Far North Queensland Discovery Tour

Guided Tour 11 Days / 10 Nights
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  • 1338.0 mi = 2140.8 km
  • Summer, Spring, Fall
  • 60.0 - 90.0°F = 15.6 - 32.2°C

On the Far North Queensland Discovery Tour you will enjoy fabulous North Queensland while riding a late model Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Travel over two thousand kilometres. Overnight in several locations overlooking the tranquil Coral Sea. Visit waterfalls and crystal clear lakes. You can visit the Whitsunday Islands. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. Treat yourself to lunch on beautiful Whitehaven Beach. You will travel west to the Queensland outback. Walk in the lush World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. This is just a taste of what you may experience on the Far North Queensland Discovery Tour. ****PLEASE EMAIL US FOR PRICING AND TOUR DATES****

Tour Itinerary

Once you arrive in Cairns, you will have time to explore this beautiful tropical city before joining your EagleRider team and fellow riders that evening for a welcome dinner and introduction to your tour.You will be picked up in the morning and transferred to EagleRider Cairns to pick up your bike and commence your exciting journey.
This morning you will be transferred to the EagleRider location to pick up your bike. We make our way south with a stop at scenic Josephine Falls. Next we will detour off the main highway to visit Mena Creek Falls and Paronella Park, a Spanish style castle built in 1935. Spend some time on a guided walk and learn the history of this fascinating place in the rainforest. Once you've reached your destination Cardwell you'll be ready to kick off your boots and relax for the night on the beachfront overlooking the beautiful Hinchinbrook Island.
Today you will travel through some major sugar cane growing areas while heading south through the unofficial capital of the north - Townsville. Arrive in Airlie Beach and take a leisurely ride around taking in some of the breathtaking sights of the Whitsundays, or park up and sit back and enjoy the view from one of the many cafes or dining hot spots along the main street.
Today is your day to enjoy the Whitsundays. You may wish to snorkel the pristine reefs and have a buffet style lunch on the silica sands of Whitehaven Beach which is recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, try a Jet Ski Tour or jump on one of the many boats heading out to the famous Whitsunday Islands for a day of sightseeing. There is always something to excite your spirit or just sit back and relax.
Yes it's time to depart the Whitsundays but don't despair, it's time to get on the road and travel North and make our way to the Queensland outback. Our stop tonight is Charters Towers a busy western town that began it's history in the gold rush days.
Today we travel part of the Great Inland Way in the North Queensland outback. Undara is privately owned by the Collins family who were the first white settlers in this area in the 1860's and who are still grazing cattle on the same country six generations later. The Undara lava tubes are concidered the largest and longest on the planet. Undara is a unique different outback experience.
After a bush breakfast we start our excursion of the Lava Tubes. This afternoon we enter the region of tropical North Queensland which has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the most beautiful and diverse localities to visit in the world. While here you'll be spoilt for choice. Food, Wine, Cheese ,Chocolate or just Stunning views! Breathtaking waterfalls, deep crater lakes, colourful farmlands and rich savannah plains set the scene of the Atherton Tablelands.
We spend most of the day exploring all that the tablelands has to offer before again travelling north and then decending the scenic Rex Range Road into Port Douglas. Enjoy the hub of this beautiful village, take a stroll and enjoy the variety of world-class restaurants, cafes, gift shops, boutiques, bookshops and galleries.
Today we venture into the Daintree. After a short ride we make a stop at the Mossman Gorge centre to experience Aboriginal Culture in the rainforest. We cross on the Daintree River Ferry to follow the coastal road to Cape Tribulation our destination for the day.
Today is yours to enjoy the rainforest of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation areas. Take in the day with River Cruising, Aboriginal Cultural Tours, snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast, Horse Riding, Nature Walks, you will enter a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where you can see an array of wildlife, including beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna you will find this area rejuvenating.
Today you embark on your final day. You will travel south on the Captain Cook Highway Its magnificent ocean views and spectacular mountain scenery make it one of the best drives in the country. There are several lookouts along the road side for those last chance photos. Several beach side communities such as Palm Cove, Trinity beaches are worth a detour. Your journey today ends in tropical Cairns. If you wish to stay a few more days we would be happy to extend your accommodation and bike hire for you to experience some of the many attractions that beautiful Cairns has to offer. Your tour comes to an end after breakfast tomorrow. We trust you have enjoyed your journey with EagleRider Cains. Until next time - Ride Safe!
2 User Reviews ADD REVIEW
Jeff Shaw November 1, 2016 09:28 pm

