes, and immerse yourself in one of the many entertaining and educational shows. When the fun heats up, you can cool down next door at WhiteWater World on your choice of thrill or family waterslides or just chill out in the Cave of Waves. Finish your day on a high, at SkyPoint Observation Deck where you can relax at Seventy7 Café and Bar and plan your next day returning to the hottest attractions on the coast with your multi-day ticket. Make sure you ask your travel agent what ticket combo type best suits your needs for either a short stay or a longer Gold Coast holiday.

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Village Roadshow Theme Parks Let all your childhood dreams come true! Meet your favourite stars and super-heroes and experience the exhilaration of world class adventure rides and movie attractions at Warner Bros. Movie World. For something a little ‘cooler’, head to Wet‘n’Wild, where the summer is endless and so is the fun! Don’t miss the amazing ‘AquaLoop’ slide; sending you plummeting and accelerating into a massive vertical free fall or for a slower pace head to the River Rapids. For Marine life fans, head to Main Beach and experience an unforgettable day at Australia’s Sea World. Make friends with the polar bears, penguins, dolphins and seals, help Dora the Explorer find her friends in her live show and be blown away by the action packed Jet Stunt Extreme Show! Or get up close to Australia’s wildlife at Paradise Country.

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Become lost in a world of Warner Bros fantasy and fun! Get ready for the thrilling battle on Justice League 3D – The Ride, a 3D interactive ride experience. The thrills continue with the Green Lantern coaster and Superman Escape. Don’t miss the multi-million dollar live action stunt show Hollywood Stunt Driver, and the kids will love the colourful Kids’ WB! Fun Zone.

Dive into a splashtacular family day out at Wet‘n’Wild Water World, where summer is endless and so is the fun. Wet‘n’Wild offers a world class lineup of pools and slides for the young and young at heart, including the awesome Constrictor featuring the tightest banking turns in the world. And during the cooler months all attractions are heated for an endless summer of fun!

Get below the surface to discover a world of fun and adventure at Sea World! Flip out with the dolphins; seal a new friendship with a kiss, dare to dive with the predators of the deep or ride out a storm on the awesome new coaster the whole family can enjoy. Be enchanted by the dolphin show ‘Imagine’ and come face to face with the beautiful Polar bears.

Holiday Passes If you’re on holiday on the Gold Coast then chances are there will be more than one of these theme parks that will take your fancy. That is why Village Roadshow offer the 14 Day Mega Pass – this lets you make the most of your visit with unlimited access to Movie World, Sea World, Wet‘n’Wild and Paradise Country for 14 days of fun. If you are only in town for a short while then the 7 Day Holiday Pass is perfect for you. This pass gives you 7 consecutive days of entry to Movie World, Sea World and Wet‘n’Wild. Ride the exhilarating roller coasters at Movie World, check out the dolphins, seals and sharks at Sea World, and ride the rapids at Wet‘n’Wild Water World. For great value for money and multiple days of fun, Holiday Passes are the way to go!

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Experience

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ellow is the only way of life on the magical Sunshine Coast, which is why many of the locals from Brisbane choose to holiday here. Experience a laid-back lifestyle centred around pristine beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes, subtropical forests and warm sunshine. Whether you’re looking for a calm sheltered swimming inlet or some waves, there are plenty of long unbroken beaches to find a spot to lay the towel down and relax in the sun or take to the water. There are great picnic areas available, many with public BBQs beachside. The Sunshine Coast is much more than just a beach holiday destination. The hinterland of the Sunshine Coast offers a different type of relaxation, from wandering through galleries and enjoying a coffee in a small mountain town to reconnecting with nature at Noosa National Park – just a short walk from Noosa’s busy shopping and dining precinct of Hastings Street. To really stretch the legs, visit the Glass House Mountains National Park, consisting of 16 dramatic volcanic crags and countless picturesque lookouts. Take a drive north to Hervey Bay for the world’s closest whale watching encounters or explore the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world. An unspoilt paradise, where tall rainforests are found and more than 100 freshwater lakes are scattered around the island, including the famous white sand and turquoise water of Lake McKenzie.

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Experience Sunshine Coast Our favourite things to see and do Australia Zoo – With plenty of wildlife action every day, including exciting croc shows, knowledgeable zoo keepers to chat with and lots of drop-dead gorgeous animals who can’t wait to get up close and personal with you. Hinterland – Stretching from the World Heritage-listed Glass House Mountains, through the Blackall Range and up to the scenic Mary Valley. This part of the coast is home to stunning views, rainforest walks, fresh produce, local wines, fine arts and crafts.

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Markets – Head to one of the local, hinterland or seaside markets. Stock up on local produce, specialty fare and original creations. ‘Make it, bake it, grow it or sew it’ is the ethos of the famous Eumundi Market. Caloundra Coastal Path – Follow the 25 kilometre coastal path from Golden Beach in the south to Point Cartwright in the north, passing through spectacular scenery of lakes, creeks and surf beaches.

Noosa National Park – A short walk from Noosa’s Hastings Street is the Noosa National Park. Spot koalas dozing in the trees, swim or surf at coves and beaches found around the scenic headlands, and retreat into the cool forests of the inland tracks.

Coolum Boardwalk – Take a wander along the Coolum Boardwalk and you’ll reach Point Perry, a small headland that gives you great views of the coast right up to Noosa. It’s also one of the best land based whale watching spots – the season is June to October.

Golf – Tee off against spectacular scenic backdrops at one of the Sunshine Coast’s championship golf courses. Choose from Greg Norman-designed Pelican Waters Golf Club, Twin Waters or Hyatt Regency Coolum – home of the Australian PGA championship, Peregian Springs (members only) and Noosa Springs Golf Resort and Spa.

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Noosa Noosa is a superb spot for a stylish holiday, blending unspoilt nature with refined culture. There’s Noosa’s National Park which teems with wildlife, its forested edges scalloped with perfect beaches, and it’s only a 10 minute walk from the elegant shopping strip of Hastings Street. It offers stylish restaurants, trendy cafés, bars, designer fashion boutiques and is just a few steps from Noosa Main Beach. A 5 minute drive or a leisurely ferry ride up the Noosa River takes you to neighbouring Noosaville, growing in reputation for dining and shopping. Noosaville takes full advantage of its riverfront location, with plenty of playgrounds, BBQ areas, walking tracks and fishing platforms along the river.

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This resort with its spacious townhouses and lagoon pools is set amongst lush tropical gardens and less than 100 metres from the Noosa River Parklands – here you’ll find playgrounds, ferry stops, picnic BBQ areas and plenty of eateries. Noosa Heads is just a few minutes drive away, where you’ll find Hastings Street, Main Beach and Noosa National Park.

If you’re looking for a laid-back holiday in a quiet location, this gem on the edge of the Noosa River is right for you. It has its own sandy beach, BBQs, tennis courts and swimming pools. Catch a ferry and spoil yourself at one of the many restaurants on Gympie Terrace or Hastings Street.

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From your elegant perch high on the hill, you can literally see forever – from the Hinterland to the coast. There’s a private rainforest boardwalk so you can get back to nature, but the shops and restaurants are all right there too. Top it off with tennis courts, pools and spas, and you’re all set for a superb holiday in your home away from home.

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Mooloolaba Mooloolaba’s main beach is one of the safest surf beaches in Australia and is patrolled every day of the year. It’s a great place for couples as well as families, with grassy parklands, BBQs and children’s playgrounds lining the beach. Step out of your apartment onto the pure white sand of Mooloolaba Beach, wander up the road to Mooloolaba Spit for calm, sheltered swimming and excellent seafood cafés or shop and dine along the beachfront Esplanade, full of outdoor cafés, juice bars, al fresco restaurants and boutiques.

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Just a minute’s walk from the river, wharf, beach, shops, surf club and Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba. Whether you’re hitting the beach, looking for somewhere to eat, or heading out on an adventure, everything is super handy. And when staying put, there’s a pool with waterfall, spa, BBQ and mini putt.

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This is a great place for both couples and families – right across the road from the beach, with heaps of beach-side cafés and ice-cream parlours lining the waterfront and a supermarket next door. Swim in the indoor/ outdoor pool or cross the Esplanade to the beach BBQs and playground.

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At the northern end of Mooloolaba, it’s just a short stroll along the boardwalk to the heart of central Mooloolaba. Wander along, soak up the relaxed atmosphere and take your pick from a huge variety of cafés and restaurants.

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A holiday on the Sunshine Coast demands accommodation with great ocean views and this property won’t disappoint: every apartment offers spectacular views of Mooloolaba Bay. Right across the road from the beach so you’ll be sinking your toes into the warm sand in no time.

