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Gold Coast Glamour & O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Queensland

Coach
Coach
Eco
Eco

Tour summary

Escape to Queensland’s winter sun in style over a 5 night stay; with 3 nights in 5-star luxury at Sanctuary Cove; experience the Gold Coast’s beautiful Surfers Paradise on a tour aboard an amphibious Aquaduck and explore the World Heritage-listed rain forest of the Gold Coast hinterland. Take in nature and wildlife with 2 nights at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat taking in private Birds of Prey show; ranger guided tree-top canopy walk and a 2-hour 4WD forest safari.

Departure location:
Brisbane Airport &/or Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Brisbane Airport &/or Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
6
days
Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
Departure dates:

4th July 2021 - Diamond 29th August 2021 - Gold

Coach classes:
Diamond
Diamond
Gold
Gold
Tour accreditations:
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Gold Coast Glamour & O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Tour pricing

Adult Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
3150
pp
Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
3935
pp
Adult Twin Share
Diamond
Diamond
$
3499
pp
Sole Use
Diamond
Diamond
$
4235
pp
Deposit:
$800 per person
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
Save $20 Per Person Twin Share or $40 Sole Use
All prices are in AUD. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).

Additional information

Land only cost available for Brisbane guests or prices available for Queensland guests from Cairns south for Spirit of Queensland train journey and/OR air travel.

This price is subject to:

QPCV Qld Pensioner using 2 entitlements

SENIOR Australian Government State Senior Card holder

ADULT Passengers 50+ with no valid concession cards

DEPOSIT

$800pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

N.B. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure.

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Tour inclusions

  • Return economy airfares to Brisbane ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Opulent ‘Diamond Class’ or luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach ex Brisbane
  • 3 nights 5 star Sanctuary Cove
  • Surfers Paradise and Broadwater Aquaduck Amphibious tour
  • Harbour Town, Australia’s largest outlet shopping centre
  • ArtVo Illusions Gallery
  • Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
  • Cedar Creek Estate Wines; Glow Worm Cave guided tour
  • Historic Rivermill
  • O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard
  • 2 nights at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in One Bedroom Spa Villas
  • Private Birds of Prey show
  • Privately guided tree top canopy walk with amazing views and wildlife encounters
  • 2-hour 4WD forest safari to take in natural escarpments
  • Southbank’s Wheel of Brisbane gondola ride
  • 14 meals

Additional information

Our Diamond Class tours have a seat rotation policy for all guests. Read more for details.

‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited).

Land only cost available for Brisbane guests or prices available for Queensland guests from Cairns south for Spirit of Queensland train journey and/OR air travel.

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Physical rating

3 - Active/Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

3 - Active/Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels
Coach
Coach
Boat
Boat
Eco experience
Eco experience
Flight included
Flight included
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Walking component
Walking component

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Airport &/or Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Brisbane Airport &/or Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Brisbane - Hope Island

Flight included
Flight included

Flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide will be arranged for arrival into Brisbane late morning where you will be greeted and and escorted to either our signature opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach or luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach. We will then collect Brisbane guests from Roma Street Transit Centre for transfers to our lunch venue at Eagle Street Wharf. Enjoy lunch overlooking the Brisbane River before we re-board our coach and make our way to Sanctuary Cove to check into our resort for 3 nights.

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InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Hope Island
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Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

2

Hope Island

Boat
Boat
Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
GGP
GGP
Local guide
Local guide

Experience the Gold Coast’s beautiful Surfers Paradise on a tour aboard an amphibious Aquaduck. Hop aboard this unusual dual-purpose vessel for a jaunt along the area’s picturesque beaches and past local landmarks. Then, enjoy a thrilling river cruise past the glitz of millionaire’s row as the Aquaduck transforms from a bus into a boat. For some retail therapy we offer you free time to grab some bargains at Harbour Town Shopping Centre - Australia’s largest outlet shopping centre, offering discounted prices on all your favourite brands. We then visit ArtVo Illusions and step into a world of optical illusions. Explore the interactive gallery where you can touch the art and have fun! We return to our Sanctuary Cove Resort where you can relax at the resort’s beach side lagoon or take a buggy ride to the local boutique shopping precinct

**Lunch is at own expense today.

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Included meals
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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

3

Hope Island

Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
GGP
GGP
Local guide
Local guide
Walking component
Walking component

This morning enjoys fresh air at the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk. This exciting eco-adventure will offer us unique and thrilling ways 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 high-tech steel bridges through the highest points of the upper canopy. From here we make our way to Cedar Creek Estate Winery for lunch before joining a guide to see the on-site Glow Worm Caves. See thousands of these creatures during the daytime as the cave has being designed to maintain ideal conditions for the delicate glow worms throughout the year, providing the perfect environment for a healthy colony.

