Island Adventure

16 day Holiday Idea - from £1510

With flights from £2859

Our 17 day Island Adventure captures the beauty and tranquillity of some of Queensland’s diverse Barrier Reef Islands.


  • Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Romantic Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays
  • Cosmopolitan Brisbane
  • Wild dolphins at Moreton Island
  • The rolling sand dunes of Fraser Island

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 3 night hotel stay in Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef Island cruise
  • 4 nights on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays
  • 3 nights in Brisbane
  • Full day Moreton Island tour
  • 2 nights stay in Noosa
  • 2 night stay on Fraser Island
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 3 - Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

Depart London or your regional airport and fly into Queensland’s tropical northern city of Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Spend 3 nights in the heart of the city or opt to stay at one of the holiday resorts alongside one of Cairns’ Northern Beaches. Explore this unique region where the combination of lush green rainforests and crystal clear waters meet.

To really experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef cruise out to the Frankland Islands where you can spend your day relaxing on the island’s white sandy beaches or snorkel through the fringing reef accessible from the shore.

Day 4 to 7 - Hamilton Island

Fly from Cairns to Hamilton Island nestled within the cluster of the Whitsunday Islands surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef. Spend four nights on the island relaxing on the island’s beaches, snorkelling, sailing or enjoying a drink on the lively harbour.

A day tour to some of the pristine Whitsunday Islands, including the white silicon sands of Whitehaven Beach, is a recommendation. Or gain the best vantage point of the surrounding islands from the air – you may even be lucky enough to see the famous Heart Reef.

Day 8 to 10 - Brisbane

Fly from Hamilton Island to Brisbane where you will spend three nights at the in the heart of this thriving city. There is plenty of time for shopping, or an optional sightseeing tour to nearby Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can get up close and cuddle a Koala.

Take a memorable day tour to Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort on Moreton Island, just a short launch transfer from Brisbane’s shores. Here you can try the unique experience of sand tobogganing down the island’s impressive undulating dunes, snorkel through one of the many wrecks which lie off the island’s white sand beach.

Day 11 to 13 - Noosa

Pick up your hire car from the Brisbane city depot and drive along the beautiful stretch of Queensland coast aptly named The Nature Coast. This region is famed for its stunning natural beauty, perfectly illustrated by the undulating Hinterlands and sweeping beaches. Noosa is the epi-centre of the coast and provides an idyllic two night stay as you travel towards Fraser Island.

Unwind on the famous surf beach, wander along fashionable Hastings Street lined with boutique shops or the more active, hike through the Noosa National Park where you are likely to see some Koalas within the branches of the Eucalyptus trees.

Day 13 to 15 - Noosa

Journey to Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island and home to a diverse array of fauna and flora. During your two night stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort swim in the freshwater lakes, journey through the island’s rainforest by 4WD and look out for Fraser’s iconic wild resident – the dingo.

Day 17 - Brisbane

Drive back to Brisbane for an overnight stay. After a night in Brisbane, shake the sand from your shoes as you board your return flight back to the UK.

16 day Holiday Idea - from £1510

With flights from £2859


  • Add a Whitsundays Sailing tour  from £129
  • Add an optional morning Whale Watching cruise to your Fraser Island stay  from £76
  • Choose to fly Premium, Business or First Class
  • Add a stopover to Singapore, Dubai or other destination

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  • Exciting city & islands stays with a choice of hotels
  • Activities and excursions
  • Internal flights around Australia
  • Optional UK flights

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