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Brisbane, Daintree Rainforest & Great Barrier Reef


From chic city hotels to stylish outback station stays


A continent of contrasts; from the outback to the ocean


Experience it all with epic Australian adventures

From the Great Barrier Reef’s technicolour coral gardens to the white sands of the Whitsundays; from the ancient Daintree rainforests to the Gondwana national parks in Queensland’s Scenic Rim; from outback treasures to inner-city pleasures Australia’s Sunshine state extends a warm welcome all year round.
Blessed with a sub-tropical climate and brimming with genuine warmth, Brisbane offers riverside dining and laneway shopping, beautiful botanic gardens and easy access to an exceptional diversity of day trips.
South-East Queensland’s glittering Gold Coast offers something for everyone: waterside restaurants, designer shopping, championship golf courses and endless golden surf beaches. The lush green hinterland offers a contrasting world of enchanting mountain villages, boutique wineries and stunning rainforest walks in Queensland’s spectacular Scenic Rim.
Hunting for bush tucker in the mangroves

The Sunshine Coast offers an inviting combination of beautiful golden sands, fabulous food, spectacular coastal walks and tranquil everglades. From Hamilton Island to Hayman Island, the tropical Whitsundays offer great diving and dining, water sports and wildlife, spectacular sailing and snorkelling, golden beaches and golf surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef.

Further north, Port Douglas offers a stylish and cosmopolitan getaway and is the gateway to collection of quintessential tropical north Queensland experiences; from the ancient Daintree Rainforest and rugged outback landscapes to Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef. 

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itinerary inspirations

These itineraries have been designed to inspire you with a small selection of the many unique adventures to be had in this beautiful region. Once you have a feel for the destinations and experiences that best resonate with you, we will tailor every element of your perfect luxury travel itinerary, exclusively for you. 

Experience the life of Riley in Cairns

Love living the life of Riley, from the rainforest to the reef, in tropical North Queensland

The Riley, Cairns’ new fun and eco-friendly waterfront hotel is the perfect base from which to enjoy the World Heritage wonders of tropical North Queensland; from reef to rainforest.
A full-day Great Barrier Reef cruise provides the opportunity to snorkel among world-heritage listed coral gardens, swim with turtles and brightly-coloured tropical fish, and soak up the endless turquoise views surrounding spectacular Michaelmas sand cay.
On a full day private tour of the tropical north, walk beside an engaging indigenous elder to enjoy unique insights into the local legends of the Dreamtime and the ancient wonders of the Daintree. Your rainforest adventure also includes a cruise on the mighty Daintree River for the opportunity to spot crocs and other local wildlife in these untamed tropical surrounds.

Complete your tropical North Queensland adventures on a real high with a one hour helicopter scenic flight to appreciate the sheer scale and spectacular beauty of both the rainforest and the reef.

  • Inclusions

    4 nights’ accommodation at the Riley, Cairns. Daily breakfast and 2 lunches per person. Full-day Michaelmas Cay Great Barrier Reef Cruise with return hotel transfers (shared basis). Private full-day guided rainforest your with private Walker Brothers Experience, shared Daintree River Cruise and with return hotel transfers. Shared one-hour Ultimate Reef and Rainforest Helicopter Flight with return hotel transfers. Private return Cairns airport-Riley Hotel transfers.

Foodie finds on the Sunshine Coast

Enjoy a fabulous foodie’s getaway on the scenic Sunshine Coast.

From the land and sea, farm gates and farmers markets, cooking schools and craft breweries, wineries and waterfront restaurants, the Sunshine Coast and its hinterland hills serve up a smorgasbord of delicious local produce.

Head for the hinterland to begin your foodie adventures and embrace the ‘joie de vivre’ philosophy of the French provincial inspired Spicers Clovelly Estate. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and native rainforests, Spicers Clovelly
Estate has a reputation for exceptional gourmet cuisine. Dine at the property’s The Long Apron hatted restaurant
and discover the region’s fabulous fresh produce with a full-day private guided culinary tour. Passionate foodies will
love meeting talented local food producers and sampling the wonderful local produce.

Travel to the coast to continue the theme with a two-night stay at Seahaven Beachfront Resort. Surf, swim, bask in the sunshine, kayak across the sea, or visit one of many local markets that showcase regional produce and artisanal fare. With your accommodation located on the vibrant Hastings Street, wine and dine at the many popular restaurants and bars on this strip.
  • Inclusions

    4 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Spicers Clovelly Estate and 2 nights Seahaven Noosa Resort) inclusive of 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch per person. Private Sunshine Coast Hinterland culinary tour. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.

