Trip reference number: 7946

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Tablelands, Reef & Rainforest Self-Drive

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Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and a stay in Daintree Rainforest, and see Northern Queensland's rich wildlife in some lesser known places on this comprehensive self-drive trip.

Inland you visit the fascinating Crater Lakes National Park en route to the Atherton Tablelands, before continuing to Mareeba Wetlands for fantastic birding and an opportunity to see many iconic animals. You'll also experience the Outback to see ancient rock art and hear the stories of Dreamtime. However, the undoubted highlights are the four days aboard a comfortable vessel to see the extraordinary marine life of the Great Barrier Reef and the time spent exploring the world's most ancient rainforest at Daintree.

Suggested itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 3: Arrive Cairns
  3. Day 4: Relax on the beach north of Cairns
  4. Day 5: Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef; Thetford Reef & Sudbury Cay
  5. Day 6: Hinchinbrook Channel & beach BBQ on Pelorus Island
  6. Day 7: Visit Dunk’s Island & Nathan Reef
  7. Day 8: Disembark in Cairns & drive to Malanda, Atherton Tablelands
  8. Day 9: Explore Atherton Tablelands
  9. Day 10: Explore Atherton Tablelands; drive to Mareeba Wetlands; boat trip
  10. Day 11: Drive to Cooktown
  11. Days 12-13: Explore Cooktown & surrounding area
  12. Day 14: Drive to Daintree National Park
  13. Day 15: Explore Daintree National Park
  14. Day 16: Drive to Cairns & depart
  15. Day 17: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Apr to Nov
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £4,195 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £3,195 pp
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Nature drive
    • Panga ride
    • Photography
    • Scuba diving
    • Sea kayaking
    • Swimming
    • Walking

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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