Tropical North Queensland

Join Bill Peach Journeys for an exploration of Far North Queensland’s spectacular rainforests, lakes and waterfalls

Tropical North Queensland

Join Bill Peach Journeys for an exploration of Far North Queensland’s spectacular rainforests, lakes and waterfalls. From the magnificent coastal sights of Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Port Douglas and Mission Beach to the breathtakingly beautiful creations of nature to be found inland. We explore the lush green world of the Atherton Tablelands and the hypnotic cascades of the famed Waterfall Circuit.

Marvel at the natural beauty of World Heritage listed waterfalls including Josephine Falls and the majestic and picturesque Millaa Millaa Falls surrounded by stunning tropical rainforest.

We will discover the natural ecosystem which exists in this remarkable region while cruising on Lake Barrine and learn about the unique flora and fauna that abounds. Uncover the region’s timber and mining history in Mareeba and discover gold rush history in Cooktown. We will also learn about the fascinating and unique farming techniques in the region. Truly an enchanting luxury short break complemented by Bill Peach Journeys style including a two night stay in a tropical nature reserve at the renowned Thala Beach Lodge.
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per person, twin share

1 August 2021

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Why Bill Peach Journeys?
  • Spend 2 nights at Thala Beach Lodge, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World
  • 1 night beachfront at Castaways Resort and Spa
  • Enjoy wildlife cruises on serene Lake Barrine and the iconic Daintree River
  • Explore unique & fascinating local farming techniques
  • Visit World Heritage listed Millaa Millaa Falls and Josephine Falls on the famed Waterfall Circuit
  • Discover the history of the region in Mareeba and Cooktown
  • Take in the natural beauty of Mission Beach, Tinaroo Lake, the Bloomfield Track & Cape Tribulation
  • Experience meaningful cultural insights with a Nugal-warra Elder and the Kuku Yalanji
  • All meals included - breakfast, lunch and dinner including
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director
One off departure - 1 August 2021

Day 1: Arrive Cairns
Transfer from Cairns airport to Kewarra Beach, a tropical beachside eco-resort that fits seamlessly into its natural rainforest surroundings. Tonight there will be a welcome dinner, the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Kewarra Beach Resort or similar

Day 2: Cairns - Mission Beach
Heading south we visit Josephine Falls, a scenic tiered cascade fed by rains falling on Queensland’s highest peak, Bartle Frere. Renowned for its crystal clear waters, Josephine Falls is located in Wooroonooran National Park and is a gazetted World Heritage Site. Next, we visit the award-winning Fruit Forest Farm to learn about their unique and innovative style of growing exotic fruit trees in the tropics.

We arrive at Mission Beach and check in to our luxury beachfront accommodation set in the unspoilt tropical paradise of World Heritage rainforest fronting 14 kilometres of golden, sandy beach.

Overnight: Castaways Resort & Spa or similar

Day 3: Mission Beach - Tinaroo Lake
After breakfast, we visit Charley’s Chocolate Factory, one of the only places in the world where you can experience the journey of chocolate from “Tree to Bar”. We then head north west and visit the Mungalli Creek Bio-Dynamic Dairy, which has planted rainforest and created wetlands to cultivate a living farm organism.

Heading further North, we explore the breathtaking Waterfalls Circuit, including the majestic and picturesque heritage-listed, Millaa Millaa Falls hoping to spot platypus and secretive tree-kangaroos along the way.

Overnight: Tinaroo Lake Resort

Day 4: Tinaroo - Cooktown
This morning takes us to serene Lake Barrine to learn about one of the most complex and amazing rainforest eco-systems in the world during a wildlife cruise around the volcanic crater brim. After morning tea at the renowned Lake Barrine Teahouse, we will visit the Mareeba Heritage Museum which hosts a wide variety of incredible exhibits that teach us about the local area’s rich and fascinating history. We head to historic Cooktown, discovered when Captain James Cook’s Endeavour hit a reef in 1770.

Overnight: River of Gold Motel or similar

Day 5: Cooktown
Time today to explore this historic town – visit the James Cook Museum with its treasure trove of memorabilia to learn of Cooktown’s discovery and eventful history, the Botanic Gardens and interpretive centre. Later, a rare opportunity to accompany a Nugal-warra Elder on his traditional lands and to see this ancient, untouched country through his eyes.

Overnight: River of Gold Motel or similar

Day 6: Bloomfield Track – Mossman
Travel along the famed Bloomfield Track enjoying breathtaking coastal vistas and lush tropical rainforests. Visit Cape Tribulation, one of the most picturesque tropical regions on the far north coastline. Cruise on the waters of the Daintree River and view the variety of bird, animal and plant life. Transfer to the luxurious Thala Beach Nature Reserve.

Overnight: Thala Beach Nature Reserve or similar

Day 7: Mossman Gorge
Today we join the Kuku Yalanji for a cultural habitat tour exploring the coast and mangroves at Cooya Beach. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Port Douglas before our farewell dinner this evening.

Overnight: Thala Beach Nature Reserve or similar

Day 8: Depart Cairns
After a leisurely breakfast transfer to Cairns airport. Say farewell to new friends and take away fond memories of a delightful Tropical North Queensland Sojourn.
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