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$1376 -- 8-Day North QLD Package w/Barrier Reef Cruise*

Sold out - This deal was published September 18, 2012 and sold out October 03, 2012
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Top: The Hotel Cairns<br>Bottom: 6WD WWII Army Duck, © Tourism Queensland
Top: The Hotel Cairns
Bottom: 6WD WWII Army Duck, © Tourism Queensland
By Micah Chua

Holidays of Australia is offering an 8-day north Queensland package that includes accommodation, a 3-night Great Barrier Reef cruise and full-day rainforest tour. This package is available for just $1376 (AUD1319) per person, twin share which will save you $868 (AUD832) off what you would normally pay if you packaged this deal yourself.

You will receive:

  • Four nights’ accommodation at The Hotel Cairns in a Plantation Room
  • Breakfast daily during your hotel stay
  • Full-day Kurunda Rainforest tour with Gray Line
  • 3-night Great Barrier Reef expedition-style cruise with Coral Princess Cruises

The full-day tour begins with a scenic railway ride into the rainforest. Explore the forest bed in a 6WD WWII Army Duck capable of driving across rivers and take in the beauty of Kurunda from above in a Skyrail cable car. A cultural experience also awaits you with an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, which includes spear-throwing demonstrations and traditional dances.

Leave the forest for a Great Barrier Reef cruise on board Coral Princess I or II. Built to navigate island sites inaccessible to regular cruise ships while providing the same luxuries, these ships have a capacity of just 50 passengers for a more intimate experience. You will visit Thetford Reef, Pelorus Island, Fitzroy Island and more, exploring the amazing scenery from a glass-bottomed boat, snorkelling in the shallows or scuba diving in deeper waters. Participate in fish feeds, view giant clam gardens or relax on the white sands of these isolated beaches.

Valid for cruise departures on November 10 or 17. Hotel stays and tour can be structured directly before or after these cruising dates.

Available until sold out.

Travelzoo tip: Upgrade your cruise cabin type to a Stateroom for just $146 (AUD140) extra per person, to an Upper Deck Stateroom for just $240 (AUD230) extra per person or to a Deluxe Stateroom for just $323 (AUD310) extra per person. If you are a lone traveller, pay just $1657 (AUD1589) for this package, $1803 (AUD1729) for a cruise cabin upgrade to a Stateroom, $1897 (AUD1819) for an upgrade to an Upper Deck Stateroom and $1980 (AUD1899) for an upgrade to a Deluxe Stateroom.

About the hotel: The Hotel Cairns is situated in the heart of the Cairns CBD, just one block away from the famous Esplanade, the city’s main entertainment and restaurant hub. The hotel also offers free use of a smart car to explore the city for the duration of your stay. Enjoy the hotel's swimming pool, spa, gym and award-winning restaurant (The Australian Culinary Federation 'Cairns Restaurant of the Year' 2006, 2007 & 2009). Plantation Rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, DVD players and air conditioning.

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Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Smart car hire is subject to Hotel Cairns' terms and conditions. Prices based on AUD and converted to USD using XE.com on Sep 19.
  • When
    Cruise departure Nov 10, 17
  • Where
    North Queensland
  • Savings
  • Why We Like It
    This comprehensive offer includes a guided tour, cruise and 4-night stay to explore at your leisure