Lush Reef and Outback
Cairns/Darwin/Red Center (12 days/11 nights)
Arrive in Cairns. Transfer
to the selected hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Discover the Reef
depart your hotel for a spectacular Great Barrier Reef Cruise - for your
experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's friendly crew will take you to
a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an
underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance.
Quicksilver takes you to Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef where
you can experience first hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef.
With Quicksilver you can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and
explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just
one metre underwater. Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver's unique
underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a
helicopter over the reef. Whichever way you choose, you'll bring home a
lifetime of memories from this living natural wonder. Diving, Helicopter
Flights and Snorkel tour with Marine Biologist are available on request
at extra cost.
Discover the Rainforest
morning depart your hotel for a Kuranda Rail / Rainforestation / Skyrail
Tour - An amazing journey awaits you as you travel one of the worlds most
scenic rail routes through hand hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning
spectacular gorges. View the Barron Falls before arriving at beautiful
Kuranda Station. Spend some time exploring this quaint Village before a
short journey brings you to Rainforestation set in 40 hectares of
gardens and rainforest. Board the unusual amphibious Army Duck for a
different look at the Rainforest. An experienced guide will show you unique
tropical fruits, ancient rainforest plants and point out a number of our
native animals as you meander through the Rainforest. Join the
Dreamtime Walk for an insight into ancient Aboriginal and Islander history. A
delicious barbeque L is included before visiting the Wildlife Park.
Cuddle a koala, smile at a crocodile and hand feed the kangaroos and
wallabies. A range of other native animals and reptiles are also on
display. Time to return to Kuranda and board Skyrail, an experience which
takes you over the Rainforest canopy with stops along the way allowing
you to take a stroll or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre before
arriving at Caravonica Lakes where your coach will be waiting to return to
Cape Tribulation Safari
This morning depart your hotel for the 2 Day Cape Tribulation Getaway.
Experience a personalised and relaxing day with fellow travellers who
share a sense of adventure and a love of nature. You will be picked up
from your accommodation and drive north along the scenic coastal road
towards Mossman and Daintree. At Mossman Gorge enjoy a rainforest walk or a
refreshing swim followed by morning tea. Cross the Daintree River by
Cable Ferry. Enjoy a spectacular drive over rainforest clad mountains.
Once at Cape Tribulation, indulge in a beach walk and delicious L at
rainforest lodge. You'll stay in a 20 room boutique style resort
nestled alongside Cape Tribulation National Park.
Cape Tribulation Safari
Depart Cape Tribulation early this morning for a half-day 4WD tour to
the Bloomfield Track. View the spectacular Bloomfield Falls before
returning to Cape Tribulation. This afternoon depart Cape Tribulation for
your return journey to Port Douglas. Daintree River Cruise is included
this afternoon. You'll be dropped off at your hotel upon arrival.
Farewell Cairns. Arrive Darwin
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Cairns airport for your flight to Darwin
(own arragements). Upon arrival in Darwin,
transfer to your hotel.
depart on a 2-Day Kakadu National Park & Arnhem Land Tour - Travel via
Adelaide River and the Marrakai Plains deep into Kakadu National Park.
Take a guided walk to view Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock.
After L join the famous Yellow Water Billabong cruise to observe
saltwater crocodiles and prolific birdlife. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal
Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depicting local
Aboriginal culture. Overnight: Kakadu National Park (choice of accommodation
Travel by 4WD into Arnhem Land, where you will
cruise along a billabong and learn about the Aboriginal history of the area.
Journey into some of the more remote and restricted areas of Kakadu as
guests of the Bunidj people. Visit ancient rock art sites that are
protected by a towering escarpment and hear some of the mythology of the
surrounding country. Return to Darwin this afternoon with a greater
understanding of the relationship between the Aboriginal people and their
Farewell Darwin. Arrive Ayers Rock
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Darwin airport for your flight to Ayers
Rock (own arragements). Upon arrival in Ayers Rock (flights must arrive
by 1:00pm) you will be transferred to your selected hotel. RED
CENTER REVEALED This afternoon depart your hotel for the
first part of your 3 Day Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon & Alice Springs Tour
- a visit to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Explore the Olga Gorge and watch
the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock) before returning to the selected
hotel. Optional dinner under the stars is available at an extra cost.
Colours of Uluru
Early departure to view the spectacle of the sunrise over Uluru, before commencing the climb to the top of the monolith. Continue on the base tour around Uluru. Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before returning to the Resort. Depart this afternoon at approximately 2.00pm to travel to Kings Canyon.
experience the excitement of the canyon rim walk, making the rocky climb will
reward you with marvelous views. The climb may take up to three hours
and is for the energetic. Alternatively, you may wish to explore the
boulder-strewn Canyon floor, an easier, shady walk. There is time to purchase L at Kings Canyon Resort (own expense) before travelling to Alice Springs, arriving at approximately 7.45pm.
Farewell Alice Springs
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.