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Great Barrier Reef Self Drive from Cairns

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 591

Beginning and ending in Cairns, drive Tropical North Queensland, visit the Tropical Tablelands, the Daintree Cape Tribulation coast and Port Douglas - hub of the Reef and Rainforest coast.

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Depart tropical Cairns on this week long self drive adventure, exploring the best of Far North Queensland including Atherton Tableland, the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.

Atherton Tableland is home to many of the north’s most popular attractions including Curtain Fig Tree and Lake Tinaroo.

The name ‘Cape Tribulation’ might seem ironic as you immerse yourself in the tranquil rainforest of this national park (actually, explorer James Cook christened it after his ship was damaged attempting to pass). Visit Mossman Gorge, where over 430 bird species of bird have been recorded.

Your next stop is Port Douglas, an ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, which is home to over 1200 species of fish and over 500 species of coral. Return your vehicle in Cairns.


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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 591

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Day 1

Cairns to Atherton Tablelands 70 km (44 Miles) 1.5 hours

Depart Cairns and head to the Tropical Tablelands where the best attractions of the tropics are a combination of nature and lifestyle at its finest.

Duration1 Night
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Atherton Blue Gum Bed and Breakfast

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    Atherton Blue Gum Bed and Breakfast



    Atherton Blue Gum Bed and Breakfast is a home-away-from home. Spacious, clean, rustic rooms makes it a great place to base yourself. Wake to a chorus of native bird life and enjoy breakfast served on the upper deck. The views are magnificent, looking down on ...

    Atherton Blue Gum Bed and Breakfast is a home-away-from home. Spacious, clean, rustic rooms makes it a great place to base yourself. Wake to a chorus of native bird life and enjoy breakfast served on the upper deck. The views are magnificent, looking down on Atherton Township, which is nestled in an emerald valley. The mist enshrouded mountains, with tropical sunlight glistening on their exposed peaks in the morning, is a delight to behold. The hotel caters for singles, couples and small groups who are travelling and exploring this beautiful part of the world.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Atherton Tablelands to Cape Tribulation 185 km (115 Miles) 3 hours

Head north to Cape Tribulation, the Daintree Cape Tribulation coast is where the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest meet, the only place on earth where two World Heritage areas exist side by side. The Daintree National Park is an ecotourism paradise.

Duration2 Nights
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Daintree Cape Tribulation Heritage Lodge

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    Daintree Cape Tribulation Heritage Lodge



    Heritage Lodge is located at the base of majestic Thornton Peak and consists of 16 acres of pristine Rainforest. It adjoins Cooper Creek with almost 1 kilometer of crystal clear swimming holes which can be accessed by guests. The Cooper Creek section of the Daintree ...

    Heritage Lodge is located at the base of majestic Thornton Peak and consists of 16 acres of pristine Rainforest. It adjoins Cooper Creek with almost 1 kilometer of crystal clear swimming holes which can be accessed by guests. The Cooper Creek section of the Daintree Rainforest is widely regarded as some of the most important, complex and abundant rainforest in the wet tropics. This lodge is 3 km from Thornton Beach, one of the region's most beautiful beaches, there are only 20 cabins, located in 5 separate clearings. These lodges are perfect for a secluded leisure visit.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bicycles
    • Library
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 3

Cape Tribulation

Today is at leisure.

Day 4

Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas 83 km (52 Miles) 1.5 hours

Departing Cape Tribulation, head south to Port Douglas. Port Douglas is the hub of the Reef and Rainforest Coast. It sits on an isthmus beside the sparkling waters of Dickinson Inlet and the rolling waves of the Coral Sea.

Duration2 Nights
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Port Douglas Retreat

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    Port Douglas Retreat



    Port Douglas Retreat is a perfect place to stay for a leisure traveller; it features traditional North Queensland architecture with extensive use of timber in the entry and walkways. Located only 3 minutes stroll from Port Douglas village centre and 5 minutes from the famous ...

    Port Douglas Retreat is a perfect place to stay for a leisure traveller; it features traditional North Queensland architecture with extensive use of timber in the entry and walkways. Located only 3 minutes stroll from Port Douglas village centre and 5 minutes from the famous Four Mile Beach and Marina Mirage. Port Douglas Retreat offers 36 self-contained, air-conditioned studio style apartments featuring private courtyards or balconies.

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    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)

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Day 5

Port Douglas

Today is at leisure.

Day 6

Port Douglas to Cairns 63 km (40 Miles) 1.5 hours

Depart Port Douglas and travel south along the Captain Cook Highway to Cairns. Cairns is the hub of the tropical north. This bustling tropical city is located between the sea and the rainforest mountains.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights' accommodationn
  • Hertz Group S car rental with unlimited kilometers, vehicle depots across the country, toll-free assistance telephone line during your travels & Goway's co-pilot Backpack kit.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Park fees unless stated

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 will apply, Limited seats/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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