Fitness Level (1-4):
- World Heritage Sites visited
- Pass Hinchinbrook Island - Australia's largest island national park
- Pass through Tully, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting
Tour PointsBus Type: Medium
Accomodation: 4 nights multi-share resort accommodation
Departs: 7.00am Cairns
Returns: 8.00am Whitsundays
Meet your Contiki crew then we’re off on an optional day trip to experience the Great Barrier Reef or free time to explore Cairns. Put on your snorkel gear or try an optional introduction to scuba diving and check out colourful fish, turtles, vivid coral and the incredible clear waters.
For your first night with the group in this city, there’s a chance to head down to a local hot-spot for dinner and the chance to try Kangaroo
Day 1: Hotel Dinner
Outer Barrier Reef Cruise from A$170
Wake in tropical Cairns. Today is a free day for you to do as you please. You Trip Manager will be able to arrange Bungy Jumping, White Water Rafting or both for those adrenaline junkies. Later, take a cooling swim in the esplanade back in Cairns or sit down withWhite Water Rafting a coffee and people watch. Tonight is a great chance to walk around the buzzing night markets! It’s the perfect place for shopping and with everything from fun, kitsch treasures to local crafts like boomerangs and didgeridoos. There’s something for everyone.
Day 2: Hotel Breakfast
AJ Hackett Bungy Jump From A$150
3-4 CAIRNS TO THE WHITSUNDAYS
Slowly leaving the tropics behind us, we hit Townsville for some free time. Check out the colonial buildings and get a feel for its maritime past as we drive along the esplanade and into town where you can grab some lunch.
See vistas over Magnetic Island, a National Park and bird sanctuary, before we continue our travels south. Play some tunes, have a chat, catch a movie or simply enjoy some downtime.
The time is then yours to enjoy the picture-perfect Whitsundays! Slow the pace down, kick back and relax.
For those that are up for it, you could get away from it all with our optional day sail. Check out some of the Whitsunday’s 74 islands from the boat – you’ll soon understand why this region is so famous. Experience what is known as one of the top ten beaches in the world, uninhabited Whitehaven Beach. Swim off the boat and play beach volleyball or cricket with the local skipper and crew before enjoying a tasty lunch and a few drinks.
Day 3: Resort Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Resort Breakfast
Pass through Tully, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting
Pass Hinchinbrook Island - Australia's largest island national park
See Magnetic Island
Townsville city orientation
Visit the vibrant seaside town of Airlie Beach
Cruise Whitsundays Camira Day Sail A$170
5 THE WHITSUNDAYS
The trip ends after breakfast in Airlie Beach, so it's time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends.
Day 5: Breakfast
The average cost per day for this tour is A$179