Island and Rainforest (Start Whitsundays)

Tour Length
8 days
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  • Melita
  • Melita
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
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Island and Rainforest (Start Whitsundays)
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Jam packed 7 days!

13 Oct 2015 - 19 Oct 2015

I went with my 2 best childhood friends and we jumped on the contiki tour towards the end of the trip because they had already started 10 days before us in Sydney. It was a bit tough at first having to meet everyone in only a short amount of time but everyone was so lovely and they were already a family and so welcoming. Other than that issue, the actual trip itself was amazing!

7 days, each day was jam packed. I went up in October and the weather was perfect, 28 everyday hot and always warm. If it ever dribbled rain, it was never a bother! Bring lots of spare swim wear! Because we didn't have any time to wash any so luckily I took up 3.

The accommodation is great, especially the daydream island, its so beautiful and you have the unique experience of a open aquarium around your hotel. I recommend doing the jet skis and the fish feed talk with contiki and use the free spas and saunas!
The hotel in Cairns is also a bonus! Its only a 5-10 minute walk into the main town and has awesome breakfast!

I recommend doing the one day sailing! I got to see a sea turtle! Definitely swim in the white haven beach, its that clear and you can open your eyes under the water and it hardly stung!

I did most of the contiki activities such as one day sailing, white water rafting, minjin swing, bungee & kayaking in cape tribulation and when ever I had spare time I even would just call up activities nearby by to fill up spare space in my day. Like example in Cairns, I did the bumper boats and parasailing when I had mee time and that was so much fun!

Lastly bring lots of sunscreen, you will peel if you don't slip slop slap, and bring lots of insect repellant for cape tribulation and sunglasses!

I also recommend starting in Sydney the 16 day tour if your going solo so you can start at the actual beginning

Review written Oct 2015

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.


  • 7 nights multi-share accommodation: 6 nights in resorts, 1 night in a lodge
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
  • Rainforest adventure on days 8 & 9
  • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges


  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities


  • 9 meals:
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners


  • 2 World Heritage Sites visited
  • Townsville city orientation
  • See Magnetic Island
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Free Time Add-Ons

  • Cruise Whitsundays Camira Day Sail
  • Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
  • White Water Rafting
  • AJ Hackett Minjin Swing or Bungee Jump
  • Skydive Australia
  • Jungle Surfing
  • Kayaking Adventure
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$159
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay
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