Uncover the majesties of Tropical North Queensland from where lush rainforest meets pristine coastline in Port Douglas and the incredibly biodiverse Daintree Rainforest in the Wet Tropics, to a place of early explorers and rugged wilderness in Cape York.

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-Rent the private island of Haggerstone for the night, an incredibly exclusive waterborne retreat

- Sail among the pristine waters near Port Douglas for a nature based, snorkelling and sailing experience in luxury

- Stay at a luxury resort in the incredible Daintree Rainforest, surrounded by nothing but nature and its calming sounds of ...

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  1. ‘OUTBACK & OCEAN’ Luxury Far North Queensland Heli-Rail 8D7N

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    Experience the best of Far North Queensland’s outback and ocean in comfort and style with this 8-day, all-inclusive getaway to two of Australia’s most luxurious lodges: Mt Mulligan and Orpheus Island. This one-of-a-kind package also includes luxury overnight rail travel onboard the iconic Spirit of Queensland and a private scenic helicopter flight between the two lodges.

    Departing from Brisbane, set out on an overnight rail journey aboard the iconic Spirit of Queensland to Cairns, the gateway to tropical north Queensland. Upon arrival in Cairns, a private chauffeur will transfer you 150 kilometres north-west to the luxurious Mt Mulligan Lodge. Set upon 28,000 hectares of captivating and timeless Queensland back country, Mt Mulligan Lodge offers an escape from the everyday and a unique opportunity to experience life on a working cattle farm. During your three-night stay, you’ll enjoy unique daily experiences designed to make the most of the rugged outback territory: historic mine and township tours, ATV adventures, sunset drinks with gourmet picnic hampers and more.

    On Day 5 of your trip, you’ll enjoy a private 30-minute scenic helicopter flight from Mt Mulligan to Cairns - the sweeping aerial views of the 180-million-year-old Daintree Rainforest, the lush Atherton Tablelands and the rugged terrain that surrounds the majestic Mt Mulligan itself must be seen to be believed! After quickly refuelling in Cairns, you’ll fly a further 90-minutes over picturesque coral studded sea to Orpheus Island, your gateway to the splendour of the Great Barrier Reef.

    During your 3-night stay at Orpheus Island, you’ll have access to pristine dive sites boasting 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef. You can swim, snorkel, fish or take the helm of a motorised dingy to discover the many pristine coves and reefs that fringe the island. If you’d prefer to take it easy, relax and succumb to a unique Indigenous-inspired treatment at the Gwandalan day spa.

    This 8-day, all-inclusive package includes one night in a lie-flat Railbed aboard the Spirit of Queensland and six-nights’ in luxury accommodation at Mt Mulligan Lodge and Orpheus Island Lodge. All meals are included: onboard the Spirit of Queensland and at Mt Mulligan Lodge you’ll enjoy a rustic yet refined menu; while at Orpheus Island you’ll be spoiled with gourmet, ‘chef hatted’ meals at every course. You’ll enjoy a selection of quality wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks throughout the journey. All transport – including the helicopter transfer – is provided.

    When it comes to Far North Queensland’s outback and ocean, this 8-day, all-inclusive package truly is the best of both worlds!

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  2. Ultimate Luxury Silky Oaks Lodge Reef & Rainforest 4D3N

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    Experience the true meaning of eco-luxury at Silky Oaks Lodge with this unforgettable 4-day package that showcases the very best of Tropical North Queensland’s rainforest and reef.

    With return transfers from Cairns Airport included, immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Daintree Rainforest at Silky Oaks Lodge, one of Australia’s enduring luxury resorts. Settle into your luxury treehouse overlooking the tranquil Mossman River or rainforest and wake each day to the trickle of water and the songs of native wildlife dating back over 180 million years.

    With Silky Oaks as a base, spend your days discovering why Tropical North Queensland is Australia’s preemi-nent holiday destination. Explore the sights and sounds of the Daintree on a tour and river cruise that takes in Mossman Gorge, Cassowary Falls and Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef. Then, venture out onto the Great Barrier Reef for a full day of adventure and fun in one of the most complex natural eco-systems on Earth. Traveling aboard an ultra-modern cruiser, you’ll have the option to snorkel or dive three exclusive Agincourt ribbon reef sites renowned for their astonishing natural beauty and diversity. You’ll be amazed at the visual spectacle of colourful coral, fish, turtles, whales and more!

