Inspirations from Queensland
Experience Queensland through luxury accommodations and mesmerizing views. Begin your journey in Brisbane before flying to the pristine Hamilton Island and explore the Great Barrier Reef. Head over to Silky Oaks Lodge to traverse the World Heritage-Listed Daintree Rainforest and enjoy a walkabout cultural tour. Spend your last day at leisure at Silky Oaks Lodge exploring all the accommodation has to offer. Relax and unwind as you draw inspiration from Queensland.
Trip Type: Adventure
Day By Day
Day 1 – Welcome to Brisbane, Australia
Welcome to Brisbane. Upon arrival, you will clear customs and immigration and collect your baggage. Once you have collected your baggage, proceed through to the arrival area to meet your driver who will be waiting with a sign.Starting Accommodation:
Day 2 – Spicers Peak Lodge at Leisure
You can do as much or as little as you wish while staying at Spicers Peak Lodge. Myriad adventures await in the sky or on the land. For the active, there’s helicopter scenic flights, nature hikes, 4WD discovery tours and mountain biking. For those wishing for a gentler pace, there’s sunset picnics, star gazing, a guest library, pool table and tennis court.Starting Accommodation:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 – Spicers Peak Lodge at Leisure
The peerless infinity pool – with yawning views of the mountains – is a temptation impossible to resist for most, as are the indulgent and restorative powers of the Spa Anise Day Spa.Starting Accommodation:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 – Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ahead of your flight, you will be transferred from Spicers Peak Lodge to the Brisbane Airport.
Upon arrival into Hamilton Island, please proceed directly to the qualia desk, located first on the left of the airport breezeway, where a qualia representative will be waiting with your personalized name board.Starting Accommodation:
Day 5 – qualia at Leisure
Imagine over 70 tropical islands dotted around the Coral Sea on the edge of the South Pacific. Lying in crystal-clear blue water are hundreds of deserted beaches with sparkling white sand and safe, secluded anchorages. These are Australia's fabulous Whitsunday Islands, and at their heart is the ultimate Barrier Reef destination . Hamilton Island. qualia is embedded in 30 acres of tropical garden landscape on the northern most tip of Hamilton Island, offering guests the positively indulgent choice of 60 individual pavilions. Each pavilion has been erected with the least possible intervention of the surroundings and consists largely of natural materials, such as rough hewn-stone walls and hoop pine. Each of the beautifully appointed pavilions offers ocean views with your choice of a private plunge pool or stunning sun deck. It is strongly recommended that any additional activity and spa requirements are pre-booked to avoid disappointment.
Relax and unwind in a sun-filled Leeward Pavilion, creatively designed to celebrate the Whitsundays’ legendary sunsets. Southwest-facing, the freestanding Leeward Pavilions provide Hamilton Island luxury accommodation in Australian tropical island style.Louvers allow the sea breeze to flow through, and the comfortable lounge area leads to a private sundeck shaded by Eucalypts. Cool polished floors and timber details, a subtle colour palette and stylish decor, create a uniquely relaxed beach house ambience.Starting Accommodation:
Day 6 – qualia at Leisure
qualia Resort (qualia, pronounced Kwah · lee · ah) is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. Inside qualia, you can feel time unravel however you choose. Facilities include two serene pools, a library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants, and a fitness center. And for that truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments.Starting Accommodation:
Day 7 – qualia at Leisure
For those with a more adventurous spirit, the Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to make some unexpected discoveries. Head off on a diving or snorkeling adventure, or marvel at the wondrous diversity of underwater life on a reef tour. There are also all manner of water sports to pursue. Or, why not charter the services of a yacht and cruise the Whitsundays, unwind on the pristine sands of Whitehaven Beach, or take a bird's eye view on a private, scenic helicopter flight? There are many ways to complement a stay at qualia to make it unforgettable.Starting Accommodation:
Day 8 – Hamilton Island to Cairns
Please check with the Lodge Manager a day or so prior for your departure time to the airport. The qualia representative will drive you to Hamilton Island Airport in their private vehicle, which takes approximately 10 minutes.
Welcome to Cairns. Upon arrival, walk towards the baggage area to meet your driver who will be waiting next to the Avis desk with a sign. Your driver will take you directly to your accommodations.Starting Accommodation:
Day 9 – Half Day Daintree Rainforest
Enjoy a tour over the top of the Daintree Rainforest to the very edge of the 'Outback' to observe the native wildlife. The ecosystems experienced are from the Lowland Wet Tropics of the coastal strip through the upper forests and out to the very edge of the wonderful Eucalypt Savannah Outback. Odyssey Bound is able to take you into the wilderness of Cape York with a unique look at local culture and history. It offers an insight into the many creatures generally unseen. Early departures allow many encounters with creatures that would otherwise be missed. Traveling off the beaten track in areas not visited by the mainstream, this safari is ideal for people that simply seek to explore a little more than the normal day tours. Wear comfortable shoes and bring that camera.Starting Accommodation:
Day 10 – Silky Oaks Lodge at Leisure
Silky Oaks Lodge offers a range of lodge-based experiences allowing you to relax and discover the surrounding rainforest and Mossman River at your own pace. Complimentary activities include a guided walk, morning yoga class, exclusive access to the Fig Tree Rapids walking trail, river swimming and snorkeling, use of mountain bikes, river kayaks and the gymnasium. Silky Oaks Lodge operates a complimentary return shuttle for guests to and from Port Douglas once per day, per schedule, subject to availability.
For an introduction to the rainforest, join the lodge guide on a daily walk around the property’s beautiful grounds. This walk is offered on a shared basis with fellow guests at a scheduled time. A series of marked trails are perfect for self-guided hikes.
Exploring the natural oasis of the Mossman River is as easy as wading in from the shallows and sinking into the crystal-clear waters of the billabong. Alternatively, float along in a kayak or take a snorkel and fins for a closer look down below.
Guided yoga classes each morning take a gentle pace and suit all fitness and experience levels. Held in an open-air pavilion, cares slip away with the soothing sound of the Mossman River. Sessions are shared with fellow guests at a scheduled time.
There is also a selection of local operators who together offer a host of experiences and adventures in the region, from hot-air-ballooning and helicopter tours to indigenous cultural walks, off-the-beaten-track driving safaris and diving the Great Barrier Reef. The team at Silky Oaks Lodge can assist with bookings and arrangements to tailor an ideal stay, additional charges apply.Starting Accommodation:
Day 11 – Cairns to Brisbane
You will be transferred directly from Silky Oaks Lodge to Cairns Airport.
Welcome to Brisbane. Upon arrival, walk towards the baggage area to meet your driver who will be waiting with a sign. Your driver will take you directly to your accommodations.Starting Accommodation:
Day 12 – Depart Brisbane
Please meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport. Meals:
Package Level: Deluxe
|Please note all prices listed are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.|
|4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024||$9,500|
|4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024||$18,085|
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