Australia is a paradise for active travelers. Queensland

Discover Australia Tour for Active Travelers: Amazing Culture, Wildlife & Landscapes

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Cairns, Brisbane, Great Barrier Reef, Mission Beach...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Turn your Australian vacation into a tale of legend during an active adventure of land and sea. Your custom tailored tour will take you into the majesty of dense rainforest and the unique underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Discover crocodiles lounging amongst mangrove trees and dig your toes into the powdery white sand of a secluded beach that shimmers with kaleidoscope colors. Traverse trails to find captivating waterfalls and witness gorgeous shades of orange as the sun rises over the...

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Trip Highlights

  • Bask in the powder-white sands of the Whitsundays beaches, which include the soft texture of silica on Whitehaven Beach
  • Discover the colors and marvelous underwater life of the Great Barrier Reef during a full day exploration of several different sites
  • Delight in a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over Atherton Tablelands to view the shifting colors of dawn over the eastern seaboard
  • Enjoy the rural lifestyles of lesser visited towns near the Tropic of Capricorn with a visit to a Sugar Plantation and Cattle Ranch
  • View the magnificent Millaa Millaa Falls on a circuit trek in Atherton Tablelands
  • Follow the trails of Noosa National Park for spectacular lookouts over the Pacific Ocean to find dolphins and whales, or look inland for koalas
  • Visit the celebrated Fraser Island to find remarkable sand dunes and soaring rainforest on the largest sand island in the world

Detailed Description

You can feel the excitement pulse through your body as you imagine setting your eyes on the Great Barrier Reef and the glorious rainforest of Queensland. Your 10-day tour of Australia’s celebrated east coast will offer independent exploration and unbridled possibility, from a chance to see koalas in the wild and sea turtles grazing on sea grass. Your adventure will begin with your arrival at Cairns Airport where your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim and escort you to your luxurious hotel in view of the charming marina.

The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy strolling along the promenade or delighting in a visit to Four Mile Beach before settling in for the night. Wake the next morning and set out on a catamaran to immerse yourself in the spectacular underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Discover the colors and bustling life around the coral while scuba diving, snorkeling, or looking out the windows of your semi-submersible craft. The next day, rise in time to watch the sunrise during your morning hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands. After landing, you will continue your exploration of the landscape as you take to the Millaa Millaa circuit to view the falls before visiting a local dairy en route to Mission Beach.

Travel next to Townsville and Airlie Beach before enjoying a scenic ferry to the splendor of Hamilton Island. Enjoy the quiet beaches and remarkable coral reefs that edge the sand. The next day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, basking in the wonders of the wildlife at the local wildlife park or cruising to Whitehaven Beach to view the breathtaking sandbar and sweeping rainforest before returning to Hamilton Island. Move next to visit a working sugar plantation in the town of Mackay before continuing to Rockhampton, and the next day you will tour an old working cattle ranch that is also home to grazing kangaroo, before reaching the inviting shores of Hervey Bay.

Spend the next day on Fraser Island lounging on the preserved beaches or trekking the sand dunes and mighty rainforest. In the afternoon, you will return to mainland Australia and travel to Noosa, where the beachside ambiance thrives.  Enjoy remarkable coastal trails and wildlife spotting, lounge on the sand, enjoy a surf lesson, or take to the paths in Noosa National Park before traveling south to the city of Brisbane to enjoy the evening at your leisure. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to Brisbane Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$3,245 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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