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    With no shortage of attractions, a Whitsundays holiday is famous for many things, and appreciated for so many more.

    The golden child of Queensland’s coastline, there’s no more diverse offering of holiday experiences than that of the Whitsunday Islands. After a relaxing overnight train journey aboard the Spirit og Queensland, spend the next 6 days in golden Airlie Beach. Snorkle, kayak, hike, and much more, before transfering to the luxurious Daydream Island for the ultimate relaxation experience.

    Kick back and relax on this exciting coastal getaway
    Kick back and relax on this exciting coastal getaway
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    AUSTRALIA
    THEME
    NATURAL WONDERS
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    AUD $1,899
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    PACKAGE TYPES
    SELF-GUIDED
    PHYSICAL LEVEL
    5/10
    Member offer

    3 months free membership

    Not yet a member? We will include 3 months' free membership with enough travel credits to get the maximum discount on this holiday.

    Trip Highlights

     

    There is a range of exciting activities to help you enjoy your Whitsundays getaway, however the highlight is the Whitehaven Beach Adventure. Enjoy snorkelling around Hook Island including Mantaray Bay, Maureens Cove and other specially selected Whitsundays snorkelling spots, before visiting the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, north end of Whitehaven Beach, and embarking on a guided National Park walk to Hill Inlet lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven.

    Select package type:

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

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    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from AUD $1,899pp twin-share [Save $1,214]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

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    • Nature
    • Special interest
    • Sightseeing
    • Rural towns
    • Wildlife
    • Learning
    • Group activities
    • Adventure
    • Beach-side
    • On the water
    • New cultures

    Whitehaven Beach Adventure

    This exciting day tour offers three amazing activities in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine Whitsundays snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. (Optional inclusion for Sapphire class)

    Half-day Kayaking Tour

    Departing from Shute Harbour, you will spend the day kayaking over fringing coral reefs and exploring nearby tropical islands. (Optional inclusion for Sapphire class)

    More trip highlights:

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    Sunset Sail Dinner Cruise

    Slip into the sunset in the beautiful Whitsundays with a glass of bubbles and nibbles and return in the moonlight. Help set the sails or chill on deck and take in one of the best sunsets in the world right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. (Optional inclusion for Sapphire class)

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    Snap a picture with the Big Mango

    The 10-metre high Big Mango represents the delicious fruit which carries the name sake of the town "Bowen Mango". Situated off the Bruce Highway with sweeping views of the Whitsunday coast it’s the perfect palce to snap a picture. While you're there - drop into the Information Centre and try some delicious local mango sorbet.

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    Discover the Whitsunday's lush Cedar Creek Falls

    Nestled into a natural rock amphitheatre in Conway National Park, Cedar Creek Falls is one of the most refreshing swimming holes you’ll dip into – floating in the clear, cool water surrounded by palm trees, cedar and flora. You can explore more of the national park along the hiking trails.

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    Spirit of Queensland Brisbane to Airlie Beach (Return)

    Enjoy an overnight train journey onboard The Spirit of Queensland to Airlie Beach. Modern rail experiences coupled with excellent onboard entertainment and spectacular views, this will be a relaxing and unique trip. On your way back to Brisbane, you will enjoy the same fantastic service.


    View the itinerary for a comprehensive view of the trip highlights.

    Member Pricing

    Sapphire self-guided package
    Sapphire Self-guided
    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!
    From AUD $1,899pp twin-share [Save $1,214]
    • 6 days car hire included at Airlie Beach
    • 10 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 2 towns plus other places of interest visited
    • 5 nights' Silver standard accommodation at Airlie Beach
    • 3 nights' Gold standard accommodation on Daydream Island
    • Scenic train trip from Brisbane (Railbed)
    • Ferry to Daydream Island

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    Ruby self-guided package
    Ruby Self-guided
    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!
    From AUD $2,499pp twin-share [Save $1,468]
    • 6 days car hire included at Airlie Beach
    • 10 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 2 towns plus other places of interest visited
    • 5 nights' Silver standard accommodation at Airlie Beach
    • 3 nights' Gold standard accommodation on Daydream Island
    • Scenic train trip from Brisbane (Railbed)
    • Ferry to Daydream Island
    • 3 excellent included activities

    See full inclusions

    FAQ: Single, twin-share and more

    What is twin-share, triple-share and quad-share?

