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Guide to Queensland
Queensland
Dubbed the Sunshine State, Queensland is where Australians go to holiday. Boasting tropical weather, beautiful beaches and the warm azure waters of the Coral Sea. It’s no wonder it’s Australia’s favourite playground.
When to go
Cairns in the north is in the tropics. This means it’s warm all year round with daytime temperatures at 29°C from December to March, and 26°C from May to August. Tropical downpours occur during December to April but are interspersed with sunshine. Brisbane, in the south of the state, offers an excellent sub-tropical climate. The coolest months are July to August with day temperatures around 21°C. The hottest time of the year is January to February with daytime highs around 29°C.


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Queensland
Cairns & Fitzroy Island Hotels
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns
Superbly located overlooking the Marina with the range of mountains as a backdrop. This is a luxurious hotel to relax on the terrace or balcony and enjoy the views and buzz of the marina activity. The centre of Cairns is a 5 minute stroll away and a waterfront boardwalk offers a choice of bars and restaurants on your doorstep. Well appointed rooms are spacious and offer private balconies or terraces. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, gym, large outdoor swimming pool, sundeck and free Wi-Fi.
Offer: 10% discount for 5 nights or more. Offer dates vary. Call for details.

Prices from £92 per person per night, based on room only.
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Pacific Hotel Cairns
Pacific Hotel Cairns
The Pacific Hotel Cairns is set on the picturesque Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour, the main departure point from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef. This 11-storey four-star hotel is also opposite the casino and just a short walk to the night markets and the Esplanade Lagoon. Offering spacious rooms which include private balconies. Higher rooms have views over the ocean or harbour. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, complimentary wifi and restaurant.
Offer: Receive 3 nights for the price of 2. Offer dates vary. Call for details.

Prices from
£50 per person per night, based on room only.
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Fitzroy Island
Fitzroy Island
Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef. A listed National Park the island is ideal for families or a romantic gateway. Located 45 minutes by the Fitzroy Fast Cat, from Cairns, the island facilities include a diving school, walking trails, glass bottom tours, kayaking and snorkelling. The boutique resort has 99 rooms, offering four types of guest accommodation and is the only resort on the island. Facilities include a restaurant, Foxy’s Tavern, a large swimming pool, a swim-up pool bar, cinema, in room massage, games room and kids play room. Surrounded by fringing reef with an abundant sea life including wild sea turtles, get up close and personal at the Turtle Hospital or take an introductory dive at the island Dive Centre. Transfer prices from Cairns on request.
Offer: Receive 3 nights for the price of 2. Dates vary call for details.

Prices from
£50 person per person per night, based on room only.
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Northern Beaches & Cairns Hotels
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
There’s nothing like the accommodation at Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa. Located just a 20 minute drive north of Cairns and a few minutes’ drive to Palm Cove. Individual bungalows and spacious suites are discretely situated throughout the 30 acres of lush tropical gardens. Enjoy private beachfront accommodation or tranquil rainforest accommodation in a beautiful relaxed environment. Facilities include two pools (of which one is heated), a cocktail lounge, sundeck and Day Spa. Nestled away from the crowd, yet close to all the local attractions Kewarra Beach Resort offers privacy on absolute beachfront. Enjoy a sumptuous meal or cocktail at our award-winning “Paperbark Restaurant & Bar” or sit back, relax and take in the views of the Coral Sea from the Beach Bar, located right on our very own beach. Free Yoga and Tai-Chi classes available along with free wireless internet access in all rooms.
Offer: Receive 3 nights for the price of 2. Offer dates vary. Call for details.

Prices from
£73 per person per night, based on room only.
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Paradise on the Beach Resort
Paradise on the Beach Resort
Conveniently located along palm-fringed Williams Esplanade Palm Cove, Paradise on the Beach is beachfront accommodation just a coconut throw over the promenade to beautiful Palm Cove beach. Choose from spacious studios to two bedroom apartments suitable for a variety of accommodation needs and budgets. All rooms have private shady balconies that overlook the landscaped pool and spa area or towards the ocean. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and spa.
Offer: Receive 4 nights for the price of 3. Offer dates vary. Call for details.

