Brisbane to Cairns Experience
Sleeping under the stars at a remote cattle station, zipping over dunes in a 4x4 on a remote sand island, learning about Aboriginal dreamtime stories, sailing from island to island through the Whitsundays
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You can get a sense of just how huge Australia is by looking at a map, but once you’re there, the vastness really hits home. For travellers long on ambition but short on time, this extensive and compact journey up the East Coast of Queensland is nothing short of ideal. Employing a diverse range of transport—yachts, trains, 4x4s and buses—you’ll visit Fraser Island and the Whitsundays, go snorkelling and even spend the night in a teepee and camp out under the stars in an authentic Australian 'swag.' Your time here may not last long, but your memories will last forever.
- 4x4 excursion on Fraser Island, walking tour of Brisbane, sailing the Whitsundays, visit to Whitehaven Beach
- 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow AUD100-150 for meals not included)
- Hotels (2 nts, multi-share), eco-lodge (2 nts, multi-share), 'swag' (1 nt), maxi yacht (2 nts, multi-share), beach resort (1 nt, multi-share)
- Private bus, yacht, boat, train, 4x4, ferry
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12
Please note that most accommodation in Australia is multi-share, you can read more in the trip details in our about accommodation section.
Day 1 Brisbane
Arrive at any time.
Day 2-3 Fraser Island (2B,1L,1D)
Ferry over to Fraser Island for an evening barbeque. Take a 4x4 tour to explore the world's largest sand island and enjoy a guided rainforest walk.
Day 4 Cattle Station (1B,1D)
Visit a working cattle station. Bed down in a 'swag' (canvas bedroll) under the outback sky.
Day 5-6 Whitsunday Islands Sailing (2B,1L,2D)
Savour an outback breakfast before travelling to Mackay. Embark on a 3-day maxi yacht sailing adventure from Mackay to Airlie Beach through the Whitsundays, a unique route only used by G Adventures. Enjoy beach visits, island bush walks and snorkelling the reefs. Anchor off of secluded tropical islands at night.
Day 7 Whitsundays/Whitehaven Beach/Airlie Beach (1B)
Hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand, then enjoy free time on the famous beach. Sail to the resort town of Airlie Beach for a night of dancing.
Day 8 Cairns
Hop a train through sugarcane country before arriving in Cairns for the night. Please note for December 17 and 18 2013 departures transfer will be a private coach due to train schedule.
Day 9 Cairns (1B)
Depart at any time.
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