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Imagine standing atop of the 40 metre sand dune, Big Red; It’s sand turning a rich red as you gaze upon a magnificent outback sunset. Then, share an ale with the locals at the famous Birdsville Hotel. Uncover the Channel Country’s Min Min light mystery travel via spectacular landscapes to Winton. Discover the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, the Waltzing Matilda Centre and all the top Longreach attractions.
Includes: 8 nights en suite accommodation; Travel by airconditioned touring coach; Savannah Guides Operator driver and host; All meals, entries and activities
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Departures from Longreach: BRISBANE 22 Apr; 06 May; 03 June; 29 Jul; 12 Aug; 16 Sep; 07 Oct 2020
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Qon U Ethis E N S L A N D Imagine travelling through world heritage rainforest to reach the Experience Longreach and Winton with all the trimmings QUEENSLAND top-selling Outback Queensland tour. Visit the iconic Stockman’s very top of Australia. Discover the Daintree Rainforest and swim in NEW SOUTH WALES Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Meet local graziers lush cool waterfalls. Appreciate the in-depth commentary provided on an outback station, enjoy a sunset cruise followed by Smithy’s by this Savannah Guides Master Operator with 30 years’ experience. Outback Dinner & Show. Discover the incredible mesa landscapes Join a Sunset Eco Cruise spotting wildlife in the Gulf of Carpentaria. around Winton, dinosaur footprints and savour a sunset barbecue Cruise the turquoise waters of the Torres Strait to three unique overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed. Top it off with island communities. Appreciate our beautiful ecosystems and local LONGREACH return overnight rail on the iconic Spirit of the Outback. culture with a visit to the Kazu Pearl Farm.
Includes: Return First Class Rail Sleeper between Brisbane & Longreach; 5 nights ensuite accommodation (3 nights Longreach and 2 nights Winton); all meals, entries & activities
Birdsville Includes: 10SYDNEY nights accommodation; travel in luxury 4WD coach; All Windorah meals, entries & activities; ferry transfer between Cape York,Charleville Thursday Wollongong Island, Friday Island & Horn Island; One way economy flight Horn Island CAPE YORK & Innamincka to Cairns TORRES STRAIT
Departures from Brisbane: April - October 2020
Departures from Cairns: 29 May, 26 Jun, 24 Jul, 21 Aug, 18 Sep 2020
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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 suit you and your familyâ€™s needs. NOTE: Queensland Apartments may vary in dĂŠcor 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 7-10 days and this is normally restricted to a change of towels, bed linen and a quick clean.
QUEENSLAND Queensland has a piece of paradise to suit everyone – it is truly like no other place on earth. From seemingly endless coastlines to the great expanses of the outback, the worldfamous Great Barrier Reef and array of luscious rainforests – you have to see it for yourself! Experience stunning destinations – travel to the tropical north for world wonders and natural serenity or head south to the state’s capital hub where you can embrace city life and surf on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast – definitely the makings of the perfect sunshine holiday. And if you are feeling adventurous, hire a car and do your own exploring, a great way to take in the rich variety of landscapes – getting around is easy with the high quality, well-signed roads. Whether you’re planning on spending a few days, a few weeks or a few months in Australia’s sunshine state, there really is so much you could pack in.
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A great option for families or a group of friends but just a few things you need to know when booking one. Each apartment is privately owned therefore the owner can choose to decorate their own unit so the apartment you book may not look like the apartment in our brochure or on our website. There are also many three level apartment buildings with NO lifts – you will need to carry your own bags up/down the stairs. These are only serviced every 7-10 days of your stay.
1 / FAMILY FUN Queensland is jam-packed with fun-filled activities and experiences to entertain the whole family, from Gold Coast to the Tropical North. Pack the beach ball, frisbee and cricket set and settle in for a day of sunshine at the beach or get the heart pumping at the theme parks – the little people will be entertained for hours! Explore rock pools, chase waterfalls, hire a bike and cycle to a shady spot or stop for an ice-cream - a fun way to explore and you may even see different aspects of the region you never knew existed. With over 300 days of sunshine you won’t struggle for things to do with the family. You are spoilt for choice with plenty of family-friendly accommodation options to choose from.
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2 / LOVE IS IN THE AIR Whether you’re on a honeymoon or re-igniting the flame, experience the tranquillity of nature in the Whitsundays where you can unwind with a sensuous massage, enjoy ultimate privacy on a secluded beach or visit the renowned Whitehaven Beach by helicopter. Discover Tropical North Queensland as you explore this incredible destination together and create unforgettable memories, admire the spectacular scenery of Cape Tribulation, views of Daintree Rainforest, pamper yourself in Palm Cove or experience a once-in-a-lifetime moment out in the Great Barrier Reef.
5 / EXPAND YOUR PALATE Stop the drooling and satisfy those hunger pangs! The importance of food is an essential part of life and Queensland will satisfy your culinary curiosity. You will find a delectable selection of food, you can buy from a food truck, decadent donut hotspot, street market or reserve a table at a fine dining restaurant – the only issue you will have is deciding what to eat! There are so many local restaurants, bars and cafés to choose from to make your money last longer while enjoying the buzzing foodie scene without burning a hole in your back pocket. Tempt your taste buds and celebrate all things food – you’ll be returning home with a full belly!
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4 / FREEDOM ON WHEELS Plenty of opportunities to bring out the ‘Sunday Driver’ in you via a range of scenic drives. Hire a car and drive at your own leisure without a care in the world as time is no issue. Either map out your road trip or just take the scenic route and stop along the way, immerse yourself in the changing landscape and taking in the different sounds. Road trips are the best way to discover all the hidden gems. Just remember, Queensland is a big state, so you won’t run out of destinations, diversions and things to see and do – your holiday can be as long as you want!
6 / SHOP O’CLOCK From international brands, discounted outlet malls to eclectic market stalls – there is something for everyone. Check out the markets for local produce, entertainment as well as arts and crafts - it is the perfect place to pick up unique items and sample tasty local food. Just remember, not a lot of the stalls will have eftpos so don’t forget to take some cash. Pick up a bargain at an outlet shopping centre offering up to 70% off or visit the local shopping mall, where all the stores are under one roof. Where ever you choose to shop there will be something with your name on it waiting to be purchased, just don’t forget your wallet! So put on your comfortable shoes and shop your heart out - find that ultimate outfit, new shoes or a high-tech gadget or simply just browse through the shop window.
Immerse yourself in the sophisticated sunshine capital of Queensland, 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 indulging in world-class fare at one of many alfresco restaurants and bars overlooking the glittering Story Bridge. If shopping is your thing, take advantage of the city’s supreme shopping! With over 1000 stores it will be a day well spent in Brisbane CBD – a shopping experience like nowhere else in the city. Whether you love designer, discount or a little bit of both, Brisbane satisfies every shopping appetite. 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 one of Brisbane’s lively and social hubs – South Bank. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, man-made beach, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind. 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. Moreton Island
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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 – Cool off with a free dip at Streets Beach, Australia’s only inner city man made beach. Kick back with picnic areas, a water park, walks, markets, promenades and loads of restaurants!
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 (Monday-Friday).
Foodie Heaven – You’ll be in foodie heaven! Try Eagle Street Pier in the city, River Quay at South Bank, the eat streets in urban villages like Boundary Street in West End, Oxford Street in Bulimba and Logan Road in Woolloongabba. And for those seafood lovers Moreton Bay seafoods!
Events and Culture – Enjoy exclusive shows, exhibitions and sporting events including the Brisbane International and State of Origin. Alongside outstanding world-class venues and inviting outdoor settings.
Walking Tours – Jump on a Brisbane Greeter Walking 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 and 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.
Howard Smith Wharves – Brisbane’s newest hot spot! Head to this heritage listed wharf, beneath the story bridge lies a riverside precinct. Take on the day with your pick of restaurants, abundant green spaces for picnics or riverwalk boardwalk all with a superb backdrop of Brisbane city.
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Immerse yourself in this grand historic building suitably in the centre of Brisbane. Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane is heritagelisted and artfully restored with a classic yet contemporary design. Located on George Street, only a stone’s throw from Queen Street Mall and Queen’s Wharf or a brief stroll will find you in amongst buzzing South Bank’s cool bars, restaurants and parklands.
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A 3.5-star hotel in a 5-star location, a great base to explore the city on foot. Queen Street Mall is less than a 10 minute walk away, and it’s around a 20 minute scenic walk through the Parklands to South Bank. There are great restaurants and boutiques on Grey and Little Stanley Streets.
