Queensland Coast Adventure

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

5 out of 5 based on 19 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

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Townsville, Australia
Cairns, Australia
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 11
Trip code
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.


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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3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Private Vehicle, Boat, Public Bus, Water Taxi


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

  • 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

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.

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.

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.

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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5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
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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

Adelheid · Traveled April 2023
There is a red line leading true this trip representing history and magic and mystique places. Very impressiv presentation of the cultur from the first nation. A modern Country with mandly dudes and hard working girls, all in shorts and full of Tatoos, eating deep fried everything.
Review submitted 17 Apr 2023

Ruth · Traveled April 2023
This is a fab trip, taking you to so many amazing and interesting places and sights in a short space of time. The waterfalls are spectacular and often offer welcome swims, Mungalla Station was also fascinating, as was the plethora of amazing wildlife we were lucky enough to see, almost every day. Highly recommended!
Review submitted 16 Apr 2023

Anna · Traveled January 2023
Queensland is a beautiful place and has so much to offer. Lush, green, bountiful hills and Islands, host to wild and wonderful creatures. Intrepid went beyond this and provided an insight into the dark but essential history of the Nywaigi people. We also took a look below the surface to see coral and aquatic life unique to the islands. Aaron our tour leader kept us entertained with jokes and music. Great trip, lovely people
Review submitted 23 Jan 2023

Mark · Traveled November 2022
The travel experience with Intrepid from Townsville to Cairns was such a great adventure. Our guide Aaron was enthusiastic and shared with the group his wide knowledge of the area of Queensland. A well paced adventure that included among other beautiful places the trips to Magnetic Island, Dunk Island and Hinchinbrook Island. We were blessed to have Aaron as our tour guide who was passionate about Queensland, its' islands and its' indigenous inhabitants & their culture. There was a lot of travelling but defitely worth the trip.
Review submitted 09 Dec 2022
Queensland Coast Adventure
ZAR  26,622