Prices from
£47 per person per night, based on room only.
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The Reef House & Spa
The Reef House & Spa
A luxurious resort with a sophisticated yet easy-going atmosphere positioned in the heart of Palm Cove with a stunning beachfront location. Nestled among tranquil tropical gardens and vibrant flora, this colonialstyle resort features three pristine pools, two spas and a cascading waterfall. Accommodation includes a variety of spacious rooms and suites with private verandah or patio, some having spas. Facilities also include a restaurant and bar.
Offer: Receive 4 nights for the price of 3. Dates vary.

Prices from
£56 per person per night, including breakfast daily.
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Tropical North Queensland Hotels
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
Located an easy 80 minutes scenic drive from Cairns, and just 2 hours from Port Douglas Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is an award-winning property set in 230 acres of rainforest in the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy living in a timber tree house in the cool tropical climate. Explore the walking tracks and be amazed by the abundance of wildlife including over 160 bird species, or just relax on a verandah and enjoy the view. Car hire recommended.
Offer: 3 nights for the price of 2. Offer dates vary. Call for details.

Prices from
£90 per person per night, including breakfast daily.
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Daintree Wilderness Lodge
Daintree Wilderness Lodge
An intimate lodge offering tranquillity amongst World Heritage rainforest just a 90-minute drive north from Cairns. Bungalows offer complete privacy, with interconnecting boardwalks, en suite bathrooms and a viewing roof to allow you to enjoy the rainforest canopy from within your room. Facilities include a heated spa, nature walks, and a restaurant and bar (connected to the rooms by a boardwalk). Car hire (Cairns or Port Douglas) is essential for a stay here.
Offer: 10% discount when staying 3 nights or more. Offer dates vary.

Prices from
£77 per person per night including breakfast daily.
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Silky Oaks Lodge
Silky Oaks Lodge
Silky Oaks Lodge is one of Australia’s premier luxury lodges, offering a unique experience from which to explore Tropical North Queensland, situated within easy access from Cairns and a 15-minute drive from Port Douglas. Spectacularly situated on the Mossman Gorge River, the eco luxury lodge is the ideal location to appreciate the tropical environment with Tree house accommodation, all with individual touches. The open sided Tree house restaurant which perches high above the surrounding rainforest and river is an exquisite, award winning, dining experience. Relax and unwind at the Healing Waters Spa. Explore the adjacent World Heritage Listed, Daintree National Park, where fauna and flora abound. Enjoy a guided rainforest walk, or take a picnic and make your own adventure with the help of the in-house Trail Guide.
Offer: Honeymooners receive a bottle of wine and chocolates.

Prices from
£97 per person per night, including breakfast daily.
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Port Douglas Hotels
Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele Port Douglas offers one and two bedroom, two bathroom apartment accommodation right in the centre of Port Douglas. Villa San Michele’s central location places boutique shops and award winning restaurants right on your doorstep, and just a short stroll to Four Mile Beach. Villa San Michele apartments have a unique Mediterranean style, and are situated around a courtyard of tropical gardens with two heated saltwater swimming pools, spa and a poolside barbecue.
Offer: Receive 4 nights for the price of 3. Offer dates vary. Call for details.

Prices from
£42 per person per night, based on room only.
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Shantara Resort Port Douglas
Shantara Resort Port Douglas
Shantara Resort Port Douglas offers a boutique-style, three-storey building featuring apartments in a central location, close to the palmfringed Four Mile Beach. The shops and restaurants of Macrossan Street are within easy walking distance and it’s just a short stroll to the Marina. This tranquil and relaxing tropical resort offers a choice of Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, some with pool access. Facilities include two large, lagoon-style pools, BBQ area, gym and spa. Adults only resort.
Offer: Receive 5 nights for the price of 4. Offer dates vary. Call for details.

Prices from
£54 per person per night, based on room only.
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Coconut Grove Port Douglas
Situated just 140 metres from magnificent Four-Mile Beach. Divine mountain or sea views can be enjoyed in absolute privacy from a choice of 33 glamorous holiday apartments. Each 1,2 or 3-bedroom selfcontained apartment comes complete with a fully-fitted kitchen, living space and their own outdoor entertaining terrace. Most have their own private pool and spa. Facilities include a beautiful pool with 20 metre lap pool and landscaped gardens.
Offer: Welcome cheese platter on arrival.

Prices from
£100 per person per night, based on room only.
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Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa provides easy access to the cosmopolitan dining, shopping and entertainment facilities of Port Douglas’s trendy Macrossan Street. It includes 194 rooms including Courtyard, Penthouse, Swim-out and Beach Villas which are all spacious and stylishly furnished with separate living and dining areas and a fully equipped kitchen and laundry. The Restaurant opens onto a grand lagoon and serves some of the most renowned cuisine in Port Douglas. Offer: Receive 4 nights for the price of 3. Dates vary.

