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    Cairns - Reef to Rainforest, Culture and Nature
    4 nights
    from $2,450* per person twin share
    A rich smorgasbord of cultural heritage, fine food, iconic wildlife and the best of the region's reef to rainforest experiences. Led by experts, you’ll experience an intimate guided adventure that will take you places the ordinary tourist never gets to see, and spend quality time in nature with people passionate about the region. You’ll have the chance to lunch with a platypus and take tea with a Tree Kangaroo! Discover Aboriginal culture, stay in one of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the world and safely snorkel at hand-picked shallow sites with abundant coral.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 3 nights’ at Thala Beach Resort and Spa
    • Meals included
      • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners 
    • 1 day private wildlife guiding with resort pick up and drop off
    • Mossman Gorge Aboriginal Experience
    • Outer reef day tour
    • Return transfer from Thala Beach to Cairns
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Stay at one of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World
    • Private wildlife guiding with chance of platypus viewing and to search for tree kangaroos with an expert
    • Great Barrier Reef cruise with an expert-led and small-group snorkel-tour operator
    • Discover Aboriginal culture and heritage at Mossman Gorge
    Valid for travel
    Any Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday departures from 17 May 2022 - 31 Mar 2023. Seasonal surcharges and black out dates may apply. Speak to your personal travel manager for your preferred departure. Subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    31 Mar 2023 unless sold prior


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    Day 1


    Arrive in Cairns and make your way to your hotel for the first night at leisure (dinner and transfers, own expense).

    Day 2

    Atherton Tablelands Wildlife

    Picked up at 7am from your hotel by your expert wildlife guide you will head into the lush Atherton Tablelands, where the air is a good few degrees cooler and there is abundant lush rainforest. Heading up the Gillies Highway you’ll first stop at the Curtain Fig before heading on to Nerada to look for Tree Kangaroos … yes, seriously, kangaroos that live in trees. Then it’s time to watch platypus while enjoying a picnic lunch of local produce. Finally, you’ll head over to Granite Gorge and see the local tame Rock Wallabies, check for Fruit Bats at Tolga and kangaroos at Mareeba. The last part of your journey will be a scenic drive through Smithfield and ending up at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, where you’ll be dropped at your accommodation.

    Day 3

    Great Barrier Reef

    After an early breakfast, you’ll will be picked up and transferred to Port Douglas to board Wavelength IV. Today you expect to visit three sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef, starting with a guide to learn snorkelling. Hopefully we will get the chance to swim with Green Turtles! On the way out, we’ll observe and learn about the bird life and maybe even get the chance to spot Dwarf Spinner Dolphins and (seasonally) there is the chance of several different species of whale. Experts will talk about the reef conservation programs and what Wavelength are doing, in association with universities, to protect fragile areas of the GBR. You will get the chance to plant some coral yourself and see the impact this work has had.

    Day 4

    Mossman Gorge Aboriginal Culture

    Today you will head to Mossman Gorge to join local Aboriginal guides for a journey learning about Aboriginal culture. Returning to accommodation later, you will have time to enjoy the pool, facilities and spa, wander on the beach and explore the nature reserve.

    Day 5


    Today is a day you can spend at leisure, as your transfer is arranged to whisk you to the airport, when that time comes. Meanwhile, enjoy the facilities that Thala Beach has to offer.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. Offer ends 31 March June 2023. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Other restrictions may apply. Please check current COVID-19 travel restrictions for the destination you wish to visit before departure. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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