[This popular departure is now sold out. We are currently negotiating the next departure. Enquire now to make an early, no-obligation expression of interest ahead of time!] Join a great group of over-60s for six days of affordable fun in Tropical North Queensland! Enjoy a day exploring the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and another day wondering through the ancient rainforests of World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics National Park.
Join the Travel at 60 community as we travel from Brisbane on the Spirit of Queensland to tropical Cairns in Queensland's far north. Sit back and relax in the unique Railbeds, taking in the changing landscape as you weave your way north.
Arrive into Cairns rested and ready to experience two unique UNESCO World Heritage sites - the Great Barrier Reef and The Wet Tropics National Park.
Your package includes:
Spirit of Queensland (RailBed) - A spacious and comfortable seat by day that converts to a lie-flat bed at night. Enjoy 35 degrees of recline and a wide flat 18.5 inch screen with on-demand entertainment options including movies and music. At night sleep well on a thick mattress topper and comfortable linen, all included in your fare.
Hilton Cairns - A waterfront retreat located on the Cairns waterfront, conveniently located near the Reef Terminal, where the majority of reef trips depart from. Located within walking distance to many of the local cafes and restaurants. The Hilton Guest Rooms offer private balconies with city and mountain views and all rooms offer free Wi-Fi and daily breakfast.
Please note that minimum numbers are required for this group to operate.
LAND ONLY OPTION:
RETURN RAIL OPTION:
Twin / Double Room:
Want to avoid the single supplement? If you're willing to share, we can happily pair you with another solo traveller. Subject to availability of another guest of the same gender willing to share, otherwise a single room rate will apply.
Call our Brisbane based travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your place on this popular tour!
Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice. The following itinerary is based on the Return Rail Option:
Fri 22 Oct 2021 - Depart Brisbane
This afternoon you'll meet your fellow travellers at Brisbane's Roma Street Station before boarding the Spirit of Queensland for your journey to Cairns.
Sat 23 Oct 2021 - Arrive Cairns
On arrival at Cairns Railway Station you'll be met and transferred to the Hilton Cairns - your home for the next 4 nights. Tonight, you're free to explore the city and discover local restaurants for dinner.
For those not travelling on the Spirit of Queensland, you can arrive into Cairns at any time today.
Sun 24 Oct 2021 - Cairns (leisure day)
Today is free for you to explore Cairns. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before heading off to discover Cairn's hidden gems. If you prefer to see more of the region, there are a range of option sightseeing tours available. Call us on 1300 414 198 for ideas or to book your tours.
Mon 25 Oct 2021 - Great Barrier Reef (full day tour)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, before a full day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Make your way to the Cairns Marina, 270 metres from your accommodation to check in for your cruise. Enjoy a full day at Moore Reef (including lunch) and enjoy an extensive list of activities such as snorkelling, glass bottom boat and semi-submersible tours to make the most of your four hours on the reef. For those who prefer to relax, enjoy watching the action from the large pontoon. Upon return to Cairns late afternoon, tonight will be at leisure to enjoy the local cuisine.
Tuesday 26 Oct 2021 - Mossman Gorge & The Daintree (full day tour)
Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel before departing on your full dayMossman Gorge & Daintree tour. A unique experience awaits today. Join the Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Gorge Walk at Mossman Gorge, learning of dreamtime legends, bush tucker sources and traditional plant uses before tea, damper and question time with your Indigenous guide. Also included is a delicious lunch at the Daintree Tea House and an informative Daintree River cruise. You'll return to Cairns late afternoon and tonight is at leisure.
Wed 27 Oct 2021 - Homeward Bound
Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel. This morning you will be met and transferred to the Cairns Railway Station for your Spirit of Queensland journey back to Brisbane. Today, you'll make your way from Cairns through Far North Queensland and the Whitsundays.
For those who are not travelling on the Spirit of Queensland, you are able to depart at any time for your homeward flight.
Thu 28 Oct 2021 - Arrive Brisbane
This morning, you'll wake up as you make your final journey down Queensland's east coast before arriving into Brisbane's Roma Street Station mid-morning.
Spirit of Queensland
Luggage - 2 x 20 kg Items per person, with one item of carry on luggage free of charge.
Onboard facilities - Licensed Galley Car open 24 hrs. Alcohol not available between midnight and 10am. • Drinking fountains• Showers and Toilets located in the end of each carriage
Accessibility - Accessible spaces and accessible Premium Economy Seats/RailBeds are available in Car E and Car B as well as signage with raised text, braille and hearing aid loops. Accessible shower/toilet located in the RailBed carriage Band Premium Economy carriage E. Most types of mobility devices can be accommodated on Spirit of Queensland services, however size restrictions do apply. In general, these dimension limits are 720 mm wide by1200 mm long on the Spirit of Queensland.
Tours: The Cairns Touring companies can accommodate most mobility concerns, please speak to our Travel Advisors for details.
What do should I pack?
Willing to share:
One of the advantages of travelling on a Travel at 60 dedicated group departure is that we have the ability to match solo travellers so that you can avoid paying the single supplement. Subject to availability of another traveller of the same gender willing to share, otherwise a single room rate will apply.
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply. Minimum numbers are required for the group to operate. Same gender solo pair up is subject to availability. If we are unable to match you with another traveller the sole use price will be charged.
A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is required within 7 days of booking
Final payment is due Wednesday 22 September, 2021