Unforgettable N. Queensland Harley Tour

This was our first group motorcycle tour. My wife and I decided that we would give one another an adventure to Australia for our 50th birthdays. Given that it is an adventure in itself to go from Seattle to Cairns, we were happy to let Ross, Anna, and Ernie take care of the details. We had numerous surprises on this trip...and all the surprises were welcome. First of all, our trip leader Ernie, was knowledgeable about everything Australia and everything on two wheels. Being from the US, it was a necessity that we follow the left hand riders; it was so freeing to not have to worry about directions. We essentially woke up (from always very nice accommodations) had a great breakfast and rode through amazing terrain. We had scheduled breaks and there was always plenty of time for photos. The side tours and points of interest were all very worthwhile.
Ross was always there for us, with a spare bike in tow should it be needed; it never was, as all the bikes were in perfect condition! At the end of each riding day, there was always a cold beer available from Ross's Esky.
Our group was a manageable size and we all got along fabulously! Having all the details work out made it easy to focus on enjoying the trip. Dinners out with the group were as fun as the days riding together. Ross made sure we had a welcome dinner together and a goodbye dinner. Our guide Ernie was the perfect shepherd, keeping an eye on each of us and ensuring no one was lost in the few busier towns we rode through.
Highlights of trip included riding down single lane roads through the bush, while passing road trains. We saw kangaroos, wallabies, a platypus, cassowary, and fortunately no crocodiles or stingers! We stayed in a haunted mining manor, a train coach, took the bikes across a ferry, carved 100’s of turns at the Gillies Pass, and laughed every day until it hurt! We took a side helicopter tour of the Great Barrier Reef and on another day snorkeled the reef, seeing thousands of fish and a whale! And, we learned survival skills from the rain forest Aborigines.
Sadly the tour came to end…but that motivates us to plan our next Eaglerider tour…
We miss Australia already and highly recommend the North Queensland tour. Thank you Ross for making this trip amazing and for your attention to detail. Anna, you took care of all us from afar, but the next time we want you on the tour with us!

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Sean Ashenden October 24, 2016 11:10 am

far north Queensland tour

as a general rule i tend not to write reviews , as every ones expectations and tastes are so very different ,so take them myself with a pinch of salt. that said if you have never been on a eaglerider tour , and i say tour not holiday as that would be a massive unjustness to what is so much more.this tour was my third with eagelrider and they are always put together with not just well organised skill , but care and thought. they are not thrown together by a faceless corporation, but by people that love to ride and have a lust to explore . Me and my girl ,who is by the way a very girly girl , she wont mind me saying here shoes normally have red soles not 2 inches of rubber !! .. well we have seen more of the world then we could have ever dreamed of , thanks to eaglerider and the people that run these tours. people like larlar ,preacher , tim orr and on our latest tour. ross and anna from eaglerider cains Australian . having done two in the U.S we felt it was time to see another continent , i cant tell you how happy we are that we went. once again the tour was put together with the high stranded and care that we have come to expect from eaglerider, and the ozzy gang will not disappoint . what better way of exploring a country then on a bike , you get to see so much more then you ever would just staying in one place. plus on one of the rest days we got to go and scuba dive the barrier reef . not a bad day off !! if you love to ride , explore , and make friends for life . then this tour is for you . on a personal note would like to thank ross and anna for yet more memories .the only way to see Australia is on a bike, so get in touch with eaglerider and go ..

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