Queensland Coach tours for Seniors 2020 - Photo
Tours to the Capricorn Coast, Great Keppel Island and 1770 - Photo
Tours to Great Barrier Reef for Seniors 2020 - Photo
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DAY 1 – Brisbane to Rockhampton (L,AT,D)

You will be greeted by your tour host at Brisbane’s Roma Street Station before boarding the innovative Tilt Train for an 11am departure. Settle into your Business Class reclinable seat as you are transported through some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern Queensland. We have arranged for lunch and afternoon tea to be served to you at your seat today. Upon your arrival into Rockhampton at 6:45pm, you will be greeted by our coach captain and transferred to our resort. Enjoy dinner on arrival. 1 Night Stay: Kortes Resort, Rockhampton

DAY 2 – Capricorn Caves and Yeppoon (B,L,D)

This morning we explore the unique Capricorn Caves for a 1-hour underground tour of Cathedral Cave. Follow your experienced guide into the brightly lit limestone cavern that contains rare ferns, massive tree roots, and some small bats. The high-domed Cathedral Cave is renowned for its acoustics and as a setting for special events. Near the finishing point of the tour, you can pass through the pioneer passage and walk across a suspended swinging bridge in the rain forest. This afternoon we arrive at our beachside accommodation in Yeppoon to unwind before dinner. 3 Night Stay: Ocean View Rooms at Salt, Yeppoon. **Please note: As accommodation is apartment style, there is no service to rooms during our stay.

DAY 3 – Great Keppel Island (B,L,D)

Today we cruise through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the largest heritage listed area in the world. On arrival our cruise crew will advise times for our glass bottom boat venture for a coral viewing and fish feeding tour. The glass-bottom boat tour is a quiet, relaxed alternative for those wishing to view the wonders of the reef and spectacular marine life without even getting their feet wet. We then get some free time on the island, enjoying lunch overlooking the pristine waters off Great Keppel Island.

DAY 4 – Koorana Crocodile Farm, Footlights Theatre Restaurant (B,L,D)

This morning we take a scenic drive along the Capricorn Coast showcasing 13 beautiful beaches. We stop at Emu Park to visit the Singing Ship, a monument that commemorates the area’s legacy of the historical explorations of Captain James Cook. We continue on to Koorana Crocodile Farm, home to over 3000 saltwater crocodiles. Enjoy a fascinating insight and tour of a commercial crocodile farm, not your everyday tourism theme park. Take a guided tour of the farm, where the excitement of seeing crocodile feeding is something you won’t match anywhere. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon to enjoy some free time downtown. Tonight, we get together for a dinner and show at Footlights Theatre Restaurant where we enjoy a top class comedy variety show and three course dinner.

DAY 5 – Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo & 1770 (B,MT,L,D)

Departing Yeppoon, we make our way to Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo. Enjoy a delicious Devonshire morning tea followed by free time to browse these Heritage listed gardens.Discover more than 60 species of native and exotic animals; meet the newest member of the chimpanzee family, baby Capri who was born in February 2018, or stop by the Australian Wetlands zone to marvel over the giant saltwater crocodile ‘The Colonel’. Spot the colours of the rainbow in the aviaries, overload on cuteness in kangaroo country and watch the otters play like children in the water. We then board the coach continuing south to arrive at the town of Seventeen Seventy (formerly known as the Town of 1770 – the second landing site of James Cook). This picturesque seaside village is surrounded on three sides by the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay and is rich in history, wildlife and natural beauty. Unpack and relax by the pool at our accommodation, Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa, before dinner. 2 Night Stay: Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa

DAY 6 – 1770 (B,L,D)

This morning we take the ideal getaway on the pink amphibious LARC. Take in the highlights of Agnes Water by land and sea onboard a unique LARC amphibious vehicle. Set out on a full day adventure crossing tidal creeks, sandy beaches and 4WD trails, as you explore the Town of 1770 and Bustard Bay. Stop for lunch (included) on Middle Island, take in the views from the Bustard Head lighthouse, then get your adrenaline pumping as you try sandboarding (optional) down the dunes of Middle Island. Return to Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa.

DAY 7 – Arrive Brisbane (B,MT,L)

Homeward bound this morning, we break at historic Childers for a cuppa and take time to visit the Palace Backpackers Memorial. Back on the road, we break at Gympie for lunch before returning to the Brisbane Transit Centre at approximately 4:30pm.

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

dates & pricing

QPCV Senior Adult Sole Use Departs 2020
$2800 $2870 $2910 +$670 Gold Class – 21 April
$3200 $3245 $3310 +$670 Diamond Class – 1 Sep
  • Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking $600pp
  • This price is subject to:
    QPCV Qld Pension Card Holder utilising 2 vouchers
    SEN Australian Government Senior Card Holder
    ADULT Persons Aged 50+ without applicable concession card
  • 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

  • One-way Tilt Train rail journey from Brisbane to Rockhampton
  • Choice of opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach travel with Business Class Tilt Train OR luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travel with Economy Class Tilt Train
  • 1 night Rockhampton
  • 3 nights beachfront at Yeppoon
  • Great Keppel Island day tour including glass bottom boat cruise and lunch
  • Koorana Crocodile Farm tour
  • Capricorn Coast scenic loop drive tour
  • Capricorn Caves Cathedral Cave tour
  • Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo
  • Footlights Theatre Restaurant dinner and show
  • 2 nights Town of 1770
  • Full day LARC eco tour
  • Historic Childers
  • 19 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 9 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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