April Family Getaway

5 nights

Departs Gold Coast or Brisbane Sunday April 11th, 2021

Ends Gladstone Friday April 16th, 2021



DAY 1 - SUNDAY APRIL 11, 2021 - MORETON ISLAND

A day of discovery lies ahead, as we depart early from the Gold Coast and travel north to board the morning ferry to our first tour destination. Moreton Island National Park offers an endless coastline of white sandy beaches, lakes, high sand dunes, scenic walking trails, and an abundance of wildlife for you to spot. 

Tailor the day to suit you. Choose between sand tobogganing or take an ATV Quad Bike Tour. Snorkel around the Tangalooma shipwrecks where you’ll have the opportunity to come up close and personal with over 200 species of fish, 130 species of coral, 3 different species of marine sea turtle, dolphins, stingrays and wobbegong sharks.

There are not many places in the world where you can experience an encounter with dolphins in the wild, but here you will hand-feed them. 

Full-day use of VIP lounge access has been arranged, so you can freshen up with a hot shower prior to enjoying a lovely Welcome Dinner with the group on the island.

After an adventurous day, we’ll head back to Brisbane for an overnight stay.

Diving:       Not included, but can be added

Meals:       Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight:  Hotel



DAY 2 - MONDAY APRIL 12, 2021 - BUNDABERG

After breakfast, we’ll travel to Bundaberg. Kids will be kept entertained by our Onboard Nanny - Marine Poppins!

On arrival, you may wish to visit the iconic Bundaberg Rum Distillery (optional and not included), where the staff will demonstrate how the award-winning rum is produced. It's believed the soil from this region is the foundation for growing some of the finest sugarcane in the world - the key raw material used in the production of Bundaberg rum. Lunch is at leisure.

This afternoon, the group will head to Splitters Farm, a safe haven and sanctuary for rescued farm animals. Meet horses, cows, goats, alpacas, chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, pigs, guinea pigs, and ‘Shadow’ the Kelpie. You’ll have the option to kayak, swim, or to take a guided tour with Farmer Carly. Later, we’ll gather around the fire pit where we’ll enjoy a BBQ dinner, stories, and laughs.

Diving:       N/A

Meals:        Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight:  Hotel



DAY 3 - TUESDAY APRIL 13, 2021 - LADY MUSGRAVE ISLAND

Board 'Reef Empress' this morning, for our full day trip to Lady Musgrave Island. You’ll enjoy a guided tour on the island, where you’ll learn about the formation and history of this World Heritage listed site. Then take a glass bottom boat ride where you can view corals, fish, echinoderms, rays, turtles, and sharks. Finish your day with a snorkel in the pristine lagoon before we head back to Bundaberg for the evening. 

Dinner is at leisure.

Diving:       Not included, but can be added

Meals:        Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight:  Hotel


DAY 4 - WEDNESDAY APRIL 14, 2021 - HERON ISLAND

Today’s journey takes you to one of the secret jewels of the Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island. 

Nature is awaiting your arrival! Take time to unwind, settle into your accommodation, disconnect from daily life, and watch a real-life wildlife documentary unfolding at your doorstep. Heron Island is an unexpected treasure, framed by white sands, crystal clear waters and acres of coral with colourful marine life. It’s a National Park within a Marine National Park, and a world‑famous haven for divers. In fact, Jacque Cousteau, the most famous undersea explorer of our time, listed it as one of his best top ten dive sites worldwide!

This afternoon is at your leisure to snorkel, laze on the beach, take a guided walk to spot the protected flora and fauna on the island, or simply relax.

Diving:       Not included, but can be added

Meals:        Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight:  Hotel



DAY 5 - THURSDAY APRIL 15, 2021 - HERON ISLAND

Why not start your day with a dive (not included) off Heron Island? This beautiful destination has been named as one of the ten best dives on the planet, with 20 individual dive sites close by. No matter which site you dive, they are all spectacular!

These waters are filled with eagle rays, manta rays, white-tipped reef sharks, grey sharks, sea turtles, nudibranchs, barracuda, cod, and a whole other host of sea life. With over 1500 tropical fish species, this dive site is something that can only be experienced first‑hand and will have you believing in miracles.

Kids aged 7 to 12 can join Heron Island’s Junior Rangers Program which offers a range of nature-based activities, designed to nurture a sense of exploration and caring for the environment. The program has been developed by an experienced team of marine biologists, and includes bird watching, island walks, and reef walks.

Spend the day however you like. Take a kayak or paddle board tour, or take a sunset cruise (not included). The day is yours to enjoy!

Diving:       Not included, but can be added

Meals:        Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight:  Hotel



DAY 6 - FRIDAY APRIL 16, 2021 - DEPART HERON ISLAND

Enjoy your final morning on Heron Island prior to boarding the return ferry to Gladstone. Here our journey ends, and we’d like to thank you for joining us on this amazing family adventure!

Want to stay longer on Heron Island? No worries - ask us for pricing. Need to arrange a flight home? We can help with that too!

Diving:     Not included 

Meals:        Breakfast

PRICING: 

Adults: $2234

Children (up to 17 years): $1490

YOUR TOUR INCLUDES:

* Luxury coach transport

* 5 nights 4 star family accommodation

* 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

* Activities as detailed in the itinerary

 
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