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Australia / CAIRNS & BEYOND FEATURED PARTNERS AND LOCAL TOURING BRISBANE & BEYOND FEATURED PARTNERS AND LOCAL TOURING / Australia 3 Day Brisbane City Stay Brisbane by Bicycle _ Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is located in the southeastern corner of the state. This is a very picturesque city sitting alongside the Brisbane River, including the South Bank Parklands, Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. A well-planned series of paths and bridges connect the city centre to South Bank as well as many urban villages. With over 27 kilometres of bicycle pathways, you can explore the city from a bike or take a majestic paddle steamer down the river. From Brisbane it is easy to hop on a fast catamaran to Moreton Island, one of the world's largest sand islands. • Great Barrier Reef excursion • Cairns dinner cruise • Green Island day tour Brisbane By Bicycle promises to provide you with the most authentic, fun, and informative local’s guide to Brisbane. We love riding bikes around Brisbane with new friends from all over the world, showing off what we love most about the city. Day 1: Brisbane Day 2: Brisbane sightseeing Day 3: Depart Brisbane Package includes: 2 nights of accommodation (3 – 5 star), airport transfers, sightseeing as listed above. Join us for the Brisbane By Bicycle Morning Tour where we visit some of Brisbane’s major attractions as well as local haunts, like Southbank Parklands, the Story Bridge, the Brisbane Powerhouse and Newfarm Park. Our tours are fully guided by a Brisbane local with extensive knowledge of the city and combine historical sites and cultural attractions with a true insider’s guide to local bars, dining options and events. There is really no better way to see the sights of Brisbane than by bicycle with a local guide. Pricing from. Spirit of Cairns Dinner Cruise Highlights (included): Highlights (included): • Brisbane Walking tour • Brisbane Bicycle tour 5 Day Cairns City Stay Tropical Cairns provides an ideal base for visiting the Great Barrier Reef and nearby rainforests. With an enviable casual lifestyle, there is a choice of establishments to suit café aficionados, bar-hoppers and night owls. Relax, shop, adventure, tour, and discover the best of Tropical North Queensland. Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Arrive Cairns Great Barrier Reef Cairns touring (choice) Green Island Package ends Package includes: 4 nights of accommodation in Cairns, airport transfers, sightseeing and attractions as listed above. Pricing from. $849 Pricing is per person, double occupancy $399 Pricing is per person, double occupancy A Cairns Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to end your day in paradise. Boarding our sailing catamaran at the Marlin Marina, you’ll enjoy an evening of calm water cruising on Trinity Inlet, taking in the sights and sounds of this tropical port city as it transitions from day to night. Every journey begins with bubbles, as all good dinner cruises should. With your glasses charged, stroll the interior or exterior decks and admire the view as the sun goes down over the tropical city of Cairns. Your journey takes you into Trinity Inlet and across the waterfront precinct of Cairns, from the Cruise Liner Terminal to the esplanade. The water is calm, the weather mild and the night is yours to enjoy, with entertainment and a delicious buffet dinner prepared freshly onboard featuring some of the region’s best produce and seafood. This is the ultimate in waterside dining in Cairns. Day Touring Day Touring Daintree Dreaming Day Tour Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour The zoo has a team of over 500 staff who believe in "conservation through ex- citing education” and will ensure you have a wildlife experience you will nev- er forget. A state-of-the-art wildlife hospital has also been opened at Aus- tralia Zoo. The journey to and from Australia Zoo takes in all the sights of the majestic Glasshouse Mountains bordered by pineapple plantations and pine forests. Daintree Dreaming is one of Tropical North Queensland’s most intimate and authentic Aboriginal tour experiences and will take you on a cultural journey from coast to rainforest. The Kuku Yalanji people of Tropical North Queensland will welcome you to their lands on this engaging cultural tour. Visit Cooya Beach for a coastal walk, where you will learn traditional hunting and gathering skills as you search for "bush tucker" of mud crabs, fish and mussels before tasting and sharing what you have caught and gathered. A short drive away is the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre where you will enjoy lunch before experiencing the splendour of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Experience a traditional welcome to country smoking ceremony and then a guided interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest, finishing with a refreshing swim in the clear cool waters of Mossman Gorge. Join this small group