UPDATE: We're delighted to announce we've secured more seats on the Tilt Train (departing Rockhampton or Brisbane) for the Starts at 60 Seventies Fest in May! Explore World Heritage-listed Fraser Island by day; relive the 1970s by night with music, trivia and a '70s-themed fancy dress party where you can disco to hits from the era!
Dust off the sepia shades, pull out the flares and polish those go-go boots because we're taking it back to the 1970s, baby!
Celebrate the disco decade with a group of like-minded travellers as we 'Do The Hustle' around Fraser Island. Explore the pristine lakes and beaches by day, then groove the night away at our disco and reminisce at our '70s trivia night!
Call our team today on 1300 414 198 to secure your place for this exclusive event!
Upgrades are available if you require transport to be included in your package. Please scroll down to 'Travel Dates' for more information.
Nestled into the island's landscape, these Queenslander-style rooms are peaceful and private, linked by walkways that meander through World Heritage-listed surrounds, while still just a short stroll to the Centre Complex.
These spacious and comfortable rooms are the perfect escape from the everyday – immerse yourself in nature and retreat from the noise of the busy world with an island escape. Start your day by relaxing with a tea or coffee on your private balcony, while being serenaded by the island’s native birds.
Travelling solo? We have negotiated with our suppliers to keep the single supplement on this package as as possible. However, you can also choose to avoid it entirely by sharing with another solo traveller. Subject to availability of another guest of the same gender willing to share. Call us today on 1300 414 198 to make an expression of interest!
Only 1 departure! - 14 to 17 May 2021
By car, coach or rail, we have a package for every traveller! For more detailed information on our package options, scroll down to the FAQ section.
Land only package:
Self-drive package with parking at River Heads (1 x vehicle per room):
Return coach transfers from Brisbane package:
Tilt Train from Brisbane package: (NEW SEATS AVAILABLE)
Tilt Train from Rockhampton package: (NEW SEATS AVAILABLE)
Would you like to fly directly into Hervey Bay? Call our team on 1300 414 198 for a price including flights from your preferred city.
Day 1 - Friday 14 May 2021:
Today as we all arrive at River Heads, we will board the passenger ferry for a 3:30pm departure and head for Fraser Island. (For more information on getting to River Heads see all option below in the FAQs).
After checking into your accommodation, take the afternoon to relax and get acquainted with the resort's amazing facilities before the Travel at 60 Seventies Fest kicks off!
Tonight you'll meet your fellow groupies at our BBQ dinner before gearing up for a night strolling down memory lane at our 'Game Show Live' – '70s trivia event. There'll be a prize for the top team, so come ready with your knowledge of all thing 1970s!
Day 2 - Saturday 15 May 2021:
Rise and shine, groovers, it's time to get exploring! After a scrumptious breakfast, we'll head off for a day of discovery. On this adventure, you'll see all of the iconic Fraser Island sights, visit the top natural attractions (all from the air-conditioned comfort of our custom-designed, 4WD coaches) and cool off in idyllic waterholes. This tour includes lunch and refreshments, so all you need to pack is your sunscreen, swimwear, camera and a sense of adventure!
Then we return to the resort for a relaxing afternoon before this evening's main event! Tonight is the night to don your best '70s glam for the Travel at 60 Disco! Enjoy dinner and a night of dancing and singing along to your favourite tunes from one of the greatest music decades. We'll have a prize for the best-dressed guests, so be sure to come dressed to impress!
Day 3 - Sunday 16 May 2021:
After two evenings spent reliving the '70s, we figured you might need a day to recover!
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the resort and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Soak up some Queensland sun at one of the resort's four swimming pools. Or if getting out and about is more your thing, why not join a ranger-guided walk?
After your day of relaxation, we'll come together this afternoon for one last drink as the sun sets on a weekend to remember!
Day 4 - Monday 17 May 2021:
This morning we pack away our flares and get our bags ready to be transported down to the ferry terminal.
Enjoy breakfast at the Sand & Wood Restaurant before you depart on this morning's ferry to the mainland at 7:50am. On arrival at River Heads, you'll meet your connecting transport home.
Self-drive package with parking at River Heads:
If you are going to drive to River Heads, we have included 3 x nights secured car parking (uncovered) in the self-drive package. Below are further directions by road:
From Brisbane - The journey is approximately 4-4.5 hours drive north of Brisbane's CBD. Join the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane. Stay on the highway through Gympie, then take the Maryborough exit onto the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road.
From Maryborough - follow the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road north toward Hervey Bay (16.8 km). At the large round-about, take the Booral Road exit and travel for approximately 12 km. Then turn right into River Heads Road and travel a further 9.6km to arrive at Kingfisher Bay's Mainland Reception, located at River Heads Shopping Village (on your right hand side). River Heads Road is locally named Ariadne Street.
From Bundaberg - The journey is approximately 1.5 hours drive south. Follow the Bruce Highway south, then turn off at Torbanlea and follow the signs to Hervey Bay (21km). Turn left onto the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road, then travel 0.7km and turn right on to Booral Road. Travel for approximately 12 km, then turn right into River Heads Road and travel 9.6km to arrive at Kingfisher Bay's Mainland Reception located at River Heads Shopping Village (on your right hand side). River Heads Road is locally named Ariadne Street.
Tilt Train from Brisbane package:
From Brisbane, board the Tilt Train for a comfortable 4-hour journey to Maryborough West Station. Enjoy panoramic views of the passing countryside along the way. On arrival at Maryborough West station, you will be transferred by coach to River Heads.
Tilt Train from Rockhampton package:
From Rockhampton, board the Tilt Train for a comfortable 4-hour journey to Maryborough West Station. Enjoy panoramic views of the passing countryside along the way. On arrival at Maryborough West station, you will be transferred by coach to River Heads.
Are you a Queensland Pensioner?
Queensland Pension Concession Card holders are eligible to receive four Queensland Pension rail travel entitlements each calendar year.
Return coach transfers form Brisbane package:
Travel at 60 will run a private coach from Brisbane's Roma Street Station for travellers who don't wish to drive or catch the train. The coach will depart on Friday at 8:30am to meet the 3:30pm ferry from River Heads to Fraser Island. Coming home, you'll return to Brisbane at approximately 2:30pm on Monday.
Flying to Hervey Bay:
For anyone making the journey from other states, flights arrive into Hervey Bay daily. QantasLink operates daily services from Brisbane to Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast airport. Virgin Australia flies daily from Sydney to Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast Airport.
How do I get to the ferry from Hervey Bay Airport? Return transfers from Hervey Bay Airport to River Heads ferry terminal are $36.25 per person.
If you purchase the land-only package, our travel consultants can add on flights at an additional cost.
Everyone will be automatically booked on the below ferry times:
I am self driving and would like to take a later ferry back to Hervey bay on the last day? You can travel on any of the below alternative ferry times, just advise your travel consultant at the time of booking. Any passengers catching the Tit Trains or the Brisbane coach transfers are unable to alter the Ferry Times and will need to travel as per the above times.
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 can avoid paying the single supplement. Please note this is subject to availability of another traveller of the same gender willing to share.
A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Full payment is due no later than Friday, 5 March 2021. Please note minimum numbers are required for this group to run.