Reef Rainforest & Outback. You will enjoy the variety that fabulous North Queensland has to offer. Overnight in several locations overlooking the tranquil Coral Sea. Visit waterfalls and crystal clear lakes. You can Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. You will travel west to the Queensland outback. Walk in the lush World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. This is just a taste of what you will experience when you ride the Reef Rainforest & Outback Tour. From the Reef to the outback, through ancient tropical rainforest and vast savannah grasslands, riding in North Queensland with its ever changing landscapes is an unforgettable experience with natural wonders around every corner. The variety of scenery on this tour will amaze. You will ride into the Queensland Outback discover the Undara Lava Tubes and meet unique wildlife like Kangaroos and Kookaburras in their bush home. The ride on the Captain Cook Highway between Port Douglas and Cairns is one you will talk about for years with rainforest covered mountains on one side and the waters of the Great Barrier Reef on the other. It’s not all about the ride. If you like exploring palm fringed beaches, visiting postcard perfect crystal clear waterfalls, journeying through the world’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest to see endangered cassowary and then go sailing on the Great Barrier Reef than this tour is for you.
Included in this package
- Return flights from Ireland
- All hotel accommodation
- Late model motorcycle rental
- Unlimited mileage
- Free fuel and oil
- “Welcome” and “Farewell” dinners
- Helmets for driver and passenger
- Daily breakfast
- Professional tour leaders
- Support vehicle equipped with spare bike and room for additional luggage
- All taxes, fees and environmental surcharges
- National park entrance fees
- Hotel parking fees
- Discounted activities
- One Way Transfer fees (when applicable)
- Transportation between the hotel and the EagleRider location
- Custom riding jacket
- Supplemental Liability Insurance (see below)
NOT included in this package
- Airport taxes and fuel surcharges
- Personal souvenirs
- Food and snacks (except welcome and farewell meals, as described)
- Personal travel insurance (see below)
- EVIP insurance (see below)
- 2 persons / 1 bike / 1 room from €1,749.00 pps+ taxes
- 2 persons / 2 bikes / 1 room from €2,199.00 pps + taxes
- 1 person / 1 bike / 1 room from €5,899.00 + taxes
Airport taxes currently €261.00 (subject to change)
Insurance is a very important matter for everybody travelling by motorcycle. We feel therefore, that it is important that you clearly understand matters and set out the relevant information below.
1. Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI)
All EagleRider packages include a basic insurance for which the amount of cover varies from State to State. We strongly recommend that you give very serious consideration to taking the optional SLI as this increases your Liability Insurance Benefit up to US$1million. This insurance protects the renter against claims made by a Third Party for bodily injury and/or property damage sustained as a result of an accident. The cost of this optional cover is US$25 per day but we have included it automatically in each quotation.
Note: if you do not wish to avail of SLI, please advise us in writing and we will remove it from your costing.
2. EVIP Insurance
This policy is applicable to the motorcycle ONLY. It limits the liability of the renter:
- in the event of any and all accidental damage to the motorcycle and its accessories.
- the loss/theft of the vehicle provided the motorcycle was locked with all locks provided by the rental company.
- in the event of mechanical breakdown requiring repair for more than 12 hours, the renter is provide with up to $75/day for a replacement rental + refund of daily rate.
- covers the cost of tire repair/labour, but towing is NOT covered.
- A Security Deposit of $300 will be taken upon collection of the motorcycle
IMPORTANT: A police report is required for all damages or accidents. All damages to rented motorcycle without a police report is considered the Renter’s fault.
3. Personal Travel Insurance
Your travel insurance policy must include repatriation to Ireland of patients by Air Ambulance or other medically approved means of transportation where it is deemed as preferable by the Medical Adviser of the Insurance Underwriters.
Please check closely the terms of cover provided by any travel insurance policy that you are offered or already hold. In our experience, most policies only provide cover for motorcycles up to 125cc which is not sufficient as most motorcycle models in use on the EagleRider tours range between 1200cc and 1800cc.
Celtic Horizon Tours will be happy to assist in obtaining quotations for suitable travel insurance cover should you require our assistance in this matter.
What to Bring
Warm Weather Riding Gear
* Mesh Riding Jacket
* Neck Cooler/ Bandana
* Hydration Pack
Cold Weather Riding Gear
* Leather Jacket
* Wind Proof Jacket
* Wind Proof Pants
Wet Weather Riding Gear
* Waterproof Jacket
* Waterproof Pants
Protective Riding Gear
* Sun Glasses
* Riding Boots
* Riding Gloves
How many people are in a group?
We allow a maximum of 15 bikes per group. At rare occasions there can be a few more bikes but if the number exceeds 15 we may add a second tour guide on a motorcycle to the group.
Will I receive some kind of information about my tour before I arrive?
A road book for each specific tour will be sent to you via email as a pdf file; the book contains all important and necessary information about your tour, route, general information, etc.
Will there be enough photo stops on a guided tour?
While one just likes to ride and is hardly to be kept off his bike another may want to stop every five minutes to get this very special photo shot. We try to find a good average of stops to accommodate everyone’s needs.
Can I book additional nights before or after the tour through Celtic Horizon Tours?
Yes, we are happy to book additional accommodation before or after the tour for you. Please be aware that once an additional reservation has been made any changes or cancellation will result in a €50 handling fee per occurrence. Reservations for additional nights must be made at time of booking.
