Mining heritage to Humpback Highway escorted by National Seniors Travel


Be enticed and discover a jam-packed short-break tour of a lifetime from small heritage towns with rich mining history to up close and personal greetings from friendly giants – Humpback whales.

Members from: $1,085 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $1,160 P.P Twin ShareSolo traveller from: $1,285

  • Type

    Escorted by National Seniors Travel

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    National Seniors Travel

  • Booking Code

    NSTMHHH

  • Departs

    1 August 2021

    2 August 2021


Includes


  • Escorted by National Seniors Travel

  • Luxury Coach

  • Travellers Care Pack - Hand Sanitiser

  • Welcome to National Seniors Travel Tour Gourmet Hamper Pack

  • Whale Watching Cruise includes: morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

  • Delightful lunch amid the tranquil landscaped gardens of Gunabul Homestead

  • Maryborough walking tour

  • Peace of Mind


Be part of the adventure...


Be enticed and discover a jam-packed short-break tour of a lifetime from small heritage towns with rich mining history to up close and personal greetings from friendly giants – Humpback whales.

As we embark on our journey north of Brisbane and head to the mining and heritage township of Gympie. We discover more about the regions past at the Gympie Gold Museum before enjoying a delightful lunch amid the tranquil landscaped gardens of Gunabul Homestead.

From Gympie, we travel further north to sandy white beaches and charming blue hues of the sea, Hervey Bay the “Whale watching capital of the world”.

Hervey Bay is a unique stopover for the humpbacks on their journey from the warm northern Queensland waters to the fertile feeding grounds of Antarctica for the summer period. During the season, thousands of majestic humpbacks visit the calm, protected waters and allow guests the opportunity to get up close and personal like nowhere else in Australia.

Spending a day at sea witnessing the seas friendly giants putting on a spectacular show displaying pectoral slaps, body rolls is a truly inspiring moment.

Be part of the adventure, be part of the memories and venture beyond the ordinary.

About the tour...


For interstate guests travelling on tour, pre and post accommodation is included in your price as the tour starts early and finishes late. Your travel dates begins on the 01 August (interstate guest) and finish on the 04 August (post accommodation added for interstate guest) these are free days to fly in and out of the tour. Flights are not included in the price. Extension packages are available to anyone looking to extend their holiday beyond the tour please chat to your consultant for more details.


Local members Prices (no pre and post accommodation included):

Members Price: $1085 per person twin share

members price $1285 per person solo traveller price

Non-Members Price: $1160 per person twin share

non- members price $1360 per person solo traveller non-members price


Pricing: Interstate Guest Prices: Pre and post accommodation has been included in your price .

Members Price: $1329 per person twin share

members price $1716 per person solo travellers

Non-Members Price: $1404 per person twin share

non-members price $1791 per person solo traveller non-members price

Itinerary


Day 1: BRISBANE TO HERVEY BAY: Monday 02 August 2021

Welcome to our short 3-day Whale Watching tour to Hervey Bay.

As you are welcomed on to our coach you will receive your National Seniors Travel Hamper.

From Brisbane we make our way to Gympie, a heritage town, rich with mining history and its where Queensland’s first gold rush saved the state from near bankruptcy. We discover more about the regions past at the Gympie Gold Museum before enjoying a delightful lunch amid the tranquil landscaped gardens of Gunabul Homestead. The building was originally built as a house of grandeur using the finest timbers throughout. We continue to Hervey Bay, a natural bay between the mainland and World Heritage listed Fraser Island, known for its golden beaches. Dinner tonight is overlooking the water at nearby Cafe Balaena. (lunch included / dinner in hotel).

Accommodation: Ramada Hervey Bay 2 nights

Day 2: WHALE EXPEDITION: Tuesday 03 August 2021

This morning will be a highlight as we head off in search of migrating humpback whales with a Whale Watch cruise. Seeing a whale in the wild is the experience of a lifetime and one of the safest places to do this is in the Hervey Bay National Marine Park. Witnessing the awesome bulk of the humpback whale as it offers a spectacular display of pectoral slaps, body rolls and the breathtaking breach is a truly inspiring moment. Today’s cruise with Freedom Whale Watch and Charters includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Upon returning to dry land, we have time at leisure before meeting again over dinner. (breakfast & dinner in hotel / lunch included).

Day 3: HERVEY BAY TO BRISBANE: Wednesday 04 August 2021

We farewell Hervey Bay and head south to Maryborough, with streets lined with beautiful Queenslander style homes. We have a local guide talk us through what makes Maryborough such a special town. After free time to wander and purchase lunch, we hit the road for Brisbane. We arrive home from an incredible short stay (breakfast in hotel / lunch at own expense).

Up close and personal...



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Disclaimer


*All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Itinerary, hotels and inclusions are subject to change. Itinerary, pricing and service providers are subject to change should the necessity arise. Ask our consultants about the latest flight deals to add onto your tour. Non-refundable deposit: $200 per person when booking. Should you cancel within 30 days prior to departure, all payments are non-refundable. Min numbers for this tour to operate is 26 people.