Cairns

Queensland

Cairns

Day 1 (L,D) HOME, CAIRNS
Today we fly to Cairns, in the heart of tropical North Queensland. On arrival we transfer to our home for six 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 Cairn’s picturesque mangrove-lined estuary, Trinity Inlet. This afternoon we take the short drive to the Northern Beaches and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Palm Cove, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Some time to enjoy the quaint village like atmosphere along the ocean facing Williams Esplanade.
Day 3 (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 4 (B,L,D) PARONELLA PARK, MILLAA MILLAA FALLS
Heading south, we travel to the amazing Paronella Park. 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 5 (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 6 (B,L,D) PORT DOUGLAS
Today we journey north to Port Douglas and browse Macrossan Street, the main shopping area of Port Douglas, before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. 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 7 (B,L) CAIRNS, HOME
Our tropical holiday comes to an end today as we transfer to Cairns airport to join homebound flights completing a relaxing week in the far north of Queensland.