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Australia - Accommodation Options

We feature a variety of accommodations, from city hotels to boutique and adventure lodges. We also have many Island Stay experiences across Australia and bucket list accommodation experiences. Most itineraries feature a moderate, superior and deluxe category option. These can be adjusted to suit the experience you prefer in each location. Due to some locations however, all three hotel types may not be available and in this case we provide you the best possibel hotel grade and will advise this at time of enquiry. Our most searched and selected accommodation options are listed below. You can also refine your search by using the sub region list for more detailed information on each of our preferred accommodation options in each destination we have on offer.

Shantara Resort Port Douglas

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Arrive at the adults only Shantara Resort Port Douglas and be greeted by the relaxed and tranquil environment. The courtyard’s two lagoon style swimming pools cleverly encircle the apartment courtyard to provide ground level apartments with poolside access. Private decks with tropical landscaping provides the perfect place to idyll with a drink. Balconies on higher floor provide an excellent vantage point of the pool without interrupting the privacy of ground floor guests. The apartments and studio’s are stylishly furnished and the resort facilities are superb, with the choice of two swimming pools, both heated over the cooler months. One of the pools is linked by a tropical island to an excellent undercover BBQ and entertainment area. An air-conditioned gymnasium is available to guests to maintain their fitness regimes, and a day spa provides a further haven of calm and rejuvenation for guests.To keep in touch, there is the added bonus of free wireless internet to all rooms, and in and around the property. Shantara Resort is located just minutes from the hub of Port Douglas, Macrossan Street and a few hundred metres from Four Mile Beach.

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Regal Port Douglas

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Regal Port Douglas is located right in the heart of the Port Douglas, Macrossan Street.

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Freestyle Port Douglas

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Come to stay at the 2018 TripAdvisor Award Winning Hall of Fame property in Port Douglas, Freestyle Resort Port Douglas. Perfectly situated only moments from Macrossan St & the local Four Mile Beach, you will experience the friendly and personalized customer service that makes Freestyle your ideal Port Douglas accommodation. Freestyle Resort Port Douglas features 31 self-contained, air-conditioned, fully furnished one and two bedroom apartments with top quality finishes and all amenities for cooking and self-catering. Specifically designed to suit Port Douglas’ tropical climate, the classic North Queenslander building features over-hanging roofs, dining patios and verandahs, teakwood shutters, all surrounded by lush tropical gardens. All apartments have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, free pool towels and exceptional personalized service from your on-site hosts Anne and Jason

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Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments

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For the perfect Port Douglas accommodation, Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments offer a unique beachfront location with all of the facilities and services you expect from your holiday accommodation. Located in quiet seclusion, the beautifully furnished 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are designed to reflect beach style and relaxed elegance and are ideal for couples and families. Each apartment features high quality appliances, and all the trimmings of a five star experience. The property has two large swimming pools, extensive tropical gardens, BBQ facilities and a tennis court onsite and access to the seemingly endless stretch of Port Douglas’ Four Mile Beach is through an easy walkway framed by tropical beach flora. Friendly service and exceptional hospitality complete this sensational Port Douglas property.

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Bellevue at Trinity Beach

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Come and indulge yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of Bellevue at Trinity Beach, with our fully self contained 5 star apartments that enjoy an elevated position overlooking Trinity Beach and the Coral Sea. Lie back on the sun lounges on your private balcony, enjoy spectacular sunrises whilst drinking your morning coffee or find a shady spot on Trinity Beach to hang out for the day. Bellevue at Trinity Beach is located just a 3 minute walk to the Esplanade where you can enjoy the many restaurants and family atmosphere that Trinity Beach has to offer. Discover why the locals love this piece of paradise with its lush tropical gardens, plenty of shaded and grassed areas to relax, the lifeguard patrolled beach and great cafes and boutiques. Trinity Beach is located just 20 minutes north of Cairns Airport and is central to all of the major tourist attractions in the region. Come and enjoy our piece of paradise at Bellevue Trinity Beach.

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Paradise on the Beach

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Winner of the 2017 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice award for the top 25 properties in Australia, Paradise on the Beach is a luxury boutique resort offering 34 well-appointed studios and one and two bedroom suites. Located on the beachfront in the heart of Palm Cove, Paradise on the Beach is set in a lush tropical environment of palms and giant Melaleuca trees and is a true relaxation experience. Palm Cove’s restaurants, day spas and boutique shops are located on our doorstep or just a short stroll along the shady Esplanade. From relaxing in our private pool and spa area, to enjoying a peaceful stroll along the beach, Paradise on the Beach and Palm Cove is the perfect place to explore all that Tropical North Queensland has to offer. Palm Cove is a stunning beach destination and it is only 25 minutes from the Cairns International Airport.

