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24 days form Lightning Ridge to Sunshine Coast

 

Day 1

LIGHTNING RIDGE

Check-in to the Caravan park between 10.00 – 12.00

Meet all the tour participants, Introduction of Tour Guides, Safari rules explained, detailed programme with maps, information and brochures will be supplied and the entire itinerary discussed

Included: complimentary bus to the Bowls Club

Day 2

LIGHTNING RIDGE

Included: Bus Tour of Lightning Ridge and Entry to the Chamber of the Black Hand

Included: complimentary bus to the Bowls Club

Day 3

LIGHTNING RIDGE

Included: complimentary bus to the Bowls Club

Optional activities: artesian bore baths, Australian Opal Centre, Bottle House, Coopers Cottage, trip to The Grawin, Bevans Cactus Nursery,

Day 4

LIGHTNING RIDGE to the NINDIGULLY PUB – approx. 233km

Visit Queensland s oldest continuously licensed hotel

Included: lunch at the Nindigully Pub, free camp by the Moonie River

Day 5

NINDIGULLY PUB TO ROMA - approx. 235 km

Roma is home to Australia's largest cattle sales,

Optional: The most famous attraction in Roma would undoubtedly be the Big Rig , here you will learn all about Australia's history in Oil and Gas exploration. From the first gas find in Roma over a 100 years ago, through to todays multi billion dollar industry, the museum houses a collection of photo's, facts, stories and equipment which piece together the industry as a whole.

Day 6

ROMA TO CHARLEVILLE - approx. 280km

The largest town in South West Queensland, Charleville houses a population of approximately 3300 and is a rich pastoral area.  With a history dating back as far as 1847 Charleville has risen above and prospered many a drought and flood, as well as played a significant part in Australia's early pioneer history.

Included: damper out of the camp oven

Day 7

CHARLEVILLE

Included: 4WD Thurlby station tour

Included: camp oven dinner and live entertainment

Optional: Cosmos Centre, Bilby Experience

Day 8

CHARLEVILLE

Included: bus tour of the town

Optional: Cosmos Centre, Bilby Experience

Included: damper out of the camp oven

Day 9

CHARLEVILLE TO QUILPIE – 214km

Optional: visit the Eromanga Natural History Museum

Day 10

QUILPIE

included: Bus Tour of Quilpie

Sit back and enjoy the drive as we take you to Baldy Top Lookout, Quilpie Stock Yards, End Of The Rail Line, Amy Johnson and Wool Scour Mini Museum, St. Finbarrs Opal Altar, Powerhouse Museum and Eagle Gallery.  Our knowledgeable, local guide will tell you the history of these sites, tales – tall and true and answer any questions you may have.  These guided tours take approximately 2 hours

Optional: visit the Eromanga Natural History Museum either by Bus or self drive

The Eromanga Natural History Museum is discovering new Australian dinosaurs in an area of Australia where they have previously never been found.  Australia's South West Queensland's Channel Country is home to Australia's largest dinosaur fossil discoveries, the 95-98 million year old Eromanga dinosaurs. These exciting new dinosaurs are some of the world's largest dinosaurs.

Day 11

QUILPIE TO WINDORAH – approx. 247km

Included Windorah solar panels, optional: dinner in the Western Star hotel

Day 12

WINDORAH TO LONGREACH – approx. 318 km

Included: visit the red Sand dunes

Optional: Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach School of distant Education, Scenic flights, Cobb and Co stage coach ride, station tours

Day 13

LONGREACH

Optional: Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach School of distant Education, Scenic flights, Cobb and Co stage coach ride, station tours

Included: Sun set s cruise on the Thomson River with Onboard Captain's commentary, Nibbles served at Sunset Bend stop, Two-course table service outback dinner featuring camp oven themed modern cuisine, live entertainment, transfers to and from the Caravan Park

Day 14

LONGREACH to BARCALDINE – approx. 108km

Included: Camp oven dinner

Optional: the Tree of Knowledge, The Globe, Barcaldine Museum, Australian Workers Heritage Centre, Lloyd Jones Weir, Musical Instruments, Barcaldine Botanical Walk

Day 15

BARCALDINE TO EMERALD – approx. 310km

Named not after the gem, but for the lush green pastures that once surrounded the Town, Emerald is the hub of the Central Highlands area.

