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Australia East Coast Adventure
12 Day Escorted Tour
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Holiday Highlights
  • Stay in premium accommodation throughout Australia
  • The additional services of expert local guides in select locations
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary

Depart Sydney to travel north where the stunning Queensland Islands of Fraser and Daydream awaits you. Cruise, swim and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef aboard a catamaran then finish your holiday in the tropical city of Cairns.

Insider Experiences

  • Take in 360-degree views of Sydney during a Welcome Dinner at the iconic Sydney Tower
  • Engage with an incredible array of native Australian wildlife at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast
  • Enjoy two wonderful nights at Kingfisher Bay Resort on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island
  • Unwind during two nights at Daydream Island Resort and Spa
  • Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over Cairns’ World Heritage-listed Tropical Rainforest canopy
  • Experience two nights in Tropical North Queensland at the Pullman Cairns International, with mountain views
  • Travel by catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform and enjoy five hours amidst the colourful coral and marine life
  • Take part in a traditional corroboree and indulge in delicious regional delicacies at Tjapukai By Night

Other Holiday Highlights

  • Travel across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge on your way to Port Macquarie, a lovely coastal destination
  • Spend a night in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast, were the bustling city meets the ocean
  • Be revitalised by the sheer natural beauty of Fraser Island
  • Tour Rockhampton’s famed provincial gardens
  • Cruise through the sparkling Whitsundays to Daydream Island
  • Escape to Mission Beach, surrounded by a backdrop of World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest and white sand beaches


18 meals - enjoy 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners and 2 Feature Dinners

What's Included
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia
  • Travel aboard a spacious, luxurious coach
  • Stay in premium accommodation throughout Australia
  • Dedicated Travelmarvel Tour Director and professional Driver
  • The additional services of expert local guides in select locations
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Sydney

Bet met on arrival in Sydney and transferred to your hotel. Explore this stunning city on a memorable half-day sightseeing coach tour this afternoon, soaking up the famous historic landmarks, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. A Taste of Sydney - enjoy uninterrupted 360° city views and delicious cuisine as you head to Sydney Tower for a Welcome Dinner, soaring well above the central business district of Sydney. This iconic venue is the tallest free-standing structure in New South Wales and has been an integral part of the famous Sydney skyline for over 30 years.
Stay: Sydney, Parkroyal Darling Harbour                FD

Day 2. Sydney, Port Macquarie

After a sumptuous breakfast, your day begins this morning with a drive north across the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, offering you magnificent views of the stunning harbour. Continuing along, arrive at the beautiful seaside town of Port Macquarie, located on the mid north coast of New South Wales, renowned for its wonderful


beaches, scenic hinterland and beautiful waterways. On arrival, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore your surrounds independently.
Stay: Rydges Port Macquarie      B


Day 3. Port Macquarie, Byron Bay, Gold Coast

Your journey continues today as you travel north along the New South Wales coast. Stop at Byron Bay en route, a pretty seaside holiday town renowned for its numerous surf beaches, unspoilt native bush areas and relaxed lifestyle that attracts both wealthy city dwellers and bohemian lifestylers. Pass by Cape Byron, Australia’s most easterly point, before continuing to the Gold Coast, famous for its uninterrupted coastline fringed by vibrant communities and lush wilderness areas. After settling in to your hotel located within the heart of the city, perhaps stroll along the famous soft golden sands of the popular Surfers Paradise Beach, before enjoying the evening at leisure

Stay: Gold Coast, Mantra Legends Hotel Surfers Paradise              B


Day 4. Gold Coast, Brisbane, Australia Zoo, Fraser Island

Departing the Gold Coast this morning, travel through Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, before heading north to the Sunshine Coast. Like a Local - visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo. Made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo features a plethora of wild animals from all corners of the globe. From the smallest of reptiles to the largest of mammals, Australia Zoo is home to over 100 different species. Here, you will be given the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of conservation and see many native species up close. Special Stay - afterwards, travel north to the largest sand island in the world, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, and settle in to your room at Kingfisher Bay Resort. Enjoy some time to take in the stunning surrounds before dinner with your fellow travellers this evening.
Two Night Stay: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort                        BD 


