Queensland Reef, Rainforest & Outback
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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.
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Any aspect of the itinerary can be customised
- 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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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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a relaxing morning at the lodge or take one last bush walk before returning to Cairns. Tour ends.