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7 day Reef & Rainforest
Prices From £439


Self Drive Tours
Discover Australia’s spectacular underwater world and untamed jungle with the 7 day Reef & Rainforest self-drive tour. Basing yourself in Cairns, you will explore the rainforests and pretty waterfalls of Cape Tribulation and the Atherton Tablelands before arriving at Mission Beach to dive beneath its crystalline waters and swim amongst the incredible reef.
Departure Dates Daily
Includes 6 nights’ accommodation in standard hotels
‘Compact’ category car hire rental from Avis
Self-drive kit, including maps and instructions
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Days 1: Cairns - Port Douglas (67 km)
Today is a short drive along the coast. Make time to stop for lunch at the picturesque town of Palm Cove before continuing along the highways to the beautiful tropical town of Port Douglas. Enjoy the humidity with a cold drink at one of the local bars, or even by the pool. 
  • Standard: Villa San Michele - 1 Bedroom Apartment
  • Superior: Meridian Port Douglas - Studio Premier

Days 2: Port Douglas
Spend a day at leisure in Port Douglas, maybe take a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef or explore the nearby Mossman Gorge. 
  • Standard: Villa San Michele - 1 Bedroom Apartment
  • Superior: Meridian Port Douglas

Days 3: Port Douglas - Atherton Tablelands (135 km)
Today your journey takes you inland to Mareeba, where you can savour the region's aromatic coffee before heading west to the Atherton Tablelands. The flora on the Atherton Tablelands is a lovely tropical green most of the year due to the high rainfall in the area. 
  • Standard: Atherton Blue Gum - Superior Room
  • Superior: Tinaroo Lake Resort - 1 Bedroom Superior Lake View

Day 4: Atherton Tablelands
Highlights of the Atherton Tablelands include the deep blue waters of extinct volcano crater lakes - Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham and the amazing Curtain Fig Tree. Travel to Millaa Millaa, where you can start your rainforest drive of the Waterfall Circuit, an essential part of any visit to the Atherton Tablelands, Short walks lead to viewing areas and swimming holes at Millaa Millaa Falls, Elinjaa Falls and Zillie Falls. 
  • Standard: Atherton Blue Gum - Superior Room
  • Superior: Tinaroo Lake Resort - 1 Bedroom Superior Lake View

Day 5: Atherton Tablelands - Mission Beach
Today your journey takes you south, take a small detour onto the Old Bruce Highway and travel through Mena Creek to visit the intriguing Paronella Park. Continue south to Cardwell and Ingham. Townsville is a modern, tropical city and the capital of North Queensland. 
  • Standard: Castaway Resort at Mission Beach - Rainforest Resort Room
  • Superior: Castaway Resort at Misson Beach - Beachfront Coral Sea Room

Day 6: Mission Beach
A day at leisure to explore the region, why not venture over to Magnetic Island and experience the beauty of the beaches and discover what the National Park has to offer. 
  • Standard: Castaway Resort at Mission Beach - Rainforest Resort Room
  • Superior: Castaway Resort at Mission Beach - Beachfront Resort Room

Day 7: Mission Beach - Cairns (139 km)
Today you will drive through the country town of AInnisfail on your way to the small city of Cairns. Indulge in a spot of shopping, a walk around the lagoon or even take a side trip up the small town of Kuranda and experince the local daily markets. 

Note no accommodation is included tonight but your car is booked until tomorrow and should be return to Cairns city or airport by the same time as it was picked up on day 1 to avoid any additional charges.


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