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Marine World Reef Activity Platform

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Cruise depart daily direct from Cairns on a fast, stable catamaran providing a smooth ride and reduced travel time, leaving more time of your day to “Experience The Magic” of the Marine World Reef Activity platform located on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Reef Magic Cruises has a policy of never filling our facilities to capacity ensuring space, comfort and attentive service.

Only Reef Magic Cruises guests have access to the all-weather Marine World platform catering for all ages and swimming abilities. Snorkel our sheltered coral lagoon, go Scuba Diving, SEABOB Jet Snorkelling, SNUBA “Go Beyond Snorkelling” or join our Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel Safari.

Not a confident swimmer? Then stay dry and view the reef from the Semi-submersible reef viewer, Glass Bottom Boat or Underwater Observatory. Try a Helmet Dive for a unique underwater experience without even getting your hair wet, or soar above it all on a spectacular Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight.

Included in your day:  A Marine Biologist presentation en route to the reef; all snorkelling equipment with free use of lycra suit or wetsuit; Glass Bottom Boat Tour; Semi-Submersible Tour; Underwater Reef Observatory; Fish Feeding and Identification session with a Marine Biologist; make the most of the Marine World facilities including a spacious sundeck, changeroom and fresh water showers. Morning & afternoon tea plus an extensive buffet lunch is also included

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13 Day East Coast Islands & Rainforest

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

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Explore the glittering coastline of Eastern Australia. Travel from Sydney to Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast. From Brisbane it’s off to relaxing Noosa and pristine Fraser Island. Tour a Rockhampton cattle station. Explore Hamilton Island and the exquisite Whitsundays, then head to tropical Cairns for a cruise on the Great Barrier Reef.

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New South Wales

New South Wales has endless unspoilt beaches, breathtaking natural treasures and one of the world’s most famous and vibrant cities. Explore the State in winter and enjoy stunning stretches of coastline, great bushwalks in beautiful national parks, and outstanding dining experiences in spectacular locations.

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Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is a place unlike any other and a "Must Do" for any fun-loving traveler. Whether looking for an adventure filled road trip, or a relaxing weekend break from the daily grind, there is something for everyone in the Territory.

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Queensland

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.

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South Australia

South Australia is a state renowned for its abundance of Wildlife, Outback and Wine, easily accessed from the gateway of Adelaide. A city of natural beauty and simple elegance, Adelaide appeals to many North American visitors because of relaxed lifestyle and rich cultural and culinary offerings. South Australia is home to Australia's most interactive wildlife experience, Kangaroo Island, as well as numerous world famous wine regions including the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. For travelers wanting to venture into the outback, Coober Pedy offers the opportunity to explore underground homes and the mystical Flinders Ranges offers iconic landscapes and hiking opportunities.

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Tasmania

Lonely Planet named Tasmania one of the world’s top regions to visit in 2015 – the only destination in Australia or New Zealand to make the list. Discover everything you've heard about Tasmania's food and wine is true. To a gastronome, it's heaven. To everyone else, it's mouth-wateringly irresistible. The island’s diverse and ancient landscapes offer accessible wilderness experiences that are unsurpassed and world renowned. Easily accessible from Sydney and Melbourne, the temperate climate, beautiful scenery and an abundance of experiences make Tasmania an ideal touring destination.

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Victoria

Hugging the tip of the Australian east coast, Victoria is Australia’s second-smallest state. Packed into such a compact area is a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions, from sweeping coastline and pristine beaches to picturesque wineries and national parks teeming with wildlife.

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Western Australia

Western Australia is famous for long days of sunshine and diverse landscapes and climates. Western Australia lies in the southern hemisphere, covering an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres – that’s about the size of Western Europe and one-third of Australia’s total landmass. In Western Australia you can experience Australia’s sunniest capital city, whitest beach and largest expanse of outback, one of the oldest known living cultures on Earth, UNESCO World Heritage reef and rock formations, world-class surf, premium wines, and still have plenty of reasons to return.

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Australia is filled with friendly people and stunning wonders. But where do you start to tailor a trip? Australia has developed a series of ‘best of’ experiences from Great Walks and Indigenous Champions to Luxury Lodges and Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia that is tailored around special interests and vacation type.

Top Regions to See:

  1. Sydney, and nearby Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley
  2. Beaches from Brisbane’s Sunshine & Gold Coast to Byron Bay
  3. Melbourne and nearby Philip Island, Yarra Valley and Great Ocean Road
  4. Cairns and the Daintree Rainforest
  5. Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) and Red Centre
  6. Darwin & Kakadu
  7. Adelaide (access to Kangaroo Island, wine and Flinders Ranges Outback region)
  8. Perth & access to Margaret River, Broome (The Kimberley) & Ningaloo Reef
  9. Great Barrier Reef (islands – Lizard, Whitsundays, Lady Elliot etc)
  10. Tasmania (Hobart, Freycinent, walks)

