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Capricorn Coast: Over-60 Group Getaway (FULLY HOSTED Seniors Month Special Departure)

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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    DEPARTS
    27 October 2024
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    RETURNS
    1 November 2024
  • Business Class return rail from Brisbane
  • One-off FULLY HOSTED departure with daily tours and activities
  • Five nights in Yeppoon
  • Includes the Capricorn Caves, a Great Keppel Island day trip, dinner and a show at Footlights, Byfield National Park and more!

T​ravel at 60 is hosting a special exclusive one-off event to celebrate Queensland Seniors Month: a new spin on our most popular over-60 getaway.

Travel in Business Class as you ride the Tilt Train from Brisbane to Rockhampton return, stay five nights in Yeppoon, and enjoy a fabulous and specially curated itinerary of daily activities with your Travel at 60 host.

Highlights include a day trip to Great Keppel Island, Capricorn Caves, dinner and a show at the Footlights Theatre, 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.

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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  • F​ully escorted by Travel at 60 representative
  • Return business seat on The Tilt Train from Brisbane to Rockhampton
  • 5 nights beachfront accommodation with private balcony
  • 5 x Breakfast, 4 x Lunches & 4 x Dinners
  • Complimentary Wine & Cheese on arrival
  • Daily tour itinerary
  • Footlights Theatre - Song & Dancing evening
  • C​apricorn Caves Tours
  • D​ay at Great Keppel Island
  • 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 in Business Class seats 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

Depart this morning to explore the highlights of Yeppoon and Emu Park. Your day includes visits to the Shell House, Wreck Point Lookout, the Singing Ship, and Memorial Walk. Enjoy morning tea in Emu Park before touring the renowned crocodile farm, complete with lunch. Return to your accommodation for relaxation before evening drinks at 5 PM, followed by dinner at one of Yeppoon's top restaurants.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 3: Tuesday

Embark on an adventure to Keppel Island aboard a purpose-built boat tailored to your exploration needs. Spend the day walking along white sandy beaches, swimming, snorkeling, and soaking in the natural beauty of the surrounding islands. You will enjoy lunch at the Hideaway and relax into island life. Return to Yeppoon around 3pm with time to freshen up prior to dinner and a captivating show at Footlights Theatre & Restaurant

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 4: Wednesday

Visit Capricorn Caves and take a tour of Cathedral Cave. This tour has something for everyone it showcases the largest and most spectacular caves, this walk leaves you with lasting memories of ancient geological history, early explorers, the wonders of wildlife and special cave acoustics. Experienced local guides deliver the captivating stories of this ancient Australian landscape on small-scale interpretive tours. 

Delve into the wonders of Rockhampton, including a visit to the historic railway museum. Conclude the day with dinner and trivia.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & 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.

Experience the natural beauty of Waterpark Farm aboard an electric-powered vessel, “Water Dance”, drift along Waterpark Creek, passing through the Byfield Rainforest. You’ll see the stunning native fauna and flora of the region (Look out for the Byfield Fern, Azure Kingfisher, Water Dragons and the Krefft's River turtle) and learn more about the history of this area and our land.

A Safari bus will then be your chariot across our sprawling Tea Tree Plantation, where the scent of freshly cut Tea Tree perfumes the air. A tour of our distillery will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we produce our pure Tea Tree oil, and you’ll learn all about its magical properties and myriad of uses.

Gather in the restaurant at 5pm for local singing by the renowned Ken Jones, followed by games and complimentary drinks. The bar will be open for additional purchases. Enjoy a light dinner and retire early as breakfast will be served at 4:30 AM.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & 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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R​oundtrip from Brisbane 27 October - 01 November 2024

  • QLD Pensioner - Twin share $3,050 per person / Single Traveller $3,399
  • Senior - Twin share $3,135 per person / Single Traveller $3,484
  • Adult - Twin share $3,264.50 per person / Single Traveller $3,613.50

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!

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.
  • Medium level of fitness required to participate in this tour.
  • Minimum of 10 passengers required for tour to proceed.
  • Cancellations within 30 days of travel may incur fees, please talk to your travel consultant for full details.
  • 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 $500 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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