Brisbane | Australia
FROM: USD $2,595 pp

Take in some of the main highlights of the Australian East Coast in just a week on this 7-day escorted tour travelling from Brisbane to Cairns. Explore Queensland's capital on an orientation tour, cruise the picture-postcard Whitsundays and enjoy plenty of time for relaxation at Airlie Beach, Mission Beach and Whitehaven. Tour the majestic Atherton Tablelands and tick a big one off your bucket list with an unforgettable snorkelling experience at the Great Barrier Reef.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Brisbane - Begin your adventure in the capital of Queensland, with time for an orientation walk of the city
Whitsundays - Cruise around this stunning group of islands, stop at famous Whitehaven Beach and snorkel in the clear ocean
Great Barrier Reef - Snorkel amongst the corals and tropical fish at one of the world's more famous and fragile natural wonders
Airlie Beach - Unwind with free time to soak up some sun and explore this famous resort town
Atherton Tablelands - Take a dip under a plunging waterfall, see the crater Lake Eacham and admire the famous Curtain Fig Tree

Included

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 1 dinner
Escorted by an expert local guide
Economy class flight from Brisbane - Airlie Beach
Whitsundays Island day cruise with snorkelling
Great Barrier Reef day cruise on a glass bottomed boat, including snorkelling
6 nights 3-4 star hotels
All transportation in private, air-conditioned vehicles
Orientation walking tour in Brisbane
Atherton Tablelands tour
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights and visas
Additional meals and drinks unless specified
Optional activities & additional attractions unless specified above
Airport transfers
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Brisbane

Welcome to Brisbane, capital of Queensland, also known by many locals as Bris-Vegas. The city will host the 2032 Summer Olympics. This relaxed, sunny, and buzzing city truly represents the quintessential Australian spirit. Meet your guide and group in the hotel reception at 6pm before we head out to get a feel of the city. We take a short walk along the Brisbane River and you can then explore its surroundings independently.
Overnight: Brisbane

Day 2

Fly to Airlie Beach

Brisbane - Airlie Beach. This morning we head to the airport for our included flight to Airlie Beach, a beautiful destination in the Whitsundays. The rest of the day is free, and full of possibilities. You can wander around the town, discover a trendy bar, or even explore the nearby local swimming hole, it's up to you!
Overnight: Airlie Beach  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Whitsundays cruise

Today we're enjoying a fun and picturesque morning cruise around the picturesque islands of the Whitsundays. Our itinerary includes a visit to the renowned Whitehaven beach, which boasts stunning white sands, crystal clear blue waters, and lush greenery. For a more immersive experience, you can go snorkelling to explore the vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish and turtles. Returning to dry land, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Airlie Beach  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Mission Beach

Airlie Beach - Mission Beach. Today, we will experience a change of scenery as we travel through rolling cane fields to the charming coastal resort of Mission Beach. In the afternoon, there is ample time to relax and appreciate the crystal-clear waters and breathtaking vistas. Take advantage of this opportunity to catch up on your reading or simply unwind by the pool with a refreshing drink in hand, immersing yourself in the beauty of this tropical paradise.
Overnight: Mission Beach  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Atherton Tablelands to Cairns

Mission Beach - Cairns. Start your day by enjoying a delicious breakfast before we embark on a journey through the lush wet tropics of Far North Queensland. On our way to the Atherton Tablelands, we will come across a breathtaking plunge waterfall hidden within a dense tropical rainforest. Here, you can take a refreshing dip in the cool water and keep an eye out for the native platypus!

Continuing our adventure, we will visit Lake Eacham, a stunning crater lake known for its crystal-clear water. Don't miss the opportunity to marvel at the impressive 'Curtain Fig Tree' during our visit. We end the day in Cairns, where we spend the night.
Overnight: Cairns  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Great Barrier Reef snorkelling

Today may go down as the highlight of your Australia tour, as we embark on a cruise aboard a glass-bottomed boat to the UNESCO-protected Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most renowned natural wonders. Don your mask and snorkel and head below the waves to see shoals of colorful fish, rays, turtles and perhaps even a curious shark or two!

Throughout the journey, our knowledgeable guides will offer insights on reef conservation and about the species you see. Our top-notch vessel will provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience, and you can also join optional scuba diving if you would like to go a little deeper down to the reef. Back on dry land, there is an included group dinner tonight in Cairns, where we are sure to reflect on our incredible experience!
Overnight: Cairns  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Cairns Farewell

Our tour concludes at Cairns, marking the end of an unforgettable voyage with your fellow tourists.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 4 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $2,595
USD $3,275
USD $2,595
USD $3,275
USD $2,595
USD $3,275
USD $2,595
USD $3,275
USD $2,595
USD $3,275
USD $2,595
USD $3,275
USD $2,595
USD $3,275
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $2,595
USD $3,275
USD $2,595
USD $3,275
USD $2,595
USD $3,275
USD $2,595
USD $3,275
USD $2,595
USD $3,275
USD $2,595
USD $3,275

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

The Point Brisbane Hotel, Brisbane

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located at Kangaroo Point and offering sweeping views of the Brisbane River, this well-located hotel comes equipped with a palm-fringed pool, fitness centre and free Wi-Fi. Australian cuisine is served at the onsite Lamberts Restaurant and a buffet breakfast is served daily, whilst there's also a bar and lounge for drinks. All rooms are ensuite, with air-conditioning, flat screen TV and a pillow menu for added comfort.

Mantra Club Croc, Airlie Beach

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located within a 5-minute drive of Airlie Beach and a 10-minute walk from the beach, Mantra Club Croc is housed in a traditional Queensland building and boasts a tropical atmosphere throughout. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in public areas and there's an outdoor pool and spa, manicured gardens, a bar and bistro specializing in seafood for guests to enjoy. Palm trees rise up around the pool and the outdoor areas are lush and tropical. Accommodation is tasteful and modern, with private balconies in some rooms, air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, minifridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Adjoining rooms can also be accommodated on request.

Mission Beach Resort, Mission Beach

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a 5-minute walk from bliss Wongaling Beach, Mission Beach Resort is equipped with four outdoor swimming pools set amongst tropical gardens. The Fernery Bistro is open for lunch and dinner, offering a range of Western cuisine, and there are two bars with pool table, gaming and other entertainment. Rooms all offer a private balcony featuring either pool or garden views. Rooms are ensuite with flat screen TV, fridge, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Crystalbrook Flynn, Cairns

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

One of the best accommodation options in Cairns, the Crystalbrook Flynn hotel offers 311 well-appointed rooms, many of which face out to the Coral Sea, equipped with balconies in which to enjoy the sunset. Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered throughout, rooms are equipped with an Apple iPad control centre and 55 inch TV. Guests can enjoy complimentary movies, blackout blinds, air-con and a Nespresso machine in their room. There are a range of dining and drinking options both at the hotel and on the nearby Cairns Esplanade boardwalk, and a glass swimming pool to enjoy.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Brisbane
Ends
Cairns
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3-4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 1
Countries
Minimum Age
18
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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