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Queensland Reefs, Beaches & Dolphins with Airfare

Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,399

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover Queensland's unique treasures - explore the wonders of the Sunshine State. Enjoy the dazzling Gold Coast, hand feed wild dolphins, relax in Noosa before you dive in and experience the wondrous ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests.


This 14-day Queensland adventure includes flights from North America and invites you to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most colourful marine life including friendly dolphins.

Begin on the fabulous Gold Coast for a full day at leisure. Shake off any jetlag, relax on the beach, enjoy some of the world’s best surf beaches, go shopping, feed the lorikeets at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, or brave the thrill rides at one of Australia’s top theme parks.  Then return to Brisbane and meet your ferry to transfer to Tangalooma Island Resort. With two nights here, there’s lots to do including snorkelling over shipwrecks or quad biking through the dunes. Tangalooma’s biggest draw however is its friendly colony of bottlenose dolphins, who swim to shore each night to snatch fresh fish from the hands of visitors. Your hosts will show you how to handle the fish and safely feed these incredible animals.

Think Brisbane is just a ‘gateway’ city to Queensland? Think again. The River City has come up in the world in recent decades. Visit the world’s first koala sanctuary, Lone Pine, one of the few places in the world you can hold a koala (and have your photo taken doing so). Immerse yourself in history, culture, and all things creative in the museum district of the city’s South Bank, then follow the river, exploring the South Bank parklands. If time allows, head out to Mount Coot-tha for spectacular views and the chance to explore Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens. Your time here is entirely at leisure, so explore the sides of Brisbane that most interest you.

Slow things down on Southeast Queensland’s more relaxed coast. Settle into beautiful Noosa for two nights and enjoy the white sand beaches, plentiful trails, waterways, and picturesque hinterland towns. Then catch your flight to Cairns for your date with one of the world’s ultimate natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. Stay in beautiful Port Douglas, where you’ll depart on your reef cruise. Swim, snorkel, dive if you’re certified, or stay dry exploring the reef via semi-submersible sub. Not all of North Queensland’s treasures are offshore, either!  Your last full day in Australia takes you to the Daintree, the world’s oldest living rainforest, and beautiful Cape Tribulation.

Return to Cairns for your onward flight.


 

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Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,399

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart North America for your flight to Australia.

Day 2

En Route to Australia - Cross International Dateline

A day will be lost to travel as you approach Australia.

Day 3

Arrive Australia

After clearing Australian Customs and Immgration formalities you are transfered to the Gold Coast and your resort in Surfers Paradise.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and explore this oceanside resort at your own pace.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Mantra Legends Surfers Paradise

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    Mantra Legends Surfers Paradise



    Mantra Legends Surfers Paradise is situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise, the ultimate Gold Coast location. This newly refurbished hotel provides premium holiday accommodation 100m from the pristine beach making it the ideal base for families, couples or business travelers to the Coast. Premium …

    Mantra Legends Surfers Paradise is situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise, the ultimate Gold Coast location. This newly refurbished hotel provides premium holiday accommodation 100m from the pristine beach making it the ideal base for families, couples or business travelers to the Coast. Premium shopping outlets and fine dining restaurants are just a short walk down the bustling city street and Surfers Paradise's famous nightlife scene is a mere five minute walk. The studio have fresh surrounds and kitchenette facilities including microwave, two cooker stove top, dishwasher and mini bar fridge. All rooms feature a private balcony with ocean, city skyline or canal/river views and feature; air-conditioning, cable TV, hair dryer, tea & coffee making facilities, microwave, toaster, ironing facilities and wireless internet.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna

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Day 4

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 5

Gold Coast City Hotels to Holt Street Wharf

Duration3 Hours

Holt Street Wharf to Tangalooma Island Resort

Duration75 Minutes

Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma Island Resort is located on Moreton Island and is surrounded by crystal clear water and set amongst the beauty of Queensland's Moreton Bay. The resort is a perfect destination for guests seeking a unique adventure, educational or nature based experience. The star attraction at the resort is the unique activity of hand feeding a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins. There are five beach front accommodation styles, each set amidst luscious landscaped gardens and natural bush land.

