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What's up in tropical North Queensland?

Published March 10th, 2016

Queensland’s northern tropics are a wonderland of nature waiting to be explored. Whether you’re into discovering ancient rainforests, sailing around tropical desert islands, or swimming in an underwater world, the Tropical North will blow your mind.

The best way to see it all is on a packaged tour that takes you to all the best spots. Once you've bought the ticket, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

Here are some of the current favourite tropical north tours you can take, all currently on sale!

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Islands & Rainforest

See it all on this amazing seven-day tour. Starting out in the jaw-dropping Whitsunday Islands, you can kick back and relax in the tropical waters around Daydream Island or take a cruise to check out the famous sights.

After the Whitsundays it’s on to Cairns where you’ll have the chance to go diving on the reef, hit the whitewater rapids of Tully, or get your thrills bungy jumping or skydiving!

Next on this wild ride you’ll head to magnificent Cape Tribulation for a guided walk through the Daintree Rainforest and a refreshing plunge in Mossman Gorge swimming hole. You’ll also get the chance to zipline through the rainforest canopy or kayak in the ocean.

This Contiki tour is on sale for travel from 1 September this year. It includes six nights' accommodation, travel in an air-conditioned bus and most meals.

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Islands & Rainforest (with sailing)

If you love the sound of the adventures on the Island and Rainforest Tour, but you’re keen to get a little more up close and personal with the Whitsunday Islands, this is the perfect add-on.

You’ll see the Whitsunday Islands as they were meant to be viewed, aboard a luxury yacht with the wind in it’s sails. This once-in-a-lifetime experience allows you to sleep aboard the yacht for two nights, stopping off to swim and snorkel in the lush tropical seas as you cruise around some of the 74 Whitsunday Islands.

You’ll also get the chance to act as the ship's mate and help out the crew with manning the yacht. Or you can just lay back on the deck and watch the world roll past.

Still on a high from your fabulous sailing trip, you’ll then be whisked off to Cairns and Cape Tribulation to experience the thrills of the reef and rainforest.

This seven-day Contiki tour includes six nights' accommodation, transport in an air-conditioned coach, most meals and experiences you’ll never forget!


Make Queensland's tropical north your next adventure with one of Student Flights' exclusive deals on group touring. Offer ends 31 March 2016.


Amy Dalgleish

Wanderlust pommie, currently living the dream in sunny Byron Bay.