• Pricing From $11,995 pp
  • From Cairns
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Max Group Size 8
  • Activity Level Easy Going
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Join Bill Peach Journeys for this superb luxury Aircruise. Limited to only 8 passengers this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy some of the finest properties this country has to offer. The journey begins amongst the rainforest at the renowned Silky Oaks Lodge. From here we fly by private aircraft to Crystalbrook Lodge – an unrivalled luxury outback oasis – a destination where guests can explore, indulge and relax amongst a setting that is unlike any other.

Our final destination is Lizard Island – as the northern most resort on the Great Barrier Reef, and a luxury lodge of Australia, Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. Limited to only 8 passengers this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy some of the finest properties this country has to offer.

Highlights

  • Spend 2 nights in the rainforest at Silky Oaks, a Luxury Lodge of Australia
  • Enjoy a full day exploring the Daintree, Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge
  • Stay 2 nights at the remote 5 star Crystalbrook Lodge
  • Explore the Chillagoe Caves
  • Visit historic and scenic Cooktown
  • Spend 2 nights on Lizard Island, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World
  • Private aircraft throughout
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code TNQ1900
Departs 18 Jun 2019
Returns 24 Jun 2019
Price From $11,995 pp
Single Supplement N/A
Day 1: Cairns - Port Douglas

Your journey begins today at Cairns Airport. A private transfer awaits to take you to Silky Oaks Lodge. The lodge is the ultimate luxury eco lodge in an unrivalled riverside location on the beautiful Mossman River just downstream from Mossman Gorge. There will be a welcome dinner at the lodge tonight.

Overnight: Silky Oaks Lodge

Day 2: Daintree Rainforest

This full day private tour has been specifically designed for nature lovers to showcase the very best of the Daintree Rainforest with minimal time in the vehicle. Visit the renowned Mossman Gorge and enjoy a cruise on the Daintree River, home to a diverse ecosystem and the elusive “Estuarine” crocodile. Crossing the Daintree River we journey to Alexandra Lookout to enjoy sweeping views extending from the Daintree River Estuary to the Coral Sea. Continue on to Cape Tribulation, with a stop at Kulki Lookout for unsurpassed views of the rainforest and beach, being the only place in the world where two world heritage listed areas meet.

Overnight: Silky Oaks Lodge

Day 3: Cairns - Crystalbrook

After a leisurely breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Crystalbrook Station. Hidden in the rugged outback of North Queensland, this secret outback mecca catering to only 10 guests is an oasis of luxury perched over the spectacular Crystalbrook Lake. The property is part of the historic 85,000 acre Crystalbrook Station. The lake, some 300 acres in size, is haven to a staggering range of wildlife including birds, freshwater crocodiles and fish. The private aircraft will land on the Lodge’s private airstrip.

The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure exploring the property. Activities at the lodge include fishing, kayaking, mountain biking and bush walking.

Overnight: Crystalbrook Lodge

Day 4: Chillagoe

Discover the world’s most diverse geology through a privately guided day tour to the iconic Chillagoe Caves. A 4WD coach will take you on a journey through Chillagoe’s marble quarries and stop for a visit to Tom Prior’s legendary Ford Museum. Some scientists believe the landscape around Chillagoe began to form about 400 million years ago, when limestone was deposited as calcareous mud and coral reefs on the bed of a shallow sea where Chillagoe is today. Subsequent tilting, folding and erosion exposed and weathered the limestone that today towers over the surrounding plains.

Overnight: Crystalbrook Lodge

Day 5: Crystalbrook - Cooktown - Lizard Island

After a leisurely breakfast your private aircraft will depart for Cooktown. The tour will reveal its remarkable history including a visit to the Endeavour River, named after Captain Cook’s ship, which was moored there for repairs during his voyage of discovery of the east coast of Australia. You will visit all the iconic sites of the town including Grassy Hill Lookout, Annan River and Archer Point Lighthouse, which has great views of the rainforest coastline and fringing reefs.

Late this afternoon reboard the aircraft and fly to Lizard Island our home for the next two evenings. Lizard Island is one of Australia’s most stunning Great Barrier Reef Islands and it’s yours to indulge in serenity, calm and luxury.

Overnight: Lizard Island

Day 6: Lizard Island

Enjoy the island at your leisure. Lizard Island is a granite island about 10 square kilometres in size, with three smaller islands nearby (Palfrey, South and Bird). Together these islands form the Lizard Island Group and their well-developed fringing reef encircles the 10 metre deep Blue Lagoon. The island is also part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, administered jointly by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. You may wish to have a picnic on a private beach, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or simply relax. Tonight there will be a special farewell dinner on the island.

Overnight: Lizard Island

Day 7: Lizard Island - Cairns

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before re-boarding your private aircraft for your flight to Cairns.


 

About AIRCRUISING

An Aircruise with Bill Peach Journeys is the perfect way to explore these hard to reach destinations in the style, speed, and comfort of your own private aircraft. The formula is simple – travelling by private aircraft means that we can land directly in each location ensuring time on the ground is spent discovering each region.

Fully Inclusive

When you travel on an Aircruise everything is included and arranged before you even leave home. This means not only does your holiday include accommodation, dining, and all excursions but every single one of these elements is the finest in its class. Throughout the journey, you will have a Journey Director on hand to look after you every step of the way.

Mode of transport

This journey will be operated by a variety of aircraft. All aircraft are perfect for landing in the isolated airstrips throughout this journey. To ensure a variety of viewing for everyone, we change seat allocation each day. The aircraft is operated by an experienced pilot and accompanied by a Journey Director. The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned. There will also be air-conditioned 4WD vehicles used in some areas.

Level of fitness required: Moderate

This journey is more challenging and designed for the more active traveller who is looking to venture off the beaten path. To fully participate in all activities, the traveller must be able to walk up to 1km on even surfaces unaided, travel by four-wheel drive vehicles along ungraded roads and walk up steps unassisted.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)