wildlife and rainforest tour to see rare Australian wildlife by day and by night. Departing in the afternoon, you will be taken southwest of Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands, to discover the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. During the daylight hours your guide will lead you to find the elusive platypus, wallaby, musky rat kangaroo and Boyd’s Forest Dragon in the rainforests around Lake Eacham, Lake Barrine and the magnificent Cathedral Fig Tree. Dinner is included at a country restaurant in the town of Yungaburra and once night falls you will venture back into the rainforest to see more wildlife! The guide will use a spotlight to showcase possums, frogs, owls and other nocturnal animals that call the forest home. The tour concludes at approximately 9.30pm when travellers are returned to their accommodation. Day Touring Day Touring Day Touring Crocodile Express and Australia Zoo Explore Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter). See the many shows and demonstrations including crocodile feeding and snake handling. Catch a handler as they walk through the park and get up close to the animals! The Sunshine Coast is home of the Crocodile Hunter's famous Australia Zoo. It is a popular holiday playground for Australians and international visitors alike; loved for its relaxed, outdoor lifestyle and friendly locals. This tour goes directly by coach to and from Australia Zoo, made famous by the devotion of much-loved, now deceased Crocodile Hunter, Steve and his wife Terri Irwin and children Bindi and Bob. A legacy of wildlife documentaries has made Australia Zoo and Steve Irwin household names. You will have the day to experience the best of Australia Zoo. This wildlife "theme park" is too good to rush so you are allocated almost six hours to view the shows and demonstrations including crocodile feeding and snake handling. The handlers even walk some animals through the park, so you can get "up close and personal." 8 Day Brisbane and Surrounds Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour AquaQuest – Great Barrier Reef Brisbane is the perfect starting point to experience the very best of the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Fraser Island. Enjoy beach-hopping along the world-renowned beaches of the Gold Coast, discover laid-back neighbourhoods or perhaps surfing is more your style. Visit Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, explore the rainforest and float in a rainwater lake encircled by pure white sand. Highlights (included): • Brisbane sightseeing tour • Fraser Island touring Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: Day 7: Day 8: Brisbane/Gold Coast Airport to Gold Coast Gold Coast Gold Coast – Brisbane Brisbane sightseeing Brisbane – Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast – Fraser Island Fraser Island Fraser Island – Brisbane Package includes: 7 nights of accommodation (3 – 5 star), a 3day/2 night Fraser Island touring experience, sightseeing as listed above. Pricing from. Gold Coast, Queensland | Tourism Australia 62 Billy Tea Safaris is a specialist operator taking small groups to discover the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation in custom built 4WD vehicles. After pick up from your accommodation, travel along the stunning Great Barrier Reef highway to the Daintree River for a wildlife cruise. See if you can spot the Estuarine Crocodile, tropical birds and other wildlife before continuing your four wheel drive tour into the heart of the Daintree Rainforest. Take a guided walk on an elevated boardwalk to learn about the flora and fauna of the rainforest. Enjoy a BBQ lunch at a wildlife sanctuary with the opportunity to feed orphaned wallabies and kangaroos before you take a 4WD track to a stunning rainforest creek for a swim. Sample delicious tropical fruits and Billy Tea before a visit to the iconic Cape Tribulation Beach and the return drive to your accommodation in the late afternoon. Experience the Great Barrier Reef in style and comfort onboard AquaQuest. The vessel takes a maximum of 80 people to the reef each day and boasts three large sun decks, two air-conditioned indoor saloons, a spacious dive deck, and a sunken platform for easy access in and out of the water. AquaQuest visits two exclusive Outer Great Barrier Reef sites across the day giving you up to 5 hours in the water. For snorkelers, our shallow dive locations mean you can see the best of the Great Barrier Reef just floating on the surface. For those less comfortable in the water, free guided snorkelling tours are available. AquaQuest also caters to experienced and first time divers with our introductory and certified dives. All of the snorkelling and diving equipment required is supplied as part of your trip, as well as a tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and coffee, tea and water throughout the day. Day Touring Adventure Activity $1,199 Pricing is per person, double occupancy ANDERSON VACATIONS www.andersonvacations.ca 63