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Australia: Queensland

  • Destination: Australia, Nature Tour, Overseas Tours
  • Duration: 18 days

October 04 – October 21, 2017

Two Person / RV $9,580
One Person / RV $7,490
Additional Person – Call for Pricing

October 02 – October 19, 2019

Two Person / RV $11,980 – Subject to Change
One Person / RV $9,390 – Subject to Change
Additional Person – Call for Pricing

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Australia, the “land down under,” is a land of beauty, congenial hospitality, and comfortable travel.

Part of its allure is the strange creatures with strange names like platypus, koala, cassowary, and chowchilla. Australia boasts over 820 bird species, 4000 different kinds of fish, and over 25,000 plant varieties, many of which are not found anywhere else in the world.

Or maybe we are attracted to the beauty of Australia: the white-sand beaches, sparkling seas, marine reefs, blue mountains, green rainforests, lush wetlands, and volcanic craters. Adding to the allure, the people of Australia offer a warm welcome to visitors. Their spoken English appeals to the ear and their words have an attractive ring. Friendly and laid back, they are often described as generous and humorous.

Queensland, the sunshine state is the premier state to visit in Australia and is readily amenable to traveling by RV. This tour particularly emphasizes the natural beauty of the area and focuses on viewing its wildlife, yet also includes cultural sites such as Tjapukai.

Your registration includes rental of a late model Class C turbo diesel vehicles accommodating two to four adults and including double bed, gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, shower, toilet, air-conditioning/heating, pressurized hot & cold water, and radio/CD player. Also included are linen, bedding, and kitchen equipment.

This tour is the second of 4 separate tours in Australia & New Zealand, the other tours are:
Australia – The Outback /
Australia – Sydney / New Zealand

For a detailed description of this tour, visit www.bafrenz.com

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
Cairns, Queensland
● Orientation
● Welcome Dinner
● Flying-Fox Nightly Roost
● Great Barrier Reef Boat Cruise and Snorkeling
● Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef
● Cairns Hotel on the Esplanade (2 Nights)
Day 3 - 4
Cairns
● Pick-Up Rental RV’s & Grocery Shopping
● Cairns Esplanade
● Cairns Botanic Gardens
● Cairns Campground (2 Nights)
Day 5
Wonga Beach
● Cairns Esplanade
● Tjapukai Cultural Park
● Captain Cook Highway
● Wonga Beach
Day 6
Julatten
● Daintree River Cruise
● Wet Tropics World Heritage Site
● Cairns Highlands Rainforest
● Nighttime Nature Walk,
– including Chance of Platypus Sightings
Day 7 - 9
Atheron
● Morning Nature Walk
● Atherton Tablelands
● Mini-Bus Tours with Local Professional Naturalist Seeking
– Platypus, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wallaroos, Possums,
– Emus, Owls and Other Birds and Animals
● Curtain Fig Tree, Hasties Swamp, Green Valley,
– Tumoulin, Lake Tinarro, Granite Gorge
● Private Reserve near Ravenshoe
● Lunch at a Dairy, Cheese and Chocolate Factory
● The Coffee Works, The Peanut Place and other Local Sites
Day 10
Mission Beach
● Gem Gallery for Australian Opals
● Lake Barrine, Crater Lake National Park
Day 11
Ingham
● Endangered Southern Cassowary
– at Secluded Seaside Campsite
Day 12 - 13
Townsville
● Tyto Wetlands
● Townsville Common Environmental Park
● Billabong Sanctuary
Day 14
Cairns
● Coastal Highway North
● Return RV’s
● Cairns Hotel (1 Night)
Day 15 - 17
Lamington National Park
● Air Flight from Cairns to Brisbane
● Van or Bus Transportation to Lamington National Park
● Breakfast and Dinner at O’Reilly’s, a Fabulous Resort
– atop the Mountains (6 Meals)
● Guided Bird and Nature Outings, Wine tasting,
– Nature Trails, Photography
● 4-WD Transport within National Park with Naturalist
● Overnight at O’Reilly’s Resort (3 Nights)
Day 18
Brisbane
● Van or Bus Transportation to Brisbane Airport
● See Australia – Sydney Tour for Continuation of Tour

Tour Features

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• Entrance Fees
• Airfare from Cairns to Brisbane
• Customized Bird and Mammal Checklists for Nature Sites
• Local Naturalist and Birding Guide at Atherton Tablelands
• Services of Professional Naturalist and Birding Guide
• “What you Should Know Before you Leave” Preparatory Document

Tour Route

Total Miles Traveled – 631

Queensland

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Testimonials

  • “Outstanding venues! Met our expectations for music exposure!”
    Larry & Karen Valdez
  • “Bert and Shari truly lead adventurous caravans. We appreciate their flexibility and good humor.” “The new friends who made this entire journey with us and all the people we talked with along the way are treasures.” “We did and saw so much in the time we had and there is so much more that we were made aware of. It was everything I had hoped and more.”
    Ron & Carol Conkey
  • “Every show was great. Good choices! I loved having everything taken care of. We just showed up! Good job!”
    Ted & Judy Barber
  • “We enjoyed looking at the photos. I agree regarding the description of the Kaori Wildlife Sanctuary stop. In fact I would rate it as the high point of the entire Queensland / New Zealand tour. I am surprised to see other tours, even tours billed as "wildlife tours", that don't even make that stop.”
    Norm Day
  • “ We loved the trip, the people on it and the staff. We hated to see it end.”
    Bob & Jan Farber
  • Thank you so much for sending me your 20th anniversary DVD of my Adventure Caravans' New York City 10 Day Rally. I really enjoyed this trip so much and meeting all the people on the trip. I enjoyed watching this video and it brought back so many wonderful memories.  I am really looking forward to taking another trip with Adventure Caravans! Would you please tell your staff what a pleasure it was meeting them and what a wonderful job they did on this trip and hopefully I will get to tour with them again soon. Thanks again for everything. 

    Mike Rimner

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Australia: Queensland

  • “There wasn’t a thing or subject they [the Wagonmasters] wouldn’t bend over backwards to find out, get, or inform us about, and all with a cheerful and professional manner, no matter how tired.” “The thing we liked best on this tour was the variety and frequency of extra curricular activities, such as cultural tours, eating out, socials, games.” “We were led through and shown some of the most spectacular scenery we have ever seen.”
    Tom & Charlu Choate
  • “It exceeded my expectations!”
    George & Kathy Snyder
  • “ We loved the trip, the people on it and the staff. We hated to see it end.”
    Bob & Jan Farber
  • “Everything was great!”
    Christal Werner
  • Enjoyed this rally because the wagonmaster & assistant were a lot of fun and made the rally so much fun without worry!  Thank you everyone!   We love traveling with Adventure Caravans!   A great way to have a vacation!

    Tom & Peggy Burns
  • First let me say that Barbara and I enjoyed the rally.  We would give it a solid 10+ points.  We look forward eagerly to our next adventure.  We would enthusiastically recommend Adventure Caravans to friends or strangers.  It was fun!

    Frank & Barbara McCollum
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