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Great Barrier Reef Self Drive from Cairns

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 899

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$ 899

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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
Accommodation

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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    Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat



    Rose Gums has 9 totally private four star treehouses on a 230 acre property and wilderness walks at the doorstep. The property is centrally located on the crater lakes and waterfalls area of the Cairns Highlands and only 80 minutes from Cairns. Guests can enjoy …

    Rose Gums has 9 totally private four star treehouses on a 230 acre property and wilderness walks at the doorstep. The property is centrally located on the crater lakes and waterfalls area of the Cairns Highlands and only 80 minutes from Cairns. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of Queensland's highest mountain, Mt Bartle Frere and the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics rainforest. Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat has handcrafted pole and timber treehouses which are all very private. Accommodation is fully self-contained from studio layout to 2 bedroom/2 bathroom treehouses. Family treehouses cater for up to 6 guests and children are welcome.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Fireplace
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Spa
    • Tennis

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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 Eco Lodge and Spa

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    Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa



    This multi award-winning resort is set within the Daintree World Heritage rainforest. Choose from a luxury villa or deluxe spa room, all air-conditioned. The 15 room Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa has a beautiful spa and relaxation centre and an ideally placed swimming pool. Guided …

    This multi award-winning resort is set within the Daintree World Heritage rainforest. Choose from a luxury villa or deluxe spa room, all air-conditioned. The 15 room Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa has a beautiful spa and relaxation centre and an ideally placed swimming pool. Guided activities include bushwalks and 4WD tours.

    Facilities

    • Art Gallery
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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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
Accommodation

The Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas

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    The Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas



    This small luxurious boutique hotel is located in the centre of Port Douglas on the Esplanade and across from the beach. There are 34 spacious one bedroom suites with private balconies and large twin-tub bathrooms. The Peninsula Boutique Hotel has a landscaped pool with waterfall …

    This small luxurious boutique hotel is located in the centre of Port Douglas on the Esplanade and across from the beach. There are 34 spacious one bedroom suites with private balconies and large twin-tub bathrooms. The Peninsula Boutique Hotel has a landscaped pool with waterfall and lap pool and a sheltered sundeck and spa. Enjoy daily cocktails from the Hi Tide bar and restaurant. The Peninsula Boutique Hotel is an adults only haven with the comforts and facilities of a large hotel but with the friendliness and personal service that only a small property can provide.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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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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DEPARTURES:

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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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