Escorted group trips to Queensland for Christmas - Photo
Group holidays to Queensland for Xmas 2017 - Photo
2017 Christmas Tours for Seniors - Photo
Seniors Xmas Holidays 2017 - Photo

itinerary

DAY 1. Thursday – Tilt Train to Maryborough, Arrive Fraser Island (L,D)

At 11am this morning we depart on the Tilt Train from Brisbane’s Roma Street station, bound for Maryborough West railway station. On arrival, we are transferred to River Heads to board our ferry to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Once on the island, we travel via 4WD to the surf side checking into our resort with absolute beachfront position on 75 Mile Beach. 2 Night Stay: Eurong Beach Resort, Fraser Island

DAY 2. Friday – Fraser Island Touring (B,MT,L,D)

Following breakfast this morning, we depart on a full day tour of Fraser Island including Eli Creek, the wreck of the SS Maheno, the Pinnacle Coloured Sands, Indian Head and Champagne Pools. Fraser Island will teach you all about wide open pristine spaces, unspoiled beauty, lush rainforests, stunning freshwater lakes and the exhilaration of driving on sand, not monotonous bitumen. Discover the world’s largest sand island in our own 4WD, tackling inland bumps and humps through towering Satinay trees, abundant forest and picturesque sand dunes. Shipwrecks and sheltered bays flash by your window, but we make sure we stop so you can enjoy the view. Climb Indian Head and gaze down upon schools of fish, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles, enjoying their own sea safari. **Please note: Tour is not suitable for passengers with neck/back injury as some parts of the journey can be bumpy and jerky.

DAY 3. Saturday – Fraser Island Touring (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we check-out mid morning and depart travelling via the ancient rainforest valley of Wanggoolba Creek and the old logging village of Central Station, we also stop off at picturesque Lake McKenzie which shines sapphire blue, surrounded with shores of snow-white sand. We arrive on the quiet side of the island where we blend seamlessly with nature, checking in at the award-winning eco resort. Positioned on the western side of Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort overlooks the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait. On arrival, we make our way to the Maheno Deck to enjoy a leisurely lunch overlooking the resort lagoon pool. After 2pm we will be allocated our rooms for check-in. Enjoy a free afternoon, maybe take a short board walk around the resort or take a dip in the pool. To complement our perfect day, join us at the Jetty Hut for sunset drinks and watch the last of the sun’s rays set over the mainland. 3 Night Stay: Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island

DAY 4. Sunday – Morning Cruise, Bush Tucker Talk and Taste (B,L,D)

Frolic with the marine life whilst cruising the Great Sandy Strait on our morning adventure cruise. Keep an eye out for wild dolphins and rare dugongs. Lunch today will be on board our catamaran before returning back to the resort. We have time for a rest, before joining the resort ranger and chef to experience our exclusive Bush Tucker Talk and Taste. Tantalise your taste buds with a selection of unique bush cuisine and find out how these foods can be used to enhance most dishes. Ranger presents a selection of foods in their natural and raw state and explains where you can find these foods. Chef will then show us how to use them, share some recipe secrets and present the cooked dishes for us to taste. When the day’s exploring is done, it’s time to take the taste-buds on a voyage of their own, join us for dinner in the award-winning Seabelle Restaurant to see what all the fuss is about. GGP

DAY 5. Tuesday – Merry Christmas (B,L,D)

Today celebrate Christmas Day the Fraser Island way! We all get together for a festive breakfast followed by a free morning to relax or walk along the beach. We gather in the Grand Ballroom for a sensational Christmas long lunch feasting on fresh seafood, and lots of it, along with the resort’s chefs giving their traditional festive menus the Fraser Island touch. Dinner this evening will be a relaxed affair serving up a light buffet dinner to graze upon whilst enjoying entertainment in the Maheno Lounge. GGP

DAY 6. Wednesday – Rail to Brisbane (B,L)

A leisurely last breakfast this morning before checking-out from the resort and transferring to Maryborough West for the rail journey back to Brisbane, scheduled to arrive at 2:50pm.

B = Full Breakfast; MT = M/Tea; L=Lunch; AT = A/Tea; D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Adult Australian Senior QLD Pensioner Sole Use Departs 2017
$2255pp $2216pp $2190pp + $600 21 Dec – SOLD OUT
  • Select the GGP option on this tour and help reduce extra pressures on our natural environment. You will be rewarded with a reduced rate on your tour. SAVE: $20PP TWIN SHARE OR $40 SOLE USE
  • Non-refundable deposit of $600pp required
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for rail component.
  • Rail prices are correct at time of printing but are subject to change.
  • The Tilt Train is currently undergoing refurbishment and if not completed a Diesel Service will be the replacement. Scheduled arrival time into Brisbane will be 5:55pm.
  • This price is subject to:
    QPCV Queensland Aged Pensioner utilising 4 concession vouchers
    SENIOR State issued Australian Government Seniors Card and/or Queensland Aged Pensioner with no concession vouchers left
    ADULT Passengers 50+ with no valid concession cards
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 2 (MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
    • Walk on areas such as bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
    • Stand for 15 minutes, without needing to sit down
    • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
    • Getting on and off transportation multiple times unaided
    • Manage your own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • Return Tilt Train rail journey in economy seats ex Brisbane to Maryborough West
  • 5 nights Fraser Island (2 nights on the surfside, 3 nights Kingfisher Bay Resort)
  • Full day 4WD island tour
  • Sandy Straights adventure cruise and lunch
  • Exclusive Bush Tucker Talk and Taste withresort ranger and chef
  • Sensational Christmas Day lunch with seafood and traditional fare
  • Specialty dinner in the award-winning Seabelle Restaurant
  • Sundowner drinks at the Jetty Hut
  • 15 meals

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

  • 2 additional days (TOTAL 8 DAY TOUR)
  • Return economy class flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
  • 2 additional nights bed & breakfast in a deluxe room (1 night pre & 1 night post tour) at Hotel Jen on Roma Street, Brisbane
  • Plus $795pp Twin Share
  • Plus $965 Sole Use
    Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice

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