Trains & Turtles Holiday Package (Brisbane-Bundaberg roundtrip)

See the baby turtles at Mon Repos!
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    4 days, 3 nights
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    February 2024 - February 2024
  • Sample the best of the Bundaberg region on an easy Brisbane roundtrip
  • Meet the baby turtle hatchlings at Mon Repos
  • Enjoy macadamia high tea, a cruise on the Bundy Belle and more
  • S​hare the experience with like-minded over-60 travellers!

Want to escape for a few days? Love to travel with fellow over-60s?

E​njoy a relaxed 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.

O​n arrival, you can enjoy a great mix of self-paced exploration and organised activities.

  • Enjoy high tea at the Macadamias Australia farm (and while you're there, be sure to pick up some delicious healthy treats for the rest of the holiday!)
  • T​ake a cruise on the gorgeous Bundy Belle, your knowledgeable skipper will share the colourful history of Bundaberg and its surrounds.
  • The highlight of this holiday: a trip to Mon Repos to watch the baby turtles make their way to the ocean.


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Board the Train in Brisbane for your journey up to Bundaberg


  • Return economy class train travel between Brisbane and Bundaberg
  • 3 nights' accommodation at Villa Mirasol
  • Breakfast daily served in room
  • 1 dinners including desert
  • Guided Turtle Experience at Mon Repos Turtle Centre
  • Cruise on the Burnett River
  • High Tea at Macadamia Australia
Your fare excludes:

A​irfares & Travel insurance



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

Monday - Brisbane - Bundaberg (Train)

This afternoon you'll meet your fellow travellers at Brisbane's Roma Street Station before boarding the Train for your journey to Bundaberg. On arrival in Bundaberg, you'll be transferred to your accommodation for the next three nights.

Tuesday -Turtle Experience

Relax over breakfast, served in your room, before exploring some of the sights of Bundaberg.

A​fter breakfast, sit back and relax onboard the historic Bundy Belle ferry as she makes her way down the Burnette River. Note: tea, coffee & biscuits with cold drinks are available for purchase.

L​unch is at your own expense at the Cruz Cafe.

Visit the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, returning to your hotel mid afternoon to refresh.

Enjoy an early dinner at the hotel restaurant, before tonight's highlight tour to Mon Repos Turtle Centre for a ranger-guided tour of the beach to watch the baby turtles make their way to the water to start their journey.

Wednesday - Australian Macadamia

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, in your room.

T​his morning a visit to Bundaberg Brewed Drinks followed by lunch at The Waves Sports Club (own expense)

This afternoon, visit Macadamias Australia a family owned second generation Macadamia farm. Enjoy a macadamia tasting experience and a delicious high tea.

This evening is free to explore or relax.

Thursday - Bundaberg - Brisbane (Train)

After breakfast (in your room), you will be transferred to Bundaberg's railway station to board the Train for your journey back to Brisbane.

Say farewell to newfound friends as your holiday comes to an end..

T​his itinerary is subject to change and final details. Ask your travel advisor to more details.

Dates and Prices


2024 -Turtle Hatching: Watch as these tiny hatchlings emerge from their sandy nests to scurry down the beach and into the sea.

  • QLD Pensioner Fares from $1,099pp Twin Share or $1,339 Solo Traveller
  • Senior Fares from $1,129pp Twin Share or $1,379 Solo Traveller
  • Adult Fares from $1,199pp Twin Share or $1,449 Solo Traveller
  • Monday 05 Feb - Thursday 08 Feb 2024 (Sold out)
  • M​onday 12 Feb - Thursday 15 Feb 2024 (Sold Out)
  • M​onday 19 Feb - Thursday 22 Feb 2024 (Sold Out)
  • M​onday 26 Feb - Thursday 29 Feb 2024 - 1 x Double/Twin rooms left


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Villa Mirasol

The Villa Mirasol is centrally located, within walking distance to the Central Business District and the Bundaberg Train Station.

The hotel features include a inground saltwater pool, free Wi-Fi and on-site restaurant.

Rooms are spacious with ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities and Foxtel.



Travelling solo? Willing to share with another single traveller?
One of the advantages of travelling on a dedicated group departure is that we have the ability to match solo travellers of the same gender to avoid paying a 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



Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply

A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is payable within 7 days of booking.

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