Nature Break in Northern Queensland

For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and connect with nature – even if only for a short trip – our short break in Northern Queensland offers just what you need. Relaxing and soothing surroundings, wildlife viewing opportunities, nature all around… The perfect short break to Australia!

Price guide: price available upon request

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival into Cairns Airport, you will be transferred to your first accommodation, Crystalbrook Lodge. You can choose to opt for a 45 minute flight or a 3 hours private vehicle transfer.

Stay: Crystalbrook Lodge

Day 2: Explore the Northern Outback

Hidden away in the rugged outback of Northern Queensland, Crystalbrook Lodge is an intimate property catering to only 10 guests at a time. Its spectacular setting over Crystalbrook Lake, is home to a wide range of wildlife (birds, freshwater crocodiles and fish amongst others).

During your stay, visit the follow the Lakeside Trail Loop with a guide, where you can admire countless water birds or go fishing. The Chillagoe is another great outing, offering some of the most diverse geology. In the evenings, sit back, relax and count the falling stars that cross the sky.

Stay: Crystalbrook Lodge

Day 3: From Crystalbrook Lodge to Silky Oaks Lodge

Depart Crystalbrook Lodge and make you way to your next accommodation, Silky Oak Lodge, located further south.

Stay: Silky Oak Lodge

Day 4 - 5: Explore the great outdoors

Silky Oaks Lodge is located in a stunning riverside location, neighbouring the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park, which you will enjoy exploring.

If you want something a little more active, hop on a mountain bike and cycle to Mossman Gorge where you can enjoy a delightful waterside picnic. Surprisingly, you can also snorkel in the Billabong, where you will observe freshwater turtles, eels, and platypus. If you prefer, you can just relax in the comfort of the hotel and indulge in a massage at the Healing Waters Spa.

Stay: Silky Oak Lodge

Day 6: From Daintree National Park to the Great Barrier Reef

Today, you will depart the lush surroundings of Daintree National Park to indulge in a much deserved beach escape to the Great Barrier Reef.

Stay: One&Only Hayman Island

Day 7 - 8: Beach getaway on the Great Barrier Reef

You are free to do as little or as much as you want whilst on the beautiful Hayman Island. Diving and snorkeling are high up on the list of must-dos, as are waterskiing activities. Of course, a stop at the spa for a massage is the perfect way to end your holiday.

Stay: One&Only Hayman Island

Day 9: Departure

You will be transferred back to Cairns Airport to catch your return flight.

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival Crystalbrook Lodge
Day 2: Explore the Northern Outback Crystalbrook Lodge
Day 3: From Crystalbrook Lodge to Silky Oaks Lodge Silky Oak Lodge
Day 4 - 5: Explore the great outdoors Silky Oak Lodge
Day 6: From Daintree National Park to the Great Barrier Reef One&Only Hayman Island
Day 7 - 8: Beach getaway on the Great Barrier Reef One&Only Hayman Island
Day 9: Departure

Map

1- Crystalbrook Lodge 2- Silky Oaks Lodge 3- One&Only Hayman Islands