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The Rest of Sunshine Coast Alexandra Headlands Known as ‘Alex’ to the locals, this is a chilled out town sitting on the Sunshine Strip between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore. It is more laid-back than its neighbours, but you’re still close enough to walk there if you feel like a bit more hustle and bustle. Caloundra Family friendly beaches, water activities galore, wonderful coastal and mountain views at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra is the perfect bucket and spade holiday spot. Twin Waters Head to Twin Waters, situated around a private beach-lined lagoon, kids can enjoy Segway tours, laser skirmish and kids clubs.

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A great family resort directly across the road from the patrolled golden beach. The resort is designed around a great 150 metre tropical lagoon pool, with water slides, two other pools, spas and an adventure playground – heaps to keep the kids entertained. If you fancy a meal out, take a stroll to the surf club where you can enjoy a meal right on the beach.

Situated across the road from one of the Sunshine Coast’s safest, most beautiful beaches and mere steps from fabulous dining and entertainment options. With a heated pool on-site and free WiFi, this is the perfect home away from home. To really spoil yourself, upgrade to an oceanview apartment for magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.

You’ll love the location and the facilities of these family-friendly apartments. There’s a neat lagoon pool with a sandy ‘beach’ and wading area that the kids will love, along with a lap pool, spa and poolside BBQs. The beach is just across the road and it’s less than a 5 minute walk along the Parade (or sand) to the patrolled area and to the heart of town.

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Sebel Twin Waters

This premium holiday resort offers a pristine beachfront location, situated around a private beach-lined lagoon. With many facilities and activities to suit all ages, from kayaking and sailing on the lagoon, a pampering treatment at the over water Lagoon Day Spa or a round of golf at the nearby championship level course.

This property is nestled between a patrolled surf beach and the picturesque Maroochydore River. The resort offers a range of accommodation styles from modern selfcontained one bedroom apartments to three and four bedroom upscale beach houses. The private saltwater lagoon provides guests with complimentary access to catamarans, canoes and a water trampoline.


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BreakFree Grand Pacific, Caloundra

Just a few kilometres north of Caloundra at Dicky Beach, this is a great spot for a couples getaway or a family holiday. With a patrolled beach at the front door and a large lagoon pool with wading area, you’ll be in heaven. It’s next to a strip of shops, a couple of cafés and restaurants, and a great fish and chip shop.

Positioned at the centre of the action in Caloundra, you can take your pick from the surrounding beaches or just sit poolside and take in the sunshine and views. If you don’t feel like cooking, you can just walk out the front door and be amongst a huge variety of dining options – Thai, Italian and Modern Australian.

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Oaks Oasis, Caloundra

Wake up in the morning to the sound of the waves crashing onto the sand. Located right on Kings Beach, you’re in a perfect location for a relaxing family holiday. The kids will be entertained with the 60 metre pool, games room and there’s a children’s playground adjacent to the property or head to one of the many surrounding parks.

Perfectly positioned a short walk from Golden Beach and the main street of Caloundra. A great family property with its play zone including a splash pool, water slides, fountains, interactive activities, tropical pools with spa, children’s playground and giant jumping pillow – plenty to keep the kids entertained.

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Sunshine Coast Sightseeing

Swim with the Whales Experience Australia’s first Swim with Humpback Whales encounters! Jump onboard and travel in search of the gentle giants of the deep. Immerse yourself in an experience that will move you beyond words – swimming with Humpback Whales!

Mooloolaba Jet Boat Ride Unleash your inner adrenaline junkie on this high powered jet boat that takes you along the coast of Mooloolaba. Hang on tight as you zip along the water performing hair-raising spins. Best of all: the specially designed boat is fully enclosed, so you won’t even get wet!

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Double Island Point Surf Lesson on Australia’s Longest Wave from Noosa including 4WD Great Beach Drive Travel to Double Island by 4WD to the most stunning location you could ever dream about learning to surf. Lessons are on Australia’s longest, safest beginner wave. Dolphins live here too! You may be lucky to see one.

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Ginger Factory The world’s largest factory that operates within a themed attraction. Ride along the 115 year old Ginger Train, Overboard Boat Ride to the factory tour where you can discover how fresh ginger makes it to places around the world.


Australia Zoo Australia Zoo is the most interactive conservation destination on the planet! Cuddle a koala, hand-feed a kangaroo and watch a saltwater crocodile strike. Explore their newest addition, Bindi’s Island, with roaming lemurs and tortoises, and enjoy your ultimate up-close wildlife adventure.

Fraser Island Day Tour

Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths. Explore themed zones and soak-up the amazing view from the sea bed in the 80 metre ocean tunnel. Get up close to over 10,000 creatures including the rare weedy sea dragons, the resident seals plus over 20 species of shark and rays.

Jump aboard a purpose built ‘Warrior’ 4WD vehicle for a day of discovery to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. This tour starts with morning tea on the beach, followed by guided rainforest walks and a delicious Aussie lunch before a refreshing dip in Lake McKenzie.

Noosa Everglades BBQ Lunch Cruise Experience a different side to the Sunshine Coast as you cruise through the Noosa Everglades. Jump aboard a flat bottom boat, or canoe part of the journey, as you navigate your way through the lakes and wetlands. Take a dip, photograph wildlife and enjoy a delicious BBQ Lunch.

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Whitsundays

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Are you longing to escape the rat race for a week or two and embrace a more leisurely pace of life? A week spent in the stunning Whitsundays will feel like a month, as time slows down and your biggest decision is whether to have another cocktail poolside or squeeze in another snorkelling trip before dinner. You don’t need Photoshop expertise to capture the incredible colours of the water that surrounds the 74 Whitsundays island wonders. Tiny particles of coral sand in the water scatter the sunlight as it enters the water, causing that astonishing glow that will elicit sighs of envy from the folks back home when they see your holiday snaps. The islands themselves rise up out of the Coral Sea and are cloaked in lush rainforest – the perfect contrast to white sand and blue water. Don’t miss the stunning sunrise over Whitehaven Beach, considered the jewel in the crown of the Whitsundays and regularly tops lists of the world’s best beaches. Soak up the laid-back, tropical atmosphere of Airlie Beach. Stroll through the boutiques and cafés of the main street, head to the Saturday morning markets for fresh produce and at the end of the day treat yourself at one of the many alfresco restaurants. Whether you’re keen to set sail on a Coral Sea adventure or you prefer to take it easy on an island or the coast, there are 74 islands which are best explored by boat. Luckily, there are plenty of fun sailing tours to choose from – whether you’d prefer an overnight pontoon stay or a day trip, the choice is yours.

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Experience Whitsundays Our favourite things to see and do Whitehaven Beach – Voted Australia’s best beach (and number 9 in the world). With squeaky white silica sand, eyepiercing water and a spectacular backdrop, it is a must visit. The Great Barrier Reef – The world’s largest living structure, the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is just a short trip by boat or air from the Whitsundays. Heart Reef – This is a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Located in Hardy Reef, Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane, as visitors are unable to snorkel or dive there due to its protected status. Sailing – Be the master of your own destiny and charter a yacht to skipper yourself, or take a cruise and let someone else do the sailing for you. From June to September, whales are a common sight frolicking amongst the islands.

Scenic Flights – For a bird’s eye view take in the panorama of the Whitsundays landscape from a seaplane or helicopter, or perhaps even a skydive!

Pampering – There’s nothing like a little indulgence on holiday and if you happen to find yourself in a little rain spell, it’s even better as there’s no need to feel guilty about missing hours of sunshine while being pampered indoors. Get Walking – Travel by foot through National Park tracks winding their way down to protected coastlines and deserted beaches and up to spectacular lookouts. From a couple of hours to a couple of days, trails and treks cover the Whitsundays. Food & Wine – The Whitsunday region has an abundance of local produce including a major coffee plantation, beef, fresh seafood and 30 different fruit varieties; the most famous of course is the Bowen Mango. Be sure to visit the Whitsundays Farmers market, on every first and third Saturday of the month at the Whitsunday Gold Coffee plantation in Proserpine.

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Whitsunday Islands Whether you’re looking to do plenty or nothing at all, Hamilton Island is the ultimate getaway. In the middle of the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is part of one of the Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef. And that’s just the start of it. There are more than enough activities on Hamilton Island to keep you entertained for weeks, from snorkelling the reef to scenic helicopter flights. And believe us, after all that, you’ll be hungry. Which is great, for when it comes to food and wine Hamilton Island has an endless array of dining options. Nestled at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago is Hayman Island, where you can get back to nature and relax in style. Taking the kids? We’ve got you covered, head to Daydream Island for water activities galore, kid’s club, living reef lagoon and its natural beauty.

