What better way to spend 11 nights in Australia than spending it on the stunning Sunshine Coast? This 11 night flydrive itinerary gives you 3 nights in Cairns, 5 nights on the beach at Noosa and 3 nights in the Glasshouse Mountains.
You have a Car included for the full duration so you can take to the open road and explore each area at your own pace. With so much time at each destination this itinerary gives you complete freedom and flexibility to make this Australian Flydrive one to remember!
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Luxury Ocean Spirit cruise to Michaelmas Cay - £119 per person, Board your luxury 5 star sailing catamaran for an exhilarating journey across the Great Barrier Reef to stunning Michealmas Cay, a tropical sand island surrounded by magical coral gardens, teeming with an abundance of marine life.
Relax and enjoy the friendly service aboard your luxury catamaran as you sail in style to Michaelmas Cay in the heart of the magnificent Outer Barrier Reef. A protected sanctuary for a multitude of migrating seabirds, this idyllic reef island is completely enclosed by a breathtaking garden of vibrant corals, giant clams and exotic marine life. Here, you can snorkel in crystal clear waters and view the Great Barrier Reef in all its glory. Other activities available include diving (additional charges payable locally) and for those wishing to stay dry, you can observe the wonders of the Barrier Reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible. Guided bird tours and ecological presentations by the onboard biologists are also available and a buffet lunch is provided on board your catamaran. A glass of chilled champagne on your return journey is a fitting end to an awe-inspiring day.
Green Island Reef cruise - £69 per person - Take a leisurely day trip out to Green Island, a picture postcard tropical island in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef island with a rainforest interior and surrounded by white sand beaches and stunning coral gardens.
This cruise to Green Island is an amazing way to spend a day on the world famous Great Barrier Reef. Your modern catamaran will speed you to this picture-postcard site and you will have a full day to explore, snorkel or simply sunbathe before your return to Cairns in the early evening.
A protected Marine National Park, Green Island is home to an abundance of marine life and this coupled with the beautiful coral reef which fringes the island makes this an ideal place to visit for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts. The dense rainforest which makes up the interior of the island is perfect for a break from the heat of the Queensland sun and you can see some of Australia's tropical bird and wildlife from one of the many walking tracks on that traverse the island.
As well as these natural wonders, Green Island also boasts Marineland Melanesia, a nautical museum and an Underwater Observatory. If you would like to do something a bit more exciting go tandem parasailing or take a trip in a semi-submersible to watch a fish feeding frenzy. Dive trips can also be arranged while you are on the island, and if you are a real adrenaline junkie how about an amazing scenic flight over the reef.
Your friendly crew will arrange for you to either go on a complimentary glass bottom boat cruise so that you can admire the brightly coloured tropical fish and the reef they life in, or if you want to get up close and personal with the fish, giant clams and even turtles then you will be given snorkelling equipment to use for the duration of your stay.
Half day Barron River white water rafting, £65 per person - Enjoy the fun and excitement of rafting through the oldest rainforest on the planet on this half day tour on the Barron River.
Your tour takes you 20 minutes inland from Cairns to the Barron River where you will embark on your white water rafting adventure through breathtaking scenery. The Barron River flows along the Atherton Plateau and through ancient rainforest that flourishes in the Barron Gorge National Park before meeting the sea at Trinity Bay, just north of Cairns.
With over 20 years experience on the Barron River your fully trained guides ensure that you have time to both admire the gorge's pristine rainforest as you float past, as well as get your heart pumping through the white water. Suitable for all fitness levels and in the tropical warm waters of Queensland this is the obvious choice for a white water rafting adventure while in Australia.
Day by day
Day 1 London to Brisbane
Fly overnight from London to Brisbane
Day 2 Brisbane
Arrive into Brisbane and pick up your car hire. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the day at leisure
Day 3 – 4 Brisbane
Make the most of your 3 days in Brisbane - a sunny, sophisticated capital on the winding Brisbane River. Along with lush parks and laid-back locals, this is a city with serious cultural credentials and first-class wining, dining and dancing. Shop up a sub-tropical storm on Queen Street, then check out the city’s historic buildings. Dine out along South Bank’s sandy lagoon and explore its storehouse of cultural attractions. Pick out Brisbane’s landmarks on a leisurely river cruise or from Mt Coot-tha Lookout. Listen to live music in Fortitude Valley or lose yourself to nature in the sandy adventure playground of Moreton Island.
Day 5 Brisbane to Noosa
After an amazing 3 nights in Brisbane drive along the sunshine coast to Noosa, here you will spend 5 nights relaxing on the coast, soaking up the Australian sun! Check into your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 6-10 Noosa
Noosa is one of Queensland’s jewels in the crown, combining renowned natural assets like balmy weather and scenic coastal locations with world-class food and wine, shopping, tours and relaxation retreats. Noosa’s Hastings Street is a shopper’s paradise dotted with high-end boutiques, art galleries and jewellery stores.
Day 11 Noosa to Glasshouse Mountains
After 5 relaxing days on the beach make your way to your final destination, the Glasshouse Moutains. 3 nights will be spent here and once you are checked into your hotel enjoy the rest of the day at leisure
Day 12 - 13 Glasshouse Mountains
The Glass House Mountains are a group of eleven hills that rise abruptly from the coastal plain in Queensland's Sunshine Coast hinterland.
The mountains were named by Captain James Cook in 1770 as the peaks reminded him of the glass furnaces in his home county of Yorkshire. The range was originally formed as molten lava cooled in the cores of volcanoes around 26 million years ago.
Each of the peaks is protected within the Glass House Mountains National Park. The names of the mountains in the range are Mount Beerburrum, Mount Beerwah, Mount Coochin, Mount Coonowrin (Crookneck), Mount Elimbah (The Saddleback), Mount Ngungun, Mount Tibberoowuccum, Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Tunbubudla (The Twins), Wild Horse Mountain (Round Mountain) and Mount Miketeebumulgrai.
Day 14 Glass Mountains to Brisbane to London
After 2 full days exploring these magical mountains drive back to Brisbane airport where you will drop off your car and check in for your overnight flight home.
Day 15 London
Arrive back into London after a fantastic holiday.