Prices from
£77 per room per night, based on room only.
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Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel
The Peninsula Boutique Hotel offers a boutique style hotel experience – enjoying an unrivalled beachside location overlooking Four Mile Beach and is the only hotel in Port Douglas with beach and ocean views. 40 metres to the beach and a 2-minute stroll to the heart of Port Douglas with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options. The 34 modern tropical beachfront one bedroom suites enjoy stunning views from private balconies. An oasis of tiered heated pools and jacuzzi spa, offers a quiet tranquil setting whilst relaxing on the sun lounges or in your suite. The Peninsula Boutique Hotel is an adult only haven for those wanting to indulge and enjoy. Peninsula Boutique Hotel’s popular licensed restaurant – Hi Tide, with stunning views over the Coral Sea, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – “discover” the locals best kept secret.
Offer: Receive 5 nights for the price of 4. Dates vary.

Prices from
£106 per person per night, including breakfast daily.
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Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a deluxe family-owned eco and wildlife retreat on private Oak Beach 15 mins south of Port Douglas. Thala’s 83 deluxe eco-designed bungalows are set amongst 58ha of lush beachfront native forest. Thala Beach Nature Reserve provides an island-feel experience without leaving the mainland. It’s the ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Deluxe timber eco-designed bungalows are built high on stilts within the forest canopy providing a private and unobtrusive approach to nature. All bungalows enjoy ocean, mountain or forest views. Complimentary onsite walking tours are conducted by knowledgeable guides who have intimate knowledge of wildlife. Time spent relaxing on the timber-decked verandas is enhanced by sightings of birds, butterflies, wallabies, possums and sugar gliders.
Offer: Receive 4 nights for the price of 3. Dates vary.

Prices from
£82 person per person per night, based on room only.
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Tropical North Queensland Day Tours
Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
Quicksilver’s wave-piercing catamaran takes you to Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience the magic of the reef. Choose to dive, snorkel or stay dry from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub. Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver’s unique underwater viewing platform. This cruise departs daily and includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, snorkelling equipment, underwater observatory and hotel transfers.

From
£130 per person.
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Reef Discovery Heli Flight
Reef Discovery Heli Flight
Experience this ecological wonderland from above to appreciate the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. View the marine life enjoying their own playground from a different perspective as we glide above. Green Island shimmers in a jewelled sea – a flight of wonder. This 30-minute flight departs from Cairns. Includes pick up and drop off from your Cairns or Northern Beaches hotel. Note: Minimum 2 passengers required. Departs daily. Prices from £199 per person.

From £120 per person.
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Michaelmas Cay Reef Cruise
Michaelmas Cay Reef Cruise
Join your full day cruise aboard Ocean Spirit’s luxury sailing catamaran to the picturesque Michaelmas Cay. Snorkel, cruise in the semisub for a diver’s view of the reef and discover the cay’s birdlife. Morning and afternoon tea, lunch and informative ecological presentations by the marine biologist are also included. Homeward bound, enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine under the sails. Departs daily.

From £100 per person.
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Cape Tribulation & Daintree
Cape Tribulation & Daintree
Travel in air-conditioned comfort in your luxury purpose-built vehicle to Cape Tribulation, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Included is a driver/guided tour & morning tea at the Mossman Gorge Centre, delicious tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest, and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach. Enjoy a cruise on the Daintree River before returning home. Departs daily. Prices from £105 per person.

From £105 per person.
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Daintree Rainforest Walkabout
Daintree Rainforest Walkabout
At Mossman Gorge experience the Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Walk, a guided rainforest walk along easy tracks, past traditional bark shelters and over cool rainforest streams. Your interpretive Indigenous guides demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush tucker, share their dreamtime legends, explain the history of cave paintings and provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest. Cruise the Daintree River and spot crocodiles. Lunch included.

From £105 per person.
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Kuranda Skyrail & Train
Kuranda Skyrail & Train
Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your journey to Kuranda. Be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest canopy, enjoying two stops along the way. This is a rainforest experience like no other. Stretching over 7 miles above the rainforest. There is plenty of free time in Kuranda to explore before boarding the Kuranda Scenic Rail. Relax as you wind over bridges and through tunnels on this historic journey. Departs daily.

