4-13 June, 18-27 June, 2-11 July, 16-25 July, 30 July – 8 Aug, 13-22 Aug, 27 Aug – 5 Sep, 17-26 Sep, 15-24 Oct, 29 Oct – 7 Nov, 12-21 Nov, 26 Nov – 5 Dec 2021
From $4439 pp Twinshare.
Meals: Breakfast: 9 Lunch: 3 Dinner: 1
Transport: Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach.
Accommodation: Rooms with private bath or shower. Includes hotel taxes, tips and service charges
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
DAY 1: ARRIVE BRISBANE.
Welcome to Brisbane! Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm in time for a welcome meeting and drink.
DAY 2: BRISBANE – NOOSA – FRASER ISLAND.
This morning, head to Noosa, one of Australia’s most popular beach destinations. Enjoy time to explore on your own, visit the stylish shops, and sample local cuisine. Then, take a ferry to the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island, where you’ll spend the next 3 nights. (B,D)
DAY 3: FRASER ISLAND.
Start the day with a wildlife-watching cruise. Sail past the beautiful white sand beaches of Fraser Island and keep your eyes out for whales (seasonal), dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and seabirds as well. After your cruise, enjoy a bush tucker demonstration. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Why not hike to the top of Indian Head for some breathtaking panoramic views of the island. Keep an eye out for the island’s wildlife including dingoes, brushtail possums, flying foxes, and sugar gliders. (B)
DAY 4: FRASER ISLAND.
Today, enjoy a four-wheel drive tour of the island taking in some of the island’s landmarks including the sand cliffs of the Pinnacles, Wanggoolba Creek, the Champagne Pools, and the Pile Valley Rainforest. Your evening is at leisure. (B,L)
DAY 5: FRASER ISLAND – BUNDABERG – GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND.
Return to the mainland by ferry and visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. On your tour, you’ll see, touch, and smell your way through the rich history of Bundaberg and then enjoy a tasting. Next, take a ferry to Great Keppel Island, a pristine tropical landscape and home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Upon arrival, enjoy a short orientation tour with a Local guide. Evening is at leisure. Why not enjoy a refreshing cool drink as you watch the brilliant shades of bright orange, yellow, pink and red of the setting sun? (B)
DAY 6: GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND.
Enjoy a morning at leisure. This afternoon, visit the historic Leeke Homestead constructed around 1922. This beautiful building is a great spot to snap a few photos and to soak in the island’s history. During your free time today, you may choose to take a jet ski safari, go paddle boarding, snorkel off Monkey Beach, see the reef from a glass bottom boat, or just relax with your toes in the sand. (B)
DAY 7: GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND – SARINA – AIRLIE BEACH.
Take a ferry to the mainland and continue to the heart of sugar cane country. Visit the Sarina Sugar Shed for a guided tour of the cane planation and sugar mill. Arrive at Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. As this evening is at leisure, how about enjoying a swim in the pool or ocean, or getting a bite to eat at one of the many alfresco restaurants. (B,L)
DAY 8: AIRLIE BEACH – EXCURSION TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF.
Take a scenic cruise through the Whitsundays to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. While out on the reef, go swimming, snorkelling, ride in a semi-submarine and visit the underwater observatory. Optional activities included guided snorkelling safaris, scuba-diving, and scenic helicopter flights. Return to Airlie Beach where your evening is at leisure. (B,L)
DAY 9: AIRLIE BEACH.
Today is at leisure. You may wish to chill out at the Airlie Beach Lagoon, sample fresh seafood from classic fish and chips to mouth-watering crab, see the Whitsundays from above on a seaplane or helicopter excursion, take a stroll along the Airlie Beach Coastal Walk, or sample one or two of the 560 available rums at Rum bar. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow travel companions for a farewell drink. (B)
DAY 10: AIRLIE BEACH.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Airlie Beach and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase. (B)