    The share-basis is about accommodation pricing. It does not mean that you share a room with a stranger.

    "Twin-share" is where two people occupy a hotel room (open-plan style) or other accommodation such as an apartment, usually a couple or two friends. This is the normal way accommodation is priced. The price is shared between two people. Most accommodation properties (eg. hotels) offer rooms with king, queen or double beds. Most offer the option of "twin" beds as well which actually means two single beds to accommodate singles sharing, couples wanting space and so-on.

    "Triple share" is where three people occupy the accommodation and share the price. "Quad-share" is where four people occupy the accommodation and share the price. Family apartments and hotel rooms usually include a king, queen or double bed and one or more single beds to handle triple and quad-share arrangements. Sometimes other bedding configurations are available as well.

    What is a seasonal adjustment?

    Some accommodation providers, especially in very popular holiday locations, have higher room rates for busy holiday periods (usually spring and summer holidays). We must make an allowance for those price variations if applicable.

    What is a single supplement?

    A "single supplement" applies to single travellers who want a room to themselves. Because the price is not shared, a "single supplement" applies. This additional amount is based on the single covering the entire accommodation component of the trip that would normally be split between two or more people.

    Getaway Cash (GCash) travel credits reduce the price of your trip from retail down to industry-wholesale. Free Flights Vouchers further discount your holiday.

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    Not yet a member? Submit a booking enquiry for any package and we'll automatically register you to receive $3,000 in GCash travel credits and 90 days to book a trip. There's no obligation to book and you can cancel any time.

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    * Limits may apply to group bookings. Details will be provided at the time of final pricing.

    Member offer

    3 months free membership

    Not yet a member? We will include 3 months' free membership with enough travel credits to get the maximum discount on this holiday.

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis unless stated otherwise and bookings are subject to availability. Price, Getaway Cash travel credit usage, Free Flights Voucher usage and deposit amount varies according to travel date. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

    Not yet a member?

    Simply submit a booking enquiry and we'll automatically provide you with a 3-month Travel Club Trial account. No payment is required and you get instant access to member prices.

    Inclusions

     

    Opal-jade waters and pure-white beaches; welcome to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

    Select package type:

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

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    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from AUD $1,899pp twin-share [Save $1,214]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

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    "Scattered like emeralds on aquamarine velvet, the Whitsunday Islands are one of Australia's loveliest destinations, an unmatched playground for boaters, divers, campers, fishers and resort-loungers. "

    This is a first-class itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

    Inclusions list:

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    Spirit of Queensland Brisbane to Airlie Beach (Return)

    Enjoy an overnight train journey onboard The Spirit of Queensland to Airlie Beach. The train stops at Proserpine and you will enjoy a free transfer directly to Airlie Beach. On your way back to Brisbane, you will enjoy the same fantastic service.

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    5 nights accommodation in Airlie Beach

    Enjoy the property's outdoor pool

    Spend 5 nights/6 days in this idyllic coastal town. Relax by the beach, spend your time kayaking and snorkeling, and enjoy the spectacular views in the evening.

    Hotel room rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.1+.
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    2 nights accommondation on Daydream Island

    Unforgettable views from the outdoor pool

    Spend 2 nights in on the Whitsunday's luxurious island Daydream Island. The island's spectacular resort will have everything you desire and more to help you relax and enjoy this coastal paradise.

    Hotel room rated Gold standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.0+.
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    6 days car hire

    Enjoy 6 days of car hire to explore the Whitsundays to your heart's content.

    Toyota Corolla 4 door or similar; Suits max. 3 psns w/luggage; 4-door, Auto, Air con. Zero excess or excess cover optional.
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    Return ferry Airlie Beach to Daydream Island

    Journey to Daydream Island from Airlie Beach onboard a relaxing ferry service.

