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Brisbane beach, South Queensland, Australia
Daintree Rainforest, Queensland
Dreamtime Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef

14 day Holiday Idea – from £1459

With flights from £2459

Enjoy the best of the Sunshine State, starting on the sandy beaches of the iconic Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise, before joining the laid back lifestyle of Cairns, your gateway to exploring the tropical rainforest and unforgettable experiences on the Great Barrier Reef.

Highlights:
  • Catch some waves and enjoy the thrills of the Gold Coast’s theme parks
  • Stretch your legs on the hiking trails of Lamington National Park
  • Discover the beauty of the ancient rainforests in Daintree
  • Cruise, swim and snorkel amongst the colours of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Kuranda’s nature parks, Koala Gardens and Rainforestation

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Brisbane beach, South Queensland, Australia

Day 1 to 6 – Gold Coast

On arrival into Brisbane transfer south of the city, to the famous Gold Coast. Home to…

On arrival into Brisbane transfer south of the city, to the famous Gold Coast. Home to excellent surfing beaches, shops, theme parks and an array of bars, fine restaurants and nightlife, your time in the Gold Coast will be fun-packed and will offer a true taste of Australian lifestyle.

For beach lovers you can either relax and enjoy the sunshine on Broadbeach or learn to surf like a pro on Burleigh Beach. Just back from the promenade you sample the finest fusion cuisine next to the yachts at Southport or enjoy the thrills of the rides at Dreamworld, Whitewater World or Movie World.

Heading inland you explore the bush around Lamington National Park, following the many signed trails and suspended bridges in the tree canopy. For an animal encounter then Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo enables you to cuddle a koala or go face to face with a saltwater crocodile.

Brisbane beach, South Queensland, Australia
Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

Day 7 to 13 – Cairns

Fly from Brisbane up the Queensland coast to the tropical resort of Cairns. From here, the…

Fly from Brisbane up the Queensland coast to the tropical resort of Cairns. From here, the Great Barrier Reef is on your doorstep so discover this natural wonder with an included day-cruise to discover the colourful corals and tropical fish that reside on the reef. You can soon fill your days with lots of similar experiences, but remember to sit back and relax on one of the local beaches as well.

Whilst exploring the Coral Sea why not spend the day on a paradise island. Day tours to Green Island and Frankland Island provide the perfect locations to get away from it all. Alternatively you could settle for a dinner cruise on board a yacht as you cruise around Trinity Inlet.

Travel to the north, through the lush vegetation of the Daintree Rainforest to visit Cape Tribulation, or explore the spectacular Mossman Gorge with an Aboriginal Guide. Then travel west to the Atherton Tablelands stopping for a locally-grown coffee at Mareeba before calling off under the spectacular Millaa Millaa waterfall.

Daintree Rainforest, Queensland
Dreamtime Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Day 14 – Farewell

Say a reluctant farewell to North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef as you transfer back…

Say a reluctant farewell to North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef as you transfer back to Cairns Airport today for your flight home or on to your next destination.

Dreamtime Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1 to 6

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Gold Coast

On arrival into Brisbane transfer south of the city, to the famous Gold Coast. Home to excellent surfing beaches, shops, theme parks and an array of bars, fine restaurants and nightlife, your time in the Gold Coast will be fun-packed and will offer a true taste of Australian lifestyle.

For beach lovers you can either relax and enjoy the sunshine on Broadbeach or learn to surf like a pro on Burleigh Beach. Just back from the promenade you sample the finest fusion cuisine next to the yachts at Southport or enjoy the thrills of the rides at Dreamworld, Whitewater World or Movie World.

Heading inland you explore the bush around Lamington National Park, following the many signed trails and suspended bridges in the tree canopy. For an animal encounter then Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo enables you to cuddle a koala or go face to face with a saltwater crocodile.

Brisbane beach, South Queensland, Australia

Day 7 to 13

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Cairns

Fly from Brisbane up the Queensland coast to the tropical resort of Cairns. From here, the Great Barrier Reef is on your doorstep so discover this natural wonder with an included day-cruise to discover the colourful corals and tropical fish that reside on the reef. You can soon fill your days with lots of similar experiences, but remember to sit back and relax on one of the local beaches as well.

Whilst exploring the Coral Sea why not spend the day on a paradise island. Day tours to Green Island and Frankland Island provide the perfect locations to get away from it all. Alternatively you could settle for a dinner cruise on board a yacht as you cruise around Trinity Inlet.

Travel to the north, through the lush vegetation of the Daintree Rainforest to visit Cape Tribulation, or explore the spectacular Mossman Gorge with an Aboriginal Guide. Then travel west to the Atherton Tablelands stopping for a locally-grown coffee at Mareeba before calling off under the spectacular Millaa Millaa waterfall.

Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

Day 14

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Farewell

Say a reluctant farewell to North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef as you transfer back to Cairns Airport today for your flight home or on to your next destination.

Dreamtime Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Your Holiday Includes

13 nights’ accommodation
A day-cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
Internal flight within Australia

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Nights in Sydney or Brisbane before heading to the Gold Coast
  • A Dinner Cruise from Cairns
  • A stopover to Australia in Dubai, Singapore or another destination

Next Steps

Please get in touch with our Australia Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef

14 day Holiday Idea – from £1459

With flights from £2459

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations for details.

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