Southern Queensland contentment

Walk, wine and unwind in spectacular South East Queensland.

Soothe the soul and be nurtured by nature with a four-night self-dive mini-break exploring South East Queensland. Unwind with fines wines and in canopied contentment at Sanctuary by Sirromet’s glamping accommodation. Your Sirromet experience also includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the estate’s winery, enjoying premium tastings and a gourmet lunch overlooking the peaceful bushland setting.
Continue further south to enjoy the tranquillity of Spicers Peak Lodge, an intimate and luxurious mountain-top retreat. With spectacular Scenic Rim nature as your vista and your playground, enjoy scenic hikes and guided wildlife walks, mountain-biking and birdwatching, fabulous food and fine wine. The lodge also offers scenic helicopter touring options, guided 4WD nature tours, campfire canapes, cocktail master-classes, a spectacular infinity pool and a decadent day spa. Return home, relaxed and rejuvenated.
  • Inclusions

    4 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Sanctuary by Sirromet and 2 nights Spicers Peak Lodge) inclusive of 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners per person. Half-day behind-the-scenes private winery tour and premium tastings including lunch. Rental vehicle including insurance (max. cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.

  • Note

    Spicers Peak Lodge is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Go wild in south-east Queensland

Koalas and conservation, manta-rays, turtles, seabirds and sustainability.

Staying in the heart of Brisbane, at the stylish Ovolo Inchcolm, enjoy a full-day private tour learning about one of Australia’s most curious and iconic animals, the koala. Get hands on and go-behind the scenes to learn all about these most endearing and endangered creatures enjoying exclusive access at Lone Pine Sanctuary and the UQ Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre. Hear about, and contribute to, local conservation efforts and philanthropic projects.
Continue the wildlife adventures with a visit to Lady Elliot Island, staying at the sustainability-focused Lady Elliot Eco Resort. The picturesque coral cay at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life, with opportunities to kayak over corals in a ‘glass bottom’ boat, swim with turtles and snorkel with manta rays. Enjoy birdwatching, night walks to spot ghost crabs, and guided reef walks to learn about the local clams, corals and colourful fish of all shape and sizes. Watch turtles nesting in the summer months (November to March) and look out for migrating whales in the winter (June to October).
  • Inclusions

    5 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Ovolo Inchcolm Brisbane and 3 nights Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort) inclusive of breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners per person. Private guided koala tour including behind-the-scenes encounters, return scenic flights to Lady Elliot Island. Private transfers throughout.

  • Note

    Manta Rays can be seen in the waters around Lady Elliot Island all year round, peak season May - September.

Whitsunday bliss

Romance and adventure in the Wonderful Whitsundays.

Step out of the ordinary and get away from it all with a skippered and catered sailing adventure aboard a spacious modern catamaran. Enjoy island hopping, swimming, sailing, snorkelling, paddle-boarding or just relaxing as you explore the tropical islands and secluded beaches of the wonderful Whitsundays. Sunsets on the foredeck sipping champagne with your fellow adventurers are the memories that will stay with you forever.
To ensure you return home completely relaxed and revived, this tropical getaway also includes a four-night stay at one of Australia’s most highly-awarded and very romantic luxury resorts, the adults-only qualia on Hamilton Island. Enjoying pure tranquillity with a luxury private pavilion as your base, days can be spent swimming, snorkelling, hiking, relaxing at the day spa or ducking over to Dent Island for a hit of golf.
To round off a most memorable and romantic escape, we have included the bucket-list ‘Journey to the Heart’ experience with your stay on Hamilton Island; including a heli-scenic flight over Whitehaven beach, an exclusive glass-bottom boat tour to explore iconic Heart Reef and the opportunity to snorkel from the private Heart Reef pontoon, far from the main tourist trail.
  • Inclusions

    6 nights’ accommodation (4 nights at qualia including daily breakfast, one dinner, buggy hire, non-alcoholic beverages and selected activities and 2 nights in a private queen cabin with ensuite aboard Whitsunday Getaway shared small group cruise with meals, entry fees and snorkelling equipment). Shared helicopter tour to Heart Reef. Private transfer from Whitsunday’s Airport to Airlie Beach and scheduled one-way transfer between Airlie, Hamilton Island and return Hamilton Island - qualia transfers.

  • Notes

    This tour is available for guests 16 years of age and over.

The way to wellness

Wilderness, walks and waterways: this is the way to wellness.

