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A Cruise Ship on the Mainland

Relax without packing, unpacking and long drives everyday.

Nearly every day a 9.00am start

All meals including morning and afternoon tea

Some free time in the afternoon

Approx. 6pm dinner

Itinerary

Pickup at Mackay airport and we drive up the beautiful Pioneer Valley to Pinnacle Pub for lunch, it boosts that it has the worlds famous pie.
Up the Great Dividing Range to Broken River Retreat, nestled in Australia’s largest Rain Forrest.
You will have some free time, late afternoon we go for a small walk, very friendly with concrete paths. We will have a tour with a national park ranger, beside the lodge is Broken River which is home to the platypus.
It is the best place in the world to view them.  The ranger will tell you all about the rainforest animals and fauna. Back to the lodge for a welcome dinner.
Meals included – Lunch and dinner
After breakfast we go for a drive around stopping for a very friendly 15-minute walk in the rainforest, concrete paths, spectacular views over the Pioneer Valley.
We go to Eungella Dam, boil the billy, and have a picnic lunch, back to the lodge for some free time and our first game of bingo.
We have 2 games with a prize of $250 each. A pleasant evening in the lodge where we get to know one another having dinner.
Meals included – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
We go down the Great Diving Range to the awarding winning Sugar Shack and have a guided tour learning all about the sugar cane industry.
It has a small distillery where you can taste test a boutique rum, we then do a photo stop at Hay Point, one of the worlds largest coal loading ports, it could have up to 40 ships at anchor.
Mackay we will have a look at its highlights and go to the Botanical Gardens to do a tour to discover some of the amazing plants that makes up a living collection and the ones that are at risk in the wild. Perhaps spot some of the native birds, bees and butterflies the gardens home too.
Lunch at the café,  relax take in the view and local wildlife from the shady alfresco deck. We then head to the prettiest town in Australia Airlie Beach.  A bit of free time before dinner.
Meals included – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
A relaxing day around Airlie Beach, we start with the local markets which is on the beautiful foreshore. We drive through the Conway National Park to look at the stunning views of Shute Harbour, we will stop at the lookout boil the billy for morning tea.
We then go to the bowls club, have some lunch and play bingo. There will be 2 prizes of $250 to be won, we then have some free time before we go out to dinner.
That night we go to Airlie Beach’s best restaurant Paradiso, overlooking the Coral Sea. We will have a private function room, with tapas and a complementary cocktail.
Meals included – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
A Hydeaway Bay tour which is a hidden gem of the Whitsundays, the prettiest stop in Australia.
We have lunch at a beachside restaurant which has a selection of everything specialising in seafood.  The rest of the day is free, dinner at La Marina which over looks the Port of Airlie.
We will have a pizza and pasta night with a complementary drink on arrival.
Meals included – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
You have 2 options.
A boat ride over to the world acclaimed Hamilton Island where you will do a tour around the island on a hop on hop off bus. Those that want to can have a drink at the swim up bar, have something to eat on main street.
You can be back on the mainland approx. 3pm, the other option is Hamilton Island and the worlds number 1 beach Whitehaven with its pure silica sand a much bigger day not getting back till 6pm you will have your dinner at your accommodation.
Meals included – Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Prices and Bookings

Book with Confidence, Guests requesting a cancelation due to Covid will be issued a full refund for any tours booked with Reef N Beyond.

10 day package

9 nights

$4490 per person twin share $900 single supplement – 18th May 2022 22nd June 2022 17th August 2022 7th September 2022

Flexible travel dates – The booking is subject to final confirmation and we will contact you within 7 business days of purchase to provide this final confirmation. If the selected dates cannot be secured an alternative date can be selected. In the event no available dates are suitable, a full refund will be provided. Please do not make any connecting travel arrangements until you have received final confirmation from us.

Package commences and concludes in Mackay

Tour exclusions

Airport transfers are an optional extra. Please select this option when booking

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.

This package does not include travel insurance, we highly obtaining recommend travel insurance when travelling

Important information

What to bring: clothes, beach towel, toiletries, hat, swimwear, sunscreen, jacket/sweater, camera, sunglasses, running shoes or sandals for island walks, cash or credit card for onboard purchases.

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