Summary of The Day: Today, you'll begin your adventure through Queensland in either Byron Bay, Gold Coast, or Brisbane.
Make your way to the bus terminal in the morning to board your transportation and travel north along Sunshine Coast to the beautiful Coastal Village of Hervey Bay.
Mostly famous for the incredible humpback whale watching opportunities, beside being the gateway to Fraser Island, together with its climate, beaches, gorgeous ocean, and a laidback local community, you will fall in love with Hervey Bay. On arrival, check-in your accommodation and enjoy this relaxing town.
Summary of The Day: Today, get ready to experience Fraser Island, a stunning island set in the Great Barrier Reef. After being picked-up from your accommodation in Hervey Bay, you'll transfer to the beautiful island!
Aboriginal legend names Fraser Island K'Gari, meaning paradise, probably because there are about 75 miles of incredible nature to enjoy: fresh-water lakes with turtles, rocky outcrops with magnificent views and a natural jacuzzi - all perfect to relax or swim.
Discover its amazing beauty with a 4WD tour. You'll start with a visit to Central Station, a former logging station where you can stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk to discover the ancient King Ferns, towering Gum and Pine trees. Then, you'll head to Lake McKenzie for a revitalizing swim in the crystal blue waters and relax on the sandy white beaches...it’s picture perfect!
Next, drive along the Seventy-Five Mile Beach, a stunning sandy highway where you can spot local birds of prey hunting along the shore or humpback whales migrating through the region (between July - November). From here you'll travel to Eli Creek for a dip in this fast-flowing freshwater creek, which pours out 80 megalitres of water daily into the ocean.
Afterwards, you'll encounter the Maheno Shipwreck, a rusting wreck washed ashore during an out-of-season cyclone in 1935 - it's one of Fraser Island’s most recognizable sites. Finally, you'll reach the last great attraction: the Pinnacles Coloured Sands. Here, you'll learn how these technicolour sand formations were created and the Butchulla legends surrounding them.
Returning to Hervey Bay in the evening, you will have time to grab dinner before catching an overnight bus to Airlie Beach (about a 12-hour duration).
Summary of The Day: This morning you will reach the beautiful Airlie Beach.
Upon arrival make your way to your new accommodation to drop your bags and explore the town and coast before checking in from 3:00pm. Airlie Beach has a beautiful waterfront with a large lagoon to dip your feet and take in some sun surrounded by nature! Enjoy the rest of the day sunbathing or visiting the many cafes and restaurants Airlie Beach has to offer.
Summary of The Day: Have an early start today with a morning trip to go sailing to Whitsunday Island.
You'll be picked up right from your accommodations and head out on a sailboat through the islands and onto the most famous of them all: Whitsunday Island. Here you'll be awe-struck by Whitehaven Beach, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, which stretches for a spectacular seven kilometers and the sand is almost 100% silica, giving it a vivid white color. As you step ashore and sink into the powder-fine sand you will realize why this place is so famous.
At Whitehaven, you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, beside taking in the beautiful beaches and bays. Before feeling the thrill of high speed sailing again, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch and get ready to return to Airlie Beach, where you will spend your second night.
Summary of The Day: Enjoy a full day at leisure in Airlie Beach. Sit by the beach or lagoon and read a book, take in the sun and enjoy all the beauty this amazing location has to offer.
Summary of The Day: It is time to say goodbye to Airlie Beach as you board the bus early to head up to Far North Queensland, into Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Your bus will arrive in the evening after a 10-hour ride, and you'll check into your accommodation.
Summary of The Day: Enjoy a full day at leisure the explore Cairns, a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambiance, and the famous getaway to the World Heritage wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Overnight in Cairns.
Summary of The Day: Today you will go to the meeting point to start your cruise to the Great Barrier Reef via Green Island. Enjoy five hours visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations on board of a large luxury vessel that will provide a superior ride in all weather conditions, no big crowds and exclusive protected Reef locations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff will ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience.
During the cruise you will go on a guided snorkeling tour, and receive a scuba diving lesson for you to understand what it is all about. On board, there will be live musical entertainment and you will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas.
After the tour, return to your accommodation in Cairns for overnight.
Summary of The Day: Have another free day in Cairns to discover this subtropical paradise on your own, or to just chill and enjoy the city life trying out delicious food and checking-out the local pubs. Overnight in Cairns.
Summary of The Day: Today after checking-out your accommodation, this amazing experience will come to an end. We wish you safe travels onwards.
|7:15AM||Brisbane||Greyhound Brisbane Coach Termianl||151/171 Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia|
|7:50AM||Byron Bay||Byron Bay Bus Terminal||84 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481|
|9:15AM||Gold Coast||Greyhound Gold Coast / Surfers Paradise||10 Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia|
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