Mon Repos, on the coast of Bundaberg, supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region.
Experience firsthand the amazing sight of turtles nesting and tiny hatchlings emerging from their sandy nests to scurry down the beach towards the sea during a ranger guided tour along the beach. Other highlights on this remarkable tour include visits to the Bundaberg Distilling Company Bondstore, Hinkler Hall of Aviation including Hinkler House, Fairymead House and Sugar Museum, Schmeiders Cooperage Complex and much more.
View the Mon Repos nesting Loggerhead Turtles
View Bundabergs stunning Whaling Wall mural
Learn the ancient art of barrel making at Schmeiders Cooperage
Cruise the Burnett River on the Bundy Belle
Tour the home of Bundy Rum Bundaberg Distilling Company Bondstore
Visit Hinkler House and learn the history of Aviator Bert Hinkler
Visit Fairymead House and Sugar Museum
Ensuite accommodation twin share basis
Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*
10 quality meals
Travellers Refund Guarantee
Entries and attractions as shown
Modern luxury tour coach
Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess
*As per conditions
Brisbane – Bundaberg
Our tour begins with a Devonshire morning tea at Flaxton Barn in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We stop for lunch in the seaside town of Tin Can Bay. This afternoon, we’ll visit the heritage city of Maryborough, before arriving in Bundaberg.
Schmeider’s Cooperage and Bundy Belle Cruise
This morning enjoy a town tour of Bundaberg which will highlight why locals regard their region so highly. Bundaberg’s Whaling Wall, painted in just 5 days by internationally acclaimed marine artist Robert Wyland, adorns a 6 floor office block in the main street. Visit Schmeider’s Cooperage where you’ll see the age old craft of barrel making. Next we will board the Bundy Belle for a luncheon cruise, hearing the history of the Burnett River and the Rum Distillery. This afternoon visit the Bundaberg Distilling Company, home of Bundaberg Rum. You will have time to discover the story so far, taste a little of their product and buy a souvenir or two if you choose.
Fairymead House and Sugar Museum – Bundaberg Barrel – Mon Repos Visitor Centre
The Hinkler Hall of Aviation situated in the Botanic Gardens celebrates pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler. Take time to purchase your own morning tea before enjoying a steam engine hauled ride around the
Botanic Gardens. Visit Fairymead House and Sugar Museum, a 64sq. plantation homestead. At the Bundaberg Barrel you will discover the secrets of Bundaberg Ginger Beer. After an early dinner at our hotel, transfer to the Mon Repos Visitor Centre for a ranger guided tour with opportunity for a special turtle encounter.
Bundaberg – Brisbane
Today we farewell Bundaberg and head south via Apple Tree Creek and Childers. Stop for morning tea at Howard’s Brooklyn House. Continue through to Gympie for lunch before returning to Brisbane where
staff will have your transfers arranged.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
TOUR FARE DEPARTING BRISBANE: $1,208 per person
Single Supplement available @ $180 extra
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.
|Home pickups|| Taxi home pickups and returns are provided. |
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Christmas Tours 2017