East Coast in Style

***Touring Holiday Special from £3495***

A fascinating 1500 mile journey of discovery along Australia’s Pacific coastline, including a 2 night island stay and time to relax and explore before and after your tour.

UNFORGETTABLE SIGHTSEEING EXPERIENCES

  • Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Atherton Tablelands tour
  • Cruise on Lake Barrine
  • 2 night stay on Hamilton Island
  • Fraser Island 4WD tour
  • Free time in Cairns and Brisbane
      

Day 1: Off on holiday
Depart from London Heathrow or Manchester Airport for the Singapore Airline flight to Cairns in tropical North Queensland. You will enjoy free food and drink on the way, with a break in Singapore's award winning Changi Airport.

Day 3: Welcome to Cairns
You will be met on arrival at Cairns airport and transferred to the centrally located Oasis Resort. Relax after your flight or take a stroll along the Esplanade of this friendly holiday town.

Hotel: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns.

Day 4: Cairns
Today is free to do as you choose. We recommend a Skyrail cable car ride over the tops of the rainforest to the historic township of Kuranda. Shop in the market or visit the Nature Park before returning by Skyrail or the famous Scenic Railway.

Hotel: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns.

Day 5: Join your tour
More time to explore this morning before you meet your fellow guests for the start of your East Coast Beach & Reef guided tour. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an orientation tour of the laid back tropical city. This evening get to know each other over a drink and delicious meal featuring fresh seasonal produce at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns
Included Meals: Dinner. 

Day 6: Great Barrier Reef
This morning it is all aboard a high speed catamaran for a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up- close (equipment provided) and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi- submersible craft. Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns in the late afternoon. The evening is free to do as you choose - perhaps a stroll around the marina or a visit to the Cairns Night Market.

Hotel: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7: Cairns - Mission Beach
Leave Cairns for the high tropical plateau known as the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes abound. You’ll visit Lake Barrine to take a serene cruise on the calm waters and get up close to the rainforest. Next up visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the famous Curtain Fig Tree. Before heading back to the coast, stop at Mungalli Creek Dairy for a delicious afternoon tea. There will be time to take a walk along the shore and feel the golden sand between your toes when you arrive in Mission Beach this afternoon.

Hotel: Castaways Resort & Spa, Mission Beach.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Mission Beach - Hamilton Island
Continue down the coast towards tonight’s stopover in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef on spectacular Hamilton Island. You’ll visit Townsville where there’s time for a stroll along the Strand, then travel to Airlie Beach to catch the ferry to the island, one of 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsundays. 


Day 9: Hamilton Island ‘Free Time’
Today in paradise, it's time to let your hair down and relax. You may like to take a cruise to famous Whitehaven Beach or even strap on a snorkel and mask to spot turtles and other marine life on the fringing reef. You could choose to discover native Australian animals at the island’s wildlife park or grab a bite to eat at one of the island’s restaurant and watch the world go by. Whatever you do, at some stage, grab a good book and sit back and relax by the resort pool.

Hotel: Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island, 2 nights.
Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast and Dinner. Day 9: Breakfast

Day 10: Hamilton Island - Rockhampton
Return to the mainland and travel south through Mackay, Australia’s sugar capital, to Sarina for a guided tour through a miniature sugar mill and lunch. Continue to Rockhampton, Australia’s beef capital! Your night is free so why not try some local beef at one of the town’s steakhouses. 

Hotel: Quality Hotel Regent, Rockhampton
Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11: Rockhampton - Hervey Bay
Cross the Tropic of Capricorn and stop at Langmorn Station, a fully operational cattle station. Enjoy morning tea in the garden in the company of the pet kangaroo! Continue to Hervey Bay, gateway to Fraser Island.

Hotel: Mantra Hervey Bay
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12: Hervey Bay - Fraser Island - Noosa
A day of discovery lies ahead as you cross by ferry to explore the wonders of World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Visit Lake McKenzie, ringed with magnificent white sandy beaches. Enjoy lunch before your 4WD tour takes you to the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach (tidal) and beyond on to the Sunshine Coast resort town of Noosa.

Day 13: Noosa ‘Free Time’
Take time out to discover Noosa for yourself. Swim at Noosa Main Beach or venture a little further with an easy, spectacular walk along the headland through to Noosa National Park. 

Hotel: Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa, Noosa, 2 nights.
Included Meals: Day 12: Breakfast and Lunch. Day 13: Breakfast

Day 14: Noosa - Brisbane
Visit Australia Zoo, made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin and Bindi. Catch a show in the world famous Crocoseum and wander through the zoo’s fascinating grounds. Later, you travel to Brisbane for a sightseeing tour before bidding farewell to your fellow travellers as you check in for your final two nights in the Brisbane Royal on the Park Hotel.

Hotel: Royal on the Park, Brisbane 2 nights

Day 15: Brisbane
Today explore Queensland's capital city at leisure. The Botanical gardens and popular South Bank are a must. Or shop for last minute souvenirs in lively Queen Street, before perhaps a final meal at on of the restaurants along popular Eagle Street Pier.

Day 16: Farewell from Brisbane
Just time this morning for a stroll before you are transferred to Brisbane airport for your Singapore AIrlines flight back to the UK. If time permits take a chance to visit the beautiful island nation of Singapore. You can break your journey home with a three night Singapore stopover which includes; hotel, airport transfers and day and evening excursions.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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17 Day East Coast in Style - from £2599

with flights from £3495

All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown - (B)reakfast, (L)unch (D)inner. Call Freedom Australia for departure dates and availability. Valid for travel from April 2016, subject to availability, seasonal variations may apply - call 0333 234 2889 or enquire now for more details Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2016 onwards.

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  • Return airport transfers

 

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