Carnarvon Gorge is one of Australia’s most remarkable natural wonders…a lush, green oasis where ancient sandstone cliffs have been carved by the waters of spring-fed streams. Carnarvon Valley nestled between towering cliffs is a geologically unique landmark, home to an incredible array of plant life…from graceful she-oaks to prehistoric macrozamia, there is also unusual ferns and mosses. The gorge is also a bird watchers paradise and kangaroos and possums are at home in the park. Aboriginal Rock Art is a gentle reminder of the countless generations of Aborigines who called this wondrous land home. Return from your holiday refreshed and reunited with nature.
Departing: Monday, 13th July
Fitness Level: M – Moderate
Meals: B = Breakfast, M = Morning Tea, L = Lunch, A = Afternoon Tea, D = Dinner
DAY 1 BRISBANE – ROCKHAMPTON D
Monday, 13th July: Join us and explore the remarkable natural wonder of Carnarvon Gorge with the comfortable Carnarvon Wilderness Lodge as our base for three nights. Departing Brisbane City (location to be advised) make our way north to Maryborough for morning tea and welcome aboard our Wide Bay passengers. At Colosseum enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing on to Rockhampton. Stay Korte’s Resort
DAY 2 ROCKHAMPTON – EMERALD BMD
Tuesday, 14th July: Our first stop this morning is at the Blackwater International Coal Mining Centre for morning tea and a wander through the museum. At Emerald, enjoy some free time to purchase lunch before heading to Rubyvale to the Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine for an underground tour of the sapphire mine. After your tour, try your hand at fossicking through a bucket of wash directly from the mine. You never know what you might find! Return to our accommodation. Stay Emerald Maraboon Motor Inn
DAY 3 EMERALD – CARNARVON GORGE BMLD
Wednesday, 15th July: Departing our motel make our way to Carnarvon via Fairbairn Dam where we stop for a photo opportunity. Arriving in Carnarvon for lunch at the lodge, followed by some afternoon sightseeing. Three night stay Carnarvon Wilderness Lodge
DAY 4 CARNARVON GORGE FREE DAY BMLD
Thursday, 16th July: Without leaving your cosy bed, enjoy the birdcalls or sit and watch the pretty-faced wallabies graze. The sheer wonder of Carnarvon Gorge radiates from the National Park where, for the ambitious, a day-long trek begins with a track map and packed lunch. The Gorge has many Aboriginal rock art sites. In Angiopteris Ravine, rare King Ferns grow luxuriantly and there’s an opportunity to see Aljon Falls and the Moss Garden. Reboard the coach to return to our accommodation for dinner.
DAY 5 CARNARVON GORGE FREE DAY BMLD
Friday, 17th July: Today you have the opportunity of exploring the features of the park that you didn’t have time to do yesterday. So, with your packed lunch in hand its away you go for another adventure.
DAY 6 CARNARVON GORGE – ROMA BMLD
Saturday, 18th July: Reluctantly farewelling Carnarvon Gorge, make our way to Arcadia Valley Escape. Fortified by towering ranges it is the perfect place to escape the pressures of everyday life. Be guided through the ins and outs of the cattle industry including a live demonstration in the cattle yards and watch the dogs do their thing! Learn about cell grazing and how they ‘call the cattle’. Always a highlight! Farewelling our hosts, continue to Injune for lunch, then on to the Big Rig in Roma for a self-guided tour of the Oil Patch. Stay Roma Explorers Inn
DAY 7 ROMA – HOME BM
Sunday, 19th July: We bid goodbye to Roma this morning as we make our way to Brisbane, arriving mid-afternoon and in the Wide Bay early evening.
Adult: $2798 pp
Pensioner: $2784 pp
Past Passenger: $2777 pp
Single Supplement: $755 pp
Final Payment Due: Wednesday, 27th May 2020
Bookings Close on Sunday July 12th, 2020