Your wellness retreat begins at Spicers Tamarind Retreat and Spa in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Enjoy a threenight stay in your private Asian-inspired villa surrounded by 18 acres of lush rainforest. Relax and unwind in Spa Anise, dine at the award-winning restaurant (or ask about the property’s Spa Cuisine menu options). We’ve also included a private yoga class in a serene rainforest setting on one of the mornings during your stay; and a rental vehicle for you to explore the tranquil surrounds.
Swap the country for the coast to continue your way to wellness with a 3 night stay in an oceanfront villa at Elysian Retreat in the Whitsundays. This soulful and sustainable, adults-only tropical island retreat is designed to inspire a serene sojourn, away from the crowds. Take in the magnificent scenery of the Great Barrier Reef on your scenic charter flight to the island; and spend your days kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling, swimming or swinging in your hammock. Enjoy barefoot luxury at its best, and indulge yourself with a collection of wellness activities; from yoga classes to cooking classes, spa treatments and local adventure tours.
  • Inclusions

    6 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Spicers Tamarind, 3 nights Elysian Retreat) inclusive of 6 breakfasts, 2 picnic lunches and 6 dinners* per person. Private yoga class for 2 people at Spicers Tamarind, use of stand-up paddle boards, glass bottom kayaks and snorkelling equipment, magnesium resort pool and daily yoga classes at Elysian Retreat. Return helicopter transfers from Proserpine Airport to Long Island. 4-day Rental vehicle including insurance (max. cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.

  • Notes

    *At Spicers Tamarind stays on a Monday or Tuesday night include your choice of a self-cook Australian or Thai BBQ in the comfort of your villa. Wednesday to Sunday nights, a 3 course Modern Asian banquet is served at the Tamarind Restaurant. Elysian Retreat caters to guests from 14 years of age and older. Flight from Brisbane to Proserpine is not included.

Romance unlimited

Enjoy romance unlimited with the blissful combination of tranquil mountain hideaway with and idyllic tropical island getaway.

Your romantic Queensland escape begins with a two-night stay at Spicers Peak Lodge in the scenic Gold Coast hinterland. This secluded mountain top retreat provides an intimate, tranquil haven overlooking the Great Dividing Range and World Heritage Listed Main Range National Park. An idyllic base from which to enjoy bushwalking and wildlife walks, fabulous food and fine wines, spectacular stargazing, mountain-biking and more. Unwind, relax and reset.
Continue the romance at Hamilton Island’s luxurious adults-only qualia resort. Indulgences of the most sophisticated kind, combined with intuitive service provide a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Enjoy the use of catamarans, windsurfers, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkelling gear and your very own golf buggy to explore the island. Take romance to the next level with the bucket-list Heart Reef experience combining a scenic helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach and Heart Reef, a glass-bottom boat tour and snorkelling from Hamilton Island’s private Heart Reef pontoon, served with a glass of sparkling wine to toast the perfect day out.
  • Inclusions

    6 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Spicers Peak Lodge, 4 nights qualia) inclusive of daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 3 dinners per person. Shared helicopter flight to Heart Island including glass bottom boat tour and snorkelling equipment. Rental vehicle for travel to/from Spicers Peak Lodge, including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.

  • Notes

    Spicers Peak Lodge is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. qualia is an adults only resort (16 years and older). The Heart Island tour is not suitable for non-swimmers. Alternative Whitsunday touring and Brisbane - Spicers Peak Lodge transport options are available if required. Domestic flights to Hamilton and from Hamilton Island to Brisbane are not included with this itinerary.

Adventures for all ages, outback to reef

Experience the vivid contrasts of Far North Queensland; rainforest, reef and rugged outback

Travel overland and inland from Cairns to Mt Mulligan Lodge. Australia’s newest luxury lodge is the epitome of Australian outback in style. Set on a 28,000-hectare heritage site and working cattle farm, Mt Mulligan lodge offers a wide range of outdoors and adventure activities, combined with stylish accommodation, excellent service, fine food and wine. Enjoy outback adventures from birdwatching to barramundi fishing; hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, ATV touring, stargazing and more.
Return to the coast, enjoying the contemporary tropical surrounds of the Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, learn Dreamtime legends in Mossman Gorge and drift on the Mosman River under the ancient rainforest canopy with a collection of inclusive day touring.
Red rock, lush green rainforests, turquoise waters and technicolour fish; this is Far North Queensland at its colourful best!
  • Inclusions

    6 nights’ accommodation (3 nights at Mt Mulligan Lodge and 3 nights at Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas) inclusive of breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 3 dinners and selected alcoholic beverages per person at Mt Mulligan Lodge. Private 4WD transfer from Cairns Airport to Mt Mulligan and Mt Mulligan to Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas, Selected activities at Mt Mulligan. Shared full day Agincourt/Opal Reef Snorkelling Cruise with lunch and return accommodation transfers, Private full day guided Mossman Gorge tour with River Drift Snorkelling, Smoking Ceremony and Guided Rainforest Walk. Private luxury transfer from Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas to Cairns Airport.

