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Guided holidays to Charters Towers and Cairns 2019 - Photo

itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPART FOR TOWNSVILLE

Depart this afternoon on the Spirit of Queensland Train in Premium Economy Seats or upgrade to RailBeds with all meals included. The train is scheduled to depart at 3.45pm. (All meals on the train for RailBeds)

DAY 2 – CHARTERS TOWERS TEXAS LONGHORN RANCH

This morning after arriving in Townsville you are met by your tour host and depart by coach to the Texas Longhorn Ranch. Here we enjoy an informative safari around the property and herd including JR – 2013 Guinness World Record Holder of the longest horns (more than 3m). See Water Buffalo, American Bison, Scottish Highland Cattle and African Watusi. Enjoy a relaxing morning tea under the shady trees at the homestead. Following our wonderful morning, we make our way into Charters Towers. Our tour includes a visit to the Miners Cottage which houses a collection of goldfields memorabilia. We will also visit the Zara Clarke National Trust Museum which houses a large collection that reflects Charters Towers’ golden and military past. This evening we view the Ghosts of Gold Heritage Movie, where the ghosts of the gold rush era tell their tales as the evening settles in. Overnight Park Motel, Charters Towers (M/T,D)

DAY 3 – UNDARA LAVA TUBES

Following breakfast we will depart for our journey to the “Outback Oasis” of Greenvale, stopping at the Three Rivers Hotel that Slim Dusty made famous by the song of same name. We will then travel on to Mt Surprise for lunch and then visit the Undara Experience for our guided tour of the amazing Lava Tubes formed by millions of years of volcanic eruptions. Dinner this evening at our accommodation. Overnight Bedrock Village (B,L,D)

DAY 4 – MAREEBA JACQUES COFFEE

After breakfast we make our way to Mareeba and the famous Jacques Coffee Plantation. On arrival we enjoy an informative tour and lunch. We then continue on to Cairns and check in with time to freshen up before our dinner this evening. Overnight Cairns Queenslander (B,L,D)

DAY 5 – PARONELLA PARK

Breakfast then depart by coach to Paronella Park and wander through the castle ruins in the rainforest, then enjoy some lunch before travelling to Innisfail and exploring the town. Return to Cairns via scenic Cassowary Coast for a two-course dinner this evening. Overnight Cairns Queenslander (B,L,D)

DAY 6 – EXPLORE CAIRNS

After breakfast we make our way to the Cairns Botanic Gardens for a tour. The gardens are the best example in Australia of Tropical Flora. We then have a free afternoon to discover Cairns City at our leisure. You can make your way to the Cairns Regional Gallery or visit the Esplanade and Lagoon Pool, and Cairns Central Shopping Mall to pick up the odd souvenir, or visit the Cairns Reef Casino for a flutter. You might have friends or family in Cairns, so this is the perfect time to catch up. Meet back at our hotel for our farewell dinner this evening. Overnight Cairns Queenslander (B,L,D)

DAY 7 – DEPART CAIRNS

This morning following breakfast we will depart on the Spirit of Queensland travelling to our home destination enjoying the company of your newfound friends. Overnight Spirit of Queensland (B)

DAY 8 – ARRIVAL HOME

Today the Spirit of Queensland will finish the journey arriving into Brisbane with cherished memories of Outback Queensland. The train is scheduled to arrive at 9.00am.

B = Breakfast, M/T = Morning Tea, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

dates & pricing

2019 Departure Dates:
1 Jun, 8 Jul, 12 Aug
Twin Share Sole Use Rail Fares RailBed Premium Economy Seat
$1390 + rail $1710 + rail QLD Pensioner $354 $50
Aust. State Senior $569 $315
Adult $796 $536
  • Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • A $450 non refundable deposit is due upon booking
  • Full payment is non refundable within 60 days of departure
  • QLD Pensioner fare is using 4 vouchers
  • Seniors Fares are for Australian Government Senior Card Holders only
  • Pension and Seniors Card numbers must be advised at time of booking
  • RailBed fares include meals. Other train fares do not include meals
  • Rail fare prices are return
  • Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure due to group rail ticketing requirements
  • Concession rail fares are not available for international passengers as they are verified by Centrelink

Highlights & inclusions

  • All accommodation
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Coach Touring with commentary
  • Texas Longhorn Ranch Safari & Homestead Smoko
  • Charters Towers & Ghosts of Gold Presentation
  • Greenvale & Three Rivers Hotel
  • Undara Lava Tubes Tour
  • Mareeba Jacques Coffee Plantation
  • Paronella Park Tour & Innisfail Township
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens & Free Afternoon
  • Escorted

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