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Please note: Your hotel will be available to check into from 2pm on Day 1. Your trip will start in Cairns at 7:00am on Day 2 of your Itinerary.

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You will visit: East Coast, including Cairns & Whitsundays Islands

Try some whitewater rafting, a high-speed catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, or just take in the local wildlife at the various nightclubs around town. Relax and let the sun soak in while you enjoy days of leisure on Long Island.

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Itinerary + Inclusions & ME Time Optionals

ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Trip Manager in local currency.

Inclusions

On our trips we don't just take you to the destinations, we make sure you get under the skin of every place you visit. From amazing food & accommodation, to exclusive access to incredible experiences, with Contiki you'll get unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1 Arrive Cairns

Check into the Rydges Esplanade from 2pm and the rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore.

Resort

2 Cairns

Meet your Contiki crew then we’re off to town for a Cairns orientation tour, so you can get a feel of the area you will be spending the next two nights. There’s a chance to experience the Great Barrier Reef on an optional day trip. Put on your snorkel gear or try an optional introduction to scuba diving and check out colourful fish, turtles, vivid coral and the incredible clear waters.

Later, hit the seaside esplanade back in Cairns, sit down with a coffee and people watch. For your first night with the group in this city, there’s a chance to head down to a local hot-spot for dinner if you’re up for it.

Hotel Breakfast,Dinner

  • Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
    from A$170
3 Cairns

Wake up to the warm waters of Cairns. There’s a chance to experience the Great Barrier Reef on an optional day trip. Put on your snorkel gear or try an optional introduction to scuba diving and check out colourful fish, turtles, vivid coral and the incredible clear waters.

Later, hit the seaside esplanade back in Cairns, sit down with a coffee and people watch. For your last night with the group, there’s a chance to head down to a local hot-spot for dinner and a dance if you’re up for it.

Hotel Breakfast

  • Skydive Australia
    From A$259
  • Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
    from A$170
4-5 Cairns to the Whitsundays

Relax on the coach as we cruise past thick, tropical rainforests into Tully, home to some of Australia’s best whitewater rafting.

Slowly leaving the tropics behind us, we hit Townsville for some free time. Check out the colonial buildings and get a feel for its maritime past as we drive along the esplanade and into town where you can grab some lunch.

See vistas over Magnetic Island, a National Park and bird sanctuary, before we continue our travels south. Play some tunes on your ipod, have a chat, catch a DVD or simply enjoy some downtime before you board a ferry out to stunning Daydream Island.

The time is then yours to enjoy the picture-perfect Whitsundays! Slow the pace down, kick back and make the most of the fantastic facilities available at the resort. Go for a rainforest walk, swim in the pool, get into some beach or water sports, try your hand at fish-feeding, catch a film at the big outdoor cinema or laze about on the beach.

For those that are up for it, you could get away from it all with our optional day sail. Check out some of the Whitsunday’s 74 islands from the boat – you’ll soon understand why this region is so famous. Experience what is known as one of the top ten beaches in the world, uninhabited Whitehaven Beach. Swim off the boat and play beach volleyball or cricket with the local skipper and crew before enjoying a tasty lunch and a few drinks on the way back to Daydream Island.

Resort Resort Breakfast,Dinner,Breakfast

  • Pass through Tully, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting
  • Pass Hinchinbrook Island - Australia's largest island national park
  • See Magnetic Island
  • Townsville city orientation
  • Visit the vibrant seaside town of Airlie Beach
  • Transfer boat to Daydream Island
  • Stay on Daydream Island and enjoy all the resort facilities
  • Cruise Whitsundays Camira Day Sail
    A$170
6 The Whitsundays

The trip ends after breakfast, so it's time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends.

Breakfast

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What's Included

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

Accommodation

  • 5 nights multi-share resort accommodation
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

Team

  • An experienced and professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
  • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

Food

  • 7 meals:
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners

Inclusions

  • 2 World Heritage Sites visited
  • Pass through Tully, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting
  • Pass Hinchinbrook Island - Australia's largest island national park
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Me Time

  • Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Skydive Australia
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$149
  • 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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