Imagine the stillness of the ocean, the changing colours the largest coral reef on Earth as the sun sets before the profusion of stars appear above. A truly unique experience, overnight on a large pontoon on the reef, with the place almost to yourself, a delicious dinner as the vibrant life of the reef moves around you, enjoy a drink from the bar and take it all in. Combined with the verdant island and blue seas of Hamilton Island, with watersports, trips to Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsundays, it’s a Queensland experience of nature, relaxation and tropical Australian style.
Our expert tour specialists can tailor this trip to exactly meet your needs. We make the suggestions but the decision is yours
Fly to Brisbane, with various stopovers available in Dubai or Singapore and South East Asia. On arrival stay in the heart of Brisbane in the New Farm area at Spicers Balfour in one of Australia’s fastest growing cities.
A few days with a taste of the city, enjoying the Aussie lifestyle. As well as a funky design, the Spicers hotel is well located a short walk from the heart of this exciting city, full of restaurants, bars, street food places and the South Bank of the Yarra River.
Brisbane is the gateway to tropical Queensland and its long coastline. A full day small group excursion to the paradise of North Stradbroke Island with an expert guide reveals kangaroo and koala. Take in the turquoise waters with possible dolphin and turtle sightings, and walk along the spectacular North Gorge.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Fly up the coast to Hamilton Island, across the waters from the sparkling archipelago of the Whitsundays and close to the Great Barrier Reef. Hamilton Island has a choice of accommodation options, and it’s a perfect location for those looking for relaxation, being close to nature on this carefully protected private island.
With a four night stay at Hamilton Island, there’s a host of extras included in the package, from island shuttles, complimentary watersports facilities including catamarans, paddle skis and snorkelling – and what amazing snorkelling there is. There’s entry to Wild Life Hamilton Island and an undoubted highlight, a half day tour to Whitehaven Beach with Cruise Whitsundays.
Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Travel by high speed vessel to Hardy Reef for a day on the pontoon – for diving, snorkelling swimming with colourful fish and optional helicopter flights. When the day trippers head off, only a few people are left for overnight on the reef. Watch the sun set, maybe see some turtles surfacing to feed and see the myriad stars of the clear night sky come out. Sleep in a comfy swag on the top deck of the pontoon and experience the tranquillity and colours of an unforgettable night in this delicate environment.
Meals: Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, BBQ dinner
Wake to the still morning on this natural wonder and the fantastic changing colours. Go in the underwater viewing chamber, you may have it all to yourself as the life of the reef wakes. Take an optional snorkel to some very special spots. Head back to Hamilton Island later this afternoon, with some unforgettable memories.
Meals: Breakfast, morning tea, lunch
Fly direct to Brisbane, for a day in the city after your wilderness adventure. There are direct flights to Cairns, Sydney and Melbourne if you’d like to extend your trip.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
'Stylish Boutique, Walking Distance to the Heart of the City'
Spicer’s Balfour is a chic stylish boutique hotel, the exterior is typical Queenslander architecture with distinct rooms. The hotel is located in the fashionable suburb of New Farm just minutes from Brisbane’s city centre. Guest can expect high quality and exceptional service complimented by stunning décor, rooftop bar and a relaxing spa. Guest rooms are eclectic and stylish offering high tech entertainment system and luxury bathroom amenities. Each evening guests are invited to the rooftop bar which overlooks Brisbane’s skyline for complimentary canapés. Spicer’s Balfour is continuously ranked highly with Tripadvisor.
‘Excellent Accommodation At Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel’
Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel is located on the Coral Fringed of the Great Barrier Reef – south east of Shute Harbour. Guests who stay at Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel have access to all of the resorts facilities, including tennis, paddle boards and an infinity edge pool. The resort has many exquisite rooms to pick from which are all elegantly decorated and furnished to create a tropical haven.
3 nights Spicers Balfour Hotel
5 nights at Hamilton Island Resort Reef View Hotel, Garden View room
Watersports, Half Day Whitehaven Beach excursion, island shuttle and Wild Life Hamilton Island entry
Overnight on the Barrier Reef with Cruise Whitsundays Reefsleep with included and optional activities
Meals as specified on itinerary
International and domestic flights in economy class
All transfers included
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