Colors of Queensland

Colors of Queensland

Trip Overview

This is an impressive selection of four diverse lodges and destinations reflecting the vibrant colors of Queensland and several unique World Heritage regions. From the brilliant terracotta’s of the outback, the soothing, dense greens of The Daintree rainforest and the intense blues of the ocean and Great Barrier Reef, these four landscapes are seamlessly combined into one very easy to plan itinerary.

Quick Summary

Itinerary Detail

Days 1 - 3: Northern Outback

Northern Outback
Daily Summary
  • Transfer: VIP Meet and Greet/Fast Track Immigration
  • Transfer: Road Transfer
  • Inclusions: Mt Mulligan Lodge Highlights
  • Inclusions: Mt Mulligan Inclusions
  • Accommodation: Mt Mulligan Lodge

VIP Meet and Greet/Fast Track Immigration

Welcome to Cairns, Australia! You will be met by an airport representative as you exit the aircraft to escort you through fast track immigration, assist in collecting your luggage and customs procedures. After exiting into the arrivals hall look for your private driver who will transfer you to your accommodation in the Northern Outback.

Road Transfer

From Cairns, you'll be transferred in a 4WD vehicle to Mt Mulligan Lodge where you'll stay for three nights. A scenic flight can be arranged instead of a road transfer.

Mt Mulligan Lodge Highlights

- 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.

- 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.

- Head up to the Mt Mulligan Lodge Sunset Bar and enjoy a sun-downer as you watch the ever changing moods of the Mount Mulligan escarpment.

Mt Mulligan Inclusions

Your stay at Mt Mulligan Lodge includes: accommodation, three gourmet meals daily, all-inclusive mini bar, daily curated Mount Mulligan experiences, and quality Australian beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks.

North Queensland Outback

Experience the spirit of the North Queensland back-country through a captivating landscape with indigenous significance dating back 37,000 years. The expansive property of Mt Mulligan Lodge bears the marks of the historic gold and coal rush and in its current operation, as a working cattle station, the pastoral history of Australia. The majestic Mount Mulligan dominates the surrounding landscape; the conglomerate and sandstone tabletop mountain boasts a spectacular 18 kilometer escarpment that towers over the surrounding Australian eucalyptus woodlands.

Days 4 - 6: The Daintree

The Daintree
Daily Summary
  • Transfer: Road Transfer
  • Inclusions: Silky Oaks Lodge Highlights
  • Inclusions: Silky Oaks Lodge Inclusions
  • Accommodation: Silky Oaks Lodge

Road Transfer

This morning, you'll check out of Mt Mulligan Lodge and be transferred to your accommodation in the Daintree Rainforest.

Silky Oaks Lodge Highlights

- Walk with a local guide from Walkabout Cultural Adventures through Kuku Yalanji Country among ancient rainforest and discover the culture and stories of The Daintree’s Traditional Custodians.

- Take a dip in the spring-fed Mossman River, grab snorkel and fins to explore the underwater world or float gently along in a kayak.

- The Healing Waters Spa is inspired by ancient beliefs that celebrate the water in the Mossman River as a renewing and life-giving force. Signature treatments feature natural earth clays and flower essences to relax and rejuvenate.

Silky Oaks Lodge Inclusions

Your stay at Silky Oaks Lodge includes: Tropical breakfast and dinner in the Treehouse Restaurant matched with wines daily, signature sunset drinks hour and snacks daily, in-suite bar with a selection of local treats and beverages replenished daily, daily morning open air yoga, exclusive access to walking trails, scheduled transfer to Port Douglas per day, use of pool, bikes, kayaks, and snorkel equipment.

Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest, located in North Queensland, Australia, is a living testament to the earth's ancient history and biodiversity. It's the planet's oldest tropical rainforest, dating back over 135 million years, and is often referred to as the "jewel in the crown" of Australia's natural wonders. Home to an astonishing array of plant and animal species, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth, the Daintree is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Here, you can explore lush, green canopies, meandering streams, and crystal-clear creeks while encountering unique wildlife like the elusive cassowary and vibrant Ulysses butterflies. With its tranquil beauty and ecological significance, the Daintree Rainforest is a place of wonder and reverence, inviting visitors to connect with the awe-inspiring power of nature.

Days 7 - 9: Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef
Daily Summary
  • Transfer: Road Transfer
  • Domestic Flights: Domestic Flights
  • Transfer: Road Transfer
  • Inclusions: Lizard Island Highlights
  • Inclusions: Lizard Island Resort Inclusions
  • Accommodation: Lizard Island
Domestic Flights
Cairns - Lizard Island Airport (Private)

Road Transfer

Today you'll be transferred to the Cairns Airport to board your flight to Lizard Island.

Road Transfer

Upon arrival into Lizard Island, you'll be met by your driver who will take you to your resort.

