Queensland Islands & Rainforest

This sun-drenched adventure begins with a visit to the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef and takes you to the lush, each-lined rainforests of Cairns before finishing off with a trip to the pristine shores of Hamilton Island.

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6 Days from $2,878* per person, twin share 

Guided Holiday | Hamilton Island to Cairns


  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Meals:
    •  5 Full Buffet Breakfasts
    •  1 Lunch
    •  2 Dinners with Wine
  • Airport transfers (flights not included)
    •  Day 1 - Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Hamilton Island Airport
    •  Day 6 - Flights to depart anytime from Cairns Airport


  • Choose your island lifestyle at Hamilton Island. Take a ferry to famous Whitehaven Beach or hike up to Passage Peak followed by a dip in the pool. You have the freedom to roam around just the way you like.
  • Dive into the ocean and discover the Great Barrier Reef or view the coral from a glass-bottom boat.
  • Explore Cairns how you want. From exploring the night markets to wandering along the Esplanade.
  • Through contributios to the Great Barrier Reef conservation through Marine Park fees you help protect the reef.

Tour Code: QHC


Day 1: Welcome to Hamilton Island

Welcome to Hamilton Island one of 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsundays. You’ll be surrounded by pristine beaches, and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life! You’ll meet your Travel Director this evening for a run-down of your next few days.

Hotel: Reef View Hotel, 2 nights

Day 2: Hamilton Island

At Hamilton Island the day is yours to indulge and relax by the pool or on the beach – you may prefer to hire a buggy to explore the island or tee off in paradise against the magnificent backdrop of an azure ocean. Or perhaps the famous Whitehaven Beach beckons. Take an optional cruise aboard a catamaran to this slice of paradise, where you can simply relax on the beach, take a swim, or get involved in some fun beach activities.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Hamilton Island - Mission Beach

This morning you’ll board a ferry back to mainland and continue north along the Bruce Highway. Your destination for the night is Mission Beach where you’ll stay with views over the ocean. Magic!

Hotel: Castaways Resort & Spa

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4: Mission Island - Cairns

This morning there will be time to take a walk along the shore and feel the golden sand between your toes before you depart. Today you’ll travel through the high tropical plateau known as the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes abound. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the famous Curtain Fig Tree. Keep an eye out for the spectacular Ulysses Butterfly while you’re there. Continue to Kuranda where you’ll stop around lunch time. Enjoy some free time to explore the village in the rainforest. From Kuranda you will take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway high above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park before arriving at your hotel in Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. 

Hotel: Pacific Hotel Cairns, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: The Great Barrier Reef

Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. The world heritage listed reef is the only living organism you can see from the moon. Imagine that! You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up- close (equipment provided) and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the glass bottom boat. Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns in the late afternoon. Tonight, is your farewell dinner at restaurant on Cairns Harbour.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 6: Farewell from Cairns

Your wonderful holiday concludes after breakfast when you bid farewell to your fellow travellers.

Included Meals: Breakfast


*Terms and Conditions: Price correct as of 27 July 2021. Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation. Flights are not included. Dates and itineraries are valid until 31 December 2021. Beyond 31 December 2021 dates and itineraries are indicative only. Prices, itineraries and inclusions are subject to availability and can change at any time without notice. Booking, payment and cancellation conditions apply. Contact your travel agent for full details. SUPPLIER: AAT Kings