Day 5. Fraser Island

Located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island offers a rare and beautiful paradise. The rugged untamed wilderness will entice you from the moment you arrive, providing adventure and excitement, but also a relaxing atmosphere from your base here at the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort. Discover this beautiful island today with a half-day tour and some time at leisure this afternoon. Slip into island living and perhaps explore the hundreds of walking trails which criss-cross the island. Immerse yourself in the ancient rainforests or explore the coloured sand cliffs on Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Fraser island is a popular location for spotting various marine life, including Humpback whales as they make their journey north for the winter, between June and November. Perhaps visit the wreck of the Maheno, a trans-Tasman liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1935. Or, you may simply wish to relax on a stretch of powdery white sand with a good book, before donning snorkelling gear to discover one of the island’s many pristine freshwater lakes.           B


Day 6. Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton

A morning cruise takes you across Hervey Bay, where you’ll discover why this special place is often referred to as the jewel in Queensland’s crown. The journey concludes back on the mainland where you’ll rejoin your coach to continue north. Travel through sugarcane country, crossing some of the many narrow gauge railway lines that transport sugarcane from the field to processing plants in town, an iconic sight of rural Queensland. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton, known as the beef capital of Australia.
Stay:Central Park Motel Rockhampton. BD

Day 7. Rockhampton, Daydream Island

After a delicious breakfast explore the gateway to the coast and the Outback, Rockhampton, which also boasts some of the best provincial gardens in Australia. Enjoy a tour of these beautiful gardens before travelling to Airlie Beach, where you’ll join a cruise through the sparkling Whitsundays. Special Stay - arriving at the picturesque Daydream Island Resort and Spa, realise your dreams of an island paradise as you indulge in a feast for the senses



surrounded by natural beauty, dotted with secluded, palm-lined beaches and a vast array of marine life.
Two Night Stay: Daydream Island Resort and Spa              BD


Day 8. Daydream Island

Enjoy breakfast overlooking your resort’s Living Reef Lagoon this morning. The entire day is then at leisure to do as little or as much as you like. Perhaps discover the many species of tropical fish when snorkelling off the beach; take a stroll through the tropical jungle to the highest point of the island; relax by one of the many inviting swimming pools; enjoy some of the available water sports or indulge in some pampering with a soothing signature spa treatment at the relaxing Rejuvenation Spa (own expense). Alternatively, enjoy a half-day Whitehaven Beach excursion, exploring the crystal-clear aqua waters and the never-ending pristine sands of Whitehaven, providing the greatest sense of relaxation and escape (own expense).                B


Day 9. Daydream Island, Townsville, Mission Beach

After breakfast, your adventure northward continues today with an early morning ferry transfer, gliding from Daydream Island to Shute Harbour, where you’ll re-board your luxurious coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a tour of this tropical city, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest hinterland and the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. Departing Townsville, continue to Mission Beach, the destination where two of the most stunning World Heritage-listed areas meet, the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Arrive at your beachfront escape, Castaways Resort and Spa, where the only thing between you and the golden beach is a grassy lawn and a line of coconut palms. Complete with its own secluded rainforest swimming area, it won’t be long before you discover why Mission Beach has earned its reputation as a haven for rest and relaxation. 
Stay: Castaways Resort and Spa Mission Beach  BD


Day 10. Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

Continuing your journey north, you’ll encounter rolling green hills, open farmlands and tropical rainforests, which ultimately define the Atherton Tablelands. The region is part of the Waterfalls Circuit, defined by the magnificent Millaa Millaa Falls, which are some of the most photographed falls in Australia. As you journey towards Cairns, you’ll visit the Curtain Fig Tree, an iconic natural Australian icon. Like a Local - later, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in the picturesque village of Kuranda and ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes. This experience will take you over Australia’s World heritage-listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest, whilst providing the ideal opportunity to learn about one Australia’s most botanically fascinating and diverse areas. Special Stay - enjoy mountain views from your room at the Pullman Cairns International.
Two Night Stay: Pullman Cairns International                      B


Day 11. Great Barrier Reef

Like a Local - cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive reef activity platform and enjoy five hours amidst the colourful coral and marine life. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, walk through the underwater observatory, join a tour on the semi-submersible or glass bottom boat, or relax on the sundeck. This is one of the best destinations on the Great Barrier Reef for viewing the unique species of coral and fish that call the reef home. A Taste of Cairns - enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai By Night this evening. Discover the Dreamtime, take an interactive part in a corroboree, then be guided along a flame-lit pathway to a dinner of local produce.   BL, FD

Day 12. Depart Cairns

Drive to the pretty township of Port Douglas for a tour. This patch of paradise is the meeting point of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. After some time here, return to Cairns and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.         B

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