Queensland Rainforests & Great Barrier Reef wildlife vacation

Tailor made two week tour traveling inland and along the coast in search of the incredible animals that inhabit the rainforests and coral reefs of Queensland.
Snorkelling and diving around the Great Barrier Reef Wildlife watching within Daintree Rainforest Travel from Cairns to the highlands of the Atherton Tablelands Wildlife watching within Eungella National Park Whale watching from Hervey Bay on Fraser Island Wildlife watching tour of Great Sandy National Park Whale watching from Moreton Bay Free time in Brisbane
Price
5995 including domestic flights only
Duration
17 Days
Type
Tailor made
More info
From 5,995 (16 nights) full board, including a professional zoologist escort and local expert guides, all transfers and wildlife watching activities including Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest activities and including internal flights, ferry tickets; excluding international flights.
Price depends on your party size (couples and private solo tours can be arranged).
Please contact us for a quote specific to your party size and requirements.
Make enquiry

Description of Queensland Rainforests & Great Barrier Reef wildlife vacation

Price information

5995 including domestic flights only
From 5,995 (16 nights) full board, including a professional zoologist escort and local expert guides, all transfers and wildlife watching activities including Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest activities and including internal flights, ferry tickets; excluding international flights.
Price depends on your party size (couples and private solo tours can be arranged).
Please contact us for a quote specific to your party size and requirements.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Great Barrier Reef
You are never too old to explore the Great Barrier Reef, as proven by the equally great Sir David Attenborough, who celebrated his 90th year by making...
Queensland
From the chilled-out surfing vibes of the Gold Coast to the steamy outposts of the tropical north, fringed with reef and white sand, nowhere in Austra...

Vacation information

Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

In Australia (as with everywhere we go) we carefully choose accommodation, supplies and transportation that either minimises its effect on the environment or helps to contribute to its sustainable development. By choosing small, privately owned accommodation where possible as we are always looking at ways to lower our ecological footprint and smaller companies are usually much better at this than larger ones. Where possible, we make sure that the lodges, camps and ranches that we use support local projects for the protection of the wildlife and local communities which rely on tourism as the principal source of income. We try and make sure that all the accommodation that we use is are ecologically responsible and use solar power electricity and water recycling pumps etc as well as making sure that all the food consumed is produced locally. We also contribute and participate in as many studies that the local researchers are conducting as possible.

Wildlife Promise:

By bringing people here with a professional zoologist as well as professional local guides we aim to showcase the environment in full but also to allow you to learn about the problems facing the ecosystems here and highlight the ways that continued development and human exploitation are affect the species and how cutting edge research is countering the problems as well as showing you examples of success stories. We also keep a record of all the great sightings we see on each tour and record the environmental factors, this data is used by ourselves but also given to the researchers who are working on many of these species. Such as contributing our pictures and videos to the local and global humpback whale identification programs. We also help contribute to ongoing research of the Lumholtz tree kangaroo populations in Atherton Tablelands.

People

As with any of our tours of Australian tours or elsewhere in the world we always employ local guides and experts where ever possible. They have a much better local knowledge and also helps to bring in revenue sources to the local community. All of the accommodations that we stay in make sure that all their resources such as food, drink and equipment is locally sourced. Some of these towns and villages are very remote and by using locally owned business and sourcing as many things from the local area we contribute to the benefit of the local economy. We also participate in locally run naturalist and cultural tours that showcase the local wildlife, ecosystems as well as Aboriginal cultures and histories, these tours are helping to keep alive some of the smaller traditional communities and ways of life. During our trips of the Atherton Tablelands we often travel on private land to find some of the animals and we make sure that the land owners are compensated for the use of their land. This helps to keep sustainable practises going and preserve the local ecosystems as well as providing a direct income from wildlife watching to the local land owners. We also encourage the purchasing of local handicrafts which are all created in a sustainable way and provide great unique souvenirs.

Popular similar vacations

B&B self drive tour of Tasmania, meet the locals

B&B self drive tour of Tasmania, meet the locals

From AU $1495 - AU $6000 10 days excluding flights

Self-drive staying in Tasmania's most charming B&Bs

Australia vacations, tailor made

Australia vacations, tailor made

From US $18550 22 days including domestic flights only

Explore 3 very different states of Australia

Uluru and the Olgas tour in Australia

Uluru and the Olgas tour in Australia

From US $595 3 days excluding flights

Experience Australia's rugged land of Dreamtime legends