Rainforest & reef in style

Enjoy Far North Queensland’s World Heritage Reef and Rainforest in style!

Explore Far North Queensland in luxury and style, staying at Silky Oaks Lodge, a tropical treetop hideaway, set high above the Mossman River. Enveloped by ancient rainforest, this eco-friendly luxury lodge is situated in the heart of Kuku Yulanji country, cleverly combining sustainable, contemporary design with modern comforts. Explore the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest with a full day private tour including visit to Mossman Gorge, the Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery and a guided walking tour with an engaging local indigenous guide.
The luxury continues while exploring the remote and aquamarine waters of Lizard Island. Accessed by a one-hour scenic flight from Cairns, at the northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy sublime seclusion from the rest of the world. Fringed by twenty-four powdery white beaches, this luxury lodge provides access to some of the planet’s best dive sites, along side activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking, hiking, snorkelling and fishing. Join a shared tour of the Lizard Island Research Station and enjoy a romantic private dining experience during your stay.
  • Inclusions

    7 nights’ accommodation (3 nights at Silky Oaks Lodge and 4 nights in an Oceanview Villa at Lizard Island Resort) inclusive of daily breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners and selected alcoholic beverages per person. Selected activities at Silky Oaks Lodge and Lizard Island Resort. Full Day Private Daintree Cultural Tour including Janbal Art Gallery, Dreamtime Mossman Gorge and Walker Brothers experience, shared Research Centre Tour on Lizard Island. Return shared transfers Cairns Airport - Cairns General Aviation. Return scheduled flights Cairns - Lizard Island. Rental vehicle including insurance (max. cover), unlimited kms and GPS.

Northern wonders

Explore the remote reaches of far north Queensland: reefs, rainforest, rock art and rugged outback,

Your Far North Queensland getaway begins with a three-night stay at Thala Beach lodge near Port Douglas. Wreathed by tropical rainforest, eucalyptus woodlands, creeks and mountains which plunge into the sea, Thala Beach is a private, tranquil resort. For a once in a lifetime experience, we have included a scenic helicopter flight to visit a pristine sand cay in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Relax on the pure white sand, snorkel straight off the cay and indulge in your gourmet picnic with sparkling wine.
Continue north through the Daintree Rainforest to Cooktown. The unique Mungumby Lodge, set high in the hills above Cooktown, at the apex of three distinct ecosystems and Aboriginal cultures, is the ideal base for exploring spectacular nature and ancient lifestyles. Enjoy a captivating guided Aboriginal rock art tour during your stay.
Your final stop is the luxurious Mt Mulligan lodge, located in the remote Queensland outback. Explore the breathtaking landscapes and colourful history of this working cattle station; go hiking, fishing or bird-watching, enjoy glorious sunsets and indulge in gourmet meals showcasing regional produce.
  • Inclusions

    8 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Thala Beach Nature Reserve, 2 nights Mungumby Lodge, 3 nights Mt Mulligan Lodge) inclusive of daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 3 dinners per person. Private helicopter Great Barrier Reef sand cay experience including snorkelling equipment and picnic hamper, Selected activities at Mt Mulligan Lodge, Small group shared Aboriginal rock art guided tour. Rental vehicle including insurance, unlimited kilometres and GPS.

  • Notes

    This package is suitable for experienced 4WD vehicle drivers. If you prefer not to drive, please contact us for alternative transfer options. The Aboriginal rock art guided tour operates April to November only.

Sun, sand & sea

Explore the world’s largest sand island and relax by the beach on the beautiful Sunshine Coast

Head north from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach, nestled between the Great Sandy National Park and the Pacific Ocean. Unwind and relax enjoying panoramic views from the balcony of your spacious modern apartment. Explore beautiful beaches and bushwalks only moments from your Rainbow Ocean Palm Resort base; and don’t miss the opportunity to explore Carlo Sand Blow, an impressive ‘moonscape’ of wind blown sands on your doorstep.

