Whitsunday Escape
Mackay (Ex 1) Queensland - Tue 19th April 2016

Max Participants:
Mackay (Ex 1) Queensland
Tue 19th April 2016
Start Time:
5 Days
Non-Member Cost:
$1095.00 Per Person based on Twin Share
Member Cost:
$1095.00 Per Person based on Twin Share

Arrive at a time to suit you in Mackay on Friday. (We can suggest accommodation options pre/post tour)

Day 1

We pick you up from your accommodation and travel to Finch Hatton Gorge for a swim under a cascading waterfall before continuing on and up to the beautiful Eungella National Park, one of Queensland’s most ecologically diverse parks with 860 plant species and a wonderful variety of wildlife. After a picnic lunch we will bushwalk from Sky Window to Broken River, where visitors have on occasion seen platypus in the wild. Enjoy the scenery then on the drive to Cape Hillsborough, where we will spend the next 2 nights. On arrival settle in to our beachfront cabins and share a fish and chip dinner with other travellers.

Day 2

Today we have the whole day to relax and explore this beautiful area. Awaken to wallabies on the beach and take a 4km leisurely walk around Andrews point. For those interested we will drive a short distance for Devonshire Tea to an old Railway Station, transported to the area by a local family. After lunch spend the afternoon around the pool or continue to explore the beaches, rocky pools and caves. Wedge Island can be accessed at low tide over the causeway.

Day 3

An early breakfast this morning before an hour long drive to beautiful Airlie Beach where we will enjoy a day of ocean rafting, snorkelling and a ‘must do’ visit to amazing Whitehaven Beach (voted best beach in Australia on TripAdvisor) Lunch is on the boat and hold on tight for the trip home. Glimpse the palm trees on Hamilton Island as we return as this is our destination for tomorrow. Wander the Bicentennial Boardwalk once home or collapse by the pool. For the next 2 nights we stay in comfortable cabins at Airlie Beach.

Day 4

We catch the ferry to Hamilton Island this morning after breakfast. The day is your own- relax at Catseye beach, wander the marina with its restaurants and galleries, walk, participate in available water sports or hire a golf buggy for a half day and cruise around. Mid afternoon we head back to our cabins. For our final night we will head into Airlie Township for dinner and drinks

Day 5

We head back to Mackay after breakfast this morning. Arrange your flight home in the afternoon or explore Mackay and fly out the next day.

Cost Per Person:

$1195.00, or become an Adventurous Women ® ™ Member for $59.95 per year

and pay only $1095 for this tour.


Private air-conditioned minibus for duration of tour

1 Driver & 1 Adventurous Women ® ™ Tour Escort

Accommodation (comfortable bunk style cabins)

Ocean Rafting Day Trip

Ferry transfer to Hamilton Island

Meals (4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners)

Not Included

Flights to and from Mackay

Pre/Post Tour Accommodation in Mackay

Items of a Personal Nature


To be included in this tour, we require a $250.00 deposit


Please note map locations and route are approximate only

No Princess Policy

Princess crossed out This tour by it's very nature is not designed for the 5 Star Traveller. It is for the girl who has an 'adventurous spirit' and is looking for a unique and rewarding experience (Once in a Lifetime)! You should be able to adopt a "Go With The Flow" attitude, after-all we are in a foreign country and things don't always go to plan...this will help you chill out and therefore get the best out of your holiday. You will also need to be mobile without assistance - some of the sights require you to be on your feet, navigating steps and uneven surfaces at times. We also have a couple of walks as part of this tour - these walks can be achieved by anyone with a general level of fitness, but again mobility is the key, as with all of our tours.

Cancellation & Refunds

Domestic Travel

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 60 days plus prior to trip departure - Loss of deposit
  • 59 - 30 days prior to trip departure - 50% Of The Tour Cost
  • 29 - 15 days prior to trip departure - 75% Of The Tour Cost
  • Within 14 days of the trip departure - 100% Of The Tour Cost

Overseas Travel

Each of our Tour Operators/Service Providers have their own booking conditions & cancellation policy over and above those of Adventurous Women's booking conditions, please ensure you request them and read them carefully.
Adventurous Women's Cancellation Policy can be viewed at the bottom of this website under the heading 'Cancellation Policy'. Please ensure you read it carefully, as by paying your deposit, you acknowledge that you accept this cancellation policy, over and above that of our Service Providers.

  • Cancellation of More than 70 days - Loss of Deposit
  • Between 69 and 31 days - Loss of 50% Of The Tour Cost
  • 30 days or less - Loss of 100% Of The Tour Cost

No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.

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