Palm Bungalows, Hamilton Island These famous island-style Bungalows are popular with families and couples. You’re at one with nature in a Palm Bungalow. In fact, being in a tropical garden nature literally surrounds you. The Palm Bungalows have a sleek contemporary feel and each has their own deck with outdoor furniture to enjoy the views.

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The perfect option if you’re looking for privacy and independence. Scattered over the island, there’s a variety of styles in one to four bedrooms. All have a fully equipped kitchen and laundry as well as shared landscaped gardens and swimming pools – and you have the use of a four-seater golf buggy, so you are always within easy reach of the island’s facilities.

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Your private balcony is going to see a fair bit of you over your stay here, it is the perfect place to just relax and soak up the island vibe. The views of Catseye Beach from the Coral Sea View rooms are amongst the best in the world. The hotel has its own pool, lounge and restaurant for you to make use of and you also get free access to the sports club.

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With an absolute beachfront location, the refurbished Beach Club is a haven for couples, with exclusive adults only guest facilities. All rooms have a private courtyard or balcony looking onto palm-fringed beach and the Coral Sea. With divine views of the Coral Sea from your private balcony, you’ll find it difficult to leave your room.


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There’s no other island quite like Daydream, on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It is one of the few inhabited islands of the spectacular Whitsundays group, with a fringing reef a mere flipper’s kick from shore and a fascinating, Living Reef coursing through the island itself. The Living Reef is one of Australia’s most unique, interactive attractions, tended by a team of marine biologists and home to myriad species of wondrous marine life. Being close to the mainland, yet right on a fringing coral reef, guests enjoy a diverse range of dining options inspired by an abundance of fresh, local produce, delivering the “restaurant Australia” experience for which their country is famous. Each of the island’s 296 rooms and suites offer a delightful view to wake up to – across lush, tropical gardens or looking out to the impossibly blue waters of the Whitsundays.

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Situated on Hamilton Island at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia has pride of place in the most pristine and secluded position on the island. It’s a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. This world-class resort immerses you in a tranquil atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service. qualia’s sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, with a choice of 60 individual pavilions, some incorporating private plunge pools. Or, experience the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion. Inside qualia, feel time unravel however you choose. For a truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments. Guests also have their own two-seater golf buggy, allowing the rest of the Island to be explored at a leisurely pace.

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One&Only Hayman Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. Australia’s iconic private island resort is located off the coast of Queensland, nestled at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago, beyond verdant cliffs reaching into endless sky. Within this private island resort, stylish elegance reflects the harmony of nature with beautifully appointed accommodation set against the backdrop of the Coral Sea. Discover endless opportunities to delight the senses in a place where the beauty of nature inspires each day. Relish in spectacular dining experiences, surrender to a signature Ocean Dreaming Massage, explore private beaches, enjoy an exhilarating helicopter or seaplane tour and immerse yourself in captivating underwater adventures. One&Only Hayman Island is a unique destination of discovery set in one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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Whitsunday Coast The Whitsunday Coast is an inviting peninsula that stretches from the central town of Airlie Beach to secluded beaches along the coastline and inland to the hinterland. Airlie Beach is a lively place with restaurants, bars, a beautiful swimming lagoon set in parkland overlooking the islands, and a strip of shops, boutiques and cafés to enjoy during the day. It is the main launching pad for activities and adventures in the Whitsundays and feels almost as tropical as staying on an island, but with all the conveniences of a small town.

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Just a 5 minute stroll from shopping and fabulous restaurants and across from the Port of Airlie, at Whitsunday Vista Resort is the perfect stepping point for the magnificent Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy your self-contained suite or apartment with free WiFi and private balcony, where you can experience the breath-taking views of the Coral Sea.

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This property is nestled in the hillside of Airlie Beach and surrounded by tropical gardens. at Waters Edge Resort offers three swimming pools, free WiFi, light breakfast, and a poolside restaurant and located just a 100 metre stroll from the centre of Airlie Beach village. After a day at the saltwater lagoon retire to your balcony to relax and enjoy stunning uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea.

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Peppers Airlie Beach

Peppers Airlie Beach is set at the base of the Conway Ranges and looking out to the picturesque Whitsunday Islands. Airlie Beach village is close by, with a regular shuttle if you don’t feel like the walk, where there are plenty of shops, cafés, clubs and pubs. Relax on your apartment’s wide breezy verandas and enjoy the on-site restaurant, Endota Day Spa and pool.

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Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays, opening October 2016, is destined to become an iconic landmark in luxury boutique accommodation in the Whitsundays. This stunning property features an unrivalled location, literally in the heart of cosmopolitan seaside resort village of Airlie Beach.

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Great Barrier Reef Adventures

Whitehaven Beach Camira Sailing Adventure

Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands National Park to the outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most stunning natural attractions. Explore the underwater world of magnificent corals and abundant marine life through an underwater viewing chamber, snorkelling and semisubmersible boat rides.

Experience the thrill of sailing to the stunning Whitehaven Beach onboard Camira, one of the world’s fastest commercial catamarans. Enjoy swimming and snorkelling the beautiful beaches and bays, plus an all you can eat BBQ lunch makes for an exceptional day out on the water!

Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach Cruise past some of the Whitsunday’s enchanted areas, peaceful islands and onto dazzling Whitehaven Beach. Wander along the pristine white silica sand until you find your own secluded stretch to laze on the sand or cool off in the crystal clear aqua waters for the morning or afternoon.

Overnight Reef Sleep Cruise to Reefworld and enjoy all the activities of the Great Barrier Reef Adventures. When the day trippers depart, soak up the tranquillity of the Great Barrier Reef and watch the underwater world come to life as the sun sinks lower on the horizon. Settle into your comfy swag or room for a night under the stars!

Whitehaven Beach Adventure & Hill Inlet Australia’s number one beach, Whitehaven Beach is a must see. Experience the full length of Whitehaven Beach; from the northern end exploring spectacular Hill Inlet and learning the history of the Whitsunday traditional owners. Visit the southern end, where you can swim, sunbathe and soak up the glorious sun.

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Tropical North Queensland

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home to two World Heritage-listed natural wonders and enough adventures to tick off the bucket list for even the most seasoned traveller. This is where rainforest meets reef, there are few places on Earth that can boast such unique natural attractions. The laid-back, tropical centres of Cairns and Port Douglas are major gateways to the Great Barrier Reef, also starting points for expeditions to the Gulf of Savannah and Cape York’s remote wilderness areas. You’ll love the consistently warm temperatures, laid-back people and their outdoor lifestyle. Kick back and relax on the beach, disconnect from the world and pamper yourself at a rainforest eco-resort, perhaps spend a week diving the reef, or race down the rapids of the Barron river, the opportunities are endless. From secluded island hideaways to the red sand and savannah grasslands of the outback, the natural environment is as diverse as the cultures making up this little slice of paradise; and it’s all here waiting for you to explore the tropical goodness.


Cairns Cairns is much more than the arrival gateway to Tropical North Queensland. In the mornings you can stroll down to the marina to watch the reef boats depart, then head to your favourite spot amidst the eateries, juice bars and icecream parlours that line the bustling Esplanade. The whole town has a colourful vibrancy that lasts from the early hours of the morning until late at night. You can share picnic tables and BBQs along the waterfront with tourists from all nations, or spend some time in the Esplanade’s 4800 square metre patrolled swimming pool. Cairns is a great embarkation point for the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkelling, scuba and sailing: it’s all so accessible, you’ll need a few extra days just to recover!

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Located on the waterfront overlooking Trinity Bay and the Cairns Lagoon, perfectly positioned to enjoy the best of this vibrant tropical city. You’re just seconds from the Esplanade’s bustling restaurants and cafés, and handy to the sightseeing options to the reef and rainforest. Opt for a waterfront view and watch the boats go by on your private balcony.

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Enjoy this fantastic location, right next to the largest shopping mall in Cairns. Built in an atrium style, winding around the three on-site pools, the property has great facilities including BBQ areas, gym and spa. All rooms have a private balcony or courtyard, complete with a full kitchen or kitchenette so you are all set for a relaxing holiday.

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Overlooking the Coral Sea and just a 5-10 minute stroll along the waterfront to the centre of town, you can soak up the tropical atmosphere, day or night, before returning home. If you feel like a day at ‘home’ with three pools, the main one set in a tropical garden, a gym and tennis courts – there is plenty to keep you busy.

