small pin icon
small switches icon
small calendar icon
small clock icon
small walking icon
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Sleigh Bells at Sanctuary Cove

Queensland

Christmas
Christmas
Coach
Coach

Tour summary

EARLY BIRD DEAL – Save $300 per couple or $150 Sole for December 2021 date. Booked by 30 June 2021. Terms and conditions apply.

Enjoy a Gold Coast Christmas getaway travelling 'Gold Class' and staying 5 nights at the 5 star Inter-Continental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Hope Island. Cruise along the glittering waters of the Gold Coast, explore the beautiful Tambourine Mountain, Cedar Creek Estate Winery and the on-site Glow Worm Caves. Visit the shy Bridled nail-tail wallaby at the heritage-listed David Fleays Wildlife Park before finishing the tour with a special Christmas Day lunch.

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

21 December 2021

Coach classes:
Gold
Gold
Tour accreditations:
Request a booking
Sleigh Bells at Sanctuary Cove

Tour pricing

Adult Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
4995
pp
Adult Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
3895
pp
Deposit:
$800pp. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply)
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

DEPOSIT

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

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

N.B. 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
  • Luxury 'Gold Class' coach ex Brisbane
  • 5 nights 5 star Sanctuary Cove
  • Seaworld cruises Broadwater lunch cruise
  • ArtVo Illusions Gallery
  • Tambourine Rainforest Skywalk
  • Cedar Creek Estate Wines
  • Glow Worm Cave guided tour
  • Gallery Walk, Mount Tambourine
  • Full day at David Fleays Wildlife Park taking in wildlife encounter shows
  • Christmas Day celebrations with morning drive tour past Calypso Bay, Woongoolba and Cabbage Tree Point
  • Luxury-style dining inside grand ballroom surrounds for our special Christmas Day lunch
  • Southbank's Wheel of Brisbane gondola ride
  • 14 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.

Included meals:

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

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
Eco
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Cruise
Cruise
Flight included
Flight included
Christmas
Christmas
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Walking component
Walking component

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane
Returns
Brisbane

Day

1

Brisbane - Gold Coast

Coach
Coach
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 escorted to our luxury 'Gold Class' coach. We will then collect Brisbane guests from the Brisbane Coach Terminal for transfers to our lunch venue at Eagle Street Warf. 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 5 nights.

AccomModation
Gold
Diamond
half-starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starhalf-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starhalf-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starhalf-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starhalf-star
full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Hope Island
AccomModation
Gold
Diamond
half-starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starhalf-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starhalf-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starhalf-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starhalf-star
full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

2

Gold Coast

Eco
Eco
Local guide
Local guide
Cruise
Cruise

This morning we board our deluxe sightseeing vessel to soak up the glittering waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Relax on this lunch cruise that departs from Surfers Paradise and travels up the Nerang River to the Broadwater. Listen to commentary as we cruise past landmarks such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Palazzo hotel, Wave Break Island and South Stradbroke Island. Enjoy a buffet lunch of seafood, chicken and tropical fruits as you glide along past lifestyles of the rich and famous admiring luxury yachts and mansions, modern skyscrapers and hotels. We then visit ArtVo Ilusions 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.

AccomModation
Gold
Diamond
half-starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starhalf-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starhalf-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starhalf-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starhalf-star
full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Hope Island
AccomModation
Gold
Diamond
half-starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starhalf-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starhalf-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starhalf-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starhalf-star
full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

3

Gold Coast

Eco
Eco
Walking component
Walking component
Local guide
Local guide

This morning we take an eco-adventure exploring the beautiful Tambourine Mountain nestled in the Gold Coast Hinterland. We begin our adventure on an elevated walkway through the middle and upper canopies of the rainforest, then descend gradually to the lower canopy and the cantilever bridge. Highlights along the walk include small waterfalls, a butterfly lookout, rock pools, and spectacular views. 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 been designed to maintain ideal conditions for the delicate glow worms throughout the year, providing the perfect environment for a healthy colony. This afternoon enjoy some retail therapy time on Mount Tambourine's Gallery Walk, a popular street boasting over 70 specialty shops in one block! There is an array of shops selling everything from fashion, jewellery, cottage industry arts and crafts, produce, cellar door outlets, chocolate, fudge, food outlets and more.

