Take the innovative Tilt Train from Brisbane to Maryborough then transfer to the largest sand island in the world for 4 nights in luxury at Kingfisher Bay Resort. Discover rainforests and sand dunes on a 4WD adventure, join an island ranger for a guided Butchulla tour, taste local bush tucker and indulge in fresh local seafood at our Christmas Day long lunch in the Grand Ballroom.
23rd December 2019
At 11am this morning we depart on the Tilt Train from Brisbane’s Roma Street Station, bound for Maryborough West Railway Station. On arrival, we are transferred to River Heads to board our ferry to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. On arrival, we are transferred to Kingfisher Bay Resort where we unpack once for our Christmas celebrations holiday.
4 Night Stay: Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island
Following breakfast this morning we depart via 4WD on a full day tour of Fraser Island including Lake McKenzie, Wanggoolba Creek, Eli Creek, the wreck of the SS Maheno, The Pinnacles Coloured Sands and the famous beach highway, 75-Mile Beach, Fraser Island will teach you all about wide open pristine spaces, unspoiled beauty, lush rainforests, stunning freshwater lakes and the exhilaration of driving on sand, not monotonous bitumen. Discover the world’s largest sand island in our own 4WD, tackling inland bumps and humps through towering Satinay trees, abundant forest and picturesque sand dunes. Shipwrecks and sheltered bays flash by your window but we make sure we stop so you can enjoy the view. To complement our perfect day, join us at the Jetty Hut for sunset drinks and watch the last of the sun’s rays set over the mainland.
**Please note: Tour is not suitable for passengers with neck/back injury as some parts of the journey can be bumpy and jerky.
Today celebrate Christmas Day the Fraser Island way! We all get together for a festive breakfast followed by a free morning to relax or walk along the beach. We gather in the Grand Ballroomfor a sensational Christmas long lunch feasting on fresh seafood, and lots of it, along with the resort’s chefs giving their traditional festive menus the Fraser Island touch. Dinner this evening will be a relaxed affair serving up a light buffet dinner to graze upon whilst enjoying entertainment in the Maheno Lounge.
This morning join an island ranger for the Butchulla Walking Tour. On Fraser, the bush provided food and medicine for both the Butchulla and early European settlers. Learn how to identify this rich source of Australian food; find out how it can be used in everyday life; and, taste the flavours of the bush. Following our walking tour, it’s time to relax before regathering on the Maheno Deck to enjoy a leisurely lunch overlooking the resort lagoon pool. This afternoon we are privileged to have resort ranger and chef join us for an exclusive Bush Tucker Talk and Taste. Tantalise your taste buds with a selection of unique bush cuisine and find out how these foods can be used to enhance most dishes. Ranger presents a selection of foods in their natural and raw state and explains where you can find these foods. Chef will then show us how to use them, share some recipe secrets and present the cooked dishes for us to taste. When the day’s exploring is done, it’s time to take the taste-buds on a voyage of their own, join us for dinner in the award winning Seabelle Restaurant where we dine in style to celebrate our final night together.
A leisurely last breakfast this morning before checking out from the resort and transferring to Maryborough West for our return rail journey back to Brisbane, scheduled to arrive at 2:50pm.
**Please refer to pages 10/11 for Qld Rail information.
Pre & Post Tour Extender Option
– 2 additional days (TOTAL 7 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 $850pp Twin Share Plus $1019 Sole Use
**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**
Non-refundable deposit of $600pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation. N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for rail component. This package is subject to QR rail disruptions without notice. Bookings cannot be cancelled or transferred if this occurs.
This price is subject to:
QPCV Queensland Aged Pensioner utilising 2 concession vouchers
SENIOR State issued Australian Government Seniors Card and/or Queensland Aged Pensioner with no concession vouchers left
ADULT Passengers 50+ with no valid concession cards
B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner
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