Great Barrier Reef, Australia and Papua New Guinea
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Great Barrier Reef and Papua New Guinea Itinerary

October 26th to November 19th, 2012

Sydney, Cairns and Atherton Tablelands

Fri 26th Etihad flight 9.15 London arr 19.10 (flight 7hr/+3 hr)
Abu Dhabi depart 22.00 (flight 14hr/+7 hr)
Sat 27th Flight arr Sydney 19.10
Nicks Restaurant, Darling Harbour.
Stay at Hilton Sydney
Sun 28th Monorail circuit, Botanical gardens, Opera House, the Rocks, Ferry to Darling Harbour. I'm Angus restaurant
Flight 18.30 Sydney arrive Cairns 20.35
Mon 29th Atherton Tablelands - Cathedral Fig tree, Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig Tree
Tues 30th Kuranda Railway and Skytram, Cairns Botanical Gardens

Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Cruise

Tues 30th 4pm cruise on Coral Princess II
Wed 31st Cruise – Cooktown & remote uninhabited Two Isles
Thurs 1st Cruise Lizard Island & Ribbon Reef 9
Fri 2nd Cruise Ribbon Reef 3 & Rachel Carson Reef
Sat 3rd 8am disembark

Atherton Tablelands

Sat, 3rd Atherton Tablelands - Davies Creek, lunch at Coffee Works, Mango Drop Winery, Granate Gorge wallabies.
Dinner at Wildwater Restaurant on The Pier

Papua New Guinea & Eclipse cruise

Sat 3rd Overnight Pullman Reef Hotel
Sun 4th 7am airport / 9am Charter Flight QQ550 arr 11.30am / Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Mon 5th Rabaul History & Highlights Tour. Depart 17.00 Sunset Cruise past Mt Tavurvur
Tues 6th At sea
Wed 7th Watam Village tour, Sepik River
Thurs 8th Madang Bibil village tour
Fri 9th Tami Island
Sat 10th Tufi, Suicide Point walk and beach
Sun 11th Kitava, the Triobriand Islands, beach BBQ
Mon 12th Alotau highlights tour, Milne Bay
Tues 13th at sea
Wed 14th Total Eclipse viewed at sea over the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns
Thurs 15th Disembark at Trinity Wharf, Cairns

Daintree National Park

Thurs 15th Daintree River (35km/51km)
Alexandra lookout - Walu Wugirriga (4km), Cow Bay (7km/8min)
Dinner at Lync Haven
Mossman gorge (76km/72min)
Fri 16th 8.30 to 12.30 Cooper Creek Wilderness Tour of Rainforest
Lunch at Daintree Heritage Lodge
Crocodile boat trip on Cooper Creek
Cape Tribulation
Dinner at Whet
2hr night walk at Cooper Creek Rainforest
Sat 17th To Port Douglas (80km/90min) Lunch at Lure
Visit Habitat Centre
Palm Cove (43km/42min)
Restaurant – Far Horizons, Angsana Resort & Spa
Stay Novotel, Coral Coast Drive, Palm Cove
Sun 18th Flight 11.40am arr Sydney 15.45 /depart Sydney 21.50 arr 05.35 Abu Dhabi
Mon 19th Flight depart 08.20 arr 12.25 London