Australia: Tropical getaways for beach lovers
Day 1-4 Cairns
Make Cairns your base for exploring the colourful corals of the Great Barrier Reef. This charming city is also the jumping off point for the ancient Daintree Rainforest or lakes, craters and lava tubes of the Atherton Tableland.
Transfers to Port Douglas 1h04m
Day 5-8 Port Douglas
Reconnect and recharge at the pretty resort town of Port Douglas. You’ll feel the layers of stress peeling away as you make your way along its sleepy streets to the town’s Four Mile Beach, a strip of white sand so perfect you’ll never want to leave its palm fringed clutches.
Transfers to Cooktown 3h23m
Day 9-10 Cooktown
Be seduced by the stunning paradise of Cooktown, where thrilling adventures await. Named after Captain James Cook, who beached his ship here in 1770, the town lies at the crossroads of British and Aboriginal cultures. You’ll enjoy a wonderfully diverse landscape of tropical rainforests, dunes, and lagoons.
Day 11-14 Lizard Island
Be awed by the rugged, stark beauty of Lizard Island, which rises 359 metres above sea level and is so remote it can only be reached by private charter. Discover the island’s most popular lizard, Varanus panoptes, as well as more than forty unique bird species who make their home among the powdery white sand beaches lining the Great Barrier Reef.
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