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Sage Hotel Brisbane, James Street
Nestled in the heart of fashionable James Street Precinct in Fortitude Valley and one of Brisbane premium suburbs, Sage Hotel brings a melding of the traditional and modern surrounded by designer fashion, awardwinning restaurants, cafés and clubs, stylish beauty salons and much more.
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Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
Centrally located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites offer modern and spacious apartments with a range of first-class resort style facilities including a pool, sauna, spa and gymnasium. Plus, with an abundance of restaurants, retailers, alfresco cafés, bars and pubs right at its doorstep, there really is no better place to base your Brisbane stay. Howard Smith Wharves © Richard Greenwood
In a great spot on the riverside with fabulous views across the Brisbane River or the city skyline. Located 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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Mantra South Bank 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.
Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane 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 South Bank, also within easy reach.
NEXT Hotel Brisbane Located on Brisbane’s iconic Queen Street Mall and only a short stroll across to South Bank, NEXT Hotel Brisbane is designed for the modern traveller. Enjoy complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout the hotel, four free mini-bar items of your choice daily, access to the NEXT Lounge, outdoor swimming pool and 24 hour gym.
Stamford Plaza Brisbane
One of Brisbane’s most prestigious landmarks, Stamford Plaza Brisbane is unquestionably Brisbane’s finest 5-star hotel. Nestled on the bank of the Brisbane River and a stone’s throw to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, the Stamford Plaza Brisbane is perfectly located, only minutes to the city centre for shopping. For lovers of fine cuisine, guests will be spoilt for choice with a superb selection of restaurants and bars which cater for every taste and occasion.
The Calile Hotel Brisbane
A sub-tropical resort on a city streetscape, the hotel combines architectural amenities with climate-centric spaces, fusing warm weather with warmer hospitality. The Calile Hotel Brisbane’s enviable location on James Street gives you direct access to one of Australia’s pre-eminent lifestyle precincts. Discover the latest in fashion, hidden bars and laneway restaurants.
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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 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 and 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, 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.
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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Events – There are many family-friendly, free and low-cost events taking place across the Gold Coast every week. With international surfing titles, sporting clashes, 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!
Shopping – Looking for a bargain? Find all the best brands at all the best prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Shop till you drop at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, home to over 400 speciality 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 award-winning 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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A family favourite where you can enjoy all the excitement of the Gold Coast in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere. Breakfree Diamond Beach offers one, two and three bedroom apartments set amongst tropical gardens, just a short stroll to the patrolled beach. The apartments have a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living area, cable TV and a large balcony for relaxing after a hard day at the beach. There is plenty to entertain the kids with a fun children’s wading pool, two large lagoon pools with cascading waterfalls, as well as a shaded playground and games room. Recommended for families
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The choice of accommodation is impressive but we have our own little favourite places to stay where mum and dad can sit back and watch the kids having a ball at the hotel’s very own waterpark and cascading waterfalls or purely based on location where you can be situated on the beachfront or within walking distance to cafés, restaurants and shopping.
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Absolute beachfront with direct access to the patrolled surf beach, with breath-taking ocean and sweeping panoramic views - you can’t get any closer than this! Ideal for couples and families with a variety of facilities; outdoor heated pool, beachfront BBQ area, security parking and free WiFi. The spacious air-conditioned one and two bedroom apartments sleeping two-four people and three level beachfront cabanas sleeping up to six people. Each offer fully equipped kitchen, separate laundry and private balcony. Recommended for families
Turtle Beach Resort, Mermaid Beach
This family friendly Mermaid Beach resort offers a choice of fully selfcontained one, two and three bedroom apartments each featuring a private balcony or patio that overlooks lush gardens. Turtle Beach Resort offers endless amounts of family centred facilities so Mum and Dad can relax while the kids have buckets of fun! Splash Zone Waterpark has four water slides, two toddler slides and water cannons plus more – the fun just doesn’t stop! ‘Club Turtle’ an exciting kids club program featuring fun activities including big screen interactive games, creative art and craft sessions, as well as movie screenings and lots more – The kids will be spoilt for choice! Should you feel the need to leave the resort, the patrolled beach is only 300 metres away. There is a bus stop at the front gate where you can head to Pacific Fair or theme parks for more fun!
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Midway between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, with the Broadbeach dining strip within walking distance and only 200 metres from the beach. Easy transport links to the region’s most popular attractions and if you have a car, no problems, you can park in the secure underground carpark – free of charge. The generously sized and self-contained apartments are designed for comfortability, equipped with a full kitchen and laundry facilities – which means you don’t have to do your washing when you get home!
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If you’re feeling energised, take advantage of the private tennis courts, cool down in the glistening swimming pool or simply just sit back and relax and enjoy your holiday on the Gold Coast.
Comfortable and in an excellent location, Neptune Resort is in the heart of Broadbeach right across the road from the light rail and Pacific Fair where you can shop up a storm and keep going back for more! Only a stone’s throw away from the famous Kurrawa Beach so you can enjoy the sand, surf and sun. Ideal for families and couples wanting to experience the fun and atmosphere of Broadbeach without breaking the bank. The apartments are fully self-contained featuring full kitchen, laundry facilities plus much more! And if you’re not in the mood to cook breakfast, pop on downstairs and dine in the comfort of the airconditioned café or grab an award-winning coffee on the go before you venture out and explore the Gold Coast. For the active traveller there is a gym and tennis courts on-site. Otherwise get out your book and just relax by the pool, there is something for everyone.
Everything that gives a richness to life is here; a broad sweep of beach, a myriad of shopping options including Pacific Fair and the Oasis Centre, tempting dining options, funky bars and the world-class entertainment of The Star Casino. Qube, Broadbeach’s newest addition to the popular Gold Coast beach destination’s skyline, is never far from excitement with its ideal location in the heart of everything. If you want to explore further afield, the light rail station is only 50 metres away and makes exploring the other beach areas of the Gold Coast a breeze. Of course you will need to tear yourself away from an entire level of recreation and relaxation areas at Qube including a heated pool, spa, private billiard/pool room, and gymnasium. Your beautifully furnished apartment has a fully equipped, state of the art kitchen and stunning ocean or Hinterland views. Only opening in March 2019, Qube has quickly elevated itself to a Broadbeach favourite.
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SURFERS PARADISE Iconic Gold Coast. Take in the stunning beachside and an impressive vista of towering skyscrapers. 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 – or head inland towards Harbour Town for outlet shopping. Cavill Ave comes alive at night with live music, fairy lights and pumping nightclubs.
A boutique high-rise accommodation nestled between Nerang River and the sandy beaches of the Gold Coast. Tram stop right at your doorstep so you can make your way to the shopping malls for some retail therapy. The fully self-contained apartments are complimented by wonderful guest facilities such as swimming pool, spa, sauna and plenty more, ensuring an ideal holiday environment.
Alpha Sovereign Hotel
A quiet retreat on the north-side of Surfers Paradise, only a few blocks from the buzzing heart of Surfers Paradise and only a 5 minute walk to the long stretch of golden beaches. The intimate lagoon pool and spa is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and shady pockets to relax and unwind or soak up the sun on poolside lounges only steps away from Flavours Bar.
Mantra Sun City
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. Recommended for families
Located midway between Surfers Paradise and the dining hub of Broadbeach. Offering contemporary Surfers Paradise accommodation, Mantra Wings features self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments all with spacious balconies overlooking the Gold Coast and surrounds. The apartments all feature full kitchen and laundry facilities, air-conditioning, cable TV and internet access.
Mantra Towers of Chevron
Situated in the heart of bustling Surfers Paradise Mantra Towers of Chevron offers comfortable and relaxing Gold Coast resortstyle accommodation. Featuring one, two and three bedroom self-contained apartments boasting large contemporary kitchens, you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Explore the newly developed ‘Chevron Lane’ to discover a hub of street food inspired eateries, stylish bars and unique tea houses.
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voco™ Gold Coast
At voco™ Gold Coast, check-in to experience a hotel with a twist. Stay in modern, stylish and unstuffy accommodation; perfect for robe-wearing lazy mornings with a good espresso and a paper. Enjoy restaurants and bars designed for socialising in our social precinct. Laze away the day around our two pools or stroll just a minute to the worldfamous beaches.
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Novotel Surfers Paradise Perfectly positioned to allow you to make the most of this vibrant, friendly and popular holiday destination. A mere stroll from the beach, easily make your way to dining and entertainment. If you’re not in the mood to explore, you can make the most of the Novotel Surfers Paradise’s facilities; do a few laps in the pool, play tennis or work up a sweat at the fitness centre.
