But there’s more – much, much more to follow. From Cairns you’ll experience tropical North Queensland with an Aboriginal guide who will show you the wildlife and indigenous plants of this special place, and along the way tell you a story that illuminates thousands of years of Aboriginal history and culture.
Then it’s time to relax on the fabulous beach of Palm Cove or explore one of the world’s oldest rainforests by luxury train, or on a soaring treetop cableway.
Arrive in Cairns.
When you arrive in Cairns you’ll be transferred to Port Douglas and taken to your hotel. You’ll have plenty of time to wander around this famous town, and explore the surrounding outback, but Port Douglas itself offers you an unmissable opportunity to take a trip to the underwater wonder world that is the Great Barrier Reef.
Stay: Three nights in the Peninsula Boutique Hotel in Port Douglas.
If anything can rival the natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef it’s an indigenous tour of remote North Queensland, with an Aboriginal guide. You’ll gain a completely different perspective of this beautiful corner of the world, as you see the wildlife, trees and indigenous plants through the eyes of your guide.
You’ll also experience a mind-changing insight into tens of thousands of years of history, culture and lifestyle of Australia’s first nation.
Stay: Two nights at Mungumby Lodge.
You simply cannot visit Queensland and not spend time on the beach. Palm Cove has one of the finest stretches of soft sand along this stretch of coast – giving you the perfect excuse to chill out, soak up some sun and relax in pretty seaside cafés and bars.
You’ll also be close to Cairns and within easy reach of Kuranda Scenic Railway, offering incredible journeys through one of the world’s oldest rainforests – famed for its 1200 species of flowering plants, 800 different trees, spectacular orchids, strangler figs and rich wildlife. The 7.5 metre-long Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, meanwhile, gives you a different view of the forest by whisking you above the pristine forest canopy.
Stay: Two nights at the Reef House.