Multi-Day Tour

Brisbane to Cairns Experience (10 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Brisbane, Australia To Cairns, Australia

Valid for Departures: 20 Mar 2018 - 13 Jan 2020

Brisbane to Cairns Experience (10 days)

Day 4

Noosa Everglades/Airlie Beach

Day 6

Whitsun Islands

Day 7

Whitsun Islands/Airlie Beach


Day 1
Brisbane, Australia
None None
Day 1 Brisbane: Arrive in Brisbane at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city. Opt to visit the Botanical Gardens, admire views of the city from Mt Coot-tha, or relax at Streets Beach on the South Bank. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Brisbane, Australia
None Breakfast
Day 2 Brisbane/Noosa Everglades: Head north to Noosa, and enjoy a free afternoon for surfing or strolling the boardwalk to Noosa National Park, where koala sightings are common. Included Activities: Noosa Everglades Overnight Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3
Fraser Island, Australia
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Fraser Island/Noosa Everglades: Travel by private 4x4 and ferry to reach Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. Walk through the rainforest, visit Lake Mackenzie, and drive along Australia's only sand highway. Included Activities: 4x4 Excursion Noosa Everglades Overnight Excursion Transport: 4x4 Ferry Ferry 4x4
Day 4
Noosa Everglades/Airlie Beach
None None
Day 4 Noosa Everglades/Airlie Beach: Enjoy a free day in the Noosa Everglades. Opt to go canoeing or kayaking along the calm waters before hopping an overnight train north to Airlie Beach. Transport: Train
Day 5
Airlie Beach, Australia
None None
Day 5 Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands (1D): After arriving in Airlie Beach, transfer to the marina and embark on a maxi yacht which will be our home for the next three days. Set sail to a secluded cove in the Whitsunday Islands where you will drop anchor for the night. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 1 Transport: Maxi yacht
Day 6
Whitsun Islands
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Whitsunday Islands: The sailing route today allows us to follow part of Captain Cook's route up through the Whitsunday Islands. There is the option for certified divers to scuba dive. Again we drop anchor in a secluded bay for the night. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 2 Transport: Maxi yacht
Day 7
Whitsun Islands/Airlie Beach
None Breakfast
Day 7 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach: After three days at sea, we sail back to Airlie Beach for a night on land in a local beach hostel. Feel free to relax by the pool at the end of the day. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 3 Transport: Maxi yacht
Day 8
Airlie Beach, Australia
None Lunch
Day 8 Airlie Beach/Cairns: Admire the scenery on the train north to Tully. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch and a tour of the G Adventures-supported Ingan Cultural Centre. Participate in a painting activity with traditional Jirrbal Aboriginal artists before continuing on to Cairns. Additional Notes: Get ready for an early morning wake-up today for the journey to Cairns. Make sure to stock up on snacks and bring personal entertainment – it may be one of the longer travel days on this trip, but it's worth it to reach The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef! Included Activities: Cafe Chloe Transport: Local bus Train Private Vehicle
Day 9
Cairns, Australia
None None
Day 9 Cairns: Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping by whitewater rafting or bungee jumping. Cap it all off with a Big Night Out in Cairns. Included Activities: Big Night Out
Day 10
Cairns, Australia
None None
Day 10 Cairns: Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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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 private vehicles – you’ll visit Fraser Island and the Whitsundays, go snorkelling, and sleep on the banks of the Noosa River. Your time here may not last long, ...

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