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					                       6 DAYS - $845.00
                             10 - 15 June 2010
       INCLUDES AIRFARE HOME FROM HERVEY BAY (FRASER COAST) TO SYDNEY
                     TOUR COST IS PER PERSON TWIN SHARE
  THIS TOUR CAN BE DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OUTBACK QUEENSLAND TOUR
              CONTACT COMEALONG TOURS FOR MORE INFORMATION

     Fraser Island - the largest sand island in the world!
             World Heritage listing ranks it with Australia’s
               Uluru, Kakadu and the Great Barrier Reef.
   Fraser Island is a precious part of Australia’s natural and cultural
      heritage and it is protected for all to appreciate and enjoy.

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Travel Agents Lic. 2TA4811       ABN 49 078 450 996          Travel Comp. Fund 2/7073
DAY 1: THURSDAY 10 JUNE
We leave Bankstown early this morning
and travel north through Carlingford
towards Wyong.
Then on to Karuah for lunch in the park
by the river.
We continue north to Kempsey and to
the Honey Place at Urunga to see the
bees producing honey in their special
glass hive without fear of being stung.
Taste the many different varieties of Pure Australian Honey and browse
among the many ferns, natives, indoor and outdoor plants for sale in the
lush nursery.
Our overnight accommodation is a short walk from Park Beach.
O/N: Royal Palms 6652 4422 Coffs Harbour




DAY 2: FRIDAY 11 JUNE
An early start as we have a long haul ahead of us today.
Just before we leave Coffs behind we travel past the Big Banana and
take a detour to Sealy Lookout for panoramic views of the city, coastline
and hills.
At Lennox Head, have morning tea while looking out over the ocean from
our vantage point 100 or so metres above the sea, to spot porpoises
playing in the surf below.
We travel up the east coast to cross the Queensland/New South Wales
border at Tweed Heads then continue to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast
and our beachside accommodation at Coolum Beach.
O/N: Seacove Resort, Coolum Beach 07 5455 7900

DAY 3: SATURDAY 12 JUNE
An early start today so that we can get to
Eumundi in time to raid the markets and
get the best of the bargains. Eumundi
Markets are Australia's largest market
with an eclectic blend of local arts, crafts
and produce. You will be enchanted with
the sounds of the wonderful musicians
and swoon to the delights of the diverse
cuisine that is available. The art and craft stalls are unique in Australia
and the fresh produce is second to none.
Next, we travel to Noosa for a leisurely cruise up one of the Country’s
most pristine rivers.
When we disembark we can visit cosmopolitan Hastings Street in Noosa
and enjoy the many sidewalk cafes and shop or wander along the beach.
We will return to the motel via the scenic coast road.
O/N: Seacove Resort, Coolum Beach 07 5455 7900
DAY 4: SUNDAY 13 JUNE
This morning we travel via the town of Gympie. Known as the 'Town that
Saved Queensland', Gympie's proud heritage began in 1867 with the
discovery of gold by prospector James Nash at the site now occupied by
the Town Hall. At the time, Queensland was facing bankruptcy due to
drought and the fall in wool prices. However, Nash made the five day
journey down the Mary River from Maryborough and, after digging up 75
ounces of gold in six days, staked his claim.
The Gympie Gold Rush was on, injecting the
boost to the Queensland economy that enabled
the colony to survive.
Visit the Gympie & District Historical & Mining
Museum before continuing on to the riverside
city of Maryborough, where we will spend the
next two nights in our well appointed motel.
The unique city of Maryborough is one of Queensland’s oldest provincial
cities and its history is successfully captured in its beautifully restored
                                             buildings and houses.
                                             In early colonial times it was
                                             the second most important
                                             port on the East Coast of
                                             Australia after Sydney and
                                             at one stage was the rival
                                             for Brisbane as the site for
                                             the new state capital.
                                             After lunch, take a guided
                                             town tour of Maryborough




with Carmel Murdoch aka “Mary
Heritage”. Dressed in 1850’s
period costume, Mary will board
the coach and inform us of the
towns intriguing history.
                              Maryborough has a unique connection to
                              the world’s most famous nanny that no
                              other place can claim. Pamela Lyndon
                              Travers, the author of the well known
                              Mary Poppins novel, was born above a
                              now heritage listed bank building in
                              Maryborough in 1899.
                              The town takes their connection to the
                              nanny very seriously with a life sized
                              bronze statue of Mary Poppins located in
                              Richmond Street. Not to mention the one
                              of a kind Mary Poppins Festival which
                              transforms the town in July each year.
                              O/N: Blue Shade Motel 07 4122 2777


