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Queensland Coast Adventure

7 Days | Encounter a land of rainforests, beaches and waterfalls in northern Queensland.

5 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
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Discover a sliver of paradise on a 7-day adventure, bouncing from northern Queensland’s sparkling coast to its secluded islands. See beneath the surface of the beautiful Magnetic Island during an afternoon of snorkelling, meet the First Nations owners of Mungalla Station and walk through heavenly scenery on Dunk Island. If you’re looking to spot incredible wildlife, hike to waterfalls, swim in clear waters, relax on beautiful beaches and learn about local life from a leader, then this is the adventure for you.

Trip overview

Map of Queensland Coast Adventure including Australia
Start
Townsville, Australia
Finish
Cairns, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 11
Trip code
PZSQ
This trip generates 26.21 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Catch the ferry to Magnetic Island where you’ll find the sweeping sands of Horseshoe Bay. It’s even more beautiful beneath the surface, which you’ll find out during an afternoon of snorkelling.
  • Travel to Mungalla Station to meet the First Nations owners of the land, the Nywaigi People, and learn about their culture and history, then explore the wetlands in search of birdlife.
  • Walk through the paradisical scenery of Dunk Island, passing through rainforest filled with birdlife while keeping an eye out for dugong, sea turtles and Ulysses butterflies.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
  • Please note that multiple activities and visits to some destinations on this trip are subject to weather and water conditions. If any of those are not possible on your departure they will be replaced with alternative activities. Please read the special information sections in the daily itinerary for more information.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 March 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2024 - 31 March 2025

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Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Boat, Public Bus, Water Taxi

Accommodation

Bungalow (with shared facilities) (2 nights), Hotel or Motel (4 nights)

Activities
  • Magnetic Island - Day Bus Pass
  • Magnetic Island - Snorkelling with Local Guide from Reef Check Australia
  • Mungalla Station - Nywaigi First Nations Guided Day Tour
  • Girringun National Park - Wallaman Falls
  • Cardwell - Cardwell Spa Pools
  • Dunk Island - Island Circuit Hike
  • Dunk Island - Picnic lunch
  • Atherton Tablelands - Millaa Millaa Falls
  • Atherton Tablelands - Hike at Mount Hypipamee National Park
  • Atherton Tablelands - Picnic Lunch
  • Atherton Tablelands - Tolga Bat Hospital
  • Kuranda - Kuranda Markets
  • Atherton Tablelands - Mt. Uncle Distillery or Coffee Works
  • Atherton Tablelands - Curtain Tree boardwalk
Add on activities
  • Magnetic Island - Forts Walk - Free
  • Magnetic Island - Hawkings Point Track - Free
  • Magnetic Island - Morning or Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour - AUD65
  • Magnetic Island - Bungalow Bay Wildlife Park Tour - AUD40
  • Yungaburra - Peterson Creek Wildlife & Botanical Walking Track - Free

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Important notes

START & END TIMES
The tour commences in Townsville on Day 1 at 1:30 pm and finishes in Cairns on the final day (Day 7) in the late afternoon/evening after 4.00pm. We recommend you arrive a day earlier, and onward travel must be booked for the following day.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

ITINERARY CHANGES
Please note that multiple activities and visits to some destinations on this trip are subject to weather and water conditions. If any of those are not possible on your departure they will be replaced with alternative activities. Please read the special information sections in the daily itinerary for more information.

LUGGAGE LIMIT
Due to limited vehicle space and strictly enforced road laws regarding weight limits, your main piece of luggage must be soft-sided and weigh no more than 15kg/33lb. We are unable to carry large suitcases, particularly hard/externally framed suitcases as they are difficult to store and can damage equipment and other travellers' belongings.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
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JULIE · Traveled October 2023
We loved Far North Queensland! The area is beautiful, the people are cheerful, the flora and fauna are amazing. We learned something new every day. Aaron was a great leader! He even had an Australian playlist of music. Another successful Intrepid trip! Thanks to all involved. Cheers, Julie and Jim Barta
Review submitted 01 Nov 2023

Leonie · Traveled October 2023
Our Queensland coast and islands tour was fantastic, We experienced and saw so much more then we would of if we booked it ourselves. North Queensland, Australia is remarkably beautiful. Our tour guide Aaron was great, very informative, passionate and helpful. We kept busy but never felt rushed, what an amazing adventure, I highly recommend this holiday.
Review submitted 15 Oct 2023

Susan · Traveled September 2023
I chose to a tour with Intrepid based on the itinerary. This was my first solo trip and my first tour more than a single day. I didn’t know what to look for when choosing a trip, except the itinerary. Intrepid’s exceptional quality of service and the knowledge and personality of our guide Aaron, I can now say I know what I’m looking for in a tour company. I believe I chose the gold standard by happenstance, but this is now the bar that must be met for any future tours I consider.
Review submitted 02 Oct 2023

Louise · Traveled September 2023
Fantastic trip, with a g8 Leader, Aaron was an enthusiastic & knowledgeable tour leader. We were a small group of 5 who bonded well. I would definitely recommend this tour & if you get Aaron as your tour leader it’s a definite bonus 😀 I have booked 2 more Intrepid Tours & hope they will both be as good as this one.
Review submitted 17 Sep 2023

Fran · Traveled May 2023
Our experience of Intrepid was very good. We enjoyed a varied itinerary and the time spent at different attractions can be tweaked according to individual's interests. The tour guides knowledge was extensive and there was real dedication to making the trip enjoyable and interesting. Intrepid is committed to a gentle touch on our planet and broadening horizons and mindsets through travel. I would definitely recommend this company.
Review submitted 04 Jun 2023
Queensland Coast Adventure
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