Ranch, Rainforest & Great Barrier Reef Explorations in Australia


Ranches, Rainforests & Reefs

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Custom Travel | 13 Days
  • Explore three unique and storied lands: the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef, and the rugged outback
  • Immerse yourself in the expansive landscape with ease and efficiency, reveling in bird’s-eye views on helicopter transfers
  • In the shadow of Mount Mulligan, experience backcountry farm life at a working cattle station
  • Embark on a Ngadiku (stories & legends) walk through lush rainforest as your indigenous guide imparts forest wisdom and lore
  • Snorkel and dive the Great Barrier Reef, bathe in crystalline waters, and lounge on quiet beaches.

From the enchantments of a UNESCO-listed rainforest, where plant species glow in the dark and dinosaur-like birds camouflage themselves in ancient ferns, to sun-drenched beaches and a coral wonderland—immerse yourself in Queensland’s extraordinary Tropical North.

Begin with a glimpse of the country’s outback while exploring a 70,000-acre working cattle station. Never far from view is one of nature’s wonders, the UNESCO-listed Ngarrabulligan, an escarpment ten-times the size of Uluru. Continue to the braided vines and emerald expanse of the Daintree Rainforest where you follow indigenous guides into their ancient and sacred forest. Complete your voyage in the realm of pristine beaches and coral-colored seas while actively exploring the world’s largest reef system.

Trip Overview

We can say this was one of the most memorable travel experiences we have had...I felt as though every important detail had been thought of throughout the trip...It was a very successful itinerary.


Arrive Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city   Settle into the pace of life in the Tropical North with a walk along the city’s brackish river

2 – 4

Fly to Cairns then lift off by helicopter over rainforest and highlands to Mount Mulligan   Delve into the outback and witness the day-to-day operations of a working cattle station   Revel in the beauty of the escarpment by foot, kayak, and ATV

5 – 7

At Mossman Gorge, explore the UNESCO-listed Daintree Rainforest with expert-led walks   Look for the rainforest’s most elusive residents: cassowary birds, forest dragons, and paradise kingfishers

8 – 11

Fly to Orpheus Island where Great Barrier Reef adventures begin   Snorkel, dive, and swim on the world's largest coral reef system   Your perfectly placed island lodge feels like yours alone

12 – 13

Return to Brisbane   Depart for home or extended travels


Dates & Prices


Custom Trips offered year-round


Custom Trip: From $12,500 per person

estimate based on two travelers, sharing a room


  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • Shared helicopter transfers
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of local guides, drivers, and other staff
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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