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Travelling the route of the famous Bruce Highway, you pass glorious beach after glorious beach, interspersed with some of Australia's greatest National Parks. Meet the true grit Aussies in a farmstay at a Cattle Station with a back garden of 30,000 acres. This 9 day trip sums up exactly why we want you all to self drive a bit of Australia. You will love every minute of it.
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Highlights & Inclusions
Day 1 Brisbane – Fraser Island
From Brisbane drive past the Glass House Mountains to Montville with its delightful craft shops, then on to Hervey Bay where you park your car. Transfer by catamaran to Fraser Island.
Day 2 At Leisure
Today is at leisure. The resort offers 4WD tours around the sandunes and guided walks to choose from or just relax and enjoy this beautiful World Heritage listed island - an ecologist's paradise. There's an evening spotlight tour with the ranger.
Day 3 Fraser Island – Langmore Station
Travel north to the sugar town of Childers and its interesting Pharmaceutical Museum. Cross the Tropic of Capricorn at Rockhampton and continue to your farmstay. Langmore Station.
Day 4 Langmore Station – Airlie Beach
After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a taste of the farm life with your hosts before travelling north to MacKay and continuing to Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Stay for 2 nights at Airlie Beach.
Day 5 At Leisure
Today you may want to enjoy the facilities of the resort or take a day trip to one of the beautiful Whitsunday Passage Islands. Visit Whitehaven Beach and walk on 6km of sweeping, pure white silica sands - voted the world's best beach.
Day 6 Airlie Beach -Townsville
Fossick for gemstones at the Home Hill Gallery enroute to Townsville, gateway to Queensland's tropical north. The ""Strand"" is Townsville's fantastic beachfront promenade, with restaurants, cafes, a water park and picnic areas. Visit the aquarium or take a drive up the winding road to Castle Hill for spectacular views of the city. You can also visit Magnetic Island, which is only a 20 minute ferry ride away.
Day 7 Townsville – Mission Beach
This morning spend more time in the Townsville area or leave early for your journey to Mission Beach. From Mission Beach you can pick up a water taxi and cruise across to beautiful Dunk Island or explore the national park area fringing the 14 miles of unspoiled beaches.
Day 8 – At leisure Mission Beach
Day 9 Mission Beach - Cairns
Depart Mission Beach for Cairns. Visit Paranella Park and see a Spanish castle and gardens. Further along the highway stop at the Atherton Tablelands and visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the Curtin Fig Tree, a spectacular rainforest wilderness. Tour concludes.