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Port Douglas Port Douglas is a relaxed seaside village that also serves as a jumping-off point for the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, jetskiing: it’s all so accessible, you’ll need a few extra days in those day spas just to recover. Surprisingly, this little town is home to some world-class restaurants, fashionable boutiques, spas and exclusive accommodation. It’s actually hard to believe this once sleepy fishing village has developed into the cosmopolitan seaside village it is today. Its infectious laidback charm will lure you back time and time again. Despite its relatively small population of 3000 residents, its attractions mean that at times it’s positively heaving with tourists, all keen to experience the reef and the rainforest.

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You get the best of both worlds here, right at the start of the restaurant strip, Macrossan Street, but at the quieter end. Some of Port Douglas’ best dining is on your doorstep and exploring the galleries and boutiques is a breeze. A favourite weekly gathering place for locals is the nearby Sunday markets at the waterfront Anzac Park.

Freestyle Resort Cedar timber shutters, verandahs, overhanging roofs, all surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Freestyle Resort shows the classic North Queensland style. Located in a superb spot to make the most of your Port Douglas holiday, all the apartments are crisp and fresh after a recent refurbishment.

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When you’re in the tropics and the days are hot you need a place to cool off, and it’s all about the water here – just a 3 minute stroll to the beach, there are also six lagoon-style pools for you to splash in. If you’re on the ground floor you can even swim straight from your apartment’s balcony.

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Mantra PortSea When you first step into the lobby you’ll immediately slip into holiday mode with the timber ceiling fans, white washed buildings and soothing sounds of cascading water. Just 100 metres from the beach, the resort is set around three swimming pools, a waterslide, spas and waterfalls all linked by a central lagoon.

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Just off Macrossan Street, the hub of Port Douglas, this is a fantastic spot for a getaway or a family holiday. If you’re after some relaxation, laze by one of the swimming pools, or wander to the beach just a couple of hundred metres away. Choose a Swim Out Room for direct access to the swimming pool, how cool is that!

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If you’re looking for a relaxed, upmarket getaway then this is a superb choice. This boutique, contemporary, adults only haven will leave you feeling totally rejuvenated after lazing around one of the two lagoon pools, or being pampered at the day spa. Explore Port Douglas easily by foot, a 5 minute walk to the famous Four Mile Beach.


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If you want absolute beachfront and upscale luxury, then this recently transformed oasis of luxury is the only option, just a few minutes drive or a stroll along Four Mile Beach from the village of Port Douglas. This haven has two hectares of swimmable lagoon pools, complete with sandy shores all set within 147 hectares of lush tropical garden.

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These lovely apartments perfectly sum up what Port Douglas is all about: relaxed luxury. Located in a quiet spot, 50 metres is all that separates you from Four Mile Beach. Head out the back gate and stroll through the walkway and you’ll be on the sand. The apartments and secluded pools are surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

Peppers Beach Club With its elegant, open-air design and oversized lagoon pool you may feel like you’re in a Mediterranean villa, not a resort in Port Douglas. Calming water features and lush gardens of tropical flowers and palms surround the apartments, creating a relaxed and very idyllic atmosphere.

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This unique designer hotel and resort brings a bold edge to Port Douglas accommodation with chic rooms and apartments. The resort boasts quirky design and two cool food and bar experiences – Bazaar, an interactive marketplace kitchen and Estilo, a hip laidback cocktail bar.

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On the secluded beachfront of Four Mile Beach, this magnificent resort blends with the surrounding landscape with a large central lagoon pool, lush tropical gardens and an adjacent championship 18-hole golf course. This property is perfect for a romantic escape with an on-site day spa and delicious dining at AQUA Restaurant and bar.

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Palm Cove Just 25 minutes from Cairns, this laid-back little town certainly lives up to its name – a cove with a white sand beach lined with palms and splendid views out to sea. There’s a fantastic selection of beautiful resorts, boutiques, restaurants and cafés lining the Esplanade. Although the town has gained in popularity it has still managed to keep its small town charm. You’ll find an array of day spas where you can pamper yourself silly. Or if you’re in the mood for some exploring, try heading out to the Great Barrier Reef or check out Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures where you can cruise in the lagoon alongside the crocs. Finding the right place for a romantic getaway in this slice of paradise is easy!

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Right on the Esplanade, this small resort has ocean facing self-contained apartments where you can sit and watch the waves lap at the shore. The pool and spas have rock features based on the local Mossman Gorge and is set within tropical gardens. Surrounded by lawn with plenty of loungers so you can find a shady spot or bask in the sun.

Across the road from the beach, enjoy an early morning dip in the Coral Sea or bask in the sun beside the swimming lagoon pool with its coves and nooks shaded by trees. All rooms and apartments have balconies with garden or ocean views, giving you the perfect space to kick back and relax as the sun disappears.

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Absolute beachfront, this magnificent resort is inspired by Asian simplicity offering you first class relaxation. This luxury property boasts an on-site day spa, exquisite restaurant and some rooms that offer the option of a private plunge pool or rooftop terrace. End your day with a cocktail overlooking the lagoon pool before a sunset walk on the beach.

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Tropical North Islands How’s this for a picture-perfect holiday? You’re floating in an aquamarine sea watching fish swarm in and around psychedelic coral formations, while the sun warms both your back and the white sand. Shortly you’ll exit the water, and resign yourself to another feast of fresh fruit, seafood and other good things. You probably couldn’t fit more tropical holiday clichés in one place, but happily, a holiday in the Tropical North Islands of North Queensland is anything but a cliché. Spend your days waterskiing and scuba diving or do nothing more energetic than occasionally flopping out of your hammock and into the pool.

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Just a 45 minute Fast Cat ride from Cairns, the island is a National Park and is the only resort here. It’s an affordable island resort nestled between rainforest and beach and surrounded by a reef that forms part of the Great Barrier Reef. This makes it an absolutely perfect base for snorkelling, diving and exploring.

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Green Island Resort

Just 27 kilometres off the coast of Cairns, this eco-sensitive resort blends luxury, romance and adventure located on this beautiful coral cay. Nestled amid lush rainforest and secluded from day visitor facilities, you’ll enjoy a host of complimentary activities including sunset drinks, glass bottom boat tour, snorkelling and guided nature activities.

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Beautiful and natural Lizard Island is a very special place with 24 beaches so you’ll feel like you’re on your own private island. Gourmet meals are included and you’ll love the views out to sea from the restaurant’s setting. Snorkel or deep-sea game fish, dive at the world-famous dive site The Cod Hole, or enjoy a secluded picnic on one of the neighbouring powdery white beaches.

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Orpheus is a Queensland Island Resort set in the heart of one of the World’s Natural Wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. Just a 25 minute helicopter flight from Townsville or a 1 hour journey from Cairns, this tranquil island stretches across 11 kilometres of immaculate coastline.

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Trinity Beach If you really want to take time out and enjoy the quiet life, then Trinity Beach is the place for you. It is a quiet, relaxed, beachside suburb just a 20 minute drive from Cairns. Enjoy a BBQ beachside, join the locals for a beer at a hotel with the best water views in town, cast a line from the shore or build a sandcastle with the kids. If you feel like getting out and about, the central location makes it perfect for exploring the rest of Tropical North Queensland, you’re just 15 minutes from Palm Cove and 45 minutes from Port Douglas, or venture further to the Atherton Tablelands or Daintree Rainforest and be home in time for dinner.

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The best of the northern beaches, Trinity Beach is a little gem in Tropical North Queensland. On The Beach comprises of three beachfront buildings on the esplanade, a stone’s throw from the beautiful beach. Each building has its own pool, BBQ area and surrounded by tropical gardens. The ocean view apartments offer stunning views of the Coral Sea. All apartments are comfortable and well appointed with a balcony.

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Located beachfront on Trinity Beach, Coral Sands offers a wonderful seaside village atmosphere with excellent restaurants within walking distance. Alternatively, cater for yourself with two BBQ areas nestled within lush tropical gardens, a well equipped kitchen in your apartment and even public transport and a supermarket close by. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind.


Cultural, Wildlife & Adventure Experiences

Hot Air Ballooning Get your morning off to a great start. Picture this, rise up and float over the beautiful Atherton Tablelands with its mountains fringed by rainforest and tranquil country landscapes. Known for its scenery and natural wonders, it’s a must-see, so what better way to see it than from the air.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures This is the ultimate destination if you’re looking for up close and personal wildlife experiences. Enjoy interactive and exciting wildlife activities, including a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon with crocs ranging from 2.5-5 metres. Cuddle a koala or better yet, you can even have breakfast with a koala.

During the day experience the Aboriginal culture with demonstrations of hunting, didgeridoo playing, bush tucker and dance by the Tjapukai performers. By night, be immersed in the mystical stories of the dreamtime, get involved in a Fire Ceremony including a buffet dinner and spectacular dance show.

