13 December 2019 • 13 Nights Luxury North Queensland • Fly, Stay & Cruise Package

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    Deluxe Balcony  –  $6,995 (book now & save $1,680 pp)768603.jpg


    Prestige Balcony  –  $7,725 (book now & save $1,515 pp) 


    Deluxe Suite  –  $10,225 (book now & save $2,140 pp)


    Single Deluxe Balcony  –  $8,615 (book now & save $7,595 pp)

    Inclusions

    • One way economy class airfare from Sydney to Cairns inc tax with a full service airline including 20kg of luggage
    • One way transfer from Cairns airport to Port Douglas hotel
    • 3 nights accommodation at the Sheraton Mirage Hotel (or similar), Port Douglas with daily breakfast
    • FREE* Full day tour to Kuranda including: Hotel pick-up/drop off, Kuranda Boarding Pass, LE LAPEROUSEKuranda Scenic Rail – Heritage Class, Free time in Kuranda: 2.5hrs, Heritage Markets – daily, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    • One way transfer from Port Douglas hotel to Cairns Port
    • 10 night cruise aboard the Le Laperouse from Cairns to Sydney including:
    • All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
    • Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
    • Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands)
    • Evening entertainment and events
    • Room service 24h (special selection)
    • Zodiac shore visits
    • Port taxes

  • ItineraryExploring Australia's East Coast Islands

    Day 1: 13 Dec 2019 

    Fly Sydney to Cairns, transfer to Port Douglas hotel. Sheraton Mirage or similar.

    Day 2: 14 Dec 2019 – Port Douglas, Queensland

    Port Douglas at leisure. Breakfast included

    Day 3: 15 Dec 2019 – Port Douglas, Qld

    Day tour to Kuranda with with Scenic Rail/Skyrail. Breakfast included.

    Day 4: 16 Dec 2019 – Cairns, Qld

    Transfer to Cairns for cruise embarkation.

    Day 5: 17 Dec 2019 – Willis Island, Qld 

    Willis Island is a tiny speck of an island located in the Coral Sea. Other than a weather station there is very little here – and that is the charm. Surrounded by a pristine coral fringe, sitting atop an extinct volcano and measuring just 450 metres by 150 metres, this remote sand island is an important green sea turtle nesting site, with thousands of hatchlings between October and March each year.

    Day 6: 18 Dec 2019 – At seaExploring Australia's East Coast Islands

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    Day 7: 19 Dec 2019 – Hardy Reef, Qld

    The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres along Australia’s tropical East Coast. It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981. Hardy Reef is home to the innovatively designed Reefworld pontoon, ideally situated in shallower waters with protection from the surrounding sea conditions. You will be transferred by Zodiac to the pontoon which provides easy access to the aquatic realm either by semi-submersible, underwater viewing chamber, snorkelling or diving. There is also undercover seating and tables, sun decks, freshwater showers and change rooms.

    Day 8: 20 Dec 2019 – Percy Island, Qldprogram-8574797

    The explorer Matthew Flinders described the cove at West Bay on Middle Percy Island as “one of the prettiest little places imaginable”. The largest of the three islands in the group, Middle Percy is a favourite stop for cruising yachtsmen en-route between the tropical north and southern seas. An A-frame hut on the beach at West Bay is decorated with memorabilia and souvenirs from these yachts. After a short Zodiac ride to the beach at West Bay you can relax on this picture postcard beach or take a refreshing swim in the clear waters. For the more energetic, there are walking trails where you may catch a glimpse of some of the native and introduced wildlife.

    Day 9: 21 Dec 2019 – Lady Musgrave Island, Qld

    Lady Musgrave is an uninhabited 14 hectares coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This island is a nesting place for green turtles and loggerhead turtles. It also attracts large numbers of birds including Wedge-tailed shearwaters (Mutton Birds) which nest in burrows in the ground. Small white tip reef sharks and leopard sharks can be seen in the shallows around the island, while the coral lagoon, with its multitude of fish and coral species, is perfect for snorkelling.

    Day 10: 22 Dec 2019 – Fraser Island, Qldprogram-8574798

    Lying off the coast of Queensland just south of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser is the world’s largest sand island. Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992 for its outstanding natural universal values. Fraser Island is characterised by long uninterrupted white beaches, strikingly coloured sand cliffs, majestic tall rainforests and numerous crystal clear freshwater lakes. Called K’gari by its Aboriginal inhabitants, the island contains many sites of archaeological, social and spiritual significance dating back more than 5,000 years. After a short tender transfer ashore, Guests can enjoy a coach tour of Fraser Island taking in Lake McKenzie, the rainforest at Central Station and the giant stands of Satinay trees at Pile Valley.

    Day 11 & 12: 23 – 24 Dec 2019 – At sea

    Day 13: 25 Dec 2019 – Sydney, NSW, overnight

    Nestled around one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, Sydney is both trendy and classic, urbane yet laid-back. Composed of ocean and light, of sailors and businessmen, this city alone inspires many travellers to visit the “Land Down Under”. Located between the Pacific Ocean and the elegant silhouettes of the Blue Mountains, it encapsulates the Australian way of life: surfing beaches, quiet suburbs, skyscrapers, Victorian cottages and tropical gardens. Sydney is filled with history and harmoniously blends old world charm and ultra-modern architecture, with its sail-shaped Opera House which sits alongside the historic district of The Rocks as the Harbour Bridge stretches across the bay. 

    Day 14: 26 Dec 2019 – Sydney, NSWprogram-8574793

    Nestled around one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, Sydney is both trendy and classic, urbane yet laid-back. Composed of ocean and light, of sailors and businessmen, this city alone inspires many travellers to visit the “Land Down Under”. Located between the Pacific Ocean and the elegant silhouettes of the Blue Mountains, it encapsulates the Australian way of life: surfing beaches, quiet suburbs, skyscrapers, Victorian cottages and tropical gardens. Sydney is filled with history and harmoniously blends old world charm and ultra-modern architecture, with its sail-shaped Opera House which sits alongside the historic district of The Rocks as the Harbour Bridge stretches across the bay. 

  • Only one date available 13 – 26 Dec 2019

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