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Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Diving, Backpacking, Canoeing
14 days       2 - 12 guests

Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Diving, Backpacking, Canoeing

  • enjoy a variety of sports while exploring wilderness Australia
  • see paddemelons, brushtail possums, sugar gliders and other wildlife
  • hike on ancient aboriginal trails
An action filled adventure featuring virtually every outdoor sport possible in the Land Down Under! We will mountain bike on lush rainforest tracks, canoe through the jungle, hike into the wilderness on secret Aboriginal trails, kayak remote ocean islands, and dive colorful reef environments.

This is an incredibly active way to explore the lush wilderness found in Australia's Queensland. An outdoor playground, Queensland has untouched tropical rainforests, remote mountains, rivers, tablelands, small pristine islands, and of course the amazing Great Barrier Reef. Some of our explorations take us into parts of Queensland seen by very few, and all of our adventures allow us to truly experience Australia.

A shorter, 10-day trip similar to this is run year round. No previous experience or special gear is required. Just bring a sense of adventure and a desire to have fun. This is a tropical adventure like no other!

Itinerary Highlights

  • Day 1 - 3: Fly to Cairns, Australia
  • Day 4: Mulgrave River; Wilderness canoeing
  • Day 5 - 6: Atherton Tablelands; Village and rainforest mountain biking
  • Day 7 - 8: Bartle Frere Rainforest; backpacking
  • Day 9 - 10: Great Barrier Reef; Dive and/or snorkel
  • Day 11 - 13: South Barnard Islands; Sea kayaking
  • Day 14: Fly home
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Departure Dates
2005: No longer offered. Discuss a custom itinerary with us.

Land Price
$1,690 US (2 - 12 guests)

Hotels, lodges, wilderness camps, dive vessel

Level of Difficulty
III - Challenging

There is a 10-day version of this itinerary (no kayaking)
Land cost: $1,090 US (adults), $990 (children 10 - 13 years)

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Scuba Diving, Hiking, Rock Art & Rainforest Exploration.
16 days       9 - 24guests

Marine Life

  • dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef for 5 days
  • hike to areas rich in Aboriginal rock art
  • dive the Cod hole, Pixie Pinnacle, & Osprey Reef - A Coral Sea Atoll
Hover within a foot of 300 lb. Potato Cods, dive an atoll where the walls drop down thousands of feet and the visibility exceeds 200 ft., swim with pelagic (open sea) fish, pass over 4 ft. long clams, see some of the best preserved Aboriginal rock art in Australia -- you will do all of this on this adventure.

Parrot On our live-aboard we explore the Great Barrier Reef amidst the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea. Here are huge pelagics including Potato Cod, sheer walls of coral and an abundance of gaudily colored fish. All sites visited have fantastic snorkeling as well. In addition to diving there is also the chance to join the onboard research team and we can learn more about the marine life and the reefs we visit. Depending on the departure we may track sharks, or in June or July we will be amazed by the close encounters with Minke Whales. We can spend hours in water with 4 to 30 of these huge but agile mammals. We then trade our fins for walking shoes and hike into the outback on Cape York, a wild and exotic peninsula. Here we explore the rich mythology of the Dreamtime and visit a recently discovered Aboriginal art site. The site is considered one of the best in Australia. Altogether it is an awesome dive trip that explores the unique Aboriginal culture and Australian rainforest as well.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Day 1 - 3: Fly to Cairns, drive to Port Douglas
  • Day 4 - 9: Great Barrier Reef; Dive from liveaboard
  • Day 10 - 11: Cape Tribulation Rainforest; Explore river and rainforest, wildlife viewing, hike, relax and swim
  • Day 12: Drive to Cooktown
  • Day 13 - 15: Lakefield National Park; Explore rainforest by 4WD, wildlife viewing and Aboriginal Rock Art
  • Day 16: Fly home
Departure Dates
2005: No longer offered as a scheduled trip. Discuss a custom itinerary with us.

Land Price
$2,780 US

Dive vessel, hotels, lodge, safari camp

Level of Difficulty
II - Moderate

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