    Other information:

    • Add extra nights wherever you want and pay the lowest member rates
    • Hand-picked, top-rated hotels, all tried and trusted
    • Variety of optional excursions and tours

    All packages include:

    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary and travel documents

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies and is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Total price after member discount (using Getaway Cash credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable) is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. Standard (retail) price comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what would be payable by a non-member for the same package. Travel insurance if included is a provision only and may be declined on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. No recommendations or advice are given in regard to travel insurance suitability. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

     

    The Whitsundays is an archipelago of 74 tropical islands located just 55kms off the Queensland coast, next to the Great Barrier Reef.  Over the next 10 days, you will get to know and love this popular holiday destination. With 6 days in Airlie Beach, snorkle, kayak, and hike your way through the area's highlights, before transfering to dreamy Daydream Island for a relaxation experience like no other. How you choose to spend your time here is up to you, with an itinerary perfectly crafted to maximise your experience. No flights are needed for this trip, as you will be transferred to this coastal paradise onboard the Spirit of Queensland. There's no better way to start or end your trip than with this unique overnight train journey.

    "Traveling's not something you're good at. It's something you do. Like Breathing." - Gayle Foreman

    Your day-to-day itinerary:

    Select package type:

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from AUD $1,899pp twin-share [Save $1,214]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

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    DAY 1
    BRISBANE - PROSERPINE

    Just 20 minutes inland from Airlie Beach, you will find the charming town of Proserpine, the Heart of Country Hospitality. Named by the explorer George Dalrymple, after Proserpina the goddess of grain and harvest, recognising the fertile qualities in the region.

    About today:

    Board the Spirit of Queensland, headed to Proserpine

    Join us on a relaxing 10-day Whitsunday Islands holiday. Board the Spirit of Queensland in Brisbane and enjoy an overnight train journey to Proserpine. Travelling between Brisbane and Cairns five times a week, the Spirit of Queensland redefines the modern rail travel experience with a comfortable and convenient way to access spectacular holiday destinations such as the Whitsundays.

    Sit back, relax and enjoy the modern seating, excellent entertainment options, and spectacular scenery along the way.

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    DAY 2
    PROSERPINE - AIRLIE BEACH (5 NIGHTS)

    Perfectly located in the heart of the Whitsundays region, the coastal town of Airlie Beach has long been a popular holiday destination.

    Your hire car:

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    6 days car hire

    Enjoy 6 days of car hire to explore the Whitsundays to your heart's content.

    (Car type is subject to availability.)

    About today:

    Arrive into gorgeous Airlie Beach

    Arrive into Proserpine in the late afternoon and enjoy a complimentary transfer to Airlie Beach.  While there are plenty of resorts around the islands, this small coastal town on the edge of the shimmering Coral Sea is the gateway to the Whitsundays’ biggest adventures, with so many wonders right on your doorstep that you can get to in just one day.

    Equal parts party paradise and low-key beach burb (depending on how you want to spend your time), Airlie Beach will put you in holiday mode from the get-go.

    After picking up your hire-car and checking into your accommodation, welcome your first evening and warm up your sea legs with a short sailing trip. The sunsets here are something else, so raise your glass to the first of many.  Back on dry land, dine tonight at Fish D’Vine, a local hotspot known for the best seafood and mojitos in town (serving over 100 kinds of rum).

    Enjoy the property's outdoor pool
    Relax in paradise
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    5 nights accommodation in Airlie Beach

    Spend 5 nights/6 days in this idyllic coastal town. Relax by the beach, spend your time kayaking and snorkeling, and enjoy the spectacular views in the evening.

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    Sunset Sail Dinner Cruise

    Slip into the sunset in the beautiful Whitsundays with a glass of bubbles and nibbles and return in the moonlight. Help set the sails or chill on deck and take in one of the best sunsets in the world right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

    (Optional AUD $75 Adult price)
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    DAY 3
    AIRLIE BEACH

    About today:

    Kayak through the crystal clear waters

    Explore fringing reefs and nearby islands

    After an early breakfast, jump straight into a half-day kayak tour, setting out from the mainland to explore fringing reefs and nearby islands. These turquoise waters and islands are home to an amazing diversity of marine and bird life including giant sea turtles and soaring eagles. Between the months of July and September, there is also a chance to encounter the magnificent humpback whales which arrive to give birth to their calves before returning to Antarctic waters.

