Queensland Reef, Rainforest & Outback

10 days / 9 nights
Ex Townsville

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Australia’s second biggest state, Queensland holds many of the country’s greatest treasures from pristine reefs and rainforests to dramatic outback landscapes.

Home to an incredible variety of marine life, the Great Barrier Reef spans 2,000 kilometres along the country’s north-eastern coastline, and is the only living structure on earth visible from space. Discover the beautiful white-sand beaches of Orpheus Island, before heading north to the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Hidden amid lush rainforest, Daintree Ecolodge is located in the heart of the park and the ideal spot to discover the hidden wonders within. Your final stop is Mount Mulligan Lodge, a secluded outback lodge situated on a 28,000-hectare plot of land in the shadows of Mount Mulligan. 

  • Exclusive Orpheus Island Lodge
  • The incomparable Great Barrier Reef
  • Boundless snorkelling and diving opportunities
  • Superb Mount Mulligan Lodge, a working cattle farm
  • Authentic outback experiences and sensational star gazing opportunities
  • World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park
  • Hundreds of rare, endemic species including the cassowary
  • Daintree Ecolodge in its beautiful rainforest setting
  • Three very different highlights of Far North Queensland

Townsville is located on the coastline of north-eastern Australia, 4 hours’ drive south of Cairns, the major coastal hub for tourists visiting the great Barrier Reef. Townsville is accessed via regular direct flights from Queensland cities Brisbane and Carins, as well as many other major Australian cities.

From Cairns, whose airport is a major hub, you could travel to Darwin, gateway to the Northern Territory’s Top End, which is famous for Kakadu National Park, flourishing indigenous culture and ubiquitous wildlife. Our well-travelled team could also design your holiday to include iconic Uluru ​or renowned Sydney with its iconic harbourside location.

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Queensland Reef, Rainforest & Outback

10 days/9 nights

Days 1-3

Orpheus Island Lodge

Accessed via 30-minute helicopter flight (not included) from Townsville, this intimate lodge is the only property on the picturesque island. There are just 14 contemporary beachfront suites whilst the main lodge boasts a highly regarded restaurant, beautiful swimming pool and relaxing day spa. Spend your days relaxing on the beach or simply walking into the clear azure waters with snorkel and mask. Motorised dinghies and kayaks are available to explore the coastline and neighbouring beaches.

Days 4-6

Daintree Ecolodge

Return to Townsville and head north to the primeval Daintree National Park via Cairns. Situated in the heart of the rainforest, the lodge is ideal for exploring the region or just relaxing to the soundtrack of the bush. The 15 cosy treehouses are nestled amongst the tree canopy and provide the perfect rainforest hideaway. Guided walks, river cruises and 4WD adventures (at extra cost) are perfect for discovering the Daintree’s many treasures.    

Days 7-9

Mount Mulligan Lodge

Journey into the outback today to luxurious Mount Mulligan Lodge, set on a private 28,000-hectare heritage site and working cattle station. Accommodating just 20 guests the lodge offers an exclusive and personalised encounter with back-country Far North Queensland. This multi-award-winning retreat was designed to harmonise with the natural surroundings and history of the area. There are just 6, spacious suites decorated in earthy hues whilst the main pavilion houses the restaurant, bar and sitting area overlooking the sparkling infinity pool. Activities include All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tours, bush walks, fishing and picnics, whilst the outback is the perfect environment for stargazing.

Day 10

Tour ends

Enjoy a relaxing morning at the lodge or take one last bush walk before returning to Cairns. Tour ends.

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Mt Mulligan Lodge

With accommodation for just 20 guests at any one time, Mt Mulligan Lodge affords an exclusive and personalised encounter with back-country Far North Queensland.

Orpheus Island Lodge

This heavenly island resort offers all-inclusive luxury accommodation in the heart of the untouched Great Barrier Reef.

Daintree Ecolodge

Hidden in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, this boutique eco lodge is the perfect place to rediscover the healing power of nature.

Silky Oaks Lodge

Situated at the edge of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, Silky Oaks Lodge is Queensland’s most unique rainforest sanctuary.

Beach Club

An adults-only oasis, this tranquil, boutique resort sits right on Catseye Beach, overlooking the Coral Sea.


Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia is nestled in the most pristine and secluded position on Hamilton Island.

Spicers Hidden Vale

Spicers Hidden Vale is a gem, an escape just an hour’s drive from Brisbane that combines the style and comfort of a luxury retreat with the warmest of country welcomes.

Spicers Clovelly Estate

You’ll be transported to Provence at Spicers Clovelly Estate, a lovely French provincial homestead set on 22 acres of beguiling, landscaped gardens.

Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an Asian-inspired sanctum set at the edge of tropical rainforest in the Sunshine Coast’s alluring hinterland.

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