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Botanica

Far North Queensland Tropical Gardens & Food Plants

Cairns Return

Trip Code: BTFNQ7
7 Days
1 Sep 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • Seven days on a small group journey with an experienced coach captain and Botanical Guide
  • Airport transfers on first and last day; travel on a comfortable coach with room to spread out
  • Stay nights three at Reef House in Palm Cove and three nights in Port Douglas plus 13 meals
  • Visit the incredible Botanical Ark and see the historic Spanish dream garden, Paronella Park
  • Visit the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation
  • Travel to Kuranda aboard the Skyrail and visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Explore Cairns Botanic Gardens and spend time in Port Douglas
  • Visit private gardens and discover rare and unusual food plants

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • Group size 20-25 guests
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
Australia  map BTFNQ7 2020-2021
Cairns Return

You will be picked up from the Cairns pre-tour hotel at 1.30pm. Commence the tour with a visit to the Botanic Gardens in Cairns with its rainforest boardwalk. Travel to Palm Cove where you will enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Stay: Three Nights, Palm Cove, Reef House or similar

Daily :
  • Dinner

Today our tour travels south to visit Broken Nose Vanilla farm to learn about this very special orchid. Continue to Paronella Park, a dream garden built in the early 1900s by Spaniard José Paronella. Enjoy lunch at this amazing garden before returning to Palm Cove.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This morning, catch the Skyrail to the rainforest township of Kuranda. Visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary followed by free time to explore the markets and Barron Gorge National Park, before taking the iconic Scenic Railway. This afternoon is yours to explore Palm Cove.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit a special private garden, then travel to Mareeba to learn about coffee production at a beautiful plantation. Tonight, settle in to your resort hotel in Port Douglas, situated on the doorstep to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Stay: Three Nights, Port Douglas, Peppers Beach Club or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After the morning in Port Douglas we edge our way into the stunning Daintree Rainforest. At Mossman Gorge, take in the gorgeous views followed by a tour with local Kuku Yalanji guides to learn about the Indigenous history of the area. After lunch travel to the exclusive and highly renowned Botanical Ark, famous for its amazing collection of rare plants from around the world.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today we stop at the Daintree Tea Company before lunch at Cape Tribulation followed by an afternoon treat at the Daintree Ice-Cream Company. Later visit Thornton Beach and enjoy a wander along the Marrdja Botanical Trail. Here along a boardwalk you will see mangroves and strangler figs. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning we visit The Hive Gallery to see the home of Victorian garden sculptor, Wil Wilson. Hear how he creates the amazing bronze pieces that he takes to Chelsea Flower Show every year, and see works by other local artists. Enjoy a Farewell Lunch at the very artistic but quirky Oakdene Restaurant and gardens before returning to the Melbourne hotel by 5pm.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Would not hesitate to recommend Botanica and we are already looking into our next adventure.

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