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Tilt Train & Turtles Getaway (Brisbane-Bundaberg Return, 2021 & 2022)

New dedicated single traveller departure just announced (starting at $1020)

Join like-minded over-60s to see nature in action! The highlight is watching endangered Loggerhead turtles come to shore at night to lay their clutches of eggs (Nov-Jan) or watch the eggs hatch and the baby turtles make their way to the ocean (Jan-Mar).

DURATION
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3 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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  • local_activityEvent tickets
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  • restaurantSelected meals
  • airport_shuttleSelected transfers
  • free_breakfastDaily breakfast
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About this holiday

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Board the Tilt Train in Brisbane for your journey up to Bundaberg

QLD Pensioner fares begin at $794pp twin share / $1020 solo

Want to escape for a few days? Love to travel with fellow over-60s? Join a group of like-minded travellers for a Tilt Train journey from Brisbane to Bundaberg, located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Sit back, relax and meet your fellow travellers as you take in the scenery of the Glasshouse Mountains, Sunshine Coast hinterland, Nambour and Gympie.

Bundaberg is famous for its rum distillery. Explore the museum before joining a guided tour - ending with the chance to sample any of the top shelf rums from their range. Cheers to that!

Bundaberg has a rich sugar cane history and aviation pioneer, Bert Hinkler was born in the city. You'll have time to explore the city's lush Botanic Gardens, which is home to the Hinkler Hall of Aviation and Fairymead Sugar Museum.

The highlight of this holiday is a trip to Mon Repos to watch the endangered Loggerhead turtles come to shore at night to lay their clutches of eggs (November-January) or watch the eggs hatch and the baby turtles make their way to the ocean (January-March).

Inclusions

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  • Return economy class travel on the Tilt Train between Brisbane and Bundaberg
  • Coach transfers as shown in itinerary
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 3.5 star rated resort
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner on first night (& based on feedback from previous groups, dessert is also included!)
  • Guided Turtle Experience at Mon Repos Turtle Centre
  • Guided tour of Bundaberg Rum Distillery
  • Spend time exploring Bundaberg's Botanic Gardens
  • Visit the Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Accommodation

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The loft bedroom is located on the mezzanine level
  • Adult - twin share - from $896 per person
  • Adult - sole use - from $1122 per solo
  • Senior - twin share - from $833 per person
  • Senior - sole use - from $1059 per solo
  • QLD Pensioner - twin share - from $794 per person
  • QLD Pensioner - sole use - from $1020 per solo

Travel dates

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2021 Turtle Nesting

  • 30 Nov - 03 Dec 2021 (round trip from Brisbane)
  • 07 - 10 Dec 2021 (round trip from Brisbane)

2022 Turtle Hatching

  • 01 - 04 Feb 2022 (round trip from Brisbane)
  • 08 - 11 Feb 2022 (round trip from Brisbane) - SOLD OUT
  • 22 - 25 Feb 2022 (round trip from Brisbane) - Dedicated single traveller departure

Want to avoid the single supplement? If you're willing to share, we can happily pair you with another solo traveller. Subject to availability of another guest of the same gender willing to share, otherwise cost will revert to solo traveller pricing.

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your place on this Travel at 60 community group holiday.

Itinerary

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Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Tuesday - Brisbane - Bundaberg (Tilt Train) - Bargara

This morning you'll meet your fellow travellers at Brisbane's Roma Street Station before boarding the Tilt Train for your journey to Bundaberg. On arrival in Bundaberg, you'll be transferred to Bargara - your home for the next 3 nights. Tonight join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner so that you can mingle and meet everyone on tour.

Wednesday - Bundaberg Rum Distillery & Turtle Experience

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading to the Bundaberg Rum Distillery for a guided tour to learn about the fermenting and distilling process of Queensland's favourite spirit! You'll also have time to explore the Museum before heading back to your accommodation. Tonight is the highlight of the tour as you travel to Mon Repos Turtle Centre for a ranger-guided tour of the beach to watch the mother turtles as they come ashore to lay their clutches of eggs (Nov-Jan) or to watch as the eggs hatch and the baby turtles make their way to the water to start their journey.

Thursday - Bundaberg Botanic Gardens & Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Relax over breakfast before being transferred to Bundaberg's Botanic Gardens. Explore the gardens and perhaps you'd like to enjoy lunch in the garden's cafe. The Hinkler Hall of Aviation offers a range of galleries and exhibits celebrating Bert Hinkler's aviation pioneering spirit.

Friday - Bargara - Bundaberg - Brisbane (Tilt Train)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bundaberg's railway station to board the Tilt Train for your journey back to Brisbane. Say farewell to newfound friends as sadly your holiday comes to an end on arrival in Brisbane.

Questions

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Willing to share:
One of the advantages of travelling on a Travel at 60 dedicated group departure is that we have the ability to match solo travellers, so that you they can avoid paying the single supplement. Subject to availability of another traveller of the same gender willing to share, otherwise the solo traveller price applies.

Mon Repos Turtle Centre:

For some of the evening you will be outside on the beach. A moderate level of fitness is required for the Turtle Encounters tour. Visitors need to be able to:

  • Walk up to 1.6km at night in natural light or with limited light in some sections
  • Stand on uneven surfaces for approximately one hour
  • Traverse sandy surfaces including short steep sandy sections on vegetated dunes, and boardwalk ramps

To ensure you have an enjoyable visit:

  • Wear footwear suitable for walking along a sandy beach
  • Pack rain jackets as shelter is limited and umbrellas are not allowed on the beach
  • Bring a jumper or a wind cheater as it can be cold
  • Bring your own drinking water (a water bottle refill station is provided at the Turtle Centre), snacks and insect repellent
Couldn't find an answer to your question? Ask us!

Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Please note 22 - 25 February 2022 departure is an exclusive Single Traveller Departure.