DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DAY (D)
Today is your arrival day into beautiful Townsville in Queensland’s north. This afternoon take sometime to unpack and relax before meeting you’re travelling companions at the Welcome Dinner. 7 Nights Stay: 4 Star Jupiter’s Townsville Hotel & Casino.
DAY 2 – JEZZINE BARRACKS, HERITAGE TEA ROOMS, (B,L,D)
This morning we board the coach for a fantastic day of sight-seeing in Townsville. Our first stop is at the famous Jezzine Barracks Army Museum before enjoying morning tea off the coach. From where we take in the scenic drive to the top of Hervey’s Range, to the historic Heritage Tea Rooms. It is here that we enjoy a delicious lunch at North Queensland’s oldest heritage listed building (circa 1865, former Eureka Hotel). This afternoon we drive through Anderson Park Botanical Gardens before making our way back to the hotel.
DAY 3 – CHARTERS TOWERS (B,L,D)
Today we journey inland to the historic mining town of Charters Towers. On arrival we are joined by our local guide who takes us on an intriguing tour of the city, sharing with us some of the prominent landmarks that were built during the gold rush days when Charters Towers was the second largest town in Queensland. Our tour concludes at the Miners Cottage and its here we meet some of the towns local personalities who share their knowledge of gold panning. This afternoon we enjoy lunch at the historic stock exchange café before our return journey to Townsville this afternoon.
DAY 4 – AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (B,L,D)
This morning we head south out of Townsville to the world famous Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). On arrival we are met by our guide who will lead us on an enthralling and informative tour of this world class facility. At the end of our tour we are rewarded with a delicious lunch. This afternoon we make our way to the Riverway Art Centre for some free time.
DAY 5 – CASTLE HILL, THE STRAND (B,D)
Today we have scheduled a day at a relaxed pace. After a later start this morning we make our way to the top of Castle Hill to take in the wonderful coastal views. We then make our way down to the esplanade with time to explore the ‘Strand’. The Strand is a world-class beachfront promenade with a palms studded walkway, safe swimming beaches, a water park, restaurants and fantastic views. From here it’s off to the Museum of Tropical Queensland for a guided tour of the HMS Pandora exhibition and learn the intriguing story of this ill-fated voyage. Tonight you might like to book yourself a ticket to one of the fantastic shows screening in the Jupiter’s Casino show room or relax in the piano bar with some old favourites and a singalong.
DAY 6 – COTTERS MARKET, PERC TUCKER GALLERY (B,L,D)
Today we explore the famous Cotters Markets to pick up a souvenir or two and admire the local crafts. From here we visit the Perc Tucker Museum, Townsville’s premier art gallery. This afternoon we enjoy a light lunch before a guided tour of the amazing Turtle Hospital and Reef HQ. We take some time here to explore the home of the world’s largest living coral reef and experience the reef up close without getting our feet wet.
DAY 7 – MAGICAL MAGNETIC ISLAND (B,L,D)
Affectionately referred to by the locals as ‘Maggie Island’ and boasting no less than 23 pristine bays and beaches, and home to koalas, rock wallabies, and an abundance of bird life. This morning we take the short 25-minute ferry ride to Magnetic Island, located off the coast of Townsville. On arrival we disembark at Picnic Bay before making our way to our morning tea stop for a well deserved cuppa. From here we make our way around the island exploring the beautiful bays before arriving at Horseshoe Bay for our lunch stop. This afternoon we provide you with some free time to pick up a souvenir of the island before our return ferry journey home.
DAY 8 – DEPARTURE DAY (B)
B = Breakfast; MT = Morning Tea; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
Dates: 11-18 July and 1-7 November 2017
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS
- 7 Nights Stay at the 4 Star Jupiter’s Hotel & Casino
- Return Airport, Rail & Bus Transfers
- Full Cooked Breakfast & Dinner Daily
- 3 Morning Teas & 5 Lunches
- Anderson Park Botanical Gardens • Heritage Tea Rooms
- REEF HQ Aquarium • Museum of Tropical Queensland
- Magnetic Island Day Tour • Charter Towers Guided Tour
- Townsville City Sights • Cotters Markets
- Perc Tucker Gallery• Australian Institute Of Marine Science
OPTIONAL EXTRA TOURS
- Jupiter’s Casino Floor Show Spectacular.
Date: 22-29 May 2018
Twin / Dbl Single
PAYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Non-refundable deposit required to secure your booking $300 PP.
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