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Townsville – Paluma – Hidden Valley – Mount Fox – Ingham – Townsville

Day 1

Explore some of the local areas including castle hill and the strand. A must see is North Queensland best attractions, Reef HQ and Billabong Sanctuary. Stay a night at City Oasis Inn Townsville. City Oasis Inn is beautifully landscaped with lush tropical gardens and resort pool. They are superbly located in the city centre of Townsville. 

Day 2

Head north to Paluma Range National Park and have a swim at crystal creek. Take a walk in the clouds through World Heritage listed rainforest, the world’s oldest living rainforest. Have lunch at Rainforest Inn cafe in Paluma. Head to Lake Paluma and Birthday creek falls. Stay a night at Hidden Valley Cabins, Australia’s 1st Carbon neutral accommodation. Surrounded by open woodlands, this resort follows a modern rustic theme and offers a unique style of accommodation. Explore the resort’s renewable energy system with a guided tour, go for a walk, relax by the pool, bird watch or simply read a book. A must see is Hidden Valley most precious resident – The Platypus.

Day 3

Travel across the top of the ‘Coastal Range’ to Wallaman Falls, visiting Mt Fox dormant volcano crater on the way. Wallaman Falls is Australia’s largest sheer drop waterfall, pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic at the lookout.  Stay a night at Noorla Heritage Resort. Noorla is a grand mansion built in 1923 in the art deco era and fully restored to it original glory. Take a tour of the resort and learn the resorts colourful past and unique architecture.

Day 4

Visit Tyto wetlands. Tyto is a 90 hectare wetland site located in close proximity to the township of Ingham. The wetland integrates lagoons, interpretive signs, lookouts and hides. The extensive walking tracks throughout the wetlands allow visitors the unique opportunity to view wildlife closely without interference or disturbance to wildlife and their habitats. Head back to Townsville arriving back early afternoon.

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Townsville – Paluma – Hidden Valley –Ingham – Port Hinchinbrook - Cairns

Day 1

Explore some of the local areas including castle hill and the strand. A must see is North Queensland best attraction, Reef HQ and Billabong Sanctuary. Stay a night at City Oasis Inn Townsville. City Oasis Inn is beautifully landscaped with lush tropical gardens and resort pool. They are superbly located in the city centre of Townsville. 

Day 2

Head north to Paluma Range National Park and have a swim at crystal creek. Take a walk in the clouds through World Heritage listed rainforest, the world’s oldest living rainforest. Have lunch at Rainforest Inn cafe in Paluma. Head to Lake Paluma and Birthday creek falls. Stay a night at Hidden Valley Cabins, Australia’s 1st Carbon neutral accommodation. Surrounded by open woodlands, this resort follows a modern rustic theme and offers a unique style of accommodation. Explore the resort’s renewable energy system with a guided tour, go for a walk, relax by the pool, bird watch or read a book. A must see is Hidden Valley most precious resident – The Platypus.

Day 3

Travel across the top of the ‘Coastal Range’ to Wallaman Falls, visiting Mt Fox dormant volcano crater on the way. Wallaman Falls is Australia’s largest sheer drop waterfall, pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic at the lookout.  Stay a night at Noorla Heritage Resort. Noorla is a grand mansion built in 1923 in the art deco era and fully restored to it original glory. Take a tour of the resort and learn the resorts colourful past and unique architecture.

Day 4

Travel north to Port Hinchinbrook Resort. Situated halfway between Townsville and Cairns, Port Hinchinbrook is the gateway to Hinchinbrook Island and everything the Hinchinbrook area has to offer...Untamed wilderness, superb beaches, deserted islands and the Great Barrier Reef, not to mention possibly the best fishing and boating opportunities in Australia. Stay at Port Hinchinbrook Resort.

Day 5

Take half a day to drive to cairns and explore the coast north of Port Hinchinbrook. Arrive Cairns in afternoon.

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Townsville – Hervey’s Range – Hidden Valley – Paluma - Townsville

Day 1

Explore some of the local areas including castle hill and the strand. A must see is North Queensland best attraction, Reef HQ and Billabong Sanctuary. Stay a night at City Oasis Inn Townsville. City Oasis Inn is beautifully landscaped with lush tropical gardens and resort pool. They are superbly located in the city centre of Townsville. 

Day 2

Drive up through Hervey’s range and turn off at Laroona. Take a drive through cattle stations, iron ore mines and hidden jewels and on to Hidden Valley. Stay a night at Hidden Valley Cabins, Australia’s 1st Carbon neutral accommodation. Surrounded by open woodlands, this resort follows a modern rustic theme and offers a unique style of accommodation. Explore the resort’s renewable energy system with a guided tour, go for a walk, relax by the pool, bird watch or read a book. A must see is Hidden Valley most precious resident – The Platypus.

Day 3

Take a tour of Running River Gorge, located on Hidden Valley Station. Explore this amazing area for an afternoon adventure of hiking, fishing, swimming, sunbathing and relaxing till sunset. On dusk we start the hunt for one of Hidden Valley’s most precious residents – The Platypus. Take a night walk spot lighting for some of Australia’s cutest and some cases rare nocturnal animals. Over night stay at Hidden Valley Cabins.

Day 4

Head to Lake Paluma and Birthday creek falls. Take a walk in the clouds through World Heritage listed rainforest, the world’s oldest living rainforest. Have lunch at Rainforest Inn cafe in Paluma. Head down the range a take a swim at crystal creek. Head back to Townsville, arriving back afternoon.

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