Take the short ferry transfer across to World Heritage listed K’gari (Fraser Island) to stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort. Enjoy a full-day guided 4WD tour of the world’s largest sand island during your stay. Travel on sand ‘highways’, through beautiful rainforests and over sand dunes. Visit the island’s Maheno shipwreck and stunning Lake McKenzie with an expert ranger as your guide.

On the return to Brisbane, enjoy a three-night stay on the Sunshine Coast at the beachfront Seahaven Noosa Resort with the beach on one side and trendy Hastings Street on the other. Cruise across the magnificent wetlands of the Noosa River and paddle a canoe through ancient landscapes, mirrored waterways and sub-tropical rainforest with an unforgettable eco-safari tour of the only everglades in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Inclusions

    8 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Rainbow Ocean Palm Resort, 3 nights Kingfisher Bay Resort and 3 nights Seahaven Noosa Resort), 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches per person. Return passenger ferry transfers between Hervey Bay and K'gari (Fraser Island), Full-day shared ranger guided Beauty Spots tour of Fraser Island including National Park fees. Small group cruise and canoe Everglades experience. Rental vehicle including insurance, unlimited kilometres and GPS.

Country to coast

Hit the road to enjoy the ideal combination of country charms and coastal pleasures

Just one hour inland from Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Vale provides a warm country welcome, with uncomplicated and uncompromised luxury, set on 12,000 picturesque acres of farmland and native Australian bush. During your stay, enjoy a Koala Safari at the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre, rated among Australia’s top wildlife conservation experiences.
Travel across the border and to the coast to buzzy and bohemian, Byron Bay. Staying at Elements of Byron beachfront resort, enjoy a guided kayaking tour for the opportunity to ride the waves with resident dolphins, and a surf lesson for the opportunity to return home with a new skill.
Just one hour inland from Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Vale provides a warm country welcome, with uncomplicated and uncompromised luxury, set on 12,000 picturesque acres of farmland and native Australian bush. During your stay, enjoy a Koala Safari at the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre, rated among Australia’s top wildlife conservation experiences.
  • Inclusions

    7 nights’ accommodation (3 nights at Spicers Hidden Vale and 4 nights at Elements of Byron Resort and Spa) inclusive of breakfast daily. Small Group Shared Koala Safari, Small Group 1.5hr Surf Lesson in Byron Bay, and Small Group Shared Guided Kayak with Dolphin Tour. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.

Dive into tropical north Queensland

Dive the Great Barrier Reef and discover tropical Queensland’s terrestrial treasures

Kick off your tropical north Queensland adventures with a stay at Cairns’ arty and innovative newcomer, Bailey, before heading to some of the most remote reaches of the Great Barrier Reef with a liveaboard dive cruise. The four-night expedition cruise provides the opportunity to dive some of the finest sites in the Coral Sea (including wall dives and night dives, from Osprey to Bougainville Reef) and culminates in a low-level scenic flight over the Ribbon Reefs from Lizard Island back to Cairns.
Spend the next three nights relaxing and reminiscing at the Reef House Palm Cove. A full-day private tour of the Tablelands visits waterholes and waterfalls, enjoying lush landscapes and tasty regional produce; whilst a guided walk at Mossman Gorge will introduce you to the local legends of the Dreamtime and the world heritage wonders of the Daintree.
  • Inclusions

    9 nights’ accommodation (4 nights Mike Ball Diving Expedition cruise with meals, selected beverages and equipment, 2 nights Bailey Cairns, 3-nights Reef House Palm Cove) inclusive of daily breakfast and 1 lunch per person. Private full-day tour to Tablelands, Private half-day Mossman Gorge walk. Private transfer Cairns Airport – Bailey, Scenic flight Lizard Island - Cairns, Return private transfers Cairns - Palm Cove.

  • Note

    Mike Ball 4 night Diving Expeditions depart on Thursdays.

Enjoy the best of FNQ

Experience the very best of Far North Queensland.

On arrival in Cairns, a short and scenic helicopter transfer will deliver you to Australia’s newest luxury lodge, Mt Mulligan. A refined oasis in the rugged outback, Mt Mulligan Lodge is the base for a wide range of adventure touring including: hiking and kayaking, birdwatching and barramundi fishing, stargazing, ATV touring and more.
Join local wildlife researchers to go in-depth and behind-the-scenes to spot and study some of the fascinating fauna that make the ancient Queensland tropical rainforests their home. Continue the rainforest immersion with a stay at Silky Oaks Lodge, luxuriously nestled in the treetops above the Mossman River.
Fly over tropical turquoise waters and reefs to land on Lizard Island, where the luxury adventures continue. Paddleboard, kayak or picnic on one of the island’s secluded white sandy beaches. Snorkel, swim or hike to Captain Cook’s lookout to enjoy panoramic island views. To learn fascinating insights about Australia’s world heritage coral reefs, we have also included a tour of the Lizard Island Research Station during your stay.
  • Inclusions