Helicopter Scenic Flights View the spectacular sights of the Tropical North by helicopter. Take a flight over the beautiful rainforest and feel dwarfed by its sheer size and scale. Head out to the Great Barrier Reef and look for dugongs, turtles, rays and sharks from the air – you’ll be surprised what you can see.

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Reef & Sailing Experiences

Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Departs Port Douglas A visit to Agincourt Reef is the experience of a lifetime. Head out to the activity platform, where you can dive and snorkel. Alternatively, explore from the semi-sub and underwater observatory. A buffet lunch is included and you can add scuba and helmet diving, marine biologist snorkel tours or scenic helicopter flights.

Wavedancer Low Isles Sailing Departs Port Douglas Sail to Low Isles, where you can lie under an umbrella, slip into the water then drift over coral gardens, alive with brilliantly coloured fish – ideal for swimming and snorkelling. The 30 metre luxury catamaran offers the excitement of sailing and the ultimate in comfort.

Silversonic Dive & Snorkel Departs Port Douglas Step aboard the Silversonic for a day of fun and adventure in the natural wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll have access to explore three stunning and exclusive reef sites at the Agincourt ribbon reefs, each chosen for visual and ecological diversity to maximise your dive and snorkel adventures.

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Sailaway Sunset Sailing Departs Port Douglas This is a lovely way to end your day relaxing onboard a luxury catamaran. Soak up the peace and tranquillity of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea with spectacular mountain views as you sail along the Port Douglas coastline. Sit back and take it all in while enjoying a glass of Champagne, wine or beer and canapés.


Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Departs Cairns Set sail aboard the 32 metre luxury sailing catamaran, Ocean Spirit, with a wide range of activities to experience Michaelmas Cay’s unique reef environment. You can snorkel, cruise in the semi-submersible, discover the island sanctuary birdlife or just relax and enjoy a leisurely day on the reef. Introductory scuba diving is also available.

Silverswift Dive & Snorkel Departs Cairns

Great Adventure Reef Trip Departs Cairns Discover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef when you cruise towards a spacious platform moored at the magnificent outer reef. Perfect for swimmers and non-swimmers alike to enjoy snorkel and dive, or stay dry and experience the reef from the semi-submersible underwater observatory.

The thrill of diving and snorkelling three spectacular outer reef sites is yours to experience with luxury adventure catamaran Silverswift, exploring awesome coral formations and colourful marine life. Enjoy a guided snorkelling tour and the option of introductory diving and certified dives.

Green Island Discovery Departs Cairns Adventurous activities or island relaxation, it’s your choice in this unique reef and rainforest environment. A fast catamaran cruise whisks you out to experience this beautiful Great Barrier Reef island where you can snorkel directly from the beach and see the reef from a glass bottom boat.

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Rainforest Experiences

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Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Railway Combine Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway for a great day out. For unbeatable views, upgrade to a Diamond View Gondola. Head back on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which was built over 100 years ago and winds its way through the beautiful mountain ranges.

Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Mossman Gorge Visit the Mossman Gorge Centre before you cross the Daintree River into Daintree National Park, spotting crocs and birds. Travel along the rainforest fringed Cape Tribulation Road through the Daintree, stopping at Alexandra Lookout for magnificent views.

Flames of the Forest An enchanting evening set within the rainforest. Saturday night is a romantic evening offering a six course menu and drinks. Tuesday and Thursday nights indulge you with a seven dish banquet dinner and drinks, all whilst enjoying Aboriginal storytelling, singing and didgeridoo performances.

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Jungle Surfing Set in the pristine Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation, this is a unique rainforest tour where your feet don’t touch the ground. Jungle Surfers sail between tree platforms on flying fox ziplines, with fantastic views down to cascading streams and out to the stunning reef.


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Fraser Island & Hervey Bay Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world: 123 kilometres in length with striking sand cliffs, over 100 freshwater lakes, crystal clear flowing streams, dramatic shipwrecks and a thriving wild dingo population. That’s just one of the highlights of the Fraser Coast, just three and a half hours north of Brisbane. Another hot spot on this coast is Hervey Bay, considered Australia’s whale watching capital. Fishing, sailing, glass-bottomed boat trips, museums and art galleries, sheltered beaches and a mild climate – it’s little wonder that the region’s catchphrase is ‘Perfect by Nature’.

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Day 1: Brisbane – Noosa (135km) Begin your journey travelling along the Bruce Highway as you make your way up to Noosa. Take the Glass House Mountains tourist turn-off and follow the signs, these picturesque mountains are spectacular landmarks of the Sunshine Coast. Day 2: Noosa – Hervey Bay (184km) This morning walk along Hastings Street where there is an array of boutique shops to explore and trendy cafés to dine at. Visit the vibrant markets where you can pick yourself up a souvenir or two. In the afternoon, visit Urangan pier and enjoy great views of Fraser Island. Day 3: Hervey Bay Spend a day on the water spotting humpback whales (seasonal JulyNovember) as they make their way from Northern Queensland to Antarctica.

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Day 4: Fraser Island Leave your car at River Heads and board the 50 minute ferry ride to the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Enjoy a revitalizing swim in Lake McKenzie and relax on the sandy white beaches of this postcard perfect lake. Then take a drive along Seventy-Five Mile Beach to see the technicolour sand cliffs of the Pinnacles and SS Maheno shipwreck.

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Day 5: Fraser Island Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk through sub-tropical rainforest. Next you’ll go north to Champagne Pools where you can explore shallow sandy pools sheltered by rocks from the crashing surf. Finish the afternoon off with a climb to the viewpoint and look for dolphins, sharks, rays and turtles.

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Day 6: Hervey Bay – Brisbane (289km) After breakfast, drive yourself back down to Brisbane.

Rental car: Hertz (Group C) from $75 per day Our favourite places to stay: • Coral Beach Noosa Resort • Mantra Hervey Bay • Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island © Tourism & Events Queensland

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Townsville & Magnetic Island Townsville is a vibrant region with beautiful coastal towns, rainforest and country terrain. The outback beckons to the west and the Great Barrier Reef sprawls to the east. Take time to see this relatively undiscovered region and the unique World Heritage-listed Magnetic Island. With an average of 330 annual sunny days, it’s a perfect region to explore at your leisure.

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7 days/6 nights Suggested Self-Drive Day 1: Cairns – Townsville (347km) Drive the Great Green Way Tropical from Cairns to Townsville. Along your journey, see the high country, amazing waterfalls, spectacular rainforests and quaint towns. Stop at Mission Beach, just over 1.5 hours’ drive south of Cairns. Mission Beach is an unspoilt tropical paradise of World Heritage rainforest fronting 14 kilometres of golden, sandy beach. Reef HQ Aquarium is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, this is a must-see on your visit to Townsville. Be amazed by the coral reef exhibit featuring over 120 fish species and 130 coral species! Visit the predator tank and join a daily tour to learn about the reef and endangered marine animals who call this aquarium home. Day 2: Townsville Begin your exploration in the thriving city of Townsville, the biggest tropical city in Australia. Visit exhibits in the Military and Maritime Museums and Forts of international importance. Head to Bushland Beach, located 25 minutes’ drive from Townsville. This is a stunning stretch of beach to explore, because at low tide an old wooden shipwreck is uncovered.

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Day 3-6: Magnetic Island Today head to Magnetic Island (Maggie to the locals) just a 20 minute ferry ride away. Hike the Fort Walks and discover the history of Magnetic Island during WWII. Then onto Bungalow Koala Village, where a guided tour is a must. You can wrap yourself in a python, hold a lizard, small saltwater crocodile and get to know the icon of Magnetic Island – the koala. End the day with packing a little cheese and wine picnic and head to West Point to watch the sunset over Townsville.

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Day 7: Magnetic Island – Townsville In the morning before you depart, board a tour departing from Nelly Bay. Your local guide will take you on an unforgettable island nature experience and show you sights that are only accessible by boat. Enjoy the tropical waters of North Queensland on a snorkel and fishing trip of Magnetic Island.

Rental car: Hertz (Group C) from $75 per day Our favourite places to stay: • Oaks Gateway on Palmer, Townsville • Peppers Blue on Blue, Magnetic Island © Tourism Australia The price guide shown is per car hire based on 7 day hire rate. Specials and surcharges may apply depending on travel date

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Cairns and Highlands Loop Few places on earth can match the beauty and sophistication of Tropical North Queensland – where the rainforest meets the reef. Take to the water and explore the Great Barrier Reef, head north to the seaside village of Port Douglas and visit the superb tropical rainforest of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.

