Airlie Beach & Hamilton Island

Queensland

Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island

Day 1 (L,D) HOME, PROSERPINE, AIRLIE BEACH
Our tropical getaway begins on arrival at Whitsunday Airport where we take the short journey to the coast, arriving at our home for four nights, Coral Sea Resort overlooking the Whitsunday Passage. Time to unpack, relax and take in the delightful scenery prior to enjoying our first dinner together.
Day 2 (B,L,D) PROSERPINE, AIRLIE BEACH
Following a leisurely breakfast we travel to Proserpine and visit the Historical Museum and tour the Whitsunday Gold Coffee Plantation. Following lunch we explore the township of Airlie Beach, the central hub for the Whitsunday region. Browse the main street, stroll along Beach Lagoon or the Bicentennial Boardwalk.
Day 3 (B,L,D) BOWEN, DINGO BEACH
Today we travel to Bowen, located at the northern reaches of the Whitsundays Coast. Bowen is a picturesque seaside township that has one of Australia’s best climates. On arrival into Bowen, we visit the Big Mango, a unique attraction, before taking in the wonderful views from Flagstaff Hill Lookout. We explore the township, including viewing some of the 25 murals that are displayed throughout Bowen’s streets. Following lunch we travel to Dingo Beach, a scenic seaside village with amazing views. Time for a stroll here before returning to our hotel.
Day 4 (B,L,D) CROCODILE SAFARI
A unique experience as we join a crocodile safari. Cruise along the mangroves and estuaries of the Proserpine River, the natural habitat of approximately 150 saltwater crocodiles. Following our cruise we make our way to the Safari Camp, enjoying a BBQ lunch with billy tea and damper on what was the site of Proserpine’s river port, some 100 years ago. Following lunch we board an open air tractor train for a guided tour through the Goorgana Wetlands before returning to our resort.
Day 5 (B,L,D) HAMILTON ISLAND
Departing Airlie Beach we travel by ferry to the island resort of Hamilton Island. On arrival we transfer to our hotel for two nights, the Reef View Hotel, set facing Catseye Bay. Following a leisurely lunch overlooking the beach we take a tour of the island and pause for afternoon tea at the One Tree Hill Lookout. Truly amazing views here. Prior to dinner we enjoy a drink at the Yacht Club, a perfect location to enjoy the stunning sunset.
Day 6 (B,L,D) HAMILTON ISLAND, WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS CRUISE
Some time at leisure this morning. You are free to relax on your balcony, explore the island, take a swim or perhaps join one of the many organised activities. We gather at Front Street, by the Marina for a light lunch before we board the MV Hamilton Star for an afternoon cruising the crystal clear aqua blue water of the Whitsundays. Spectacular scenery and a quite a highlight of our holiday.
Day 7 (B,L) HAMILTON ISLAND, HOME

This morning we enjoy Breakfast with the Koalas at Wildlife Hamilton Island with time to explore the park or perhaps have a cuddle with one of these endearing animals. You may also wish to use this time to enjoy another stroll along the beach or a final browse along Front Street. We transfer to Hamilton Island Airport where homeward flights complete our relaxing tropical getaway.