    10 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Mt Mulligan Lodge, 3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge and 4 nights Lizard Island Resort in an Oceanview Villa) including daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 10 dinners and selected alcoholic beverages per person. Selected activities at Mt Mulligan Lodge, Silky Oaks Lodge and Lizard Island Resort, Full Day Private behind-the-scenes wildlife touring with researchers, shared small group tour of the Lizard Is. Research Centre. Private transfers Cairns Airport - Cairns General Aviation, 35-minute helicopter transfer Cairns to Mt Mulligan Lodge, private road transfer Silky Oaks Lodge - Cairns General Aviation. Return scheduled flights Cairns - Lizard Island and shared transfer Cairns Aviation - Cairns General Airport.

Outback, rainforest & reef

Rugged outback, ancient rainforests and world heritage coral reefs: this is far North Queensland!

From Cairns, travel over the ranges by private 4WD, to arrive at Mt Mulligan Lodge. Situated on a 28,000-hectare heritage site and working cattle farm, Australia’s newest luxury lodge combines seclusion and sophistication, uniting rugged outback landscapes with refined modern comforts. Enjoy outback adventures from birdwatching to barramundi fishing; hiking, kayaking, ATV touring, stargazing and more.
For a complete change of scenery, transfer by private 4WD to Daintree EcoLodge. Nestled in the ancient Daintree rainforest, your tranquil retreat is the ideal base from which to experience the world’s oldest culture and cruise the Daintree River for the opportunity to spot wildlife in their natural habitat.
A scenic heli-transfer to Orpheus Island delivers you a totally different world again. Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, this idyllic tropical Island resort accommodates just twenty-eight guests, ensuring absolute seclusion and personalised service. Swim, snorkel, sail, fish, dive, kayak or simply enjoy doing nothing at all! Orpheus island’s signature ‘Dining with Tides’ private waterside dinner for two has been included with your stay here.
  • Inclusions

    10 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Mt Mulligan Lodge, 3 nights Daintree EcoLodge, 4 nights Orpheus Island) Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 7 dinners (including ‘Dining with Tides’ experience on Orpheus Island) and selected beverages per person, selected lodge activities at Mt Mulligan and Orpheus Is, private 4WD transfer CairnsMt Mulligan and Mt Mulligan-Daintree EcoLodge, Daintree River Cruise (shared), Private road transfer Daintree EcoLodge-Cairns, Private heli-transfer Cairns-Orpheus Is, Scheduled (shared) flight Orpheus IsTownsville.

  • Note

    Luggage is strictly limited to soft-sided bags of maximum 15kg per person.

‘Sea’ the reef your way & in style

Sophistication and sublime seclusion on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Unwind and relax with 3-night stay in your private architecturally designed villa at Niramaya Villas and Spa, a boutique sanctuary of exclusive self-contained villas set among 15 hectares of tropical gardens and just a short stroll from Port Douglas’ Four Mile Beach. Explore the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest with a private guide, cruise the Daintree River looking for crocs and learn about the ancient hunting techniques of the local Kuku Yulanji people.
Then head out to sea to escape the crowds and experience the Reef your way, and in style, with a 3 night private charter luxury adventure aboard a 32m crewed motor cruiser. Kayak, fish, snorkel, swim, watch the sun set and do exactly as you please in the most splendid seclusion.
Complete your Great Barrier Reef adventures with a tropical island stay on Orpheus Island. Accommodating a maximum of just 28 guests, Orpheus offers continued opportunities for private beach picnics and waterfront dining. The island’s fringing reefs and neighbouring islands offer some of the most spectacular snorkelling and diving that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.
  • Inclusions

    11 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Niramaya, 3 night charter of a skippered luxury cruiser from Port Douglas to Orpheus Island including selected activities and meals, 5 nights Orpheus Island). Breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 8 dinners with selected beverages per person. Private full-day tour of the Daintree Rainforest including wildlife cruise and indigenous experience. Private car transfers Cairns - Port Douglas, Private charter helicopter transfer Orpheus Island - Cairns.