    When you’re done walking among towering trees and swimming in rivers and among reefs, indulge in a feast for the senses at Silky Oaks’ Treetops Restaurant. With daily tropical breakfast and dinner matched with se-lected premium wines included in your stay, treat yourself to the region’s best meat, seafood and vegetables augmented with native ingredients. After, retreat to Silky Oaks’ Healing Waters for the ultimate spa experi-ence. Inspired by ancient beliefs that celebrate the Mossman River as a life-giving force, the treatments – fa-cials, massages and more – use the properties of pure botanicals to nurture both body and soul.

    This ultra-luxe 4-day package includes 3-nights’ accommodation in a treehouse-style suite at Silky Oaks Lodge on a twin share basis. Tours of the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef are included along with two $75 Healing Waters Spa treatment credits and gourmet meals, beverages and snacks as stated in the itinerary. Return airport transport provided.

    Escape to Silky Oaks Lodge to experience the best of two breathtaking World-Heritage sites: the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. This 4-day package blends an extraordinary wilderness experience with luxury refuge to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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  3. Ultimate Queensland Rail to Rainforest 8D7N

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    Journey by rail to the rainforest with this incredible 8-day package that showcases the best of Far North Queensland – Port Douglas, Cairns, the Daintree and Kuranda – including an epic sunset sail on the Coral Sea.

    Departing from Brisbane, set out on an overnight rail journey aboard the iconic Spirit of Queensland to Cairns, where you will transfer to Port Douglas, where the rainforest meets the reef. Here, you’ll discover the World Heritage-listed Daintree, the oldest rainforest on Earth, on a fascinating wildlife river cruise and guided tour of the national park. You’ll drive the Bloomfield Track, one of the most scenic short 4WD drives in Queensland, and marvel at the white sand beaches and azure waters of Cape Tribulation. Cap off your stay in Port Douglas with a romantic, private sunset sail on the sparkling Coral Sea.

    Retrace your path back to Cairns, where you will stay the next three nights in a 5-star luxury resort. You’ll have ample time to explore the head of the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest before heading out a private guided tour of Karanda, Queensland’s colourful and quirky rainforest village. While in Kuranda, take a ride on the Scenic Railway and see the park from above with the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. You’ll visit Barron Falls and have the chance to get up close to native wildlife including koalas, butterflies and more.

    You’ll stay in a luxury, serviced apartment in Port Douglas and a 5-star luxury resort in Cairns. Both accommodations are conveniently located to main streets, eateries, shopping areas and other local attractions. The serviced apartment features a kitchen, while the 5-star resort includes daily breakfast and access to a highly rated onsite restaurant. Other meals are included as specified.

    This 8-day package includes 7-nights’ accommodation on a twin-share basis. Overnight travel on a RailBed fare aboard the Spirit of Queensland from Brisbane to Cairns is included as well as transport as specified in the itinerary. Activities and experiences are also included as specified.

    Let us show you Far North Queensland’s famous rail and rainforest with this exclusive 8-day package. Enjoy an epic sunset sail and see Port Douglas, Cairns and everything in between.

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  4. Tropical North Queensland Eco Explorer 9D8N

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    Discover the raw, untamed natural beauty of Tropical North Queensland with this 9-day eco-luxe package that showcases the region’s best eco-adventures and its fascinating history.

    Departing from Brisbane, start your adventure with a luxury overnight rail journey aboard the Spirit of Queensland. As well as being a great experience, travelling aboard this legendary train is the perfect way to skip the traffic and an eco-friendly way to access this special part of the world.

    After a night of 5-star resort luxury in Cairns, travel along the famous Bloomfield 4WD track to Cooktown, where you will retrace the path of Captain James Cook and his ship Endeavour. Visit famous must-see sites including the Captain James Cook Museum and Grassy Hill and learn the story behind the first meaningful contact between Europeans and Indigenous Australians.

    Next, head south to Thala Beach Nature Reserve, where you will discover the delights of 145 acres of forested gardens and miles of sandy beaches and secluded coves. Enjoy tours including guided star gazing, nature walks and talks with the local Kuku Yalangi people. Expert guides will help you explore and understand the region’s colouful birds, butterflies, reptiles and astonishing vegetation.

    Cap off your eco-odyssey with 3 glorious nights in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest at the famous Daintree Ecolodge. Sleep among the treetops in one of just 15 bayans (treehouses) and spend your days exploring the World Heritage-listed National Park on a range of guided walks and river cruises. It’s impossible not to zen out with morning yoga in the canopy or with a decadent rainforest spa treatment.

    You’ll stay 8-nights’ in luxury accommodation in Cairns, Cooktown, Thala Beach, the Daintree and aboard the Spirit of Queensland. Gourmet meals are included as specified in the itinerary, as well as unique activities and experiences at each location. All transport is included.

