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Day 1 - UK to Brisbane
Fly from London to Brisbane, arriving the next day.
Days 2-3 - Brisbane
On arrival make your way from the airport to your chosen hotel, for a two night stay - we have a range of hotels to choose from, and your length of stay in Brisbane is flexible. Brisbane is an easy city to explore on foot, with the central area being compact and dotted with historic buildings. Take a cruise on the Brisbane River or explore the cafes and bars.
Day 4 - Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Make your way back to Brisbane airport for your flight to Proserpine. On arrival collect your car for the short drive to Airlie Beach (approx 40 km / 35 mins). On arrival in to Airlie Beach check in to your hotel for a three night stay.
Days 5-6 - Airlie Beach & the Whitsundays
Spend the next few days exploring the Whitsunday Islands, some of the most beautiful islands in Australia - we’d highly recommend taking a cruise to stunning Whitehaven beach, often claimed to be the best beach in the world, while Airlie beach itself is a relaxed, unhurried place to chill.
Day 7 - Airlie Beach to Townsville
Drive from Airlie beach to Townsville via Bowen and Ayr (approx 275 km / 3 hours, plus stops). Both Bowen and Ayr are worth a quick look but if you get to Townsville in good time we’d suggest heading to the Reef HQ Aquarium, one of the best of its kind in the area. On arrival check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 8 - Townsville to Mission Beach
Follow the coast north to Mission Beach, perhaps popping in to the Tyto Wetlands at Ingham, and the swimming holes at the Paluma Range National Park on the way (approx 250 km / 2 hours 15 mins, plus stops). If you have time pop over to Magnetic Island from Townsville before setting off - the island has walking trails with gum trees where koala’s snooze. On arrival in to Mission Beach check in to your hotel for a two night stay.
Day 9 - Mission Beach
Mission Beach is a string of towns set along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Tropical Queensland Coast, so chill on the beach, grab yourself a beer and relax.
Day 10 - Mission Beach to Cairns
Your last drive takes you from Mission Beach to Cairns (approx 150 km / 2 hours 15 mins, plus stops), and we’d recommend a short detour to Babinda Boulders for a swim in the river. On arrival check in to Cairns drop off your car at the depot and make your way to your hotel for a three stay.
Days 11-12 - Cairns
Spend the next few days exploring Cairns, and the Great Barrier Reef. We’d highly recommend taking the Skyrail to the village of Kuranda, and a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef is a ‘must do’ for any trip to Queensland - we love the Quicksilver trips to Agincourt Reef.
Day 13 - Return
Make your way to Cairns airport for your return flight to the UK, arriving the next day.
Start your Queensland adventure in Brisbane before flying to the Whitsunday Coast where you’ll collect your vehicle and head north - the beaches and islands of Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef are yours to discover.
TROPICAL QUEENSLAND FLY DRIVE from £1659 per person
2 nights Urban Hotel Brisbane
3 nights Mango House Airlie Beach
1 nights Clarion Hotel Townsville
2 nights Castaways Mission Beach
3 nights Mantra Esplanade Cairns
7 days Car Hire
2018 fly-drive package holidays to Australia Prices are per person based on two sharing, including flights, accommodation and car hire, and are subject to availability. Flights from Heathrow - other departures also available, call for details.
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from £249 pp!
|New South Wales & Sydney|
|Victoria & Melbourne|
|Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef|
|South Australia & Adelaide|
|Western Australia & Perth|
|Northern Territories & Ayers Rock|
|Sydney to Brisbane|
|Brisbane to Cairns|
|Sydney to Cairns|
|Sydney to Melbourne|
|Sydney to Melbourne - Great Ocean Road|
|Melbourne to Adelaide|
|Sydney to Adelaide|
|Melbourne to Brisbane|
|Victoria & South Australia|
|Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney|
|Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney & Port Douglas|
|Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney & Surfers Paradise|
|Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane|
|Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns|
|Melbourne, Sydney & the Sunshine Coast|
|Melbourne, Sydney & Surfers Paradise|
|Sydney, Ayers Rock & Cairns|
|Sydney, Ayers Rock & Port Douglas|
|Sydney, the Red Centre & Cairns|
|Sydney, Ayers Rock & the Queensland Coast|
|Sydney, Melbourne, Ayers Rock & Cairns|
|Sydney, Melbourne, the Red Centre & Cairns|
|Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney|
|Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns|
|Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & the Sunshine Coast|
|Perth, Sydney & Cairns|
|Perth, Sydney & Surfers Paradise|
|Perth, Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns|
|Perth, Melbourne, Sydney & the Sunshine Coast|
|Sydney, Brisbane & the Tropical Queensland Coast|