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Capricorn Coast: Over-60 Group Getaway

Rail, Stay & Tour Package
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    DURATION
    6 days, 5 nights
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    DURATION DAYS
    6 days
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    DURATION NIGHTS
    5 nights
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    DEPARTURE MONTHS
    July 2024 - December 2024
  • Roundtrip from Brisbane (return rail included)
  • Five nights in Yeppoon
  • Includes Koorana Crocodile farm, Great Keppel Island day trip, dinner and a show at Footlights, Byfield National Park and more!

Get some friends together — or make plenty of new ones — on this exclusive Travel at 60 holiday package.

Ride the Tilt Train from Brisbane to Rockhampton return, stay five nights in Yeppoon, enjoy a fabulous itinerary of daily activities.

Highlights include a day trip to Great Keppel Island, the Koorana Crocodile farm, dinner and a show at the Footlights Theatre, a visit to the Rockhampton Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and the chance to share it all with a group of new over-60 friends.

With rail travel, most meals, transfers, accommodation, tours and a great variety of experiences included in your fare, you'll just need to bring the fun.

This holiday is one of Travel at 60's most popular getaways, with most departures selling out well in advance. Call our Brisbane-based travel agency on 1300 414 198 to secure your place!

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Sit back, relax and watch the beautiful scenery pass you by as you take the Tilt Train from the Capricorn Coast back to Brisbane

Inclusions/Exclusions

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  • Return economy seat on The Tilt Train from Brisbane to Rockhampton
  • 5 nights beachfront accommodation with private balcony
  • 5 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch & 4 x Dinners
  • Complimentary Wine & Cheese on arrival
  • Daily tour itinerary
  • Footlights Theatre - Song & Dancing evening
  • Use of all hotel facilities - swimming pool & licensed bar
  • Centrally located - Ocean and Island views
  • Transfers to and from Rockhampton railway station to accommodation
Your fare excludes:
  • T​ravel Insurance

Itinerary

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

Day 1: Sunday

Depart on the Tilt Train rail journey to Central Queensland & the Great Southern Barrier Reef. On arrival at Rockhampton, you will be met and greeted by our local tour guide and transferred to your accommodation at Bayview Tower in Yeppoon. On arrival (approximately between 8-8:30pm) you will enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine and cheese plate on your balcony whilst listening to the relaxing sounds of the ocean and local wildlife.

Day 2: Monday

After a tasty breakfast we will enjoy a leisurely tour of the Capricorn Coast taking in sights of Bluff Rock and the beauty of the Causeway Lake. We will start at the Koorana Crocodile farm and then visit the Singing Ship (it really sings.) From this picturesque vantage point, we will wonder down to the stunning tribute and impressive art works of Emu Parks War Memorial. Dinner tonight we will be in house at the hotel.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner 

Day 3: Tuesday

After a nice hot cuppa and breakfast we take a short drive to Rosslyn Bay and set out on a day adventure to Great Keppel Island. The beauty of this magical paradise will astound you, pristine beaches and numerous coves and Bays. You will fall in love as you enjoy snorkelling, walking or just paddling along the beach. You will enjoy lunch at the Hideaway and relax into island life. Tonight you will be taken to Footlights Theatre & Restaurant where you will enjoy a 3 course meal and show. 

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 4: Wednesday

After a hot breakfast we set out to explore the rich architectural heritage of Rockhampton – The Walter Reid Building, Customs House, City Hall, Archer Park Rail Station where statues talk & sing and we learn about trams and travel from Paris to Rockhampton while enjoying a cuppa, we will also visit the Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The evening enjoy trivia followed by dinner at the Sailing Club.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner 

Day 5: Thursday

After breakfast we will head north to discover Byfield National Park and the rare Byfield Fern which only grows in this area. The beauty of the area will astound you, the rugged mountains, rainforest edged creek’s & ancient cycads are not to be missed.

After morning tea we will discover how the leaves of a Melaleuca Tree are transferred into Tree Oil at Eco Water Park station. Marvel at the birdlife, and take a short cruise on the river while you learn all about nature at its best. Join in the ‘Happy Hour’ fun tonight before dinner.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner 

Day 6: Friday

We will have a light continental breakfast before you head back to Rockhampton to catch the Tilt train home.

Dates and Prices

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Round-trip departures from Brisbane

  • 1​4 - 19 July 2024
  • 2​8 July - 2 August 2024
  • 1​1 - 16 August 2024 - 4 spaces left
  • 2​5 - 30 August 2024
  • 8​ - 13 September 2024
  • 2​9 September - 4 October 2024
  • 2​0 - 25 October 2024
  • 1​0 - 15 November 2024
  • 1​ - 6 December 2024

Are you a Queensland Pensioner? Queensland Pension Concession Card holders are eligible to receive four Queensland Pension rail travel entitlements each calendar year. Utilize these benefits on our great valued package!

  • QLD Pensioner - Twin share $1,479 per person / Single Traveller $1,789
  • Senior - Twin share $1,564 per person / Single Traveller $1,874
  • Adult - Twin share $1,631.50 per person / Single Traveller $1,941.50

Call us today on 1300 414 198! to make a booking.

Accommodation

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All units face the gorgeous Pacific Ocean and feature a balcony for you to gaze over the Keppel Bay Islands.

Bayview Tower Yeppoon offers comfortable accommodation with modest facilities, and has a long standing reputation for exceptional, caring service. Here, guests can relax, enjoy and unwind in a boutique environment. Units are individually owned, and decor will vary across rooms allocated to all members of the group. All rooms are spacious and comfortable and offer air-conditioning and island views from a private balcony.

FAQs

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  • R​ooms are serviced once during your stay, generally on a Tuesday.
  • P​lease note Bayview Towers is a non smoking building. Smoking is only permitted off premises across the street of the building.
  • There are coin operated laundry facilities at Bayview Tower Yeppoon for use during your stay. Linen and towels are provided by the hotel.
  • Hotel rooms have a small kitchenette which has tea/coffee making facilities, toaster & microwave. Some units also have a small two burner cook tops which are on a request basis.
  • B​athrooms have a hairdryer.
  • We have secured experienced local guides to show you the best of the Capricorn Coast.
  • Low level of fitness required to participate in this tour.
  • Minimum of 10 passengers required for tour to proceed.
  • Cancellations within 30 days of travel will incur fees, please talk to your travel consultant for full details.
  • Queensland rail has advised anticipated trackwork on 20 - 25 October 2024, Due to track work, the Northbound Rockhampton Tilt Train that is due to depart Brisbane (Roma St) on Sunday 20 October may be cancelled and replaced with road coaches from Brisbane to Rockhampton operating to an amended timetable.
  • Please note that Queensland Rail periodically conduct planned and unplanned maintenance to tracks throughout the Queensland Rail network. Disruptions caused by this is out of Travel at 60s control. We will endeavour to advise you as soon as possible of the situation and alternative travel options.

T&Cs

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply. 

Non-Refundable deposit of $300 per person is required within 7 days of booking. 

Final payment due no later than 45 days prior to travel. 

  • Supplier Fees:
  • Any cancellation received between 30 and 14 days prior to travel will incur a 1 night cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations advised 14 days prior to travel will incur full cancellation fees (NIL refund). 
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