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Cape Tribulation

6 days/5 nights Suggested Self-Drive Day 1: Cairns – Cape Tribulation (142km) Start your journey north on the scenic coastal road. Port Douglas is the perfect spot to stop for lunch before you continue north to the Daintree National Park. Day 2-3: Cape Tribulation – Atherton (174km) To get a true perspective of the magnificent rainforest, a visit to the Daintree Rainforest Environmental Centre is a must. Next stop is Mareeba via Mount Molloy, sitting atop a plateau 1000 metres above sea level. Day 4: Atherton – Mission Beach (143km) Head off early down the range towards Innisfail, one of Australia’s largest sugar-producing towns, before arriving in Mission Beach. Stretch your legs on the Ulysses Link Walking Track which is 1.5 kilometres long and winds its way along the pristine beach foreshore. Day 5: Mission Beach Spend a day relaxing in Mission Beach or if sightseeing is more your thing take a drive to Paronella Park, a crumbling Spanish castle at Mena Creek. Day 6: Mission Beach – Cairns (139km) Leisurely make your way back to Cairns.

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Highlights worth seeing along the way The Great Barrier Reef – The hundreds of islands and reefs in this World Heritage-listed wonder are what dreams are made of. Take a flight over the reef, observe its wonders from underwater, dive into the deep or cruise its circumference in a yacht – the reef’s spectacular beauty will take your breath away. Mossman Gorge Centre – As the gateway to the Mossman Gorge World Heritage site, the Centre provides one of Australia’s most authentic Aboriginal experiences and is the perfect option for visitors looking for a genuine engagement with the Indigenous of Australia. Atherton Tablelands – Tucked away in the folds of the hills are lovely waterfalls surrounded by lush rainforest. Some popular cascades are Millaa Millaa, Malanda and Mungalli which are stunning.

Rental car: Hertz (Group C) from $75 per day Our favourite places to stay: • Southern Cross Atrium Apartments, Cairns • Mantra Aqueous on Port, Port Douglas • Mission Beach Resort • Cape Tribulation Beach House

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Tropical Food – The Tropical North is home to a huge array of tropical fruits, tea and coffee plantations, and fruit wineries. All complimented by some of the freshest seafood around. Head out and explore this foodie region by tasting the local delicacies.

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The price guide shown is per car hire based on 6 day hire rate. Specials and surcharges may apply depending on travel date


Brisbane to Brisbane From the naturally stylish Noosa, to the beachside fun of Coolum, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Caloundra, to the cool and creative hinterland villages of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton. Your Sunshine Coast holiday will fill your body, mind and soul with an enduring sense of warmth.

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7 days/6 night Suggested Self-Drive Day 1-2: Brisbane – Noosa (135km) Head north up the Bruce Highway to Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. On a Wednesday or Saturday stop at the Eumundi Markets on the way, renowned to be Australia’s largest locally made art and craft market. Swim in pristine waters and photograph wildlife as you cruise the lakes and wetlands of the Noosa Everglades.

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Day 3-4: Noosa – Mooloolaba (41km) Maybe you’ll have time for a morning surf lesson or just a stroll along Noosa Main Beach, before making the drive to Mooloolaba. On the way. visit one of the icons of the coast, the Australia Zoo. Day 5-6: Mooloolaba – Glass House Mountains (33km) Nature continues to show off as you make your way in to the World Heritage-listed Glasshouse Mountains for your dose of art galleries, local jewellery and farmers markets. Day 7: Glass House Mountains – Brisbane (72km) Stretch your legs in the Glass House Mountains National Park, consisting of 16 dramatic volcanic crags and countless picturesque lookouts before heading back to Brisbane Airport, just an hours drive away.

Brisbane Highlights worth seeing along the way Australia Zoo – World-famous as the home of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, and home to over 1000 animals. Food & Dining – Take your pick from fresh produce at the farmers markets to fish and chips on the beach. This area is also not short on 5-star waterfront dining, or great surf club dinners with beach views. Mooloolaba – Enjoy the shopping and foodie delights along Mooloolaba’s glamorous beachfront esplanade full of outdoor cafés, alfresco restaurants, and fashion boutiques. UnderWater World SEA LIFE Aquarium – Situated at Mooloolaba Wharf, SEA LIFE Mooloolaba is home to thousands of animals, including sharks, turtles, tropical fish and much more. This is a top attraction for the family.

Rental car: Hertz (Group C) from $75 per day Our favourite places to stay: • Mantra Mooloolaba • Coral Beach Noosa • Glass House Mountains Ecolodge • Mercure Brisbane

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Glass House Mountains – Visit the inspiring Mountains that were formed from volcanic activity 25-27 million years ago. These iconic landmarks are a popular location for bush walkers and hikers to explore. Brisbane – While in Brisbane, a trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary should be included. Enjoy a Koala & River Cruise along the Brisbane River to discover the oldest and largest Koala Sanctuary.

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Pacific Coast Touring Route Stretching from Brisbane to Cairns, the Pacific Coast Touring Route is the backbone of this Queensland self-drive. There are plenty of great diversions along the way with parks, gardens, local arts and crafts, discover glorious beaches and of course, the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

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Day 1: Brisbane – Bundaberg (362km) Visit the famous Sunshine Coast to take some time out and relax. Next is the Southern Great Barrier Reef, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef! Day 2: Bundaberg – Rockhampton (288km) Head into the scenic beachside town of 1770, named after the year it was discovered by Captain Cook. Detour inland and bushwalk the lush rainforest of Cania Gorge National Park. Arrive in Rockhampton, where the Big Bull represents Rockhampton’s reputation as Australia’s beef capital. Day 3: Rockhampton – Mackay (336km) Head to the Capricorn Caves, these are spectacular above-ground caves set in a limestone ridge. Stop at Byfield National Park to bird watch and bushwalk through the rainforest. Drive to Sarina to visit the Sugar Shed, known as Australia’s only miniature sugar mill and boutique distillery.

Day 6: Cairns Cairns is a great base to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree.

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Bundaberg – Best known for its iconic rum and turtles, Bundaberg is one of the gems of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Start your escape by exploring the coastal gems before heading to the shores where hundreds of sea turtles return to the beach each year to nest.

Day 5: Townsville – Cairns (347km) This part of the drive is called ‘The Great Green Way’ and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Explore 12 National Parks, over 20 tropical islands, cascading waterfalls, swimming holes and walking tracks.

Our favourite places to stay: • The Point Bargara • Best Western Bundaberg City Motor Inn • Rydges Southbank Townsville • Southern Cross Atrium Apartments, Cairns

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Day 4: Mackay – Townsville (386km) Hug the coastline as you journey north. Think clear tranquil waters filled with colourful coral and tropical fish, mouth watering fruits and succulent seafood, long white sandy beaches and secluded rainforest pockets, and this is just a taste!

Rental car: Hertz (Group C) from $75 per day

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Broken River – Located within the Eungella National Park, Broken River boast as one of the best locations in the world to see platypus in the wild. A little over a one hour drive from Mackay, travel through the picturesque Pioneer Valley and climb the mountain range to Eungella township. Dugong Sanctuary – Travel to Clairview, a small beach town approximately 1.5 hours south of Mackay. This has been established as a dugong sanctuary. Often dugongs can be spotted when they surface to breathe from the shore, or in the water - so keep an eye out for these majestic creatures. Keswick Island – Nestled within the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and just a stone’s throw from Mackay, is a truly natural wonderland. Discover its natural treasures of national parks and tropical rainforests, fringed by white sands and a coral reef bursting with vibrant marine life.

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Southern Great Barrier Reef The Southern Great Barrier Reef lets visitors feel like intrepid explorers, as if they were discovering places no one else has ever seen. Even the most well-travelled visitors are often left speechless by the experience of getting up close and personal with life in this remarkable section of the Great Barrier Reef.

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8 days/7 nights Suggested Self-Drive Day 1: Bundaberg – Bargara (14km) Starting in Bundaberg enjoy a stop to sample the famous Bundaberg Rum. Then head to the relaxed atmosphere of Bargara for a beachfront dinner on the Esplanade.

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Day 2: Bargara Spend a day travelling your way up the coast to the town of 1770 and Agnes Waters. Enjoy the picturesque seaside towns and perhaps a sunset cruise aboard the LARC.

Day 8: Rockhampton – Bundaberg (288km) Farewell Rockhampton with a stop at the Capricorn Caves. Unlock the secrets of these spectacular limestone caves before you return to Bundaberg.

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Day 3-6: Bargara – Heron Island (200km) Head to Gladstone and launch to Heron Island, a very special Southern Great Barrier Reef resort stay awaits you, a coral cay island that’s home to stunning coral gardens and giant sea life. Day 7: Heron Island – Rockhampton (108km) Travel to Rockhampton and choose your accommodation and stay along the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River. Indulge in a great steak or crocodile pie in the ‘Beef Capital’ of Australia.

