Cairns & Port Douglas Explorer Tour POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Price per person:

$4,395.00

(Single costs are available on request)

10 Days-With Tour Leader Unna West


Join our exciting fully escorted winter holiday to Cairns and Port Douglas. Stay in the heart of Cairns and enjoy a leisurely stopover in Port Douglas with a wonderful variety of sightseeing including Cairns Botanic Gardens Tour & Aquarium, the Atherton Tablelands, Kuranda, Northern Beaches, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, Cape Tribulation and the Daintree, Great Barrier Outer Reef Cruise and more…

Tour Departs: 09-Aug-2020
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INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR COST
  • Home pick up and return within the Auckland metropolitan area (if applicable).
  • Services of Travelwise Holidays Tour Leader throughout.
  • Return economy class airfares Auckland to Cairns flying direct with Air New Zealand.
  • Current airfare taxes and Auckland Airport departure tax.
  • Quality accommodation for 5 nights at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Cairns and 4 nights at the Oaks Resort Port Douglas.
  • Buffet breakfast daily.
  • Dinners in Cairns (x2) and Port Douglas (x4).
  • Sightseeing tour of Cairns including the Botanic Gardens with guided tour, Esplanade and city centre.
  • Visit to the Cairns Aquarium.
  • Day tour to the Atherton Tablelands with Lake Barrine Cruise and visit to Curtain fig tree.
  • Kuranda Ultimate Day tour to Rainforestation with Train, Skyrail, Butterfly Sanctuary and lunch.
  • Transfers between Cairns and Port Douglas via the scenic Captain Cook Highway including visit to Palm Cove.
  • Visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures - includes farm tour, boat cruise and crocodile & cassowary feeding.
  • Cape Tribulation and Daintree Wilderness tour (includes lunch).
  • Visit to the Port Douglas Sunday Markets at Anzac Park.
  • Great Barrier Outer Reef Cruise with Quicksilver Cruises. Includes underwater observatory, fish, coral viewing and buffet lunch.
  • All coach transfers throughout.
  • Travelwise Holidays documentation and travel bag.

ITINERARY

SUN 09 AUG - AUCKLAND/CAIRNS

This morning you will be picked up from your Auckland address and transferred to Auckland Airport for your Air New Zealand flight direct to Cairns departing at 7.00 am. Arrive in Cairns at 10.35 am and transfer to Double Tree by Hilton Hotel where you will stay for the next five nights. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Tonight is ‘freedom dining’ at restaurant of your choice.

MON 10 AUG - BOTANIC GARDENS & AQUARIUM (B)

This morning depart hotel for a half day Cairns city sightseeing tour including The Esplanade, Botanic Gardens for a guided tour and local shopping mall. This afternoon enjoy a visit at your leisure to the nearby Cairns Aquarium and get close up to the animals and habitats of tropical North Queensland. Tonight is ‘freedom dining’ at a restaurant of your choice.

TUE 11 AUG - ATHERTON TABLELANDS (B,D)

This morning depart on panoramic tour to the Atherton Tablelands. Travel to the town of Atherton via the Kuranda Range Road for free time and lunch (own expense). Continue to Lake Barrine for a scenic cruise with commentary and afternoon tea. Depart Lake Barrine and visit the incredible curtain fig tree. Return to Cairns via the Gillies Highway. Arrive Double Tree by Hilton Hotel approx 5.30 pm. Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel.

WED 12 AUG - KURANDA TOUR WITH TRAIN, SKYRAIL, RAINFORESTATION & BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY (B,L)

This morning after breakfast transfer to the Railway Station and depart Cairns by Kuranda Scenic Railway, travelling through fifteen tunnels via Stoney Creek and Barron Falls. There is free time in Kuranda for sightseeing or shopping before transferring to the Rainforest Station. Visit the Koala Wildlife Sanctuary before venturing into the rainforest aboard a World War II amphibious army duck. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch followed by the dreamtime walk and Pamagirri Dance Theatre, plus a guided tour of the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Mid-afternoon transfer to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Cairns. Enjoy a 7.5 kilometre scenic cable car ride with magnificent views above the Rainforest Canopy. Arrive in Cairns at approx 5.00pm where you will be transferred to your hotel. Tonight is ‘freedom dining’ at a restaurant of your choice.

THU 13 AUG – CAIRNS AT LEISURE (B,D)

Enjoy a day at leisure in Cairns for further sightseeing or shopping. Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel.

FRI 14 AUG – CAIRNS/PORT DOUGLAS & HARTLEY’S CROCODILE ADVENTURES (B,D)

This morning transfer to Port Douglas via the scenic Captain Cook Highway. Travel via Palm Cove en route. Visit Hartley’s Crocodile adventures and enjoy a farm tour, lagoon boat cruise and crocodile & cassowary feeding. Time for an early casual lunch (own expense) before continuing to Port Douglas. Transfer to Oaks Resort Port Douglas where you will stay for the next four nights. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure and dinner tonight at your hotel.

SAT 15 AUG – CAPE TRIBULATION & DAINTREE WILDERNESS (B,L,D)

Today travel to the Daintree National Park Wet Tropics World Heritage area and wilderness region. Begin with a guided tour of Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and observe a huge range of flora and fauna up close. Visit Cape Tribulation Beach and enjoy a tropical lunch followed by a guided rainforest walk and Daintree river cruise. Afternoon tea is served, then cross the Daintree River on cable driven ferry and return to Port Douglas at approx. 6.00 pm. Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel.

SUN 16 AUG - PORT DOUGLAS SUNDAY MARKET (B,D) 

This morning transfer to the popular Sunday Market adjoining Anzac Park - a great place to buy locally made hand crafted goods. Return transfer is included to Oaks Resort at your leisure. This afternoon is at leisure for further shopping or sightseeing. Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel.

MON 17 AUG - GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE (B,L,D)

Today visit one of the world's natural wonders, the ‘Great Barrier Reef'. This morning depart for Agincourt Reef at the very outer edge of the Barrier Reef aboard Quicksilver Catamaran. View spectacular coral formations and magnificent reef fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible vessel. For the more adventurous join an optional snorkel or dive expedition. A delicious smorgasbord lunch is included on the cruise. Return to Port Douglas at 4.30 pm and transfer to Oaks Resort. Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel.

TUE 18 AUG -CAIRNS/AUCKLAND (B)

This morning transfer from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport to join your Air New Zealand flight direct to Auckland departing at 11.45 am. Arrive in Auckland at 6.20 pm where you will be transferred to your home address.

Key: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner


   

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