TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: * Full Day Townsville Scenic Tour * Ferry to Magnetic Island * Magnetic Island Tour
Day 1 – Sunday 11th July ‘20 MELBOURNE (D)
All aboard for a fun filled Tour of Townsville & Magnetic Island. We head down to Melbourne for our overnight stay before catching our early flight. Tonight’s stay is at Best Western Airport Hotel & Convention Centre, Attwood.
Day 2 – Monday 12th MELBOURNE – TOWNSVILLE (B,D)
We enjoy breakfast before departing the motel and travelling to the Melbourne Airport to board our flight from Melbourne to Brisbane, then transferring to our flight to Townsville Airport. We are transferred from the Townsville Airport to our motel where we will spend the next four nights, Mercure Townsville.
Day 3 – Tuesday 13th TOWNSVILLE ATTRACTIONS (B,L,D)
After a satisfying breakfast we visit the Museum of Tropical Queensland. The present museum opened in 2000 on the site of an earlier, smaller building. Its new and modern displays explore life in the tropics from pre-historic times to the modern era. The star attraction is the HMS Pandora Gallery. Sent to catch the famous Bounty and her mutinous crew, the Pandora sank off the coast of Cape York in 1791, hundreds of amazing artefacts have been recovered from the wreck and are on display. Another popular area is the Enchanted Rainforest, which focuses on one of North Queensland’s most iconic ecosystems, transporting visitors into the light and shade of Tropical Queensland’s rainforest environment. Built around an awe-inspiring recreation of a quandong tree. At lunch we dine at The Watermark Restaurant. Offering indoor and relaxed alfresco dining, the restaurant accommodates couples to large groups in understated style with modern decor and luxurious textures. After a delicious lunch we make our way to the Billabong Sanctuary. Billabong Sanctuary is home to a loveable cast of native Aussie animals, including koalas, kangaroos, cassowaries, crocs, dingoes, and wombats. Best of all, you can get up close with many of these animals, interact with them, and pose for photos. Highlights include cuddling koalas and wombats, hand-feeding kangaroos and wallabies, and holding one of the reptiles. Regular shows and keeper talks run throughout the day, including a croc feeding show and free-flight bird show, so you can learn about the animals and see them in action. Dinner tonight will be at your accommodation.
Day 4 – Wednesday 14th TOWNSVILLE SCENIC & HISTORY TOUR (B,L,D)
Following breakfast we embark on a full day Townsville Scenic & History Tour, the perfect way to get to know your holiday destinations. A trip to the top of Castle Hill will provide spectacular views over the tropical city and across the Coral Sea to the beautiful Magnetic Island. It will help you orientate yourself to our vibrant city. Take in the most scenic spots of Townsville North Queensland and have your camera ready for those unforgettable moments. Hear stories of the city’s 150 year history and discover the plans that continue to see Townsville North Queensland evolve into one of the largest and most dynamic regional cities in Australia. After an informative day we head back to our motel for dinner and a well earned rest.
Day 5 – Thursday 15th MAGNETIC ISLAND (B,L,D)
Wake up, time for breakfast! We board the coach which takes us to the Ferry Terminal, where we board our Ferry to Magnetic Island. On arrival at Magnetic Island we embark on our Magnetic Island Tour. Magnetic Island boasts the natural beauty and serenity of an island paradise within a thriving community with more than 2,500 people calling the Magnetic Island home. Take in highlights such as Nelly Bay, Picnic Bay and Horseshoe Bay. This beautiful island will not disappoint. After an enjoyable day we then catch the Ferry back to Townsville and head back to our motel to freshen up for dinner.
Day 6 – Friday 16th TOWNSVILLE - MELBOURNE (B,D)
We enjoy breakfast before heading to the Townsville Airport to board our flight to Brisbane, then transferring to our flight back to Melbourne. On arrival in Melbourne we are transferred to the Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre where enjoy a meal and a good night’s sleep.
Day 7 – Saturday 17th MELBOURNE – HOME (B)
After a relaxing breakfast we board the coach for our journey back home to our respective destinations, with new knowledge of Townsville and Magnetic Island.