    Enjoy a stop-over at White Rock, where there is time to swim, snorkel or kick back and relax. Cold drinks accompanied by a cheese and a fruit platter are provided, allowing you to refresh before your return to Airlie Beach.

    In the early afternoon, hit the road and head north to discover the beauty of the mainland. Your route will steer you along one of Queensland’s most scenic coastal drives to Cape Gloucester. You won’t find crowds here, but Coral Sea views, sandy beaches and the quiet townships of Dingo Beach and Hydeaway Bay.

    Once you’ve had your fill of beachcombing, make tracks toward Bowen. Stop by the Big Mango for that required photo, and explore the area before beginning the journey back to Airlie Beach.

    Clocking up beach time works up a serious appetite, so stop for dinner on the drive back to Airlie Beach at Bird’s Fish Bar in Bowen Fishermans Seafood Co. Right on the marina, this catch is trawler-to-table goodness, with BYO beer and wine.

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    Half-day Kayaking Tour

    Departing from Shute Harbour, you will spend the day kayaking over fringing coral reefs and exploring nearby tropical islands.

    (Optional AUD $90 Adult price)
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    DAY 4
    CEDAR CREEK FALLS

    About today:

    Enjoy a daytrip to the gorgeous Cedar Creek Falls

    Airlie Beach locals love their coffee – and the café culture here is as strong as the midday heat. Don’t miss breakfast at the Fat Frog Beach Café at Cannonvale Beach on the way out of town to start your day.

    You might think the Whitsundays is a palette of blues and whites, but today you’ll discover its lush green on a day trip to Cedar Creek Falls, about 40 minutes’ drive outside Airlie.

    Nestled into a natural rock amphitheatre in Conway National Park, this is one of the most refreshing swimming holes you’ll dip into – floating in the clear, cool water surrounded palm trees, cedar and flora. You can explore more of the national park along the hiking trails.

    Feast tonight at tropical Garden Bar Bistro: you’ll get a front row seat to sunset while sampling the Australian street-eats style menu.

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    DAY 5
    AIRLIE BEACH

    About today:

    Relax at leisure

    Today is all about kicking back and relaxing. After a delicious breakfast, the morning is yours. Take your pick from perusing the Airlie Beach Markets (held on the Esplanade on Saturday mornings), soaking up the sun at the Airlie Beach Lagoon or getting your legs moving on the Bicentennial Boardwalk (keep your eyes peeled for turtles and dugongs along the way). For something a bit more action-packed, enjoy a morning Rainforest Discovery tour. You’ll ride your own Segway through the lush Conway National Park rainforest.

    In the afternoon, consider an unforgettable jetski tour of the surrounding waters. Drive your own jetski out to view the Whitsunday Islands from the protection of the coastline, before exploring Airlie’s beautiful bays and enjoying some turtle spotting.

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    Airlie Beach Segway Tour

    Ride your own Segway through the spectacular Conway National Park rainforest, along the Whitsunday Great Walk. Surrounded by lush rainforest and flowing streams, our experienced tour guide will share interpretive commentary, highlighting the local flora and fauna and points of interest during the 9km round journey.

    (Optional AUD $139 Adult price)
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    Airlie Beach Jetski Tour

    This popular Airlie Beach jet ski tour is suitable for everyone - a perfect mix of adrenalin and eco adventure. Drive your own jetski out to view the Whitsunday Islands from the protection of the coastline, before exploring Airlie’s beautiful bays and enjoying some turtle spotting.

    (Optional AUD $220 Adult price)
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    DAY 6
    WHITEHAVEN BEACH

    About today:

    Snorkel and hike your way around Whitehaven Beach

    Spend today exploring the place that put the Whitsundays on the travel map, Whitehaven Beach, with an exciting snorkeling and hiking adventure.  

