Cairns is the perfect starting point for lovers of all things nature on land and under the water. Think beaches, rainforests and islands. You’ll get the chance to see crocs and cassowaries, fish and fauna, wild wallabies and even the odd platypus. If you want to get active, you won’t be disappointed with ziplining, skydiving, whitewater rafting and swimming in waterfalls on offer throughout this trip.
After motoring out of Cairns and up into the hinterland, we’re off for an Aboriginal Bush Tucker walk. This afternoon it’s time to get wet and steamy in the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. After a busy day of travelling, it’s time for a filling feast and maybe a ‘coldie’ at the local bar (which is almost right on the beach!).
-Visit the Daintree Rainforest
-Bush Tucker Walk
-Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Cape Trib is all yours for exploring today. Got a head for heights? There’s the optional Jungle Surfing zipline. Want to be beach-based? You can choose to go horse riding or snorkeling. There’s also a crocodile cruise for nature lovers and thrill seekers (eek!). Round out your day on a deserted beach with a glass of bubbles in your hand and your new mates by your side.
-Fly through the rainforest on the Jungle Surfing zipline
-Horse riding on the beach
-Explore the reef with Ocean Safari snorkelling
-Cruise for crocodiles along the Daintree River
Hungry for more rainforest action? You’re in luck, we’re off to Mossman Gorge. Besides the many waterfalls, there are some 30,000 plant and animal species to spot here. See where your lattes start life at a coffee plantation before moving on to try some tropical fruit wines or local spirits. Yungaburra is home for the night. Head out to spot platypus at dusk, and check out even more wildlife on an optional night time kayak trip.
-Visit Mossman Gorge
-Delicious food & wine tastings
-Platypus spotting in the wild
-Night kayaking in the Atherton Tablelands
Today cool off with a swim in a volcanic crater lake. At lunch, take in the beauty that is Millaa Millaa Falls, then it’s back towards the coast, via a few swimming spots. Tonight we stay in the heart of Mission Beach.
-Visit Lake Eacham
-Visit Millaa Millaa waterfalls
Start off with a beachside breakfast before exploring this oh-so-pretty part of the world. Optionals today: raft your way down Tully River or take a boat trip for a snorkelling session at Dunk Island. For the adrenalin junkies, you could choose to pop on a parachute and see the scenery from 14,000 ft up in the air. Yep, we’re talking about a skydive over this beautiful location. On the way back to Cairns we’ll take the Cassowary Coast trail with stops at Innisfail and another spot of swimming at Boulders. Say your goodbyes to your travel mates tonight, and get planning that next adventure.
-Entry to the National Park
-Visit the waterfalls
-Skydiving over Mission Beach
-Whitewater rafting down Tully River
-Snorkel at Dunk Island
Enjoy Queensland’s spectacular rainforests, islands and beaches on a road trip up the spectacular northern leg of Australia’s east coast. Victoria has the Great Ocean Road, New South Wales has Bronte and Bondi, but head further north up Australia’s east […]
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