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14 Day Luxury Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Brisbane - Fraser Island - Moreton Island - Swain Reefs National Park - Whitsundays - Percy Islands - Orpheus/Palm Island - Fitzroy Island - Cairns - Port Douglas

Luxury all-inclusive cruise

Accommodation in Cairns' newest 5 star luxury hotel

Island hopping to Queensland's hotspots 

Zodiac cruise, snorkel & more!

From $13,925 pp twin share

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Description


Discovery the Great Barrier Reef in luxury this year!

Take a northbound or southbound cruise along the coast.

Based on a northbound journey you will sail from Brisbane and hit all the hot spots on your voyage. Sail along the most memorable landscapes of Queensland. Discover Moreton Island (don't forget to test out some Moreton Bay bugs!), Fraser Island, Swains Reef National Park, Percy Islands, the Whitsundays, Orpheus/Palm Island, Fitzroy Island, and Cairns.

Relax and unwind, enjoy exceptional food and carefully selected wine. The onboard chefs ensure every meal is a culinary delight. 

The vessel is 54.5 metres in length and has been meticulously designed for 32 passengers. The perfect size to allow island hopping and intimate coastal cruising. 

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Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14

Day 1

Brisbane

Passengers who arrive in Brisbane on early flights or have an early hotel check-out may drop their bags at the yacht by 11am and may explore Brisbane until we are boarding from 4pm. Freshen up and be on deck when we sail at 6pm. Our welcome dinner is served as we become acquainted while sailing to Moreton Island.

Day 2

Moreton Island

Around Moreton Island 15 ships were deliberately sunk to create a break water and an amazing man-made reef structure to delight the snorkellers. There is more surfing for those wishing to try again today and the lighthouse has great walking. Back onboard this evening for sunset drinks and our special welcome dinner hosted by the Captain and his team.

Day 3

Fraser Island and Great Sandy National Park

Fraser Island is one of the world’s most unusual islands. Not only is it the largest sand island in the world, being 120 kilometres long and 20 kilometres wide, but it’s the only place on Earth where tall rainforests grow on sand dunes. It also has half the world’s perched lakes, being lakes formed when depressions in dunes fill permanently with rainwater. Also home to the most pure strain of dingoes remaining in eastern Australia, and one of the best places to see baby humpback whales and their mothers. The island has superb scenery, with massive shifting sand blows and superb swimming spots. No visit to the island is complete without a long leisurely float in Eli Creek, a clear freshwater creek. You can walk along its boardwalk then float with the current about a kilometre to the beach. Champagne Pools, where the surf crashes over a series of rock walls into a calm but bubbly rock pool below the headland on the northern tip of the island, is another top spot to cool off after walking the miles of dune trails on this very special nature island.
At Great Sandy you can experience the majesty of nature’s sculpture in sand. Massive dunes, towering cliffs of coloured sands and wide ocean beaches have been etched by wind and water. Tall forests, fragrant wildflower heaths and paperbark swamps decorate the sands. Water features abound, including surf, freshwater lakes and the undisturbed upper Noosa River. Walk one of the many scenic tracks to explore the historic Double Island Point Lighthouse. For past and present surfers onboard, head-off to catch a wave or take an easy stroll around Carlo Sandblow; a unique “moonscape” sand mass covering over 15 hectares and overlooks the towering coloured sands and the coastline from Double Island Point to Inskip Peninsula and the southern tip of Fraser Island. In the afternoon take in the sun setting over Tin Can Bay and the Great Sandy Strait.

