Queensland Adventure & Sailing

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: Australia
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1500 to 1750 £ Pound (UK)

This is the perfect 12-day adventure for sailing buffs that want to experience the blue waters of Australia, as well as off-road enthusiasts looking to explore via private 4x4s. 

We’ve got an exclusive beachside permanent tented camp to stay at on sandy Fraser Island, and once we’re north of Cairns, we’ll spend 3 days with Aborigines learning spearfishing in mangroves, amongst other things. While “dreamtime” is a mythology central to indigenous Australian society, we’re pretty sure you’ll want to be wide awake for this trip.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Brisbane
Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Fraser Island
Settle into the group's exclusive permanent tented camp in the bush by the beach. Explore all of the highlights of the world's largest sand island by 4x4.

Day 4 Cattle Country
Visit rural Queensland and learn about cattle station history. Bed down in a swag (canvas bedroll) under the Outback sky.

Day 5-6 Whitsunday Islands
Embark on a 3-day maxi yacht sailing adventure from Mackay to Airlie Beach through the Whitsundays, a unique route used only by G Adventures. Enjoy beach visits, island bush walks and time to snorkel the reefs.

Day 7 Whitsundays/Whitehaven Beach/Airlie Beach
Hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Sail to Airlie Beach for a night of dancing.

Day 8-9 Cairns
Full-day train ride through Queensland. Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping with skydiving, whitewater rafting or bungee jumping.

Day 10 Cape Tribulation
Learn about the flora and fauna with local Aboriginals, then go spearfishing with them and eat what you catch. Cool off in a waterfall in Daintree NP.

Day 11 Cooktown
Travel by 4x4, stopping at Bloomfield Falls to participate in the 'Walk of the Women', where local Aborigine women share their knowledge of the sacred falls. Sleep under the stars in a swag.

Day 12 Cairns
Head north and meet an Aboriginal Elder and story keeper, who will teach about ancestral rock art sites and survival techniques. Tour ends upon arrival in Cairns; book any onward travel from 9pm onwards.

 

What's Included

  • Private 4x4 excursion and exclusive camp on Fraser Island
  • 3-day sailing excursion (Whitsunday Islands)
  • Visit to Whitehaven Beach
  • Spearfishing with Aborigines
  • 'Walk of the Women' at Bloomfield Falls
  • Aboriginal rock art explanation with an Aboriginal elder
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners. (Allow AUD165-240 for meals not included)
  • Private bus, maxi yacht, boat, train, 4x4, ferry
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16
  • Hostels (4 nts), beachside permanent tented camp (2 nts), 'swag' (2 nts), maxi yacht (2 nts), rainforest lodge (1 nt). All nights multi-share.

 

Trip Specifics

  • Start / Finish: Brisbane / Cairns
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Trip Code: OAQE
  • Price: £1319 (available to book in other currencies)

 

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