Departing: Monday, 19th April 2021
Queensland is famous all over the world for its heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, so why not spend some time discovering one of its special islands, Great Keppel and the idyllic coastal town of Yeppoon. This seven day carefree getaway is just what you need to ward off the impending winter blues and you’ll be pampered by your Down Under Crew. Discover the essences of some of the Sunshine State’s best-known attractions on this fabulous tropical getaway!
FITNESS LEVEL: E – Easy
Meals: B = Breakfast, M = Morning Tea, L = Lunch, A = Afternoon Tea, D = Dinner
DAY 1 HERVEY BAY – YEPPOON LD
Monday, 19th April: Departing Brisbane city travel north along the Bruce Highway picking up passengers enroute. Pause for lunch at Colosseum then continue on to Yeppoon. Six night stay Salt Yeppoon.
DAY 2 GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND BMLD
Tuesday, 20th April: After a relaxing breakfast we make our way to Rosslyn Bay for our Coral Lunch Cruise aboard Freedom Fast Cat Ferry. Following a half hour journey to GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND, you will be served morning tea, followed by a 1 hour tour in a glass bottom boat over the Reef before returning to the ferry for lunch. After lunch explore the island village, browse Tropical Vibes Souvenir Shop, go for a dip or simply relax on Keppel’s pristine white beaches before returning home at 2.30pm. Make our way back to the resort to rest up for our special night or for some free time by the pool. Tonight a very special evening of entertainment at the FOOTLIGHTS THEATRE RESTAURANT.
DAY 3 ROCKHAMPTON SIGHTSEEING BLD
Wednesday, 21st April: This morning we make our way to Rockhampton to meet the animals at the ZOO, then take a relaxing walk around the heritage listed ROCKHAMPTON BOTANIC GARDENS. After lunch at the Parkhurst Tavern, make our way to the DREAMTIME CULTURAL CENTRE. Explore the stunning displays, learn about the various uses plant life provided for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their culture before returning to our accommodation.
DAY 4 CAPRICORN CAVES BLD
Thursday, 22nd April: Start our morning with a visit to the ROCKHAMPTON ART GALLERY. The gallery’s collection is regarded as one of the finest in regional Australia and is of national significance. Next, be amazed by the spectacular CAPRICORN CAVES. Enjoy a guided tour of this unique system of above ground caves in a limestone ridge.
DAY 5 YEPPOON ATTRACTIONS BMLD
Friday, 23rd April: Take a walk along the ANZAC MEMORIAL WALK as it meanders around the coast, offering fantastic views of the area. Incorporated in the walk is THE GATEHOUSE, a moving floor-to-ceiling First World War storyboards including portraits of locals. Wander past silhouettes and Battle Markers towards a stunning coastal lookout that ends at the Singing Ship. Set against a spectacular coastal vista of blue seas and Great Keppel Island in the distance, the SINGING SHIP is a majestic monument that commemorates the area’s legacy of the historical explorations of Captain James Cook. Next, make our way to KOORANA CROCODILE FARM for lunch and a tour which includes an introductory talk, a video on croc behaviour and a farm walk and croc feeding. Return to our accommodation.
DAY 6 YEPPOON SIGHTSEEING BMLD
Saturday, 24th April: This morning browse the Yeppoon Community Markets with its huge variety of products then, it’s off to NOB CREEK POTTERY for a delicious Devonshire morning tea and a pottery making demonstration. Returning to Yeppoon, enjoy lunch at the KEPPEL BAY SAILING CLUB before visiting SHELL WORLD with its display of over 20,000 shells which include marine, land and fossil molluscs. Next, enjoy time at YEPPOON LAGOON, the jewel in the crown of the Yeppoon foreshore precinct before returning to our accommodation.
DAY 7 YEPPOON – HOME BM
Sunday, 25th April: Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to our hosts and make our way home after six delightful days in this tropical paradise. Arrive in the Wide Bay mid-afternoon and Brisbane early evening.
Adult: $3094 pp
Pensioner: $3080 pp
Past Passenger: $3073 pp
Single Supplement: $828 pp
Final Payment Due: 5th March 2021
Bookings Close on Monday April 5th, 2021