Departs Thursday, 24th May 2018
FITNESS LEVEL: M – Moderate
An unforgettable adventure awaits you on this uniquely Queensland holiday. Not only will you visit Lady Musgrave Island and cruise the Great Barrier Reef, you will also have the opportunity to visit the birthplace of Queensland which is one of the most picturesque, coastal environments in the State. During your stay, at the 4½ star luxury resort Lagoons 1770. Join an amazing full day Larc Tour/Cruise from 1770 to see unspoiled coastal estuaries, steep sand hills and pristine creeks including Jenny Lind below Bustard Head with its sentinel lighthouse; these are just a few of the outstanding features worth photographing. Also included is a special day of commemorative activities at 1770’s Captain Cook Festival Day and Agnes Water sightseeing. Our return journey takes us via Bundaberg and Childers and many others places of interest. Come and revel in the beauty of unspoiled white sandy surf beaches, national parks , magnificent ocean views from the coastline, rocky headlands and pristine estuaries.
DAY 1 BRISBANE – 1770 D
Thursday, 24th May: Depart Brisbane Roma Street Transit Centre at 8am. Travel north on the Bruce Highway. After a lunch stop in the Heritage City of Maryborough continue our journey to the township of 1770, site of James Cook’s historic landing on 24th May 1770. Located along a magical, sun drenched stretch of sub-tropical surf coastline between Bundaberg and Gladstone, and nestled amongst five national parks, the dual township 1770/Agnes Water is also the closest access point to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. This unique setting is regarded as the eco-tourism jewel of Queensland and the sub-tropical coastline. Settle in to our 4½ star resort. Four night stay Lagoons 1770 Resort.
DAY 2 LARKING ABOUT BLD
Friday, 25th May: You will love our full day tour on the fabulous LARC, a cross between a four wheel drive bus and a boat! Our journey takes us across tidal creeks, along Eurimbula National Park to historic BUSTARD HEAD LIGHT STATION for some of the most spectacular panoramic views in Australia. Experienced guides will amaze you with tales of tragedy and triumph as early settlers and lighthouse keepers struggled to tame this remote wilderness. This unique experience includes morning tea and lunch with billy tea. We may be lucky enough to see sea eagles, kangaroos, dolphins or turtles. Wonderful day, fantastic scenery, a great experience. Finish the day with the Captain Cook re-enactment – but don’t worry if you’re too tired after your big day, you can still catch the re-enactment tomorrow.
DAY 3 1770 CAPTAIN COOK FESTIVAL BD
Saturday, 26th May: A free day today to enjoy the 1770 CAPTAIN COOK COMMEMORATIVE FESTIVAL. The Festival day begins with a colourful street parade of highly decorated floats. The parade starts at 9am at the 1770 Marina and winds its way along the foreshores to the parklands near the 1770 Camping Grounds. Enjoy the market stalls, main stage entertainment and the re-enactment of Captain Cook’s landing on the 1770 foreshore, heralding the birthplace of Queensland.
DAY 4 LADY MUSGRAVE ISLAND CRUISE BLD
Sunday, 27th May: Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef’s LADY MUSGRAVE ISLAND aboard a luxurious catamaran. Lady Musgrave Island & Lagoon is a true coral cay with an unspoiled island and unique coral lagoon on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Lady Musgrave National Park is a tropical paradise abundant in pisonia forests and bird life. The island is set on 3000 acres of living reef with a deep water coral lagoon which is unique to the entire Great Barrier Reef Region. Explore the wonders of a living reef eco-system and the colourful variety of marine life – all in one great day! A very unique way to spend your day. Includes snorkelling, glass bottom boat, morning/afternoon tea, and guided nature walks.
DAY 5 AGNES WATER – BUNDABERG BLD
Monday, 28th May: Farewelling the beautiful 1770/Agnes Water, make our way to the sugar town of Bundaberg for morning tea at ALEXANDER PARK. After morning tea wander through the park zoo before our visit to the BUNDABERG RUM DISTILLERY for a distillery tour and browse through the museum. Next, lunch at Cafe 1928 before our HINKLER HOUSE & HALL OF AVIATION COCKPIT TOUR. Finish the day with some ginger beer tasting at the BUNDABERG BARREL before settling in to our motel. Stay Country Comfort Bundaberg.
DAY 6 BUNDABERG – BRISBANE BL
Tuesday, 29th May: After a hearty breakfast, make our way to Apple Tree Creek for a visit to the FLYING HIGH BIRD SANCTUARY, the largest free-flight aviary in Australia which has over 2000 birds. As you walk up through the aviary you’ll have a chat with some pretty cocky cockatoos, galahs and macaws. They are absolutely delightful and have a wonderful vocabulary. Enjoy interacting with some very nosey little parrots who just love to sit on your shoulder and check you out. Leaving this delightful place, it’s off to OHANA WINERY AND EXOTIC FRUITS. Enjoy a delicious morning tea followed by an orchard tour with exotic fruit tasting. After a sneak peek at the winemaking facilities taste test their award winning apple cider, fruit wines and liqueurs. Next, enjoy a delicious buffet style lunch before farewelling our hosts and continuing our journey home. Arriving in Maryborough mid afternoon and Brisbane early evening.
Adult: $2578 pp
Pensioner: $2566 pp
Past Passenger: $2560 pp
Single Supplement: $551 pp
Final Payment Due: 9th April 2018
Bookings Close on Thursday May 24th, 2018