DAY 5: MONDAY 14 JUNE
Fraser Island's World Heritage listing ranks it
with Australia’s Uluru, Kakadu and the Great
Barrier Reef.
Stretching over 123 kilometres along the
southern coast of Queensland and spanning
an area of 184,000 hectares, it is the largest
sand island in the world.
Fraser Island is a precious part of Australia’s
natural and cultural heritage and it is protected
for all to appreciate and enjoy.
A place of exceptional beauty, with its long
uninterrupted white beaches flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs,
and over 100 freshwater lakes, some tea-coloured and others clear and
blue all ringed by white sandy beaches and ancient rainforests that grow
in sand along the banks of fast-flowing, crystal-clear creeks.
Fraser Island is the only place in the world where tall rainforests are
found growing on sand dunes at elevations of over 200 metres. The low
"wallum" heaths on the island are of particular evolutionary and
ecological significance, and provide magnificent wildflower displays in
spring and summer.
The immense sand blows and cliffs of coloured sands are part of the
longest and most complete age sequence of coastal dune systems in the
world and they are still evolving.
This morning we are off to Fraser Island for a full day’s tour.
You might like to wear your costume for swimming as there are no
change room facilities available.
We have a biscuit & a cup of tea, coffee or juice at River Heads wharf,
before boarding the ferry at 8.30am to take us to the world’s largest sand
island.
The whales that frequent Hervey Bay
are increasing in numbers and might
be seen from the ferry.
A four-wheel drive guided tour will take
us around the island.
Take a swim in the crystal clear waters
of Lake McKenzie. There are many
different aspects to Fraser Island, but
the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake
McKenzie makes it probably the most
visited natural site on the island. It is a 'perched' lake, which means it
contains only rainwater, no groundwater, is not fed by streams and does
not flow to the ocean. The sand and organic matter at the base of the
lake form an impervious layer, preventing rainwater from draining away.
The sand here is pure, white silica and is not only beautiful to look at but
feels beautifully soft to walk on. The sand acts as a filter, giving the water
its clarity and helping to make the water so pure it can support very little
life. The blues and greens of the lake are endlessly fascinating and it's
well worth getting up early to look across it in the soft light of dawn.
Explore Central Station, a former forestry camp with huge satinay,
scribbly gum, brush box and kauri trees. Originally established as a
forestry camp when there was logging on Fraser Island, Central Station's
beautiful rainforest area houses a display explaining the development of
the island and its various flora and fauna. Walk along the banks of
Wanggoolba Creek which flows gently and silently through lush rainforest
and travel up famous Seventy-Five Mile Beach to see the coloured sands
of the Pinnacles.
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
runs along most of the east
coast of Fraser Island.
While it may not be the best
place for swimming due to
dangerous currents and
plentiful Tiger sharks, it is
extremely beautiful and has
a number of excellent high-
lights such as the Maheno
Wreck and Ely Creek. Ely
Creek is strikingly clear and
has its own unique and varied wild life.
Stop for a swim in Eli Creek as it flows
swiftly through the dunes out to sea.
Relax and enjoy a hot and cold buffet
lunch at Eurong Beach Resort.
An OPTIONAL (at own expense) flight is
available for those who would like to fly over the island before we return
to our motel.
O/N: Blue Shade Motel 07 4122 2777

DAY 6: TUESDAY 15 JUNE
This morning we take a look around Hervey Bay.
Enjoy morning tea at the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens before heading to
the Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport to catch our Virgin Blue Flight
[DJ1556] that departs at 12:15pm and arrives in Sydney at 2:05pm.
Please ensure that you have your photographic identification such as a
driver’s license or a passport for check in. DO NOT have any nail files,
scissors or sharps on your person or in your carry on luggage.
                                                 MAP IS NOT TO SCALE




   INCLUDES: All meals except where stated otherwise
       (breakfast, morning tea, lunch and dinner),
      Motel accommodation, entry fees and tours.
        Travel is by an air-conditioned coach with
     on board toilet, and reclining, aircraft style seats.
                      ,
The coach has a “kneel” making access to the coach easier.
                  NOTE: PICTURES ARE FOR ILLISTATIVE PURPOSES ONLY.
                 THIS BROCHURE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.




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