Tropical North Self Drive Experience 9D/8N

Explore the Whitsundays and all it has to offer – white sandy beaches, island hopping, water sports.

Whilst in Townsville consider catching the car ferry over to Magnetic Island which has coral reefs and a national park full of wildlife.

Take a day trip out to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef.

Relax on the beaches or potter around the boutique shops in Port Douglas.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience a day out on the World famous Great Barrier Reef
  • Drive, catch a train or a cable car up to the rainforest village of Kuranda
  • Visit the Airlie Beach and spend some time enjoying what the Whitsundays has to offer
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Tour Information


  • - 10 Day intermediate auto car hire on standard insurance, pick-up Proserpine Airport on day 1 and drop-off Cairns Airport on day 9.
  • - 8 Nights accommodation:
  • - 2 nights Airlie Beach,
  • - 1 night Townsville,
  • - 1 night Mission Beach,
  • - 2 nights Cairns and
  • - 2 nights Port Douglas
*Advertised pricing is on a per person basis*


Departs Daily, Year Round


Day 1 - Proserpine Airport. Overnight Airlie Beach.

Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach 36 kms / approx. driving time 30 minutes.

Day 2 - Airlie Beach. Overnight Airlie Beach.

Optional Add-On: Northern Exposure – Whitsundays snorkelling adventure and
Whitehaven Beach. Full Day Tour.

Day 3 - Townsville. Overnight Townsville.

Airlie Beach to Townsville 273 kms / approx. driving time 3 hours and 30

Day 4 - Mission Beach. Overnight Mission Beach.

Townsville to Mission Beach 235 kms / approx. driving time 3 hours.

Day 5 - Cairns. Overnight Cairns.

Mission Beach to Cairns 140 kms / approx driving time 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Day 6 - Cairns. Overnight Cairns.

Optional Add-On: Kuranda, Skyrail and Scenic Rail. Full Day Tour.

Day 7 - Port Douglas. Overnight Port Douglas.

Cairns to Port Douglas 68 kms / approx. driving time 1 hour.

Day 8 - Port Douglas. Overnight Port Douglas.

Optional Add-On: Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge. Full Day Tour

Optional Add-On: Great Barrier Reef Adventure. Full Day Tour.

Day 9 - Cairns. Cairns Airport.

Port Douglas to Cairns Airport 66 kms / approx. driving time 1 hour.