    Discover the pristine natural beauty, culture and history of Tropical North Queensland with this incredible 9-day eco-luxe package. There is no better way to experience the magic of Cooktown, Thala Beach, the Daintree and everything in between.

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  5. ‘OUTBACK, RAINFOREST & REEF’ Ultimate Far North Queensland Heli-Rail 10D9N

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    Outback. Rainforest. Reef. Far North Queensland has many faces. See all of them in absolute luxury.

    Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Outback, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier reef with this 10-day, all-inclusive package to three of Australia’s most luxurious lodges: Mt Mulligan, Daintree Ecolodge and Orpheus Island. This top-of-the-line package also includes luxury overnight rail travel onboard the iconic Spirit of Queensland and a private scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns to Orpheus Island.

    Departing from Brisbane, set out on an overnight rail journey aboard the iconic Spirit of Queensland to Cairns, the gateway to tropical north Queensland. Upon arrival in Cairns, a private chauffeur will transfer you 150 kilometres north-west to Mt Mulligan Lodge. Set upon 28,000 hectares of captivating and timeless Queensland back country, Mt Mulligan offers an escape from the everyday and a unique opportunity to experience life on a working cattle farm. During your three-night stay, you’ll enjoy unique daily experiences designed to make the most of the rugged outback territory: historic mine and township tours, ATV adventures, sunset drinks with gourmet picnic hampers and more.

    On Day 5 of your trip, transfer by road to Daintree Ecolodge for two nights in the heart of the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest in the world. You’ll stay in one of just 15 bayans (treehouses) immersed in the canopy, waking to the sound of birds and enjoying daily rainforest experiences such as guided walks, river cruises or a Julaymba Bar Cocktail Class. It is impossible not to zen out with morning yoga among the trees or a decadent rainforest spa treatment.

    On Day 7, you’ll transfer by road to Cairns Airport (CNS), where you’ll board a private helicopter for a breathtaking 90-minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef to the luxurious Orpheus Island Lodge. During your three-night stay, you’ll have access to pristine dive sites boasting 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef. You can swim, snorkel, fish or take the helm of a motorised dingy to discover the many pristine coves and reefs that fringe the island. If you’d prefer to take it easy, relax and succumb to a unique Indigenous-inspired treatment at the Gwandalan day spa. This resort truly is the jewel of Far North Queensland.

    You trip concludes with one last scenic helicopter flight to Townsville Airport (TSV), where you will commence your onward journey.

    This 10-day, all-inclusive package includes one night in a lie-flat Railbed aboard the Spirit of Queensland and 8-nights’ in luxury accommodation at Mt Mulligan Lodge, Daintree Eco Lodge and Orpheus Island Lodge. All meals are included: onboard the Spirit of Queensland and at Mt Mulligan Lodge you’ll enjoy a rustic yet refined menu; while at Daintree Ecolodge you’ll dine on locally inspired seasonal menus bursting with the freshest and most sustainable ingredients. At Orpheus Island Lodge, you’ll be spoiled with gourmet, ‘chef hatted’ meals at every course. You’ll enjoy a selection of quality wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks throughout the journey. All transport – including the helicopter transfers – is provided.

    When it comes to Far North Queensland’s outback, rainforest and reef, this 10-day, all-inclusive package truly is the best of everything!

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  6. Torres Strait & Cape York (Cairns - Horn Island) 11D10N

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    Discover the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Cape York and the mystical Torres Strait Islands, with this immersive 11-day expedition cruise aboard the luxurious Coral Discoverer. This package is perfect for those seeking an authentic culture experience with Australia’s Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities.

    Covering an area of over 2,300-kilometres (1429mi) and encompassing over 900 islands in Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is home to an abundance of marine life of the most vivid colours and is rightfully one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

    The Torres Strait Islands, meanwhile, comprise almost 300 islands dotted across the narrow stretch of water between Cape York and Papua New Guinea. The Indigenous peoples of the Islands have a distinct and vibrant culture as fishermen, agriculturalists, and hunters and gatherers.

    Embarking from Cairns, Queensland, this immersive cruise aboard Coral Discoverer takes you far beyond the crowds to the rarely seen Cape York and Torres Strait Islands. With an expert crew, gain access to remote islands, uninhabited sand cays, and pristine reef systems. Hosted by local elders, immerse yourself in local Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities and learn the customs and stories of this ancient country. This cruise is backed by decades of experience and a deep respect for the communities of the region.

