Mountain, Reef & Rainforest

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5

ITINERARY

Mountain, Reef & Rainforest

Suggested duration

8 nights, plus a night or two at your arrival or departure destination if desired.

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World heritage listed national parks and wilderness areas encompassing mountain ranges, sun drenched beaches, ancient refugial rainforests and colourful reefs are synonymous with the beauty of this island nation Australia. This itinerary offers an introduction to Australia’s diverse and protected landscapes without having to travel far, as each lodge within this itinerary is located in Queensland.

2hr drive from brisbane airport to spicers peak lodge.

1 Spicers Peak Lodge Scenic Rim, South East Queensland (2 NIGHTS)

Located on 8000 acres at the peak of the ridge, with breathtaking views of the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge is Queensland’s highest mountain lodge retreat. Recently opened, purpose-built Spa Anise, encompasses specially designed treatment rooms and a plunge spa pool on the deck.

A selection of must do’s

  • Arrange for a picnic hamper to be delivered to one of many scenic picnic locations around the 8,000 acre property. A table can be set for guests to arrive at the location, after a mountain bike ride or hike, to chilled champagne, stunning views and nothing to unpack.

  • Complimentary mountain bikes are provided to experience the great outdoors at its best. There are plenty of opportunities for the experienced fit biker as well as the more leisurely rider to enjoy this bush experience.

  • Star Gazing – In the evenings the magnificence of the Southern sky spreads out all around. Learn about the various constellations from your local guide.

1 Spicers Peak Lodge Scenic Rim, South East Queensland (2 NIGHTS)

Located on 8000 acres at the peak of the ridge, with breathtaking views of the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge is Queensland’s highest mountain lodge retreat. Recently opened, purpose-built Spa Anise, encompasses specially designed treatment rooms and a plunge spa pool on the deck.

A selection of must do’s

  • Arrange for a picnic hamper to be delivered to one of many scenic picnic locations around the 8,000 acre property. A table can be set for guests to arrive at the location, after a mountain bike ride or hike, to chilled champagne, stunning views and nothing to unpack.

  • Complimentary mountain bikes are provided to experience the great outdoors at its best. There are plenty of opportunities for the experienced fit biker as well as the more leisurely rider to enjoy this bush experience.

  • Star Gazing – In the evenings the magnificence of the Southern sky spreads out all around. Learn about the various constellations from your local guide.

2hr drive to brisbane airport, 1.5hr flight to hamilton island airport, 10min hosted drive to qualia.

2 qualia Great Barrier Reef, Queensland (3 NIGHTS)

Located on the secluded northern tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands, qualia, is truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to completely spoil the senses.

A selection of must do’s

  • Best of Both Worlds Experience – Indulge in the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience. Tour includes 60 minutes of flying, 2 hours at Reefworld and 1 hour on one of the world’s best beaches, ‘Whitehaven Beach’ with sparkling wine and picnic lunch.

  • Escape to a world of relaxation and paper yourself in the tranquil surrounds of Spa qualia with authentically Australian treatments, which capture the essence of Australia and the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Tee off at The Hamilton Island Golf Club, the only championship island golf course in Australia and celebrates spectacular views.

2 qualia Great Barrier Reef, Queensland (3 NIGHTS)

Located on the secluded northern tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands, qualia, is truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to completely spoil the senses.

A selection of must do’s

  • Best of Both Worlds Experience – Indulge in the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience. Tour includes 60 minutes of flying, 2 hours at Reefworld and 1 hour on one of the world’s best beaches, ‘Whitehaven Beach’ with sparkling wine and picnic lunch.

  • Escape to a world of relaxation and paper yourself in the tranquil surrounds of Spa qualia with authentically Australian treatments, which capture the essence of Australia and the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Tee off at The Hamilton Island Golf Club, the only championship island golf course in Australia and celebrates spectacular views.

10 minute hosted drive to hamilton island airport, 1.5hr flight to cairns airport, 70min private vehicle transfer from cairns airport to silky oaks lodge.

**An alternative Great Barrier Reef experience, especially for an intimate island escape or for dive enthusiasts is to fly to Lizard Island.

**An alternative Great Barrier Reef experience, especially for an intimate island escape or for dive enthusiasts is to fly to Lizard Island.

