11 Day Tour – Cairns to the Whitsundays

This tour follows the spectacular Coastline of North Queensland, show casing Australia’s most beautiful locations

…..The Great Barrier Reef

…..Tropical Islands

…..The #1 beach in the World, Whitehaven Beach

…..Colourful marina life

…..Tropical rainforests

…..Heritage listed parks plus so much more

We use small buses which makes a good personalized tour.


  • Welcome Dinner
  • Great Barrier Reef Boat Cruise
  • Magnificent Rainforest of North Qld, the Daintree
  • Kuranda Sky Rail
  • Kuranda Rainforest Markets
  • Army duck ride
  • Millaa Millaa Falls
  • 500-Year-Old Curtain Fig
  • Parenella Park, QLD’s number 1 attraction
  • Mungalla Station
  • Italian Indulgence
  • Mission Beach
  • 2 night stay on Magnetic Island
  • Magnetic Island Koalas in the wild
  • Cultural experience with the oldest living culture in the world
  • Beautiful Airlie Beach
  • Whitehaven beach, worlds #1 beach
  • Commentary on the history of the Australian aboriginal
  • Whitsunday Island Boat Cruise
  • A chance to spot Humpback whales in the winter migration season


Pickup at Cairns Airport or the Train Station, a tour around the world class holiday destination.

Welcome dinner at Little Ricardos.

Overnight – Queens Court

Meals included – Dinner

Option A and B

Option A – Green Island

Our half day tours allow you to enjoy the beauty of Green Island when short on time or simply want to get to the reef for a couple of hours, whilst our full day tours allow flexibility so you can enjoy your time at the Great Barrier Reef whilst maximising your time on this fabulous tropical island.

Option B – Great Barrier Reef trip

Travel on the most luxurious Reef Vessel in Australia and discover some of the most spectacular destinations in the outer Great Barrier Reef at 2 exclusive moorings. 5 hours to snorkel and explore the famous national park. Includes a Aussie buffet lunch, glass of wine and canapés’.

We will drop you off at the esplanade for you to find a restaurant for dinner.

Overnight – Queens Court

Meals included – Breakfast and Lunch

A magnificent sky railway journey over the top of the Rainforest to historic Kuranda. Explore Kuranda Raintree Markets, see the Barron Falls,  we travel on an Army Duck and visit the Aboriginal Culture Centre. Option to also visit a Butterfly Sanctuary, Koala Gardens, Bird World,

In the afternoon we will visit Millaa Millaa waterfalls and a heritage listed 500-year-old Curtain Fig.

Set on 16 acres, the Historic Village Herberton is a tin mining town with shops, pub, bank, chemist, grocer, printer and garage. There are more than 50 restored period buildings making this outdoor museum the most significant in Queensland.

Peterson Creek Wildlife & Botanical Walking Track is located in the heart of Yungaburra where you may be able to view platypus, a rare Lumholtz Tree-Kangaroo, the unique ‘Lloyd’s Suspension Bridge’, historical objects and more.

Yungaburra is a picturesque village, largely unchanged since 1910. With 18 heritage-listed buildings, it is the biggest National Trust village in Queensland.

Overnight – Yungaburra

Meals included – Breakfast and dinner

We journey south through the sugarcane and banana farms. We stop at QLD’s number 1 tourist attraction Paronella Park, a castle build beside Mena Creek Falls where we have a picnic lunch. It has tennis courts, bridges and a tunnel. Rap it up in an amazing range of 7,500 tropical plants, now a lush rainforest.

This evening we venture back to the coast. Nestled between two World Heritage-listed wonders, the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics, Mission Beach is full of unspoilt nature and the birthplace of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and is the closest access point for the reef, less than 40km offshore. A Scenic coastal drive where we might be lucky to spot a Cassowary on the beach. Enjoy the fresh air and amazing surrounds while we have drinks and nibbles.

Overnight – Mission Beach

Meals included – Breakfast and dinner

Mungalla Station. Come and meet the Nywaigi Aboriginal people, the Aboriginal traditional owners of the lands around Ingham in North Queensland. Experience our rich culture and history. Learn of the often brutal conflict between Nywaigi Aboriginal people and European settlers that shaped the destiny of North Queensland.

Try your hand at throwing a boomerang and making it come back.

From here we experience another culture while we delve into an Italian indulgence for lunch before we set out sights on Magnetic island, just of the coast of Townsville

On our way to the Magnetic Island Ferry we will tour down the strand and the beautiful waterfront of Townsville.