Day 4

Fraser Island and Great Sandy National Park

Fraser Island is one of the world’s most unusual islands. Not only is it the largest sand island in the world, being 120 kilometres long and 20 kilometres wide, but it’s the only place on Earth where tall rainforests grow on sand dunes. It also has half the world’s perched lakes, being lakes formed when depressions in dunes fill permanently with rainwater. Also home to the most pure strain of dingoes remaining in eastern Australia, and one of the best places to see baby humpback whales and their mothers. The island has superb scenery, with massive shifting sand blows and superb swimming spots. No visit to the island is complete without a long leisurely float in Eli Creek, a clear freshwater creek. You can walk along its boardwalk then float with the current about a kilometre to the beach. Champagne Pools, where the surf crashes over a series of rock walls into a calm but bubbly rock pool below the headland on the northern tip of the island, is another top spot to cool off after walking the miles of dune trails on this very special nature island.
At Great Sandy you can experience the majesty of nature’s sculpture in sand. Massive dunes, towering cliffs of coloured sands and wide ocean beaches have been etched by wind and water. Tall forests, fragrant wildflower heaths and paperbark swamps decorate the sands. Water features abound, including surf, freshwater lakes and the undisturbed upper Noosa River. Walk one of the many scenic tracks to explore the historic Double Island Point Lighthouse. For past and present surfers onboard, head-off to catch a wave or take an easy stroll around Carlo Sandblow; a unique “moonscape” sand mass covering over 15 hectares and overlooks the towering coloured sands and the coastline from Double Island Point to Inskip Peninsula and the southern tip of Fraser Island. In the afternoon take in the sun setting over Tin Can Bay and the Great Sandy Strait.

Day 5

Swain Reefs National Park

This reef complex has over 250 reefs with more than 25 cays. The reefs range in size from a few hundred metres to 20 kilometres in length. The reefs are rich in sea life while the cays are important as seabird rookeries and nesting areas. It is usual to see trout, cod and whitetip reef sharks in the gutters. Angelfish, butterfly, damsels, surgeonfish wrasse and parrotfish are common place. Snorkel and swim, kayak and fish to your hearts content in this enormous reef system. We sail during dinner for Percy Islands.

Day 6

Percy Islands

This morning we wake up in the Percy Islands. These pristine islands were named in September 1802 by Capt Matthew Flinders, commander of the British sloop HMS Investigator, are uninhabited and protected by National and Conservation Park status. Here anglers will have an opportunity to target spanish mackerel and giant trevally. The boats also explore the bays and beautiful beaches.

Day 7

The Whitsundays

In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, this group of 74 tropical islands are highly regarded as a holiday haven. Days are filled with kayaking, paddling a stand-up board, a stroll on the white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach, and snorkelling over the reef. A highlight of your voyage will be the scenic helicopter flight over the spectacular heart reef. This will be a dream come true for many. We will experience selected parts of the Whitsundays Ngaro Sea Trail, this journey allows walks through some of the most magical sites as we weave our way through Haslewood Island, Whitsunday Island, South Mole and Hook Islands. Along the way, there are opportunities to sight the native flora and fauna and really appreciate the beautiful view of the islands and aqua coloured Coral Sea.

Day 8

The Whitsundays

In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, this group of 74 tropical islands are highly regarded as a holiday haven. Days are filled with kayaking, paddling a stand-up board, a stroll on the white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach, and snorkelling over the reef. A highlight of your voyage will be the scenic helicopter flight over the spectacular heart reef. This will be a dream come true for many. We will experience selected parts of the Whitsundays Ngaro Sea Trail, this journey allows walks through some of the most magical sites as we weave our way through Haslewood Island, Whitsunday Island, South Mole and Hook Islands. Along the way, there are opportunities to sight the native flora and fauna and really appreciate the beautiful view of the islands and aqua coloured Coral Sea.

Day 9

Orpheus/Palm Island

At Orpheus Island, in conjunction with James Cook University, marine scientists are busy working to preserve the Great Barrier Reef system. We anchor in Pioneer Bay and have an overview of their activity before continuing onto Havannah Island. Uninhabited, here spend the afternoon in the zodiac boats sightseeing, swimming in clear waters, snorkelling the reefs, beachcombing the white sands, fishing and crabbing. Dinner is served from 7pm as we cruise towards Fitzroy Island.