    On this full-day adventure, enjoy snorkelling around Hook Island including Mantaray Bay, Maureens Cove and other specially selected Whitsundays snorkelling spots, relax with the turquoise waters and white sands of Whitehaven Beach, and embark on a guided National Park walk to Hill Inlet lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven.

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    Whitehaven Beach Adventure

    This exciting day tour offers three amazing activities in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine Whitsundays snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks.

    (Optional AUD $169 Adult price)
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    DAY 7
    AIRLIE BEACH - DAYDREAM ISLAND (2 NIGHTS)

    Daydream Island Resort is situated in the pristine Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and is an ideal island destination for both families and couples.

    About today:

    Transfer to the luxurious Daydream Island

    The next two days are all about relaxing in luxury. Enjoy breakfast and say goodbye to Airlie Beach before transferring to gorgeous Daydream Island.  The heart of the Whitsundays, Daydream Island is the dream destination for all luxe travellers who love a bit of sun and sand. The island’s stunning crystal-clear blue coastline meets the whites of the sand, and the dewy greens of the picturesque rainforests, and amongst this natural playground is an endless list of things to do.

    Stay in the island’s resort for ocean views, buffet breakfasts, an outdoor cinema and glamorous vibes in every room. Once you get your fill of exploring the next-level resort, enjoy their free nature experiences that include kayaking, paddleboarding, and public fish feeding shows.

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    DAY 8
    DAYDREAM ISLAND

    About today:

    Stroll along sun-kissed coral beaches and simply relax

    Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Stroll along sun-kissed coral beaches whilst admiring the turquoise waters, relax by the resort’s pool, enjoy a spa-day, and much more. The resort offers so many activities, be sure to check-out the optional activities listed below:

    Discover the live reef: Daydream Island is home to a unique man-made lagoon where visitors of all ages, guided by professional staff, can experience the wonders of the deep through sight, sound and touch. Baby stingrays, sharks, and sea cucumbers are a few of the marine creatures available to handle in this wet wonderland.

    Scenic helicopter flight: With its own helipad on site, Daydream Island is the perfect place to set off on a scenic flight. Spot the famous heart reef, the magnificent Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, and the thousands of colours beneath the water’s surface - it’s an incomparable experience!

    Rejuvenation spa: To experience the utmost relaxation, the Rejuvenation Spa on Daydream Island is a must. This world class spa provides a holistic approach to wellbeing, offering the time-tested health benefits of naturopathy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and massage. Indulge in a Kahuna massage, or calm your senses with an aromatherapy session. Heal any woes with reiki, or experience the intense hydro-storm steam affusion shower. Try a combination of these incredible therapies, using the spa credit we’ve thrown in, just for you! No matter which treatment you choose, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

    Unforgettable views from the outdoor pool
    Beautiful rooms for you to enjoy
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    2 nights accommondation on Daydream Island

    Spend 2 nights in on the Whitsunday's luxurious island Daydream Island. The island's spectacular resort will have everything you desire and more to help you relax and enjoy this coastal paradise.

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    Reef rangers experience

    Daydream Island is home to a unique man-made lagoon where visitors of all ages, guided by professional staff, can experience the wonders of the deep through sight, sound and touch. Baby stingrays, sharks, and sea cucumbers are a few of the marine creatures available to handle in this wet wonderland.

    (Optional AUD $90 Adult price)
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    20-minute thrill Helicopter ride

    Take a sneak preview of what the Whitsunday’s has to offer! Enjoy the spectacular Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef with a scenic flight by helicopter over the crystal clear blue waters and breathtaking emerald green island.

    (Optional AUD $249 Adult price)
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    Rejuvination Spa traditional Kodo massage

    To experience the utmost relaxation, the Rejuvenation Spa on Daydream Island is a must. This world class spa provides a holistic approach to wellbeing, offering the time-tested health benefits of naturopathy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and massage. Indulge in a traditional 60-minute Kodo massage; this rhythmic body massage is inspired by traditional Aboriginal techniques which works tobalance and re-align energy flow, enhancing mind and body wellness. A combination of pressure points and spiraling movements ground and uplift, working to relieve muscular aches and pains while leaving the body renewed and refreshed.