Pacific Coast Way explorer

Drive the scenic coast between Brisbane and Cairns

Head north from Brisbane to begin your coastal adventures in Noosa, enjoying beautiful golden beaches, scenic coastal walks and dozens of delicious diversions on the popular coastal town’s trendy Hastings Street.
The world’s largest sand island, and one of Australia’s most scenic adventures, the World Heritage Fraser Island is your next stop. Fascinating shipwrecks, long stretches of golden sands, picturesque lakes and coloured cliffs are yours to explore from the Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Continue north to watch the sunset over the water at Agnes Water. Enjoy beautiful coastal boardwalks and uncrowded sandy beaches. Discover the natural beauty that drew Captain Cook to call in here in 1770, before travelling on to Yeppoon, where your travels turn tropical.
At Airlie Beach, gateway to the wonderful Whitsundays, enjoy a cruise to snorkel the technicolour coral gardens of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. In Townsville, uncover history and heritage, botanic gardens and beaches, and don’t miss the opportunity duck across to Magnetic Island! Travelling through coffee plantations and along scenic coastal roads, explore waterfalls and wild rivers en route to Palm Cove, the ideal place to really unwind and relax.
  • Inclusions

    13 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, 2 nights Kingfisher Bay Resort, 2 nights 1770 Lagoons Central Apartment Resort, 1 night Salt Apartment Yeppoon, 2 nights Coral Sea Marina Resort, 2 nights Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville, 2 nights The Reef House Palm Cove) inclusive of 12 breakfasts and 1 lunch per person. Full day group Great Barrier Reef Cruise including lunch. Return passenger ferry transfers Hervey BayFraser Island, Full day shared ranger guided Beauty Spots tour of Fraser Island Including National Park fees, Rental vehicle including insurance (max. cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.

Tropical treasures

Two iconic Australian resorts combine to showcase Queensland’s tropical treasures from the rainforest to the reef

Head north from Cairns along the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive that winds between the rainforest and the sea to begin your getaway at the beachfront Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas. Surrounded by tropical gardens, saltwater lagoon pools and an 18-hole golf course you will be spoilt for choice without venturing far. We have also included a collection of local touring to help you explore and enjoy the diversity of the region. Snorkel among brightly coloured corals with a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. 4WD through and fly over the Daintree with a fullday tour of the Bloomfield Track to Cooktown. Mountain bike through spectacular scenery and enjoy a uniquely Australian rainforest dining experience.
Continue the tropical adventure with a luxury water transfer from Hamilton to Hayman Island. Surrounded by the wonders of the Whitsundays, enjoy relaxing by the pool, snorkelling, tennis, hiking, kayaking and so much more during your stay at Australia’s iconic Hayman Island InterContinental Resort.
  • Inclusions

    14 nights’ accommodation (7 nights Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort and 7 nights Hayman Island Resort) inclusive of daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner per person. Shared full day Great Barrier Reef cruise, Shared small group full day Cooktown fly/drive tour, shared mountain bike riding tour, Flames of the Forest dinner experience and selected activities at Hayman Island. Shared return luxury yacht transfers Hamilton Island - Hayman Island. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.

Coastal sun & island fun

Escape to Sunny Queensland for some island fun and coastal sun.

Collect your rental vehicle in Cairns and follow one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives north to Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort. Set on a private nature reserve just 15 minutes south of Port Douglas, Thala is the ideal base from which to explore Queensland’s tropical north. Enjoy a full day guided hike to the summit of Devils Thumb in the Mosman Gorge Daintree National Park, a guided tour of the beautiful Botanic Ark tropical conservation project and a collection of ranger-led tours and experiences at Thala Beach Resort.
Swapping the rainforest for the reef, experience the best of the Whitsundays from the Beach Club on Hamilton Island. With direct access to Catseye Beach, enjoy sailing, snorkelling, paddle boarding and beachside dining. And for a truly memorable Great Barrier Reef experience, overnight in a deluxe swag under the stars on the Hardy Reef pontoon, enjoying ‘after-hours’ access to this World Heritage wonder.
Return to the Beach Club for some final R&R before heading home.
  • Inclusions

    14 nights’ accommodation (7 nights Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort, 3 nights Hamilton Island Beach Club, 1 night Reef Sleep, further 3 nights Hamilton Island Beach Club). Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 1 dinner per person. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS. Hamilton Island transfers. Private Full Day Devils Thumb Hike. Two Hour Private Botanical Ark Tour. Full day Great Barrier Reef Cruise and Overnight Reef Sleep Experience.

  • Note

    Hamilton Island Beach Club is an adults only resort (18yrs and older). Flights to Cairns / from Hamilton Island are not included.

Beach to bush, reef to rainforest

Beachside bungalow and reef-side retreat, outback getaway and rainforest hideaway. Experience it all!

