I've been doing lots of reading, which has been a fantastic help but I'm still not sure about a few things.
I'm travelling with my 14 yo son and we arrive 6 July for 10 nights. After tearing my hair out with deciding on accommodation (and actually finding availability at the last minute), I've booked the first 7 nights at Novotel Palm Cove and the last 3 at Hilton Cairns. We are from Sydney, and will be in the NT for a week prior to this. Sooo my question is which locale should be do tours from. I'm not going to drive (because I actually want to see things instead of the road :P), so will be doing the 'tourist coach thang' and would like to get to Daintree, Atherton Tablelands, Kuranda and the Outer Reef. After trying to come up with some kind of itinerary I'm a little confused. I was thinking of doing Daintree, Kuranda and Outer Reef (ex Port Douglas) from Palm Cove and then Atherton when we are in Cairns itself, having a day's rest in between each days touring.
Also, should I prebook anything as it's school holidays, or just wait until we get there. Are there any tour operators better than others or are they all really much of a muchness?
Thoughts, suggestions or ideas welcome