Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas
10 nights from £1,369 per person
- In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
This excellent 10-night self-drive holiday offers you the chance to venture through three of Australia’s most beautiful destinations. Start with four fabulous nights in Cairns, the gateway to the remarkable Great Barrier Reef and Cairns Esplanade, before heading to the golden sands of Palm Cove, home to variety of great wildlife excursions. End your trip with the tropical paradise of Port Douglas, home to plenty of eco-tourism activities (TM).
- Explore the beautiful landscapes of Cairns, including the Great Barrier Reef
- Stroll only a short distance to Cairns Esplanade
- Stay in an apartment surrounded by Palm Cove beach and dense rainforest
- Enjoy private beaches and other luxury amenities at your hotel in Port Douglas
Tailor-make this holiday:
Our travel specialist can tailor-make this itinerary to your requirements, whether you’d like to extend your stay, change a hotel or perhaps you would like an upgraded stay along the way – our experts will be happy to create a tailor-made holiday for you.
After arriving at Cairns Airport, collect your car and drive to Bay Village Tropical Retreat, where you will be staying for four nights. This contemporary hotel is in an ideal location with only a short walk to Cairns Esplanade and the bustling city centre, so there’ll be plenty to keep you entertained during your stay.
Explore the stunning scenes of the Great Barrier Reef with thrilling excursions, including snorkelling with tropical fish in Paradise Reef and seeing the stunning Heart Reef from above on a seaplane. You could even take a ferry to Fitzroy Island National Park for a relaxing kayak and hike through the open woodland, or saunter into the city centre for the lively Cairns markets and the delicious, innovative restaurants and bars.
Overnight: Bay Village Tropical Retreat
On day five, drive north to The Reef Retreat at Palm Cove for three nights - a homely resort with apartments and suites surrounded by the golden sands of Palm Cove beach and the lush greenery of the rainforest.
This retreat is the perfect base for venturing on exciting trips, including getting up-close to wildlife at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, spotting more exotic animals at Cairns Tropical Zoo, and kayaking or windsurfing with Palm Cove Watersports.
Overnight: The Reef Retreat
Today drive north again to your next accommodation just outside of Port Douglas. Thala Beach Nature Reserve; an eco-resort with tropical décor, luxurious amenities, and its own private beach, offers fantastic eco-tourism activities to fill up the rest of your holiday, including nature walks, star gazing and bird watching. If you fancy exploring outside of the resort, look out for vibrant fish during a snorkel at Opal Reef or stroll to Macrossan Street for vibrant markets, historic buildings and galleries.
Overnight: Thala Beach Reserve
On day 11 return to Cairns Airport to return your car and catch your onwards flight.
- 11 days car hire
- 10 nights accommodation as listed (option to change hotels as required)
Breakfast - please request for details and this can be added for you