Get set for a journey of the senses as you take on Queensland’s Nature Coast.
From pristine beaches and glorious islands to wildlife-rich forests and breathtaking national parks, at each turn you’ll find new experiences and unforgettable natural wonders. Get up close and personal to some of Australia’s most incredible wildlife, dine on irresistible cuisine and fall in love with the diverse nature of Queensland.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Discover the beautiful Moreton Island
- Visit the fantastic Australia Zoo
- Explore the pristine freshwater lakes, rock pools, rainforest and abundance of wildlife on Fraser Island
- Marvel at the spectacular natural beauty of Queensland’s Hinterland
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- International flights
- 10 nights in 4-5* hotels
- 8 days' car hire
- Koala & river cruise
- Great Beach Drive day tour
- 4X4 Beauty Spots Tour of Fraser Island
- Australia Zoo one-day entry
- Airport transfer
Need to know+
- Arrives: Brisbane Airport (BNE)
- Time difference: GMT+10
- Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
- Language: English
- Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
- Flying time from UK: around 23 hours
- Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
- Voltage: 240 volts
Fly from UK to Brisbane
Your first stop is the cosmopolitan city of Brisbane – this modern city boasts a vibrant city centre, sub-tropical climate and unsurpassed natural beauty. Your hotel is centrally located on George Street, so once you’ve settled in you can step outside and explore all this fabulous city has to offer. Meet native Australia wildlife up close on a koala and river cruise, then perhaps take a bike ride through the City Botanic Gardens, or stroll around Brisbane’s art galleries. As night falls, Brisbane offers a superb selection of restaurants – tuck into fine Queensland cuisine while overlooking the twinkling lights of Story Bridge.
This coastal city is one of the best places to experience wild nature in Australia. Year-round you can swim, snorkel, scuba, sail and fish here and, from July to November, keep your eyes peeled for migrating humpback whales and their newborn calves. When you’re not in the water, perhaps stroll the Hervey Bay Esplanade, explore the markets and dine in one of the many alfresco restaurants lining the street.
This morning you’ll start off on your Fraser Island adventure. World Heritage listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and home to numerous pristine freshwater lakes, rock pools, rainforest and an abundance of wildlife. Your escorted tour takes you on an exhilarating four-wheel drive tour of the island, driving over dunes and along beaches as you explore this diverse wilderness area. Hit Fraser Island’s sandy highway as you drive north along the famous Seventy-Five Mile Beach, view the famous Maheno Shipwreck, walk through the subtropical rainforest and relax on the white sandy beaches of Lake McKenzie. Spend the night listening to the sounds of the wildlife. Next day, continue discovering the highlights of Fraser Island – from the technicoloured sand cliffs of The Pinnacles to spectacular views from Indian Head, your guide will make sure you don’t miss a thing.
This laid-back town boasts excellent beaches, lush tropical forest and the ruggedly beautiful Noosa Heads. Shop like a local at Noosa’s markets, relax in one of the many day spas and watch the sun set at Noosa River. While in Noosa, discover the tranquil mirrored waterways of the Noosa Everglades. Cruise through the magnificent lakes and wetlands, the perfect way to explore one of Australia’s best kept secrets. From Noosa, you’re perfectly positioned to visit the world-famous Australia Zoo where you can experience the ultimate wildlife adventures. This fantastic conservation facility is unlike any other and your journey includes entry to park.
Continue your journey inland to the natural wonders of Queensland’s Hinterland, where you can discover charming mountain villages, quaint markets and spectacular natural beauty. You’ll be staying at the spectacular 5* Spicers Tamarind Retreat and Spa, a luxurious resort hidden amongst the rainforest, surrounded by walking trails and natural beauty. While in the hinterland region, visit the nearby Glass House Mountains National Park – a group of 16 volcanic peaks rising prominently from the surrounding landscape. These spectacular ancient monoliths are a prominent feature of local Aboriginal legend. Take a leisurely drive through the national park or walk along one of the many trails, soaking up the beauty of this unique landscape.
Depart Hinterland and return to the UK
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