DAY 1. BRISBANE – GOLD COAST (L,D)
Flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide will be arranged for arrival into Brisbane late morning where you will be greeted and escorted to our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach. We will then collect Brisbane guests from the Brisbane Coach Terminal for transfers to our lunch venue at Eagle Street Warf. Enjoy lunch overlooking the Brisbane River before we re-board our coach and make our way to Sanctuary Cove to check into our resort for 5 nights. ACCOMMODATION: InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Hope Island
DAY 2. GOLD COAST (B,L,D)
This morning we board our deluxe sightseeing vessel to soak up the glittering waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Relax on this lunch cruise that departs from Surfers Paradise and travels up the Nerang River to the Broadwater. Listen to commentary as we cruise past landmarks such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Palazzo hotel, Wave Break Island and South Stradbroke Island. Enjoy a buffet lunch of seafood, chicken and tropical fruits as you glide along past lifestyles of the rich and famous admiring luxury yachts and mansions, modern skyscrapers and hotels. We then visit ArtVo Ilusions and step into a world of optical illusions. Explore the interactive gallery where you can touch the art and have fun! We return to our Sanctuary Cove Resort where you can relax at the resort’s beach side lagoon or take a buggy ride to the local boutique shopping precinct.
DAY 3. GOLD COAST (B,L,D)
This morning we take an eco-adventure exploring the beautiful Tambourine Mountain nestled in the Gold Coast Hinterland. We begin our adventure on an elevated walkway through the middle and upper canopies of the rainforest, then descend gradually to the lower canopy and the cantilever bridge. Highlights along the walk include small waterfalls, a butterfly lookout, rock pools, and spectacular views. From here we make our way to Cedar Creek Estate Winery for lunch before joining a guide to see the on-site Glow Worm Caves. See thousands of these creatures during the daytime as the cave has been designed to maintain ideal conditions for the delicate glow worms throughout the year, providing the perfect environment for a healthy colony. This afternoon enjoy some retail therapy time on Mount Tambourine’s Gallery Walk, a popular street boasting over 70 specialty shops in one block! There is an array of shops selling everything from fashion, jewellery, cottage industry arts and crafts, produce, cellar door outlets, chocolate, fudge, food outlets and more.
DAY 4. GOLD COAST (B,D)
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before boarding the coach and travelling to Burleigh Heads. Here we spend the day at the heritage-listed David Fleay Wildlife Park. Stroll through the tranquil surroundings to experience some of Queensland’s natural habitats – rainforest to bushland- and meet some of the State’s unique and threatened species. Fleay’s is the only wildlife park visitors can see the shy Bridled nail-tail wallaby, thought to be extinct for over 30 years! A key highlight is meeting and chatting with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers who care for the park’s unique and beautiful animals. Another is the Fleays in Flight Show, where the large birds of prey wow visitors with their spectacular wing spans and speed. * Lunch is at own expense today.
DAY 5. GOLD COAST (B,L,D)
Merry Christmas! We gather for breakfast and a special Christmas message from your fun-loving crew. Later this morning we board the coach for an outing, taking a scenic drive through the marina district of Calypso Bay, the cane fields of Woongoolba to beach side at Cabbage Tree Point. We return to our resort in readiness for our special Christmas Day lunch enjoying luxury-style dining inside grand ballroom surrounds; indulging in seafood, Christmas carvery and more. Tonight, we gather for a light supper.
DAY 6. BRISBANE (B)
We farewell our rainforest retreat and make our way back to Brisbane’s South Bank Precinct. Here we take a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane, an iconic landmark etched upon the South Bank skyline. Soak up the spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of Brisbane’s cityscape, landmarks, and famous river. The awe-inspiring design is 60 meters high and features 41 fully enclosed and air-conditioned gondolas. Afterward enjoy free time at South Bank Parklands before being transferred to Roma Street Station and Brisbane Airport for your respective flights home. *Lunch is at own expense today.
B = Full Breakfast; MT = M/Tea; L = Lunch; AT = A/Tea; D = Two Course Dinner
dates & pricing
- EARLY BIRD DEAL – Save $300 per couple or $150 Sole for December 2021 date. Booked by 30 June 2021. Terms and conditions apply.
- $800pp deposit required to secure your reservation. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply)
- N.B. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure.
- N.B. This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.
- 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 and walk through soft sand
• Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
• Manage your own luggage
• This tour is set at an active pace