Sunshine Coast Explorer POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Price per person:

$3,290.00

(Single costs are available on request)

8 Days-With Tour Leader Thelma Lockery


Enjoy a leisurely stayput winter holiday on Queensland's fabulous Sunshine Coast. Stay on the Caloundra waterfront in the heart of the Sunshine Coast and enjoy a great variety of wonderful local sights, including Mooloolaba, Noosa, Maroochydore, the scenic Blackall Ranges, Eumundi Markets and Australia Zoo.

Tour Departs: 23-Jun-2020
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INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR COST
  • Home pickup and return within the Auckland metropolitian area (if applicable).
  • Services of Travelwise Holidays Tour Leader throughout.
  • Current airfare taxes and airport taxes.
  • Return air fares Auckland/Brisbane flying Air New Zealand.
  • Coach transfers between Brisbane Airport and Caloundra.
  • ‘Stayput’ accommodation at the Centrepoint Apartments, Caloundra waterfront for 7 nights.
  • 5 x Dinners and continental breakfasts daily at Caloundra.
  • Local sightseeing featuring the Redcliffe Peninsula (en route from Brisbane), Noosa, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and visits to Australia Zoo, Underwater World, Eumundi and Caloundra Markets.
  • Mooloolaba Canal and Caloundra Pumicestone Passage cruises.
  • Day tour to the scenic Blackall Ranges & Montville known for its many galleries, restaurant and clothing shops, plus visits to Mapleton, the Ginger Factory at Yandina and Coolum.
  • Travelwise Holidays documentation and travel bag.

 


ITINERARY

TUE 23 JUN - AUCKLAND/BRISBANE  (D)

Fly Air New Zealand to Brisbane departing at 9.20 am. Arrive in Brisbane at 11.10 am and travel north to the Redcliffe Peninsula for sightseeing and a casual lunch (own expense) at the main shopping and restaurant precinct before continuing up the Bruce Highway. Arrive at Centrepoint Apartments Caloundra Waterfront, where you will stay for the next seven nights. 

WED 24 JUN - EUMUNDI MARKETS & NOOSA (B,D)

This morning depart Caloundra and start the day with a visit to the very popular Eumundi Markets, the best markets on the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy a casual lunch at Eumundi (own expense) before continuing on to Noosa for sightseeing. Time to enjoy a short walk and browse the shops along Hastings Street before returning back to Caloundra.

THU 25 JUN - UNDERWATER WORLD/RIVER CRUISE  (B)

This morning visit the major Sunshine Coast attraction Underwater World at Mooloolaba Wharf, where you will spend time exploring the depths of the deep blue sea. Take in the Stringray Talk, Seal Show, Otter presentation and walk through the Oceanarium Tunnel. Purchase lunch (own expense) from one of the many food outlets at the Wharf before we board the 'M.V. Mudjimba' for an hour long cruise around the Canals and the Mooloolaba Harbour. Enjoy the commentary, the local history and see beautiful yachts and multi-million dollar homes. Tonight is 'freedom dining' in Caloundra.

FRI 26 JUN - SUNSHINE COAST SIGHTSEEING & SHOPPING  (B,D)

This morning visit Strawberry Fields for some fresh strawberries before continuing on to the Sunshine Plaza at Maroochydore for lunch and time for shopping before returning to Caloundra for some free time.

SAT 27 JUN - BLACKALL RANGES & MONTVILLE  (B,D)

This morning travel up into the Blackall Ranges and enjoy spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains and Moreton Bay before continuing on to the unique village of Montville known for its many galleries, restaurants, craft and clothing shops. Enjoy a casual lunch at Montville (own expense) then continue along to Mapleton before heading back down the range making a stop at The Ginger Factory at Yandina for a guided tour. Travel across to Coolum and back down the coast road to Caloundra.

SUN 28 JUN - CALOUNDRA MARKETS/PASSAGE CRUISE  (B)

This morning visit the nearby Caloundra Bulcock Street Market, followed by Caloundra Cruises lunchtime Pumicestone Passage Marine Park cruise. Includes views from Caloundra Heads to Moreton Island, Bribie Island National Park and the fabulous award winning homes of Pelican Waters. Enjoy a break for lunch (own expense) at Pelican Waters tavern before returning to Caloundra      mid-afternoon. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your own leisure. Tonight is ‘freedom dining’ in Caloundra.

MON 29 JUN - AUSTRALIA ZOO  (B,D)

Today visit (the late) Steve & Terry Irwin’s Australia Zoo. After a fascinating visit, enjoy further local sightseeing before returning to Caloundra. 

TUE 30 JUN - BRISBANE/AUCKLAND  (B)

Morning transfer to Brisbane Airport to join your Air New Zealand flight to Auckland departing at 12.25 pm. Arrive in Auckland at 5.30 pm where you will be transferred to your home address.

Key: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner


   

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0800 11 60 60

Phone Within Auckland

(09) 414 4488