QT Gold Coast
You will be welcomed by an inspiring openspaced setting with beautiful artist-crafted features. The chic guest rooms feature dazzling views of the mountain, river or ocean. Enjoy an international cuisine in a unique marketplace style setting at BAZAAR Restaurant or visit the hottest bar on the Gold Coast, Stingray Lounge. QT Gold Coast offers complimentary WiFi so you don’t miss out on social media!
Experience luxury at Peppers Soul, it rises 77 levels above the sandy beaches and blue waters of Surfers Paradise. Each of the stunning apartments offers sublime uninterrupted views of the glistening Pacific Ocean and a new level of sophisticated 5-star luxury. 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 breeze. Luke's Bluff lookout on O'Reilly's Plateau
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BROADBEACH Expand your palate in the bustling Broadbeach Mall and The Oracle precinct. A fantastic atmosphere with plenty of street musicians, artists and performers on Surf Parade. Give your credit card a work out at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre â€“ be sure to visit the Customer Service Centre upon arrival to receive your VIP Visitor pack which will be bursting at the seams with discounts and offers for tourists.
Island Beach Resort
Bel Air on Broadbeach
Nestled in the heart of Broadbeach, only a block from the beach and a short walk to world-class restaurants. Offering affordable one and two bedroom apartments each with a balcony. The resort features a swimming pool, spa, parking and WiFi. Good value for money in a great location.
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Location is everything! Positioned across the road from Pacific Fair, Gold Coast Convention Centre and the light rail system. Only a short stroll away from the beautiful patrolled beaches as well as the cosmopolitan Broadbeach dining and entertainment precinct. The three high-rise towers offering fully self-contained apartments overlook the swimming pool.
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Located just 250 metres from the golden beaches and crystal surf, Mantra Sierra Grand offers modern and stylish one, two and three bedroom apartments. Boasting wide balconies with some offering panoramic ocean and hinterland views. Ensuring a comfortable and relaxed stay Mantra Sierra Grand offers a variety of resort facilities.
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Soak up the Moroccan ambience in their one and two bedroom self-contained apartments with modern resort facilities including indoor and outdoor heated pools, spas, gym and stunning 360 degree views from their unique rooftop sundeck. A short stroll to the light rail, close to cosmopolitan dining precinct, Gold Coast Convention Centre, bowls club, worldclass shopping centre and casino.
Staying at Synergy Broadbeach will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to explore the Gold Coast. With modern rooms and facilities and great views of the ocean, you won’t want to leave. Located in the heart of Broadbeach, opposite the Gold Coast Convention Centre, with convenient access to fantastic shopping centres, Kurrawa Beach and over 100 superb cafés and restaurants.
Contemporary style one, two and three bedroom apartments with beachside serenity. Enjoy the relaxing ambience of Ultra Broadbeach whilst being within walking distance to the best shopping, restaurants and beaches on the Gold Coast. Take a dip in the heated lap pool, enjoy a game of tennis or sweat it out in the fitness room and sauna.
The Wave Resort
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Three Bedroom Apartment
The Wave Resort is the perfect choice for couples and families. Featuring one, two and three bedroom fully self-contained apartments with stunning views. These apartments are designed to impress with modern kitchen facilities and quality furnishings. Each contemporary apartment offers a comfortable and spacious area that provides a private sanctuary to call home. Recommended for families
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AVANI Broadbeach Residences
Offering one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped self-catering kitchens alongside incredible views of Broadbeach or the Pacific Ocean. Conveniently located one block from the beach and just down the road from Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, you can relax on the beach, shop till you drop or laze by the pool.
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
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Modern fully self-contained apartments, great pool deck and BBQ area, spa and sauna and a games room for the kids. Only a 10 minute stroll to abundant food offerings in the cosmopolitan hub of Broadbeach with plenty of options to choose from. Just metres away from the light rail, beach and also Gold Coast’s largest shopping centre, Pacific Fair.
For a holiday that’s more than a little bit swanky, try these modern apartments with their incredible views of the hinterland or the 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.
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast is situated on Broadbeach Island in the heart of the Gold Coast, the perfect place to combine relaxation and fun. Luxurious rooms enjoy sweeping coastal and hinterland views. The hotel offers a variety of restaurants and bars, live entertainment, Azure Spa & Fitness, plus the excitement of a 24 hour casino! Walk to beach and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. © Synergy Broadbeach
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COOLANGATTA & BURLEIGH HEADS 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. Burleigh Heads Laid-back and local. The actual Heads is a national park so expect breath-taking scenery. With a famous surf break, hip cafés and bars, Burleigh is a true gem!
Gemini Court Holiday Apartments
Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites
This Gold Coast beach-side resort boasts spacious, tastefully decorated self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments or four bedroom penthouse accommodation featuring spectacular coastal views from Burleigh Heads all the way north to Surfers Paradise. All apartments are fully equipped including kitchen and laundry facilities. Gemini Court Holiday Apartments boast an iconic location on Burleigh headland.
Situated in popular Burleigh Heads only a short stroll from the famous rolling surf of Burleigh Beach. Swell Resort awaits you, offering a selection of spacious apartments, with air-conditioning, laundry facilities and all fully self-contained. A gym, swimming pool, spa and tennis court are on-site, so you’re never short of things to do.
Conveniently located in the heart of Coolangatta opposite the beautiful golden sands of Coolangatta Beach. Featuring one and two bedroom self-contained apartments providing pool or hinterland views and a lagoon style swimming pool complete with waterslide, and surrounded by tropical gardens.
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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.
With stunning views over the internationally recognised surf beaches of Kirra, Greenmount and Rainbow Bay, Mantra Coolangatta Beach is on the doorstep of a number of restaurants and bars, located just 25 minutes from Surfers Paradise. Offering modern studio rooms along with one, two and three bedroom apartments, each with a private balcony and most boasting ocean views. Relax in the steamy sauna or get active by working out in the exercise room.
The laid-back ambience of Coolangatta reflects throughout the two towers allowing guests to relax. Spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments and Pacific Ocean views to die for from your very own private balcony. If this doesn’t scream relaxing holiday, we don’t know what will! Head out and explore or stay in and enjoy the resort pool.
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AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK SPECTACULAR
STRADBROKE ISLAND DAY TRIP
Australian Outback Spectacular’s Heartland takes you on a journey through immersive special effects, captivating story-telling, a cast of celebrated actors and delicious 3-course dinner and drinks.
Enjoy an evening of thrillertainment at Dracula’s Cabaret. Take the Ghost Train to the Theatre of the Vampyre, enjoy a 3-course meal and witness a wild night of fast-paced vampire vaudeville punctuated by sassy burlesque, circus acts, amazing special FX, and stadium live rock. There is nowhere in the world quite like Dracula’s Cabaret!
Spend the day on Stradbroke Island and discover a little bit of paradise just 35 minutes from the Gold Coast by high speed catamaran. It’s up to you how you spend your time on the island! BBQ lunch is included.
CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
THE PINK FLAMINGO SPIEGELCLUB
Visit Gold Coast’s number 1 Wildlife Attraction, see koalas, kangaroos and crocodiles! Watch Wild Skies Free Flight Bird Show and immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture. Discover Lost Valley and it’s amazing exotic animals. Learn about conservation, and see vets in action at one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world.
The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub is the hottest new entertainment venue in Broadbeach on Australia's Gold Coast! Experience this new world-class venue and show that combines burlesque a touch of Vegas with an array of daring international circus artists, dancers and vocalists. Pink is not a colour, it’s an attitude!
The Canyon Flyer is Australia’s largest, fastest and highest guided zipline tour. A total rainforest immersion, combining extreme adventure and nature like you have never experienced before. Our thrilling adventure tour goes for 3 hours, soaring to heights of 60 metres and at speeds up to 70 kilometres per hour.
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DREAMWORLD THEME PARKS Whether you’re looking for adrenaline-fuelled adventure or family-friendly fun, you’ll find it at Dreamworld. With rides, wildlife experiences, live shows and cultural displays, Dreamworld is truly so many worlds in one. For the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, you can take to the sky and experience an extrasensory journey over Australia with Dreamworld’s Sky Voyager.
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Over 50 rides, waterslides, live shows and wildlife experiences all in the one location! Test your nerves on the thrill rides, see majestic tigers at Tiger Island and cuddle a koala at Dreamworld Corroboree. Meet the Wiggles friends at Wiggles World, see Shrek, Po and more at The DreamWorks Experience and become a master builder at the Lego Store.
Conveniently located at Dreamworld, WhiteWater World offers the hottest waterslides on the planet and a host of family friendly slides and play areas. Brave the Fully 6, chill out in the Cave of Waves or the kids can run wild at Pipeline Plunge. With pools heated to 26 degrees during the Australian winter months, it’s always summer at WhiteWater World!
