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Queensland is a wonderland of adventures, a must to see for yourself. While you're visiting the Sunshine State you may find yourself lost in a rainforest land before time, unwinding on a beach in a tropical paradise, under the sea on the one and only Great Barrier Reef, losing yourself in the starry skies of the outback, sailing through the breeze on a yacht in The Whitsundays or soaking up the sun while you surf a legendary break on the Gold Coast.

11 Day Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney

Duration: 11 Days (10 Nights)

Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a […]

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12 Day East Coast Adventure

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights)

Travel along the diverse and spectacular east coast of Australia. Experiences include stunning tropical islands, […]

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12 Day Great Tropical Drive

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights)

Drive from Cairns to Townsville, through World Heritage-listed reef and rainforests to golden outback savannah. […]

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13 Day Australian Highlights

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

AAT Kings’ fully escorted 13 day Highlights of Australia includes the city sights of Melbourne, […]

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14 Day New Zealand & Australia Express

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)

Experience the best of both countries combined on this itinerary. Explore the cosmopolitan city of […]

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14 Day Sydney to Cairns Coastal Explorer

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)

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15 Day Australia and New Zealand Panorama

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

This fully escorted 13 days Australia & NZ Panorama visits the city sights of Auckland, […]

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15 Day Discover Australia

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights)

Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a […]

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17 Day Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand

Duration: 17 Days (16 Nights)

Join this professional guided tour showcasing the best that New Zealand and Australia has to […]

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24 Day Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

Duration: 22 Days (21 Nights)

Only our best Tour Directors are selected to escort this premium tour of Australia and […]

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21 Day Discover New Zealand & Australia

Duration: 21 Days (20 Nights)

Combine New Zealand and Australia on this 21 day in-depth independent package. Visit the well […]

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7 Day Solway Lass Sailing

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights)

The below itinerary is an independent package, it can be adjusted to suit your travel […]

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9 Day Australia: Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

Australia is filled with fresh flavours, welcoming people and open spaces. Although it is a […]

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9 Day Cairns to Cooktown (Great Tropical Drive)

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

The Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Cooktown is one of the most spectacular […]

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9 Day Discover Australia

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

Discover a selection of Australia’s highlights on this professionally guided 9 day tour.

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9 Day East Coast Adventure

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

Travel along the diverse and spectacular east coast of Australia. Experiences include stunning tropical islands, […]

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Australia & New Zealand Farmstay Enthusiast

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights)

Enjoy a unique experience visiting farms around New Zealand and Australia. You’ll also experience the […]

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Authentic Australia & New Zealand Experience

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights)

Experience some of the highlights of Australia and New Zealand on this custom group itinerary. […]

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Explore New Zealand & Australia

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

Experience some of the best New Zealand & Australia has to offer on the custom […]

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New Zealand North Island & Eastern Australia

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

Experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands, the vibrant city of Sydney, the culture […]

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Ultimate Aussie Adventure

Duration: 27 Days (26 Nights)

The biggest, baddest tour of Australia on the planet! This comprehensive aussie adventure takes you […]

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West to East and the Great Barrier Reef including the Indian Pacific

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

Explore Australia from Coast to Coast with the famous Indian Pacific. Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, […]

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If you’re sitting inside, you’re doing it wrong. Brisbane’s year-round subtropical setting is best enjoyed with the grass beneath your feet and the sun on your back. Brisbane comes alive each day as its subtropical temperatures call people from their beds year round to wake up and smell the coffee, soak up the sunshine and drink in the view of the winding Brisbane River.

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Cairns & Port Douglas

Home to two World Heritage-listed natural wonders and boasting a unique environment where Australia’s largest rainforest, the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns & Port Douglas are natural hotspots for tropical experiences and nature-based adventure.

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Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is located near Cairns in Tropical North Queensland and is popular for daytrips due to its proximity to the coast. Fitzroy is a national park island with a small portion occupied by Fitzroy Island Resort. Fitzroy has a steep mountain and two main walking trails that lead to beautiful lookouts.

