Queensland Mountain, Reef & Rainforest

Lodges visited

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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To enquire about cost or book, contact your trusted travel planner or agent. Or you can DIY by contacting each lodge direct using the link below.


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.

From brisbane, 2hr drive to spicers peak lodge or arrange to arrive via scenic flight.

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

Experience the height of luxury at Spicers Peak Lodge. Set on 8,000 acres, this naturally inspired wilderness region is enveloped by the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim, offering outstanding regional produce, mountain hiking trails and an abundance of flora and fauna.

What will I do there?

  • Picnic with a view – complete with basket, rug, pillows, cutlery, glasses, drinks, and sumptuous fare, enjoy 180 degree views of the Scenic Rim, on a picnic experience you will never forget.
  • Complimentary mountain bikes are provided to explore the great outdoors. There are plenty of opportunities for the experienced biker as well as the more leisurely rider to get off the beaten track.
  • Constellations by the campfire – in the evenings the magnificence of the southern sky spreads out all around. Sit back and relax with drink in hand, as your guide takes your through the fascinating natural science of astronomy, including history, navigation, constellations and more.

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

Experience the height of luxury at Spicers Peak Lodge. Set on 8,000 acres, this naturally inspired wilderness region is enveloped by the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim, offering outstanding regional produce, mountain hiking trails and an abundance of flora and fauna.

What will I do there?

  • Picnic with a view – complete with basket, rug, pillows, cutlery, glasses, drinks, and sumptuous fare, enjoy 180 degree views of the Scenic Rim, on a picnic experience you will never forget.
  • Complimentary mountain bikes are provided to explore the great outdoors. There are plenty of opportunities for the experienced biker as well as the more leisurely rider to get off the beaten track.
  • Constellations by the campfire – in the evenings the magnificence of the southern sky spreads out all around. Sit back and relax with drink in hand, as your guide takes your through the fascinating natural science of astronomy, including history, navigation, constellations and more.

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 on the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands, qualia, is truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to completely spoil the senses. 

What will I do there?

  • Best of Both Worlds Experience – indulge in the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience. Tour includes 60 minutes of flying, 2hrs at Reefworld and 1hr on one of the world’s best beaches, ‘Whitehaven Beach’ with sparkling wine and picnic lunch.
  • Take to the calm, clear water on a catamaran, stand up paddle board or sea kayak, or let the expert beach activities team can take you on a guided sail on a 16-foot Hobie catamaran.
  • Celebrate the spectacular island views as you tee off at the Hamilton Island Golf Club, the only championship island golf course in Australia.

2 qualia Great Barrier Reef, Queensland (3 NIGHTS)

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

What will I do there?

  • Best of Both Worlds Experience – indulge in the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience. Tour includes 60 minutes of flying, 2hrs at Reefworld and 1hr on one of the world’s best beaches, ‘Whitehaven Beach’ with sparkling wine and picnic lunch.
  • Take to the calm, clear water on a catamaran, stand up paddle board or sea kayak, or let the expert beach activities team can take you on a guided sail on a 16-foot Hobie catamaran.
  • Celebrate the spectacular island views as you tee off at the Hamilton Island Golf Club, the only championship island golf course in Australia.

Optional – an alternative Great Barrier Reef experience is a stay at Lizard Island.

Optional – an alternative Great Barrier Reef experience is a stay at Lizard Island.

From spicers peak lodge, 2hr drive to brisbane airport, 2.5hr flight to cairns airport, connect to 1hr scenic flight direct to lizard island airport, 5min hosted drive to lizard island resort.

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

Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. It is uniquely located right on the World Heritage listed The Great Barrier Reef, 240 kilometres north of Cairns, and has 24 powdery-white beaches, over 1000 hectares of national park, understated island luxe suites, outstanding dive and snorkel spots and the bluest of clear blue ocean views from every angle.

What will I do there?

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reef Fishing – 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)

Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. It is uniquely located right on the World Heritage listed The Great Barrier Reef, 240 kilometres north of Cairns, and has 24 powdery-white beaches, over 1000 hectares of national park, understated island luxe suites, outstanding dive and snorkel spots and the bluest of clear blue ocean views from every angle.

What will I do there?

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reef Fishing – 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.

From qualia, 10min hosted drive to hamilton island airport 1.5hr flight to cairns airport, 1hr drive to silky oaks lodge. from lizard island, 5min hosted drive to lizard island airport, private 60min scheduled scenic flight to cairns general aviation terminal, 70min private vehicle transfer to silky oaks lodge.

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

Tropical North Queensland hideaway Silky Oaks Lodge offers a stylish rainforest escape. Connect with the region’s First Nations cultures of The Daintree rainforest, swim and snorkel in the spring-fed Mossman River, or simply sway in a hammock on the afternoon breeze. 

What will I do there?

  • For an introduction to the rainforest, join the lodge guide on a daily walk around the property’s beautiful grounds.
  • Head off on a full-day safari with a local Kuku Yalanji guide to visit the remote outpost of Cape Tribulation, spot birds and crocodiles on a Daintree River cruise, plus scenic walks and lunch along the way.
  • After your morning yoga, relax at the Healing Waters Spa is a tranquil sanctuary and sink into a mineral rich bath and emerge renewed.

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

Tropical North Queensland hideaway Silky Oaks Lodge offers a stylish rainforest escape. Connect with the region’s First Nations cultures of The Daintree rainforest, swim and snorkel in the spring-fed Mossman River, or simply sway in a hammock on the afternoon breeze. 

What will I do there?

  • For an introduction to the rainforest, join the lodge guide on a daily walk around the property’s beautiful grounds.
  • Head off on a full-day safari with a local Kuku Yalanji guide to visit the remote outpost of Cape Tribulation, spot birds and crocodiles on a Daintree River cruise, plus scenic walks and lunch along the way.
  • After your morning yoga, relax at the Healing Waters Spa is a tranquil sanctuary and sink into a mineral rich bath and emerge renewed.

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