2hr drive to brisbane airport, 2.5hr flight to cairns airport, hosted transfer to general aviation terminal, scheduled 1hr scenic flight direct to lizard island airport, 5min hosted drive to lizard island resort.

2 Lizard Island Great Barrier Reef, Queensland (3 NIGHTS)

The Great Barrier Reef stretches some 1200km along the tropical north Queensland coast and is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and a world heritage listed, natural inspiration. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space. Lizard Island is a beautiful, natural, remote island retreat and the northern-most Great Barrier Reef resort. It offers 24 white powdery sand beaches, five star cuisine, indulgent spa treatments and is an outstanding dive and snorkel destination.

A selection of must do’s

  • Sensational snorkeling and diving opportunities. Dive the famous Cod Hole or snorkel straight from the beach to experience magical coral gardens, a giant clam garden and a colourful array of tropical fish.

  • Take a helicopter tour for a birds-eye-view of the Great Barrier Reef. This guided aerial experience provides a powerful insight to this World Heritage wonder.

  • Enjoy a day fishing out on the surrounding reefs. Expect to hook anything from Spanish Mackerel to Tuna, Coral Trout or Red Emperor, with the added bonus of having the chefs prepare and cook your catch.

2 Lizard Island Great Barrier Reef, Queensland (3 NIGHTS)

The Great Barrier Reef stretches some 1200km along the tropical north Queensland coast and is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and a world heritage listed, natural inspiration. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space. Lizard Island is a beautiful, natural, remote island retreat and the northern-most Great Barrier Reef resort. It offers 24 white powdery sand beaches, five star cuisine, indulgent spa treatments and is an outstanding dive and snorkel destination.

A selection of must do’s

  • Sensational snorkeling and diving opportunities. Dive the famous Cod Hole or snorkel straight from the beach to experience magical coral gardens, a giant clam garden and a colourful array of tropical fish.

  • Take a helicopter tour for a birds-eye-view of the Great Barrier Reef. This guided aerial experience provides a powerful insight to this World Heritage wonder.

  • Enjoy a day fishing out on the surrounding reefs. Expect to hook anything from Spanish Mackerel to Tuna, Coral Trout or Red Emperor, with the added bonus of having the chefs prepare and cook your catch.

5min hosted drive to lizard island airport, private 60min scheduled scenic flight direct to cairns general aviation terminal, 70min private vehicle transfer to silky oaks lodge.

3 Silky Oaks Lodge The Daintree, Queensland (3NIGHTS)

Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa is located in a stunning riverside location adjoining one of the oldest living rainforests the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. The advanced eco lodge comprises the renowned open sided Treehouse restaurant offering fine dining in scenic surrounds, contemporary accommodation encompassing both custom designed and furnished Billabong, River and Treehouses and the highly lauded Healing Waters Spa.

A selection of must do’s

  • Join an experienced guide on safari – cross the Daintree River and explore ancient pristine rainforests, visit Cape Tribulation, swim at Miall Beach, partake in crocodile and bird spotting and experience Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime stories.

  • The Mossman River – unique to the Lodge is its riverside location, lagoon snorkeling, swimming, canoeing and private rainforest walks through pristine surrounds.

  • Simply relax and rejuvenate, using the power of water and the tranquility of the surrounding rainforest at the Healing Waters Spa.

3 Silky Oaks Lodge The Daintree, Queensland (3NIGHTS)

Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa is located in a stunning riverside location adjoining one of the oldest living rainforests the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. The advanced eco lodge comprises the renowned open sided Treehouse restaurant offering fine dining in scenic surrounds, contemporary accommodation encompassing both custom designed and furnished Billabong, River and Treehouses and the highly lauded Healing Waters Spa.

A selection of must do’s

  • Join an experienced guide on safari – cross the Daintree River and explore ancient pristine rainforests, visit Cape Tribulation, swim at Miall Beach, partake in crocodile and bird spotting and experience Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime stories.

  • The Mossman River – unique to the Lodge is its riverside location, lagoon snorkeling, swimming, canoeing and private rainforest walks through pristine surrounds.

  • Simply relax and rejuvenate, using the power of water and the tranquility of the surrounding rainforest at the Healing Waters Spa.

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