11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights

Including return Air New Zealand flights, all airport transfers and accommodation with Australia, a 4WD experience on stunning Fraser Island, luxury coach transportation, experienced Travel Director and more.

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  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
  • 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights
 

Highlights

 

Sleepy oceanfront towns, dynamic cities, turquoise ocean and UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed reefs are all on the agenda on this 11 day Tropical Islands and Rainforest tour with Air New Zealand flights.

Be sure you’ve packed your sunhat, swimmers and SPF before boarding your flight bound for Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. This friendly and welcoming city is the perfect starting point for your time Australia’s Sunshine State, and you’ll get to have an up-close encounter with some of Australia’s most iconic fuzzy, furry and feathery creatures with a visit to Australia Zoo while here. Then travel to Noosa, the heart of the Sunshine Coast region, and make the most of free time by exploring Noosa National Park or the remarkable Noosa Everglades. Leave the mainland behind for a day at Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, and jump into a 4WD for a tour to the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach. Wander through a fruit orchard and meet the owners of a family-run cattle station as you travel though Hervey Bay and cross the Tropic of Capricorn to arrive in Rockhampton.

Sweet tooths can get their fix in Sarina, the sugar capital of Australia, and then it’s time to board a ferry in Airlie Beach for the quick journey to Hamilton Island. Take a moment to appreciate the postcard-perfect scenery on Hamilton Island; this isle is just one of 74 that make up the Whitsundays, an archipelago that is all blonde-white beaches, too-blue waters and kaleidoscopic coral reefs. Hop into a buggy to explore the shops, restaurants and streets of Hamilton Island, or take up the opportunity for a day trip to famous Whitehaven Beach. Leave island life behind and drive along Bruce Highway into the fringe of the Tropical North Queensland region. Overnight in Mission Beach, appreciate the landscape of the Atherton Tablelands and soar above the tree canopies with a ride in the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway from Kuranda. Arrive in Cairns and experience a day out on the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef, courtesy of a high-speed catamaran and ample snorkelling stops. Tip: having an underwater camera is definitely recommended.

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand – airplane-takeoff – Brisbane 

Depart New Zealand bound for Brisbane. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, where the rest of the day is yours at leisure.

Please note: if you have purchased the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time make your own way to the hotel.

Day 2: Brisbane – Noosa (D)

This morning sees you embark on a short orientation tour around the city of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. Next stop is Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Spend time getting up close to some of Australia’s most iconic furry friends, and visit the zoo’s Wildlife Hospital, an incredible rehabilitation centre for sick animals. Continue on to Noosa where you will enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the local restaurants. 

Day 3: Noosa (B)

Today is yours to do as little or as much as you like. Head to Noosa Main Beach and spend the day swimming and relaxing, or take a walk along the magnificent headland through to Noosa National Park. Be sure to check out the local cafes and boutiques the line the main street for a spot of shopping!

Day 4: Noosa – Fraser Island – Hervey Bay (B, L)

Get set for a thrilling adventure today as you head out to stunning Fraser Island. Cross by ferry to the World Heritage listed island, before embarking on an exciting 4WD experience to the gorgeous sands of Rainbow Beach. Admire Lake McKenzie and wander through the lush rainforest at Central Station, before arriving in Hervey Bay later this evening. 

Day 5: Hervey Bay – Rockhampton (B)

Stop by the local Ohana Exotic Fruit Orchard this morning, before stopping at Langmorn Station. Owned and operated by the Creed family, you’ll have the chance to take a tour of this fully operational cattle station and homestead, originally built in 1873. Indulge in some delicious afternoon tea, before crossing the Tropic of Capricorn to arrive in the beef capital of Australia, Rockhampton. 

Day 6: Rockhampton – Hamilton Island (B, L, D)

Today sees you travel north bound for Australia’s sugar capital of Sarina. Take a tour of the miniature sugar mill, Sarina Sugar Shed, where you’ll learn about the process and equipment needed to process sugar and enjoy a light lunch. Head to Airlie Beach and catch a ferry across to Hamilton Island. One of the 74 islands that make up the gorgeous Whitsundays, it’s stunning natural beauty is sure to have you in awe.