    Throughout your journey, choose the activities and experiences that suit you. Spend your days swimming, snorkelling and diving, or venture ashore for guided tours in destinations including Cooktown, Lizard Island, Stanley Island and select Torres Strait Islands. Alternatively, if you wish to stay on board during the day and simply enjoy the scenery you are welcome to do so. After the day’s exertions, retire to Coral Discoverer’s panoramic Xplorer bar and recharge with some of Australia’s famous food and wine.

    This once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise includes 10-nights aboard Coral Discoverer on a twin share basis. This luxurious 72 passenger vessel is purpose-built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to reach some of Australia’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines, while her tender vessel, Xplorer, can seat all 72 passengers for excursions to rivers and beaches.

    All meals are included onboard. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible. Activities and experiences are also included as per the itinerary. An expert crew are at your service at all times.

    Immerse yourself in Australia’s remote north with this incredible 11-day cruise aboard Coral Discoverer. This cruise is one of just a handful that can show you the true beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands all in one trip!

    *This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction from Horn Island to Cairns, departing on 13 November 2021.

     

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  7. Cape York & Arnhem Land (Cairns - Darwin) 12D11N

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    Immerse yourself in the ancient and diverse Indigenous cultures of remote Cape York, Arnhem Land and the Torres Strait Islands, with this unforgettable 12-day expedition cruise aboard the luxurious Coral Discoverer. This cruise is perfect for those wanting to experience the natural beauty of Australia’s northern coastline while learning about the fascinating culture and history of the First Peoples.

    The Torres Strait Islands comprise almost 300 islands dotted across the narrow stretch of water between Cape York and Papua New Guinea. Arnhem Land, meanwhile, is one of Australia’s last true wilderness area, with some of the Top End’s most spectacular natural scenery including rugged coastlines, remote islands, rivers teeming with fish, rainforest, towering escarpments and savannah woodland. The Indigenous Peoples of these destinations are as beautiful and varied as the lands in which they have lived since the dawn of time.

    Embarking from Cairns, Queensland, this immersive cruise aboard Coral Discoverer takes you far beyond the crowds to the rarely seen Cape York, Torres Strait Islands and Arnhem Land. With an expert crew, voyage into prehistoric landscapes, learn about the song-lines and lore that shaped these ancient cultures. You will learn how generations have passed down artistic traditions, and how this important cultural legacy is flourishing at world-renowned art centres in Yirrkala and Nhulunbuy.

    Throughout your journey, choose the activities and experiences that suit you. Spend your days swimming, snorkelling and diving, or venture ashore for guided tours in destinations including Lizard Island, Stanley Island, the Torres Strait Islands and more. Alternatively, if you wish to stay on board during the day and simply enjoy the scenery you are welcome to do so. After the day’s exertions, retire to Coral Discoverer’s panoramic Xplorer bar and recharge with some of Australia’s famous food and wine.

    This once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise includes 11-nights aboard Coral Discoverer on a twin share basis. This luxurious 72 passenger vessel is purpose-built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to reach some of Australia’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines, while her tender vessel, Xplorer, can seat all 72 passengers for excursions to rivers and beaches.

    All meals are included onboard. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible. Activities and experiences are also included as per the itinerary. An expert crew are at your service at all times.

    Immerse yourself in the ancient cultures and traditional lifestyles of Australia’s First Peoples, with this incredible 12-day expedition cruise. This is Australia’s northern coastline and islands at their very best!

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  8. Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef (Cairns - Cairns) 8D7N

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    Journey to the outer reaches of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef on this 8-day expedition cruise aboard the luxurious Coral Discoverer. This package is perfect for those looking to venture far beyond the crowds to the remote and untouched Northern reefs.

    Covering an area of over 2,300-kilometres (1429mi) and encompassing over 900 islands in Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is home to an abundance of marine life of the most vivid colours and is rightfully one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

    Embarking from Cairns, Queensland, this immersive cruise aboard Coral Discoverer takes you far beyond the crowds to the remote and untouched Northern Reefs. With an expert crew, including a Marine Biologist, explore hidden corners, uninhabited sand cays, small islands and pristine reef systems. Share the journey with soaring seabirds and swim, snorkel and dive at far-flung Osprey and Ribbon Reefs at the edge of the continental shelf. Learn about Indigenous culture and Australian heritage at the historic Cooktown. Hike to the top of Cook’s Look and see the same view that Captain Cook did on his pioneering voyage of Australia. Enjoy a sundowner on a private island at Sudbury Cay. On this journey, freedom and solitude won’t be hard to find!

