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Inclusions:

  • Internal Virgin Australia flights from Sydney – Cairns - Melbourne
  • 4 nights Port Douglas at the 4.5* Shantara Resort & Spa in a Studio room
  • Full Day Wavedancer Outer Barrier Reef snorkeling tour including lunch
  • Half Day Mossman Gorge & Aboriginal Dreamtime Walking tour
  • Shuttle transfers Cairns to Port Douglas round trip

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Day 1 - Fly to Cairns
On arrival at Cairns airport meet your shuttle service for your transfer to Port Douglas (approximately 1.5-2 hours).

ACCOMMODATION - Stay 4 fabulous nights at Shantara Resort & Spa, located 400 meters to Port Douglas’ famous Four Mile Beach with its palm fringed beach, relax or swim in the warm calm waters. Take a stroll to Macrossan Street (400metres) that offers an array of trendy gourmet restaurants, cafes and boutique shopping to suit all tastes. With a choice of spacious studio rooms or large comfortable one bedroom self-contained apartments, Shantara is an adult haven, ideal for couples looking for a tranquil, romantic and relaxing getaway.

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Day 2 - Great Barrier Reef Day Tour
This morning walk the short distance to the Reef Marina, at 9.30am board Wavedancer, a 30 meter luxury sailing catamaran to commence a full day cruise to the Low Isles. Journey to this idyllic coral island set in a lagoon on the Great Barrier Reef. You have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, drift through the corals or take a glass bottom boat tour. Lunch is served on board. Join a marine biologist for a guided walk around the island or a guided snorkel tour. Cruise concludes at approximately 4.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.

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Day 3 - Mossman Gorge & Aboriginal Dreamtime Walk
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for your half day tour to Mossman Gorge. Travel north along the scenic coastal road to arrive at Mossman Gorge Centre and enjoy an Indigenous presentation by the traditional owners of the gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people before boarding the eco shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your guide will take you on a walk sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the world's oldest rainforests. Upon conclusion of the cruise, commence the return journey to Port Douglas

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Day 4 - Port Douglas
Explore Tropical North Queensland at your leisure or consider adding one of our tour options - Some of our favorites (additional cost applies) :

  • Silversonic Outer Barrier Reef
    Silversonic is a 29 metre luxury catamaran custom designed for small groups of adventure minded people to revel in the thrill of diving and snorkelling. With over five hours to explore the delights of this underwater world, visit 3 different outer reef locations at Agincourt Reef on the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Kuranda, Rail, Skyrail & Tjapukai
    Kuranda Scenic Rail to Kuranda, Barron River & Stoney Creek Falls, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park which includes indigenous guide , entrance to all Theatres, the famous Tjapukai Dancers, boomerang/spear throwing & bush medicine.

  • Wildlife Habitat
    The award-winning Wildlife Habitat is Australia’s leading immersion exhibit - an open and interactive environment for guests and animals to mingle in a spacious and natural setting. Visitors wander along elevated boardwalks, observing up close a huge range of flora and fauna as birds fly and roam freely. The original Breakfast with the Birds has been a visitor must do for two decades. Guests are immersed within the Wetlands environment whilst enjoying the cacophony of sounds and colors of Wildlife as they wander freely amongst the guests and are treated to a fantastic tropical breakfast buffet.

  • Daintree Rainforest Jungle Surf
    Rainforest has more strata than any other terrestrial ecosystem, and can only be truly appreciated by getting up into the canopy. With its low-impact system of platforms and cables, Jungle Surfing offers unparalleled access to the heart of the Daintree from the bustling forest floor to the giants that tower above the canopy.

Day 5 - Depart Port Douglas
This morning you will be transferred by shuttle service to Cairns Airport to board your Virgin Australia flight to your onward destination.

 

Conditions
Starting from pricing is valid for departures until 10 June 2018. $80 per person supplement applies for travel 11 -30 Jun; $190 per person supplement applies for travel 01 Jul - 30 Sep 2018. Certain black out dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.