From £80 per person.
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Silversonic Dive & Snorkel
Silversonic Dive & Snorkel
A perfect day for adventure-minded people to revel in diving and snorkelling at Agincourt ribbon reefs. Aboard the catamaran Silversonic, you’ll have five hours to explore the delights of this underwater world as you visit three different reef locations, each chosen for ecological diversity. With a guided snorkel tour included, there’s the option for introductory and up to three certified dives. Departs daily from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.

Prices from
£120 per person.
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Low Isles Reef Cruise
Low Isles Reef Cruise
Explore this protected Coral Cay, with white sandy beaches and coconut palms. Sailaway ensures your enjoyment with small numbers of guests (maximum 33), excellent service and personal attention from their friendly crew. Sailaway moors in the sheltered blue lagoon, just relax on the island, join the guided snorkel tour, take a trip on the glass bottom boat or laze on deck before an exhilarating sail back. Sunset Cruise price on request. Departs Port Douglas daily.

Prices from £125 per person.
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Tjapukai Night Fire
Tjapukai Night Fire
Take part in a welcome ceremony with drinks and canapes and share in the celebration of authentic story-telling, music and dance as the world famous Tjapukai performers take to the rainforest stage, followed by a spectacular Fire making corroboree. Enjoy a hot and cold buffet including seafood. The night culminates with an intimate chat with the performers by the fire and the chance to take photos. Includes transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches. Departs daily.

From £75 per person.
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Kuranda All Inclusive
Kuranda All Inclusive
Experience the contrast of the region’s oldest railway and the world’s most beautiful Cableway. Tjapukai is the first stop this morning and includes lunch. Then board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your journey over and through World Heritage protected rainforest, before some free time in Kuranda. Then board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail. Departs daily from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.

Prices from £120 per person.
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Flames of the Forest
Flames of the Forest
Flames of the Forest is Australia’s only rainforest dining experience, and just a 10-minute transfer from Port Douglas. The Aboriginal Cultural Experience is a mustdo Port Douglas evening tour for anyone interested in history, Aboriginal culture, the rainforest, meeting new people and great Australian food! A unique alternative to a traditional Port Douglas restaurant. Departs Port Douglas Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Prices from £109 per person.
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4WD Cooktown Adventure
4WD Cooktown Adventure
Depart from your hotel in a purpose built 4WD vehicle. Travel north from Cairns to Cape Tribulation along spectacular coastline, then along the Bloomfield Track. Visit an Aboriginal art centre. After lunch at the quirky Lion’s Den Hotel then on to historic Cooktown via stunning scenery. Time to explore Cooktown before returning via the inland road. Includes a stop for dinner (own expense) en route. Departs 4 days a week from Cairns and Port Douglas.

Prices from £139 per person.
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Tropical North Queensland Tours
6-Day Tropical North Queensland Self-Drive
6-Day Tropical North Queensland Self-Drive
A scenic self drive itinerary that includes the coastline hugging road between Cairns and Port Douglas, offering amazing beach and mountain views, with the Atherton Tablelands, a land of lakes and waterfalls and tropical rainforest. Finishing with some time on the golden sands of Mission Beach.

Prices per person from: Standard
£442; Superior £579.
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3 & 4 Night Coral Expeditions Reef & Island Cruises
3 & 4 Night Coral Expeditions Reef & Island Cruises
There’s no better way to discover the Reef, islands and rainforests of this World Heritage-listed region than aboard a small ship cruise from Cairns. An incredible underwater world hides just beneath the surface and whether you experience the Reef by glass bottom boat, snorkelling or SCUBA diving, it is a mystical world filled with coral, marine life and vibrantly coloured fish.

Prices from
£1045 per person.
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Reef Islands Hotels
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
Great Barrier Reef. Situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ the island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef. Lady Elliot Island is located 80kms north-east of Bundaberg and is the closest Great Barrier Reef island to Brisbane, Queensland’s southern capital. Guests can access the island by scenic flight from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe) and the Gold Coast. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort offers a range of comfortable accommodation options, with each suite, unit and cabin designed to minimise impact on the island while enriching guest’s experience of the seasonal wildlife. Full buffet dinner and breakfast are included in the overnight tariff and are served in the Beachfront Dining Room.
Offer: Receive 5 nights for the price of 4. Offer dates vary.