Day 10

Fitzroy Is / Sudbury Reef

Wake to the tropical island backdrop that is Fitzroy. Breakfast on the aft deck and a refreshing swim are a great way to start the day. The crew will be on-hand to introduce you to the island environment. Fitzroy is a continental island 4 square km in size while 97% of the island is National Park, covered in tropical rainforest and accessible via an established network of clearly marked walking tracks. The gentle, hilly terrain inland makes for great walking throughout the whole island, including to the two main beaches, Welcome Bay and Nudey Beach, the Summit the highest vantage point on the island and the historic lighthouse at the Eastern end. The island is a major sponsor of the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre; to ensure sick and injured sea turtles are able to recuperate in clean waters of Welcome Bay. During lunch we lift anchor and sail to Sudbury Reef.

Day 11

Cairns

Breakfast is served before we arrive in Cairns at 9am.

Due to the nature of the areas where we are cruising, there may be alterations to activities and timings at the Captain’s discretion.

Make your way and check-in to your accommodation at The Riley, Cairn (upgrade to Niramaya Villas & Spa Port Douglas available at checkout)

Day 12

Cairns / Niramaya Villas & Spa

Enjoy Cairns at leisure.

Or

Soak up all the luxury on offer at stunning Niramaya. Have a workout in the gym, or unwind with a few laps in the 30m infinity edge pool. For something more relaxing, disappear in the pages of a book or indulge in a soothing massage or facial in the privacy of your own villa.

Accommodation: The Riley Cairns / Niramaya Villas & Spa (upgrade)

Day 13

Cairns / Niramaya Villas & Spa

Enjoy Cairns at leisure.

Or

Soak up all the luxury on offer at stunning Niramaya. Have a workout in the gym, or unwind with a few laps in the 30m infinity-edge pool. For something more relaxing, disappear in the pages of a book or indulge in a soothing massage or facial in the privacy of your own villa.

Spend another relaxing day at Niramaya or explore Port Douglas.

Port Douglas has the feel of a sleepy fishing village, yet is a playground of presidents, where even royalty enjoy anonymity. Unpretentious, understated yet stunning in every other aspect, Port Douglas is located in Australia's Northern Tropics between two World Heritage sites; ancient rain forest, unaltered from the days of dinosaurs and the Great Barrier Reef.

Niramaya is also a golfer’s delight, positioned close to both Mirage Country Club Golf Course and Palmer golf course.

Accommodation: The Riley Cairns / Niramaya Villas & Spa (upgrade)

Day 14

Cairns / Niramaya Villas & Spa

Check out today and make your way to the airport for your departure.

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • 9 nights onboard the luxury superyacht in a ocean suite
  • 3 night 5 star accomodation in Cairns
  • Onboard activities; snorkelling, kayak, sup boarding, zodiac cruising.

Accommodation:

5 star luxury superyacht in an ocean suite.

(upgrades available to a Horizon Suite  and Owners Suite)

5 star The Riley Cairns

(upgrades available to stay at the Niramaya Villas & Spa, Port Douglas)

Need help arranging flights?

Call one of our friendly travel specialists today on 1300 893 404 or email us at info@traveldream.com.au.

Exclusions

  • Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not listed in the inclusions
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone, gifts, souvenirs, etc.

Things to note

There are two alternative routes on this package, northbound & southbound. The departures are as follows:

Northbound: 6th October & 27th October

Southbound: 26th September & 17th October

Single Supplement:

A solo cabin is available, please chose a single cabin at check out. If you are upgrading to the Niramaya Villas & Spa, this is also available at check out in the 'Extra Services' section.

 

Departure Dates


SEP 2021
26 th
Sunday 26 Sep 2021  ‐  Saturday 09 Oct 2021
Surcharge
+ $200 p.p
OCT 2021
06 th
Wednesday 06 Oct 2021  ‐  Tuesday 19 Oct 2021
OCT 2021
17 th
Sunday 17 Oct 2021  ‐  Saturday 30 Oct 2021
OCT 2021
27 th
Wednesday 27 Oct 2021  ‐  Tuesday 09 Nov 2021
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