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Included meals
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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

4

Lamington National Park

Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Walking component
Walking component

Travelling into the hinterland via Maudsland we arrive at the Historical Rivermill. The mill has been used for various things since 1943, a stud, a dairy, a dance hall for Army bush dances and more recently a café with petting zoo. The original part of Rivermill is a museum and has some of the original agricultural machinery. Enjoy morning tea then take some time to feed the animals and visit the museum. From here we travel via the picturesque horse stud region of Canungra arriving at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards. Enjoy lunch and sample the local wines before we make our way into Lamington National Park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Godwana Rainforests of Australia. After we settle in we are treated to an exclusive Birds of Prey show where we meet the the majestic predators of the sky and learn about the resident owls, wedge tail eagles, kestrel and black kite. Witness a free flight performance and natural aerobatics in front of a majestic mountain backdrop. Rated as the best bird show in Australia! Settle in tonight with a welcome from the Manager over a glass of sparkling in the fire room.

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One bedroom Villa Spa Rooms, O'reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park
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One bedroom Villa Spa Rooms, O'reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

5

Lamington National Park

Eco experience
Eco experience
Local guide
Local guide
Walking component
Walking component

For the early risers and avid bird watches, take a guided early morning bird walk see the feathered locals on this introductory morning tour around the Retreat. Following breakfast, we will join our guide for a privately guided tree top canopy walk. Stroll across nine footbridges suspended 45 feet (16 metres) in the air for a unique perspective of the subtropical rainforest. A guide will point out highlights of the diverse ecosystem and help identify unique species of flora and fauna. Lunch at the retreat and some free time before we embark on an afternoon 2-hour 4WD tour, a fabulous way to see the wonders surrounding this plateau. We tour through rainforest and various eco-systems to incredible places located within World Heritage listed Lamington National Park. We will get to visit a lookout and take in the views, or even a waterfall, being inspired and educated along the way.

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One bedroom Villa Spa Rooms, O'reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

6

Laminton National Park - Brisbane

Cable car
Cable car
Flight included
Flight included

We farewell our rainforest retreat and make our way to Brisbane’s Southbank Precinct. Here we take a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane, an iconic landmark etched upon the South Bank skyline. Soak up spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of Brisbane’s cityscape, landmarks, and famous river. The awe-inspiring design is 60 metres high and features 42 fully enclosed and air-conditioned gondolas. Afterward enjoy free time at South Bank Parklands before being transferred to Roma Street Station and Brisbane Airport for your respective flights home.

**Lunch is at own expense today.

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Dinner
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Morning Tea
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Afternoon Tea
Dinner

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How do I book this tour?

To book this tour, all you need to do is get in touch with us. We will take your details and reserve your place over the phone. We can also answer any questions you may have and give you all the information you need.

How much luggage can I take?

Our coach tours have a baggage restriction of 17kg per person (regardless of flight and rail allowances) due to our Occupational Health & Safety standards. You can also bring one small, soft carry-on bag not exceeding 30cm wide, 30cm high, and 15cm thick that may be stowed in the overhead compartment.

What do the fitness ratings mean?

Each of our tours has a fitness rating which describes the level of physical activity involved with the tour. These ratings are very important when choosing your tour to ensure it's right for you.  Our fitness ratings are:

  • 1 Easy
  • 2 Moderate
  • 3 Active/moderate
  • 4 Highly active
What is the average size of tour groups?

Our Gold Class coaches have a seat capacity of between 44 and 46, but we cap Gold Class tours at 40 guests per tour. Our Diamond Class tours have a capacity of just 26 guests. Other tour types may have different capacities depending on the transport and destination. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about a specific tour.

Can you cater for my dietary requirements?

In most cases, yes we can. We can accommodate guests who are vegetarian and can assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically-recommended diets. Please advise us at time of booking, and we can confirm with our suppliers and restaurants.

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