Prices from
£110 per person per night, including breakfast and dinner.
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Heron Island
Heron Island
Heron Island is located on a coral cay 50 miles north-east of Gladstone. It is one of Australia’s premier dive destinations. Here you can swim straight off the beach into a garden of coral with waters literally teeming with beautifully coloured fish and marine life. In June/July and September/October you can sight Humpback Whales, November - January you will have the opportunity of watching Green Turtles nesting. The resort caters to both couples and families and has 109 comfortable rooms, all with ceiling fans and either balconies or terraces. Heron Island is small enough to walk around in 20 minutes, yet it has everything you could wish for: A restaurant, pool and bar. Turtles return each year to lay their eggs and guests can gather just outside their rooms (particularly the Beachside Suites) to watch the hatchlings make their way to the water.
Offer: Receive 4 nights for the price of 3. Dates vary.

Prices from
£80 per person per night, including breakfast daily.
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One&Only Hayman Island
One&Only Hayman Island
One&Only Hayman is Australia’s most celebrated private island, beautifully situated in the Great Barrier Reef. Coral reefs, beautiful white beaches and spectacular views combine to make this one of the most beautiful locations in The Whitsunday’s. Surrounded by idyllic coral fringed beaches and lapping the waters of the Coral Sea, on the south-western side of the island, One&Only Hayman Island offers 160 guest rooms, suites, penthouses and beach villas. No part of the resort is higher than four stories and throughout, shady ponds and gentle waterfalls thread their way among beautiful gardens, spacious walkways and open air lanais. The most convenient way to arrive is via the Airport on Hamilton Island. Several international flights connect directly from airports in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Then arrive in style by the resort’s own luxury yacht.
Offer: Receive 5 nights for the price of 4. Dates vary.

Prices from
£200 per person per night, including breakfast daily.
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Daydream Island Resort & Spa
Daydream Island Resort & Spa
There’s no other island quite like Daydream, on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With a fringing reef a mere flipper’s kick from the beach and a Living Reef on the island itself. The free form Living Reef that courses through the resort is actually one of the world’s largest outdoor aquariums, home to more than 140 species of marine fish and 82 species of coral. Step off the beach at Lovers’ Cove and you’ll be greeted by a kaleidoscopic, Great Barrier Reef welcoming party of parrot fish, inviting you into their world and the beautiful fringing reef just beyond the shore. Getting to Daydream Island is simple, with the Whitsunday Islands serviced by flights to the Great Barrier Reef Airport or to the airport on the mainland at Proserpine. Cruise Whitsundays provides regular ferry transfers to Daydream. Each of the 296 comfortable rooms and suites offer views of the tropical waters or rainforest.
Offer: Receive 3 nights for the price of 2. Dates vary.

Prices from
£85 per person per night, including breakfast daily.
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Hamilton Island Hotels
Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island
Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island
The Reef View Hotel has many amenities, including a 35m swimming pool, bar and restaurant. Reef View Hotel guests enjoy complimentary use of non-motorised water sports. Choose from a range of rooms and suites with a furnished balcony, internet access and bathroom with separate bath and shower. Garden View rooms have leafy views and ocean glimpses, while each Coral Sea View room has spectacular views over Catseye Beach.
Offer: Receive 5 nights for the price of 4. Offer dates vary. Call for details.

Prices from
£95 per person per night, based on room only.
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Beach Club Hamilton Island
Beach Club Hamilton Island
Surrounded by landscaped gardens on Catseye Beach, the Beach Club Hamilton Island is a boutique retreat exclusively for adults. Romantic, intimate and perfect for couples, the boutique rooms have a stylish and relaxed beach house vibe. All rooms have a private courtyard or balcony looking onto palm-fringed Catseye Beach. Guests have access to all of Hamilton Island’s facilities but also a Beach-Club guest only infinity pool and restaurant. Note the hotel does not cater for guests under 18.
Offer: Receive 5 nights for the price of 4. Offer dates vary. Call for details.

Prices from
£175 per person per night including breakfast daily.
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Qualia, Hamilton Island
Qualia, Hamilton Island
Qualia’s distinctive Australian style, combined with its sun-drenched location and intuitive service, makes it a luxurious resort of world-class standards. 60 elegant and private pavilions, nestled amongst 30 acres of tropical landscaped gardens with superb coral sea views. Choose from a south-facing Leeward Pavilion with large sundeck, a north-facing Windward Pavilion with own sundeck and private plunge pool. Or the Beach House; a private and exclusive one-bedroom pavilion with lap pool. All qualia guests enjoy exclusive use of, and access to, worldclass resort facilities, activities and dining options. Facilities include two exclusive restaurants, a spa, a library, two infinity pools, gym, food and wine classes. Access to 10 restaurants on Hamilton Is. Guests have their own electric buggy, VIP airport transfers and use of qualia catamarans and island paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment.
Offer: Free transfers and free personal buggy use.