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Highlights worth seeing along the way Bundaberg – Get an exclusive taste of the Spirit of Australia at the Bundaberg Rum Bondstore. Bargara – The Bargara coastline is a holiday maker’s dream, with a climate similar to that of the Hawaiian Islands and beautiful beaches to explore. Agnes Water Beach – This unspoilt haven is one hours’ drive south of Gladstone and is definitely worth a visit. This beach is famous for its scenic surroundings, surfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddle boarding. Mon Repos – Each year from November to March you can see Turtles nesting and hatching on the beach at night, this an experience to remember.

Rental car: Hertz (Group C) from $75 per day Our favourite places to stay: • The Point Bargara • Heron Island • Capricorn Resort Yeppoon

Heron Island – A stay here will have you experiencing the Great Barrier Reef, you can snorkel right off the Island into an abundance of sea-life and coral. Archer Park Rail Museum Rockhampton – Containing exhibitions associated with railways and tramways from 1899. This station is sure to interest everyone of all ages and is a rail enthusiast’s delight.

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It’s not just a must see. It’s a must drive.

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From the Daintree Rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland boasts some of the most iconic and spectacular natural wonders in the world. And the best way to take in every beauty spot is with a hire car from Redspot.


Outback Getaway Tour Come along on a journey to discover the natural and cultural heritage of Queensland Outback. Learn stories of unforgettable bush characters, cruise the Thomson River and meet local sheep and cattle station families. A great introduction and a truly unique way to see Queensland Outback.

The Spirit of the Outback

5 days/4 nights Itinerary Day 1: Longreach Arrive in Longreach via the Spirit of the Outback overnight rail or a 2 hour QantasLink flight from Brisbane. You will be welcomed on arrival by our Outback Aussie Tours guide and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Late afternoon, experience the thrills and spills of the Outback Stockman’s Dinner & Show starring third generation horseman, stockman and experienced entertainer, Lochie Cossor. Day 2: Longreach See how the kids in the bush get their education with a guided tour of the Longreach School of Distance Education (formally known as the Longreach School of the Air). Visit the world-class Qantas Founders Museum, which tells the story of the founding of Qantas, followed by a guided tour of the 747 and 707 Jets. Meet local graziers at Camden Park Station for a property tour, including sunset drinks at the bore and a delicious two-course homestead dinner. Day 3: Longreach Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, home to the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils, perched on a magnificent mesa where you’ll be treated to a top-class interpretive tour of the laboratory and collection room. Travel the short distance into historic Winton for a town tour and learn the town’s connection to Australia’s unofficial anthem, Waltzing Matilda. Return to Longreach late afternoon for dinner at your accommodation. Day 4: Longreach Enjoy a morning ‘smoko’ tour to Strathmore Station for an insider’s view into life on the land and a mouth-watering home-baked morning tea. Discover the legends as you wander the five themed galleries of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Late afternoon, relax on the top deck of the Drover’s Sunset Cruise before docking at Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show for their award-winning dinner show, under the stars on the banks of the Thomson River. Day 5: Longreach Your tour ends today with complimentary transfers to connect with either the Spirit of the Outback or QantasLink back to Brisbane.

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Experience the entertaining Outback Stockman’s Dinner and Show See how bush kids learn at Longreach School of the Air Explore the Qantas Founders Museum Enjoy a ‘behind the scenes’ Jets Tour Join a local grazier for a homestead dinner at Camden Park Station Meet the dinosaurs at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Visit the historic Outback town of Winton Learn about life on the land at Strathmore Station Discover the legends at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame Relax aboard the Drover’s Sunset Cruise Take your seat at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show

Departures: Set departures (Apr-Oct) Inclusions: 4 nights accommodation, continental breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 dinners, Savannah Guides Master Operator Driver/Guide, all entrance fees and attractions as specified Price Guide From: $1355

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Guided Tours with APT APT is owned and operated by the family that started the business in the 1920s and their focus is on delivering memorable holidays. When heading to rugged Cape York or the Queensland Outback, small group 4WD adventures are the ideal way to explore, visiting places not accessible to larger vehicles. Imagine crossing creek beds and driving through lush rainforests that emerge on tropical beaches and encountering natural wonders such as the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. The other option for destinations not so off the beaten track is a Premier Escorted Tour. You’ll travel by air conditioned coach and stay in quality accommodation with a perfect balance of inclusions and leisure time – so while you’ll go to the must-see sights, you won’t feel rushed.

Essence of the Outback

Cooktown & Cape York

14 days/13 nights

12 days/11 nights

Work with real Dinosaur fossils at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs exhibition and embark on a journey along the famous Savannah Way and enjoy a Spectacular cruise as the sun goes down on the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Explore this remote and picturesque region on a small group adventure. You’ll travel through lush rainforests, journey along rugged tracks, ford streams, visit traditional Aboriginal lands, venture into beautiful national parks and experience the culture of Thursday Island in the Torres Strait.

Day 1: Arrive Cairns

Day 1: Cairns, Port Douglas

Day 2: Cairns, Paronella Park, Townsville

Day 2: Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park

Day 3: Townsville, Barcaldine

Day 3: Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation, Bloomfield Track, Cooktown

Day 4: Barcaldine, Longreach, Winton

Day 4: Cooktown, Split Rock Art Gallery, Old Laura, Rinyirru ) (Lakefield) National Park

Day 5: Winton, Lark Quarry Day 6: Winton, Cloncurry Day 7: Mt Isa, Hard Times Mine

Day 5: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park, Musgrave, Coen, Gulf Country, Weipa

Day 8: Mt Isa, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

Day 6: Weipa, Moreton Telegraph Station

Day 9: Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

Day 7: Moreton Telegraph Station, Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, Bramwell Station

Day 10: Savannah Way, Karumba Day 11: Karumba, Gulflander Train, Croydon, Cobbold Gorge Day 12: Cobbold Gorge

Day 9: Punsand Bay, Tip of Cake York Day 10: Punsand Bay, Thursday Island

Day 13: Cobbold Gorge, Cairns

Day 11: Thursday Island, Horn Island, Cairns

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Day 8: Bramwell Station, Punsand Bay

Day 12: Depart Cairns

Departures: Set departures (May-Sep)

Departures: Set departures (May-Sep)

Inclusions: 13 nights accommodation, 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners, 4WD travel, dedicated driver/guide, sightseeing as per 2017 APT brochure

Inclusions: 11 nights accommodation, 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners, 4WD travel, dedicated driver/guide, sightseeing as per 2017 APT brochure

Price Guide From: $8945

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The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Guided Tours with AAT Kings Far off places and amazing new locations have this way of energising people and renewing their zest for life. You become more open and adaptable, you see more, you experience more and you feel more alive than ever. There’s nothing like the thrill of new experiences to help bring people together and when you travel with AAT Kings, you’ll meet new people and make new friends for life with others from around the world who also share your love for travel. When you experience Queensland, you’ll truly feel like you’re on a holiday. Enjoy some shopping on the cosmopolitan Gold Coast before a 4WD experience on Fraser Island and then total relaxation and rejuvenation in the Whitsundays. Soak up the sun with a stay on your own island getaway of Daydream Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

East Coast Islands & Rainforest

Sydney, Reef & Rainforest

13 days/12 nights

10 days/9 nights

Visit the glittering Gold Coast, continuing on to Noosa, before exploring the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island. An ancient rainforest awaits you at Hervey Bay. Relax in a tropical island in the heart of the Whitsundays or cruise to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef will top off your holiday!

Explore the east coast of Australia at a leisurely pace. Snorkel the sparkling, clear waters of the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef, get back to nature in the Daintree Rainforest and take in some culture at a Aboriginal smoking ceremony at Mossman Gorge.

Day 1: Sydney – Port Macquarie

Day 1: Sydney Enjoy a dinner cruise on sparkling Sydney Harbour.

Day 2: Port Macquarie – Gold Coast Day 3: Gold Coast ‘Freetime’ Day 4: Gold Coast – Noosa Day 5: Noosa ‘Freetime’

Day 2: Sydney Learn about surf lifesaving at a Be My Guest lunch at Bondi Beach. Day 3: Sydney ‘Freetime’

Day 6: Noosa – Hervey Bay

Day 4: Sydney – Hamilton Island Relax on beautiful Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays.