Lizard Island & The Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island, perched on the northern edge of the Great Barrier Reef, is a tropical paradise that epitomizes the splendor of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed natural wonder. This secluded island offers a gateway to the breathtaking underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, where vibrant coral gardens and an abundance of marine life await exploration. Lizard Island itself boasts pristine white-sand beaches, lush vegetation, and a sense of serenity that feels almost otherworldly. It's a haven for snorkelers, divers, and nature enthusiasts who seek to immerse themselves in the dazzling aquatic wonders and unspoiled beauty of the world's largest coral reef system.

Lizard Island Highlights

- Sensational snorkeling and diving opportunities. Dive the famous Cod Hole or snorkel straight from the beach to experience magical coral gardens, a giant clam garden and a colourful array of tropical fish.

- Take a helicopter tour for a birds-eye-view of the Great Barrier Reef. This guided aerial experience provides a powerful insight to this World Heritage wonder.

- A motorized dinghy will allow you to access Lizard’s secluded beaches all around the island. Ask the team to pack you a picnic hamper so you can spend hours exploring and soaking up the remote and romantic island surrounds. You may well be the only people on the beach the entire day.

Lizard Island Resort Inclusions

Included in your stay at Lizard Island Resort: All meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, a fine selection of wine, beer, spirits and sparkling wine (excluding some premium items), in-room mini bar restocked daily, deluxe picnic hampers for private beach outings, access to a private motorized dinghy, unlimited use of stand-up paddle boards, clear-view sea kayaks, and snorkeling gear for the duration of your stay.

Days 10 - 12: High Country

High Country
Daily Summary
  • Transfer: Private Transfer
  • Domestic Flights: Domestic Flights
  • Transfer: Road Transfer
  • Inclusions: Spicers Peak Lodge Highlights
  • Inclusions: Spicers Peak Lodge Inclusions
  • Accommodation: Spicers Peak Lodge
Domestic Flights
Lizard Island - Brisbane

Private Transfer

At scheduled time, you'll be transferred back to the airport to board your flight to Brisbane.

Road Transfer

Once you land, you'll be met at the Brisbane airport by your private driver who will transfer you to Spicers Peak Lodge.

Scenic Rim

The area surrounding Spicers Peak Lodge is a pristine wilderness that exemplifies the natural beauty of the Australian high country. Located in the Scenic Rim region of Queensland, this picturesque landscape is characterized by rolling hills, lush forests, and expansive valleys. The region is also dotted with wineries, charming country towns, and stunning viewpoints that provide a glimpse into rural Australian life and offer a perfect backdrop for relaxation and adventure.

Spicers Peak Lodge Highlights

- Arrange for a picnic hamper to be delivered to one of many scenic picnic locations around the 8,000 acre property. A table can be set for guests to arrive at the location, after a bike ride or walk, to chilled champagne, stunning views and nothing to unpack.

- Star Gazing – in the evenings the magnificence of the Southern sky spreads out all around. Learn about the various constellations from your local Guide.

Spicers Peak Lodge Inclusions

Included in your stay at Spicers Peak Lodge: all meals and most beverages through your stay (Cellar master wines and premium cocktails are available at an extra cost) as well as outdoor and daily activities (including tennis, mountain biking and hiking).


Mt Mulligan Lodge

Mt Mulligan Lodge

Website: 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. Discover a range of handcrafted experiences designed to showcase the best of the rugged and captivating landscape, steeped in gold and coal rush history.

Silky Oaks Lodge

Silky Oaks Lodge

Website: Silky Oaks Lodge

Nestled on the edge of the Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest, Silky Oaks Lodge is the Daintree's ultimate resort where this rare wilderness can be enjoyed in elegance and ease. The Lodge itself overlooks the Mossman River and is a perfect base to explore the Tropical North Queensland region. With Port Douglas only 20 minutes away, the morning drop off and afternoon pick ups provide opportunities to explore the many boutiques, restaurants and shops of this coastal town. You can cruise along the Daintree River and visit the Great Barrier Reef or Cape Tribulation - all within easy reach of Silky Oaks Lodge.

Lizard Island

Lizard Island

Website: Lizard Island

The Great Barrier Reef stretches some 1200km along the tropical north Queensland coast and is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and a world heritage listed, natural inspiration. Lizard Island is a beautiful, natural, remote island retreat and the northern-most Great Barrier Reef resort. It offers 24 white powdery sand beaches, five star cuisine, indulgent spa treatments and is an outstanding dive and snorkel destination.

Spicers Peak Lodge

Spicers Peak Lodge

Website: Spicers Peak Lodge

Located on 8,000 acres at the peak of the ridge, with breathtaking views of the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge is Queensland’s highest mountain lodge and boasts one of Queensland’s leading restaurants. The standalone Spa Anise, encompasses specially designed treatment rooms and a plunge spa pool on the deck.



Price Includes

-Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary
-Transfers and tours based on private basis with professional local guide
-Tax and services charge
-Entrance fees according the above program
-Local bottled water while sightseeing and transfers
-Portages at the airport and hotels

Price Excludes

-Any meals, transfers or tours that are not mentioned in the itinerary
-Any items of personal nature
-Tips and gratuities
-Travel Insurance (We can help provide)
-Early check in and late check out
-Optional tours
-International flight ticket
-Visa fees and departure tax (if applicable)

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