Meal Plan Room Only - Contract Rate Room Only
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Tangalooma Island Resort

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    Tangalooma Island Resort



    Tangalooma Island Resort is located on Moreton Island and is surrounded by crystal clear water and set amongst the beauty of Queensland's Moreton Bay. The resort is a perfect destination for guests seeking a unique adventure, educational or nature based experience. The star attraction at …

    Tangalooma Island Resort is located on Moreton Island and is surrounded by crystal clear water and set amongst the beauty of Queensland's Moreton Bay. The resort is a perfect destination for guests seeking a unique adventure, educational or nature based experience. The star attraction at the resort is the unique activity of hand feeding a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins. There are five beach front accommodation styles, each set amidst luscious landscaped gardens and natural bush land.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 6

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 7

Tangalooma Island Resort to Holt Street Wharf

Duration75 Minutes

Holt Street Wharf to Brisbane Hotel

Duration45 Minutes

Adina Apartment Hotel Anzac Square

Ideally located in Anzac Square building, the Adina Apartment Hotel Anzac Square offers the best of 'old world charm' and modern facilities. It is simply a great location from which to access various nearby landmarks. The hotel provides 130 hotel rooms, as well as 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. It is across the street from the Central Railway Station and is minutes away from the Queen St. Mall and the Treasury Casino.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Adina Apartment Hotel Anzac Square

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    Adina Apartment Hotel Anzac Square



    Ideally located in Anzac Square building, the Adina Apartment Hotel Anzac Square offers the best of 'old world charm' and modern facilities. It is simply a great location from which to access various nearby landmarks. The hotel provides 130 hotel rooms, as well as 1 …

    Ideally located in Anzac Square building, the Adina Apartment Hotel Anzac Square offers the best of 'old world charm' and modern facilities. It is simply a great location from which to access various nearby landmarks. The hotel provides 130 hotel rooms, as well as 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. It is across the street from the Central Railway Station and is minutes away from the Queen St. Mall and the Treasury Casino.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 9

Brisbane Hotel to Noosa Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Seahaven Noosa Resort

Experience the ultimate beach holiday at Seahaven Noosa Resort, located with direct access to Noosa Main Beach and the world famous Hastings Street with renowned restaurants, cafes and boutique shopping. You can enjoy the very best of Noosa right at your front door.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Seahaven Noosa Resort

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    Seahaven Noosa Resort



    Experience the ultimate beach holiday at Seahaven Noosa Resort, located with direct access to Noosa Main Beach and the world famous Hastings Street with renowned restaurants, cafes and boutique shopping. You can enjoy the very best of Noosa right at your front door.

    Experience the ultimate beach holiday at Seahaven Noosa Resort, located with direct access to Noosa Main Beach and the world famous Hastings Street with renowned restaurants, cafes and boutique shopping. You can enjoy the very best of Noosa right at your front door.

    Facilities

    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 10

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 11

Sunshine Coast Hotel (Peregian beach to Noosa) to Brisbane Airport

Duration2 Hours

Cairns Domestic Airport to Port Douglas

Duration1 Hour

The Meridian at Port Douglas

Meridian Port Douglas is a contemporary boutique resort that offers 33 luxury 4 star apartments in a selection of self catering Studios and One Bedroom Apartments. Meridian is ideal for couples requiring a peaceful and relaxing getaway and is suitable only for mature guests over 16 years of age.

The resorts central feature is the heated lagoon style pool with a sundeck, large BBQ area all set amongst lush tropical gardens. Meridian is a true haven for adults only looking for an escape, in the heart of vibrant Port Douglas. Rooms are not serviced daily (daily housekeeping for an additional fee is available).

Meal Plan Room Only - Weekly Service
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

The Meridian at Port Douglas

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    The Meridian at Port Douglas



    Meridian Port Douglas is a contemporary boutique resort that offers 33 luxury 4 star apartments in a selection of self catering Studios and One Bedroom Apartments. Meridian is ideal for couples requiring a peaceful and relaxing getaway and is suitable only for mature guests over …

    Meridian Port Douglas is a contemporary boutique resort that offers 33 luxury 4 star apartments in a selection of self catering Studios and One Bedroom Apartments. Meridian is ideal for couples requiring a peaceful and relaxing getaway and is suitable only for mature guests over 16 years of age.

