An enchanting Christmas holiday is ensured in the beautiful Northern Rivers and Tweed Valley! This holiday mecca is an ideal location to spoil yourself with a holiday interlude. Spend seven nights in one motel, no packing and unpacking, just relax every evening with your Down Under crew and newfound friends. Enjoy panoramic views, beautiful beaches and interesting sightseeing and attractions from our base in Tweed Heads. Come on…spoil yourself, you deserve it!
Departs: Saturday, 19th December 2020
Fitness Level: M – Moderate
DAY 1 HERVEY BAY – TWEED HEADS D
Saturday, 19th December: Welcome aboard for a relaxing and delightful festive holiday. With Wide Bay passengers onboard and picking up passengers enroute we make our way to Brisbane. Interstate, Brisbane & Toowoomba passengers join us at Roma Street Transit Centre. Settle back and enjoy the ride in air-conditioned comfort as we make our way to Carrara Markets for an afternoon of retail therapy before settling into our accommodation. Stay 7 nights Mantra Twin Towns
DAY 2 CURRUMBIN ATTRACTIONS BMLD
Sunday, 20th December: Start our morning with a visit to Superbee Honey World. Discover the wondrous world of bees and witness nature’s sweetest process at Australia’s only ‘beeside’ attraction. Learn from professional beekeepers how honey goes from hive to jar and sample the different honey varieties and hive products available in the gift shop. Next, some free time at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The quiet oasis of this landscaped ground and bushland is home to a huge variety of Australian birds and animals.
DAY 3 GOLD COAST CANAL CRUISE BMD
Monday, 21st December: Enjoy the fresh Gold Coast air and sunshine from the water on a Sea World Morning Tea Cruise that provides a great blend of sightseeing as well as complimentary cakes and freshly-ground coffee! See the stunning homes of the rich and famous, take in the city skyline, and visit other famed regional spots. Next, discover the strange, the shocking and the beautiful at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Enjoy some eye-popping exhibits where you can pose with the tallest man, view a real vampire killing kit, and even see a shrunken head! The array of weird will leave you spellbound! Free time to purchase lunch, then it’s off to the Gold Coast Wax Museum. The largest museum of its kind in Australia, the Gold Coast Wax Museum is home to over 110 life-size wax figures that you’ll have to look twice at! Featuring a range of exhibits including copies of British Crown Jewels and dioramas depicting Australia’s history.
DAY 4 TWO GREAT ATTRACTIONS BD
Tuesday, 22nd December: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading to Murwillumbah for a visit to the Madura Tea Estate where we will take a tour and experience the full tea production process, from plant to pack. Next, make our way to Tropical Fruit World for a plantation tour. Journey through the orchards by tractor train, relax and enjoy a Wildlife Boat Cruise, meet farm animals and sample seasonal fruit during a Fruit Tasting Session.
DAY 5 AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK SPECTACULAR BMLD
Wednesday, 23rd December: This morning transfer to the Tweed Marina for our enthralling River and Rainforest Cruise. Enjoy this unforgettable four and a half-hour return trip to Stotts Island, with a stopover at the riverside village of either Tumbulgum or Chinderah (which village we visit is tide dependent). Relax aboard the river cruiser, the Golden Swan, as you embrace the soothing surrounds of the resource-rich Tweed River, the lifeblood of an ecologically diverse former volcanic region known as the Green Cauldron, with the riverbank lined with sugar cane fields and lush rainforest. Under the watchful gaze of the ruggedly imposing Mt Warning, you’re treated to a sumptuous on-board BBQ lunch. An early return to our accommodation in order to rest up for our special night at the Australian Outback Spectacular with their show, ‘Heartland’ featuring true Aussie characters. As part of your Australian Outback Spectacular experience, you will be treated to a delicious three course meal with drinks throughout the breath-taking show.
DAY 6 MT TAMBORINE SIGHTSEEING BMLD
Thursday, 24th December: This morning it’s off to Mt Tamborine to the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, a unique and thrilling way to explore the beautiful rainforest canopies. After a delicious morning tea at the Birdwing Café, it’s off to see the Cedar Creek Glow Worms followed by lunch and a tasting at Cedar Creek Winery. Finish our afternoon with free time at the Gallery Walk. With 60 speciality art and craft shops including Granny Mac’s Fudge Shop, there is sure to be something to suit everyone. After a full day of exploring return to our accommodation for a well-earned rest.
DAY 7 CHRISTMAS DAY BLD
Friday, 25th December: Merry Christmas! A leisurely start, with arrangements made for those wishing to attend morning services. From our resort, head to Carrara to our luncheon venue, Mercure Gold Coast Resort. Be welcomed by Santa in the foyer before heading up to the Ballroom where a delicious festive Christmas buffet including your favourite seafood awaits. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely sightseeing drive back to our accommodation where you can enjoy some free time. Tonight we head to the Tweeds Heads Bowls Club for dinner.
DAY 8 TWEED HEADS – SEAWORLD – HOME B
Saturday, 26th December: Spend an enjoyable morning at Sea World Marine Park. Meet Sea World’s newest family member, Mishka the Polar Bear, or get up close and personal with dolphins, penguins plus more! After lunch (own expense), reluctantly it’s time to say goodbye to our newfound friends as we make our way home. Arrive in Brisbane mid-afternoon and the Wide Bay early evening.
Adult: $4499 pp
Pensioner: $4483 pp
Past Passenger: $4475 pp
Single Supplement: $1580 pp
Final Payment Due: 4th November 2020
Bookings Close on Saturday December 19th, 2020