Overnight – Magnetic Island

Meals included – Breakfast and dinner

Magnetic Island, our tropical island paradise. Boasting a unique natural environment of palm-fringed beaches, large granite boulders, hoop pines, sandy beaches and fringing coral reefs. See the koalas in the wild and spend time relaxing. An easy to get around island with the hop on / hop off buses.

Explore at your own leisure any of the many attractions,

  • During the summer months (December to February) sea turtles nest on the beaches.
  • 24 kilometres (15 miles) of walking tracks.
  • Follow the 1.2-kilometre (0.75-mile) Hawkings Track for views across the island
  • Relax on one of the 23 beaches on Magnetic Island
  • The 1.5-hour Forts Walk includes World War II forts, incredible views and sometimes even a koala or two. Along the way, you may find rock art or shell middens – physical reminders of the Wulgurukaba people, who have lived on the island and mainland for thousands of years.

Overnight – Magnetic island

Meals included – Breakfast and dinner

After we catch the ferry back to the mainland where we will venture down the coast stopping over in Bowen where we will have a seafood lunch on one of her beautiful beaches, then explore the town and point out locations where parts of the famous movie ‘Australia’ was filmed. Before we leave Bowen we will take in the scenery at the 360° lookout over looking Gloucester Islands, The coral Sea and the beautiful inland region.

Airlie Beach is a very picturesque town with the Conway National Park as its backdrop, the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands for its spectacular views. A tour around town showing the highlights, stopping at a couple of lookouts for great photos before we arrive at your accommodation.

Overnight – Airlie Beach

Meals included – Breakfast and dinner

Your choice to todays activities

Option 1:

A fast boat to Whitehaven Beach, number 1 beach in the world which boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world.  A bush walk to a viewing platform that overlooks Hill Inlet, the 3rd most photographed place in Australia.  Snorkel the fringe reefs of the Whitsunday Islands, you may be lucky and snorkel with a turtle or see the majestic humpback whale during the migration season.

Option 2:

A boat trip through the Whitsunday islands to Hamilton Island, jump on a hop on hop off bus to explore the island, after lunch, you are taken across to the famous Whitehaven Beach #1 beach in the world.

Overnight – Airlie Beach

Meals included – Breakfast and lunch

A day to explore the beautiful coastal town, Airlie Beach.

Take a stroll along the 4km coastal bicentennial boardwalk, relax in the freshwater lagoon or fill your day with one of the following options we can book for you

Some options for you to choose from (at additional cost).

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Scenic flight over the islands and reef

Fishing Trip

Hamilton day trip

Tuk Tuk Progressive Dinner Tour

Guided Jetski safari

Airlie Beach Trike Tour

Segway Rainforest Discovery Tour

Mountain bike riding – Ancient rainforest trail

Overnight – Airlie Beach

Meals included – Breakfast and dinner

Depart from Airlie Beach with a tour guide and informative commentary in an air-conditioned bus

Visit Cedar Creek Falls. Which flows in the wet season and is a beautiful waterhole in the dry season. Get to know the history surrounding the area of the oldest living culture in the world and enjoy a relaxing dip in the water

Learn about the oldest living culture in the world, the Australian Aboriginal. Where did they come from, how and when they got here, what they believed in, their bush tucker and medicine. Why they didn’t change anything in 70 thousand years and how they protected the future.

Relax with a coffee at the Whitsunday Gold Coffee plantation, one of Australia’s largest coffee plantation’s

and locally hidden locations up at Hydeaway bay and Dingo Beach with beautiful beaches and island views.

Overnight – Airlie Beach

Meals included – Breakfast and dinner

Time to absorb the last few hours of the tropical north before you set off home.

To fill the morning why not a game of golf. Perfect your skills on the putting greens and of course, enjoy a round on our par 3, 18 hole course for a challenging, healthy fun for a couple of hours. (golf is at an additional cost).

Meals included – Breakfast

This tour can be reversed, Mackay to Cairns.



Prices and Bookings

11 day tour

10 Nights’ Accommodation

20 Meals

$4,595 per person twin share $1000 single supplement

Next tour departs –

– 15th October 2022

– 2nd November 2022

– 8th September 2022 (These dates can be reversed)

– 26th October 2022 (These dates can be reversed)

Airport & Train Pickup

Experienced Driver Guide & Airport Transfers

Tour commences in Cairns

Tour concludes in the Whitsundays

Tour inclusions

Return airport transfers

Tour transfers

Welcome Dinner

Tour exclusions

This holiday package does not include all meals (see itinerary), thus not restricting you to one place for a meal. Reef N Beyond will give you a pamphlet with discounts at some of the best restaurants in Airlie Beach.

Important Information

Accommodation is subject to change due to availability.

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