    Throughout your journey, choose the activities and experiences that suit you. Spend your days swimming, snorkelling and diving, or venture ashore for guided bushwalks in destinations including Mossman Gorge, the Daintree and Fitzroy Island. Alternatively, if you wish to stay on board during the day and simply enjoy the scenery you are welcome to do so. After the day’s exertions, retire to Coral Discoverer’s panoramic Xplorer bar and recharge with some of Australia’s famous food and wine.

    This once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise includes 7-nights aboard Coral Discoverer on a twin share basis. This luxurious 72 passenger vessel is purpose-built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to reach some of Australia’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines, while her tender vessel, Xplorer, can seat all 72 passengers for excursions to rivers and beaches.

    All meals are included onboard. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible. Activities and experiences are also included as per the itinerary. An expert crew are at your service at all times.

    Immerse yourself in one of the world’s greatest seascapes with this incredible 8-day cruise aboard Coral Discoverer. The natural beauty of this world wonder will take your breath away.

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  9. Citizen Science On The Great Barrier Reef (Cairns - Cairns) 11D10N

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    In partnership with the Australian Geographic Society, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime 11-day nature conservation experience on the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef aboard the luxurious Coral Discoverer. This special Citizen Science departure is perfect for those seeking a very rare chance to learn and make a difference in coral conservation.

    Covering an area of over 2,300-kilometres (1429mi) and encompassing over 900 islands in Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is home to an abundance of marine life of the most vivid colours and is rightfully one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

    Embarking from Cairns, Queensland, this immersive cruise aboard Coral Discoverer takes you far beyond the crowds to the most remote edges of the outer reef. Hosted by some of Australia’s most accomplished reef experts including Dr Dean Miller from the Australian Geographic Society and Dr Charlie Veron, widely known as the ‘Godfather of Coral’, you will participate in real scientific research projects that will make a real difference.

    The Citizen Science component of the expedition will be curated by your expert hosts and includes a focus on the annual migration of the dwarf Minke whales – with the opportunity to swim eye to eye with these majestic creatures – and coral surveying and identification for the world-first Living Coral Biobank project. The aim of this unique project is to collect and house all 800 hard coral species from around the world, thereby creating a ‘coral ark’ to maintain the living biodiversity of corals before it’s too late.

    When you’re not helping to safeguard the future of the reef, enjoy plenty of relaxation time and other activities. Swim in crystal-clear waters. Learn about Indigenous culture and history on Stanley Island. Hike to the top of Cook’s Look and see the same view that Captain Cook did on his pioneering voyage of Australia. After the day’s exertions, retire to Coral Discoverer’s panoramic Xplorer bar and recharge with some of Australia’s famous food and wine.

    This once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise includes 10-nights aboard Coral Discoverer on a twin share basis. This luxurious 72 passenger vessel is purpose-built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to reach some of Australia’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines, while her tender vessel, Xplorer, can seat all 72 passengers for excursions to rivers and beaches.

    All meals are included onboard. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible. Activities and experiences are also included as per the itinerary. An expert crew are at your service at all times.

    Enjoy a rare chance to learn and make a difference in the future of the Great Barrier Reef, with this special 11-day expedition cruise aboard Coral Discoverer. The pristine beauty of this natural wonder must be safeguarded.

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  10. Luxury Palm Cove Wellness Retreat + The Reef House 4D3N

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    Revitalise your mind, body and soul in Tropical North Queensland, with this luxurious 4-day wellness package at The Reef House Palm Cove. The tropical ambiance will lull you into a totally relaxed feeling.

    Located 25-minutes north of Cairns, The Reef House is an iconic boutique hotel overlooking the Coral Sea in the tropical village of Palm Cove. Rich in history as one of the first Palm Cove properties built in 1958, The Reef House is a North Queensland treasure providing the opportunity to relax and revive in beach house ambience.

    From the moment friendly staff greet you with a cold towel and gin infused welcome drink, the stresses of modern life drift away. Spend your days doing as much or as little as you like. Set sail to coral cays and watch the sunset over the sparkling Coral Sea. Relax in the adult’s only pool, revive with yoga, aqua aerobics and cocktail making classes or rejuvenate in the multi-awarded Reef House Day Spa (additional cost). Finish your day with drinks and canapes served in the Brigadier’s lounge before savouring the tastes of North Queensland’s fresh produce under the magnificent Melaleuca trees and palms and with the views across to the coral sea.

    Escape to tropical paradise at The Reef House, with this incredible 4-day wellness package. This adults-only short break will leave you feeling relaxed and ready to take on the world.

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    Revitalise your mind, body and soul in Tropical North Queensland, with this luxurious 4-day wellness package at The Reef House Palm Cove. The tropical ...
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