Sun, sand sea – the three vital ingredients of a wonderful break when you head north to sunny Queensland where the days are long and bright enough for you to soak up hours of sunshine.
Imagine Holidays has crafted a fabulous holiday where you embark on a scenic Spirit of Queensland train journey from Brisbane to Cairns, discover one of the world’s largest reef system when you are escorted to the Great Barrier Reef and experience a mesmerising rainforest rail journey through the beautiful Barron Gorge National Park, home to the majestic Barron falls. You will also learn how to play the digeridoo, learn the art of spear throwing and learn about the history of the Yirrganydji and Yidinji people.
Imagine Holidays is offering a seven-night holiday with departures from November this year to March 2022 with prices starting from $1999^ per person.
To book call Imagine Holidays at (02) 8313 5965 or click here for more details.
Here’s what you holiday includes:
* All flights and taxes
* One night rail journey on board Spirit of Queensland from Brisbane to Cairns with all meals included
* Kuranda Scenic Railway
* Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
* One-night four-star hotel stay in Brisbane with breakfast
* Five-night four-star hotel stay in Cairns with breakfast
* Fully escorted tours on Kuranda Scenic Railway, Rainforest Tour & Skyrail Cableway
* Reef Magic Great Barrier Reef Cruise
You can also extended your holiday from $499 pp which will include a three-night, four-star hotel in Port Douglas and a four-day car hire with unlimited kilometres.
Your holiday starts when you arrive in Brisbane where you can explore the capital city’s thriving café culture intertwined with its classic relaxed Gold Coast vibe. Take a stroll by the city’s river banks, pop into its glitzy shopping malls for a bit of retail therapy or simply head to Moreton Island, a quiet retreat of sandy dunes, bush and lagoons.
After a leisurely morning the next day, you will board the Spirit of Queensland for your relaxing 1500 km rail journey to Cairns. You will enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities served to you with classic old-world charm as the passing window scenes change from the urban sights of Brisbane to the lush green landscapes of rural Queensland.
You will arrive in Cairns the next day, the tropical paradise with its balmy air and azure waters. Walk by the esplanade and stop by a harbour front restaurant to savour some of its Balinese-inspired cuisine.
With a whole day to explore Cairns, you might consider taking a trip to Cape Tribulation and the Atherton Tablelands, a favourite among nature lovers. You can also take a day trip to Green Island, a nearby national park.
The following day, you will board the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway for your amazing journey through the Barron Gorge National Park where you will be mesmerised by the sight and roar of the Barron Falls. After a delicious lunch overlooking the lake you will board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to glide over the lush canopy of the rainforest and turquoise ocean for your journey back to Cairns.
No trip to Cairns is complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef. You will be taken by catamaran where morning refreshments are served as you sail to Moore Reef to learn more about the reef system. You will then be taken to a semi-submersible vessel and glass-bottom boat to see the beautiful corals. Enjoy lunch and afternoon tea with incredible views of the outer reef before you head back to Cairns.
On your last day in Cairns, take some time to learn about the history of the Yirrganydji and Yidinji people and discover some of their amazing indigenous artwork. If you are keen to learn more about the reef and coral systems, visit The Cairns Aquarium. In the evening, watch the sunset with a cocktail.
The next day you fly home but if you are keen to extend your holiday, you can do so at $499 pp which includes a three-night, four-star stay in Port Douglas including a four-day car hire.
To book, call Imagine Holidays at (02) 8313 5965 or click here for more details.
^ Price and itinerary based on 11 January 2022 departure.
Holiday in Queensland including flights, hotels and tours to the Great Barrier Reef from $285 pp per night
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