Experience the Gold Coast from the best vantage point in the region. Towering 230 metres above sea-level, SkyPoint Observation Deck showcases the bustling cityscape, picturesque hinterland and glistening coastline in one unforgettable view. As Australia’s only beachside observation deck, and the Gold Coast’s highest dining and entertainment destination, it’s a must-do experience.
Ticket Combos Immerse yourself in worlds of adventure with your Dreamworld single or multi-day ticket. Choice of 1 or 3 day tickets. • The multi-day ticket includes entry to Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and SkyPoint Observation Deck over the 3 consecutive days providing unlimited entry to all 3 attractions. • For adrenalin-junkies, SkyPoint also offers Australia’s highest external building climb which takes climbers 270 metres into the sky. • Climbs are available for morning, day, twilight and night climbs and includes entry to the Observation Deck on the day of the climb.
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. For Marine life fans, experience an unforgettable day at Australia’s Sea World. Or enjoy some family fun and visit the Australian wildlife at Paradise Country.
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Become lost in a world of fantasy and fun, meet your favourite Super Heroes and Super-Villains, and experience world-class adventure rides and attractions at Warner Bros. Movie World. Take on the tallest, longest and fastest HyperCoaster in the Southern Hemisphere or experience the action-packed stunt show Hollywood Stunt Driver 2! The kids will love the colourful Kids' WB! Fun Zone. Catch the Streets Star Parade where you can see all your favourite stars and characters.
Dive into a splashtacular family day out at Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast, where summer is endless and so is the fun. Enjoy a world-class line-up of pools and slides for the young and young at heart. Experience Wet’n’Wild Junior, a huge zone just for little adventurers or tackle the heart pumping AquaLoop as you are released via a trapdoor sending you into a vertical free fall! Finish your day at Extreme H2O Zone with Tornado, Blackhole and Kamikaze - slides not for the faint hearted.
Delve below the surface and discover a whole new world of fun and adventure at Sea World, Australia’s number one marine park! With an array of beautiful marine life including polar bears, penguins, rays, dolphins and more! From the action-packed Thunder Lake Stunt Show to the high energy Paw Patrol on Holiday Show, there’s a little bit of entertainment for everyone. Thrill seekers can brave out the Storm Coaster, while the little ones explore Nickelodeon Land.
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VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEME PARKS
Choose from a 3, 7 or 14 day Pass The best of times, the greatest memories and one-of-a-kind experiences are all here at Village Roadshow Theme Parks. With over 115 rides, slides, shows, attractions and more across four theme parks, there’s something for everyone. • 3 Day Pass gives you unlimited entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast across 3 consecutive days. • 7 Day Super Pass gives you unlimited entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast across 7 consecutive days. • 14 Day Mega Pass gives you unlimited entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast and Paradise Country across 14 consecutive days.
EXPERIENCE SUNSHINE COAST
Mellow 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 BBQ’s 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.
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FESTIVALS & EVENTS 2020
OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Australia Zoo – There is no other Zoo like Australia Zoo! Full of passionate zoo keepers who are on hand to share their knowledge about the animals and their conservation efforts with you. It’s an animal experience like no other.
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.
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. Noosa’s National Park teems with wildlife, forested edges scalloped with perfect beaches, and only a 10 minute walk from the shopping strip of Hastings Street. It offers stylish restaurants, trendy cafés, bars, boutique store’s and is steps from Noosa Main Beach. A 5 minute drive or leisurely ferry ride up the Noosa River takes you to neighbouring Noosaville, enjoy a relaxed riverfront location, restaurants, BBQ areas, playgrounds and much more. Main Beach
Ivory Palms Resort
Ivory Palms Resort is accommodations spread over 7.5 acres of tropical gardens and ponds. A perfect holiday for families, groups and couples who are looking for a peaceful few days away. Just 90 minutes from Brisbane, 20 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport, close to beautiful Noosa River and 5 minutes’ drive to Hastings Street and Noosa Beach.
Smack bang in the centre of Noosa is famous Hastings Street lined with boutiques, restaurants and cafés. Right here is where you’ll be located – in this resort that surrounds the big lagoon pool and is set amongst tropical gardens. Cross the road and you’re at the beach, where you can walk to Noosa National Park with its beautiful walking tracks.
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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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Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
Nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park this 5-star environmentally friendly resort was designed to blend with the surrounding bushland providing peaceful views out to Laguna Bay and Noosa National Park. A hidden gem with all of the holiday essentials.
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Noosa Blue Resort
Enjoy the very best of Noosa at Noosa Blue Resort – a relaxing, tranquil resort conveniently located on the crest of Noosa Hill with beautiful pool, hinterland or garden views from every room. Within walking distance of Hastings Street, Main Beach, Noosa National Park and Noosa Junction, Noosa Blue offers guests the choice of one bedroom deluxe suites with large private balconies, or penthouse apartments with rooftop terraces, hot tub and BBQ facilities.
Culgoa Point Beach Resort
Nestled on the longest private beach in Noosa, Culgoa Point Beach Resort overlooks the pristine waters of the Noosa River, the Noosa North Shore, and beyond. Offering one, two and three bedroom apartments in garden, marina and beachfront positions, the resort is within easy walking distance of the fabulous restaurants, cafés, and shops of Noosa and Noosaville. With large entertaining areas, spacious decks, and more than three acres of tropical landscaped gardens to enjoy, Culgoa Point Beach Resort is the perfect place to escape and relax Noosa style. Recommended for families
Habitat Noosa is a fantastic new 64 acre campground inside a National Park. Guests can stay in a Luxury Paperbark Glamping Tent, surrounded by trees and Kangaroos just a 200 metre walk to Lake Cootharaba. Tents are metres from an amazing range of on-site facilities which include restaurant, bistro, kiosk and Artesian Micro-Brewery. Each tent has its own private en suite with shower and toilet. All have a queen size bed with fresh linen, blankets, bar fridge, tea/coffee facilities, power points, fan, lights and private deck. Family configurations with bunk beds available on request.
Experience the ultimate beach holiday at Seahaven Noosa Resort, located with direct access to Noosa Main Beach and the worldfamous Hastings Street with renowned restaurants, cafés and boutique shopping. Free WiFi, three heated pools, kids wading pool, spa and beach side BBQ areas on-site. You can enjoy the very best of Noosa right at your front door.
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MOOLOOLABA & ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS Mooloolaba Unwind at Main Beach, one of the safest surf beaches in Australia. Wine and dine down the beachfront esplanade or stroll the newly revamped ‘The Wharf’ precinct for superb restaurants and river views. Alexandra Headlands A chilled out town sitting on the Sunshine Strip. More laid-back than its neighbours, think picnics, beaches, cocktails and soaking up the rays. Mooloolaba
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Within walking distance to the Wharf Precinct, Mooloolaba beach and a wide range of popular restaurants – this is the perfect combination of convenience and location. Work out in the well-equipped fitness room, play a game of mini golf or just sit by the pool under the rock pool waterfall in the cool tropical landscaped gardens.
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 BBQ’s and playground.
Landmark Resort & Spa
Landmark Resort & Spa is ideally situated right on the esplanade offering a choice of studio suites and fully self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments with all the comforts of a home away from home. Cool down in the tropical lagoon swimming pool or relax in the rooftop spa – either way the choice is yours.
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Funky and modern fully self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments designed with a spacious feel, with floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors opening onto the private balcony, creating a perfect area to soak up the Queensland summer climate. Located in the heart of Mooloolaba, just a short stroll from Mooloolaba Esplanade and the patrolled beach.
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Osprey Holiday Apartments
Perched on a hill overlooking the ocean, Osprey Apartments is just a short stroll from the heart of Mooloolaba. Each spacious and stylish one, two and three bedroom apartments are fully equipped and boast private balconies with garden or ocean views. Why stay anywhere else?
Grand Palais, Alexandra Headland
Overlooking the beautiful Alexandra Headland beach, this is your perfect choice for affordable comfort. Only a scenic stroll away from fabulous cafés and restaurants. Free WiFi, heated swimming pool and bike hire on-site. If you really want to spoil yourself, upgrade to an Ocean View Apartment and wake up to a glorious view.
Seaview Resort Mooloolaba is a 12 story high-rise, comprising of 50 spacious selfcontained apartments facing the magnificent Mooloolaba Beach. Apartments offer private balconies, full kitchen and laundry facilities. With heated swimming pool, games room, tennis court, BBQ areas and more. Located in the heart of Mooloolaba and a short stroll to restaurants, cafés, nightlife and the Mooloolaba Surf Club.
Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
BreakFree Alexandra Beach
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. Recommended for families
Enjoy a blissful stay located in a coveted position along the famous ‘Sunshine Strip’. Just footsteps from the sand and a short distance to Alexandra Headlands most popular attractions. With a lagoon pool featuring a sandy ‘beach’ and wading area that the kids will love, along with a lap pool, spa and poolside BBQs there’s something for everyone. Recommended for families
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CALOUNDRA & COOLUM Caloundra A coastal town at the southern end of Sunshine Coast. Taking coastal cool to the next level with family friendly beaches, water activities galore and wonderful coastal and mountain views. Coolum Laid-back seaside vibes, just a 25 minute drive from Noosa or Mooloolaba hot spots. With views of Mount Coolum, patrolled beaches, dining and elevated boardwalks for the perfect sunsets. Coolum
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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.
Positioned on the waterfront looking out to Pumicestone Passage and only 50 metres from Bulcock Beach, you won’t find a better location in Caloundra. At the centre of the resort is a heated lagoon pool and two spas while other facilities include a gym, games room and a sauna to melt the stress away and get you in holiday mode. Bulcock Beach is also an easy stroll away so grab the kids or the surf board and make the most of it.
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Coolum at the Beach Coolum at the Beach is a modern beachside resort offering stylish, fully equipped holiday apartments and luxurious villas within a lush tropical setting. Relax and unwind with on-site facilities including four swimming pools, BBQ facilities and unlimited free WiFi. For your convenience, they are located just a short, flat walk to the beach, Coles shopping complex and Coolum’s many restaurants and cafés.
EVERGLADES ECO SAFARIS CRUISE ‘N’ CANOE TOUR
SEA LIFE AQUARIUM
Enjoy a day cruising the waterways of Australia’s Everglades in Noosa with our experienced tour guides who take you on a journey through ancient mirrored landscapes. The cruise includes morning tea in a national park and a chef prepared hot roast lunch in a waterfront restaurant.
Located 1 hour north of Brisbane, Australia Zoo is the most interactive conservation destination on the planet, made famous by Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Get up close to animals including koalas, wombats and kangaroos and watch a saltwater crocodile strike from the water’s edge in the daily Wildlife Warriors show.
No trip to the Sunshine Coast is complete without visiting SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast – a multi-award-winning, all weather visitor attraction. Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths and get up close to over 10,000 creatures including Australia’s largest collections of jellyfish.
SWIM WITH THE WHALES
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.
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!
RAINFOREST VIEWS AND MONTVILLE DAY TOUR INCLUDING LUNCH
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Book this bestselling Sunshine Coast hinterland day tour to walk through enchanting rainforest, see stunning views of the Glass House Mountains, stop at stunning scenic lookouts, enjoy free time in the village of Montville and enjoy a gourmet lake side lunch.
EXPERIENCE FRASER COAST
Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island
Deserted sands and aqua-marine water are the very definition of a picture-perfect holiday, and Fraser Island, just 35 minutes by boat from the mainland, offers an abundance of both. The sand is as fine as flour and a dazzling shade of white. You’ll have miles upon miles of shoreline to yourself and a landscape which is virtually untouched. Climb the icy white sand dunes, kayak a creek, snorkel the bays, or simply bask in sunshine, Fraser island is the complete dream scene. July through to October is an ideal time to visit the Fraser Coast, notably for the humpback whales who frequent the coastline off Hervey Bay. Unlike anywhere else in the world, this is the only place where the whales physically stop during their annual journey to Antarctica. Pods rest idly on the water’s surface and there are ample opportunities to get unbelievably close to these 15 metre beauties. Whales aside, wildlife is one of the Fraser’s Coast’s biggest calling cards. Dolphins and dugongs are permanent residents in these parts, with the former being particularly extroverted. Embark on a Fraser Island boat trip, or nightly sunset cruise, and they’ll likely appear beside your vessel. And boy do they know they’re the town’s greatest showmen. If you require some respite from the beach, venture inland to the Fraser Coast Hinterland. This is where quaint country towns meet a lush interior, and verdant retreats bump shoulders with local farmland. Dine on the region’s finest produce, in celebrated restaurants, or duck into a local craft brewery, for something refreshing. © Vince Valitutti
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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Lake McKenzie – Take a scenic flight over Fraser island, soaking up the coastal views and idyllic Lake McKenzie which is hidden deep inside the island’s interior.
The Vineyard Restaurant – Indulge in some super fresh seafood at The Vineyard Restaurant in Hervey Bay. The scallops are to die for.
Sunset Cruise – Depart the jetty at Hervey Bay onboard a sunset cruise and enjoy a glass of champagne or two while the sun descends over the water.
Fraser Island – Don’t miss a boat trip to Fraser Island. After skimming across the water, you’re whisked onshore for a full day of swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing in complete, virtually deserted paradise.
Hervey Bay – A great spot for a morning coffee, lunch or dinner with superb views over the marina to Fraser Island.
Great Beach Drive – Take the scenic route to Hervey Bay, with a unique 4WD tour along 70 kilometres of iconic beaches, wildlife and rich history.
Whale-Watching – If you’re not visiting during premium whale watching season, go in search of dolphins instead. There are three resident breeds in Fraser Coast and they’re complete show-offs, and mesmerising to watch.
Kayaking, Hervey Bay – A natural bay and calm waters, hire a kayak and paddle around the warm waters and array of sea life.
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HERVEY BAY & FRASER ISLAND Hervey Bay Some call it the humpback whale watching capital of the world. With a subtropical climate, sheltered beaches, fishing and dotted seaside cafés. Fraser Island The largest sand island in the world! Enjoy over 100 freshwater lakes, 120 kilometre beach highway, purest dingoes in Eastern Australia and never-ending nature to explore!
Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay Resort is World Heritage-listed Fraser Island’s premiere eco accommodation. Nestled amongst tree-covered dunes, along the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait, the resort is the perfect springboard for fishing, swimming, bush walking or four-wheel driving on the island. The resort provides easy access to the island’s iconic sites, from swimming in the renowned Lake McKenzie, to cruising along 75 Mile Beach, exploring the ruins of the Maheno shipwreck, or canoeing through the freshwater mangrove creeks. Offering a number of room configurations, the resort suits all styles and budgets and includes Resort Hotel Rooms, King Rooms and self-contained Villas. All rooms reflect the coastal environment and optimise the idyllic weather, with wide balconies to enjoy bay views and the surrounding wallum. Kingfisher Bay Resort and Fraser Island is a must-do on your east coast itinerary and just a short 4 hour drive north from Brisbane, or 3 hours from the Sunshine Coast. The Fraser Island Adventure package includes: 2 nights resort hotel accommodation, hot buffet breakfast daily, return passenger ferry transfers from River Heads and a full-day Ranger guided 4WD tour including morning tea, lunch and national park fees. King Bay Resort Room
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Whether for fishing, diving or 4WD tours to Fraser Island, Mantra Hervey Bay is a perfect base for sightseeing, with an outdoor heated lagoon pool, kids’ pool and absolute waterfront access to the Urangan Marina. This hotel offers resort accommodation overlooking the famous waters where every year migrating humpback whales frolic with their newborns.
Ramada Hervey Bay is your ideal base to explore the beautiful Fraser Coast. Positioned a short 5 minute stroll to the marina and seaside cafés. With comfortable studio and one bedroom suites, be entertained by the outdoor pool and spa or sample the local cuisine at Smokey Joes café open daily for breakfast and dinner.
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Think of the words ‘tropical paradise.’ Conjure up an image in your head. Now make that image
at least 50 percent better and you might be getting somewhere close to encapsulating just how Dingo Beach picture-perfect the Whitsunday region of Queensland is.
The Whitsunday Islands - an archipelago of 74 islands off the northeast coast - are all fringed with stunning white beaches and surrounded by glimmering oceans with the deepest turquoise, aqua and indigo colours you’re ever likely to see. Meanwhile, the towns and coastal resorts along the coast are brimming with activities to enhance your holiday. You don’t need photo expertise to capture the incredible colours of the water that surrounds the 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 signs of envy from the folks back home when Whitsunday Coast Airport they see your holiday snaps. 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. Whether you’re seeking an action-packed adventure or are looking to enjoy levels of indulgence and relaxation, you’re guaranteed to find it in the Whitsundays.
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AIRLIE BEACH The vibrant hub of the Whitsundays and the ideal mainland base for fun and adventure. Soak up the laidback, tropical atmosphere and instantly tune into holiday mode. Stroll through the boutiques, cafés and shops of the main street; relax by the Airlie Beach lagoon and head to the Saturday morning markets that offer a quaint range of local arts and crafts and much more!
