• Escorted Tour

North Queensland Escape

The relaxed holiday atmosphere of North Queensland is an ideal location to escape from the New Zealand winter.

Palm-fringed, white sandy beaches, sunshine, walking trails, cafes, restaurants, bars and temperatures of + 25˚c await.

Its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, rainforests, wildlife and a relaxed village life make this the place to be.

  • Port Douglas
  • Barrier Reef
  • Kuranda Rail Line
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Barron Falls National Park

Your travel itinerary

Thursday 26 July

Auckland – Cairns

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Depart Auckland mid-morning on Air New Zealand flight to arrive in Cairns after mid-day. Transfer to your accommodation for a three-night stay. Afternoon free before a Sunset harbour cruise including a buffet welcome dinner.

Friday 27 July


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Today we experience the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the scenic Kuranda Railway which takes you over Australia’s World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. The famous Kuranda Scenic Railway was built over 120 years ago and winds its way through the tropical mountain ranges between Kuranda and Cairns. There will be time to explore Kuranda, known as the “Village in the Rainforest’ which includes markets, cafes, restaurants and galleries. Return to hotel late afternoon.

Evening at leisure.

Saturday 28 July


A day at leisure with a visit to the morning markets - a highlight not to be missed.

Sunday 29 July

Cairns - Port Douglas

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Check out of the hotel for your trip north, visiting Hartley’s Crocodile Park.  A sumptuous two-course lunch is included (not crocodile). Continue on to Wildlife Habitat, a local nature park where you can see an amazing array of coloured Australian birds and interact with kangaroos and pythons (not face-to-face). Arrive at your accommodation with free time before a Welcome-to-Port Douglas dinner.

Monday 30 July

Port Douglas

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The day free to choose own activities before a Sunset Paddle Steamer Cruise which includes a welcome drink nibbles and dinner at a wharf restaurant.

Tuesday 31 July

Port Douglas

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Today we enjoy the wonderful experience of an Outer Barrier Reef cruise by catamaran to the edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf – an underwater world of colour and brilliance. Choose to dive, snorkel or stay dry to experience the reef first-hand from the special underwater observatory. Buffet lunch provided.

Return to the mainland late afternoon.

Wednesday 01 August

Port Douglas

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Depart by coach for the Mossman Gorge and Indigenous tour through the pristine rain forest alongside cool streams, towering mountains and natural gorge.

Continue on to Cape Tribulation, a World Heritage area untouched by urban development, noise and air pollution. The flora, coral beaches, boardwalks and walking trails make this a special place to visit.

Thursday 02 August

Port Douglas

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Day at leisure before a Farewell Dinner at the Flames of the Forest – a timeless setting in the forest with Australian hospitality, food and wines

Friday 03 August

Port Douglas – Cairns - Auckland

Early transfer to Cairns International Airport for a late morning departure, arriving in Auckland, early evening.


• Return International flights Auckland – Cairns

• Three night’s accommodation at the Mantra Esplanade in Cairns

• Five nights’ accommodation at Mantra Aqueous on Port in Port Douglas

• One breakfast, three lunches & four dinners

• Excursions as per itinerary


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle Supplement
 Spa Room (Double only)                                         $3,399   +$995
 1 Bedroom Apartment (Twin or Double)                                           $3,699


 NB: Accommodation is apartment style    

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


• Items of a personal nature

• Travel Insurance – please ask us for a quote

• Taxes approx. $210 pp

Booking Conditions

• A deposit of $500 per person will secure a place on the tour

• Full payment is due no later than 26 May 2018


• From the date of booking to 26 May 2018 – loss of deposit

• After 26 May 2018 – no refund

Travel Insurance

We recommend travel insurance for our clients. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.


• Temperatures are a very pleasant 25˚c with a low of 17˚c

Health and Fitness

• To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole group, a good standard of fitness is required

Booking Form

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* Itinerary subject to change