AccomModation
Gold
Diamond
half-starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starhalf-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starhalf-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starhalf-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starhalf-star
full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Hope Island
AccomModation
Gold
Diamond
half-starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starhalf-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starhalf-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starhalf-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starhalf-star
full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

4

Gold Coast

Eco
Eco
Walking component
Walking component
Local guide
Local guide
Heritage
Heritage

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before boarding the coach and travelling to Burleigh Heads. Here we spend the day at the heritage-listed David Fleay Wildlife Park. Stroll through the tranquil surroundings to experience some of Queensland's natural habitats - rainforest to bushland- and meet some of the State's unique and threatened species. Fleay's is the only wildlife park visitors can see the shy Bridled nail-tail wallaby, thought to be extinct for over 30 years! A key highlight is meeting and chatting with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers who care for the park's unique and beautiful animals. Another is the Fleays in Flight Show, where the large birds of prey wow visitors with their spectacular wing spans and speed.

* Lunch is at own expense today

AccomModation
Gold
Diamond
half-starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starhalf-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starhalf-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starhalf-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starhalf-star
full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Hope Island
AccomModation
Gold
Diamond
half-starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starhalf-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starhalf-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starhalf-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starhalf-star
full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

5

Gold Coast

Christmas
Christmas
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Merry Christmas! We gather for breakfast and a special Christmas message from your fun-loving crew. Later this morning we board the coach for an outing, taking a scenic drive through the marina district of Calypso Bay, the cane fields of Woongoolba to beach side at Cabbage Tree Point. We return to our resort in readiness for our special Christmas Day lunch enjoying luxury-style dining inside grand ballroom surrounds; indulging in seafood, Christmas carvery and more. Tonight, we gather for a light supper.

AccomModation
Gold
Diamond
half-starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starhalf-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starhalf-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starhalf-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starhalf-star
full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Hope Island
AccomModation
Gold
Diamond
half-starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starhalf-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starhalf-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starhalf-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starhalf-star
full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

6

Brisbane

Flight included
Flight included
Cable car
Cable car

We farewell our rainforest retreat and make our way back to Brisbane's South Bank Precinct. Here we take a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane, an iconic landmark etched upon the South Bank skyline. Soak up the spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of Brisbane's cityscape, landmarks, and famous river. The awe-inspiring design is 60 meters high and features 41 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

AccomModation
Gold
Diamond
half-starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starhalf-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starhalf-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starhalf-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starhalf-star
full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
AccomModation
Gold
Diamond
half-starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starempty-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starhalf-starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starempty-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starhalf-starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starempty-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starhalf-starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starempty-star
full starfull starfull starfull starhalf-star
full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

What you'll see and do

No items found.
Brochure front cover

Get your brochure

See all our tours in our full brochure. You can view it online or we can send a printed copy to you.

Book your tour

Get in touch with us to request a booking for this tour. Our team will get in touch with you soon to confirm your details and reserve your place.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Gold class coach thumbnail

Travel in style and comfort

Our Gold Class coach tours let you experience the beauty of the Australian landscape in comfort and style. From the coach itself to the accommodation and meals, every detail is considered.

Diamond class coach thumbnail

Business class on wheels

For the next level in luxury, our Diamond Class coach tours give you the business class experience every step of the way. We only book the very best options available

More tours you might like

Physical rating icon
Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
Tour duration icon
Tour duration:
14
days


EARLY BIRD DEAL - Save $600 per couple or $300 Sole for MAY 2021 tours. Booked by 31 Mar 2021. Terms and conditions apply.

Come exploring with us to discover our pioneering heritage at Longreach, showcasing the 100th year anniversary of QANTAS’ first flight. We then take the ultimate dinosaur tour at Winton and traverse through Cloncurry to the Gulf of Carpenteria. See the outback come to life, learn about the heritage of mining, and discover the indigenous culture. Experience an epic Gulf sunset and Sand Island dinner. Ride the legendary Gulflander train through the Savannah as we head to Cobbold Gorge. Wonder at the Undara Lava Tubes finishing the tour at tropical Cairns.

Physical rating icon
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Tour duration icon
Tour duration:
11
days

Take the inland route from Brisbane to Melbourne and discover quirky characters and hidden treasures along the way. Try your luck for opals in Lightning Ridge, enjoy a wildlife zoofari at Dubbo's Western Plains Zoo, and visit Miners Heritage Park in Cobar. See the 'Living Desert Sculptures' in Broken Hill and the Old Wentworth Gaol before enjoying a paddleboat cruise on the Murray and a finale night in Melbourne.

Physical rating icon
Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
Tour duration icon
Tour duration:
8
days

Get back to nature and discover some iconic Queensland destinations. Take a guided nature walk discovering the flora and fauna of beautiful Carnarvon Gorge. Stay in Yeppoon and cruise the Great Barrier Reef and Keppel Islands. Enjoy bird watching tours and eco reef walks on a coral cay whilst staying on secluded Heron Island. Then venture out on a full Paradise tour to Bustard Head on the iconic LARC whilst staying in Seventeen Seventy.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Hear from our travellers