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Cairns Christmas Carol

Queensland

Coach
Coach
Eco
Eco
Christmas
Christmas

Tour summary

Head north for Christmas in tropical style! Unpack once for 5 nights in 5 star luxury at the Shangri-La in Cairns. We’ll dive into Green Island on a half-day tour including a semi-submarine coral viewing experience; enjoy an exclusive private twilight tour and dinner at Cairns Aquarium; ride the breathtaking Kuranda Scenic Railway and discover the sweeping plateaus of the cool Atherton Tablelands.

Departure location:
Cairns Airport
Return location:
Cairns Airport
Tour duration:
6
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

21st December 2022

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Tour pricing

Twin Share
$
3395
pp
Solo Use
$
4390
pp
Deposit:
$1000pp
Sole Use:
Plus $995 on Twin Share Price
Green Guest Policy:
Save $40 Per Person Twin Share or $80 Sole Use
All prices are in AUD. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).

Additional information

DEPOSIT

$1000pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

N.B. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure.

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control.

Tour inclusions

  • Return economy class flights to/from Cairns ex Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney or Adelaide
  • 5 nights 5 star in Cairns
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Yungaburra Curtain Fig Tree
  • Crystal Caves
  • Millaa Millaa Falls lookout
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway in Gold Class service
  • Barron Gorge
  • Kuranda River Boat cruise
  • Kuranda Markets
  • Green Island day tour including airconditioned semi-submersible coral view cruise
  • Cairns Aquarium private twilight tour with canapés, drinks and seafood platter dinner
  • Christmas Day luncheon and festivities
  • 12 meals
  • Locally operated comfort plus coach travel

Additional information

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels
Eco experience
Eco experience
Flight included
Flight included
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
GGP
GGP
Local guide
Local guide
Off-road
Off-road
Rail journey
Rail journey
Walking component
Walking component
Boat
Boat

Itinerary

Departs
Cairns Airport
Returns
Cairns Airport

Day

1

Cairns

Flight included
Flight included
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Coach
Coach

Scheduled flights arrive in Cairns where you will be greeted by your tour host. Board our coach for a short journey to our hotel which is ideally located on the Cairns Marina. Enjoy some free time on the esplanade before regrouping back at reception for check-in after 2pm. This evening we gather for welcome pre-dinner drinks and enjoy waterfront dining overlooking the marina.

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Morning Tea
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Afternoon Tea
Dinner
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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

2

Cairns

Eco experience
Eco experience
GGP
GGP
Heritage
Heritage
Walking component
Walking component

Our day takes us to the sweeping plateaus of the cool Atherton Tablelands, that is within an easy day-trip distance of Cairns. Enjoy a relaxing break at beautiful Lake Barrine surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest teeming with abundant wildlife. Enjoy a scenic drive through farmlands and quaint country towns, stopping at Yungaburra to see the famous 600 year old Curtain Fig Tree nestled in World Heritage Mabi rainforest. We then travel a short distance to see the Crystal Caves. Don on your headlamp and explore these incredible crystal caves and marvel at the remarkable collection of glittering rocks and fossils from around the world. Wind your way through air-conditioned man-made tunnels and grottoes, finishing your visit browsing the on-site jewellery shop. Enjoy lunch at Malanda before our afternoon takes us to world famous Millaa Millaa Falls, one of the most renowned and photographed waterfalls in Australia. We then make our way back to Cairns via the cane growing areas of the tropical north.

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Day

3

Cairns

Eco experience
Eco experience
GGP
GGP
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Off-road
Off-road

Travelling Gold Class on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, enjoy a premium experience offering extra comfort and a little bit of luxury. The one-way ride aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway is a 1.5-hour journey, where we will learn about regional history the train winds through Barron Gorge National Park and wraps around mountain curves for spectacular vistas. Cross Stoney Creek Bridge and chug by gorgeous waterfalls before arriving at the charming Kuranda train station. On arrival at Kuranda village, we join the Kuranda Riverboat for a 45-minute rainforest river cruise among Kuranda’s wet tropics. Sit back and relax as your guide points out flora and fauna along the Barron River. Enjoy time at the village markets before returning to Cairns via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, offering an aerial view of the rain forest as you glide above the treetops.

**Lunch is at own expense today as the catering on Gold Class Kuranda Rail is substantial.

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Day

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Cairns

Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
GGP
GGP
Local guide
Local guide
Swimming
Swimming

We are off to Green Island where we explore Green Island’s underwater world, part of the Great Barrier Reef in air-conditioned comfort on the Semi Submarine tour… without even getting wet! Seated below water level, we are treated to a divers view of the coral reef and marine life with informative commentary by the crew and see the lively fish feeding. Tonight, is a real treat taking a private guided twilight tour of Cairns Aquarium followed by drinks, canapés, and seafood platter dinner. The restaurant features a large tank showcasing a stunning 70,000 litre saltwater marine aquarium, providing a mesmerising encounter with coastal aquatic life, it sets the backdrop for a truly unique dining experience.

**Lunch is at own expense today**

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Cairns

Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
GGP
GGP

Christmas day celebrations start with a festive breakfast together and a special Fun Over Fifty Christmas message. Take a walk along the esplanade or relax and read a book poolside before we dress festive and gather for a special Christmas long lunch. Tonight, a light dinner will be provided.

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Cairns

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Enjoy one last Far North Queensland breakfast and free morning before meeting at hotel concierge where transfers are provided for your respective flights home.

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How much luggage can I take?

Our coach tours have a baggage restriction of 17kg per person (regardless of flight and rail allowances) due to our Occupational Health & Safety standards. You can also bring one small, soft carry-on bag not exceeding 30cm wide, 30cm high, and 15cm thick that may be stowed in the overhead compartment.

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Each of our tours has a fitness rating which describes the level of physical activity involved with the tour. These ratings are very important when choosing your tour to ensure it's right for you.  Our fitness ratings are:

  • 1 Easy
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What is the average size of tour groups?

Our Gold Class coaches have a seat capacity of between 44 and 46, but we cap Gold Class tours at 40 guests per tour. Our Diamond Class tours have a capacity of just 26 guests. Other tour types may have different capacities depending on the transport and destination. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about a specific tour.

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