DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DAY, MACKAY (L,D)
Today is the start of your holiday. On arrival at Mackay you will be met by your guide. Lunch will be served at the Deck Steak House at the Mackay Marina with a tour of the lighthouse and transferred to the hotel with time to check in before our welcome dinner. 5 Night Stay, beautiful Mackay.
DAY 2 – Bredl’s Wildlife Farm (B,L,D)
This day will take you on an unforgettable experience with Australian native wildlife. The journey will take us North of Mackay to a privately owned and operated Bredl’s Wild Farm. The home of the world-renowned Bare Foot Bushman (Rob Bredl) and his Family who have worked with wildlife for three generations. You will be hand feeding a cassowary to learning about Australian snakes and what to do in case of a snake bite, holding pythons, lizards, cuddling a Koala, hand feeding kangaroos and holding baby crocodiles.
DAY 3 –CAPE HILLSBOROUGH (B,L,D)
Today we tour Cape Hillsborough National Park & The Hibiscus Coast with our first stop at Port Newry for our cruise around the Newry Group of Islands with morning be had on one of the islands. After this we will go on through the little fishing village of Seaforth. Then it’s off to The Old Station Tea House set among beautiful landscaped gardens for lunch. After lunch, we will travel to Cape Hillsborough and the Mangrove Board Walk to learn about the local aboriginal people and the renowned Bush Tucker Trail. On the way back, we call into the Historic Leap Hotel, That Sapphire Place and The Leap Arts and Crafts before making our way home.
DAY 4 – MACKAY CITY (B,L,D)
We start the day with a short walk through the city with all is Art Deco buildings and morning tea in the Botanic Gardens. We will take a drive to the Northern Beaches to such places as Shoal Point, Bucasia and Blacks Beach. Lunch today will be served at the Eimeo Hotel overlooking the islands. After lunch, we will have a look at the Orchid house at Queens Park. Then off to Lamberts beach lookout to take in the views of the Islands off Mackay and you may see whales off the coast.
DAY 5 – Rainforest and Eco Safari (B,L,D)
Today we enjoy the Platypus & Rainforest Eco Safari which takes us through the picturesque Pioneer Valley. With a stop at Melba House for a talk and morning tea. We travel to Finch Hatton Gorge for a walk in the rainforest and a swim if you wish. You will have views of the Pioneer Valley from the Eungella Chalet where lunch will be served. After lunch, we travel to Eungelladale Dairy for a look at a local farmers journey into producing milk for the local market. Now it’s onto Broken River to try and spot a Platypus in their natural habitat in Australia largest sub-tropical rainforest natural park.
DAY 6 – DEPARTURE DAY (B)
We hope you enjoyed your holiday in Mackay
Key: B = Breakfast; MT = Morning Tea; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
Dates 08-13 June 2020
$2,285.00 Per Person Twin Share $2,659.00 Single
Non-refundable deposit of $300.00pp is required to secure your booking.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS &INCLUSIONS
- 5 Nights in Beautiful Mackay
- Bredls Wild Farm
- 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