Australia’s natural world wonders
Australia is a land full of stunning natural wonders and some of the friendliest wildlife on the planet. Whether it’s the remoteness of the outback, the pristine waters of our beaches, or the amazing wildlife, there are several ways to explore Australia’s natural wonders. There’s wildlife safaris in Kakadu National Park, spotting koalas on Kangaroo Island, great walks in Tasmania, coastal drives along the Great Ocean Road, exploring above and below the Great Barrier Reef, and helicopters and coastal cruises through the Kimberley. Learn more

Serving up the best food and wine
With a range and quality of produce that is second to none, combined with a rich history of migration, Australia has become home to one of the most stimulating and multicultural cuisines in the world. And with a superb, diverse climate, you will enjoy some of the world’s finest flavors against a backdrop of scenic beauty. Come discover our innovative chefs, world class restaurants, festivals, markets filled with the freshest produce and friendly cellar doors serving new wines. Get a taste

Ultimate winery experiences
Australia has a hugely diverse wine community, with more than 60 wine regions. All of these regions offer distinct flavors, wine styles and some of Australia’s most colorful and unique characters. A new collection called the Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia has narrowed down the best award-winning wineries to visit because of their range of restaurants, events, art, as well as exciting behind the scenes tours, private tastings, wine education and gastronomy, all in some of Australia’s most spectacular locations. http://www.australia.com/en-us/articles/ultimate-wineries.html

Undiscovered culture
Although a young nation, we also have a rich history with the world’s oldest living culture and prehistoric nature. Get a snapshot of the diverse experiences from meeting the Anangu people at Uluru, browsing aboriginal art at galleries or meeting the artists in communities, learning about Dreamtime myths and stories from rock art in Kakadu National Park and discovering ancient rainforests through the eyes of the Kuku Yalanji. http://www.australia.com/en-us/things-to-do/aboriginal-australia.html

Great Walks of Australia
Walking is one of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in Australia’s spectacular natural environment. Depending on your style, there’s an epic trek to choose from whether it’s a shorter and easier walk through the bush to tougher treks through the Outback. Chose from the untamed Tasmanian wilderness to the volcanic plateaus of Queensland and the magnificent outback of South Australia or the Northern Territory. You don’t have to forsake comfort either, with comfortable eco-lodges, hot showers and gourmet meals to enjoy at the end of each day. http://www.australia.com/en-us/articles/great-walks.html

Great Golf Courses of Australia
Australia is emerging as a new golf destination as more of its courses top the world’s best list and travelers are looking for new ways to combine their passion for golf while seeing spectacular scenery, enjoying great food and wine and playing the best courses. Australia’s friendly people also help make a game fly by. There are six Australian golf courses in the World Top 100; Barnbougle Dunes, Barnbougle Lost Farm, Kingston Heath, New South Wales, Royal Melbourne and Royal Adelaide. http://www.australia.com/en-us/articles/great-golf-courses.html

The best Australian adventures
For some of Australia’s most amazing experiences, it’s all about the journey and the destination. Fly, float or take a camel, for these places, half the fun is in the getting there. Take a seaplane over Sydney Harbour to Cottage Point Inn or to ritzy Palm Beach. Camels helped settle the wild deserts of the Red Centre and now you can take them to the Sounds of Silence dinner, a restaurant set up under the stars in view of iconic Uluru. Click for the best spots for adventure, visit http://www.australia.com/en-us/things-to-do/australian-adventure.html

Cool capitals
Australia’s capital cities have that rare combination of award-winning restaurants, friendly people and easy access to nearby nature. The Wall Street Journal called Tasmania, the “next foodie destination” and Hobart really knows how to make its natural assets shine on the plate. Adelaide was noted as the next place to visit in 2015 in The New York Times, and is known for its nearby world-famous wineries, wildlife and outback. Sydney is one of the world’s great cities where you can explore the harbour or beach in five-star style. You may want to start in the hip laneway eateries, festivals and rooftop bars of Melbourne, which is often noted as Australia’s culture capital. Explore more at http://www.australia.com/en-us/facts/cities.html

Islands
Australia may be the world’s largest island but it has a few of its own to visit. In fact there are more than 8,000 so you have your choice of holiday experience. Sail through paradise in the Whitsundays, 4WD on the world’s largest sand island on Fraser Island, and visit Australia’s Galapagos at Kangaroo Island. Day trip to meet the local wildlife from Perth you can spot a quokka on Rottnest Island and the little penguins do their nightly parade on Phillip Island south of Melbourne. Or discover the wild beauty of Tasmania. Island hop now http://www.australia.com/en-us/things-to-do/australias-islands.html

Travel Tips:

Learn all about our cities, states and territories, what the weather is like, time zones, currency, facts about our unique plants and animals and information on Australian visa entry requirements. http://www.australia.com/en-us/facts.html

Weather/ Climate:

  • The North of the country is best to visit from Apr-Oct. High summer is wet season (Dec-Feb)
  • But Australian winters are very mild, so any time’s the right time for a visit to Oz!
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