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Day 1. Brisbane – Chinchilla (MT,L,D)

Board your luxury ‘Gold’ Class’ coach, and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. Sit back and relax as we travel through the Lockyer Valley and climb the Great Dividing Range to Toowoomba. We take an interesting tour of the Empire Theatre before breaking for lunch at Picnic Point. Our afternoon travels take us via country towns such as Oakey and Dalby before arriving at Australia’s melon capital, Chinchilla. 3 Night Stay: The Palms Motel, Chinchilla

Day 2. Chinchilla (B,L)

Today take a tour of Chinchilla with a local guide, visiting the Folk Museum and a local melon farm. As Chinchilla produces 25% of Australian melons, we learn from the best how to grow the tastiest melons. We also take in the Cactoblastis monument which details the destruction of the prickly pear by the Cactoblastis moth. Tonight, the bulls and broncs are the stars as we take in a real outback rodeo. Entertainment includes bull rides, saddle bronc rides and the ever-popular barrel racing. **Dinner is at own expense tonight.

Day 3. Chinchilla (B,D)

Prepare for a day of good laughs and good times at the Chinchilla Melon Festival. Join with the locals for some hilarious fun and festivities as events such as melon skiing, melon iron man, melon bungee, melon bullseye, pip spitting and melon tossing get into full throw. There’s back-to-back entertainment, markets, a street parade, arts and crafts, free concerts, a triathlon and loads more. Enjoy an afternoon of country music and the grand finale being a brilliant fireworks display. Look out for our surprise exclusive Celebrity Guest as you ‘get your melon on’ at this truly unique festival.

**Lunch is at your own expense today. There are plenty of interesting food stalls for you to choose from. Event details yet to be released at time of publishing. Advertised product subject to change/availability

Day 4. Return to Brisbane (B,L)

This morning we make our way past the Bunya Mountains and into Kingaroy. Our first stop is the famous Peanut Van giving you time to purchase your favourite blend. From here we explore the fascinating history of Kingaroy at the Kingaroy Heritage Museum. We continue on to Moffatdale Ridge Winery for our final lunch together and great way to wind down after a fun filled getaway. We travel via Lake Wivenhoe before arriving to the Brisbane Coach Terminal at approximately 5.00pm.

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2025
$1895 $2350 13 Feb
  • Non-refundable deposit of $300pp required to secure your reservation.
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach component.
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 2 – MODERATE. Some easy and physical activities included in your trip and an average level of fitness is required. Passengers must be able to:
    • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
    • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
    • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
    • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
    • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
    • Manage your own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • Guided tour of Empire Theatre
  • Picnic Point, Toowoomba
  • 3 nights in Chinchilla; Cactoblastis monument
  • Chinchilla Folk Museum and melon farm tour
  • Chinchilla Melon Festival day & night display
  • Entry to the Rodeo, a night of real outback rodeo entertainment
  • Kingaroy Heritage Museum
  • Peanut Van
  • Lunch at Moffatdale Ridge Winery
  • 8 meals

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