6 DAY GREAT BARRIER REEF HIGHLIGHTS

Looking for some beautiful beaches, epic coastal walks, wondrous wildlife and lazy days snorkelling, swimming and eating? This is the trip for you. Journeying from the spotless sands of Whitehaven, one of Queensland's most stunning beaches, to the captivating charms of Magnetic island, this trip will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and with plenty of instagram moments. 
Tour Departure: 12 Dec '20, 09 Jan'21, 23 Jan'21, 20 Feb'21, 06 Mar'21 & 20 Mar'21

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Day 1 Arrive Airlie Beach
Hello Airlie Beach! This tropical paradise is the perfect place to kick off our adventure. Our trip starts at 12pm at Base Backpackers where we'll meet our fellow Aussie adventurers. Then we'll bond over a delicious welcome dinner before a free night to explore this laid-back tropical town.
Meal Included:
Dinner
Day 2 The Whitsundays
Is there anywhere in the world more beautiful than the Whitsundays? We think not. With 74 perfect islands at your fingertips, an open sea calling your name, today you'll get to explore one of the worlds most lusted-after holiday destinations with a day trip to the spotless Whitehaven Beach, including snorkelling and lunch. This is as close to heaven as you can find on planet earth.
Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activities Included:
Swim, snorkel, eat & repeat as you sail across the breathtaking Whitsundays to Whitehaven beach
Day 3 The Whitsundays
We've got a free day in Airlie Beach today! This vibrant hub of the Whitsundays is ours to explore. We could get out onto the waters, kick back on the beach sipping something sweet or explore the cute boutiques, bistros and alfresco restaurants that adorn the seafront. It's a hard life.
Day 4 The Whitsundays to Magnetic Island via Townsville
Whitsundays Another day, another island adventure awaits. We'll board a train this morning heading for Townsville.
After soaking up some East Coast scenery on our train journey, we'll hop on a ferry headed towards the spellbinding Magnetic Island.
Magnetic Island is an apt name for this captivating isle, with its coastal walking trails and gum trees teeming with lazy koala bears. We'll have plenty of time to explore, try some water sports in the bright turquoise waters or meet some of the local marsupials. But this evening, we'll enjoy some champagne (our treat) and watch the sunset over the bay. Blissful or what?
Activities Included:
Watch the vibrant sunset on Magnetic Island with a glass of champagne
Day 5 Magnetic Island
We have a whole day on this paradise island - lucky us! We'll waste no time meeting the locals, with a chance to eat an unlimited chef-cooked breakfast with some Koalas at the Bungalow Bay Koala Village. Then we can check out some of the walking trails - such as the Forts Walk which offers up stunning views of the Palm Island Group as well as WWI fortifications, and the chance to see more koalas in the wild- or enjoy some free time at Horseshoe bay, taking a dip on the azure waters and relaxing on the beach. See Magnetic Island's resident Rock Wallabies at dusk before a free evening, where we can watch the sunset and check out some of the local bars.
Meal Included:
Breakfast Buffet
Day 6 Magnetic Island to Townsville
After breakfast this morning we'll say farewell to our koala friends and depart Magnetic Island on a ferry. But we'll never forget its singular beauty.
Our trip ends this morning back in Townsville, however an optional train to Cairns with the rest of the group is available - chat to your Contiki Expert or Travel Agent to add this on. This adventure may be over, but we'll never forget the friends and memories we made.
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  • Starts on 20 Mar 2021
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