7 Days Townsville and Magnetic Island 2014
Escorted Group Tour from Brisbane to Townsville return
Short break to Townsville and Magnetic Island travelling from Brisbane on Queensland's newest train - The Spirit of Queensland
Depart for your journey on the Spirit of Queensland Train in either your Rail Bed or Premium Economy Seats. The train is scheduled to depart at 3.45pm. Overnight onboard the Spirit of Queensland.
Arrive at Townsville Station. Transfer to The Plaza for lunch. We will then depart on our City Orientation Tour, including a stop at Castle Hill, the large red rock monolith right in the heart of Townsville that offers panoramic views from the lookout where you will have a lovely photo opportunity. Scenic drive along The Strand, then time to freshen up before a 2 course dinner. Overnight Townsville (L,D)
Today after your hot and cold buffet breakfast the group will spend the morning exploring the Cotters Markets and maybe grab a souvenir or two, then visit the Perc Tucker Museum. We will then visit Reef HQ, enjoy some lunch then explore the home of the largest living coral reef where you can experience the reef up close and personal without getting your feet wet. Time to relax before a 2 course dinner this evening. Overnight Townsville (B,L,D)
Full hot and cold buffet breakfast. Depart for Magnetic Island. Stop at the pretty Picnic Bay Hotel for morning tea followed by a discovery coach tour. Explore this beautiful island which earned its name by Captain Cook when discovered in 1770. The group will then stop for a relaxing lunch overlooking Horse Shoe Bay at the friendly Marlin Bar, before making our way back to meet the ferry mid afternoon to travel back to the mainland. Enjoy another 2 course dinner at the Plaza this evening. Overnight Townsville (B,MT,L,D)
Hot and cold buffet Breakfast. We will depart this morning to visit the Museum of Tropical North Qld. Enjoy a guided tour of the many exhibits before departing to make our way up Hervey’s Range enjoying the scenic views. We will stop at the historical Tea Gardens for our lunch. Believed to be the oldest known building in North Queensland, this log cabin was the local watering hole for the bullock teams and Cobb and Co Coaches on their way to the gold fields. We will then make the return journey back to Townsville this afternoon. Tonight another great 2 course dinner. Overnight Townsville (B,L,D)
Hot and cold buffet Breakfast. Today we will spend the morning on a guided tour of the Army of Tropical North Qld, learning of the strong military influence in the Townsville region during the war years. We will stop at Queens Gardens to wander through the lush tropical plants before returning to the Chifley Plaza, have lunch, time to freshen up collect our luggage and depart for the Station to board our train mid afternoon. Overnight Spirit of Queensland (B,L)
You will arrive home today after a wonderful holiday and with new friends.
|Twinshare||Sole Use||Departs 2014|
|$799pp + rail||+$250||Apr 11|
|Spirit of Queensland Rail Fare||Railbed||Premium Economy Seat|