The Uncharted Coast

8 Day Inspiring Journey | Brisbane to Gold Coast

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$5125

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The Uncharted Coast

8 Day Inspiring Journey | Brisbane to Gold Coast

The Uncharted Coast

8 Day Inspiring Journey

Brisbane to Gold Coast

Early Payment Discounts Available

Indulge yourself in the relaxed lifestyle of the southern Queensland coast. From the understated luxury of Spicers Hidden Vale to the rugged beauty of the world’s largest sand island, you’ll discover the beach culture for which tropical Byron Bay and Noosa are internationally renowned.

This itinerary is valid from 1 September 2019.

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Discover
  • Queensland Hinterland with off the beaten track locations
  • Walk to Carlo Sandblow from Rainbow beach, a famous sunset or sunrise vantage point
Explore
  • With a walking tour of Brisbane with a local Indigenous guide and expert
  • Swim in the fresh waters of Lake McKenzie at Fraser Island
Immerse
  • Enjoy a private Indigenous storytelling under the stars at Spicers Hidden Vale
  • Learn of Australia Zoo’s wildlife endeavours
  • Meet camels at Summer Land Camel Farm and learn about the health benefits of camel’s milk from an expert
Relax
  • On a private boat tour of Gold Coast waterways while enjoying a pre-dinner drink

On arrival in Brisbane, you’ll be transferred by private car to your hotel in Brisbane’s South Bank. Meet your Journey Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and canapés before a stroll to the waterfront restaurant, Stokehouse Q. Take in the river and city views as you dine with your travelling companions.

Hotel: Emporium Hotel South Bank

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

After breakfast, you’ll join a local expert on a unique walking tour of Brisbane that will offer you a rare opportunity to learn about Brisbane’s Aboriginal history and its culturally rich street art. Try some Indigenous flavours at morning tea before departing Brisbane for your road trip through the Queensland countryside with time along the way to stop in charming hinterland villages including Montville. You’ll arrive late afternoon in the tiny, idyllic town of Rainbow Beach at the base of the Inskip Peninsula, known for its colourful sandcliffs.

Hotel: Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

Take the ferry to famous Fraser Island and join a 4WD tour of the world’s largest sand island. Walk through towering rainforest at Central Station and swim in the exceptionally pure, vivid blue waters of Lake McKenzie, or stroll on the pristine white silica sand that surrounds the perched lake. Continue your journey to the iconic beachside destination of Noosa. This evening will be free for you to dine at leisure in Hastings Street.

Hotel: Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch

A wildlife extravaganza awaits you today at Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Steve Irwin, the ‘Crocodile Hunter’. Witness the renowned Crocoseum Wildlife Warrior show and enjoy lunch before meeting staff at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for a private tour of this leading-edge treatment facility. Continue your journey to Spicers Hidden Vale, an historic Australian homestead set on 12,000 acres. This evening, a dinner created from local produce is served at the onsite restaurant.

Hotel: Spicers Hidden Vale, 2 nights

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch with wine, dinner with wine

After a leisurely breakfast, visit Summer Land Camel Farm, the largest commercial-scale camel dairy operation outside of the Middle East. You’ll have the opportunity to create your own camel-milk skincare product in the onsite laboratory before lunch at the farm. During the afternoon you’re free to do as much or as little as you please. Spicers Hidden Vale offers an abundance of activities including self-guided nature walks and mountain-biking. However, you may consider an optional experience 4WD discovery tour or you can take to the skies on a helicopter excursion. Or simply relax by the pool while taking in the sights and sounds of the Lockyer Valley. This evening, join a local Indigenous storyteller under the stars for an unforgettable dining experience.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, Local Dining Experience

Your first destination today is Mount Tamborine, known as the ‘Green behind the Gold’. Discover stunning waterfalls and local art, or take an optional experience on the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk 30 metres above the valley. If you prefer, you can visit a local winery for a leisurely wine-tasting. This afternoon, cross the border from Queensland into New South Wales and visit Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens, where you’ll discover giant crystals, lush sub-tropical gardens and beautiful spaces for contemplation and meditation. This evening is free for you to relax and unwind at your resort.

Hotel: Elements of Byron

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

Byron Bay is famous for its ‘vibe’, and is Australia’s easternmost point. This morning there’s time to explore the town at your own pace. You may like to book an optional experience sunrise balloon flight for spectacular views over the lush Green Cauldron region. Before leaving Byron Bay, head to the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse, a stunning vantage point offering panoramic ocean views and the opportunity for spotting whales (June to November). Your destination beckons as you approach the glitz and glamour of Australia’s Gold Coast. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink on a private boat as you cruise along the canals before a sumptuous Celebration Dinner with your Journey Director and newfound friends.

Hotel: Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, Celebration Dinner

Your journey concludes this morning after breakfast with your transfer to Coolangatta or Brisbane Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Emporium Hotel South Bank offers a one-of-a-kind urban sanctuary, featuring 143 luxuriously appointed hotel suites with all the comforts you could ask for. Exquisitely finished with handcrafted touches, each suite boasts the latest in-room automation and entertainment technology, inclusive of Bose audio systems and a high definition 55 inch television. Large ensuites feature double vanities, marble walls separate toilet compartment, and Molton Brown bathing amenities

    Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

At Rainbow Ocean Palms you have the best of sand, surf & forest. From the front door of your apartment you’re just a short walk to anything you might want. If you’re looking for things to do, try a serene nature walk through the forest and down to the beach, walk down to the town centre (just a 15 minute walk). Our luxury apartments sit perched atop a hill giving stunning panoramic views of the forest, beach and sea from every balcony.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Pool
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
  • Kitchenette
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park. Spend your days lazing in the inviting free-form swimming pool, pamper yourself in Stephanie’s Ocean Spa, or just take it easy. World class shopping and restaurants are a short 500 metre stroll away in bustling hub of Hastings Street and Laguna Beach.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Discover a genuine country adventure that combines a real breath of fresh air with luxury, ‘paddock to plate’ dining and a generous range of nature-based activities at Spicers Hidden Vale. Space to relax. Space to listen, to laugh, to embark on an adventure amongst the abundant wildlife. Experience the revitalising effect of spending time on 12,000 acres of true Australian Bush. Spicers Hidden Vale is a gem, an uncomplicated escape just an hour’s drive from Brisbane that combines the style and comfort of a luxury retreat with the warmest of country welcomes.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Elements of Byron Resort & Spa features 193 private villas dotted amidst 22 hectares of absolute beachfront paradise. The modern Australian beach architecture and interiors are inspired by Mother Nature and the native flora and fauna of this exceptional Byron Bay beachside location, where every luxury awaits.

    Features

  • Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort invites you to experience a new realm of luxury at the Gold Coast’s only beachfront resort. Set amongst 6 hectares of sparkling lagoons and tropical gardens, the luxury resort features 295 rooms and suites and exquisite dining. Enjoy our amazing pool, fitness centre, spa facilities and surrounding beach to stay refreshed throughout your holiday.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Pool
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  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to Bring

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • 7 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Lunch with wine
  • 3 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Local Dining Experience
  • 1 Celebration Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 2pm into Brisbane airport
  • Day 8: Flights to depart anytime from Coolangatta Airport or Brisbane Airport

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