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East Coast Adventure

Trip Code: TQ11
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

The Crocodile Hunter's Legacy

Visit Australia Zoo in Queensland, home to a range of amazing animals and built by the family of Steve Irwin.

Australias great wonder

Experience the colourful coral and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef through a number of activities.

The Iconic Gold Coast

Enjoy time to stroll the soft golden sand on Surfers Paradise Beach or explore the hinterland whilst at the Gold Coast.

Your Vacation Includes

  • 10 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and an experienced Driver
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • All airport transfers, sightseeing tours, cruises and entrance fees as specified
  • 17 delicious meals – Enjoy 10 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 6 Dinners

Map & Itinerary

Australia Map TQ11 2019-20
Gold Coast to Cairns

Reverse Trip

Designed exclusively for our guests

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a range of included special or unique excursions and events

Upon arrival spend the day at leisure exploring Surfers Paradise. Perhaps wander downtown or walk along Surfers Paradise Beach.

Stay: Gold Coast, Mantra on View Hotel

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Here you will be given the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of conservation and see many native Australian species up close.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Dine with the locals this evening at the Noosa Surf Club.


Depart Surfers Paradise and head to the Sunshine Coast to take in an Insider Experience. Continue to Noosa for the night.

Stay: Sebel Noosa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

At World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, settle in to your room at Kingfisher Bay Resort.


Spend some time this morning exploring Noosa before an Incredible Insider Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today you’ll discover this beautiful island with a half-day guided tour. Then, with an afternoon at leisure, perhaps visit the historic wreck of the Maheno - a Trans-Tasman liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1932 (own expense). Alternatively, make the most of the island’s many walking tracks, or simply relax on a peaceful stretch of white sand with a good book.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

This morning, enjoy a ferry crossing to picturesque Hervey Bay while keeping an eye out for marine life. Rejoin your coach for the journey north, travelling through sugar cane country. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton, known as the beef capital of Australia, farming more than 2.5 million head of cattle within a 250-kilometre radius of the city. Wide streets and fine Victorian architecture reflect the region’s wealthy 19th-century gold and copper mining boom, as well as the successful cattle industry.

Stay: Rockhampton, Central Park Motel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Realise your dreams of a tropical island paradise as you arrive at picturesque Hamilton Island.


Travel to Airlie Beach where you’ll board a ferry for your journey through the Whitsunday Islands for an Insider Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today is yours to spend at leisure on spectacular Hamilton Island. Perhaps snorkel off the beach and discover the region’s many species of tropical fish; stroll through the rainforest; or simply take the time to relax by one of your resort’s swimming pools.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Transfer from Hamilton Island to the Port of Airlie and re-board your coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a tour of this tropical city, surrounded by rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Depart Townsville for beautiful Mission Beach.

Stay: Mission Beach, Castaways Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy lush mountain views from your spacious room at the Pullman Cairns International.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda and ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes.


Rolling green hills, open farmland and tropical rainforest characterise the Atherton Tablelands, which form part of the Great Dividing Range. Surrounded by tranquil rainforest, experience the peaceful oasis of Millaa Millaa Falls. You’ll also visit the Curtain Fig Tree, a unique example of nature’s unpredictability and wonder. Later, Arrive in Cairns this afternoon for a rewarding Insider Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Pullman Cairns International

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise from Cairns by catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform and enjoy hours amid the colourful coral and marine-life.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai by Night.


Enjoy a morning Insider Experience. Later, Discover Dreamtime stories and take part in a corroboree.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Drive to Port Douglas for a tour. Later, transfer to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

An Island Gem

Discover why Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island has won six Australian and nine Queensland Tourism Awards.

Explore Hamilton Island

Part of the Whitsundays, the award-winning Hamilton Island offers pristine beaches and a kaleidoscope of marine life.

Pullman Cairns International

With rooms commanding wonderful mountain views, the stylish Pullman Cairns International is a tropical sojurn.

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.

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