13 Days - Follow the Winter Sun in Queensland
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Next available departure - 22nd September 2019
Join Shirley Tamm to see the countryside as you travel by train along Queensland’s picturesque coastline. And with stopovers and touring on the beautiful Fraser and Magnetic Islands, as well as Cairns, enjoy some of the best Queensland has to offer!
Travel with your Tour Escort, Shirley Tamm, a well-known travel identity and tour escort with over 35 years’ experience in the travel industry. Meet new friends and share this great holiday with other fellow travellers whilst enjoying the safety and security of having a tour escort travelling with you, giving you more time to enjoy a truly memorable holiday.
To book, please call 08 8202 8608 or email [email protected]
Terms and conditions: A non-refundable deposit of $500pp (plus airfares) is required at the time of the booking. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Bookings made within 60 days, subject to availability, will require immediate payment. Credit card payment may incur a surcharge. Minimum passenger numbers are required for this tour to run at the advertised cost. If 15 passengers have not booked by 60 days prior to travel then it may be necessary to either cancel the tour or offer similar arrangements on an unescorted basis. Cancellations fees will apply. All services and reservations provided are subject to the condition of the principal providers. The SeaLink Travel Group accepts no responsibility for unforeseen omissions or additional costs incurred including those arising from adverse weather conditions. Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.
- 2 nights accommodation in Brisbane, 3 nights on Fraser Island, 3 nights in Townsville and 3 nights in Cairns
- Rail travel from Brisbane to Cairns, including Business Seats on the Tilt Train and Rail Beds and Economy Premium Seats on Spirit of Queensland
- City sights and surrounds tour in Brisbane and Townsville
- Full day 4WD Beauty Spots tour and guided ranger walks on Fraser Island
- Half day Reef HQ tour and full day Magnetic Island tour
- Full day Kuranda Scenic Railway (Gold Class), Skyrail and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tour
- Luxury air-conditioned coach transfers, all entry fees, ferry transfers and guided tours
- Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 8 dinners
22nd September 2019
From $3580 per person, twin share
Day 1: Arrive in Brisbane (D)
This morning fly from your home city to Brisbane where you will transfer to your hotel. This evening join the rest of your group for your Welcome Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: ibis Styles Brisbane (2 nights)
Day 2: City Sights & Surrounds (B, L)
After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel for a half day sightseeing tour of Brisbane. Drive through the South Bank Parklands, Fortitude Valley and Chinatown and take in the views of the city from Mt Coot-tha, before returning to Eagle Street Pier to enjoy lunch. The rest of the day and evening is at your leisure.
Day 3: Brisbane to Fraser Island (B, D)
This morning transfer to Roma Street Station where you will board the Tilt Train, and travel north to Maryborough West. Here you will be met, and transferred by coach to the ferry terminal for your crossing to Fraser Island. Late this evening enjoy a buffet dinner at the Resort.
Overnight: King Fisher Bay Resort (3 nights)
Day 4: 4WD Beauty Spots Tour (B, L)
Today discover Fraser Island on your 4WD tour, with highlights including Lake McKenzie, the Maheno Shipwreck and Seventy- Five Mile Beach. A sumptuous buffet lunch is also included. This evening, meet the group for sunset drinks, and the rest of the night is free to dine at your own choice of restaurant.
Day 5: Fraser Island (B, D)
Today is much more leisurely, with the option for a late breakfast. Mid-morning, join one of the Rangers on a guided Walk and Talk, or enjoy the facilities of the resort. There’s time to relax by the pool before your Bush Tucker Talk and Taste tour. Tonight enjoy a lovely two-course dinner at Seabelle Restaurant.
Day 6: Fraser Island to Spirit of Queensland (B, D)
Enjoy a later breakfast before catching the ferry back to the mainland. There will be free time to explore Hervey Bay, and later this afternoon you will be transferred to Maryborough West Station to meet up with Spirit of Queensland for you rail journey north. Enjoy dinner, and settle into your comfortable Rail Bed.
Overnight: Spirit of Queensland
Day 7: Arrive Townsville (B, L, D)
Enjoy an early breakfast before arriving into Townsville, where you will be met and taken on a sightseeing tour. Discover the hidden secrets of the town as you explore from the Riverway precinct to Thornton’s Gap in the mountains. Enjoy lunch at the historic Tea Rooms before returning to your hotel, with the afternoon free. This evening dinner is a delicious banquet at Miss Songs.
Overnight: The Ville Resort-Casino (3 nights)
Day 8: Reef HQ Aquarium (B, L)
This morning you will be transferred to the Reef HQ, the world’s largest living reef aquarium, and where you can experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet. Enjoy lunch there, and return to your hotel. This evening is free for you to enjoy dinner at your leisure.
Day 9: Magnetic Island (B, L, D)
Today enjoy a full day tour on Magnetic Island. Visit the many bays of the island, including Horseshoe Bay, and lunch at Picnic Bay Hotel. This evening there’s a special group dinner at The Pier Restaurant.
Day 10: Townsville to Cairns (B, D)
Early this morning you will be transferred to Townsville Station to catch the Spirit of Queensland for your final rail journey to Cairns. On arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation, where you will enjoy dinner tonight.
Overnight: Novotel Cairns Oasis (3 nights)
Day 11: Cairns (B)
Today is a totally free day for you to enjoy at your leisure. Perhaps you may like to take a cruise out to the Barrier Reef, or join a 4WD tour to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest. Both tours can be pre-booked for you prior to departure. Tonight for dinner you can explore the Cairns restaurants at your leisure.
Day 12: Kuranda, Skyrail & Tjapukai (B, D)
Board the historic Kuranda Railway for a breathtaking journey to Freshwater Station, where you will have free time to explore the village and markets. Then ride the Skyrail Cableway above Barron Gorge National Park. Finish the day with a visit to the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of Dreamtime are brought to life. This evening join your group for a special farewell dinner.
Day 13: Cairns to Home City (B)
Today concludes your Rail Adventure through Queensland. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Cairns Airport to connect with your flight to your home city.