6 DAY WHITSUNDAYS & BEYOND

AUD $980.00
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Location: Airlie Beach, QLD
The Whitsundays is well known for its spectacular offshore islands and crystal clear waters. But what else is there? Beyond the blinding white beaches and dreamy yacht cruises, a wonderland of wetlands and waterbirds, snaking rivers and saltwater crocodiles is just waiting to be discovered. This six day tour and sailing package will showcase both sides of this internationally renowned destination.

Base yourself in tropical Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsundays, with five nights in either standard or premium 4-star accommodation (depending on your option chosen). Soak up the relaxed vibe of the town at leisure, and then venture inland for a full day crocodile safari. Keep your eyes peeled for these prehistoric creatures as you cruise along the Proserpine River, and spot local waterbirds in the Goorganga Plains. Continue the adventure with a full day cruise among the emerald islands of the Whitsundays, stopping to explore serene Whitehaven Beach, snorkel amidst a rainbow of marine life, and take in the stunning view from Hill Inlet Lookout. Then, it’s time to get wild on a day tour to Cedar Creek Falls and Hydeaway Bay. You’ll also get to learn about the fascinating history and indigenous culture of the region. Return airport transfers, tour guides, and selected meals also included.

Departs daily until 31st May 2022. Child discounts available on request. See Important Info for details.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get a feel for Airlie Beach on a short locals sightseeing tour
  • Cruise the Proserpine River on a Crocodile Safari
  • Observe estuarine (saltwater) crocodiles in their natural habitat
  • Explore Goorganga Plains on a tractor-drawn wagon train
  • Head out on a full day cruise of the dazzling Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches
  • See Whitehaven Beach from Hill Inlet Lookout then enjoy a swim in the clear waters
  • Go snorkelling at Hook or Hayman Island
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch out on your Whitsunday cruise
  • Witness beautiful Cedar Creek Falls, set in a natural rock amphitheatre
  • Visit the tiny hamlet of Hydeaway Bay and enjoy a walk along the beach at Dingo Bay
  • Learn about the history and indigenous culture of the Whitsundays region


ACCOMMODATION

  • 5 nights quality resort accom. at the Mantra Club Croc (Standard Option)
  • 5 nights 4-star resort accom. at the Mediterranean Resort in Airlie Beach (Premium Option)
DINING

  • Enjoy billy tea, damper and a BBQ lunch on the Crocodile Safari
  • Enjoy a buffet style lunch on your Whitsunday cruise
  • Enjoy discounts and specials at a number of local restaurants in Airlie Beach
TOUR ESSENTIALS

  • Professional tour guides 
TRANSPORT

  • Return airport transfers from Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach

ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive Proserpine Airport - Transfer to Airlie Beach

Today arrive into Proserpine Airport (flights not included) where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation at Mantra Club Croc Airlie Beach. On the way, you will have a short sightseeing tour of the main town where you will be shown some of the locals' favourite restaurants, the local markets and the bi-centennial walk. Check-in is available from 2pm onwards and luggage storage is available for early arrivals.

Overnight: Mantra Club Croc Airlie Beach (Standard) or Mediterranean Resort Airlie Beach (Premium)
Meals included: None

Day 2 Crocodile Safari With Bush Billy Tea Damper and Lunch

This morning you will be met at your accommodation and head out to explore the bush and estuaries of ‘wild Whitsunday’ on this full-day crocodile safari! Go croc-spotting on a Proserpine River cruise, and look for other wetlands wildlife on a tractor-pulled wagon tour. Take part in a Queensland mud crab capture (seasonal), and get a taste of bush life with traditional billy tea and damper and feast on a fresh Aussie BBQ lunch. Finish the day back at your accommodation this afternoon and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure

Overnight: Mantra Club Croc Airlie Beach (Standard) or Mediterranean Resort Airlie Beach (Premium)
Meals included: Lunch

Day 3 Full Day Whitsunday Islands Cruise Incl. Snorkelling, Hill Inlet & Whitehaven Beach

Today head out on a full day cruise of the Whitsunday Islands. Departing from Coral Sea Marina, you will head straight to Whitsunday Island, home to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. You will enjoy a short bush walk up to the lookout to enjoy the world-famous views of the swirling sands below, taking the opportunity to grab some awesome photos.

Afterwards, you will make your way down to the shifting sands of Hill Inlet, enjoy a swim in the clear waters of the most famous beach in Australia! Then climb back on board to head to South Whitehaven, where you can try the paddle boards and enjoy a swim or relax on the soft silica sands that Whitehaven is known for.

After visiting the Lookout and North Whitehaven beach, you climb back aboard the boat and embark for South Whitehaven. You will also get to spend some time enjoying the pristine white sand of Southern Whitehaven, where you can experience uninterrupted stretches of beach. Take the opportunity to go for a swim in the calm, protected waters before getting back on board.

You will then have the chance to snorkel in some of the most beautiful reefs in the world, right in the heart of the Whitsundays! This tour will take you to the North end of Hook Island or Hayman Island where snorkelers can check out the beauty of the underwater world from above. With abundant marine life and crystal clear waters, you will have a snorkelling experience unlike any other. With luck you will get to swim with George the Giant Maori Wrasse or come up close and personal with a local Green turtle, these magnificent creatures are seen on just about every trip.

