Millaa Millaa Falls

Cairns Holiday

Day 1 (L,D) HOME PORTS, CAIRNS

Today we fly to Cairns, heart of tropical North Queensland. On arrival we transfer to our home for seven nights, The Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel. Our waterfront accommodation is conveniently located in the heart of Cairns with easy access to the major shopping areas, restaurants and attractions. Time to settle in prior to a welcome drink and then dinner together.

Day 2 (B,L,D) TRINITY INLET CRUISE, PALM COVE

A leisurely breakfast before a calm water cruise along picturesque mangrove-lined Trinity Inlet followed by lunch. In the afternoon we enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Palm Cove, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Day 3 (B,L,D) YUNGABURRA, ATHERTON TABLELANDS

An early start this morning as we travel via Gordonvale to Nerada Tea Plantation for a “tour and taste”. We continue to Yungaburra where we visit the amazing Curtain Fig Tree prior to lunch at Tolga Woodworks Gallery and Café. During the afternoon we visit the Atherton Tablelands and the Australian Coffee Plantation.

Day 4 (B,L,D) KURANDA

We join the spectacular Kuranda Scenic Railway and journey into the hinterland, passing through World Heritage protected tropical rainforest, beautiful waterfalls and into the breath-taking Barron Gorge on our way up to the “village in the rainforest’. At Kuranda we have time to explore and enjoy a light luncheon before returning to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Gondola. Spanning 7.5 kilometres over pristine rainforest, we glide just metres above the ancient rainforest canopy.

Day 5 (B,L,D) PARONELLA PARK, MILLAA MILLAA FALLS

Heading south, we travel to the amazing Paronella Park and have morning tea and lunch here. Built in the 1930’s on five hectares (13 acres) of rainforest beside Mena Creek Falls, this fantasy creation of Jose Paronella was a tribute to his wife and includes a collection of castle-like buildings magnificent gardens and North Queensland’s first hydro-electric system. After lunch we return to Cairns via the picturesque Millaa Millaa Falls and the village of Malanda.

Day 6 (B,L,D) CAIRNS

This morning we visit Doongal Aboriginal Art Centre, the largest collection in Australia of fine authentic Aboriginal art. Lunch nearby at the delightful Flecker Botanic Gardens followed by a guided tour of the only wet tropical gardens in Australia. Some free time this afternoon to relax or explore Cairns.

Day 7 (B,L,D) PORT DOUGLAS

This morning we journey north to Port Douglas and browse the Cotters Market and Macrossan Street, the main shopping area of Port Douglas, before lunch at the Mirage Marina. This afternoon we visit the pristine Four Mile Beach before taking a guided tour of the Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary with three different and unique environments and home to numerous species from the surrounding rainforest, wetlands, and grasslands.

Day 8 (B,L) CAIRNS, HOME PORTS

Our relaxing holiday comes to an end today as we transfer to Cairns airport to join homebound flights completing a relaxing eight days in the tropical north.