Join like-minded over-60s to see nature in action! Turtle season runs from November-March and this tour gives you the chance to watch turtles laying their eggs or babies hatching. This special Travel at 60 community package includes return rail travel, three nights of accommodation in Bundaberg, daily breakfast and a great variety of tours!
Do you want to escape for a few days? Why not join a group of like-minded travellers departing Brisbane on the Tilt Train on your way 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 the Bundaberg Rum Distillery and you'll have time to explore the Museum before joining a guided tour of the distillery. At the end of the tour, you can 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 heading to Mon Repos to watch the endangered Loggerhead turtles come to shore at night to lay their clutches of eggs (November-January) and then to watch the eggs hatch and the baby turtles make their way to the ocean to start their life (January-March).
Are you a solo traveller? 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. Call us today on 1300 414 198!
The 2-bedroom self-contained villas offer open plan ground floor living with split air-conditioning and ceiling fan. The lounge has cable TV and a DVD/CD player. The kitchen is equipped with a cook top, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, saucepans, crockery and cutlery with bench dining. There is a separate toilet and step-in bath/shower with ironing facilities and hair dryer.
The main bedroom is on the ground floor (with the options of a Queen bed, King bed or 2 Singles - specific requests subject to availability) and a Loft Bedroom with sleeping for up to 4 people (with 1 Queen-bed and 2 singles or 3- 4 singles) on the mezzanine level upstairs. Relax on the villa's private veranda with resort views.
If you missed out on this season's departures, why not call us and add your name to the waitlist for the 2021-22 Turtle Season?
2020 - Turtle Nesting
2021 - Turtle Hatching
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.
Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your place on this Travel at 60 community group holiday.
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 back 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 arrive in Brisbane.
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:
To ensure you have an enjoyable visit:
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.
Minimum of 20 passengers required for each tour to proceed.