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AAT Kings Cairns

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12 day East Coast Explorer Part 1

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12 day East Coast Explorer Part 1 - AAT Kings Cairns. Copyright AAT Kings.

Day 1: Arrive Cairns
On arrival in Cairns you will be transferred to your hotel. Join your Tour Director for an orientation tour of Cairns. Tonight enjoy a welcome drink & dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions.
Hotel: Rydges Esplanade, Cairns, 3 nights. D

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef
Join Sunlover Cruises for a full day cruise to Moore Reef. Enjoy a reef presentation to learn more about the wonders of the reef, view the spectacular coral & tropical fish on a glass bottom boat tour. There is also the opportunity to go snorkeling & view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch, before returning to Cairns. B L

Day 3: Cairns 'Free Time'
Enjoy a day at leisure in Cairns. There is an opportunity to take an optional tour to the rainforest village of Kuranda with time to wander through the various stalls of the colorful Kuranda Markets. Ride the Skyrail Cableway that takes you above the canopy of the rainforest. You may like to visit the famous Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to experience the History, Creation & Dance Theaters where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Why not try hot air ballooning over the Atherton Tablelands. There is the opportunity to visit Port Douglas, explore the World Heritage listed Cape Tribulation rainforest or join a guided cruise on the Daintree River. B

Day 4: Cairns - Townsville
Climb the high tropical plateau known as the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, waterfalls & lakes abound. Enjoy a guided cruise with full commentary on the serene crater of Lake Barrine & watch for pelicans and other wildlife. View the famous Curtain Fig Tree and Millaa Millaa Falls, before our journey to Townsville. Perhaps take a stroll along The Strand this evening.
Hotel: Hotel Ibis, Townsville. B D

Day 5: Daydream Island Resort & Spa
Enjoy breakfast with the animals & a guided tour of the wildlife park at the Billabong Sanctuary. Set in 11 hectares of tropical bush, it is home to all kinds of native mammals, birds and reptiles. Cuddle a koala, hold a wombat and if you're brave enough there's snake and crocodile handling too. At Airlie Beach take a ferry to Daydream Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
Hotel: Daydream Island Resort & Spa, Garden View Rooms, 2 nights. B D

Day 6: Daydream Island 'Free Time'
Enjoy a day at leisure on Daydream Island, one of 74 islands which make up the beautiful Whitsundays. You have the opportunity to take a rainforest walk or to enjoy some of the many water activities on offer including catamarans, aqua aerobics and waterpolo. Or perhaps replenish your body and soul at the Daydream Island Rejuvenation Spa.B

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