7 Day Rainforest, Noosa and Fraser Island Self Drive

Itinerary Information

All Bridge & Wickers holidays are tailor-made and no two are the same. We have made some accommodation suggestions, however we will tailor your quote to your preferred standard and style of accommodation.

Among the ecological treats in store when you travel to Australia are its rainforests, particularly those found on the Queensland coast. These ancient ecosystems are home to thousands of species of plants including trees that have been alive since the days of Christ. This self-drive itinerary will not only steer you into the heart of the thick green matter, but also includes the seaside resort of Noosa, at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast, and the ecologically intriguing Fraser Island.

 

Oreillys Rainforest Retreat

Days 1 and 2 MOUNT TAMBORINE

You’ve probably seen it on the TV, now check out the real thing. ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ was set in the rainforest of Southern Queensland. You’ll be able to commune with wildlife, including pandemelons, possums, frogs and an amazing array of birds, but stay in infinite more comfort than the celebs at O’Reilly’sa rainforest retreat on a spur of the McPherson Range. It offers a range of activities which include interpretive walks in the rainforest, birdwatching in LamingtonNational Park and an amazing treetop walk. You’ll stay in a one bedroom mountain villa.

 

Noosa Beach

Days 3 and 4 NOOSA

Bordered by the sea, a river, a rainforest and native bush, Noosa offers a wide choice of outdoor activities, from jaunts by camel to boating through the mysterious Everglades. It’s also a very happening resort, with lively restaurants and beachy boutiques. You’ll spend two nights at the Sebel resort on lively Hastings Street, just a minute’s walk from the beach. The Australia Zoo is only an hour’s drive away.

 

Fraser Island

Days 5 and 6 FRASER ISLAND

After dropping off your car in HerveyBay, you’ll travel by catamaran to the world’s largest sand island. We’ve included a private 4WD Eco Tourwhich promises a fair chance of spotting dingoes as well as kangaroos. Also on the agenda: swims in clear freshwater lakes, walks through towering rainforest and the drive along the amazing 75 Mile Beach highway where you’ll see the wreck of the beached ship The Maheno, plus Fraser’s mighty dunes with their rainbow spectrum of coloured sands. Travel between August and October and you may well want to add a short cruise to see the migrating whales. Accommodation is at the award-winning Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Day 7 ONWARD FLIGHT

Transfer by boat and coach to HerveyBay airport for your onward flight. Or you might prefer the convenience of a helicopter straight from the resort to HerveyBay airport.

Accommodation

2 nights in LamingtonNational Park at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, room only
2 nights in Noosa at the Sebel Resort, room only
2 nights on Fraser Island at Kingfisher Bay Resort, room only

Guide price

Guideline price per person, based on two sharing.

01 April 2014 – 31 March 2015 from £720

Included
Six nights’ room only accommodation as indicated
Five days’ car hire
Return catamaran transfers to Fraser Island
Full-day private guided tour on FraserIsland

All our holidays are tailored to your individual requirements and budget so please get in touch for a quote.
International flights are not included as our consultants will quote the best flight offer and include any hotel specials at time of booking.