The Tropical North is bounded by the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park in the north, the quaint cane-field villages in the south and the magnificent Coral Sea coastline abutting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to the east.
In this 7 day/6 night itinerary The Tailor has incorporated the best of Queensland’s Tropical North including the fashionable Port Douglas and the pristine paradise of Lizard Island.
3 nights stay in a Terrace Pool Room with Tropical North Touring:
A Full Day Daintree Encounter tour including lunch
A Full Day Cultural Experience including lunch
3 nights stay in a Beachfront Suite, including selected meals, selected alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, use of non-motorised water sports & dinghy hire. Return airfares between Cairns and Lizard Island on scheduled flights
Best time for travel is from April to December each year to avoid the tropical north wet season
Days 1 – 4: Tropical North Queensland – Port Douglas
The Tropical North is home to Port Douglas – one of Australia’s most fashionable resort destinations with five-star restaurants, art galleries and designer boutiques. It is notable for its proximity to world heritage listed areas of significance, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
During your 4 days in the Tropical North a selection of touring has been included to ensure you experience the beautiful landscapes and unique wildlife of this area:
Full Day Daintree Encounter tour including lunch and Botanical Ark tour
Full Day Cultural Experience including lunch and Aboriginal guide.
Whilst in Port Douglas 3 nights’ accommodation has been included at Coconut Grove which presents a whole new standard of accommodation in Port Douglas. Perfectly located just 3 minutes from Four-Mile Beach the apartments will relax your mind and spoil your senses.
Accommodation: Coconut Grove
Days 4 – 7: Great Barrier Reef – Lizard Island
Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef is a National Park covering over 1,000 hectares, with 24 sandy beaches and famous Blue lagoon.
Lizard Island has a wide array of water-based experiences. Snorkelling equipment and lessons are provided for trips off of the beaches. Snorkel from one of the many secluded beaches to discover a garden of giant clams, some of which are reported to be up to 120 years old. Or you can explore Anchor and Watson’s bay on a catamaran or glass bottom paddle ski. There is also the option of taking a self-guided island or nature walk or enjoying a picnic hamper for a beachside lunch.
If you are a little more adventurous, there are diving and snorkelling trips to the Inner and Outer reef, and fishing enthusiasts can charter the 51ft private charter or dive the famous Cod Hole, where you’ll come face to face with the massive, yet curious Potato Cod (additional charge).
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lizard Island
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