Magical panoramas unfold outside your window as you glide north along Queensland's coastline. Explore the beaches and bays of the Whitsundays, see rare species that make their home in the Wet Tropics, watch the endless flow of cascading waterfalls, breathe in the serenity of picturesque valleys and visit a village where two spectacular World Heritage-listed sites meet.
|1||Brisbane to Cairns
Your adventure starts in Brisbane when you board The Sunlander for your journey to Cairns. Sit back and take in the passing scenery as the train travels north.
Overnight: Onboard The Sunlander.
Upon arrival into Cairns you will be met and transferred to your hotel by Exemplar Coaches. This evening is at your leisure.
Stay: 2 nights at Ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club, Cairns
Today is a free day to explore Cairns, take a reef trip or explore the city centre. (B)
|4||Cairns to Cape Tribulation
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation and travel north along the scenic route to Mossman towards the Daintree River. Enjoy a one hour river cruise then ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest. We head beyond Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to Emmagen Creek. The remainder of the day and evening is at your leisure. (B,L)
Stay: Overnight at Cape Tribulation Beach House
|5||Cape Tribulation to Cooktown
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation where your journey will continue to Cooktown. The 4WD only Bloomfield Track allows you to travel through the heart of this World Heritage Listed area. Travel over rugged mountain ranges and river crossings. Visit the mysterious Black Mountains steeped in Aboriginal legend before arriving mid-afternoon in Cooktown. From Grassy Hill enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of Cooktown, the Endeavour River and the Coral Sea. Have your camera ready! (L)
Stay: Overnight Seaview Motel Cooktown
|6||Cooktown to Cairns
Free Day to explore Cooktown or maybe take on the optional Aboriginal Rock Art Tour. This afternoon depart Cooktown via the inland road, The Mulligan Highway, travelling through a diverse landscape of cattle stations and the Palmer River Gold mine region.
Stay: Overnight at Ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club, Cairns
Today your journey comes to an end as you make your way back home (B).
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