Exciting East

In this ten day extravaganza, explore the North-eastern coast of Australia with Roads Less Travelled. From the heavenly beaches to the mystical skyline, Australia has it all! Enjoy the Australian zoo, explore Noosa and the Sunshine coast, and spend a fun filled day at the Daydream Island! Hop on to explore the eastern coast of Australia like never before! Cities Covered: Brisbane- Noosa- Hervey Bay- Rockhampton- Daydream Island- Mission Beach- Cairns australia-beaches

DAY 01:

Arrive Brisbane – Noosa

Welcome to Australia! Meet our RLT Tour Representative and proceed for an orientation tour of Brisbane. Then get on your way to Australia Zoo, made famous by the “Crocodile Hunter”, the late Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin, a 100-acre zoo located in the Australian state of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy a sneak peek of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital or catch a show in the world famous Crocoseum. The zoo is the ultimate wildlife adventure and its team of over 500 believes in delivering conservation through exciting education. Have the ultimate wildlife experience. Your final destination for the day is Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, where you will enjoy a Welcome Reception in the evening. Overnight stay at Noosa.

Day 2:

Noosa ‘Free Time’

Take time out to discover Noosa for yourself. Known for its beautiful beaches, lush green hinterland, stunning coastal national park, pristine river and cosmopolitan lifestyle, Noosa deserves to be explored at ease. Swim at Noosa Main Beach or venture a little further with an easy walk along the headland through to Noosa National Park. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could take a boat ride through the Noosa Everglades. Pristine beaches, lakes, wetlands, mangroves and diverse flora and fauna are among the spectacular scenery you’ll witness. Overnight stay at Noosa. Optional Activities:
    • NOOSA EVERGLADES CRUISE
Noosa Everglades Discovery offers you an unforgettable wilderness cruise into one of Australia’s most pristine regions. Explore beyond Noosa into the mysterious dark tannin waters and enjoy the magnificent Noosa River as it changes colour while the sun sets slowly in paradise.

Day 3:

Noosa – Hervey Bay

A day of discovery lies ahead as you explore the wonders of World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Your 4WD tour will visit Rainbow Beach coloured sands (tidal) before heading across by ferry or barge to Fraser Island. Walk through the ancient rainforest at Central Station with its huge satiny, scribbly gum and kauri trees. Visit Lake McKenzie, ringed with magnificent white sandy beaches. Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch before you transfer by ferry to the mainland for your overnight stay at Hervey Bay. autralia-zoo

Day 4:

Hervey Bay – Rockhampton

Today you’ll journey to the beef capital of Australia. En route, stop at Langmorn Station, a fully operational cattle station. Enjoy afternoon tea at the homestead, a restored ‘Queenslander’ built in 1873. Cross the tropic of Capricorn and continue to Rockhampton, on the Fitzroy River. Overnight stay at Rockhampton.

Day 5:

Rockhampton – Daydream Island

Travel north through Mackay, Australia’s sugar capital, before continuing to Airlie Beach, a gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. At Airlie Beach you’ll take a ferry across to Daydream Island in the heart of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Overnight Stay at Daydream Island.

Day 6:

Daydream Island

Today is free for you to explore Daydream Island. Perhaps, go on an optional cruise to Whitehaven Beach. Whitehaven Beach is a definite “must-see” in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island , the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It defines nature at its best and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape. Take a rainforest walk, play beach volleyball, tennis, water polo or you could go snorkelling or kayaking. Just laze by one of the pools or on a beach, or rejuvenate your body and soul at the Daydream Rejuvenation Spa. Overnight stay at Daydream Island. Optional Activities:
    • CAMIRA WHITEHAVEN BEACH DAY SAILING
Experience the wonders of the incredible Whitsunday Islands with a Camira Sailing adventure day cruise. ‘Camira’ is a world first with her sleek lines, spacious deck areas and breathtaking performance. Explore magnificent Whitehaven Beach and the spectacular Whitsunday Islands National Park on this full day excursion. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, beautiful beaches and bays, a superb barbecue lunch plus the thrill of high speed sailing on one of the most varied and exciting days on offer. reef

Day 7:

Daydream Island – Mission Beach

Return to the mainland for today’s journey, which takes you further into Tropical North Queensland. You are invited by the Flemming family to Billabong Sanctuary. Dine on a gourmet lunch at the edge of the billabong and interact with the native animals. Learn how this former cattle property has been brought back to a living eco system thriving with life, making a home for saltwater crocodiles, koalas, wombats, cassowaries and all animals native to Australia. You’ll spend tonight in a resort right on the waterfront at Mission Beach. Overnight stay at Mission Beach.

Day 8:

Mission Beach – Cairns

Climb the high tropical plateau known as the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes abound. Your first stop is the Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway. Elevated walkways, a cantilever and observation tower offers you the exhilarating experience of being high in the rainforest canopy and provides spectacular panoramic views of World Heritage rainforest landscapes. Later, visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the famous Curtain Fig Tree. Your final destination today is tropical Cairns. Overnight stay at Cairns.

Day 9:

Great Barrier Reef

Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world’s largest single structure made by living organisms. It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site as well as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Enjoy a reef education presentation and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. Celebrate your vacation this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Representative. Overnight stay at Cairns. Optional Activities:
    • GBR – OUTER REEF SCENIC FLIGHT
Complete your reef experience by joining a reef scenic flight to view the majestic coral formations from the air.
    • GREAT ADVENTURES – INTRODUCTORY DIVE
No experience is necessary to take a fully supervised introductory dive and explore the reef and its amazing marine life. Snorkel tours are a great way to maximise your experience on the Great Barrier Reef with many magnificent sites to capture the excitement. Note: Age and medical restrictions may apply to diving. barrier-reef

Day 10:

Depart Cairns

Your tour concludes today after breakfast. Make the most of this tropical city before being transferred to Cairns Airport. You could visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your Indigenous Guide who will escort you through the park as you discover this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel on the Skyrail Cableway above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival in Kuranda there is free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’, including the Heritage Markets. Then board the Kuranda train for a historic journey through some of the world’s oldest rainforests. Or take a day trip to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree National Park. Its time to bid goodbyes, hop on the flight to home. Leave this amazing country and visit RLTGO.COM for some more beautiful experiences.
Inclusions
  • 9 overnights twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels
  • Welcome drink
  • Travel wallet and map
  • Hotel porterage
  • Visit Australia Zoo
  • Noosa on the Sunshine Coast
  • Fraser Island 4wd Adventure
  • Historic Langmorn Station
  • Daydream Island stay
  • Visit Millaa Millaa Falls
  • See the Curtain Fig Tree
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Lunch Invitation at Local Family Farm House
  • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows
  • Experienced and professional RLT Tour Manager and Coach Driver
  • Meals: 9-Breakfast, 3-Lunches, 5-Dinners
  • Airport transfers if (Day 1 – Day prior to tour from Brisbane Airport – flights anytime; Day 10 – Cairns Airport – flights anytime)
Exclusions
  • Airfare(International/Domestic), airport tax, visa, travel and health insurance.
  • Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.
  • Portages at Airport & Sea Ports.
  • Optional Activities – Supplement Charge Applicable
  • Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable
  • Govt. Service Tax of 3.09% on the total billing amount
  • Any items or services not specified under Inclusion.
  • The exchange rate of Euro/USD/ AUD/NZD keeps on fluctuating. Euro/ USD/ AUD/NZD will be charged as per the Forex Card rate of HDFC Bank on the day/date of final payment