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Green Getaway Bush Tucker Food Garden

Queensland

Coach
Coach
Eco
Eco
Indigenous experience
Cultural

Tour summary

Be part of history and join Fun Over Fifty on this privileged occasion. Our friends at Desert Dreaming Centre in Barcaldine, are embarking on a new adventure, building an Eco Indigenous accommodation and tourist attraction experience. Fun Over Fifty is adding a significant contribution to the experience by building the Bush Tucker Food Garden that will provide native Australian ingredients to be used during cooking demonstration classes and indigenous flavours added to dishes for their on-site restaurant. A gentle mix of our green mission, local touring and cultural experiences.

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

4 March 2022

Coach classes:
Gold
Gold
Tour accreditations:
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Green Getaway Bush Tucker Food Garden

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
1796
pp
Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
2250
pp
Deposit:
$300 per person
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).

Additional information

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

2 additional day (TOTAL 15 DAY TOUR)

 • Return economy class flight ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane

• 2 additional nights room only (1night pre & 1post-tour) at Meriton Suites Brisbane

• Return Airtrain ticket ex -Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Roma St Station

Plus $880 pp Twin Share Plus $1090 Sole Use

**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**

DEPOSIT

$300pp 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

  • Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach ex Brisbane
  • 2 nights Roma
  • 3 nights Barcaldine
  • Food tree planting mission, building native
  • Australian bush tucker garden for NEW Indigenous tourism experience that will feed generations of tourism visitors for many years to come
  • Australian Workers Heritage Centre
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Qantas Founders Museum
  • Machinery Mile and drinks at Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe
  • Camden Park Station tour, sunset drinks and progressive dinner
  • Desert Dreaming finale dinner and Desert Dance performance
  • 16 meals

Additional information

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
Eco planting
Eco planting
Eco
Eco
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Indigenous experience
Indigenous experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Entertainment
Entertainment

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Brisbane - Roma

Coach
Coach

Be part of history and join Fun Over Fifty on this privileged occasion. Our friends at Desert Dreaming Centre in Barcaldine, are embarking on a new adventure, building an Eco Indigenous accommodation and tourist attraction experience. Fun Over Fifty is adding a significant contribution to the experience by building the Bush Tucker Food Garden that will provide native Australian ingredients to be used during cooking demonstration classes and indigenous flavours added to dishes for their on-site restaurant. A gentle mix of our green mission, local touring and cultural experiences.

Departing on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach from Brisbane Coach Terminal on Roma Street, we travel through the Lockyer Valley and continue through Dalby and Chinchilla to Roma.

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Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

2

Barceldine

Coach
Coach

Today brings a travel day as we depart Roma, breaking for a cuppa at Morven continuing on to Tambo (the Outback Teddy Bear Capital) breaking here for lunch. We finish our day at Barcaldine.

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Day

3

Barceldine

Eco planting
Eco planting
Eco
Eco
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Local guide
Heritage
Heritage
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Don on our green gloves and take part in a history making event building a sustainable native Australian garden for Desert Dreaming new Eco Indigenous tourism experience. The Bush Tucker food trees and plants will feed generations of visitors to come. After lunch we take time to relax and take in local touring at The Australian Workers Heritage Centre. Time for a rest before boarding the coach for transfers to Camden Park Station. We meet Outback Dan for station tour, sunset drinks and progressive dinner.

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Day

4

Longreach

Local guide
Local guide
Heritage
Heritage
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Entertainment
Entertainment

We make our way to Longreach to visit the local legends. We start by taking a guided Museum and Airpark tour of the Qantas Founders Museum discovering national treasures and displays that bring to life the inspirational stories of one of the world’s pioneering airlines. Next we make our way to the famous Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame where bush history slides up close to you with tales of bush-rangers, shearers, stockmen and drovers. We head back to Barcaldine via a stop at Machinery Mile and drinks with locals at the famous Wellshot Hotel. Tonight, celebrate our tree planting mission with the folks from Desert Dreaming Centre.

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5

Roma

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An early start making our way via Tambo, breaking here for a cuppa, then continuing on to Morven, where we break for a country pub counter lunch. Our afternoon travels take us to Roma where we bed down for the night.

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Brisbane

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On the final leg of this outback journey we make our way back to Brisbane breaking for a cuppa at Chinchilla before continuing onto Picnic Point, Toowoomba for lunch with a view. We arrive back in Brisbane at approximately 4:30pm.

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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:

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  • 2 Moderate
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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.

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