Mackay & The Rainforests
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DAY, MACKAY (D)
Today is the start of your holiday. On arrival at Mackay you will be met by your guide and transferred to the hotel with time to check in before our welcome dinner. 7 Night Stay, beautiful Mackay.
DAY 2 – SUGAR MILL, HARBOUR (B,L,D)
Recognised as the Sugar Capital of Australia we start our day with a tour of the cane harvesters and rail carts before morning tea off the coach. Then we enjoy a guided tour of the Mackay Sugar Mill followed by lunch at the beautiful Farview Tavern. This afternoon it’s off to the Mackay Harbour to see where the Sugar is shipped out to all parts of the world.
DAY 3 – SARINA, HAY POINT (B,MT,L,D)
This morning we travel to Sarina for morning tea and a tour of the Sarina Sugar Shed. Take some time to sample some of the products that are made from the local sugar cane, before we make our way to the local art and craft store, The Field of Dreams. From here we take the short drive to Thirsty Sounds Grill at Sarina Beach where we’ll be enjoying a delicious lunch today. This afternoon it’s off to Hay Point to take in all of the activity of this busy port.
DAY 4 – RAINFOREST ECO SAFARI (B,D)
Today we enjoy the Platypus & Rainforest Eco Safari which takes us through the picturesque Pioneer Valley. We stop in the Eungella National Park at our private bush camp, the “The Finch Hatton Hilton”, for a true outback style BBQ Lunch. After lunch we travel to Finch Hatton Gorge for a walk in the rainforest and a swim if you wish. From here we travel through to Sky Windows to take in the breath taking views of the Pioneer Valley and then it’s onto Broken River to try and spot a Platypus in their natural habitat. Tonight is a special dinner enjoyed in Eungella National Park Rainforest by Broken River.
DAY 5 – FREE DAY (B,D)
Today is your free day to relax by the pool or continue exploring the beautiful township of Mackay. We’re sure whatever you choose you’ll have a terrific day.
DAY 6 – CAPE HILLSBOROUGH (B,L,D)
Today we tour Cape Hillsborough National Park & The Hibiscus Coast with our first stop in the little fishing village of Seaforth to hear about the story of Newry Island and enjoy morning tea by the sea. Then it’s off to the Mangrove Board Walk to learn about the local aboriginal people and the renowned Bush Tucker Trail. We enjoy lunch today at the Old Railway Station tea rooms set among beautiful landscaped gardens. This afternoon we call into the Historic Leap Hotel and That Sapphire Place before making our way home.
DAY 7 – EIMEO BEACH (B,L,D)
We start the day with a short walk and morning tea in the Botanic Gardens before heading off to the Northern Beaches with stops at Shoal Point, Bucasia Beach, and Eimeo Beach before lunch at the Eimeo Hotel with its breath taking views of the Coral Sea and the Islands. Then we make our way to the Mackay Marina and Harbour to hopefully see some whales off the coast.
DAY 8 – TUESDAY (B) DEPARTURE DAY
Key: B = Breakfast; MT = Morning Tea; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
Dates 13–20 June 2017
17–24 October 2017
Per Person Twin Share Single
Non-refundable deposit of $300.00pp is required to secure your booking.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS &INCLUSIONS
- 7 Nights in Beautiful Mackay • Sugar Mill Tour
- Sugar Shed • Field of Dreams • Hay Point Port
- Rainforest Safari • Pioneer Valley • Eungella National Park
- Finch Hatton Gorge • Cape Hillsborough
- The Hibiscus Coast • Fully cooked breakfasts and dinners daily
Phone 1800 500 353