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The capital of the Sunshine State offers up a host of experiences over a 4 night stay; visit the hinterland paradise of Mount Tamborine, enjoy VIP seating and a backstage tour at the Australian Outback Spectacular, discover the Brisbane Festival, and witness the electrifying fireworks displays of Brisbane’s iconic Riverfire. 2 nights on Tangalooma brings a host of natural encounters including hand feeding the wild bottlenose dolphins.

Duration Duration:

7 days

Price From From

$3,820pp (AUD)

Departs Departure Dates:

23rd September 2020

Location Departure Location:
Flights arrive into Brisbane

Location Return Location:
Brisbane Airport (Brisbane guests will be returned to Brisbane CBD)

Pricing

Twin Share
$3820pp
Sole Use
$4640pp
$800pp non-refundable

Save $30pp Twin Share or $60 Sole Use

Itinerary (Flights arrive into Brisbane - Brisbane Airport (Brisbane guests will be returned to Brisbane CBD))

Day 1    (L,D) Brisbane

plane

Flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide will be arranged for arrival into Brisbane mid-afternoon where you will be greeted and escorted to our signature ‘Gold Class’ coach. Guests ex Brisbane will depart Roma Street Transit Centre. We make our way to the river city, taking time to enjoy a long lunch overlooking the Brisbane River before checking into our accommodation where you can appreciate a river view room. This afternoon is at your leisure to either begin discovering the Brisbane CBD or take time to relax and unwind.

4 Night stay: Mantra South Bank, Brisbane

Day 2    (B,L,D) Mount Tamborine

eco walking

Today we make our way to the hinterland paradise of Mount Tamborine. Our first stop is at Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk. This exciting eco-adventure will offer us a unique and thrilling way to explore the beautiful rainforest canopies beside the crystal clear rock pools of Cedar Creek. With a comprehensive array of Australian rainforest flora and fauna, the walk is a combination of floor trails and 300 metres of hightech steel bridges through the highest points of the upper canopy. After our treetop walk, we make our way to lunch before enjoying time at Gallery Walk. This tourist mecca boasts unusual and vibrantly coloured shops, art galleries with original artworks, paintings and sculptures, glass works, pottery, ceramics and antiques, and is nestled amongst a selection of coffee shops.

Day 3    (B,L,D) Gold Coast

entertainment foodwine

A leisurely start to today, with free time this morning. Take time to do some shopping, rest or maybe explore South Bank. Late morning, we board the coach and head south to the Gold Coast, arriving to enjoy a buffet lunch at the Four Winds 360 Degree Restaurant. Nestled between the beaches of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, you can take in the picturesque vistas as far as the eye can see. Savour iconic views, from the golden sand and surf of the coastline, the sparkling ocean on the horizon, to the green tranquillity of the Gold Coast Hinterland. After lunch we take some free time to wander through the local shops or take a short walk along the beach. Next we make our way to Artvo Immersive Gallery. This ‘trick art’ gallery is where you are encouraged to touch and interact with the artworks, photographing yourself in them. You can become part of over 100 3D artworks, placing you in the midst of scenes, locations and famous paintings. Late afternoon, we make our way to the Australian Outback Spectacular, set in the Gold Coast’s theme park region. Here we take an exclusive behind the scenes look at the show, meeting some of the cast and the beautiful animals who complete the story. We then take our VIP seats in the top rail section which promise the ‘best seats in the house’, as we saddle up for a captivating journey where yarns come alive with inspiring stories of Australian characters and indulge in a sumptuous 3 course meal.

Day 4    (B,D) Brisbane

entertainment festival

Today we enjoy a free day. Take time to have a rest, check out the activities of the Brisbane Festival, visit the museum or take a spin on the Brisbane Wheel. Tonight, to celebrate the end of the Brisbane Festival, Riverfire is set to ignite the skyline with a pyrotechnic extravaganza set to an almighty soundtrack. This is one of the most technically challenging and electrifying fireworks displays in Australia. Fireworks are fired from multiple bridges, barges and city rooftops, and spectators are also treated to aerobatics from the Australian Defence Force. We enjoy a riverside dinner before watching Riverfire from South Bank, providing unparalleled views of the bridges and Brisbane skyline. **Lunch at own expense today

Day 5    (B,L,D) Moreton Island

cruise eco

We leave the river city behind us as we board our ferry at 10am bound for Tangalooma Island Resort. After a warm welcome and orientation, we enjoy lunch before checking in to our resort rooms. This afternoon we journey along the coastline in search of dolphins, dugongs, green sea turtles, rays and more, on a purpose built discovery boat. This vessel provides unobstructed views of Moreton Bay’s intriguing marine life. Full commentary is provided on board, with a live underwater viewing camera. Tonight we experience the highlight of any visit to Tangalooma, the opportunity to hand feed one of the wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the shores each evening on sunset.

2 Night Stay: Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island

Day 6    (B,L,D) Moreton Island

4wd eco walking

This morning we awaken to a majestic sunrise over the ocean before enjoying breakfast. Today we explore the southern end of pristine Moreton Island aboard Tangalooma’s Southern Safari Tour. Experience the raw and rugged beauty of the island coastline, including the untouched and expansive eastern beach. Lunch today is at the renowned Gutter Bar in Kooringal. The afternoon is yours to enjoy all the resort facilities, with plenty of entertaining options available.

Day 7    (B) Brisbane

plane

An earlier breakfast this morning, after which we check out to board the 8:30am ferry back to the mainland. We take some time to stop and shop at the DFO outlet store before making our way to the airport for our respective flights home. Brisbane guests will be returned to Brisbane CBD.

Tour Inclusions

  • Economy class flights to Brisbane return ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach ex Brisbane
  • 4 nights 4 star luxury hotel in Brisbane
  • Full day tour to Mount Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk; Gallery Walk
  • Specialty lunch in revolving dining room with panoramic ocean views
  • ArtVo Immersive Gallery
  • Australian Outback Spectacular dinner and show in top rail seating with backstage tour pre-show
  • Riverfire Festival specialty dinner with spectacular waterfront views
  • 2 nights Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island
  • Wild bottlenose dolphin hand feeding
  • Marine Discovery cruise
  • Southern Safari Tour
  • DFO outlet shopping
  • 17 meals

Additional Information

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

2 additional days (TOTAL 9 DAY TOUR)

  •  Return economy class flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
  • 2 additional nights bed & breakfast (1 night pre & 1 night post tour) at Sofitel Brisbane Central
  •  Return Airtrain tickets ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station
    Plus $860pp Twin Share Plus $1025 Sole Use
    **Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**

Non-refundable deposit of $800pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation. N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for air and coach components. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

Flights Included
Off-Road
Cruise/Boat
Festival/Event
Eco Experience
Walking Component
Food & Wine Experience
Entertainment

Moderate

Passengers must be able to:

  • Walk 10 min without stopping
  • Ascend stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 min without sitting
  • Walk over uneven ground
  • Embark/debark transport unaided
  • Manage their own luggage

See our terms for more details

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