Tropical North: Topdeck tropical adventure 10 days

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Tropical North: Topdeck tropical adventure 10 days

2,399.00

First stop, Fraser Island. Only the biggest sand island in the world. Next, get a true taste of the outback on an Aussie farm before switching down a gear as you sail The Whitsundays. Then, prepare for the fun and games of Cairns. This trip will give you a great sunny snapshot of Oz.

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Bucket List Inclusions

  • Full-day 4WD experience on Fraser Island
  • Authentic farm stay experience at Myella Farm
  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
  • Two nights on a tropical island
  • Aboriginal Experience at Emu Park 

More Inclusions

  • 9 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D)
  • 8 nights in hotels, lodges and cabins
  • 1 night 'liveaboard' sailing
  • Escorted services of a fully trained Topdeck Trip Leader and Driver

Group Size

Average 24, maximum 36

Transport

Modern air-conditioned vehicles

What's included

More Inclusions 9 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) 8 nights in hotels, lodges and cabin

Itinerary

Day 1 : Brisbane to Fraser Island

First up: meet your new trip mates in BrisVegas (aka Brisbane). Today we’ll discover Noosa and the breathtaking Glasshouse Mountains, then board the ferry bound for Fraser Island. UNESCO World Heritage listed and the world’s largest sand island, this place is pretty special. We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take to Fraser Island with you as luggage space is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for 2 days. 

Meal(s) included : None

Day 2 : Fraser Island

Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand – as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dingoes and forests. Embark on an included four-wheel drive along the beach highway and explore Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck and so much more.  

Meal(s) included : None

Day 3 : Fraser Island to Myella Farm

Time to swap the beach for the bush and make a beeline for a home-cooked meal and cattle station visit. Along the way, we'll stop off at the iconic Bundaberg rum distillery for a tour and tasting in the heart of sugar cane country. Afterwards we continue on to the always welcoming Myella Farm - think dusty plains and wide open spaces. 

Meal(s) included : None

Day 4 : Myella Farm

Embrace your inner cowboy and prepare for some whip cracking and lassoing because today there's a full day on the farm to sink your teeth into. Opt in for the chance to explore the property on horseback (own expense). This evening, enjoy a moment with nature as you watch the sun set over the wide open plains. 

Meal(s) included : None

Day 5 : Myella Farm to Airlie Beach

Please note: We ask that you pack a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space on the overnight sailing is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for overnight and the next day. Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight (two days, one night) sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. Cue feasts, swim stops and plenty of snorkelling. 

Meal(s) included : None

Day 6 : Airlie Beach

Today, we’ll set sail for sandy beaches, snorkel over coral reefs and soak up the sun. Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds, and swim with the resident reef fish at our snorkelling spot. Back on board, practise your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm. Make the most of this paradise before we head back to shore tonight. 

Meal(s) included : None

Day 7 : Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island

Included today: -Magnetic Island Hopper Pass -Bush walking 

Meal(s) included : None

Day 8 : Magnetic Island to Cairns

Get stuck into a private tour of the local wildlife park, where you can kiss a baby crocodile, smooch a blue tongue lizard and even cuddle a koala (all optional). Back on the Bruce Highway and colourful Cairns in the far north tropic region is our next destination. We’ll pass palm tree-lined streets this afternoon as we make our way into Cairns, nestled between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range. After checking into our centrally located hotel, head out to grab some dinner – you’re spoilt for dining choices here. After dinner the revelry is up to you – check out the famous Night Markets or soak up the local nightlife at one of the many bars and clubs. 

Meal(s) included : None

Day 9 : Cairns

You have two days to crack Cairns! Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? It’s like a kid’s gone crazy with their paint set down there. Keep your eyes peeled for some awesome animals; we’re talking turtles, reef sharks, rays and more. Please note: Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day-trip at the time of booking to secure your spot. 

Meal(s) included : None

Day 10 : Cairns

After breakfast, say g’bye to your trip buddies. But with whitewater rafting, bungy jumping and skydiving on offer in Cairns, we won’t blame you for sticking around.  

Meal(s) included : None

Departs: Brisbane or Cairns

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