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Luxury

7 Day Rainforest and Reef Escape

Cairns Return
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Trip Code: GOCT7
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in nine destinations
  • The services of an expert APT driver-guide
  • Locally-inspired dining - a total of 17 meals
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner in Port Douglas
  • Embark on the Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge Walk in Daintree National Park’s Mossman Gorge
  • Explore stunning Cape Tribulation and learn about the conservation efforts of Rainforest 4 at Lot 157 in the Daintree Lowlands
  • Journey along the Bloomfield Track, one of Australia’s most iconic outback roads
  • Embark on the Archway Explorer tour through the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes

Map & Itinerary

Australia Map 2022 GOCT7
Cairns Return

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

Your adventure begins in Cairns today, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your resort in Port Douglas. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. You might like to go for a dip in one of the resort's many pools, or head into Port Douglas for a wander through town. This evening, a relaxed welcome dinner provides the perfect opportunity for you to meet your fellow travellers.

Stay: Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to Mossman Gorge in Daintree National Park and set off on the Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge Walk, led by local Indigenous guides. Start with a smoking ceremony, before journeying along private, gentle tracks visiting culturally significant sites. Learn about traditional hunting and gathering techniques, hear stories of the Dreamtime and gain a deeper understanding of how the Indigenous people have lived off the land here for thousands of years.


After breakfast, enjoy a town tour of Port Douglas, then head into the impossibly lush rainforest of Daintree National Park for your Signature Experience. Later, drive north to Cooktown, where you will visit the historic cemetery and take in the town’s highlights, including its picturesque wharf. Near here was where Captain James Cook beached the Endeavour in 1770.

Stay: Cooktown, The Sovereign Resort Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
See where the Daintree Rain forest and the Great Barrier Reef meet Port Douglas.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Journey along the Bloomfield Track, one of Australia’s most iconic outback roads. Travel through dense sections of rainforest, tackling steep climbs and several challenging creek crossings.


View the James Cook Historical Museum this morning, before a visit to the striking Nature’s Powerhouse gallery in Cooktown’s Botanical Gardens. Afterwards, depart Cooktown, heading south to a lookout over the massive granite boulders of Black Mountain. Then you will join the Bloomfield Track on the way back to the Daintree, with a stop at the cascading Wujal Wujal (Bloomfield) Falls.

Stay: Two Nights, Heritage Lodge in the Daintree

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore Cape Tribulation and its spectacular beach today, the only place in Australia where two World Heritage-listed phenomena meet – the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Lot 157 for a guided interpretive walk. This freehold property is located on Cape Tribulation Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest and is currently in the process of being purchased by the not-for-profit foundation, Rainforest 4. Purchasing the land will allow Rainforest 4 to add this area of rainforest to the Daintree National Park and World Heritage Area, providing the highest available level of protection and preventing the rainforest from being developed into housing. Building more houses on properties like Lot 157 would further fragment the rainforest and for that reason, buyback of land is vitally important. While here, you’ll learn about the incredible conservation efforts taking place and admire the unique flora, including the iconic fan palm. After exploring the property, be given the opportunity to take part in an important tree planting project led by a local reforestation expert. You’ll also hear about the significance of the Daintree Lowlands from a local Indigenous group.


A day of immersion in the verdant Daintree begins with a Signature Experience. Afterwards, continue to Cape Tribulation, named by Cook after his ship ran aground on what is now named Endeavour Reef. And to top off your day, try some of the exotic flavours created by Daintree Ice Cream Company after visiting their extensive tropical fruit orchard.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Lush rainforest in the Daintree lot 157

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Embark on the Archway Explorer tour through the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes.


Travel to the authentic cattle station of Woodleigh Station for lunch, which has been family-owned for five generations. Continue to Undara Volcanic National Park and set out on a guided discovery of the intriguing lava tubes. The mysterious lava tubes and caves are the result of a massive volcanic eruption that occurred 190,000 years ago. The Undara tubes are some of the longest in the world, and are home to a unique array of native Australian plants and animals.

Stay: Mount Surprise, Bedrock Village

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Paronella Park is a Spanish fantasy brought to life in the north Queensland bush. Jose Paronella’s vision of building a pleasure gardens and reception centre came to life in the 1930s, when he bought five hectares of virgin scrub. He planted thousands of trees, built a castle, a grand staircase, receptions rooms and more. Today’s buildings sit in a magical, lush setting of great charm. This evening, enjoy a relaxing sunset dinner cruise in Cairns.

Stay: Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight home.

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  • Breakfast

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