Please note that these are tailor made itineraries and not escorted tours.
Known as “The Sunshine State”, Queensland is Australia’s ultimate outdoor playground with a huge variety of leisure activities and outdoor pursuits to suit the energetic as well as blissful getaways for those who like to relax. It is blessed with incredible natural beauty and is home to 5 World Heritage sites including the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, Fraser Island and both of the Riversleigh Fossil Mammal Sites.
Brisbane, the state’s capital, offers the perfect balance of a cosmopolitan town in a relaxed holiday setting. With a multitude of great restaurants, cafes and bars it is an ideal place to spend a few days relaxing. It’s also a great base from which to explore the splendours of the surrounding Sunshine and Gold Coasts, the tropical rainforest hinterland and agricultural areas.
Experience the slickness of glitzy Surfers Paradise, Australia’s tourist capital. It has a huge choice of exciting activities to engage the adrenalin junkie and a high-octane holiday atmosphere to keep you entertained. Live like a local and try your hand at surfing - you’ll feel great when you catch your first wave! Or why not grab a boogie board and ride the waves when the surf’s up.
Discover the beauty of the neighbouring Gold Coast, with its combination of natural scenic pleasures and world class theme parks. Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World and Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World will entertain adults and children alike and make for excellent family days out. Choose from 1 to 3 day passes and make great savings.
Why not get away from it all on Hamilton or Hayman Island in the Whitsunday Islands, or enjoy a cruise to one of the 70 islands in this famous collection of islands.
A trip to experience The Great Barrier Reef is a must, and there is a huge choice of day trips and excursions featuring snorkelling, swimming, scuba diving and glass bottomed boating as well as semi-submersible and underwater observatory coral viewing. In addition there are a number of cruises and cruise breaks taking in the 1,000 paradise islands in the reef area.
Cairns is a wonderful base for exploring the splendours of the surrounding tropical areas. Explore the Tablelands, a unique collection of listed rainforests, national parks, mountains and charming villages.
We recommend that you take time out in the exclusive enclave of Port Douglas and enjoy an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication in the tropical north. It is the closest town to The Barrier Reef and provides easy access to the renowned Daintree and Cape Tribulation area with their world heritage wonders which will intrigue and charm you.
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- Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
- Glass of Coca Cola: €1.50 - €3
- Bottle of Beer: €3 - €7
- Bottle of Wine: from €8 - €16
- 3 Course meal: €18 - €40
- Time Difference is GMT: + 10 hours (no daylight saving time in 2012)
- Airports: Brisbane (BNE)
- Flight duration: 21 hours 30 minutes approximately
- Transfer time: 40 minutes
- Languages: English
- Climate: Varied region to region. North – Tropical climate. Southwest – Mediterranean climate. Southeast – Temperate climate.
- Voltage: 230V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets type I are used
- Visa (Irish citizens): Yes
- Passport: EU citizens travelling to Australia must have a valid up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return
- Vaccinations: Tetanus, Hepatitis B -please consult your GP.
- These prices are given as a guide only.