Gladstone & Bundaberg: Rum, Gin, Ginger, Nuts & Hops Discovery Tour

Over-60s getaway from Brisbane
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    7 days, 6 nights
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    7 days
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    6 nights
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    21 June 2024
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    27 June 2024
  • Roundtrip from Brisbane (return rail included)
  • Explore Bundy, Gladstone, Agnes Water and Town of 1770 with a dedicated over-60 group
  • Featuring a huge variety of daily tours and gourmet delights
  • T​our with Daryl — one of our community's favourite hosts — a beloved local of 40 years
  • PLUS "LARC+Lunch" experience at 1770, 4-star accommodation, most meals, transfers and more!
  • Book by 31 May & s​ave $100 per person

Explore Bundaberg, Gladstone, Agnes Water and Town of 1770 with new over-60 friends!

Join a group of like-minded travellers for seven days of easy, ready-made fun.

This exclusive Travel at 60 package includes rail journey (Brisbane-Bundaberg and Gladstone-Brisbane), two nights of accommodation in Bundaberg, four nights in Gladstone, daily breakfast, and a jam-packed daily itinerary of activities, tours and gourmet experiences. Call 1300 414 198 to secure your place, or read on to learn more...

Your host will be Darryl, a beloved local of 40 years (and winner of Citizen of the Year in 2020), who will share his vast knowledge of the region, take you to some truly hidden gems, and offer a hugely entertaining experience every step of the way.


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Explore the gorgeous Central Queensland coast with like-minded over-60 travellers



Tour includes

  • One way Brisbane to Bundaberg economy seat rail trip
  • One way Gladstone to Brisbane economy seat rail trip
  • 2​ nights' accommodation at Burnett Riverside Hotel, Bundaberg
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at Mantra Gladstone
  • 6 x Breakfast + 5 x Dinner + 3 x Lunch
  • Daily itinerary with experienced tour guide
  • Transfers from Bundaberg railway station to accommodation and from accommodation to Gladstone railway station

Highlights include:

  • G​uided tour of Bundaberg Rum, Ginger & Gin factories & distilleries
  • L​unch & Tour Macadamia Farm
  • The LARC+Lunch Experience
  • T​ondoon Botanical Gardens
  • Visit the Barramundi Hatchery
  • V​isit Lake Awoonga Aqua Culture facility
Your fare excludes:
  • 2​ x lunches
  • Alcohol
  • Travel Insurance



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

Day 1 – Friday – Arrive Bundaberg

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 (approx 9:35pm), you'll be transferred to your accommodation for the next two nights.

Day 2 – Saturday - Bundaberg

T​oday enjoy a guided tour of a number of local factories and distilleries, including Rum, Ginger & Gin.

This afternoon, visit Macadamias Australia a family owned second generation Macadamia farm. Enjoy a walk through the original orchards of Macadamias Australia and wander through the Visitor Experience Centre learning all about the origin of the macadamia nut, how they are planted, harvested, processed and packaged through our on-site carbon-negative processing facility. Satisfy your tastebuds with a tasting of our full range of macadamia flavours and lunch.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 – Sunday - Discovery Coast

Around 90 mins north of Bundaberg lies the Discovery Coast where Agnes Water and the historical Town of 1770 is situated. The Larc and Lunch experience gives you a taste of the scenery and experiences this region has with its connection to Captain James Cook’s visit, the indigenous history and nature. Travel to Gladstone late afternoon to check in with time to freshen up prior to dinner.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Monday – City Sights

Today we take a tour of Gladstone, visiting local industries and an oil refinery. This afternoon visit the Tondoon Botanical Gardens, Tondoon houses three main living collections, The Port Curtis Plant Region Collection, The South East Queensland Rainforest collection, and The North Queensland Rainforest collection. 

  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 – Tuesday – Local Industry

Visit Boyne Island with its huge Aluminium Smelter and the beach side town of Tannum Sands, where we take in a few of the points of interest including a little local art gallery and enjoy lunch at the Tannum Sands Hotel (own expense). After lunch visit the Barramundi hatchery at Lake Awoonga for a tour of the $9m facility. The hatchery breeds and releases around 200,000 fingerlings per annum into Lake Awoonga. You might even get to feed one of these metre long fish from the brood stock.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 – Wednesday – Gladstone

R​elaxing start to the day, enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Head off at (approx 11am) for Ward's Brewery. For 100 years our site at Auckland Street has been producing some of the finest craft drinks around. But instead of cherry cheer and sarsaparilla, let us pull you a draught of Gladstone’s freshest craft beer, brewed under the roof in our 10 hectolitre gas-fired tanks. In the afternoon take a gentle cruise on the vehicle barge around Curtis Island. There are tea/coffee and bar services on board.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

 Day 7 - Thursday - Farewell

Enjoy breakfast prior to an 7.30am pick up for transport to the Tilt Train to head back to Brisbane after this fun filled getaway in Qld’s Central Coast.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Dates and Prices

  • 19 - 25 April 2024 - Sold out
  • 2​4 - 30 May 2024 - Sold out
  • 2​1 - 27 June 2024

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

Book by 31 May & s​ave $100 per person

  • QLD Pensioner - Twin share $2419 $2,319 per person / Solo use $2876 $2,676 per person
  • Senior - Twin share $2473 $2,373 per person / Solo use $2930 $2,730 per person
  • Adult - Twin share $2512 $2,412 per person / Solo use $2969 $2,769 per person

Call us today on 1300 414 198 to book


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Standard Room Mantra Gladstone

Perched on the banks of the Burnett River, in downtown Bundaberg, Burnett Riverside Hotel is able to offer what others can’t – views out over the water from the restaurant, bar and many rooms. Take in the sunset and relax in style. Rooms have complimentary WIFI, amazingly comfortable beds and space.

The award-winning Mantra Gladstone is a stylish and modern 4.5 star hotel within minutes of the Gladstone city centre. The hotel features 60 premium accommodation rooms, secure undercover parking and complimentary internet access. The Superior Rooms feature either two queen beds or a single queen bed, and balcony. Beautifully furnished with modern decor these spacious rooms offer all the comforts a traveller requires. Includes complimentary access to the Yaralla Fitness Centre, internet and movies within the room.



We have secured experienced local guides to show you the best of Queensland's Central Coast.



Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Minimum numbers is required for tour to proceed.

Non-Refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to secure booking.

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

D​iscount valid for new bookings only.

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