Summary

Great Barrier Reef explorer | by Contiki

Great Barrier Reef explorer | by Contiki

Airlie Beach, QLD

Stretching 2,300 kilometres along Queensland’s coast, the Great Barrier Reef is an interlinked system of some 3,000 reefs, 900 islands, and home to a third of the world’s coral. During this 6 day tour, you’ll explore all of the reef highlights – including the sands of Whitehaven Beach to the koalas of Magnetic Island. This trip is perfect for the couple or single looking for an exciting tour of the wondorous Great Barrier Reef. 

Inclusions

  • 5 nights and 6 day tour 
  • 5 nights in a hostel 
  • Some meals
  • Transport 
  • Itinerary and tour guide.

Please note: Age group: 18 - 35 years only 

Image Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

Travel Validity

Valid for Departures

  • 11 Dec 2021
  • 18 Dec 2021
  • 01 Jan 2022
  • 08 Jan 2022
  • 22 Jan 2022
  • 05 Feb 2022
  • 19 Feb 2022
  • 05 Mar 2022
  • 19 Mar 2022
  • 09 Apr 2022
  • 23 Apr 2022
  • 07 May 2022
  • 21 May 2022
  • 04 Jun 2022
  • 18 Jun 2022
  • 09 Jul 2022
  • 30 Jul 2022
  • 13 Aug 2022
  • 10 Sep 2022

Itinerary & Map

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Day 1: Airlie Beach

Starting at 12pm at Base Backpackers. Today starts with a welcome dinner before a night to explore this laid-back tropical town. 

Base Backpackers Airlie Beach

Inclusions

  • Dinner.
Day 2: The Whitsundays

Today we sail to Whitehaven Beach, where we will go snorkelling and have lunch. 

Base Backpackers Airlie Beach

Inclusions

  • Sail across the breathtaking Whitsundays on a day trip, including a visit to idyllic Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling and lunch.
  • Snorkel some of the best coral reefs in Australia.

Day 3: The Whitsundays

On day 3, you are free to explore Airlie Beach. Kick back on the beach, and visit local boutiques, bistros, and alfresco restaurants. 

Base Backpackers Airlie Beach

Optional Extras

  • Sea Kayaking - Salty Dog
  • Airlie Beach Skydive
Day 4: The Whitsundays to Magnetic Island via Townsville

Today starts with a train, ferry and cruise across to the captivating Magnetic Island. The island is well worth exploring, with kilometres of coastal walking trails. There’ll be plenty of time for hiking and/or trying out some water sports. 

In the evening you’ll be treated to a glass of bubbles, while we watch the sun setting over the bay. 

Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

Inclusions

  • Watch the sunset on Magnetic Island with a glass of champagne.
Day 5: Magnetic Island

Start the day with a chef-cooked breakfast at the Bungalow Bay Koala Village. Then we check out walking trails, including Forts Walk, which offers stunning views of the Palm Island Group as well as WWII fortifications. There’s also the opportunity to see koalas in the wild, enjoy some free time at Horseshoe Bay, swim or relax on the beach. 

We’ll see Magnetic Island's resident rock wallabies at dusk before a free evening, watching the sunset and checking out some of the local bars. 

Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

Inclusions

  • Enjoy an unlimited chef-cooked breakfast of Aussie favourites while meeting and learning about koalas at Bungalow Bay Koala Village
  • Spot native koalas alongside WWII fortifications on a Magnetic Island fort walk
  • See Magnetic Island's resident rock wallabies at dusk.
Day 6: Magnetic Island to Townsville

After breakfast we'll depart Magnetic Island via ferry. Our trip ends this morning in Townsville, however, an optional train to Cairns with the rest of the group is available; chat to your travel agent to add this on. 

Exclusions
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Personal expenses.
Terms and Conditions
  • Travel insurance is compulsory for all guests
  • Age: 18 - 35 years only
  • Maximum group size: 25
  • Tour starts in Airlie Beach & ends in Townsville
  • A strict 1 x luggage with maximum weight of 20kg packed in a suitcase or bag