Tropical Top End & North Queensland Getaway

11 Day Touring Experience + 10 Nights Accommodation + BONUS Tours & Incl. $2000 Bonus Value

Deal Code: MC-87348

from $... per person
Book by November 30, 2020

Package Inclusions

  • Low Deposit from $490*pp
  • 11 Day Touring Experience
  • 10 Nights Accommodation
  • Kakadu National Park Tour with Lunch
  • Cruise to Great Barrier Reef Tour with Lunch
  • Flight from Darwin to Cairns

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • BONUS Litchfield National Park Tour
  • BONUS Cruise to Green Island Tour
  • BONUS Admission to Cairns Aquarium
  • BONUS $350 Meal Credit
  • BONUS 5 x Breakfast
  • BONUS 8 x Beverage Vouchers
  • BONUS Wine & Late Check out
  • BONUS Exclusive Package Savings

My Cruises Package Inclusions

  • 5 nights accommodation at 5 star Hilton Darwin in a Hilton Guest Room 
  • 5 nights accommodation at 4.5 star Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort in an upgraded Standard Pool View Room 
  • Airfare from Darwin to Cairns with checked baggage 
  • Kakadu National Park Full Day Guided Tour with Lunch, Transfers & National Park Ticket 
  • Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef Full Day Tour with Lunch

Bonus Value

  • BONUS Litchfield National Park Full Day Guided Tour with Lunch & Transfers
  • BONUS Cruise to Green Island Full Day Tour
  • BONUS Cairns Aquarium General Admission~ 
  • BONUS $200 meal credit at Hilton Darwin 
  • BONUS Breakfast daily at Hilton Darwin 
  • BONUS 2 x Beverage vouchers at Hilton Darwin 
  • BONUS Bottle of wine upon arrival at Hilton Darwin 
  • BONUS Late checkout to 1pm at Hilton Darwin 
  • BONUS Complimentary Wi-Fi at Hilton Darwin 
  • BONUS Unlimited movies at Hilton Darwin 
  • BONUS $150 Food and beverage credit at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort 
  • BONUS 6 x Cocktail vouchers at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort 
  • BONUS Bottle of wine at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort 
  • BONUS Late check-out to 12pm at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort 
  • BONUS Daily parking at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort 
  • BONUS Complimentary Wi-Fi at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
  • BONUS Exclusive Package Savings
  • Airfare into Darwin and leaving Cairns (our holiday experts will be happy to assist with quotes)
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not listed under inclusions

General Travel Date Information 

Valid for travel: 10 May 2021

Day 1-5: Darwin

Kakadu National Park Full Day Guided Tour

Enjoy a pick up from your hotel in an air-conditioned coach and experience a full day guided tour of Kakadu, Australia’s largest national park. Travel along the Arnhem Highway where the Marrakai Plains provides a gorgeous backdrop. Join a local guide on a Yellow Water Billabong Cruise to spot numerous plants, bird and animal species including estuarine crocodiles and brolgas. Enjoy lunch at Cooinda Lodge. View Aboriginal rock art dating back 50,000 years at Nourlangie and learn about the Bininj people, the traditional owners of Kakadu.

Litchfield National Park Full Day Guided Tour

Enjoy a pick up from your hotel and join a full day guided tour to Litchfield National Park, renowned for spectacular waterfalls cascading into crystal clear pools and weathered sandstone pillars. Take a plunge in the pool at Florence and Wangi Falls. Walk through the monsoon vine forest and bushland before lunch at Litchfield Cafe. Feed the barramundi and turtles at Howard Springs Nature Park and sight magnetic termite mounds.

Darwin Free Time

Enjoy free time to explore Darwin, one of the far north’s true underestimated paradises. Food and festival culture are big in this city with rich Aboriginal history and heritage. Explore tropical parklands or opt for a safer way to see the native wildlife at the city’s Crocosaurus Cove!

Day 6: Fly from Darwin to Cairns

After breakfast, make your own way to the airport for your flight from Darwin to Cairns and check-in to your Cairns hotel on your own accord. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the sun-kissed tropical gateway.