Prices from from
£275 per person per night, including breakfast daily.
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Hamilton Island Tours
Great Barrier Reef Experience
Great Barrier Reef Experience
Enjoy a full day tour to the Great Barrier Reef. Travel by high speed catamaran to Hardy Reef, where the ‘Reefworld’ pontoon is moored. A coral wall, home to an ecosystem of magnificent corals, runs adjacent to the pontoon. Hundreds of fish species at Hardy will surprise and delight you - especially the giant groper! Choose from a guided snorkelling tour, a semi-submersible, underwater observatory or relax on the sun deck. For additional cost add a scuba dive or massage. Departs daily from Airlie Beach, Daydream and Hamilton Island.

Prices from £117 per person.
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Reefsleep
Reefsleep
This two day, one-night adventure is a chance to sleep under the stars, 40 nautical miles from shore on the Great Barrier Reef! The moored pontoon, ‘Reefworld’, is located on Hardy Reef - one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef. Normally for day visitors, but for a lucky few, it’s a memorable overnight experience. See ‘The Great Barrier Experience’ on this page for what is included on day 1. Also includes swag accommodation, dinner and breakfast. Departs Airlie Beach, Daydream and Hamilton Island daily.

Prices from £220 per person.
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Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet

Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet
This day cruise allows you to spend more time exploring the wonders of Whitehaven Beach than any other cruise. Whitehaven beach is the most photographed beach in Australia and repeatedly voted one of the best beaches in the world! The crystal clear waters and pristine white silica sand of Whitehaven stretch for over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island. Includes a cruise, snorkelling and walk to Hill Inlet outlook for the picture perfect view. Departs daily from Airlie Beach, Daydream and Hamilton Island.

Prices from £105 per person.
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Heart Reef & Whitehaven Scenic Flight
Heart Reef & Whitehaven Scenic Flight
Experience a spectacular scenic flight by seaplane over the Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, Hook Reef, Cid Harbour, Whitsunday Island and Hill Inlet and the Whitsunday Passage. Whitehaven Beach is considered to be one of the world’s finest white sand beaches. Includes a pick up and drop off at your Hamilton Island hotel and a one-hour scenic flight. Your pilot will provide an expert commentary throughout the flight. Note the flight needs a minimum of 4 passengers to operate. Departs Hamilton Island daily.

Prices from £180 per person.
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Airlie Beach Hotels & Cruise
Peppers Airlie Beach
Peppers Airlie Beach
Magnificently set overlooking the majestic Whitsunday Passage, Peppers Airlie Beach offers luxury fully serviced 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Peppers Airlie Beach offers a multitude of leisure options including the culinary delights of the exceptional restaurant and bar, pure pampering and relaxation at the onsite spa or simply resting by the stunning wetedge resort pool. Only a short walk from the resort is the official gateway to Australia’s spectacular Whitsunday islands, Airlie Beach, boasting the timeless charm of a cosmopolitan seaside village.
Offer: Receive a food and beverage offer when staying 3 nights or more.

Prices from
£75 per person per night, including breakfast daily.
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Coral Sea Resort
Coral Sea Resort
Located just moments away from Abel Point Marina or the enchanting Airlie Beach village via the seaside boardwalk, Coral Sea Resort is within easy access of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. This low-rise four-storey resort is adorned in Mediterranean architecture with expansive balconies, arches, columns surrounded by tropical gardens. Inside, the resort is cool and elegant. Rooms offer views of the ocean or gardens. Facilities include a bar, restaurant, pool, gym and private jetty.
Offer: Receive a 10% discount staying 3 nights or more. Dates vary.

Prices from
£69 per person per night, including breakfast daily.
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3-Day Luxury Sailing Cruise
3-Day Luxury Sailing Cruise
Join Whitsunday Bliss, a luxury 60 ft Sailing Yacht and explore the Whitsunday Islands. Bliss can accommodate up to 6 guests with 1 master cabin and 2 deluxe cabins, all with private bathrooms, all fully air-conditioned. Relax on the forward deck or the shaded back deck area. Spacious saloon/dining area and entertainment systems. Includes Captain and Host, restaurant quality meals, snorkel equipment, and wet suit hire and local courtesy transfers. Departs Airlie Beach Mon & Fri.