    (Optional AUD $175 Adult price)
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    DAY 9
    DAYDREAM ISLAND - AIRLIE BEACH - PROSERPINE

    About today:

    Relax and create new memories

    Begin your journey back to Brisbane

    Today you begin your journey back to Brisbane. Spend your morning soaking up the sun and enjoying last minute experiences before returning to Airlie Beach and transferring to Proserpine, where you will board the Spirit of Queensland for the same overnight train journey that brought you to this coastal heaven. If you’re not done holidaying, consider extending your trip with a couple of days in tropical Cairns and Port Douglas.

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    DAY 10
    PROSERPINE - BRISBANE

    About today:

    Return home after an unforgettable getaway

    Arriving back into Brisbane, disembark the Spirit of Queensland and head home after an unforgettable coastal getaway. We’re sure you will be back.

    Accommodation

     

    All accommodation is carefully selected to meet the high standards defined by our accreditation system. Read about our accommodation rating standards and the methods used to assess quality.

    Select package type:

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from AUD $1,899pp twin-share [Save $1,214]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

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    Accommodation standards applied:

    Airlie Beach

    Enjoy the property's outdoor pool

    Relax in paradise

    Spend 5 nights/6 days in this idyllic coastal town. Relax by the beach, spend your time kayaking and snorkeling, and enjoy the spectacular views in the evening.

    Example Property Type:
    Hotel
    Minimum Standard:
    Silver standard

    About this

    Silver standard: Self/externally rated as 3.5 to 4.5 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 70 to 80% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. High to very high standard of accommodation including quality king or queen-sized bedding, quality room decor, views from some or most rooms where available, very good range and quality of facilities. Praise for staff or host(s) is mentioned in some reviews. The hotel is in a safe, central location, near to the main places of interest and offers above-average design. Is very good, to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.1 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Hotel room

    Daydream Island

    Unforgettable views from the outdoor pool

    Beautiful rooms for you to enjoy

    Spend 2 nights in on the Whitsunday's luxurious island Daydream Island. The island's spectacular resort will have everything you desire and more to help you relax and enjoy this coastal paradise.

    Example Property Type:
    Resort
    Minimum Standard:
    Gold standard

    About this

    Gold standard: Self/externally rated as 4 to 5 stars. Average guest rating 4.3 or higher with 70 to 80%+ 4 to 5-star recent reviews. Very high standard of accommodation including luxury bedding options, top-class to luxury room decor, views from some or most rooms where available, high quality finishes and a wide range of facilities. Very high praise for staff or host(s) is mentioned in reviews. The hotel is in a safe, central location, surrounded by places of interest and offers an authentic local experience in design. Is very good to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.0 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Hotel room

    Carefully selected accommodation:

    Hotel Standards

    Read about our accommodation rating standards and the methods used to assess quality.


    Shown above are examples of the type and quality of accommodation to be supplied. When ready to proceed, we will confirm available accommodation at that time including any examples given here where possible. Any changes to accommodation will be approved by you prior to bookings being placed. Actual accommodation might need to be changed subject to availability and with the aim of working within the package price.

    FAQ's for This Package

    Flights are not included in this package. The trip starts from Brisbane. If required, we'll happily price flights for you to suit your requirements along with transfers to and from the airport once the number of travelers is known. If you have accumulated Australian Escapes Free Flights vouchers, these can be used to reduce the overall price (limits will apply).

    This is a self-guided package and there is no minimum number of people. Some organised activities are included in the Ruby package class. Let us know what you have in mind and we will advise accordingly.

    Accommodation is supplied in both destinations on the included itinerary. They will be hotel or resort-style accommodation rated Silver standard or above. This means, very high quality accommodation. Bedding is arranged to suit the number of persons staying. All accommodation is subject to change subject according to availability however it will be as central as possible and very high quality.

