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Cruisin’ on the River for Christmas (4 days)

Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th December 2019


Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th December 2019

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!!

Day 1 – Today the sleigh will take us on a journey through Kilkivan and Kingaroy and then onto our accommodation in the south of Brisbane. Morning tea will be served by the Christmas Elves at Kilkivan followed by a very informative talk and viewings at the Kingaroy Observatory. Afterwards enjoy some wood fired pizza and wine ice-cream for lunch at the Kingsley Grove Estate. Our journey continues with a stop at Watercress Creek Olives and Limes for a group tour and tastings before arriving at our accommodation.

Day 2 – This morning enjoy some free time in Ipswich at the “Top of Town” discovering cafes and stores, you might even find that last minute Christmas gift. Spend the rest of the morning at the Queens Park Café for morning tea and the Botanical Gardens and Nature Centre. In the afternoon the sleigh will have a rest while you meet some true Aussie characters as you step into a real Heritage Railway Workshop at the Workshop Railway Museum.

Day 3 – Christmas Day – Join the Christmas celebrations on the Brisbane River. Sit back and relax, enjoy a delicious seafood buffet while cruising the river and celebrating with your new friends.

Day 4 – On the way back to the Fraser Coast stop for a visit at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary which is home to over 100 species of Australian Native Wildlife. While there learn about the animals, their lifestyles and their funny mannerisms. There is even time to enjoy a tea/coffee (own expense) at the café. Following the Bruce Highway home, lunch is at the Nambour RSL followed by a visit to the Ginger Factory.

Notes: comfortable walking shoes required for orchard tour and please note Christmas cruise there are some steep stairs between levels and no air-conditioning on board.

Includes: Travel, accommodation (Calamvale Hotel), breakfasts, lunches, dinners, Christmas lunch cruise and side tours mentioned

Cost: Adult $1,154pp twin share / $244 single sup

Monday 23rd – Pick Ups: Hervey Bay 6.30am Maryborough 7.15am
Sunday 29th – Set Downs: Maryborough 4.30pm Hervey Bay 5.15pm



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