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Tilt Train & Turtles Getaway (Brisbane-Bundaberg Return)

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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!

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$697PP
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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

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!

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 villa accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner on first night
  • 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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Welcome to your villa

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 cooktop, 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 a separate loft bedroom on the mezzanine level upstairs. Relax on the villa's private veranda with resort views.

Travel dates

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Pre-register your interest now and we'll let you know when dates and prices are confirmed!

2020 - Turtle Nesting

  • 24-27 Nov 2020 (round trip from Brisbane) - LAST SEATS!
  • 01-04 Dec 2020 (round trip from Brisbane) - LAST SEATS!
  • 08-11 Dec 2020 (round trip from Brisbane) - NEW DATE RELEASED!
  • Adult - twin share - from $798.30 per person
  • Adult - sole use - from $1062.30
  • Senior - twin share - from $736 per person
  • Senior - sole use - from $1,000
  • QLD Pensioner - twin share - from $697 per person
  • QLD Pensioner - sole use - from $961

2021 - Turtle Hatching

  • 02-05 Feb 2021 (round trip from Brisbane) - NEW DATE RELEASED!
  • 09-12 Feb 2021 (round trip from Brisbane) - NEW DATE RELEASED!
  • 16-19 Feb 2021 (round trip from Brisbane) - ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT!
  • 23-26 Feb 2021 (round trip from Brisbane) - LAST SEATS!
  • Adult - twin share - from $798.30 per person
  • Adult - sole use - from $1062.30
  • Senior - twin share - from $736 per person
  • Senior - sole use - from $1,000
  • QLD Pensioner - twin share - from $697 per person
  • QLD Pensioner - sole use - from $961

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.

Itinerary

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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.

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.

Minimum of 20 passengers required for each tour to proceed.

  • 24-27 Nov 2020 departure: A non-refundable deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020
  • 01-04 Dec 2020 departure: A non-refundable deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020
  • 02-05 Feb 2021 departure:A non-refundable deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020
  • 09-12 Feb 2021 departure: A non-refundable deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Tuesday, 01 Dec 2020
  • 16-29 Feb 2021 departure: A non-refundable deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Tuesday, 08 Dec 2020
  • 23-26 Feb 2021 departure: A non-refundable deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Tuesday, 15 Dec 2020