    All listed activities are included in the Ruby package. Refer to the itinerary for the Sapphire package. All activities are optional for that package class.

    General Tour Package FAQ's

    All tours can be operated on a "Group-guided" basis. A complete "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" manual is supplied to the group leader (trip organizer). Included is a comprehensive daily itinerary, driver instructions and information about each part of your tour to enable you to provide entertaining commentary. Also included are checklists and reminders about daily tasks. The end-result is easy-flowing trip organisation, fewer issues and very happy tour participants. Overall it means less stress and a lot more fun for everyone.

    If a tour director is supplied in an example tour package it will be shown as an inclusion. But this is very flexible and if not included as standard, can be arranged if preferred. If you are part of a social group such as Probus, the trip organiser will often enjoy taking on this role. We provide comprehensive information and guidance for "hands-on" trip organisers. This includes a "how-to" guide and starter information about the places visited on the tour.

    Yes, definitely. All charter tour packages are simply "templates" as a starting point for customising a tour to suit. We then we apply the discounts available to you, your club or corporate group.

    All tour packages are flexible. Various options are already published. (See the Pricing section for the tour you are interested in.) "Join departure" tour types are tours where you can join a tour group leaving on various departure dates. This suit couples and singles. If you represent a club or other group, please click the "Enquiry" button to request pricing for an exclusive charter to suit your group.

    See a list of standard inclusions on the package details page. Some packages have two or three different package classes with different inclusions. Select the optional package class to see included activities. Optional activities are shown separately. Your travel consultant will discuss optional activities with you so you can decide what to include or leave out of your itinerary. You can also swap and change activities. A price variance might apply.

    "Self-guided" (self-drive) is a trip designed for singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people (such as two to four couples) traveling together using a single car or 7 to 12-seater van depending on group size. It means that you drive yourself on the trip. "Group-guided" means the tour is for a larger group on a bus with a professional driver and the group leader (trip organizer) as tour director. A professional tour director can be supplied if required. A "fully-guided" bus tour is operated by a driver-guide or tour director. There are usually preset departures that you can join. Fully-guided tours can also be arranged exclusively for a group and this is called a "group charter".

    We will recommend accommodation to meet your preferences. All accommodation is selected using our exclusive hotel rating system. You can then change the accommodation if preferred. Often you will also have a choice of accommodation types at the recommended accommodation properties. We'll find out your preferences in the early stages of planning your trip.

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    FAQ: Tour package types and flexibility

    What is a "Self-guided" tour?

    This means you are in full control of your trip including driving. You will have a rental car (uncluded in the package) to get you around. The vehicle size varies according to preference and/or group size. Self-guided is aimed at singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people.

    Our job is to organise most things for you in advance saving you a lot of time, stress and money. You'll receive a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information plus a FREE Lonely Planet guide to fill in the gaps. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and to do things spontaneously.

    What is a "Group-guided" tour?

    Group-guided is aimed at groups of 12 or more people. "Group-guided" means you or another person runs the tour as would a tour director. A tour coach and professional driver is supplied.

    The included "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" helps you run the tour, plus you receive a FREE Lonely Planet guide. Included is a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information as a well as a driver itinerary.

    We organise all aspects of the trip in advance saving you a lot of time and money and ensuring a smooth travel experience. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously.

    What is a "Fully-guided" tour?

    Fully-guided tours are aimed at larger groups on a charter basis, the same as "Group-guided", except that the tour is run by a professional tour director.

    Transport is a tour coach and professional driver. We organise all aspects of the trip in advance saving you a lot of time and money and ensuring a smooth travel experience. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously. A fully-guided tour means everyone can relax including the trip organiser.

    What is a "Join departure" tour?

    You join a fully-guided tour that starts on an available departure date. Small and large groups can join a departure, however the tour is focused on the interests of the broader group. You can appoint a leader specifically for your group if preferred to focus on separate interests.

    The tour is run by a professional tour director. Transport can vary from a 8 to 12-seater commuter bus, driven by the tour director, up to a 54-seat luxury coach with professional driver. We organise all aspects of the trip in advance and there is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously.

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