    The resorts central feature is the heated lagoon style pool with a sundeck, large BBQ area all set amongst lush tropical gardens. Meridian is a true haven for adults only looking for an escape, in the heart of vibrant Port Douglas. Rooms are not serviced daily (daily housekeeping for an additional fee is available).

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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    Preferred Hotel
Day 12

Quicksilver Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Cruise ex Wharf

For an experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's wave-piercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance.

Agincourt Reef is a magnificent ribbon reef, where you can experience firsthand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, only one-metre underwater. Watch the fish feeding from a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a helicopter over the reef (at an extra cost). Whichever way you choose; you'll bring home a lifetime of memories from this living natural wonder.

Duration7 Hours
Day 13

Cape Tribulation Daintree ex Port Douglas

Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation and after introductions all round we then drive north along the scenic route via Mossman to Cape Tribulation.

Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River. Time for a short morning tea break then its 'all aboard' for an informative river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best!

We ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as we search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this habitat.

A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads (dietary requirements catered for with prior notice) is served while you can hand feed Wallabies and enjoy a cold drink from the bar (own cost). Our tour does a little more, it takes you beyond Cape Tribulation along 7klms of the 4WD Bloomfield Track too pristine Emmagen Creek and time for a refreshing rainforest fresh water swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a taste testing of tropical fruit, a cup of traditional Billy Tea, and damper all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings.

At Cape Tribulation Beach, there is a little time to stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef. (There is no swimming at Cape Tribulation Beach due to dangerous Hazards)

After a short afternoon refreshment stop at the Daintree Ice-creamery (own cost), we cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin our homeward journey somewhat wiser for our 'Total Rainforest Experience'.

Duration8 Hours
Day 14

Depart Australia

This morning, transfer to the Cairns International Airport for your onward flight. Of course if you want to stay longer your Goway Destination Specialist can customize the perfect itinerary for you.

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DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

US
Departure Date

From:
Los Angeles
QANTAS Airways
US$
22 Jan. - 31 Mar. '23 $3,399
1 Apr. 28 Jun & 9 Oct. - 11 Nov ' 23 $4,669
29 Jun. - 23 Jul. '23 $3,459
24 Jul - 8 Oct. '23 $3,389
12 - 21 Nov. ' 23 $3,869

Addon Information:
From New York & Dallas add $420 per person to the Los Angeles rate.
From New Chicago add $525 per person to the Los Angeles rate.
From Detroit & Maimi add $630 per person to the Los Angeles rate.

 

Canandian
Departure
Date

From:
Vancouver
QANTAS Airways
CA$
1 Nov. 10 Dec. ' 22, 1 May - 8 Jun. & 24 Jul. - 31 Aug. '23 $4,939
11 Dec. ' 22 - 31 Jan. ' 23 $5,679
1 Feb. - 30 Apr., 9 Jun - 23 Jul. & 1 Sep. 31 Oct. '23 $5,059
Addon Information:
From Calgary & Edmonton add $50 per person to the Vancouver rate.
From New Winnipeg add $100 per person to the Vancouver rate.
From Toronto & Montreal add $450 per person to the Vancouver rate.


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip international airfares with Qantas Airways
  • Arrival coach transfer from Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast accommodation
  • Accommodation at the Mantra Legends Gold Coast for 2 nights
  • Transfer from Mantra Legends to Tangalooma Island Resort (Coach and Ferry)
  • Accommodation at Tangalooma Island Resort for 2 nights
  • Sunset Wild Dolphin Feeding at Tangalooma
  • Transfer from Tangalooma Island Resort to Brisbane Hotel (Ferry & Coach)
  • Accommodation for 2 nights at the Adina Apartment Anzac Square Hotel
  • Transfer from Brisbane to Noosa
  • Accommodation at Seahaven Noosa for 2 nights
  • Departure transfer Sunshine Coast to Brisbane
  • Arrival coach transfer from Cairns to Port Douglas
  • Accommodation at Le Meridien Port Douglas for 3 nights
  • Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Day Tour
  • Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour
  • Departure transfer from Port Douglas to Cairns

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • 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 inquire.

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