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Brisbane or Cairns: Tropical Adventure Epic Trip for 18 - 39 Year Olds

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,961

Heads up, sun seekers! Your tropical Queensland vacation is here! Set out from either Brisbane or Cairns and discover the best sights and most memorable experiences of Queensland’s diverse coastline. Hit the dunes and discover the history of Fraser Island, sail the Whitsundays, and explore the Great Barrier Reef.


This 10-day Australia vacation keeps the focus on sunny Queensland, giving you the choice to travelling north or south between Brisbane and Cairns.

If you set out from Brisbane, your first stop is Fraser Island. Like a desert island covered with dingoes and forests to explore, Fraser offers 4WD tours, a fascinating history (check out the Moreno Shipwreck) and as you’d expect, awesome beaches year round. Next, you’ll head up to Myella Farm, with a chance to stop at the Bundaberg rum distillery for a tour and tasting. Queensland is a state that runs on its farms, so try your hand at horse riding, jump on the back of a motorbike, or learn about the traditional owners of the land, learning about the Totems crucial to the local Aboriginal culture. You can even try throwing a boomerang or creating your own Indigenous-style artwork.

Your next stop is the Whitsunday Islands… and you may not want to leave. With unspoiled blue waters at ideal temperatures throughout the year, and arguably Australia’s best beach, Whitehaven, on Whitsunday Island itself, this could be the closest Queensland gets to Heaven. Best of all, you’ll be aboard your own private yacht for two days of exploration, swimming, snorkelling, and more. You can even have a shot at the helm to test your seafaring skills.

Then spend a night on Magnetic Island, just off the coast of Townsville. Where you’ll enjoy a private tour of a local wildlife park, including some close encounters with some of Australia's furriest, and scaliest native animals. Your final stop is Cairns, set between the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and the lush rainforests of Kuranda and the Great Dividing Range. You’ve had a pretty busy schedule so far, so it’s up to you how to spend your time here. Take an optional Great Barrier Reef trip if you can’t get enough colour beneath the sea, or head inland to explore the natural beauty of tropical North Queensland’s forests.

And if you’d rather end your adventure in the big city, the entire trip can be done in reverse, departing from Cairns.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,961

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Day 1

Brisbane to Fraser Island

First up: meet your new trip mates in BrisVegas (aka Brisbane). Today we'll discover Noosa and the breathtaking Glasshouse Mountains, then board the ferry bound for Fraser Island. UNESCO World Heritage listed and the world's largest sand island, this place is pretty special.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island

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    Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island



    Queensland's Fraser Island offers up an ever-changing dune scape as the worlds largest sand island. This World Heritage-listed national park, which sits within the Great Sandy Biosphere and adjoins the Great Sandy Marine Park, offers a unique blend of action and adventure versus relaxation and ...

    Queensland's Fraser Island offers up an ever-changing dune scape as the worlds largest sand island. This World Heritage-listed national park, which sits within the Great Sandy Biosphere and adjoins the Great Sandy Marine Park, offers a unique blend of action and adventure versus relaxation and total immersion in nature. The natural diversity of this island paradise - sub-tropical rainforest, stunning dune lakes, arid dunes, fresh-water creeks and the seaside - makes it a must-see on any Australian east coast itinerary.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Fishing Facilities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Fraser Island

Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand - as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dingoes and forests. Embark on an included four-wheel drive along the beach highway and explore Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck and so much more.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Fraser Island to Myella Farm

Time to swap the beach for the bush and make a beeline for a home-cooked meal and cattle station visit. Along the way, we'll stop off at the iconic Bundaberg rum distillery for a tour and tasting sesh in the heart of sugar cane country. Then: onwards to the farm. Think dusty plains and wide open spaces.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Myella Farm Stay

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    Experience Outback Australia on a cattle station 125km S/W of Rockhampton. Myella is small, personal and relaxing. Enjoy horse riding, 4WD farm tours, home cooking, campfires, feeding animals, cow milking and red dust! The farm stay is very activity based, however you can do as ...

    Experience Outback Australia on a cattle station 125km S/W of Rockhampton. Myella is small, personal and relaxing. Enjoy horse riding, 4WD farm tours, home cooking, campfires, feeding animals, cow milking and red dust!

    The farm stay is very activity based, however you can do as much or as little as you like. Guests enjoy the informal schedule and the fact that they are staying on a real farm. Peter, Olive and Lyn have been farming all their lives and have hosted guests since 1993. The farm consists of 2600 acres of land with 300 Brahman-cross cattle. The Eather family along with the Myella team, offer a unique, refreshing and relaxed experience.

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    • Internet Access
    • Pool (s)

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Day 4

Myella Farm

After counting all of those stars and a good nights' rest you will be refreshed and ready to take on the day ahead. Horse riding*, motor bike riding lesson* or meet the animals are just some of the activities you might want to try this morning before we say goodbye to our family hosts. From Myella, we cross into the tropics at the beef capital of Queensland - Rockhampton, or "Rocky" to the locals - before arriving at Emu Park. This casual coastal town is the perfect location for us to be treated to a very deep insight into the local Aboriginal Culture as we learn about Totems, Artefacts, show your skill of throwing a Boomerang and even create our very own piece of Indigenous Art work to take home. Take a dip in the resort pool before you'll enjoy some local hospitality as we sit down together to enjoy a delicious combination of local beef and seafood.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Emu's Beach Resort

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    Emu's Beach Resort



    Looking to sit back and take it easy for a while? Emu's Beach Resort is perfect for you. Situated in the casual stress-free central Queensland coastal town of Emu Park, Emu's is the perfect place to sit back, take it easy and forget the commotion ...