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Just a 5 minute stroll from shopping and fabulous restaurants and across from the Port of Airlie, at Whitsunday Vista Holiday Apartments is the perfect stepping-off 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.
Water’s Edge apartments in Airlie Beach, are quietly nestled in the hillside amongst lush tropical gardens and only a few minutes’ walk from the heart of Airlie Beach. The fully self-contained apartments all have modern furnishings, Balinese décor and uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands.
Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays is an iconic landmark in luxury, boutique, upscale hotel accommodation in the Whitsundays. Located in the heart of the seaside resort village of Airlie Beach, the hotel features elegantly decorated rooms with village or Coral Sea views and highly personalised service.
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Whether you’re looking to do plenty or nothing at all, Hamilton Island is the ultimate getaway. There is more than enough activities on Hamilton Island to keep you entertained for weeks. From snorkelling the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef to scenic helicopter flights or exploring the lush island on golf carts, you instantly sink into island time.
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Popular amongst small families and couples, you’re truly at one with nature in a Palm Bungalow. Set in lush, tropical gardens, and with fresh, contemporary style, they are the perfect place to relax and unwind. Each bungalow features a king size bed and single sofabed, air conditioning and a fully functional kitchenette.
Hamilton Island offers a wide range of privately owned, self-catered holiday homes sleeping from one to eight guests. Offering the complete independence of a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry and golf buggy, the homes provide both convenience and comfort. There’s everything from studios to two-storey luxury accommodation options.
The 4-star Reef View Hotel is the perfect getaway for couples, families or friends, with well-appointed rooms featuring a private balcony overlooking landscaped gardens or the breath-taking Coral Sea. Plus, guests have access to the resort swimming pools, restaurants and Island Sports Club, as well as use of non-motorised watersports.
A unique Australian expression of luxury, qualia is nestled 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. Feel time unravel in exquisitely appointed pavilions that sit in perfect harmony with the rare, natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Two exclusive restaurants provide the ideal stage to whet the appetite with the fresh and innovative. For a truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments.
With a spectacular beachfront location, the boutique hotel is an adults only oasis, offering the ultimate couples getaway. Set in landscaped tropical gardens, all rooms face directly onto Catseye Beach, and each with their own private courtyard or balcony. Exclusive guest facilities include a restaurant, lounge, bar and infinity-edge pool.
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Daydream Island Resort When you daydream about a tropical escape but in reality your dreams are within reach! Daydream Island Resort, the jewel of the Whitsundays, is in the most idyllic of locations, encircled by a stunning network of reef lagoons in the Great Barrier Reef. The refurbished modern and stylish rooms and suites each offer a delightful view across the pool landscape and gardens or looking out to the impossibly blue waters of the Whitsundays. There is an expanded food and beverage offering across the island with three restaurants and three bars giving you options to cater for every occasion. An exciting new Asian Fusion restaurant has been added to the collection of dining venues to sit alongside the buffet and modern Australian restaurants – you definitely won’t go hungry with the mouth-watering options available on the island. A revitalised pool landscape allows you to put your feet up, work on your tan or swim and enjoy unparalleled views across the Whitsunday’s Great Barrier Reef. And if you are feeling a little peckish whilst at the pool, the swimming hub is complemented by a poolside bar inclusive of a new burger concept. Immerse yourself in one of Australia’s most unique experiences as you make unforgettable connections with the amazing animals of the Living Reef, take lots of pictures as you’ll want to post your new memories on social media using the complimentary WiFi in your room. Whether you want to ride the wind or dive into an adventure, there are activities for everyone. Daydream Island Resort is where your Great Barrier Reef dreams come true!
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InterContinental Hayman Island Resort Welcome to a new era of immersive luxury in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will immerse you in a world of breath-taking natural beauty, iconic island experiences and sacred moments of connection with your family, friends and yourself. Nestled at the northernmost point of the stunning Whitsundays, Australia’s most iconic private island resort redefines luxury island living with 168 beautifully-appointed rooms, suites and villas artfully intertwined with spectacular pools, panoramic seascapes and tropical gardens. From the moment your feet hit the sand, you’ll discover unforgettable island experiences where exploring the world-famous Heart Reef by air, turquoise swirls of Whitehaven Beach by boat or remote rainforest mountains by foot is just the beginning. Embark on a culinary journey with five new restaurants and bars designed to cultivate mindful indulgence across a myriad of cuisines, including poolside Pan-Asian-infused menus in Bam Bam, Italian flavour in Amici Trattoria, locally-sourced seafood in Pacific’s ocean-facing dining room and a collection of once-in-a-lifetime private dining moments.
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Seeking something deeper. Hayman Spa will inspire you to leave the world behind and immerse you in one-of-a-kind treatments, wellness philosophies and luxurious Sodashi products that will renew your body and mind. While little ones will discover island adventures within our world-class InterContinental Planet Trekkers Kids Club. Be one of the first to experience the reimagined InterContinental Hayman Island Resort and discover a place of visual and visceral beauty so deep, it will leave you feeling transformed.
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CAMIRA SAILING ADVENTURE
GREAT BARRIER REEF ADVENTURE
Sail through the Whitsunday Islands to the Northern end of Whitehaven Beach. Take a leisurely walk to Hill Inlet and Lookout for the postcard view, then head off for snorkelling before hopping back onboard for a delicious BBQ lunch. All inclusive of meals, beer, wine and soft drink.
Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to the outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Snorkelling, semisubmarine rides and the underwater observatory will help you explore the coral and fish life. Helicopter joy flights over Heart Reef, diving and snorkel safaris available to book (additional cost).
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WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS & WHITEHAVEN BEACH
Cruise to Reefworld and enjoy all the activities of the Great Barrier Reef Adventure. 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. Enjoy your al a carte dinner and settle into your comfy Reefbed for an unforgettable night.
Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands before arriving at Australia’s number 1 beach. With up to 2 hours at the southern end of the beach there is plenty of time to explore, swim and relax. If time allows there is a short walk to Solway Circuit lookout for magnificent views.
ULTIMATE WHITEHAVEN BEACH HIKE, HILL INLET & LOOKOUT Experience all there is to do on Whitehaven Beach. Walk up to Hill Inlet, swim and sunbathe, take a guided walk and enjoy a gourmet burger cooked and served on the beach with side salads. No other tour gives you this much time to explore Australia’s number 1 beach.
EXPERIENCE TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
Where rainforest meets reef, there are few places on Earth that can boast such unique natural attractions.
Wild, unspoilt and adventurous by nature, Tropical North Queensland is home to two World Heritage-listed natural wonders and enough adventures to tick off the bucket list for even the most seasoned traveller. The laid-back, tropical centres of Cairns and Port Douglas are major gateways to the Great Barrier Reef, and 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 ecoresort, perhaps spend a week diving the reef, or race down the rapids of the Barron River, the opportunities are endless.
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The natural environment is as diverse as the cultures making up this little slice of paradise. © Thala Beach Nature Reserve
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FESTIVALS & EVENTS 2020 Apr
7 Cairns Marathon
Gregory Downs Races
Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week
Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship
31 Jul-02 Aug
Tour of the Tropics
Reef to Reef MTB
Palm Cove Reef Feast
23 Aug-01 Sep
OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Great Barrier Reef – One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the world’s most beautiful sun-soaked golden beaches. You can swim, snorkel, dive and sail this living masterpiece.
Daintree Rainforest – Home of the world’s oldest surviving rainforest. Watch for the flash of blue that gives away the cassowary moving through the evergreen forest or discover tiny fish in cool freshwater pools. Explore on your own or with an expert guide; the ancient rainforests, stunning valleys, superb beaches and spectacular forest-clad mountains.
Kuranda – Located in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics, is a relaxed way to experience the rainforest without having to get your shoes too dirty. The Kuranda Scenic Railway offers a spectacular journey for those who are ready to step into the past and along the pathway of the pioneers of Northern Queensland.
Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park – Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years. The perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s diverse Aboriginal heritage.
Trinity Beach – Walk the rocky coastal walk that winds around the southern headland, with gorgeous views back towards Cairns and you may even spot a turtle popping its head up on calmer days.
Four Mile Beach – Soak up the sun while the kids enjoy the gentle surf break. Patrolled year round with loads of fun activities on offer.
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The moment you step off the plane, you’ll feel a laid-back city vibe. Stroll to the marina to watch the reef boats depart, head to the numerous eateries that line the bustling Esplanade or sit back at The Pier for waterfront dining. Don’t forget to take a dip in the Esplanade Lagoon and hit the bustling night markets. For day trips or overnight stays, escape to the outer Islands and be amongst the golden sand beaches, national parks and abundant marine life.
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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.
Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
Riley is a sophisticated character with a playful outlook on life. Guests can expect understated elegance, contemporary design and a splash of fun. In a prime location on the iconic Cairns Esplanade, Riley features 311 stylish rooms and suites. When it comes to restaurants and bars, take your pick from Rocco, Cairns’ highest rooftop bar, Paper Crane for modern Asian fusion or Greenfields for fresh alfresco.
Southern Cross Atrium Apartments
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, both heated and non heated. The property offers BBQ areas, gym, spa and a breakfast café. All apartments offer full kitchens or kitchenettes and have a private balcony or courtyard so you are all set for a relaxing holiday.
You’ll love the location right on the Esplanade – step outside and you are amongst the hustle and bustle of Cairns where shops, cafés, restaurants and bars are literally on your doorstep. Directly across the road is the Esplanade Lagoon, a 4800sq m saltwater swimming pool, followed by the famous and beautiful Cairns marina.
Fitzroy Island Resort
Green Island Resort
Just a 45 minute Fitzroy Flyer 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.
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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MISSION BEACH & TRINITY BEACH Enjoy the quiet life? Small coastal towns, with a cosy and friendly village feel? This is the place for you! Trinity Beach, a beachside suburb of Cairns region. Think charming and sleepy town vibe, walks along the esplanade and the perfect spot to base yourself for those day trips. Mission Beach, made up of four villages with a 14 kilometre stretch of sandy beaches, itâ€™s not hard to find a still space to relax with a book.
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Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach
The best of the northern beaches, Trinity Beach is a little gem in Tropical North Queensland. On The Beach comprises of seven beachfront buildings on the esplanade, a stoneâ€™s throw from the beautiful beach. Each building has its own pool, BBQ area and surrounded by tropical gardens. All apartments are well equipped and have a balcony providing great views of the beach and ocean.
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.
The ultimate beachfront escape, Castaways Mission Beach is the perfect destination for couples, families and friends. The resort offers a wide range of accommodation including luxury beachfront rooms, self-contained apartments, and lush rainforest rooms. Spread over three centrally located properties, guests have access to three pools, gym and laundry facilities, Drift Day Spa and Bibesia Restaurant and Cocktail Bar.
Named after the palm trees that border the beach, only a 25 minute drive from Cairns you’ll discover this tucked away tropical paradise. Palm Cove has grown in popularity yet maintains its small town charm. If you’re in the mood for exploring, you’ll have easy access to day trips and other coastal towns. Or, simply spend your time at Williams Esplanade main street; lined with quality restaurants, quaint cafes, boutique resorts and day spas. It’s relaxed yet sophisticated.
The Reef Retreat Palm Cove
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.
Just 50 meters to the beach and restaurants, The Reef Retreat in Palm Cove is a low rise 4-star apartment style resort set amongst a rainforest setting. Offering a choice of accommodation from studios, spa suites or one, two and three bedroom apartments with spacious private balconies and a heated pool and spa.
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa
Peppers Beach Club & Spa
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.
You can’t help but relax at this gorgeous resort in the heart of the village and just steps from the sea. The lagoon pool with a sandy beach, surrounded by palm trees and ample sun loungers. There is also the quieter rainforest pool, or for total relaxation try the superb day spa. If you feel the need to earn your dip then hit the gym or tennis court.
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PORT DOUGLAS As you head north from Cairns and down the famous scenic coastal drive, you’ll reach the popular and charming seaside village of Port Douglas. It serves as a jumping-off point for the Great Barrier Reef, a leap to Daintree Rainforest and the ultimate ‘me’ time at exclusive resorts. Discovering Tropical North is easy, it’s all so accessible. This laid-back, and at times tourist hot spot offers adventure and lazy peaceful days all wrapped up in one.
Regal Port Douglas
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.
Oaks Port Douglas Lagoons Suites
The perfect place to cool off when the tropics get hot! Oaks Port Douglas Lagoons Suites offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, in keeping with the warm, ambience of the region. Take a dip in Four Mile Beach only a 5 minute stroll from the property, or go for a swim in one of the six lagoon style pools.
Mantra Aqueous on Port
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!
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.
The Beach Terraces
Beach Terraces Holiday Apartments offers one, two and three bedroom holiday accommodation in Port Douglas – just 70 metres to Four Mile Beach and a short stroll to Port Douglas Village, shops and restaurants. With just 20 apartments the property boasts a lagoon style pool with spa, baby’s pool, large sundeck and BBQ area with a third adjoining lap pool.
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Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala is a deluxe family owned eco retreat set on 58 hectares of tropical forest; located near Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland. 83 spacious bungalows have ocean, mountain and/or forest views. Sitting atop a headland with panoramic views, Thala is well placed to visit World Heritage icons the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas
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.
This place feels like a tropical home away from home – the apartments are spacious with free WiFi and have nice private balconies with shutters which act as an extra living area for those leisurely afternoons and evenings. You’re just 150 metres from the huge array of restaurants in the village and only 200 metres from Four Mile Beach.
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.
Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments 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.
Pullman Port Douglas Resort & Spa
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 ALUCO Restaurant and bar.
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QUICKSILVER OUTER BARRIER REEF
SAILAWAY SUNSET SAILING
A visit to the renowned Agincourt Reef is an 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.
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 canapĂŠs.
SILVERSONIC DIVE & SNORKEL
WAVEDANCER LOW ISLES SAILING
Step aboard the Silversonic for a day of fun and adventure in the natural wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef. Youâ€™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.
Luxury catamaran, Wavedancer, sails to Low Isles, an idyllic, picturesque coral cay. Laze under a thatched beach umbrella, slip into the water and snorkel over coral gardens alive with brilliantly coloured fish, explore the island with a marine biologist and view the corals through a glass bottom boat.
Tours depart from Port Douglas.
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CAIRNS SUNSET CRUISE
Discover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef from a spacious platform moored at the magnificent outer reef. With activities perfect for swimmers and non-swimmers alike, you can snorkel and dive, or stay dry and experience the reef from the semi-submersible and underwater observatory.
Relax and unwind with a sunset cruise from Cairns along the Trinity Inlet. Be welcomed aboard with a complimentary drink and take in the magical views as the sun sets over the mangroves, waterways and mountains.
GREEN ISLAND DISCOVERY
OCEAN SPIRIT MICHAELMAS CAY CRUISE
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.
Set sail aboard the beautiful sailing catamaran, Ocean Spirit, to Michaelmas Cay’s unique reef environment. Encircled by fringing reef it’s also a seabird sanctuary. Snorkel from the beach, cruise in the semisubmersible, observe the island birdlife or just relax and enjoy a leisurely day on the reef. Introductory scuba diving and guided snorkel tours are available.
Tours depart from Cairns.
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HARTLEY’S CROCODILE ADVENTURES
KURANDA, FRIENDS IN THE RAINFOREST
Wander boardwalks through eucalypt woodlands, rainforest and wetlands full of tropical wildlife. Cruise Hartley’s Lagoon, the natural habitat of saltwater crocodiles, and learn about these fascinating reptiles. Located between Cairns and Port Douglas it offers a unique Australian wildlife experience.
Friends in the Rainforest combines Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Kuranda. Kuranda Koala Gardens, boasts iconic Australian animals including wallabies and pademelons, koalas and wombats, quokkas, bilbies and gliders, bettongs and more. Birdworld Kuranda has hundreds of friendly Australian native and exotic birds in one open air, free flight aviary.
TJAPUKAI ABORIGINAL CULTURE PARK
CAIRNS BUNGY JUMP & MINJIN SWING
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.
Leap into an adrenaline-fuelled adventure with a bungy jump or Minjin Swing at the Cairns Bungy Tower located in lush rainforest with views of the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef.
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SKYRAIL & KURANDA SCENIC RAILWAY
DAINTREE ADVENTURE DAY WITH JUNGLE SURFING
Combine World Heritage Rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway for a great day out. For unbeatable views, upgrade to a Diamond View Gondola and ensure you download the Skyrail Interpretive App and Audio Guide. Head back on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which was built over 100 years ago and winds its way through the beautiful mountain ranges.
Visiting the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation; your adventure filled day includes Jungle Surfingâ€™s zip-line tour, interpretive walk through the rainforest, untouched beaches, and lookouts. Search for saltwater crocodiles during a wildlife cruise on the mighty Daintree River, enjoy a delicious restaurant lunch, with a bio-organic ice-cream afterwards for dessert.
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RIVER DRIFT SNORKELLING
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.
Within an ancient rainforest, step into the cool, crystal clear water and drift with the current as you explore life under the waterâ€™s surface. Watch fish dart in and around river stones and keep your eyes out for the occasional turtle. This family friendly tour is the perfect way to stay cool in the hot tropics and a great introduction to snorkelling before heading out to the reef.