Buffet style lunch means you will not leave hungry and offers enough choices to satisfy the fussiest diners, plus you can go back as many times as you like. The vessel caters for vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free diets. Snacks are also served throughout the day. Water, soft drinks and alcohol are available onboard for purchase, but you can also bring your own.

After a fun-filled day of sightseeing, snorkelling and great food, you return to the marina around 4.30 pm and your complimentary courtesy bus will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation.

Please note: the boat used and itinerary is subject to change based on tides, weather and availability

Overnight: Mantra Club Croc Airlie Beach (Standard) or Mediterranean Resort Airlie Beach (Premium)
Meals included: Lunch

Day 4 Airlie Beach Free Day

Today is free at leisure to explore Airlie Beach. Alternatively, you may take part in an optional activity below. These optional tours can be requested and paid directly to the land tour operator after purchase with TripADeal.

Optional Activity: GSL Reef & Island Scenic Flight - $259 per person
The Reef & Island scenic flight with GSL Aviation, is the most comprehensive tour in the Whitsundays. Departing from Whitsunday Coast Airport, the Reef & Island tour includes views of Conway National Park, mainland river systems, Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Islands, and The Great Barrier Reef. 

Highlights of the flight include world-famous Whitehaven Beach and the swirling sands of Hill Inlet. Beyond the Whitsunday Islands, is the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The unique colours and patterns of the reef are best appreciated from the air, including the iconic Heart Reef, which is only visible from the air, and only in the Whitsundays.

Optional Activity: Sundowner Sunset Cruise - $59 per Adult, $39 per child (14 years and younger)
Sundowner is a fully covered, purpose-built catamaran designed for socialising. Unlike a yacht, it has a flat surface and no trip hazards. There is ample room to move, and high heels are welcome. The Airlie Beach sunset cruise departs Tuesday to Sunday evenings and circumnavigates Pioneer Bay. As there is very little draft, the catamaran is able to get up close and personal to many points of interest along the Airlie Beach coastline with the chance to enjoy a bit of turtle spotting in Turtle Bay.

Sundowner provides fantastic service in a friendly social atmosphere so you can truly unwind and bask in a fantastic Whitsunday sunset whilst enjoying your favourite tipple from our fully licensed bar. Once the sun sets, enjoy the lights of Airlie Beach from the water before heading back to port.

Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday islands provide the perfect backdrop for a sunset cruise, as well as other cruises including afternoon cruises twice weekly, private charters for birthdays, corporate groups, weddings or any celebration.

Overnight: Mantra Club Croc Airlie Beach (Standard) or Mediterranean Resort Airlie Beach (Premium)
Meals included: None

Day 5 Cedar Creek Falls & Hydeaway Bay Tour

This morning, head out on a day tour to Cedar Creek Falls and Hydeaway and learn a bit more about the history and indigenous culture of the region along the way. First stop will be the beautiful Cedar Creek Falls which is about halfway between Airlie Beach and Proserpine.

Set in a natural rock amphitheatre, you will enjoy spectacular waterfalls in the wet season and a beautiful waterhole in the dry season with abundant flora and fauna including majestic white cedar trees, Alexandra Palms, wild orchids, colourful butterflies and many beautiful birds. Afterwards, it continues onwards to Hideaway Bay with a quick stop at the Whitsunday Gold Coffee plantation.

Upon arrival at Hydeaway Beach enjoy a stroll along Dingo Beach then enjoy lunch overlooking the tropical islands (Food and Beverages are an additional cost). Finish the day back in Airlie Beach where you can enjoy one final evening at leisure.

Overnight: Mantra Club Croc Airlie Beach (Standard) or Mediterranean Resort Airlie Beach (Premium)
Meals included: None

Day 6 Depart Airlie Beach - Transfer to Proserpine Airport

Today depart Airlie Beach. Check out is from 11am and an included airport transfer to Proserpine Airport will be provided.


Meals included: None


IMPORTANT INFO

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BOOKING INFORMATION



After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation. The booking is subject to final confirmation from the tour provider and they will contact you within 5 business days of purchase to provide this final confirmation. If the selected dates cannot be secured an alternative date can be selected. In the event no available dates are suitable, a full refund will be provided. Please do not make any connecting travel arrangements until you have received final confirmation from the tour provider.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).

OFFER ESSENTIALS



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 31st of May 2022.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Standard Option: $350
- Premium Option: $700
 
Departure Dates
18 June 2021 to 31 May 2022
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.

ACCOMMODATION



Accommodation Used


Standard Package

3 Star (self-rated)

Airlie Beach: Mantra Club Croc

 

Premium Package

4 Star (self-rated)

Airlie Beach: Mediterranean Resort

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available through TripADeal, may be requested and purchased directly from the land operator after purchase with TripADeal. Prices starting from $150 per room per night.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy (Up to 14 Years Old)
A child discount can be provided for children 14 years old and younger at the time of travel.
- Standard Package: $150 discount
- Premium Package: $250 discount
Please note:
- Child discounts are not available online. If you would like to add a child to your booking, please contact our friendly reservations team on 135 777.
- Child discounts are priced per person.
- Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single or 1 x Queen/King (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION



Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Sundowner Sunset Cruise: $59 per Adult, $39 per child (14 years and younger)
- GSL Reef & Island Scenic Flight: $259 per person
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.

EXCLUSIONS



- Domestic Flights
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
- Optional gratuities/tipping 
- Optional activities/tours 
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)