Nature's Coastal Drive

A journey along Australia's beautiful coastline; perfect for relaxing on deserted sandy beaches, exploring National Parks and discovering the rural scenery of this epic country.

Suggested itinerary includes:

  • 1 night in Brisbane
  • 1 night in Caloundra
  • 1 night in Mooloolaba
  • 1 night in Hervey Bay
  • 3 nights on Fraser Island
  • 1 night in Rockhampton
  • 3 nights in Airlie Beach
  • 1 night in Townsville
  • 1 night in Mission Beach

Day 1 – Brisbane
When you arrive in Brisbane, there’s no hurry to pick up your motorhome. Spend a night in a central hotel to explore Queensland’s capital. Climb the Story Bridge or relax on fashionable Southbank, enjoying the vibrant café culture.

Hotel: Royal on the Park

Day 2 to 4 – Caloundra & Mooloolaba

Be seduced by the golden beaches, laid back atmosphere and endless scenery on this short stop. Visit the renowned Australia Zoo or Underwater World. Nature lovers can head inland to explore the wonderful national parks and bush walks that will provide you with fantastic views overlooking the Sunshine Coast.

Day 4 – Hervey Bay

Continue along the coast to the jewel in Queensland’s crown – Hervey Bay. Take the chance to dip your feet in the warm waters that surround the town, you may even spot some whales before departing for Fraser Island.

Day 5 to 7 – Fraser Island Explorer

Enjoy three nights at the Kingfisher Bay Resort while exploring the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island. Teeming with wildlife, long uninterrupted white beaches, tall majestic rainforests and crystal clear freshwater lakes, this island is not something to be missed.

Day 8 -  Rockhampton
Travel further north through the sugar cane fields to Rockhampton. Enjoy the Botanical Gardens and historical buildings it has to offer, or take a visit to the ancient Capricorn Caves and Koala Park before you move on. If you are feeling adventurous, explore the Eungella National Park before continuing your journey to the palm white sands of Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands.

Day 9 to 12 - Airlie Beach  
With sensational scenery, this is the perfect stop for a couple of days. Head out on a day cruise to take in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, relax on deserted sandy beaches, beautiful bays and visit the famous heart reef, or unwind with a day on romantic Whitehaven Beach. 

Day 12 to 14 – Townsville & Mission Beach
Today’s journey will take you to the tropical town of Townsville. Here you can visit the world’s largest aquarium, hike the trails, or enjoy the picturesque views across the lush green tropical hinterland, before travelling onto Mission Beach. From here you can discover the tumbling Wallaman and Millaa Millaa Falls and Lake Barrine as you travel though the rural scenery and country towns of the beautiful Atherton Tablelands.

Day 14 - Cairns
Continue on to the popular Cairns. Explore the fabulous palm fringed beaches at Palm Cove and Port Douglas or board the Skyrail for a scenic ride over the rainforest to the village of Kuranda. Cairns is the nearest access point to the Great Barrier Reef and you can take a full day cruise to snorkel amongst the colourful coral and marine life.

14 day experience from £1653

Price does not include $150 one-way local fee.

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