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CAIRNS & HIGHLANDS LOOP 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS SUGGESTED SELF-DRIVE Few places on earth can match the beauty and the sophistication of Tropical North. Take to the water and explore Great Barrier Reef, head north to the seaside village of Port Douglas and visit the superb tropical rainforest of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. 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.
Cape Tribulation Daintree Daintree National Park Mount Molloy Mareeba
Mossman Port Douglas
Innisfail Mission Beach
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.
Our favourite places to stay: • • • •
Southern Cross Atrium Apartments, Cairns Mantra Aqueous on Port, Port Douglas Cape Tribulation Beach House Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach
Great Barrier Reef
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.
Millaa Millaa Falls
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PACIFIC COAST TOURING ROUTE 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS SUGGESTED SELF-DRIVE
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. 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 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, white sandy beaches and secluded rainforest pockets. 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. Day 6: Cairns Cairns is a great base to explore the wonders of Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree. Our favourite places to stay: • • • •
The Point Bargara Best Western Bundaberg City Motor Inn Rydges Southbank Townsville Southern Cross Atrium Apartments, Cairns
Rockhampton © Vince Valitutti
Townsville Eungella NationalPark
Magnetic Island Mackay
Clairview Rockhampton Cania Gorge National Park
Byfield National Park 1770 Bundaberg Sunshine Coast
Highlights worth seeing along the way 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. 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 1 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.
Cania Gorge National Park
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Lawn Hill Gorge
JOURNEY OF THE GULF SAVANNAH
Coach Savannahlander Train Gulflander Train
13 DAYS/12 NIGHTS Day 1-2: Longreach Welcome to Longreach! Hear all about the adventures ahead with a comprehensive tour orientation by your Savannah Guides Operator driver and host. Visit the world-class Qantas Founders Museum, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas.
Adels Grove Burke & Wills Road house
Day 3: Cloncurry Meet outback characters when you visit favourite Aussie pubs the Blue Heeler, and Walkabout Creek Hotel from the hit movie Crocodile Dundee. Discover the great Australian story of our Royal Flying Doctor Service. Day 4-5: Lawn Hill Gorge Discover the spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge, Boodjumulla National Park. Cruise the tranquil gorge with its vivid orange sandstone cliffs and emerald green waters.
Day 10-11: Mount Surprise Board the Savannahlander in Forsayth for a highly personalised rail tour on this classic 1960s ‘silver-bullet’ railmotor. Explore the Undara Lava Tubes, part of the world’s longest lava flow from a single volcanic crater. Day 12: Cairns Travel through contrasting landscapes to enjoy lunch at Woodleigh Station. Cruise the enchanting Lake Barrine in World Heritage Rainforest. Day 13: Cairns Your tour concludes after breakfast today with a transfer to your homeward bound connections.
Mt Surprise Einasleigh
Day 6-7: Karumba Take a tour of the Barramundi Discovery Centre and enjoy a sunset cruise to a sand island in the Gulf. Day 8-9: Cobbold Gorge Ride the famous Gulflander rail. Cruise the magnificent Cobbold Gorge. Join an optional walk to the top of the escarpment for awesome views of the gorge below.
Tour Highlights • • • • • • • • •
Discover the legends at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame Explore the Qantas Founders Museum Relax aboard the Drover’s Sunset Cruise Discover Lawn Hill (Boodjumulla) National Park Gulflander and Savannahlander Scenic Rail Barramundi Discover Centre and sunset Gulf cruise Cruise Cobbold Gorge and tour the station Explore the ancient Undara Lava Tubes Lake Barrine Cruise and Afternoon Tea
Departures: Set departures (Apr-Sep) Inclusions: 12 nights accommodation, daily breakfast, 11 lunches, 12 dinners, Savannah Guides Operator Driver and Host, all entrance fees, attractions as per itinerary
Cobbold Gorge © Nathan McNeil
Stockman’s Hall of Fame
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NORTH WEST LOOP 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS SUGGESTED SELF-DRIVE A ‘must-do’ fully sealed adventure self-drive route, the North West Loop features spectacular National Parks, timeless gorges, prehistoric discoveries and welcoming communities. The drive links The Savannah Way with the Overlander’s Way via the northern section of the Matilda Way.
Day 1: Cairns – Undara (260km) Venture southwest via the lush Atherton Tablelands to Forty Mile Scrub. From the turn-off, take the sealed road through Whitewater Cattle Station to Undara Experience - the largest lava tubes system on earth.
Day 2: Undara There’s plenty to see and do at Undara Experience, with a mix of selfguided and organised tours to suit all levels of fitness. Join a guided ‘Wildlife at Sunset’ tour to catch a big sky sunset and to see the insecteating micro bats. Day 3: Undara – Karumba (518km) Try your hand at gem fossicking in Mount Surprise. See Krys, a life-size statue of the largest saltwater crocodile ever caught. End the day in Karumba, described by locals as ‘outback by the sea’. Day 4: Karumba Visit the Barramundi Discovery Centre, feed the fish or join a half-day fishing charter. Day 5: Karumba – Cloncurry (453km) Travel via Normanton and the Burke Development Road to Cloncurry. Visit John Flynn Place Museum, a tribute to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Take a side trip to Mount Isa and visit the Hard Times Mine. Day 6: Cloncurry – Hughenden (400km) Meet the cheeky dunnart or take a soak in the Julia Creek Artesian Bath House. Dig for fossils and see the world’s most complete marine fossils at Kronosaurus Korner. Day 7: Hughenden Meet ‘Hughie’ the Muttaburrasaurus at Flinders Discovery Centre. Discover nearby Porcupine Gorge National Park. Day 8: Hughenden – Townsville (382km) Call in to the gold mining town of Charters Towers before continuing your drive to the vibrant tropical city of Townsville.
QUEENSLAND Highlights worth seeing along the way • • • • • • • • • •
Discover the Atherton Tablelands food and wine trails Explore the incredible Undara Lava Tubes Fossick for gems in Mount Surprise Uncover the gold rush story in Croydon Ride the historic Gulflander rail tour Join a Gulf fishing charter or sunset cruise Feed a barra at the Barramundi Discovery Centre Learn the legend behind the Royal Flying Doctor Enjoy a relaxing soak at the Artesian Bath House Hunt for fossils and visit Kronosaurus Korner
Our favourite places to stay: • • • •
Undara Experience End of the Road Motel, Karumba Gidgee Inn Motel, Cloncurry Royal Hotel, Hughenden
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DISCOVER QUEENSLAND BY RAIL Queensland is full of hidden surprises just waiting to be discovered, and what better way to experience them than through the magic of rail. From the lush coastline from Brisbane to Cairns, to Outback Queensland where the red dirt meets the horizon. A journey aboard Queensland Rail Travel, is your choice for a relaxed, comfortable rail holiday.
Spirit of Queensland Step aboard and discover its contemporary and comfortable design as the train travels the coastline between Brisbane and Cairns, five days a week. Designed with relaxation in mind, enjoy settling back into the innovative RailBed – a spacious seat by day, converting to a lie-flat bed at night, or for shorter journeys, leather comfort of Premium Economy Seats. Choose from a selection of onboard in-seat entertainment, read a book, enjoy a bite to eat or simply soak up the changing landscape.
Tilt Train Travel along the scenic route between Brisbane and Rockhampton to some of Queensland’s most iconic destinations including Fraser Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Sit back in an Economy or Business Seat and enjoy refreshments from the Galley or trolley seat service along the way. Travelling at speeds of 160 kilometres per hour, it gets its name from gently tilting whilst taking curves at speed.
Spirit of Queensland Tilt Train Spirit of the Outback City network or RailBus Connection
Cairns GREAT BARRIER REEF Tully Townsville
Spirit of the Outback
Stop Over Fare
Discover Queensland’s unique spirit as you take an overnight journey into its rugged outback aboard enduring favourite, the Spirit of the Outback. Enjoy country-style comfort in your sleeper and marvel at the changing scenery, or connect with fellow travellers as you delight in chef-prepared meals and camaraderie. Sit back, relax and watch the world outside your window change from bustling Brisbane to the laid-back Heritage town of Longreach, excited by the adventures that lie ahead.
If you’re looking to take your time and explore Queensland’s east coast, then grab a Stop Over fare. With unlimited stop overs in one direction between Brisbane and Cairns, or vice versa over a 12 month period, the fare is your ticket to discover the east coast of Queensland by rail. Offering an overnight journey on Australia’s first RailBed and daylight travel in seats this journey is sure to impress.
Bundaberg Hervey Bay Maryborough
Brisbane Gold Coast
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