    Looking to sit back and take it easy for a while? Emu's Beach Resort is perfect for you. Situated in the casual stress-free central Queensland coastal town of Emu Park, Emu's is the perfect place to sit back, take it easy and forget the commotion of those large towns and overcrowded cities you have been visiting. Emu's is a short walk from the main street of Emu Park and directly across the road from one of the areas more attractive beaches.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Barbeque
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Pool (s)

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Day 5

Myella Farm to The Whitsundays (Sailing)

Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight (two days, one night) sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. Cue feasts, swim stops and plenty of snorkelling.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 6

Airlie Beach

Today, we'll set sail for sandy beaches, snorkel over coral reefs and soak up the sun. Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds, and swim with the resident reef fish at our snorkelling spot. Back on board, practise your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm. Make the most of this paradise before we head back to shore tonight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
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Mantra Club Croc

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    Mantra Club Croc



    Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach is located in the beautiful Whitsundays. This outback style accommodation has 154 rooms and is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends. Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach surrounds 50 metres of free-form pool and waterfalls edged with rock gardens ...

    Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach is located in the beautiful Whitsundays. This outback style accommodation has 154 rooms and is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends. Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach surrounds 50 metres of free-form pool and waterfalls edged with rock gardens and pandanus palms. Standard rooms have one queens sized bed and one single bed. Superior rooms have one queen sized bed. All rooms feature; veranda or balcony with pool views, flatscreen TV, radio, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, refrigerator, ensuite bathroom with shower, tea and coffee facilities and direct dial ISD/STD phone

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island

Included:
Magnetic Island Hopper Pass
Bush Walking

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Arcadia Village Motel

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    Arcadia Village Motel



    Located opposite Geoffrey Bay and 100m from Alma Bay, Arcadia Village Motel offers 3 star beachfront Magnetic Island accommodation. The motel is adjacent to Arcadia Village Hotel and 500m from the Stage Door Theatre Restaurant, making the motel a great place to stay on Magnetic ...

    Located opposite Geoffrey Bay and 100m from Alma Bay, Arcadia Village Motel offers 3 star beachfront Magnetic Island accommodation. The motel is adjacent to Arcadia Village Hotel and 500m from the Stage Door Theatre Restaurant, making the motel a great place to stay on Magnetic Island whether its for a weekend or a week.

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Day 8

Magnetic Island to Cairns

Get stuck into a private tour of the local wildlife park, where you can kiss a baby crocodile, smooch a blue tongue lizard and even cuddle a koala (all optional). Back on the Bruce Highway and colourful Cairns in the far north tropic region is our next destination. We'll pass palm tree-lined streets this afternoon as we make our way into Cairns, nestled between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range. After checking into our centrally located hotel, head out to grab some dinner - you're spoilt for dining choices here. After dinner the revelry is up to you - check out the famous Night Markets or soak up the local nightlife at one of the many bars and clubs.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Ibis Styles Cairns

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    Ibis Styles Cairns



    Located in the city centre, ibis Styles Cairns is just two blocks from the beautiful Esplanade and Lagoon pool. The Civic Theatre, Night Markets, Reef Terminal, casino, cinemas, shops and entertainment are only a short walk away. The hotel features 75 rooms, 24 hour Reception, ...

    Located in the city centre, ibis Styles Cairns is just two blocks from the beautiful Esplanade and Lagoon pool. The Civic Theatre, Night Markets, Reef Terminal, casino, cinemas, shops and entertainment are only a short walk away. The hotel features 75 rooms, 24 hour Reception, tour desk, restaurant and bar, pool, BBQ facility and guest laundry. Guests can choose from a variety of room types to suit. Offering great value, the hotel provides Foxtel and Satellite channels and unlimited, free WiFi.

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Day 9

Cairns

You have two days to crack Cairns! Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? It's like a kid's gone crazy with their paint set down there. Keep your eyes peeled for some awesome animals; we're talking turtles, reef sharks, rays and more.

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Day 10

Cairns

After breakfast, say g'bye to your trip buddies. But with whitewater rafting, bungy jumping and skydiving on offer in Cairns, we won't blame you for sticking around.

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DEPARTURES:

Brisbane to Cairns:

2018:  Apr 05; May 03, 31; Jun 28; Jul 05, 26; Aug 02, 23, 30; Sep 20, 27; Oct 18, 25; Nov 15, 22; Dec 09, 13, 13, 20.

2019: Jan 10, 17, 27; Feb 07, 14, 24; Mar 07, 14.

Cairns to Brisbane: 

2018: Apr 15, 22; May 13; Jun 10; Jul 08, 15; Aug 05, 12; Sep 02, 09, 30; Oct 28; Nov 04, 21, 25; Dec 02, 23, 30.

2019: Jan 09, 20, 27; Feb 06, 17, 24; Mar 17, 24.

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Multi share accommodation -1 night in a hotel, 4 nights in lodges, 3 nights in motels, 1 night sailing on a yacht
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Awesome Topdeck Crew

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Optional Activities
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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14 Mar 2019
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