Day 7: Hamilton Island (B)

Spend the day at leisure. Hamilton Island is full of incredible activities so you won’t be short of things to do! Relax by the pool or head to the beach to indulge in some sun, sand and sea. Perhaps venture over to the famous Whitehaven Beach, or hire a buggy to explore the island.

Day 8: Hamilton Island – Mission Beach (B, D)

Board a ferry back to the mainland, where you’ll continue towards stunning Mission Beach. Enjoy a delicious dinner tonight.

Day 9: Mission Beach – Cairns (B)

Travel through the Atherton Tablelands on your way to Cairns. Full of lush rain forests, waterfalls and spectacular scenery, its a stunning tropical oasis. Stop off at the Millaa Millaa falls and the Curtain Fig Tree, before continuing on to Kuranda. Spend time exploring the magnificent village that is situated within the canopies of the rain forest, and take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to journey above the impressive Barron Gorge National Park. Arrive in Cairns later this evening. 

Day 10: Great Barrier Reef (B, L, D)

Head out on a high-speed catamaran, bound for the beautiful and iconic Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the opportunity to spend the day snorkelling, swimming and discovering the spectacular reefs and fish that call this place home. A World Heritage listed site, the reef is the only living organism that can be spotted all the way from the moon! Indulge in a tropical buffet for lunch, before returning to Cairns for your last night in paradise.

Day 11: Cairns – airplane-takeoff – New Zealand (B)

Enjoy one last breakfast before heading to the airport to catch your flight home to New Zealand. 

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the hotel to your next travel arrangements.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Air New Zealand flights, plus group airport transfers
  • Extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 10 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners, plus an afternoon tea at Langmorn Station
  • Experience a thrilling 4WD experience on Fraser Island, a snorkelling experience on the Great Barrier reef and more
  • Luxury coach transportation throughout
  • Experienced Travel Director

Highlights:

  • Visit the iconic Australia Zoo, and learn about the rehabilitation efforts of sick animals at the Wildlife Hospital
  • Spend free time relaxing in the Sunshine Coast’s Noosa, swimming and relaxing at Noosa Main Beach, and adventuring up to Noosa National Park
  • Experience a thrilling 4WD adventure across Fraser Island as you visit stunning Rainbow Beach
  • Learn about the sugar-milling process in Sarina, Australia’s sugar capital
  • Explore Hamilton Island, a tropical oasis that is just one of the 74 islands that make up the spectacular Whitsundays
  • Venture to Kurunda and take a rude on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to admire the views from above the Barron Gorge National Park
  • Discover the colourful beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, snorkelling through the gorgeous reefs and tropical fish that call this natural beauty home
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $699 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Final payment is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $1,499 per person in addition to your twin share price.

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Group size: Up to 50 people 

Tour Only: Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability. Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 1 of the flight-inclusive itinerary. By selecting this option, all flights and airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. 

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible.

Brisbane: Royal on the Park or similar 
Noosa: The Sebel Resort or similar 
Hervey Bay: Mantra or similar 
Rockhampton: Quality Hotel Regent or similar 
Hamilton Island: Reef View Hotel or similar 
Great Barrier Reef: Castaways Resort & Spa or similar 
Cairns: Hilton or similar 

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Maximum room capacity: 2 people 

Triple share: Not available 

Child policy: Same price as an adult – Minimum age 5 years. 

TransfersArrival and departure transfers are based on one group transfer. The entire group will be transferred from the airport together.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs and extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Tours of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Tours are unable to provide visa advice.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable. 

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

17 September 
15 October 
12 November 

2020:

7 January 
4 February 
3 March 
7 April 
28 July 
22 September 
20 October 
17 November 

2021:

9 February 
9 March 

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the Fine Print tab and proceed to “click here” for Tour Only option to view live availability.  Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 1 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch with Air New Zealand and their codeshare partners or similar 
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Tours will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Tours will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Tours will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Tours

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Air New Zealand flights, plus group airport transfers
  • Extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 9 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners, plus an afternoon tea at Langmorn Station
  • Experience a thrilling 4WD experience on Fraser Island, a snorkelling experience on the Great Barrier reef and more
  • Luxury coach transportation throughout
  • Experienced Travel Director
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