Day 7: Hervey Bay – Rockhampton

Day 5: Hamilton Island ‘Freetime’

Day 8: Rockhampton – Hamilton Island

Day 6: Hamilton Island – Cairns – Port Douglas

Day 9: Hamilton Island – Mission Beach

Day 7: Great Barrier Reef Board a catamaran for a cruise to renowned Agincourt Reef.

Day 10: Mission Beach – Cairns Day 11: Great Barrier Reef

Day 8: Port Douglas – Cairns Stop at Mossman Gorge and experience Aboriginal culture.

Day 12: Cairns ‘Freetime’

Day 9: Cairns ‘Free Time’

Day 13: Farewell from Cairns

Day 10: Farewell from Cairns

Departures: Set departures (Apr-Dec)

Departures: Set departures ( Jan-Dec)

Inclusions: 12 nights accommodation, 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, 1 Farewell Dinner, luxury coach transport, Travel Director and Driver Guide and sightseeing as per itinerary

Inclusions: 9 nights accommodation, 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 Be My Guest lunch, 1 Be My Guest dinner, 1 dinner with wine, 1 Highlight Dinner, 1 Farewell Dinner, luxury coach transport, Travel Director and Driver Guide and sightseeing as per itinerary

Price Guide From: $5575

Price Guide From: $4075 The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Coral Expedition There’s no better way to discover the Reef, islands and rainforests of this World Heritagelisted region than aboard a small ship cruise from Cairns. Coral Expeditions pioneered extended cruising on the Great Barrier Reef 33 years ago, taking guests to the remote beaches of this remarkable region. A vibrant underwater world hides just beneath the surface, combined with sand cays in the middle of the ocean and glimpses of the world’s oldest rainforests, this is undoubtedly the quintessential Australian holiday experience.

3 night Great Barrier Reef Cruise

4 night Great Barrier Reef Cruise

This itinerary has been designed to provide ample time to explore the Reef, whilst also allowing plenty of time to discover exclusive private islands, tropical resort paradise and ancient rainforest trails.

Enjoy a full day to discover two different sections of the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, considered to be the most colourful and pristine reefs found anywhere along the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef.

Cruise Highlights: -- Cruise Trinity Bay and enjoy snorkelling over Thetford Reef or hop aboard a glass bottom boat for a fish feeding display -- Cruise the scenic Hinchinbrook Channel and discover a private tropical island where a gourmet Aussie beach BBQ meal will be served -- Explore the Dunk Island Rainforest with a naturalist guide -- Spend an afternoon discovering the colourful Nathan Reef -- Introductory SCUBA diving skills session available for first time divers -- Snorkel over the fringing reef of Fitzroy Island and beachcomb on the white sands of Nudey Beach

Cruise Highlights: -- Captain’s Welcome Seafood Buffet and drinks -- Discover historic Cooktown and see the buildings dating back to the 1870’s -- Snorkel over the Great Barrier Reef or view on a glass bottom boat -- Enjoy a morning on Lizard Island, one of Australia’s most beautiful tropical islands. Snorkel from the beach over giant clam gardens or an optional early morning hike to Cook’s Look for stunning views -- Visit Ribbon Reef #9, a rarely visited outer Barrier Reef -- Spend a full day discovering the pristine Ribbon Reefs -- Introductory SCUBA diving skills session available for first time divers

*This cruise can be combined with the 4 night cruise to make a 7 night cruise

Departures: Friday departures (year round)

Departures: Monday departures (year round)

Inclusions: 3 night cruise aboard Coral Expeditions II, all main meals, tea & barista-style coffee, soda fountain soft drinks, use of snorkelling equipment, post cruise transfer to Cairns CBD accommodation or Cairns Airport

Inclusions: 4 night cruise aboard Coral Expeditions II, all main meals, tea & barista-style coffee, soda fountain soft drinks, use of snorkelling equipment, post cruise transfer to Cairns CBD accommodation or Cairns Airport

Price Guide From: $1835

Price Guide From: $2415

Thetford Reef Cairns Sudbury Cay Fitzroy Island

Lizard Island

Ribbon Reefs

Cooktown

Escape Reef

Nathan Reef Dunk Island Hinchinbrook Island

map to do Port Douglas Cairns Cairns Highlands

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The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Flightseeing Holidays Australian Air Holidays offer unique “flightseeing” and ground touring holidays in private aircraft to visit the Outback, seldom seen and spectacular parts of Australia. Instead of spending long hours on the road, Australian Air Holidays allows you more time at our destination points to “see more in less time”. Our private aircraft is the high wing Fokker 50, perfect for scenic viewing and to fly “low and slow” over many scenic landscapes and attractions, providing a unique perspective of this great country, not to mention fantastic photo opportunities! Australian Air Holidays offer fully inclusive touring experiences including premium 4 or 5-star hotels and resorts, services of an experienced, professional and friendly tour manager, unique and must-do touring experiences and all meals and selected beverages. We look forward to welcoming you onboard.

Icons of Australia 7 days/6 nights Experience a diversity of famous Australian landscapes including the must-see Uluru, the Twelve Apostles and Great Barrier Reef. Icons of Australia is a must-do for anyone wanting to experience the truest and best of Australia. Day 1: Melbourne – Kangaroo Island Fly by private aircraft ‘low and slow’ along the spectacular Victorian coastline of the Great Ocean Road, past the famous Twelve Apostles, to Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Day 2: Kangaroo Island – Coober Pedy Visit one of Kangaroo Island’s most famous attractions – 500 strong Sea Lion colony at Seal Bay. Transfer to Kingscote Airport where your private aircraft awaits for the onward flight to Coober Pedy and overnight at a unique Desert Cave Hotel. Day 3: Coober Pedy – Uluru Tour Coober Pedy’s most famous attraction – the fascinating Umoona Mine. Fly to the spiritual heart of Australia – Uluru and experience a special ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner under the starry sky with the imposing Uluru monolith as the back drop. Day 4: Uluru – Alice Springs Join a guide for a ground tour of Kata Tjuta. Fly ‘low and slow’ over Kata Tjuta, Uluru and along the West MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs. Day 5: Alice Springs – Cairns Visit Anzac Hill for a bird’s eye view of Alice Springs and then on to the spectacular Standley Chasm in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Day 6: Cairns – Great Barrier Reef – Cairns Board a catamaran to a large floating platform located at a pristine reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the day snorkelling or coral viewing from a glass bottom boat. Day 7: Cairns – Kuranda Scenic Railway – Onward Flights This morning ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway, one of the most stunning and unique rail journeys in Australia. Following a final lunch together, travel by coach back to Cairns Airport for your onward flight. Departures: Set departures (May-Dec) Inclusions: 6 nights accommodation, 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 6 dinners, including selected beverages; professional tour manager, touring as per itinerary; private chartered Fokker 50 aircraft Price Guide From: $7439

Cairns Alice Springs

Uluru Coober Pedy

Kangaroo Island Twelve Apostles

The price guide shown is per adult per tour for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Rail Journeys with Queensland Rail Queensland’s coastline and great outback are full of hidden surprises just waiting to be discovered, and what better way to experience them than through the magic of rail. A scenic rail trip allows you to make the most of your holiday, from the moment you step aboard. Extending along the coastline from Brisbane to Cairns, and west to Charleville, Longreach and Mount Isa, Queensland Rail Travel offers the largest and most comprehensive network of long distance and tourist trains spanning some 8000 kilometres. With a selection of cost effective rail passes allowing you to travel at your own pace, to a range of quality rail holiday packages on offer, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to planning your next Queensland Rail Travel holiday. Rail provides a fascinating insight into this country, so if your journey is just as important as your destination, then rail is a great choice.

Spirit of Queensland

Spirit of the Outback

(Brisbane – Cairns)

(Brisbane – Longreach)

Travelling from Brisbane to Cairns five times weekly in either direction, this is a great way to get to your holiday destination. Travel in comfort, at speed, and soak up some of the stunning coastal scenery along the way. Relax in the revolutionary RailBed, a spacious seat by day that converts to a lie-flat bed for the evening. With stops in Mackay, Proserpine and Townsville, it’s perfect if you’re heading to the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island or Hervey Bay.

If you’re interested in the heritage and scenery of the Australian Outback, a visit to Longreach is well worthwhile and getting there by train is almost compulsory. The journey from Brisbane to Longreach takes around 24 hours. Along the way you’ll get to sample authentic Queensland tucker, share a drink or two with your fellow travellers in the Lounge Car and enjoy the untamed scenery.

Departs: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat ex Brisbane/Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun ex Cairns Duration: 24 hours Price Guide From: $435 (based on RailBed)

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Departs: Tue & Sat ex Brisbane/Mon & Thu ex Longreach Duration: 24 hours Price Guide From: $475 (based on First Class)

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


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