CAIRNS – FITZROY ISLAND – CAIRNS
3 days, 2 nights
This famil promises double the Great Barrier Reef action, with two full days on the World Heritage-listed icon. Join Frankland Island Cruises for a day on the Great Barrier Reef, before exploring the reef at Fitzroy Island. When we’re not staying island side, we’ll be staying at Riley, the latest entry in the Crystalbrook Collection hotel group and brand spanking new five-star hotel in Cairns CBD.
Sunday 20th of October
AM: Swap Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef
If getting to the reef fast is high on your criteria, you’ll be happy to know Frankland Islands Reef Cruises will put you on the reef fast. Our snorkelling destination? The Frankland Islands, a cluster of pristine National Park islands which are fringed entirely by reef. We’ll have more than four hours to Find Nemo and you’ll have the choice of guided snorkel safari, semi-submersibles, glass bottom boat tours, guided island walks and introductory scuba diving.
PM: Live the life of Riley
Tonight, we’ll take a look at how far a $170-million transformation will go as we check into Riley. If you haven’t had enough time in the water today, you might like to discover the Riley’s 1,000- square-metre, sand-fringed lagoon-style pool.
Overnight: Riley, A Crystalbrook Collection Resort
Monday 21st of October
AM: Slow start at the Riley
Spend the morning at the Riley discovering the resort’s facilities including breakfast onsite. What separates this hotel’s food scene from the crowd is the fact all meat served here is supplied by Crystalbrook Lodge, a working cattle farm that you’ll find 200km away.
PM: Swap the mainland for Fitzroy Island
Being Cairns’ closest island has some perks, which you’re about to discover with your overnight visit to Fitzroy Island. On today’s agenda is a short boat ride to paradise, before making a beeline to the activities desk for an afternoon of water activities – snorkelling, glass kayaks and SUP. Seeing turtles is guaranteed on this famil, at least with our visit to their turtle rehabilitation centre, where you can get up close to these gentle giants.
Sunset: Eye spy a sunset
We’ll enjoy sunset Jay-Z and Beyonce style, on board a luxury catamaran with champagne and charcuterie and a candy coloured sunset.
Overnight: Fitzroy Island Resort
Tuesday 22nd of October
AM: Cairns is calling
After breakfast accommodation, we’ll board the 9.30am one-hour transfer back to Cairns, returning to the mainland by mid-morning for your onward journey.