Begin your tropical North Queensland adventure with an overnight stay in the new Bedarra Bungalows at Mission Beach. This is the gateway to your indulgent island hideaway, just a short launch transfer away. Epitomising the best of barefoot luxury, and surrounded by the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, Bedarra Island is an idyllic escape from the cares of the rest of the world.
Relaxed and rejuvenated, a scenic heli-transfer will transport you to Mt Mulligan Lodge set on a 28,000 hectare heritage site and working cattle farm, approximately 160 kilometres inland from Cairns. Enjoy refined modern comforts, surrounded by the rugged Queensland outback and a collection of breathtaking adventures to match.
To complete the showcase of tropical Queensland’s diversity, travel overland to Silky Oaks Lodge. Enveloped by the ancient rainforests of the Daintree, enjoy a full-day rainforest tour during your stay here including a guided walk and traditional indigenous smoking ceremony, followed by riverdrift snorkelling under a lush canopy of ferns.
  • Inclusions

    14 nights’ accommodation (1 night Mission Beach, 7 nights Bedarra Island Resort, 3 nights Mt Mulligan Lodge and 3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge) inclusive of 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 14 dinners with selected activities. Private transfer from Cairns to Mission Beach, Launch Transfer from Mission Beach to Bedarra Island, Private one-way helicopter flight Bedarra Island to Mt Mulligan Lodge, Private transfers Mt Mulligan to Silky Oaks Lodge and Silky Oaks to Cairns Airport, Private full-day tour including Mossman Gorge guided walk and smoking ceremony and a riverdrift snorkelling experience.

Family fun: from Fitzroy to the GC

Reefs and rainforests, beaches and family fun.

Begin your holiday on The Great Barrier Reef with a seven-night stay on fabulous Fitzroy Island, where rainforest meets the reef. The island celebrates all that is special about Far North Queensland including, turquoise beaches and abundant sea life as well as rainforest walking trails with magnificent views. The entire family will enjoy seeing turtles, colourful corals and tropical fish. Whilst there is much to do and explore on Fitzroy Island (snorkelling, beach combing, nature walks, a visit to the turtle rehabilitation centre and glass-bottom boat cruises), a full-day cruise to snorkel the Outer Great Barrier Reef is also included with your stay in tropical North Queensland.
Head south to continue the adventures on the Gold Coast with its buzzing waterside restaurants, endless surf beaches and activities for all ages. During your week-long stay in Australia’s beachside playground, enjoy an adventure pumping Aqua Duck and Jet Boating combination tour of the Gold Coast’s glistening waterways and soak up the tranquillity of ancient World Heritage listed Gondwana rainforests on a private full day hinterland tour to the Springbrook National Park.
  • Inclusions

    14 nights’ accommodation (7 nights Fitzroy Island and 7 nights Gold Coast Peppers Broadbeach) inclusive of 7 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners per person. Shared Cruise to Moore Reef, Shared Small Group Aqua Duck and Jet Boating experience and Private full-day Springbrook Rainforest tour. Return transfers from Cairns Airport to the Cairns Marina and Shared launch transfers from Cairns Marina to Fitzroy Island and rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS navigation system.

Wilderness walks & coastal treats

Stretch your legs and feed your soul.

Step inside Spicers Balfour’s iconic Queenslander to enjoy a genuinely warm Queensland welcome in the fashionable Brisbane suburb of New Farm.
Wake to walk the Scenic Rim trail enjoying untouched and World Heritage listed natural beauty. Millions of years in the making, Gondwana rainforests and dramatic volcanic peaks will take your breath away. The five-day guided walking experience provides the opportunity to really get off the well-trodden tourist trail and includes a visit to the Hidden Valley Koala Safari, gourmet campfire dinners, and a collection of relaxed luxury accommodation options including farmhouse and eco cabins surrounded by nature.
Drive across the border into New South Wales to continue the adventures by the coast in Byron Bay. Enjoying the relaxed rainforest comforts of the Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, unwind by the pool, at the beach, in the day spa or with some retail therapy in Byron’s trendy boutiques. Explore the local food scene and freshest regional produce with a private guided tour of the tastiest local finds in and around Byron Bay.
  • Inclusions

    9 nights’ accommodation (1 night Spicers Balfour Hotel, 5 nights Spicers by Scenic Rim Trail, 3 nights Byron at Byron) inclusive of breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 5 dinners per person. Full-day private hosted foodie tour of Byron Bay, Rental vehicle including unlimited kilometres, insurance and GPS.

  • Note

    Scenic Rim Trail Walk operates March - November.

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