Quintessential Queensland

Quintessential Queensland

Meander off the beaten track with this quintessential 12-night Queensland itinerary, exploring the bush and outback with the support of a knowledgeable and passionate team of hosts and guides. This itinerary encourages guests immerse themselves in Australia’s environment, wildlife, and diverse natural landscapes.

Quintessential Queensland

Australia > Queensland > Brisbane > Cairns > Daintree National Park > Resort Islands 

15 Days, 12 Nights

Meander off the beaten track with this quintessential 12-night Queensland itinerary, exploring the bush and outback with the support of a knowledgeable and passionate team of hosts and guides. This itinerary encourages guests immerse themselves in Australia’s environment, wildlife, and diverse natural landscapes.

Your vacation starts on arrival in Cairns, where you will be transferred by helicopter to Mt Mulligan Lodge. Quintessentially Australian, Mt Mulligan Lodge offers modern laidback luxury in the untamed outback environment of Northern Outback Queensland. Set on a 28,000-hectre outback cattle station, the luxury lodge is situated on a secluded site, in the shadow of majestic Ngarrabullgan – Mount Mulligan.

There is plenty of times to relax or join in on any of the included activities. Get behind the wheel of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) exploring boulder-strewn creeks, navigating outback tracks before resting at the picturesque south end of Mount Mulligan to delight in a chef-prepared gourmet picnic. Take a 4WD safari to Tyrconnell Gold Mine where the thundering sound of Australia’s oldest operating gold crusher fills your senses with what it was like to work in one of the country’s most productive goldmines. Then at sunset, make your way to the Mt Mulligan Lodge Sunset Bar and watch the ever-changing moods of the Mount Mulligan escarpment.

Fly back to Cairns by helicopter and transfer by land to Silky Oaks Resort for a 3-night stay. Located in a stunning riverside location adjoining one of the oldest living rainforests the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. From the Lodge, there are extensive hiking trails into the Daintree National Park offering both adventure and education as well as diverse and beautiful locations to photograph or picnic. Get active and go canoeing, river snorkeling or paddling, goanna spotting, biking, guided walks, or early morning yoga classes followed by a swim in the river are just some of the activities available at the Lodge.
Add on a reef cruise to view the Great Barrier Reef, or perhaps just book a scenic flight and see it from above!

Transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Lizard Island, uniquely located right on the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. The island has 24 powdery-white beaches, over 1000 hectares of national park, understated island luxe suites, outstanding dive, and snorkel spots and the bluest of clear blue ocean views from every angle. Experience Lizard Island on the reef, on land or in the tranquility of the spa. Guided and self-guided activities include snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, visits to the Research Centre, tennis under night lights, morning yoga on the beach and indulgent spa treatments.

Sensational diving opportunities abound, including the famous Cod Hole or snorkel straight from the beach to experience coral gardens, brightly colored tropical fish. The nearby Ribbon Reefs are renowned for some of the best big game fishing in the world.

Return to Cairns Airport for your flight to Brisbane. On arrival, you will transfer by private vehicle to Spicers Peak Lodge (approx. 2 hours) where you can experience the height of luxury in the Queensland High Country. (Helicopter transfer options are available, please call for pricing).

Set on 8,000 acres with a backdrop of World Heritage-listed national park, this Spicers Peak Lodge provides the ultimate location for an all-inclusive luxury getaway. You’re encouraged to make the most of the lodge’s expansive grounds and position within the national park: the lodge is skirted by several private walking and mountain biking tracks, and you can also opt for private hikes with an expert guide, which take you farther afield. It’s equally the kind of property where you can simply relax and take in the fresh mountain air: there’s a pool with loungers, a spa, and all rooms have views of the surrounding countryside. Fine dining at The Peak Restaurant (with the option of tasting menus), and warm yet discreet service help to make Spicers Peak an ideal escape at the end of a busy trip.

After you stay, return to Brisbane for your return flight back to the US.


  • Outback Experience
  • Daintree Rainforest 
  • Lizard Island
  • Highland Stay


  • Round-trip economy airfare on Qantas Airways from Los Angeles to Brisbane, Cairns and Sydney (Business Class option also available)
  • Round-trip Helicopter transfer from Cairns to Mount Mulligan Lodge
  • Three nights Mount Mulligan Lodge, Outback Suite including breakfast, lunch and dinner, select wines, beers and soft drinks, use of private electric buggy to do your own exploring, daily outback experiences and use of paddle-boards, kayaks and light fishing gear
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cairns Airport to Silky Oaks Lodge 
  • Three nights Silky Oaks Lodge, Garden Retreat including breakfast and dinner, select premium wines and non-alcoholic beverages, signature evening drinks and canapes, in-suite bar, a guided rainforest walk, morning yoga, use of mountain bikes and river kayaks, one return scheduled shuttle transfer to Port Douglas each day and a AU$50 Healing Water Spa Credit or Treehouse Restaurant dining credit
  • Round-trip scheduled flight from Cairns to Lizard Island
  • Three nights Lizard Island Gardenview room including gourmet meals, non-alcoholic beverages, select alcoholic beverage, in-room mini-bar, use of non-motorized water sports and other select activities
  • Round-trip private transfer from Brisbane Airport to Spicers Peak Lodge
  • Three nights Spicers Peak Lodge, Lodge Suite including gourmet breakfast, light lunch, evening canapes, tasting dinner experience paired with wines, an all-inclsuive beverage selection, and select on-site experiences
  • US/foreign taxes and fees including September 11 Security Fee


Based on departures

Price per person from* 

Based on Double Occupancy


Price per person from*

Based on Double Occupancy


May 24 - June 28, 2022 14,799 20,699
June 29 - July 23, 2022 15,159 20,799
July 24 - November 11, 2022 14,799 20,699
November 12 - November 21, 2022 14,999 20,699
November 22 -  December 5, 2022 14,799 20,699

Group Size

Independent Vacation


July 24 - November 11, 2022 and November 22 - December 5, 2022


From $14799 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share. Single supplements apply. Advertised price valid for departures July 24 - November 11, 2022 and November 22 - December 5, 2022 and based on weekday departures. Travel Thu-Sat incurs a US$55 weekend surcharge each direction (Business Class weekend surcharge is $450 one way or $900 round-trip). An Environmental Management Charge of AU$7.00 per person daily (to a maximum of AU$21.00 per person per stay) will be charged direct to guests. Price is subject to change. Other date ranges available, however seasonal surcharges apply. Black-out dates may apply. Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases. Seats and rooms are limited and subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are current at time of posting (6/2/2022) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. Packages must be booked by July 31,  2022. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. Visas are required for travel to Australia. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | LA-1282498

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