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Northeast Explorer

13 days from £3,895pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Enjoy the scenic walking trails of the Atherton Tablelands.

  • Cruise the Mossman River in search of crocodiles.

  • Snorkel amongst shoals of tropical fish in the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Relax and unwind in your beach side accommodation.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
All accommodation
  • Cairns
  • Port Douglas
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Palm Cove

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Cairns.

Day 2 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

On-board your international outbound flight to Cairns.

Day 3 Port Douglas

Cairns , Port Douglas

On arrival in Cairns you collect a hire car and make your way along the Captain Cook Highway to your hotel in Port Douglas.

Day 4 Port Douglas

Port Douglas

You will be collected from the lodge for a full day tour of the ancient Daintree Rainforest. Throughout the day you will learn about the ecological history of the rainforest, and get to see wildlife of the region along with the famous Cape Tribulation, the wrecking point of Captain Cook.

Day 5 Port Douglas

Port Douglas

Take a morning stroll along beautiful Four Mile Beach before brunch in one of the cafés in Port Douglas. That afternoon play a round of golf or take in the boutiques and galleries of Macrossan Street in the heart of Port Douglas.

Day 6 Port Douglas

Port Douglas

Today you can enjoy most of the day at leisure in Port Douglas, perhaps browse some of the shops or take a stroll along the beach. Later on join a delightful sunset sailing trip; simply relax and watch the world go by.

Day 7 Atherton Tablelands

Port Douglas , Atherton Tablelands

Take a drive inland to the Atherton Tablelands today, stopping at roadside food stalls to sample the local produce.

Day 8 Atherton Tablelands

Atherton Tablelands

Spend an active day bush walking past waterfalls and lakes on one of the scenic trails that wind through the Atherton Tablelands.

Day 9 Palm Cove

Atherton Tablelands , Palm Cove

Today you travel down to the coast and check into your beachside accommodation in Palm Cove.

Day 10 Palm Cove

Palm Cove

Enjoy the day at leisure exploring the golden beaches around Palm Cove.

Day 11 Palm Cove

Palm Cove

Spend the day aboard the luxury Catamaran exploring the Great Barrier Reef from an idyllic blue lagoon. Get lost in a vast underwater ecosystem, exploring the fragile reefs and swimming alongside the many fish it houses. You may even see a giant clam, Manta Ray, or reef shark in the waters! A buffet lunch is included aboard the catamaran.

Day 12 International return flight

Palm Cove , International return flight

Drive to Cairns and return your car at the airport before boarding your onward flight.

Day 13 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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