Day 1 Whitehaven Beach and Hook Island Depart Airlie Beach 9am for Tongue Bay and Whitehaven Beach. After lunch, enjoy a guided bush walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout then relax on the world famous Whitehaven Beach. Set sail heading north along the eastern side of Hook Island.

Day 2 Hayman Island and Langford Reef Snorkelling and or optional scuba diving at Hayman Island or Langford Reef. After lunch another beautiful bay for more snorkelling.

Day 3 Return to Airlie Beach After breakfast enjoy a swim or snorkel, then sail to Langford Reef for lunch, before setting sail for Abel Point Marina, arriving around 4pm.

Prices from
£695 per person.
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Reef Coast Self-Drive & Diving Tours
9-Day Reef Coast Self-Drive
9-Day Reef Coast Self-Drive
Begin your self-drive journey in the scenic and laid-back coastal town of Airlie Beach, in the heart of the Whitsunday region. Continue north via Townsville and Mission Beach, with ample chances to include island visits. Finish with a couple of nights in the tropical beachside resort of Port Douglas.

Price includes
• Hertz Intermediate (ICAR) car hire for 9 days with MAX Cover
• 8 nights hotel accommodation

Day 1
Arrive Airlie Beach Collect your car from Proserpine Airport and make the short drive to Airlie Beach for a 2-night stay. Rest of the day at leisure. Standard: Coral Sea Resort. Superior: Peppers Airlie Beach

Day 2 The Whitsundays at leisure Full day at leisure. Perhaps take a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. See page 69 for a range of day tour options that can be pre-booked.

Day 3 Airlie Beach to Townsville 175 miles 3¼ hours. Follow the coastline from Airlie Beach to Townsville, stopping off at Bowen, Home Hill, and Ayr along the way. Stay 2 nights in Townsville. Standard: Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville. Superior: The Ville Resort

Day 4
Townsville at leisure Full day at leisure. Magnetic Island is just a 40-minute ferry ride from Townsville and makes for an enjoyable day out. Great range of wildlife on the island and numerous bush walking trails. Either cross to the island as a foot passenger and utilise the island bus service, or take your car across on the ferry. Note not all of the roads are accessible without 4WD.

Day 5
Townsville - Mission Beach 150 miles 3 hours. Continue north to the beautiful beachside town of Mission Beach. With over 8 miles of white sand beaches and a vibrant art and culture scene, this is an ideal mid-way stop between Townsville and Cairns. Stay 2 nights at Mission Beach. Standard: Castaways Resort & Spa (Beachfront Resort room). Superior: Castaways Resort & Spa (Beachfront Coral Sea room)

Day 6
Mission Beach at leisure As one of the closest land based access points to the Great Barrier Reef there are many day tour opportunities, including snorkelling on the Reef, just a few miles from the resort.

Day 7 Mission Beach - Port Douglas 130 miles 3 hours. Head north towards the city of Cairns and northern beach resorts of Kewarra and Palm Cove. All have wonderful opportunities to enjoy an ocean-facing restaurant for lunch. Stay 2 nights in Port Douglas. Standard: Villa San Michele. Superior: Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Day 8
Port Douglas at leisure Full day to enjoy the many attractions in the area. See pages 62 & 63 for a selection of day tour ideas. Day 9 Port Douglas - Cairns Airport 45 miles 1¼ hours. Short but scenic coastal drive to Cairns Airport to complete your self-drive itinerary.

Prices per person: Standard from
£645; Superior from £775. Based on twin share.
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2-Night Sail & Drive Whitsundy Adventure
2-Night Sail & Drive Whitsundy Adventure

Includes
• National Park and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Fees
• Air-conditioned vessel and all cabins
• Snorkelling equipment
• Wetsuits and snorkel suits
• Kayaks onboard for all guests
• All meals freshly prepared onboard
• Fresh linen including bath towel
• Administration fees


