Departing: Friday, 23rd December 2022
Come away with us on this Merry Mackay Christmas getaway! Enjoy a tour and tasting at the Sarina Sugar Shed. Browse the retail store brimming with goodies, including rum and liqueurs and a range of chutneys, sauces, relishes and jams. Spend two nights in Mackay, enjoy a delicious traditional Christmas lunch prepared by our hosts followed by some sightseeing. On our return journey visit Capricorn Caves for a Cathedral Cave tour. This tour leaves you with lasting memories of ancient geological history, early explorers, the wonders of wildlife and special cave acoustics. Travel to Gladstone, where we venture up one of the lookouts which offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the city, harbour, islands and Mount Larcom, the landmark that drew Lieutenant Matthew Flinders into the harbour. Wander through the marina parklands and admire the shimmering water of the harbour.
DAY 1 BRISBANE – ROCKHAMPTON LD
Friday, 23rd December: Departing Brisbane Coach Terminal travel north on the Bruce Highway to the heritage city of Maryborough where Wide Bay passengers join the tour. Continue north to Miriam Vale where we pause for lunch. After a sightseeing tour of Rockhampton, settle into our accommodation. Stay Kortes Resort
DAY 2 ROCKHAMPTON – MACKAY BMLD
Saturday, 24th December: Make our way northward to Mackay, stopping at the Sarina Sugar Shed for lunch followed by a tour and tasting. After our tour, spend time browsing the retail store brimming with goodies, including rum and liqueurs and a range of chutneys, sauces, relishes and a range of souvenirs, then continue on to Mackay to our accommodation. Two night stay Alara Motor Inn
DAY 3 CHRISTMAS DAY BLD
Sunday, 25th December: Merry Christmas! Exchange season’s greetings over breakfast and enjoy your time with your fellow travelling companions. This morning an opportunity to attend Church Services before a great Christmas lunch at our motel. An interesting tour around the Mackay area has been planned for the afternoon.
DAY 4 MACKAY – GLADSTONE BMLD
Monday, 26th December: Today we set out for Gladstone, stopping at Capricorn Caves for lunch and a tour of Cathedral Cave. Discover the ancient geological history, early explorers, the wonders of wildlife and special cave acoustics on this tour of the largest and most spectacular caves. Moving on, arrive in Gladstone where we explore the sights before heading to our accommodation. Stay Oaks Gladstone Grand Hotel.
DAY 5 GLADSTONE – BRISBANE BM
Tuesday, 27th December: All too soon our holiday is almost over. After a final breakfast together, we bid farewell to our hosts and head south to Gin Gin for morning tea, then on to Maryborough go lunch and to say goodbye to our Wide Bay travelling companions. Southbound passengers stay on board for arrival in Brisbane late afternoon.
Adult: $2348 pp
Pensioner: $2338 pp
Past Passenger: $2333 pp
Single Supplement: $491 pp
Final Payment Due: Tuesday, 8th November 2022
Bookings Close on Thursday December 22nd, 2022