Day 7-11: Cairns

Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef Full Day Tour

Make your way to the Cairns Marina to board a catamaran to Outer Great Barrier Reef. Escape into a world of surprises and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Situated off the coast of Cairns, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the reef activity platform is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers alike to explore. Snorkel, scuba dive, view from the underwater observatory and discover from the semi-sub.

Cruise to Green Island Full Day Tour

Make your way to the Cairns Marina to board a catamaran to Outer Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – a premier world heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. You will travel to one of the most unique environments in the world, where tropical rainforest meets the reef.

Cairns Free Time & Aquarium Admission

Explore laid-back Cairns brimming with tours, activities, foodie hot-spots, vibrant nightlife and relaxed ocean-side living. Cairns is the perfect gateway to both the reef and vast rainforests at the numerous National Parks. Make your own way and present your itinerary to Cairns Aquarium (opens from 10am-3pm with last admissions at 2pm), the only aquarium in the world dedicated exclusively to the habitats and species of tropical North Queensland.

Immerse yourself in the best of the Top End and North Queensland’s spectacular harbour, national park, rainforest and reef scenery from the tropical gateways of Darwin and Cairns, all in one trip of a lifetime.

Stay in ultimate comfort with 5 nights at Hilton Darwin overlooking the harbour and enjoy amazing perks at the only 5-star hotel in Darwin.

Spend 5 pampering nights at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort in the heart of Cairns city and unwind at the sand-fringed lagoon pool or sip on a Pina Colada poolside at the Moku Bar & Grill onsite restaurant.

Enjoy a Yellow Water Billabong Cruise and soak up extraordinary landscapes, incredibly diverse wildlife and mythical Aboriginal rock art at must-visit Kakadu National Park.

Explore spring-fed waterfalls, take a dip in cool plunge pools, or roam the rainforest wetlands for giant magnetic termite mounds at Litchfield National Park.

Experience two full day tours cruising to the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island where you can snorkel or dive among vibrant coral gardens and explore the breathtaking natural wonders of the marine world.

Enjoy ample free time to explore Darwin and Cairns at your own pace.

Your holiday contributes to the revitalisation of local accommodation and tour providers in the tourism reliant regions of tropical North Queensland and Northern Territory Parks and Wilderness.

HILTON DARWIN

Perfectly located in downtown Darwin across from the famous Esplanade, wake up to glorious harbour views. The city’s main shopping area is just a short stroll away. Bicentennial Park, Darwin Convention Centre, and the beach at Darwin Waterfront Precinct are within three kilometres. Hilton Darwin is the perfect base to explore local attractions including Charles Darwin National Park or travel further afield to iconic Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.

Hilton Darwin is renowned for extremely clean and contemporary rooms featuring modern amenities and local artwork. There is an outdoor pool on a high floor with sun lounges and a cutting-edge fitness centre for your recreation. Enjoy all-day-dining on-site at Mitchell’s restaurant and drinks at the bar. Synonymous for service excellence, you will be pampered by the award-winning Hilton hospitality.

HILTON GUEST ROOM 

Designed for comfort and convenience, this room offers the space and privacy you need to work or relax. Enjoy revitalised bathrooms with intelligent lighting and walk-in showers. Watch on-demand-movies on the HDTV.

HOTEL FACILITIES 

Please note: Some resort facilities may incur additional charges.

  • Amenities
  • Valet parking
  • Free internet
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar / lounge
  • Kids club
  • Taxi service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Conference facilities
  • Banquet room
  • Meeting rooms
  • Fax / photocopying
  • Salon
  • 24-hour security
  • Baggage storage
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in / check-out
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service

 

NOVOTEL CAIRNS OASIS RESORT 

Perfectly located, this oasis in the Cairns city centre offers a relaxing, indulgent place to unwind and a well-positioned launch pad to explore Cairns and its surrounds. Enjoy cocktails at the swim-up pool bar – tropical and chic it serves as a beautiful compliment to the sparkling, sand-fringed lagoon pool. Simple and contemporary Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort suites and rooms offer modern conveniences among cool, calming aesthetics. Onsite restaurant Moko Bar and Grill allows for relaxing resort days while the myriad of surrounding restaurants, bars, shops and gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest are just outside your door.