This is one of the most popular trips in the Whitsundays! The ambiance of sailing in ultimate comfort as the vessel sails around the beautiful Whitsunday waters. Discover the wonders below with diving and snorkelling adventures that are endless with 74 islands to choose from. Dive adventures are tailored to suit your needs. Combine your diving with a unique kayaking adventure. A Summertime voyage promotes eco-friendly exploration of the islands as you glide quietly into hidden inlets or secluded beaches. The odd turtle might escort you as you head towards the far reaches of a pristine inlet. This full 3 Day, 2 Night Whitsunday cruise has no set itinerary. Based on weather and tidal conditions you will be sailing around one of the world’s premier holiday destinations, The Whitsunday Islands regarded as a sailor’s paradise. The close proximity of the 74 islands provides endless shelter and snug overnight anchorages, so now all you need is a luxurious sailing boat to complete this picture. Extra costs Additional Dives are paid on-board direct to operator. This cruise suits novice to advanced divers and snorkelers. Maximum 16 passengers.
Departs Airlie Beach, Queensland.

Prices from £395 per person.
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3-Night Fly/Drive Ribbon Reefs/ Cod Hole Expedition
3-Night Fly/Drive Ribbon Reefs/ Cod Hole Expedition

Includes
• 12 dives - including 2 night dives
• Choice of cabin types (Budget to Premium)
• All meals (while on-board)


This is your chance to Dive The Great Barrier Reef’s Far Northern Reefs - Ribbon Reefs and Cod Hole. The Fly Dive Cod Hole expedition begins with an incredible 250 kilometre low level reef flight. Soon you are swimming with diver size fish at the Cod Hole before exploring the exquisite Ribbon Reef sites north of Cooktown. Here you see the best concentrations of pristine corals, colourful tropical fish and fantastic Minke whale encounters (June/July). Enjoy comfortable cruising within sheltered waters aboard a modern state of the art vessel where space, comfort and stability are unmatched. This trip suits novice to advanced divers and snorkelers. Extra costs include Reef Tax per day on vessel and dive gear hire - Items priced individually so please let us know what equipment you will be needing for your trip (if any) so we can price this for you. Maximum 29 passengers. Departs from Cairns, Queensland.

Prices from £1015 per person.
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2-Night Great White Shark Cage Diving
2-Night Great White Shark Cage Diving

Includes
• On-board accommodation (Twin/Double Cabins)
• All meals/soft drinks and snacks, and complimentary wine with dinner
• All National Park fees, and taxes


If time and your itinerary and budget allows, then add this experience to your “must do’ list of activities while travelling Australia. Join a very professional crew for this adrenaline pumping experience. Both divers and their non-diving companions will have the opportunity to view Great White Sharks in their natural habitat, in Australia’s pristine coastal waters off Port Lincoln, South Australia. There is something primal about getting up close and personal with a Great White Shark. If you would like to participate in an ocean floor cage dive with the Great Whites (Certified Divers only) we will let you know of the available trips. This trip is a 2-night duration (from October to March) but we can also offer a 3-Night Expedition runs from October to April - (Spring/ Summer), 4-Night Expedition runs from April to September (Autumn/Winter) and a 5-Night Expedition can run anytime of the year). Extra costs: Wetsuit / Regulators (Divers Only). Maximum 20 passengers. Suits novice to advanced divers and snorkelers. Departs Port Lincoln, South Australia.

Prices from £830 per person.
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3-Night Coral Bay & Ningaloo Reef
3-Night Coral Bay & Ningaloo Reef

Includes
• Freshly prepared gourmet meals & snacks
• Linen and bath towels, beach towels
• Snorkelling Equipment
• Kayaking / Fishing equipment
• Visiting some of the most remote areas of Ningaloo Reef


Be taken to the best places to snorkel and scuba dive, surrounding you with pristine corals and an abundance of marine life. Destinations on Ningaloo Reef visited are the beautiful Sandy Point and Pelican Point Sanctuary. A perfect place to explore the shallow reef lagoons either by kayak or you can experience it by donning a mask, snorkel and fins – some of the best coral and reef fish you will see along the Ningaloo Reef. For scuba divers, a 3 (or 5-night tour) visits a variety of dive sites rarely visited by other divers. Reef sharks, turtles, groupers and sting rays are a common sight, along with all of the macro critters, such as nudibranchs, moray eels and octopus. Experience: Novice to advanced divers and snorkelers. Extra costs: Dive gear rental (pay on-board directly to operator – Price varies depending on length of trip. Maximum group size 10 passengers. Departs from Coral Bay, Western Australia.

Prices from £950 per person.
 
 
 
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