DAY 01 : Arrive Cairns
Your magical holiday Down Under begins today as you arrive into Cairns this morning via Sydney. Upon arrival you are met and are transferred to your hotel. Check in and relax.
Overnight in Cairns.
** Blue Diamond Recommendation – You could opt to stay at Palm Cove instead of at Cairns central. Palm Cove is fabulous and is great for that intimate and serene break you are looking for.
DAY 02 : Cairns
The day begins very early this morning around 0500 hrs as you are escorted for a ride of your life on board the Hot Air Balloon. Witness fabulous aerial views of Cairns. Enjoy a champagne breakfast upon decent and from here you are transferred to the area where one of the Natural Wonders of the World is housed – the ONLY wonder that can be seen from the Moon!! – The Great Barrier Reef. This full day trip on the Quicksilver Cruise Liner includes lunch and is a full day excursion, or you could also do the Big Cat, Green Island cruise. We recommend you do the Ocean walker experience or the Seawalker Helmet Dive respectively which is pretty much unique and one of a kind, where you get to “walk” on the ocean bed. Later this evening your transfer escorts you back to your Hotel. The rest of the evening is free for you. Overnight in Cairns.
DAY 03 : Cairns
Wake up to breakfast this morning following which you are taken to visit the rainforests of Kuranda and the aboriginal experience at Tjapukai. The rest of the evening is free for you to relax and unwind. OR Enjoy a relaxed cruise on Trinity Inlet which supports a diverse and fascinating ecosystem. Enjoy a calm water cruise along picturesque Trinity Inlet and discover the secrets of this unique and special mangrove-lined waterway that is home to a rich and diverse array of wildlife including crocodiles, native birds and over 70 species of fish. Linking Cairns to the sea, Trinity Inlet is a tropical tidal estuary that services freight, leisure and fishing vessels. this vibrant and busy harbour is steeped in history and culture - captivating it's visitors with many interesting sea faring tales of the trade. Enjoy crocodile spotting in safety aboard the M.V. Habitat Explorer, where you can view hundreds of estuarine crocodiles, large and small at Australia's largest commercial farm. Your tour through the farm includes an informative commentary about crocodiles and this fascinating industry. As a bonus, enjoy the magnificent water and wading birds which have come to call these attractive lagoons home. Your coach journey to or from the crocodile farm travels through sugar cane fields just to the south of Cairns and brings you back to the hotel later in the evening. Overnight in Cairns.
DAY 04 : Cairns – Brisbane – Goldcoast
Following breakfast this morning its time to head to the airport to board your flight to Brisbane. Upon arrival you are met and are transferred to the Gold Coast, an approximate 2 hrs drive. Check into your hotel and the rest of the day is free for you. Later in the evening you are escorted to the Conrad Jupiter’s Hotel in order to witness the extravaganza show we have booked for you there. Upon culmination of the show you are dropped back at your hotel.
Overnight in Gold Coast.
DAY 05 : Gold Coast
This morning after breakfast its time for your transfer to Dreamworld!! Here you spend the entire day enjoying yourself at the various shows and rides. Your transfer to take you back to the Hotel awaits you at the exit gate later this evening. After a brief rest ready yourself and arrive at the pier for your relaxing 2 hrs sunset cruise accompanied with champagne. The perfect way to end the day. Overnight in Gold Coast.
DAY 06 : Gold Coast
Gold Coast is so famous for its Theme Parks and is rightly called the Disneyland of the South Pacific. This morning after Breakfast you are escorted to the well loved and popular Seaworld. Here you spend the entire day enjoying yourself at the various shows and rides here. We strongly recommend you trying out the Dolphin Backstage Pass which we can help you book and this allows you get up close and personal with the dolphins and you can actually swim and pet the creatures too. Your transfer to take you back to the Hotel awaits you at the exit gate later this evening. A brief rest at the hotel and by 1800 hrs you are escorted for your Glowworm Night tour that commences at 1900 hrs and includes a guided walk through the rainforest and the National Park. You can view the glowworms here. Supper is included along with star gazing. A truly unique and magical tour this promises to be. You are then escorted back to your hotel.
Overnight in Gold Coast.
DAY 07 : Gold Coast
Its time for you to experience the last of the 3 world’s – Movieworld. Enjoy interacting with the various characters here and the myriad of rides. Later in the evening we suggest you spend time unwinding on a 2 hr sunset champagne cruise. Shopping at the Harbour Town Outlet assures you of some great bargains and a great range of products too.
Overnight in Gold Coast.
DAY 08 : Gold Coast
Wake up to breakfast this morning following which recommend you take back with you a taste of Tamborine just out of the Gold Coast. You are picked up at around 0830 hrs ( from selective hotels ) and driven off to Mt Tamborine. You are handed over the Tamborine Hop
on hop off pass which allows you wine tasting in some of the best 3 – 4 wineries here along with understanding how the wines are made followed by a 2 course lunch in a superb garden setting. This is followed by liquor and schnaps tasting at the Distillery, tasting the locally made cheese, chocolate , fudge and coffee and terminating with some shopping on “Gallery Walk”. You are also introduced to some of the local producers of the area and to some of the mountain characters. You then return back to your hotel later in the evening at around 1700 hrs. Overnight in Gold Coast.
DAY 09 : Gold Coast
Today is a day to get the adrenalin pumping and later pampering yourself in the lap of luxury. Post a v light breakfast this morning you are taken to Broadwater jetty from where your Broadwater adventure commences. It is a ride that lasts for 55 mins and is a combination of exciting 360* spins, slides and drifts, “beach buzzing” and nose-offs around Wavebreak Island., past the mansions of Sovereign Island and through the mangrove channels of the Aldershots. Then buzzing the beaches and shallows of South Stradbroke Island all the way home.
Overnight in Goldcoast.
DAY 10 : Goldcoast
Its funtime for the family today as you head out for some great crab catching on the Tweed River. From the moment you step on board the specially designed river cruiser you can take part in a range of activities such as feeding pelicans, yabbie pumping, fishing and trapping for crabs. If you prefer, you can simply sitting back and enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the tranquil and safe Terranora inlet, on the Tweed River.
This tour includes all the equipment for activities, fishing equipment and bait. Also included is morning tea or coffee and biscuits. Whereas our delicious crab lunch is optional. You also have the opportunity to visit the famous Birds Bay Oyster Farm and purchase fresh oysters and pearls right here. OR
We recommend you visit the Witches Chase Cheese Co, a small cooperation creating small batches of very high quality handmade cheese and ice cream, with over 15 varieties of to choose from, this is an experience in old world traditions that should not be missed. This can be followed by a visit to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Overnight in Gold Coast.
DAY 11 : Depart Goldcoast
Its time to bid adios to your holiday in Queensland as you head to the airport and onwards.
** Blue Diamond recommendation – You could spend a night at Tangalooma or 2 nights at any of the islands of the Whitsundays ( Hamilton / Hayman / Daydream / Bedarra etc )