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Guided holidays to coastal QLD - Photo
Queensland holidays for Seniors 2020 - Photo
Group tours to Carnarvon Gorge 2020 - Photo

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DAY 1. Wednesday – Brisbane to Roma (MT,L,D)

Departing on one of Fun Over Fifty’s signature opulent ‘Diamond Class’ or luxury ‘Gold Class’ coaches from Brisbane Transit Centre on Roma Street, we travel through the rich fertile area of the Lockyer Valley, arriving at Picnic Point Toowoomba for a cuppa, taking time to admire the stunning view. We continue through Dalby, breaking for lunch at Chinchilla, then make our way to Roma. 1 Night Stay: Explorers Inn, Roma

DAY 2. Thursday – Roma to Carnarvon Gorge (B,MT,L,D)

This morning we get to visit Roma’s Cattle Sales (the largest in Australia). Join a local cattle farmer on the raised walkway around the yards, providing us with an excellent vantage point over the proceedings. We then head north, breaking at Injune, before making our way into Carnarvon Gorge National Park, an oasis hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland’s Central Highlands. Featuring towering white sandstone cliffs, spectacular scenery, incredible bushwalks, pockets of rainforest, amazing diversity of flora and fauna, and ancient Aboriginal art and cave paintings. Arrive and check-in to unique timber and canvas Safari Cabins that ooze outback charm and blend unobtrusively into the natural bushland. 3 Night Stay: Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge

DAY 3. Friday – Carnarvon Gorge (B,L,D)

Today we have organised a range of walking tours (not compulsory) with different fitness levels for you to choose from. Spot an elusive platypus on our early morning easy nature trail, or for more adventure embark on the moss garden walk, which offers a rich mosaic of mosses, ferns and lichens where the microclimate sustains a lush rainforest environment. The Baloon Cave Aboriginal cultural trail is a short walk among the fan palms and cycads and leads to a small sandstone overhang featuring stencilled Aboriginal rock art. **Due to damage sustained by recent bushfires, access to the Baloon Cave will be confirmed at the time of booking.

DAY 4. Saturday – Carnarvon Gorge (B,L,D)

Today we have chartered Heli-Central to give you a birds-eye view of the sandstone cliffs and picturesque gorges of the famous Carnarvon National Park. Absolutely the best view of the plateau! Take in a 20-minute flight in a modern, comfortable helicopter and see the white cliffs and hidden wonders that cannot be seen any other way. Sit back and watch as Carnarvon Gorge opens into the vast bushland.

DAY 5. Sunday – Carnarvon Gorge to Gladstone (B,MT,L,D)

For the early risers, you may wish to take a self-guided walk and stroll along the shady banks of Carnarvon Creek that provides a snapshot of the plant life on the gorge floor. Departing our wildlife and wilderness oasis, we travel through cattle and crop country, breaking for a cuppa at Rolleston. We then continue on through cattle and mining country breaking at Greycliffe Homestead in Biloela for lunch and tour of this historic home. We finish our afternoon arriving at the harbour city of Gladstone. 1 Night Stay: Mercure Gladstone

DAY 6/7. Monday & Tuesday – Gladstone to Heron Island (B,L,D)

We are transferred to Gladstone Marina to board the Heron Island fast cat. Located in the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island is a haven for nature lovers and is surrounded by pristine beaches and brilliant blue waters. Enjoy two nights at Heron Island Resort, where we join naturalist eco guides for daily activities discovering the birdlife, reef walk the coral cay formations, and discover native flora and fauna. We check-in to our Reef Rooms, which are located near the beach and offer reef views with a living area which extends out to a private balcony or garden. At low tide, we take the reef walk that will expose some of the most fascinating creatures found on the coral reef. **Please note: Fast cat transfers take 2 hours and are in open waters. Those who suffer motion sickness are advised to take the necessary precautions. Optionally, at additional expense you may like to organise return helicopter transfers from Gladstone. 2 Night Stay: Heron Island Resort in Reef Rooms

DAY 8. Wednesday – Heron Island to 1770 (B,L,D)

We enjoy a leisurely morning on beautiful Heron Island, before an early afternoon departure on the fast cat ferry. Back on the mainland, we take a short journey to the Town of 1770. 2 Night Stay: Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa

DAY 9. Thursday – 1770 (B,MT,L,D)

This morning we take the ideal getaway on the Pink Amphibious LARC. The Paradise Tour takes us along the coastline of Eurimbula National Park, where we are given commentary on wildlife and the history of Bustard Bay. We cross four tidal creeks and take a 4WD tour up the steep climb to the historic Bustard Head Light Station. Return to Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa.

DAY 10. Friday – Return to Brisbane (B,MT,L)

Homeward bound this morning, we break at historic Childers for a cuppa and time to visit the Palace Backpackers Memorial. After lunch in Gympie, we make our way back to the Brisbane Transit Centre arriving at approximately 4:30pm.

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

dates & pricing

Class Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2020
Gold $4200 $5690 17 June
Diamond $4500 $5990 20 May
Diamond $4500 $5990 22 July
  • Non-refundable deposit of $800pp required to secure your reservation.
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for air and coach components.
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 3 (ACTIVE/MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
    • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs, without stopping
    • Stand for 30 minutes, without needing to sit down
    • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
    • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
    • Manage your own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • Choice of opulent ‘Diamond Class’ OR luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travel
  • 1 night Roma; visit the Roma Saleyards at auction with local grazier guide
  • 3 nights Carnarvon Gorge National Park
  • Enjoy fine dining in front of the log fire at the lodge restaurant
  • Guided gorge walks with nature guide
  • Baloon Cave Aboriginal culture walk
  • Scenic helicopter flight over the escarpment
  • Greycliffe Homestead at Biloela
  • 1 night Gladstone
  • 2 nights Heron Island Resort with daily naturalist eco & bird watching tours and reef walks on the coral cay at low tide
  • 2 nights Town of 1770
  • Full day amphibious LARC tour to Bustard Head Light Station
  • Childers
  • 28 meals
  • ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited)

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

  • 2 additional days (TOTAL 12 DAY TOUR)
  • Return economy class flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
  • 2 additional nights bed & breakfast (1 night pre & 1 night post tour) at Sofitel Brisbane Central
  • Return Airtrain tickets ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station
  • Plus $860pp Twin Share
  • Plus $1025 Sole Use
  • Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice

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