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. 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 at tba
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 O’REILLY’S RAINFOREST RETREAT BMLD
Tuesday, 22nd December: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading to Lamington National Park for a delightful experience at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. On arrival enjoy a delicious morning tea, then off for a stroll along the Tree Top Walkway. Walk through a canopy of flowering and fruiting trees covered by vines whilst you explore the epiphytic orchids and ferns surrounded by many birds and animals that inhabit the treetops. On your return to the guest house, you will have the opportunity to feed the birds before a scrumptious two-course roast lunch and a complimentary glass of O’Reilly’s wine, soft drink or local beers. Next, meet the majestic predators of the sky at the Bird of Prey Show. Witness the varying species in free flight and performing natural aerobatics in front of a jaw-dropping mountain backdrop. Farewelling O’Reillys, visit Mountain View Alpaca’s at O’Reilly’s Canungra Vineyard and get up close and personal with these delightful creatures. Return to our accommodation.
DAY 5 AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK SPECTACULAR BD
Wednesday, 23rd December: This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Gold Coast and a chance to dip your toes in the pristine waters. Then, off to Robina to visit ArtVo Illusions which offers you the chance to experience the traditional art museum in a whole new way. Not only can you touch the art, but be part of the art by simply striking a pose in front of the camera. Step into a world of optical illusions, the larger than life murals allow you to come face to face with wild animals, scale rocky crevasses and surf the ultimate pipelines. Take as many photos and selfies as you wish. Explore the Robina Town Centre and purchase your lunch before rejoining our coach for a visit to the Skypoint Observation Deck for incredible views of the city and its surrounds, including the lush green hinterland, sleek city skyline and of course, the endless stretch of golden beaches as far as the eye can see. 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. Enjoy a delicious festive Christmas lunch buffet including your favourite seafood. After lunch, enjoy some free time at our accommodation or arrangements can be made with your coach captain for drop off / pick up at the beach.
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