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Dream holiday alert! This small group adventure takes you from the coastal town of Airlie Beach to luxurious Paradise Cove, with two nights spent on an authentic 100-year-old Tall ship to really complete the dream!

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Whitsunday Islands Small Group Tour – 6 days

This is the terrific Queensland trip that tropical dreams are made of. It doesn’t get much better than secluded palm-fringed beaches, hidden waterfalls and the crystal-clear waters of the Whitsunday Islands!

This small group adventure takes you from the coastal town of Airlie Beach to luxurious Paradise Cove, with two nights spent on an authentic 100-year-old Tall ship to really complete the dream holiday. Enjoy exploring spectacular islands within the archipelago, swimming and snorkelling in the Coral Sea and appreciating the unique wildlife and culture in the area. But most importantly, this is your chance to simply relax, kick back and enjoy yourself in paradise!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • It’s an intimate escorted tour with maximum 16 people in your group.
  • Spend two nights aboard a 100-year-old Tall Ship & go swimming off the boat.
  • Wander on the islands to explore rainforests & learn about local history & culture.
  • Access your private beach on the Coral Sea with picture-perfect views!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Small group (maximum 16 people)
  • 5 nights comfortable accommodation
    • 2 nights Hotel
    • 1 night Resort
    • 2 nights Tall Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Transport by Private Minibus and Boat
  • Included activities
    • Ngaro First Nation Welcome to Country
    • South Mole National Park hike
    • Falls to Paradise Waterfall & Beach tour

Departs Brisbane:

2021 – 6, 20 January; 3, 17 February; 3, 17 March; 14, 21 April; 5, 12 May; 16 June; 14 July; 11 August; 15 September; 13 October; 15 December

Note: Dates are subject to availability & confirmation at time of booking. Prices may vary depending on your departure date. Once your booking is confirmed, date changes are permitted up to 20 days prior to departure.

Get the Brochure:

Click here to view or download a copy of the brochure. The brochure includes more details and the full itinerary (where applicable).

Want to Stay Longer?

You can add extra nights before or after the tour, from $80 per person per night.

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Single supplement is from $890 to book your own private room.

Booking Conditions:

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Small Group Tour



Welcome to the Airlie Beach, the stunning gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Take your time today making your way to check in to your hotel, before meeting your local leader and group for a short welcome meeting at 4pm in the hotel foyer. From here, you’ll head out along the coast for a stroll into Airlie Beach, where you’ll be greeted by a local member of the Ngaro family. They will welcome you to country and provide you with an overview of the culture and history of the magnificent Whitsundays that you’re about to explore. Your local leader will then take you on a short orientation walk of the town, before you have the evening to yourselves. Get to know your fellow travellers with a welcome dinner of quality local food, then maybe head to one of Airlie Beach’s quirky bars to chat over a drink. IMPORTANT: It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance and emergency contact details at this time. If you are going to be late please let your booking agent or hotel reception know.

After breakfast this morning, you’ll leave Airlie Beach and drive for around 30 minutes for a day of exploring the Cedar Creek Falls and the exclusive Paradise Cove Resort. Here you’ll have time to admire the tropical flora and fauna, including the unique white cedar trees that gave the falls their name, as well as taking a guided walk around the falls for spectacular views of the region. You’ll also have the chance to swim with wild turtles in the falls, before stopping for an included lunch. This afternoon you’ll make your way to the Balinese-style Paradise Cove Resort, the luxury hideaway where you’ll be staying for the night. Spend the afternoon swimming, stand up paddle boarding or kayaking in the Coral Sea or simply relaxing by the pool or in a hammock on the secluded white, sand beach. Tonight, you’ll be treated to a special poolside dinner – the perfect way to wind up a memorable day. Breakfast & Dinner included.

This morning is free for you to make the most of being on holiday. Whether you’d rather sleep in, spend time by the pool or just take your time over breakfast, Paradise Cove is the place to indulge. After a few hours you’ll return to Airlie Beach, where you’ll board a 100-year-old Tall Ship, which has a fascinating history and will be your home for the next two nights. This afternoon will be spent at sea, where you can enjoy time on board unwinding with a good book or chatting with your travel buddies, perhaps stopping for a dip in the clear, tropical waters or maybe even some snorkelling. Tonight, you’ll be treated to dinner on board as you get to know your fellow travellers. Then, perhaps retire to the deck and enjoy a drink under the stars. All meals included.

Today will be spent at sea, stopping at a number of different Whitsundays Islands and beaches. You might like to spend time at swim stops swinging off the Tarzan rope into the water, or making use of the snorkelling gear provided. Weather dependent, you will make a stop at the famous Whitehaven Beach, for the ultimate Whitsundays experience. All meals today will be provided on the boat, so you can just kick back and relax on the deck. South Mole National Park included. All meals included.

Today brings an end to your time on the boat, as you slowly make your way back to the mainland. On the way, you’ll stop at South Molle Island National Park, with an opportunity to stretch your legs on a hike. Enjoy views of the reef, rainforest and coastline as well as keeping an eye out for some of the beautiful birdlife on the island including rainbow lorikeets, currawongs and endangered bush stone curlews. After the hike, you’ll have worked up an appetite for lunch before you’ll continue to Airlie Beach where you’ll disembark at the marina. Head to your resort accommodation to check in and then enjoy a free afternoon and evening. Be sure to check with your leader if you’d like a recommendation of the best spots to try some local seafood and maybe even a few tropical cocktails! Falls to Paradise Waterfall and Beach Tour included. Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner included.

This morning after breakfast you’ll drive back to Airlie Beach where your tour will come to an end. If you have the time, feel free to stay longer and enjoy everything that this beautiful region has to offer – contact us to book post-trip accommodation. Breakfast included.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.


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