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Southern Great Barrier Reef Collection

Queensland

Coach
Coach
Eco
Eco

Tour summary

EARLY BIRD DEAL  - Save $200 per couple or $100 Single, for Sept 2021 tours
Expiry 30 June 21 Terms and conditions apply.

Travel north to Queensland's stunning Capricorn Coast for 3 nights beachfront in Yeppoon. Discover Great Keppel Island, Capricorn Caves, Koorana Crocodile Farm and a local paddock to plate experience. Enjoy bird watching tours and eco reef walks on a coral cay whilst staying on secluded Heron Island. Then take an adventurous full day eco tour aboard the iconic LARC whilst staying in Seventeen Seventy.

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
9
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

13th September 2021 - Gold

Coach classes:
Gold
Gold
Tour accreditations:
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Southern Great Barrier Reef Collection

Tour pricing

Adult Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
3770
pp
Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
5270
pp
Deposit:
$600 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 11 DAY TOUR)

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

• 2 additional night bed & breakfast (1night pre & 1post-tour) at Sofitel Brisbane Central

• Return Airtrain ticket 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**

DEPOSIT

$600pp 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

  • Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travel
  • 3 nights beachfront at Yeppoon
  • Capricorn Caves Cathedral Cave tour
  • Footlights Theatre Restaurant lunch and show
  • Great Keppel Island day tour including glass bottom boat cruise and lunch
  • High Valley Dawn Permaculture Farm ‘Paddock to Plate’ tour
  • Capricorn Coast scenic loop drive; Singing Ship monument
  • 2 nights Heron Island with daily guided naturalist tours and reef walks
  • 2 nights Town of Seventeen Seventy
  • Full day LARC eco tour to Bustard Bay Lighthouse and Middle Island
  • Historic Childers
  • 25 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

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels
Boat
Boat
Eco experience
Eco experience
Entertainment
Entertainment
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Indigenous experience
Indigenous experience
Local guide
Local guide
Off-road
Off-road
Swimming
Swimming

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Brisbane - Yeppoon

Coach
Coach
Eco experience
Eco experience

Board our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach at Roma Street Brisbane for our journey to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. We stop at the Gympie Duck Ponds for a leg stretch and morning tea before we are back on the road heading through the farming township of Childers, breaking at Gin Gin for lunch. The last leg of our journey takes us to Mount Larcom for a comfort stop before a short continuation to the coastal town of Yeppoon.

**Please note: As accommodation is apartment style, there is no service to rooms during our stay.

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2

Yepoon

Eco experience
Eco experience
Entertainment
Entertainment
Walking component
Walking component

This morning we explore the unique Capricorn Caves for a 1-hour underground tour of Cathedral Cave. Follow your experienced guide into the brightly lit limestone cavern that contains rare ferns, massive tree roots, and some small bats. The high-domed the Cathedral Cave is renowned for its acoustics and as a setting for special events. From here we return to Yeppoon and let loose with some fun and laughter over lunch with a show at Footlights Theatre Restaurant. We then make our way to our beautiful beachfront accommodation and settle in, taking in the views from your private balcony overlooking the group of Keppel Islands.

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3

Yepoon

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Boat
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Eco experience
Heritage
Heritage
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Walking component

Today we cruise through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the largest heritage listed area in the world. On arrival our cruise crew will advise times for our glass bottom boat venture for a coral viewing and fish feeding tour. The glass-bottom boat tour is a quiet, relaxed alternative for those wishing to view the wonders of the reef and spectacular marine life without even getting their feet wet. We then get some free time on the island, enjoying lunch overlooking the pristine waters off Great Keppel Island.

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4

Yepoon

Eco experience
Eco experience
Heritage
Heritage

This morning we take a scenic drive along the Capricorn Coast making our way to The High Valley Dawn Permaculture Farm. The farm, a 140 acre seaside allotment, evolved from passion for wellness and sustainable development, then collided with a desire to serve fresh, local, organically grown produce at the farm’s nearby restaurant Beaches Rosslyn Bay. The farm is also home to free ranging animals - horses, ducks, chickens, cattle, sheep, 2 dogs, a pig, and a goat. We enjoy a guided ‘Paddock to Plate’ experience learning all about the farm followed with lunch savouring the produce. Our afternoon takes us along the coastal scenic loop showcasing 13 beautiful beaches. We stop at Emu Park to visit the Singing Ship, a monument that commemorates the area’s legacy of the historical explorations of Captain James Cook. We return to our accommodation mid-afternoon to enjoy some free time downtown.

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Heron Island

Boat
Boat
Eco experience
Eco experience
Swimming
Swimming

From Yeppoon we make our way to Gladstone Marina to board the Heron Island fast cat. Located in the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island is a haven for nature lovers and is surrounded by pristine beaches and brilliant blue waters. Enjoy two nights at Heron Island Resort, where we join naturalist eco guides for daily activities discovering the birdlife, reef walk the coral cay formations and discover native flora and fauna. We check-in to our Reef Rooms, which are located near the beach and offer reef views with a living area which extends out to a private balcony or garden. At low tide, we take the reef walk that will expose some of the most fascinating creatures found on the coral reef.

**Please note: Fast cat transfers take 2 hours and are in open waters. Those who suffer motion sickness are advised to take the necessary precautions. Optionally, at additional expense you may like to organise return helicopter transfers from Gladstone.

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6

Heron Island

Boat
Boat
Eco experience
Eco experience
Swimming
Swimming

Located in the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island is a haven for nature lovers and is surrounded by pristine beaches and brilliant blue waters. Enjoy two nights at Heron Island Resort, where we join naturalist eco guides for daily activities discovering the birdlife, reef walk the coral cay formations and discover native flora and fauna. We check-in to our Reef Rooms, which are located near the beach and offer reef views with a living area which extends out to a private balcony or garden. At low tide, we take the reef walk that will expose some of the most fascinating creatures found on the coral reef.

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7

Heron Island - Town of 1770

Boat
Boat
Eco experience
Eco experience

We enjoy a leisurely morning on beautiful Heron Island, before an early afternoon departure on the fast cat. Back on the mainland, we take a short journey to the Town of Seventeen Seventy (1770). Surrounded on three sides by the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay, 1770 is a picturesque village rich in wildlife and scenery.

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8

Town of 1770

Boat
Boat
Eco experience
Eco experience
Heritage
Heritage
Indigenous experience
Indigenous experience
Off-road
Off-road

This morning we take the ideal getaway on the Pink Amphibious LARC. Take in the highlights of Agnes Water by land and sea on-board a unique LARC amphibious vehicle. Our adventure takes us across tidal creeks, sandy beaches and 4WD drive trails, as you explore the Town of 1770 and Bustard Bay. We cross four tidal creeks and take a 4WD tour up the steep climb to the historic Bustard Head Light Station to take in the magnificent views and tour the lighthouse itself. Enjoy lunch on Middle Island, then get your adrenaline pumping as you try sandboarding (optional) down the dunes of Middle Island.

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Brisbane

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Heritage
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Arrival flag

Homeward bound this morning, we break at historic Childers for a cuppa and time to visit the Palace Backpackers Memorial. After lunch in Gympie, we make our way back to the Brisbane Transit Centre arriving at approximately 4:30pm.

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