Day 16

EMERALD

Optional: visit the Botanic Gardens, drive to Fairbairn Dam, van Gogh Sunflower Painting, Emerald Historic Railway Station building, visit the Gemfields in Rubyvale or Sapphire

Day 17

EMERALD TO CANIA GORGE – approx. 417km

Cania Gorge preserves a valuable remnant of the Brigalow Belt natural region. More than 150 different types of plant community are found in this region, including brigalow forest, eucalypt woodland, cypress pine woodland, dry rainforest and grassland.The park is home to more than 90 species of bird. Brush-tailed rock wallabies and common bent-wing bats are also seen. Aboriginal people have lived in Cania Gorge for at least 19,000 years. Freehand art on the sandstone walls is a reminder of their special way of life.

Day 18

CANIA GORGE

Optional: plenty of Bushwalks in Cania Gorge National Park, scenic drive

Included: Camp Oven Dinner

Day 19

CANIA GORGE TO BURNETT HEADS/ BUNDABERG – approx. 271 km

Burnett Heads/Port of Bundaberg is the 'Gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef'.  This relaxed coastal village is located close to Mon Repos Conservation Park. Burnett Heads has a variety of marinas, pubs and clubs mixed with waterfront dining and boutique shopping outlets.

Day 20

BURNETT HEADS/ BUNDABERG

Optional: Day Tour to Lady Musgrave Island, guided tour Bundaberg Rum Distillery, The Barrel Bundaberg Ginger Beer Factory, Hinkler Museum, Botanical Gardens, scening flight and day tour to Lady Elliott Island

Day 21

BURNETT HEADS/ BUNDABERG

Optional: Day Tour to Lady Musgrave Island, guided tour Bundaberg Rum Distillery, The Barrel Bundaberg Ginger Beer Factory, Hinkler Museum, Botanical Gardens, scening flight and day tour to Lady Elliott Island

Day 22

BURNETT HEADS TO COOLUM BEACH, SUNSHINE COAST - approx. 282 km

Coolum Beach, a holiday destination on the Sunshine Coast, is a delightful section of beach dominated by the nearby looming presence of Mount Coolum. Named after the mountain whose ‘headless' appearance inspired the Aboriginal name. Facing the rising sun, it offers breathtaking morning views, a safe and a patrolled stretch of gorgeous beach and a variety of ways to relax and unwind.

Day 23

FRASER ISLAND DAY TOUR

Included: transfers to and from the Caravan Park, Morning and Afternoon Tea, Barbecue lunch with wine and beer, swim in Lake McKenzie, rainforest walk

Day 24

COOLUM BEACH, SUNSHINE COAST

Included: farewell breakfast

 

 

costs

Price per person $1,450.00
EUR 950.00

Solo traveler surcharge
$ 299.00
EUR 200.00

 

Price inclusions

•  Multi-lingual tour guide throughout the whole journey
• CB radio contact
• Powered sites in accredited Caravan and Tourist Parks
• lunch at the Nindigulli pub
• Camp oven dinners
• Charleville town tour
• Charleville Farm tour
• Bus Tour of Quilpie
• Windorah Solar Panels
• Sun sets cruise on the Thomson River with Onboard Captain's commentary, Nibbles served at Sunset Bend stop, Two-course table service outback dinner featuring camp oven themed modern cuisine, live entertainment, transfers to and from the Caravan Park
• Windorah Solar Panels
• Fraser Island 4WD trip including transfers, morning/afternoon tea and lunch with wine and beer as well as guided rainforest walk
• Farewell breakfast

not included

•  vehicle/ hire costs
•  fuel
•  costs for optional activities
•  groceries
• air fares and personal travel insurance

 

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