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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

  • “Excellent trip! We experienced so much in a relatively short period of time. The length of this trip was perfect for us. The amount of free time was perfect.”
    Frank & Roz Jaronzyck
  • “Thank you for making all our dreams come true. Looking forward to all the new adventures with you next year.”
    Neal & Cassie Allred
  • We loved it!!  The entire team worked like clockwork together!  Made us feel very comfortable and welcome.  We loved them all!  The entire trip was so well put together.  All the activities were well thought out and so interesting.  Very diverse and so enjoyable.

    Don & Kathy Gogna
  • “Balloons and fireworks viewed from RV sites was terrific.”
    Ken & Merleen Magers
  • '...more than 15 years of retirement travel and this was our first real vacation!'
    Roger & Linda
  • “We loved every minute of it!”
    Walt & Lyn Alsegg

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Australia: Queensland

  • “We had an enjoyable fun adventure in NYC.”
    Thomas & Shirley Lynch
  • “The things I liked best on this rally were, everything! Never could have done so much on our own.”
    Carolyn & Cheeze Cheezum
  • “Excellent staff, excellent group of attendees, excellent tour guide, great bus drivers, wonderful shop tours, great meals. Everything was great. Everyone got along together, great venues and racing.”
    Dick & Sandy Kashdin
  • “This was our first tour and it exceeded our expectations!”
    Chris & Barb Christian
  • “Excellent! Everyday was a surprise. Bus driver was great. Everyone did a great job.”
    Christine & Harold McChesney
  • “We had a ball! Our teams were great, we love all four of them!”
    Phil & Donna Laugen
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