What is the weather going to be like?
If you’ve all been good the weather will be too…honestly, we can never be certain; this is one factor on our tours that we still haven’t been able to influence. In general you can say that during mid summer months you have a 90% chance of staying dry and hot weather on any of our tours. It’ll always be a little cool along the west coast and you can always expect some rain along Route 66. Please come prepared, bring your raingear and a variety of clothing to be armed for all weather conditions.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
For your own safety we require you to wear a helmet at all times when you ride a motorcycle.
Do all bikes have a windshield?
The only models that are equipped with a windshield are Electra Glide, Road Glide, Road King and Heritage Softail, Goldwing, and BMW. Especially during mid summer you will face very hot temperatures on your rides. A windshield will not only hold off dust and stones but also keep away direct hot air to your body.
- If a person decides to travel without any travel insurance cover, they do so explicitly at their own risk, against our advice, and are deemed to absolve Celtic Horizon Tours Ltd, its employees, agents, suppliers and various affiliates of all and any responsibility and/or liability.
- The prices shown are subject to flight availability and are in respect of 2 pax + 1 bike sharing a twin / double room. Prices are also available on request for 2 pax + 2 bikes sharing a twin / double room, or 1 pax + 1 bike staying in a single room.
- May 17th, 2018
- Jul 19th, 2018
- Sep 20th, 2018
No of touring days: 8 days
No of nights in package: 7 nights
Arriving airport: Cairns
Departing airport: Daintree – Cairns
Please note you arrive back in Ireland the day after the last day of the tour.
DAY 1 Cairns - Arrival 0.0 mi / 0.0 km
Once you arrive in Cairns, you will have time to explore this beautiful tropical city, lay around the pool and take it easy before joining your EagleRider team and fellow riders that evening for a welcome drink and introduction to your tour. We will meet at 6.00pm at the hotel bar.
DAY 2 Cairns – Undara 186.0 mi / 297.6 km
This morning you will be transferred to the EagleRider location to pick up your bike and depart Cairns. Today we travel part of the Great Inland Way in the North Queensland outback. Enjoy authentic outback hospitality, discover the Undara Lava Tubes and meet Aussie Wildlife in its bush home. The Undara lava tubes are considered the largest and longest on the planet. Undara is a unique and different outback experience. Tonight’s accommodation- Beautiful restored turn of the Century Railway Carriages.
DAY 3 Undara – Malanda 134.0 mi / 214.4 km
After a bush breakfast we start our excursion of the Lava Tubes. This afternoon we enter the region of tropical North Queensland which has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the most beautiful and diverse localities to visit in the world. While here you’ll be spoilt for choice. Food, Wine, Cheese Chocolate or just Stunning views! Breathtaking waterfalls, deep crater lakes, colourful farmlands and rich savannah plains set the scene of the Atherton Tablelands.
DAY 4 Malanda – Mission Beach 93.0 mi / 148.8 km
Today we head south on a road that the local call the Highway to heaven. We will visit Millaa Millaa Falls probably the most photographed water fall in Australia. Next we will detour off the main highway to visit Mena Creek Falls and Paronella Park, a Spanish style castle built in 1935. Spend some time on a guided walk and learn the history of this fascinating place in the rainforest. Once you’ve reached your destination Mission Beach you’ll be ready to kick off your boots and relax.
DAY 5 Mission Beach – Yungaburra 118.0 mi / 188.8 km
We make our way north with a stop at scenic Josephine Falls, the waters descend from Mount Bartle Frere Queensland’s highest mountain. We climb 800 metres on the Gillies Range with 263 corners to negotiate before reaching the top. You will notice the temperature drop, the air become fresher, and encounter spectacular lookouts along the way which enables you to take in the view of the valleys deep in the Great Dividing Range, you will arrive at your destination Yungaburra
DAY 6 Yungaburra – Port Douglas 80.0 mi / 128.0 km
Today is a slightly shorter but more exciting day to Port Douglas. This afternoon we have a date with a luxurious sailing ship. The Great Barrier Reef offers a unique sailing experience. Look forward to a reef and island tour. Enjoy every second of this protected coral reef, the white beaches and the coconut palms. Relax on the island, take a snorkel trip or just enjoy the sunset. This will be a unique day.
DAY 7 Port Douglas – Daintree 86.0 mi / 137.6 km
Today we venture into the rainforest of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. We cross on the Daintree River Ferry to follow the coastal road to Cape Tribulation. You will enter a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where you can see an array of wildlife, including beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna.
DAY 8 Daintree – Cairns - Departure 68.0 mi / 108.8 km
Today you embark on your final day. You will travel south on the Captain Cook Highway Its magnificent ocean views and spectacular mountain scenery make it one of the best drives in the country. There are several lookouts along the road side for those last chance photos. Several beach side communities such as Palm Cove & Trinity beach are worth a detour. Your journey today ends in tropical Cairns. This evening we will get together for our farewell dinner. (Let’s party) If you wish to stay a few more days we would be happy to extend your accommodation and bike hire for you to experience some of the many attractions that beautiful Cairns has to offer.
Reef Rainforest and Outback Tour
Thursday, 20th September 2018
Departure Dates Listed
Adults€1,749.00 per person
Children €1,749.00 per person
Kildare: 353 1 629 2000
Fax: 353 1 629 7501
Celtic Horizon Tours
Unit 5, Block G
Maynooth Business Campus,
Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland