Journey Snapshot

Imagine a coastline untouched, all your own. Explore her wilderness today, and be immersed in her beauty.

From the understated luxury of Spicers Hidden Vale, the rugged beauty of the world’s largest sand island, to an exclusive TreadRight experience, discover the relaxed lifestyle and ancient culture for which Southern Queensland are internationally renowned.

  • The Uncharted Coast
  • Australia
  • 8 Days

Prices from: Per person, in USD

  • Adult Twin $5,125

  • Single $6,825

  • Child $5,125

Journey Overview

  • Start
  • End
  • Overnight Stays
  • Sightseeing
BRISBANE GRANDCHESTER RAINBOW BEACH NOOSA BYRON BAY GOLD COAST MONTVILLE AUSTRALIA ZOO SUMMER LAND CAMEL FARM TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN CARLO SANDBLOW CRYSTAL CASTLE/ SHAMBHALA GARDENS RIVER HEADS FRASER ISLAND LAKE MCKENZIE

Your Journey Itinerary

Day Activity
1 Welcome to Brisbane

You’ll arrive in Brisbane and take a private car transfer to your hotel in Brisbane’s premium suburb Southbank, set on the Brisbane River.  Meet your Journey Director for drinks and canapes followed by a light stroll along the waterfront to Brisbane’s Stokehouse Q.  Take in the view as you dine with your new travel companions.

  • Dinner with wine
  • Emporium Hotel Southbank
2 Sunshine Coast Hinterland & Rainbow Beach

After breakfast, you’ll meet a local expert who will be taking you on an exclusive walking tour of Brisbane with a difference.  This is a rare opportunity to learn about Brisbane’s Aboriginal history through to modern culturally rich street art.  Try some indigenous flavours with a morning tea before departing Brisbane.  Rainbow Beach is today’s destination but first enjoy the Queensland countryside with time along the way to stop in Hinterland town’s such as Montville before arriving into the small beachside town of Rainbow Beach in the late afternoon.

  • Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine
  • Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort
3 Fraser Island 4WD & Noosa

Today we take a private 4WD tour over to the famous Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island.  With the chance to take a walk through rainforest at Central Station, swim in the refreshing waters of Lake McKenzie before continuing your journey to Noosa.  This evening will be free for you to dine at leisure, take a stroll along Noosa Main Beach and it’s array of beachside boutique stores.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch
  • Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
4 Australia Zoo & Grandchester, Lockyer Valley

An animal extravaganza awaits you at Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter. You will be seated for the famous Crocoseum Wildlife Warrior show and enjoy lunch with wine before meeting staff at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for a private TreadRight exclusive tour of this leading-edge treatment facility.  This evening you will arrive at Spicers Hidden Vale, a historic Australian homestead set on 12,000 acres.  Enjoy a dinner of local produce at the onsite restaurant.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch with wine, dinner with wine
  • Spicers Hidden Vale
5 Summer Land Camel Farm

After a leisurely breakfast we visit Summer Land Camel Farm where you will have the opportunity to create your own camel milk skincare product in the onsite laboratory before enjoying lunch at the farm.  During the afternoon you are free to do as much or as little as you please.  The property offers an abundance of activities including mountain bike tracks, 4WD discovery tours and self guided nature walks.  You may prefer to take to the skies with helicopter excursion (additional cost).  Or simply relax by the pool while taking in the sights and sounds of the Lockyer Valley.  The evening’s dining will be something special, join a local indigenous story teller under the stars.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch, Local Dining Experience
  • Spicers Hidden Vale
6 Mount Tamborine & Byron Bay

Your next stop is Mount Tamborine, locally known as the ‘Green behind the Gold’.  Discover stunning water falls, local art or take the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk 30 metres above the valley.  If you prefer there is the opportunity to visit a local winery for a leisurely wine tasting.  This afternoon you will cross the border from Queensland to New South Wales and to welcome you to the Byron Bay experience we visit Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens, discover giant crystals, lush sub-tropical gardens, enormous statues and beautiful spaces for contemplation and meditation.  This evening is free for you to relax at your resort.

  • Full buffet breakfast
  • Elements of Byron
7 Gold Coast

This morning there is time to explore Byron Bay.  You may like to book a sunrise balloon flight (additional cost). Before leaving Byron Bay we head to the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse, a stunning vantage point. Our final stop beckons as we approach the glitz of Australia’s Gold Coast.  Enjoy a pre dinner drink on a private boat as you cruise along the canals before a exclusive Celebration Dinner with your Journey Director and newly found friends. 

  • Full buffet breakfast, Celebration Dinner
  • Sheraton Grand Marina Mirage
8 Farewell Gold Coast

Your journey concludes this morning after breakfast with your transfer to Coolangatta or Brisbane Airport for your onward flight.

  • Full buffet breakfast

Unique Highlights

Authentic and Engaging Experiences

  • Discover
    Gold Coast DISCOVER

    Discover

    • Queensland Hinterland with off the beaten track locations
    • Walk to Carlo Sandblow from Rainbow beach, a famous sunset or sunrise vantage point
  • Explore
    Lake McKenzie Fraser Island TourismQLD 136175 2 EXPLORE

    Explore

    • With a walking tour of Brisbane with a local Indigenous guide and expert
    • Swim in the fresh waters of Lake McKenzie at Fraser Island
  • Immerse
    IMMERSE

    Immerse

    • Enjoy a private Indigenous storytelling under the stars at Spicers Hidden Vale
    • Learn of Australia Zoo’s wildlife endeavours on a exclusive TreadRight experience 
    • Meet camels at Summer Land Camel Farm 
  • Relax
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    Relax

    • On a private boat tour of Gold Coast waterways while enjoying a pre-dinner drink
    • Dinner at Spicers Hidden Vale, an historic Australian homestead set on 12,000 acres. 

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Additional Information

What's Included
  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination
  • Most meals, including Local Dining Experiences. See Dining tab below.
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Travel by bespoke vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning
  • A maximum of 20 guests to share your journey
  • Expert Journey Director and Driver Guide escorts
  • All entrance and National Park fees
  • Sustainable Travel Kit, including refillable water bottle and backpack
  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities
  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)
What to Bring
  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Camera
  • A sense of adventure
Fitness Requirements
  • Low level of fitness required
Dining
  • 7 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Lunch with wine
  • 3 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Local Dining Experience
  • 1 Celebration Dinner
Flight Information
  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 2pm into Brisbane Airport
  • Day 8: Flights to depart anytime from Coolangatta Airport or Brisbane Airport

Enjoy Your Stay