Queensland - degustation of Great Barrier Reef islands

Get ready to sail, heli, snorkel and dive Queensland’s favorite tropical island trifecta – Lady Elliot Island, Hamilton Island and One and Only Hayman. From bird’s-eye views of the Great Barrier Reef to beachside bubbles and feasting on some of the best seafood, experience the beautiful islands of Queensland. Queensland - degustation of Great Barrier Reef islands
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A DEGUSTATION OF GREAT BARRIER REEF ISLANDS

  • Five days
  • Queensland

Get ready to sail, heli, snorkel and dive Queensland’s favorite tropical island trifecta – Lady Elliot Island, Hamilton Island and One and Only Hayman. From bird’s-eye views of the Great Barrier Reef to beachside bubbles and feasting on some of the best seafood, experience the beautiful islands of Queensland.   



What to expect

  • Visit Lady Elliot Island - a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia’s World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.
  • Enjoy a scenic flight to the Whitsundays to experience some of Australia’s most luxurious resorts: Hamilton Island and One and Only Hayman Island.
  • Enjoy the ultimate beach picnic at world famous Whitehaven beach after flying over Heart Reef.
  • Dates: After event program 

When you aren’t eating, you’ll be snorkeling and scuba diving, so pack your appetite and sense of adventure. From picnicking on the award-winning silica sands of Whitehaven Beach to taking the ultimate #selfie with the turtles on the Great Barrier Reef, we promise you’ll tick more than just the best flavours of Queensland off your bucket list on this trip.

DAY 1: REEF FEAST ON THE SOUTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF 

Lady Elliot Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.

Morning
Escape to a coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef and snorkel with turtles. Enjoy a scenic flight over the reef to Lady Elliot Island with island caretaker Peter Gash. 
Surrounded by coral gardens and spectacular marine life, Peter will show you the best place to snorkel for the ultimate turtle selfie. 

Afternoon
Explore the island and reef with a marine biologist to learn about the 1,200 species of marine life that call this paradise home. Go on a guided reef walk at low tide, a snorkel safari to coral gardens or spot turtles from the comfort of a glass bottom boat.

Evening
Indulge in your Queensland reef adventure with a multi-course degustation under the stars on Lady Elliot Island.  Feast on fresh local seafood and seasonal produce at this evening’s soirée.

DAY 2: SNORKEL, FLY AND SAIL THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Hardy Reef, Whitsundays, Queensland

Morning
Wake to the calls of birdlife and enjoy a morning on Lady Elliot Island with island caretaker Peter Gash. Peter will reveal some of the coral cay’s best secrets that have attracted the likes of legendary documentary producer Sir David Attenborough. 

Afternoon
Peter Gash will take you on a bespoke low-flying scenic flight along Queensland’s coastline, pointing out some of the 900 islands and 2,900 reefs that make up the Great Barrier Reef before landing at Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays.

Evening
Tonight you will enjoy dinner at qualia’s exclusive waterfront Pebble Beach Restaurant.

DAY 3: AUSTRALIA’S ULTIMATE BEACH PICNIC IN THE WHITSUNDAYS 

Heart Reef, Whitsundays, Queensland.

Morning
Get set for unforgettable views as you take flight to see some of the Whitsunday’s world famous icons.
Be flown around in a private helicopter to experience the Whitsundays like a rock star before landing on Whitehaven Beach for a swim and gourmet picnic on Australia’s number one beach. 

Afternoon
Embrace Queensland’s laid-back style and relax in your private qualia pavilion – the afternoon is yours to enjoy. 

Evening
Join the head Chef, at qualia’s signature restaurant, the Long Pavilion, for a modern Australian multicourse degustation.

DAY 4: LUXURY ISLAND HOPPING IN THE WHITSUNDAYS

Whitsundays, Queensland

Morning
Set sail for Australia’s most awarded private island resort, One&Only Hayman Island.  
 
Enjoy a picnic lunch on the Whitsundays’ secret, sparkling jewel - Langford Island. This island gem has fringing coral reef itching to be explored or simply sunbathe on the long sand spit.

Afternoon
Rest, rebalance and renew your afternoon away at One&Only Island Hayman Island. Opt for a signature spa treatment or lounge by their lagoon pool – one of the largest and most spectacular in Australia.

Evening
Join Executive Chef, Grant Murray for a personalised culinary journey where he will prepare an exquisite tasting menu and delight you with cooking secrets and techniques.

DAY 5: CRUISING HOME IN STYLE

One&Only Hayman Island, Whitsundays, Queensland.

Morning
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at one of One&Only Hayman Island’s signature beachfront restaurants before boarding your luxury cruiser for your transfer to the Great Barrier Reef Airport located on Hamilton Island. 

Afternoon
Depart Hamilton Island for Brisbane. Depending on your international connecting flight, we would love to offer you an overnight stay in Brisbane.