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: The Oaks on Palmer Street.
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 stop at Centenary Park with it’s monument of a yound aboriginal boy Jupiter who found gold in 1871, then morning tea will be had at the Towers Hill overlooking the city called “The World” descending back into the city, we are then 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. 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
DAY 5 – Free Day(B,D)
Today is a free day. Have an enjoyable day.
DAY 6 – COTTERS MARKET, PERC TUCKER GALLERY (B,L,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 with morning tea. We then make our way to 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 Nelly Bay before making our way to our morning tea stop at Horseshoe Bayfor a well deserved cuppa at Café Nourish by the beach. There is time at Horseshoe Bay for some retail shopping or a walk or swim in the ocean. From here we make our way around the island exploring the beautiful bays before arriving at Acacia 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)
We hope you have enjoyed your week in Townsville
B = Breakfast; MT = Morning Tea; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
Dates: 18-25 June 2019
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS
- 7 Nights Stay at the The Oaks on Palmer Street
- 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 Scien
$ 2,399.00 Twin / Dbl $2,999.00 Single
PAYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Non-refundable deposit required to secure your booking $300 PP.
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