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Cairns to Brisbane
11 days
Gorgeous coastline combined with great inland riding, and two vibrant cities

Cairns to Melbourne
28 days
The ultimate east coast ride

Cairns to Sydney
17 days
The best biking on the east coast plus the Snowy Mountains and all capped off with the Great Ocean Road
Cairns to Brisbane
Cairns to Brisbane

A fascinating tour combining the best of the Queensland coast, and the inland mountains and rainforest. Something to suit every taste!

11 day tour (inc. 3 days for excursions)


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Sydney's Harbour Bridge at nightWinter is a perfect time of year for this tour. Warm sunny days that are dry and without the humidity of Summer make it a great time to visit. There's a huge amount to see on this trip. You can either drive each day or leave a few days spare to see some of the highlights such as Fraser Island, the Whistundays and and the Great Barrier Reef that can only be seen via a separate

Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef from Port DouglasCairns - the holiday capital of northern Queensland. This is where you'll start the trip and toast a wonderful experience to come at one of the many bars and restaurants in town!

Port Douglas - a beautiful small tropical town with great restaurants and bars. It's the nearest port to the Great Barrier Reef and so ideal for taking a fast catamaran cruise out to the reef to snorkel for the day (+AU$155 p.p.). An unforgettable experience.

The beautiful setting at Cape Tribulation

Milla Milla Falls - they don't get more picturesque than that!Cape Tribulation - the coconut lined beach here backs straight on to the rainforest. There aren't many places on earth you can sit and listen to bird and insect sounds of the rainforest whilst taking a picnic on the beach! Captain Cook beached his damaged ship The Endeavour here to make repairs and hence the name 'Cape Tribulation'.

Daintree Rainforest - the oldest rainforest on earth. Visit the very helpful Information Centre that takes you on a tour of the densely tangled forest via boardwalks and a tower that allows you to get deep into the canopy and find out all about the birds, plant, animal and insect life at each level of the jungle. The small, tightly twisting roads are good fun to drive, but take your time and enjoy the views.

Atherton Tablelands - superb rolling green scenery with some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Australia on the Waterfall Circuit. Visit the 500 year old Curtain Fig Tree and enjoy superb driving on the roads of this undulating region of rainforest and farming.

Whitehaven Beach - just stunningWhitsunday Islands - this is a beautiful series of paradise islands just off of the small coastal town of Airlie Beach where you'll

With the spare day take a cruise (+AU$135 p.p.) around some of the most perfect coral islands in the world. Visit the stunning Whitehaven Beach and snorkel in protected bays over teaming coral gardens. In the evenings enjoy the lively pubs and restaurants of the town centre.

Eungella NP - walk the rainforest in search of the famous Platypus. There are some lovely walking trails through this area and the Rangers are on hand to help you discover more about the original aboriginal inhabitants, bush tucker and the flora and fauna of the forest.

Fraser Island - stay at Rainbow Beach for two nights and take a 4WD tour on the spare day (+AU$169 p.p.) to the largest sand island in the world. Many people consider this one of the highlights of their trip as you take the eastern beach (the 'main road'!) north to rainforests, crystal clear freshwater lakes, shipwrecks on the beach and huge sand dunes. Take a flight over the island as an option for about AU$70. You'll take off and land on the beach and it's a great experience for the relatively low cost.

Lake MacKenzie on Fraser Island

Sunshine Coast - this area as one of the most spectacular hinterlands in the country with rainforests, waterfalls, pineapple plantations and the beautiful Glass House Mountains. Add a lovely coastline and upmarket coastal resorts and it makes for a great day's drive.

Great beaches, superb riding, stunning scenery - a fantastic tour!

Brisbane - At the end of your trip you may wish to visit Brisbane - what better way to celebrate a great holiday than with a glass of something nice overlooking the river? We can orgasnie your accommodation here if it helps. Brisbane is the bustling capital of Queensland with a great river, good nightlife and beautiful botanical gardens.