ABOUT THE RESORT

Right near the Cairns Aquarium, close to the city centre and within easy reach of Cairns’ many attractions., Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is your relaxing haven from which to explore Tropical North Queensland’s wonders. Within close distance to the Cairns Esplanade, Cairns Marina, Reef Casino and many restaurants, bars and shops, the resort is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and equipped with beautiful onsite facilities, suites and guest rooms.

Your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest via the busting Cairns Marina and beautiful, verdant mountains just inland, you’ll love exploring this destination knowing your elegant home away from home awaits close by. Relax beside the sparkling, sprawling lagoon pool surrounded with beach-sand, cabanas, umbrellas and comfortable pool cushions. Swim up to tropical-chic, Moku Beach Club – a tiki-inspired, relaxed, coastal pool bar. Beautifully manicured gardens with swaying palms and lush tropical surrounds play host to the resort’s fitness centre, contemporary dining at Moku Bar and Grill and generous hot and cold buffet breakfasts. Bright and spacious suites and guest rooms allow for the ultimate comfort and retreat to recharge in. Simple, elegant and comfortable with contemporary design in muted tones reflecting the soft, coastal ambience, the interiors are accented by calming artwork. Enjoy free Wi-Fi access, air-conditioned rooms with LCD TVs boasting inhouse movies and cable plus a minibar. Fair-trade cane sugar bath products adorn your sleek bathroom with shower.

RESORT FACILITIES 

Please Note: Some resort facilities may incur additional charges.

  • Lagoon style pool with sandy beach
  • Moku Beach Club swim up bar
  • Moku Bar & Grill Restaurant
  • New Deluxe Rooms
  • Restaurant and public areas recently renovated.
  • Room Service
  • Wi-Fi/Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • Babysitting on request
  • Air-conditioned
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
  • Reception open 24-hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-out
  • Laundry
  • Currency exchange
  • Porter
  • Concierge
  • Outdoor unheated pool
  • Fitness centre

 

PRICING

Low deposit: From $490 per person

Single supplement: Additional $900 per person is payable for solo travellers

Child price (3 years old and above): Same as adult price.

Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise.

CHILD POLICY 

Children under 3 years of age are not permitted.

TOUR RECONFIRMATION 

Due to changing operating schedules, Kakadu, Litchfield, Great Barrier Reef and Green Island tours must be reconfirmed by calling the day tour supplier 24 hours before departure. The supplier reserves the right to adjust the schedule or substitute the product with a similar alternative.

TOURING EXPERIENCE
The itinerary consists of individual day tours for you to enjoy independently.

FITNESS 

A low to moderate level of fitness is required. You will encounter several walks of up to 15 minutes each way, sometimes on uneven ground, with the occasional gentle climb and staircase to vantage points and swimming areas. You will be expected to alight from coaches on your own accord.

SMOKING 

Government regulations prohibit smoking inside tour coaches within Australia.

TRAVEL INSURANCE  

Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.

PEACE OF MIND POLICY 

For cancellations before 31 December 2020, a full refund will be provided except the airfare if tickets are issued. Cancellations after this date will be subject to standard terms and conditions. Applies to new 2021 departure bookings made before 30 November 2020.

If tours, flights or accommodation are cancelled by the supplier due to COVID-19, a full credit will be offered.

AMENDMENT POLICY 

Each change: $150 per person administration fee plus applicable airline and third-party supplier fees.

CANCELLATION FEES 

Cancellation more than 60 days before departure: Loss of deposit and airfare.

Cancellation within 60 days of departure: 50% of total package price.

Cancellation within 15 days of departure: 100% of total package price.

DISCLAIMER 

The operation of tours, cruises, hotels, activities, attractions and restaurants are subject to availability and minimum numbers. The operating schedule may be impacted without notice by adverse weather, closures, COVID-19 or other factors beyond our control including force majeure. The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed appropriate by the operator for safety, logistics and your enjoyment. Listed hotels may be substituted with properties of a similar standard.  Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

FORCE MAJEURE 

Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, the supplier reserves the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

Highlights

Transport: Coach & Boat
Places Visited: Darwin, Kakadu, Litchfield, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Green Island
Tour Date:
10 May 2021

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