Brisbane to glasshouse mountains
The wreck of the HMAS Brisbane serves as a world-class artificial reef and diving site. This amazing dive location is in consistently clear water with minimal swells. Check out the amazing coral and the wreck of the ship itself, as well as the schools of fish that inhabit it including large bull & eagle rays, angler fish, lion fish, squid and a school of juvenile red emperor and snapper. Even an octopus and a turtle have made a home here. Travel north to the Glasshouse Mountains. Stay 2 nights.
Two Nights Superior Accommodation: Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge
Today you will explore the Glasshouse Mountains area. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast hinterland before setting of on an adventure up Mt Ngungun. Test yourself on a guided climb up the mountain and enjoy mind blowing exposure with views of the entire Glasshouse Mountains region from the summit. The climbing is situated at the top of the mountain with climbs up to 40m and 250m of exposure!
glasshouse mountains to noosa
Experience the Noosa River on an unforgettable wilderness cruise that takes you into one of Australia’s most pristine regions. See the river, lakes and the tranquil mirrored waterways of the Noosa Everglades. Take a guided walk to the Kinaba Interpretive Centre as well as enjoying an Aussie BBQ lunch at historic Harry’s Hut. There is then time to take a swim, or get some great photos of the abundant wildlife. Stay 2 nights in Noosa.
One Night Superior Accommodation: Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort, Noosa
NOOSA TO HERVEY BAY
Travel to the pristine beaches of Hervey Bay and enjoy an afternoon whale watching cruise (July-Nov) including a buffet lunch and afternoon tea. Experience the ‘Closest Encounters with Humpback Whales‘ that you won’t get anywhere else in Australia. This extraordinary ‘up close & personal’ experience only happens in the calm, sheltered waters between Fraser Island & the Fraser Coast/Hervey Bay mainland. Stay overnight.
Two Nights Superior Accommodation: Akama Resort
Fraser Island day trip
Leave your car behind as you embark on an adventure to the largest sand island in the world – Fraser Island. This World Heritage listed island is decorated with spectacular colored sands, perched freshwater lakes and towering rainforests. The island is filled with wildlife from Dingos to Goannas and many bird species. Humpback Whales are also known to be seen in the area, on their return to the Antarctic. Keep an eye out for turtles, dolphins and a large variety of coral, fish and giant manta rays. Tour highlights include a visit and swim at Lake McKenzie, the colored sand beaches and a rainforest walk at Central Station. You will also enjoy a buffet lunch at Eurong Beach Resort! Return to your accommodation in Hervey Bay.
hervey bay to rockhampton
Today you will be part of an adventurous wild caving tour of the Capricorn Caves. 390 million years ago the sedimentary limestone rock of Capricorn Caves originated under the sea as corals growing in shallow waters around volcanic islands. These waters dissolved the calcite in limestone to form caves. Journey through these caves, tunnels and shafts on a wild and adrenalin pumping experience. Adventure awaits you at every corner including squeezing through Fat Mans Misery, a 30 cm diameter hole or the Commando crawl. Eventually emerge on the surface ridge for panoramic views over the valley and hills.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Travelodge Rockhampton
rockhampton to airlie beach
2 day, 1 night Sail and Snorkel adventure
Explore the 74 island wonders of the Whitsundays, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the next 2 days sailing and snorkelling from onboard the comfortable decks and spacious interior of the Waltzing Matilda. The vessels amazing sailing ability means you get to experience the best locations of the Marine Park. Shared or private cabins are available. Once back on the mainland, stay overnight at Airlie Beach.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Pinnacles Resort & Spa
Airlie beach to townsville
Make your way north to Townsville, Australia's largest tropical city. Townsville's many attractions include the world's largest living coral reef aquarium - Reef HQ, a wildlife sanctuary, casino, beaches, museums, theaters, galleries and restaurants. Beautiful Magnetic Island is just 20 minutes from the city center by Fast cat ferry. Today is free for you to spend it how you want. Overnight.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Oaks M on Palmer
*Have an extra day to spare?
Add on our 1 Day Magnetic Island Escape: Includes return cruise to Magnetic Island, 1 night at Peppers Blue on Blue including buffet breakfast & Bungalow Bay Koala Village Tour from $155 pp
Townsville to Cairns
Make your way back to your final destination of Cairns. Today experience the World Heritage rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Explore Kuranda and the ‘village rainforest’, before returning on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, where your journey ends.
If you have additional time to spend in Cairns, we are more than happy to suggest day trips to the Great Barrier Reef or Daintree Rainforest.
Note: This self drive tour can be completed in reverse order, the tour cost remains the same. To view tour prices or to make an enquiry, please click on the Enquire Now tab at the top of this itinerary.
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