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Fraser Island

Whether you’ve got serious sea legs or prefer to keep your feet dry on the land, The Fraser Coast offers the best of both worlds. Reel in fresh fish for dinner on Fraser Island, or head out on the water to watch whales play just off Hervey Bay. There’s no need to rush, the only pace requires is laid-back and relaxed.

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Gold Coast

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Lizard Island

Lizard Island is renowned for its scuba diving and snorkeling and is surrounded by coral reefs, ribbon and lagoon reefs. But its Lizard Island's close proximity to one of the best known diving sites in the Great Barrier Reef, Cod Hole, that distinguishes it from many other reef islands. Lizard Island can also be recognized as being home to one of Australia's most premier resorts: Lizard Island. It's one of Australia's northernmost island resorts, where design works in harmony with the island's spectacular natural beauty.

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Moreton Island

The Moreton Island National Park covers around 98% of the island. White sandy beaches line the island's ocean side which are ideal for swimming, surfing and fishing. The sheltered western edge is more relaxed, with crystal clear blue water gently lapping against the beach. The three island settlements are all located on the western side, at Kooringal in the south, Cowan in the middle and northern Bulwer. The traditional owners of the Moreton Bay region were the Ngugi people. The Aboriginal name for Tangalooma means 'where fishes meet'. Moreton Island is called ‘Moorgumpin' meaning ‘place of sandhills'. Captain James Cook named ‘Morton Bay' in 1770 after the Scottish Earl of Morton, which was later misspelled as ‘Moreton Bay' in translations from his journals.

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Sunshine Coast

Choose your patch of sand from over 100 kilometres of pristine coastline – stretching from Caloundra in the south to Noosa and the rainbow sands of the Cooloola coast in the north – and soak up the warm sunshine and laid-back atmosphere. From rolling surf to rolling hills, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is full of natural beauty, cozy cafes and boutiques waiting to be discovered. With award-winning restaurants, food trails, vibrant food festivals and bustling farmers markets, the Sunshine Coast is one giant celebration of food and wine.

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The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef stretches over 2300kms - from Tropical North Queensland in the north, right down to Bundaberg in the south. The Great Barrier Reef is easily accessible from various access points, including Port Douglas, Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Seventeen Seventy and Bundaberg. At approximately 350 000 kms2 in size, the Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure on earth that can be seen from outer space!

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Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland fits in more untouched beauty, ancient culture and adventure within its borders than some entire countries manage to do, with the World Heritage List double-act of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest it’s most prized stars.

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Queensland is a giant living and breathing postcard, waiting to be explored. It is made up of 14 unique and captivating destinations – it’s where you’ll feel welcome, connected and alive. It’s Where Australia Shines.

Top 10 Things to See and Do:

  1. Experience Australia’s Natural Wonder of the World, the GREAT BARRIER REEF
  2. World Heritage recognized National Parks, including the 130 million year-old Daintree Rainforest
  3. Visit Greater Brisbane to experience authentic Australian lifestyle
  4. Queensland is like a zoo without fences, get up close and meet the local wildlife
  5. Sink your toes into the pure white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach, regularly voted as one of the world’s top beaches
  6. Go walkabout with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to discover an ancient culture
  7. Hang ten or learn to surf at one of the legendary surf breaks on the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast.
  8. Queensland is home to five UNESCO World Natural Heritage areas
  9. Skipper your own bareboat or leave it in the hands of an expert to explore the 74 islands of the Whitsundays
  10. Catch the migrating humpback whales in the calm protected waters of Hervey Bay

Travel Tips:

Download the This is Queensland visitor app for smart phones, providing global travelers with enhanced access to destinations across Queensland. The app will make vacationing in Queensland as easy and enjoyable as possible by aiding travellers find nearby tourist attractions, WiFi hotspots and discover content shared by Queensland vacation experts. The app is available on iPhone or Android.

Weather/ Climate:

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius)  Seasonal Comments
Spring (September – November)  13°C to 27°C
Summer (December – February) 20°C to 29°C
Fall (March – May) 14°C to 28°C
Winter (June-August) 10°C to 22°C
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